Twilight word vomit: A postscript

Monday, 13 April, 2009

My goodness, those were lengthy posts! Thank you for bearing with me and allowing me to get it all out of my system.

I hope I haven't come across as being obsessive about the Twilight saga. I realise that any “normal” person probably wouldn't have spent this much time thinking and writing about them. It's just, for me, the Twilight saga disturbed me (in the Sunshine Constantine sense)—they threw up a lot of issues for me I didn't know I had to deal with. They made me restless and moody and cranky, but it was more because they were causing me to face stuff I didn't really want to face—stuff about being a girl, falling in love, growing up, getting married, etc. In a way, it's a good thing because it means I'll work through my issues instead of ignoring them. It makes me wonder what the books raise for other people—what issues they might need to work through ...

I'm not going to go into depth about my issues here, but one thing I do want to mention is how much I envied Bella. I didn't want to be her (stupidity, clumsiness and all), but I wanted what she had—specifically, relationships (not Ferraris): people who cared about her; close friends; a wonderful man who loved her and was attentive to her, and who always put her needs first above his own; brothers and sisters who got along together and had fun together; independence (financial and otherwise); and so on. I'm sure Meyer's books speak to everyone differently, and that there are different things that attract her readers to them. That's just what it was for me.

Anyway, I'm done now. Here's all the links to the series for future reference:

  1. Initial thoughts on Twilight (book and film)
  2. Thought on marriage (tangentially related to Twilight)
  3. Preface to talking about the books at length
  4. Twilight
  5. New Moon
  6. Eclipse
  7. Breaking Dawn
  8. Postscript

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Would you say that everything that makes you angry is something that has some truth you don’t want to face? or is there something which makes you angry which is ... something you don’t need to face and has no truth.

No, I wouldn’t say that at all. I’d say that most things that cause anger stem from an unrealistic expectation of something that I have turned into an idol. That’s not the price wording, but I got it from Robert Jones’s Uprooting Anger.

So your saying that things which anger you, or people in general, are things which you turned into a idol and worship that rather than God?
I think anger is a good thing sometimes, can’t we say that there is such as thing as righteous anger where its appropriate to be angry sometimes and to express it, but knowing how to control the expression of it is the important thing as it depends mostly on the consequence and whether the consequence meets our expectation and desires. Remember Jesus got angry in the temple when they are selling good etc. Sometimes its not appropriate and gets the wrong result.

See my email.

This blog is not the place to be discussing this subject—especially as the subject of my post was not anger.


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