Monday, March 30, 2009

Say It Ain't So

Twilight Board Game


Why was it so much cooler to love Twilight before it became...everywhere? I used to get such a thrill when I would be somewhere in public and overhear someone talking about the books. I would want to run over and hug the person and say that I was part of the club, too. But ever since the movie came out, everyone is part of the club. Now it's like, "Oh, yeah, Twilight."

I was walking through Walmart the other night, the first time in a very long time oddly enough, and I was browsing the accessories section as I always do, when I stumbled across an entire section of Twilight memorabilia. T-shirts, bags, dog tags, bracelets, key chains, you name it. And I would have thought it was really exciting and bought something...if it wasn't at Walmart. Instead I walked away, shaking my head disgustedly (but still secretly wanting the bag with the Cullen crest on it).

It's been cheapened for me. Walmart? Really? Twilight just became the new High School Musical. Pretty soon tween girls will be toting Twilight lunch boxes to school in their Twilight backpacks.

Can't we just go back to the days when only the cool people knew about Twilight? And by "cool people" I mean me and Stephenie Meyer.

8 comments:

Stacia said...

I saw the Team Edward and Team Jacob bags tonight when I was at Walmart. There have been things that I loved before they got "cool" and wanted everyone to know, I was an Original Fan!

Noelle said...

oh man, come on down to utah and see how it's REALLY done. it's not just walmart, it's every single grocery store/mall/7-11. etc etc. it's absolutely everywhere. everywhere. be glad you live there where you can hide from it if you don't go to walmart. here, not so much.

Amy J. said...

Oh man, I am soooo sorry. Your poor, innocent Twilight has been seduced by the thing that we call marketing. Such a shame. (Do you want me to sneak back to Walmart and buy you the crest bag for your birthday?)

Lauren said...

Can I be a cool person too?! ;)

ashley said...

Alicia, I loved this post. I've actually been feeling recently the disgust from the Twilight marketing too. The other day, some people were talking about Twilight and what it has become and I actually felt somewhat "ashamed" for my inner love for all-things-Twilight...(but don't spread this around, if you tell anyone I might deny it!) ;) It's just changed so much since the beginning...I don't know...people around here talk about Twilight like it's the plague! Well I'm off to Walmart to go buy the game!

Kimberly Brianne said...

Hey Alicia! It's kind of a good thing you didn't buy the bag. I bought the same one and can't take it out because it attracts all sorts of fuzz, cat hair, human hair, and anything else it can pick up. I have to lint roll it every time i want to go somewhere. It's frustrating!

Amy said...

lol... you crack me up!

A&M Butterworth & Co. said...

i guess im one of those "tag alongs" cause i am JUST starting to read the books...dont get me wrong, ive enjoyed them so far! i was honestly turned off by them at first cause of all the buzz about them...i think ur right though, its almost like too much a good thing almost makes it not-so-good anymore!