My child's view of his WOHM

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Registered: 03-31-2003
My child's view of his WOHM
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Sat, 05-30-2009 - 7:29pm

Those of you who recognize me know that I've participated on this board for many many years (less often of late).

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 1:20am

The funniest thing about "Twilight" is that it got slapped with a 15+ rating in Sweden, which meant that no child under 15 could see it even if accompanied by an adult. Since that essentially wiped out the entire target audience for the movie, I don't think it did too well at the box office ;-).

I ended up seeing it on a flight (I was desperate for some kind of entertainment at that point), and I couldn't understand how it had possibly earned a 15+ rating.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 4:35am
The ratings board is staffed entirely by parents of tweens who would rather remove their nipples with a fork than sit through it? ;)

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Registered: 04-22-2009
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 5:33am
having a special needs child I know first-hand how difficult all of this type of stuff can be.
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Registered: 08-29-2002
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 6:54am

I have to say that's the most reasonable explanation I've heard yet ;).

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 7:02am

Thank you. I really appreciate. And knowing what you, Laura, and others on this board

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 7:07am
It is a strange mix of a violent/adult theme but written with no profanity, very traditional sexual content, and the vampires are "nice".
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Wed, 06-03-2009 - 7:09am
I don't think the actor they chose to play Edward fits my image of him at all.
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Registered: 08-29-2002
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 7:16am

I ended up reading the series last summer, thanks to a bunch of nieces who were obsessed with it. You summarized the series perfectly. The strangest thing for me is that the books are apparently quite popular with Swedish male teens (on the young end of the teen spectrum). I would have thought they would appeal strictly to girls.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 11:01am

I'm so sorry to hear that your family is going through this.


PumpkinAngel

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Wed, 06-03-2009 - 2:03pm

My older son read them last summer. It cracked me up because he had spent countless hours teasing his friends who are girls about their twilight obsession, then at one point in the summer I guess he got bored enough to try the first one. He didn't have any money to buy the books, and the library had months-long wait lists for them, so we were doing things like, "Mom, Julia is coming into town because she has a piano lesson and said she'd bring Book 3 if we meet her at her piano teacher's house at 3:15. Can we? Please?"

I don't think he saw the movie, and he denies liking the books if anyone asks, but he was pretty desperate to finish the series at one point last year!