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Post-Exam Ramble with Vampires and the Big O

I can’t blog much tonight. My calculus final exam today drained the energy out of me, just like Edward Cullen from “Twilight” could drain the blood out of me. At least in that way, the two experiences are alike, but getting drained by Edward would probably be more fun. Well, except for dying or turning into a vampire, which the movie doesn’t make out to be so bad.

Not that I think movies are reality, or that vampires are reality, for that matter. The last movie to be totally realistic was probably “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.” 🙂

Am I allowed to ramble? This blog is called “Rinth’s Ramblings,” so I guess so. I still think that the final scene of “Twilight” is one of the most romantic moments ever. Bella offers herself to Edward. She wants him to do it. And you know he wants it, too. But he loves her so much that he just kisses her tenderly. I hope I didn’t spoil that for anyone.

Sometimes I wonder what the fascination is with vampires. I’ve heard that you never feel more alive than when you’re close to death. Maybe that’s part of it. Another part is that fictional vampires are always incredibly good-looking and seductive. They offer you something that both terrifies and excites you.

Then of course, there’s the element of romantic and sexual surrender, which could never be more complete than when you offer your neck to Edward Cullen so he can drink your blood. The symbolism of that part isn’t too hard to figure out.

The French call having an orgasm “la petite mort,” meaning “the little death.” We don’t actually die, of course. But for a few moments, we yield ourselves, our bodies, and our minds completely to the experience.

Okay, that was a pretty weird ramble. We started with calculus and ended up with orgasms. Is there a lesson in there somewhere?

Maybe someone smarter than me will know what it is.

Three weeks from Monday and it’s back to my regular school. It’ll be good to rest up after the summer. 🙂

Copyright 2009 by Rinth de Shadley.

  1. Cass
    August 14, 2009 at 5:49 am

    lol did you read the series?

    • Rinth
      August 14, 2009 at 3:17 pm

      I read the first book and liked it a lot, but enjoyed the movie even more. Some of my friends are total fanatics about the books, of course.

      • Cass
        August 14, 2009 at 3:58 pm

        Well I read all the books and think the 1st wasn’t even close to the best. I recommend reading the rest of the series. It was great! And I am in my thirties! lol

  2. alysonman
    August 16, 2009 at 5:08 am

    twilight, eh? hahaha, my friend dragged me along to see it on opening night.
    anyway, you have math tests in the summer? :/

    • Rinth
      August 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Alyson! Yeah, my math test was for summer school.

      Did you like Twilight? Edward Cullen could bite my neck any time. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my blog!

  3. August 27, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Ugh, twilight is anti-feminist drivel. Small town sparkly 100+ year old virgin vampires only appeal to Bella No Life/No Brain.

    Laura Hamilton’s Anita Blake series is way better, until book 9, where it degrades to Mary Sue porn.

    Yasmine Galenorn’s Sisters of the moon series is pretty good too, it even features a half-faerie/human were Tabby as well as vampires who eat perverts.

    Kim Harrision’s Hallow series beats them all, Ivy Tamwood would eat Edward/Bella after she rammed broomsticks up their butts and set them on fire.

    The only thing creepy about Twilight is control freak Edward obsession with No-Brain Bella.

    • Rinth
      August 27, 2009 at 1:35 am

      I can’t argue with anything you said. You’re right. I can only hang my head in shame because I really did like “Twilight” and I still do. Simone de Beauvoir would slap my face, and I wouldn’t try to duck.

      But be fair to Bella: maybe she’s not as smart as Hillary Clinton, but she’s not stupid, and she’s very brave. My biggest complaint about her would be that she defines herself in terms of Edward, which is the kind of thing we’re fighting against. But when you’re in love, you go a little crazy like that. I do, anyway.

      By the way, thank you so much for the book suggestions! I will look at those.

    • Rinth
      August 27, 2009 at 5:15 pm

      I just ordered “Dead Witch Walking.” It looks awesome. Thanks again for the tips.

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