Twilight.  Twilight, Twilight, Twilight.  Stephanie Meyer.  Vampires.

Now that we have the link baiting out of the way (hello Twilight fans), here’s a bit of news that will excite all of those that are finding this article thanks to our mad SEO skillz – Twilight author Stephanie Meyer will be featured in the October issue of Bluewater Productions’ Female Force.

“We chose Stephenie Meyer to be one of the subjects for Female Force because her voice is one for a new generation. Now people will find out the history of how she created this series, as well as her life story,” said Darren G. Davis, Bluewater Productions’ publisher.

Female Force: Stephanie Meyer is scheduled to be released in October as a lead up to the next installment of the Twilight movie.

via Diamond Comic Distributors

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13 Comments

  1. JB
    July 22, 2009 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    Seems a bit strange to see a book called “Female Force” revolve around Meyer…

    I mean, from what I’ve heard (no I haven’t read the book), Bella isn’t a very strong female character…A good number of critics point out the fact that she’s pretty much being bossed around by Edward (who struck me as a very creepy and overprotective stalker, btw…).

    I don’t know, I’m not an expert on all things Twilight, but the fact just seemed odd to me when I saw the entry.

  2. lifeisaglitch
    July 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    @JB

    Dude i had the same point… she is literally carried around by the other characters in the book… I mean come on O_o Why back in my day we had scary vampires and strong female leads not Count Glittula and girlie girl McWimpson.

    Theory: Stephenie Meyer is Joss Whedons evil twin, who was absorbed into his body while in the womb. A few years ago she escaped and swore to ruin his lifes work by writing BAD female characters and making Vampires UNcool…which she then did surprisingly well.

  3. Fredy
    July 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm — Reply

    You got it right JB.

    Feminists hate the book for portraying most of the female characters as half a person, most craving some kind of family, babies or husbands and pushing their lives aside for that great role of being some kind of mother. That and obvious pedophile vibes that reeked from her last book “Breaking Dawn”. Just because she’s famous and has millions of fans and millions of dollars…doesn’t make her a great writer. Yeah.

  4. Big Money B.G.
    July 22, 2009 at 7:04 pm — Reply

    Damn it, when did the wannabe-depressed, hug each other while they cry Emo kids get to decide what makes a good vampire movie?! Are their legions really that great?!

    What’s sad is that a bazillion impressionable teenage girls who already idolize these characters will think that’s how they need to act. We’ve got an Emoized 1950’s on our hands!

    “Woman, get back in the kitchen and microwave me some Hot Pockets!” they’ll shout as My Chemical Romance plays in the background, lights dimmed and fingernails shiny black…

  5. Salieri
    July 22, 2009 at 8:40 pm — Reply

    Meyer could be seen as a feminist force because she got hundreds of young women to read, openly wrote about themes such as love and sex, and made a dhitload while doing it.

    However, like J.K. Rowling before her, she isn’t really a very notable writer, and has done more damage to feminism with her male-worshipping marraige-focusing vampires-look-like-jewel-studded-adonis’ torture-wank-literature than the above could possibly make up for. Writers who are good, but don’t make much money, don’t get this kind of treatment – does anyone recognise T. A. Lindqvist’s “Let The Right One In” as the superior work on exactly the same subject? No, partly because he’s Swedidh and partly because the Cullenites will stab you.

    And following that train of thought, I’d be willing to bet the majority of women in this series are just as much there due to their celeb status. You’re not going to see “Female Forces: Benezir Bhutto” this year or the next. And it is a damn shame…or, given the apparent tastes or lack thereof displayed by the editors of this series…perhaps fortunate.

  6. lifeisaglitch
    July 22, 2009 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    @Salieri

    “Female Forces: Benezir Bhutto”

    I laughed…and then i felt sorta sad…and then i laughed again because of the alliteration.

  7. ~wyntermute~
    July 22, 2009 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Yeah. This is purely designed to get Twi-Teens to “buy our comix”. I’d offer up insight, but most of y’all got the salient points covered nicely. I guess the only thing I wanna add is that “Female Forces: Beyonce” is no doubt the next one they’re working on.

  8. July 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm — Reply

    I figure anything DESIGNED to expand the readership of comics can’t be all bad.

    And fans of Twilight, be they emo kids or not, have as much right to love what they love as anyone else, especially given the tendencies in our own beloved art form to be sexist, exclusionary, or ridiculous.

  9. Rodrigo
    July 23, 2009 at 1:19 am — Reply

    I’m just waiting on the big Female Force crossover with Hilary Clinton… now THAT is horror.

  10. July 23, 2009 at 4:32 am — Reply

    We chose Stephenie Meyer to be one of the subjects for Female Force because her voice is one for a new generation.

    And speaking as a woman in this “new generation”, thanks so much for choosing a pompous idiot who can’t write and has creepy ideas of romance (“You cut my brakes to keep me from seeing another man? Wow, you much really love me!”). Glad to know feminism accomplished so much.

    I agree with Salieri – they’re going to be choosing shallow celebrities instead of actual, valid female leaders like Benezir Bhutto. And Matthew, if people have the sacred & holy right to enjoy these “books”, I have the same right to mock them mercilessly for reading such worthless crap.

    • July 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm — Reply

      And Matthew, if people have the sacred & holy right to enjoy these “books”, I have the same right to mock them mercilessly for reading such worthless crap.

      Never said sacred. :) And yes, you absolutely do have that right.

      But it always kinda bothers me when we, as those who enjoy what is (honestly) a niche market hobby, talk down on people whose hobbies are no less nichey. Is Twilight any less pompous or sexist than Frank Miller’s ‘All-Star Batman And Robin?” Is it any more or less skewed in terms of sexual politics than Secret Six or even Sandman? After all, Morpheus locked up the woman he loved because she refused to tell him he was wonderful and perfect and awesome forever and ever.

      Having never read the Twilight novels, I can’t give any assessment thereof, but I can tell you that I see a lot of instances where MY house, as a comics fan, is remarkably clear and breakable. :)

  11. janna
    July 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm — Reply

    Must fight urge to buy this… train wreck value to great to resist…

  12. ~wyntermute~
    July 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm — Reply

    Matthew: I dunno if we’re crapping on it because it’s niche, or if because it’s universally reviled by everybody who ISN’T a fan. Like, yeah, there are people who poop on comics and statuettes and trading cards, but in some cases will be forced to admit there are fine examples of graphic art, sculpture, or visual design. Stephanie Meyer doesn’t really provide a broad enough body of work to actually raise the odds of “finding good with the bad” above ‘infinitesimal’ , and her bad is apparently putrid. Like, I haven’t read the books either, but my vampires don’t glitter. Sure, there are examples of bad in comics, or questionable taste areas, like you mentioned. But in this case, as in your examples, we are taking issue with the perception of the work of a particular author. If we were saying “Ugh. Everything in the tween-vampire-romance novel genre is terrible”, we’d be more guilty of rock-throwing, I think. Besides, I don’t think anybody proclaimed comic books to be perfect, but that’s beside the point. To judge “Twilight” does not, I think, violate any judgement-passing guidelines. That’s all I’m saying. :) To each their own, even if it sucks. But I reserve the right to say it sucks. ;)

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