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This is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Reaver, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Reaver

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    To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Twilight, the author - whose name escapes me at the moment - re-released the first novel with genderswapped roles for the main characters. So Bella is now a boy - Beau (how original) - and Edward is a girl, Edythe. Of course, fans are going nuts.

    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/10/0...ht-leads-genders-10th-anniversary-bonus-story

    I just...Why? Why is this even a thing? I got on Twitter for the first time in like a month and this is the first thing I see on my feed. This shit right here.

    This reminds me of a conversation I had with my mother a few days ago. I was complaining about why people like to buy/watch garbage and she said "You know if you wrote garbage you'd be rich by now."

    Apparently she's right.
     
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    I can't believe I read your entire post, I thought there was a punchline coming.

    I feel nothing but disappointment.
     
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    What kind of punchline were you expecting?
     
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    People love this shit. Just like people like to know what's going on with those useless cretins known as the Kardashians.
     
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    Punchline.. Hmm..

    They all forgot: Bella WAS 9 months pregnant when she turned male! :(


     
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    I really don't understand that either. Or people who watch reality TV. My mom watches reality TV. She records all the eps of her favorite shows and then just sits and binge watches them. It's disgusting. It's why I don't watch TV with her.
     
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    I have no idea either, it's kind of sad really, each to their own I guess. But, it's a shame that actual interesting and factual TV will never get the attention it deserves as long as we have clowns like the Kardashians on the TV all hours of the day.
     
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    My sister has a theory that people are drawn to the drama of reality TV bc they enjoy dysfunction. The usual viewing audience enjoys drama but either lacks it in their own life or is so familiar with it that they just gravitate to reality TV bc they can relate to the characters.

    I'm wondering if that applies to people who read stuff like Twilight. Is your life so boring that you have to buy a book about poorly written characters acting out some woman's wet dreams just to get a little bit of a thrill?

    Don't answer that.
     
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    We already know the answer to that :humble:

    I worry about future generations, the dumbing down of society is already very apparent and a lot of that blame can be put on the mind numbing trash they show on TV. But you're right, for a lot of people it's relatable and also an escape from their rather dull existence.
     
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    In the UK a lot of this come s down to people being forced via taxation to pay for chavs to breed and sit round on Facebook all day doing fuck all.
     
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    Indeed, I'm from the UK so know all about this, the benefits system has many many flaws.
     
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    To get back on topic - don't you think it's interesting that a story about twilight was at the top of your feed? C'mon, be honest. You were down there at midnight for the premiere, weren't you?
     
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    Yes. I was. I am so ashamed. I'm busted.

    Really I'm just mad bc I stood in line for 8 hours only to find out it was sold out. In my rage I made this thread on BHW.

    I'm a bad person.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    VERY smart move, marketing wise. An LGBT version of Conan the Barbarian would be fun :D
     
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    I just spit my Coke all over my screen. Thanks Jazz.
     
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