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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

That TWILIGHT parody is making me roll with laughter

I was at my favorite bookstore yesterday looking for some nice reads. While going through the piles, I noticed a small, thin, black book which looked too familiar and quite similar to the Twilight. I'm talking about the 'Nightlight', a parody of Twilight.

I got curious so I grabbed it and read the synopsis at the back. 

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About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me. 

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight. Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive? 

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places. 

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Hahahahaha!!!!!!!! This is crazy. I got to have this book!!!!

I managed to read few pages of the first chapter and can't help but chuckle at the satirical lines. Okay. I  know that my sense of humor is shallow. I laugh easily even at the slightest, stupidiest joke. But I really, really, really have to have this book! I was secretly praying that yesterday was payday so I can take it home with me. But since I'm a genius (at least my closest friends think that I am) I thought of downloading it, and........ guess what? I GOT A COPY!!! Yayyyy!!!

For someone who was able to read the whole Twilight saga and HAVE watched the film more than once, this is something to look forward. Both twilight haters and lovers would surely laugh at this one and I so hate myself for finding about it just yesterday. It was published November of last year, ha! See how outdated I am???

Anyhoo, here's an excerpt from the book :

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" It was then that I saw him. He was sitting at a table all by himself, not even eating. He had an entire tray of baked potatoes in front of him and still, he did not touch a single one. How could a human have his pick of baked potatoes and resist them all? Even odder, he hadn’t noticed me, Belle Goose, future Academy Award winner.

A computer sat before him on the table. He stared intently at the screen, narrowing his eyes into slits and concentrating those slits on the screen as if the only thing that mattered to him was physically dominating that screen. He was muscular, like a man who could pin you up against the wall as easily as a poster, yet lean, like a man who would rather cradle you in his arms. He had reddish, blonde-brown hair that was groomed heterosexually. He looked older than the other boys in the room—maybe not as old as God or my father, but certainly a viable replacement. Imagine if you took every woman’s idea of a hot guy and averaged it out into one man. This was that man.

“What is that?” I asked, knowing that whatever it was it wasn’t avian.

“That’s Edwart Mullen,” Lucy said.

Edwart. I had never met a boy named Edwart before. Actually, I had never met any human named Edwart before. It was a funny sounding name. Much funnier than Edward.

As we sat there, gazing at him for what seemed like hours but couldn’t have been more than the entire lunch period, his eyes suddenly flicked toward me, slithering over my face and boring into my heart like fangs. Then in a flash they went back to glowering at that screen. 

“He moved here two years ago from Alaska,” she said.

So not only was he pale like me, but he was also an outsider from a state that begins with an “A.” I felt a surge of empathy. I had never felt a connection like this before.

“That boy’s not worth your time,” she said wrongly. “Edwart doesn’t date.” 

I smirked inwardly and snorted outwardly. So, I would be his first girlfriend. "

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4 comments:

Mishieru said...

Hahaha! That is really something funny. Hmmm, this post made me remember one of my resolutions, to have a good read. Got to hit the bookstore really soon...

The Girl Who Loves to Whine said...

Ha ha! This is great! I want to go buy it right now!

MamaTink said...

I have to go find this! Sounds hysterical!

Gnetch said...

I totally gotta get this book. Dang!

 

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