Twilight (and false ideas of what love is)

We all know that Hollywood and trashy books over-romanticize love and relationships. Many people (read, mostly teenage girls) see this "perfect" guy in the big screen, who always does the right thing and who always says the right thing and then wonder why their significant other can't compare. Sorry girls, but there's a reason why they call all this fiction. But then, every once in a while, a book or a movie comes along that just takes things to a whole other level of ridiculousness. Yes, I'm talking about the Twilight saga.

This whole series just takes romanticism into the realms of creepy and disturbing. And why are girls swooning over this? A few examples, but oh, there are so many.

#1-Edward watches Bella sleep

Hey, remember that guy in your science class? Yeah, well every night after you fall asleep  he sneaks into your room and watches you sleep. Now how in the world is that romantic? A real, reasonable person would react by calling the cops and screaming off the top of their lungs. If you are one of those girls who for some reason (read, mental disorder) found this romantic, let me know and I'll hire some guy to sneak into your room and watch you sleep. You let me know if you find it romantic then.

#2-A 20 year-old falls in love with a baby

Yup, you read that right. After a very disturbing pregnancy and an even more disturbing birth (more on that later), Jacob, the werewolf, sees Renesmee for the first time and "imprints" on her. In other words, he has the hots for a newborn baby. If that's not pedophilia, then I don't know what is. "Hey guys, don't worry, I'll take care of your little girl..." If I was a reasonable adult in the Twilight universe, I would have gone straight for the silver bullets.

#3-The world's most painful C-Section

If you think your birth story sucked, then you have no idea what pain is. While the aforementioned Renesmee is still in the womb, she pretty much tries to kill her mother. Bella is in terrible pain and she's dying. The baby needs to come out, so what does Edward do? Well, what any rational man would do, he performs an emergency C-Section with HIS TEETH. You read that last statement correctly. If Stephenie Meyer wasn't a Mormon, I would say she was on crack when she wrote this.


Ladies (and some gentlemen) please, don't get sucked in by all these false notions of what love is. Love is not a stalker, or a pedophile, and definitely not someone who bites your skin off. True love is much more beautiful and complex than what the movies portray. Want to know what true love is like? Open your Bible once in a while and you'll find the answer.

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