Anti-Twilight Week

AntiTwilightBannerThe Twilight Saga: New Moon hits theaters on November 20th.  In preparation for this momentous occasion, I am planning an Anti-Twilight Week for my blog.  And I want you all to join in!

Do you have something to say about Bella Swan and Edward Cullen’s physically and emotionally abusive relationship?  Do you want to speak out about the evils of complete and total interdependency? Does Stephenie Meyer’s abuse of the English language make you want to assault her with a grammar handbook? Is there just something about Meyer’s contribution to making vampires OMG AWESOME that rubs you the wrong way?

Then Professor Beej’s Anti-Twilight Week is your chance to sound off.  If you have beef with Twilight, let the world know.  And remember, Anti-Twilight Week is not limited to just the movies and books; if you are disgusted by merchandising or any other part of the sparkling vampire fad, it’s fair game.

All you have to do is prepare a 500-1200 word post and email me through my contact form, and we’ll hash out the details.  Include any bio, by-line, and backlink you’d like me to include, and you’re set.  It’s that easy!

So to  get those creative juices flowing and kick off Anti-Twilight Week, enjoy this post about subversion in Twilight.

Not a writer? Not a problem!  You can still do your part to prevent the spread of Twilight.  You can share this post on Facebook or share it on Twitter to get the word out.

Anti-Twilight Week consists of the following posts:

The Twilight Saga: A Boy’s Perspective

A Girl’s Perspective on The Twilight Saga

Dear Twilight: No, YOU Hang Up

Don’t Touch that Book, or Why Twilight is NOT for Girls

Anti-Edward Cullen: A Treatise

Stephenie Meyer’s Writing is an Insult to Fanfic

Twilight: An Outsider’s Perspective

Image Courtesy of Mrs_Camui.

By B.J. Keeton

B.J. KEETON is a writer, teacher, and runner. When he isn't trying to think of a way to trick Fox into putting Firefly back on the air, he is either writing science fiction, watching an obscene amount of genre television, or looking for new ways to integrate fitness into his geektastic lifestyle. He is also the author of BIRTHRIGHT and co-author of NIMBUS. Both books are available for Amazon Kindle.


  1. You know my stand on this sort of thing from the linked article. I’m afraid I don’t know enough about the particulars of Twilight to properly ream it, however. There are some lines I just won’t cross, and while I’d probably have a bit of fun tearing it to shreds, I don’t want to have to bleach my brain afterward.

    So, full steam forward on the fun week! 🙂
    .-= Tesh´s last blog ../Salute =-.

  2. I have not even read Twilight. But all I have seen is that it jumped the bandwaggon of an disturbing trend to generate terribly clichéd romance literature in a fantasy setting with vampires.

    Before that, it was restricted to handsome guys from the scottish highlands biting buxom bitches in the neck lovingly. 😉

    Vampire literature has gone a long way … down. IMO, of course. I usually enjoy most literary genres and I am generally opposed to genre-bashing. But Gothic fiction has not deserved this rather bland contemporary side strain inspired by it.

    P.S.: Twilight was not that successful in Germany, but the quite similar fantasy subgenre I described is flowering…

  3. i found twlight or dimlight to be quiet unintelligent… wish it never was around… why cant kilds watch doctor who and listen to things like mozart… and why oh why must girls like being bitten.. i find it quiet scary….

  4. It’s really cracking me up that your anti-twilight blogs have Twilight merchandise ads at the top.

    1. I just became a fan. Thanks for sharing the link. I hope it’s okay that I shared the link to this post on the wall for other members to make their way here.

  5. we are convinced that effective anti twilight work demands the strenght of an advanced class standpoint and has to seek its full integration into the global struggle of the toiling working masses for sexual liberation, union`s rights, free health care and gender equality.

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