Thursday, January 8, 2009


I think that movies should either bend my reality, by showing me things that I could never imagine, or stick to what they know and follow the norm especially when it comes to “fantasy”.

The thing with vampires is that they not only have their own folklore or legends, they have folklore or legends within the entertainment industry as well. There are certain characteristics that viewers and readers have come to expect from a vampire. Buffy and Angel was my favourite version of the vampire and quite good shows in my opinion. Each book, show, movie that is about vampires always tries to take a different spin on the story. And so did Twilight.

I read the book first before I watched the movie. And I was surprised at how much I liked the book and that I actually finished it. (Academics have somewhat destroyed my ability to do light reading, so I tend to start a book but never finish it). The author’s vampire is uncomplicated and beautiful. Which is a throwback to the original version of the vampire, I think. Dracula who was good looking, dark, mysterious and hypnotising. But the shimmering skin in the book and the movie was a bit hard for me to swallow.

I think they did a very good job of the movie. I do understand that the main audience is teenagers so it has its moments of ‘simplicity’. I was able to really enjoy it without thinking that it was corny. Everyone that was cast fit the roles perfectly. And Edward is very cute.

I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series and for the next movies to come out.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Beard or Beer Bottle

Whether it is the beer bottle you hold
Or the Beard you grow
You will stand
For 500 000 years
You will stand
In blistering heat
Waiting for judgement

Whether you point a gun for freedom
Or enslavement
You will stand
For 500 000 years
You will stand

I am not saying do not believe in the Mercy of your Lord
I am saying that it does not matter
Whether you believe
Or if you don’t
Because we will stand
For 500 000 years
We will stand and wait for judgement

So do not judge your brother
Whether he holds a bear bottle
Or grows a beard

But do not think you can point a gun
For whatever reason
And not be accountable
For we will all stand
Side by side
Waiting for judgement
By the Creator of all things