Literally on Fox News
I’ve figured that Twilight is not that annoying to me. I don’t care if people find Twilight|book or the Twilight|movie the best series of which ever. I don’t care if they call it worst also, as I am fully secure of my personal taste. I know a few absolute suckers for this kind of “romance,” but they’re way cooler than what’s expected. But as for people going beyond fandom by dressing (and acting) like vampires/werewolves, I lay my ground to reevaluate.
I found the following video which documents an interesting new clique in San Antonio, Texas. They’re not the popular kids, nor geek, nor hipsters. They maybe inclined to look emo or goth but they say they’re totally not. They’ are of course, hold your horses now (or for this one, herd of sheep), THE WOLF PACK.
The fascination with werewolves dates back to the 19-30’s, with popular movies starring Lon Chaney, Jr. More recently, movies like Van Helsing and the Twilight series have captured the attention of teenagers. They may not be mutating from man to wolf, but Northside school district counselors warn these teens are experiencing transformations of their own: from childhood to adulthood. [Kens5News]
I didnt know Twilight helped convinced these teens into wearing fake fangs, canine tails and spooky contacts. They claim they’re not “posers” but just being normal people seeking fun. Hmm, I still don’t get it. Attention-whorage has been an issue for me lately.
Anyway, I’m thankful enough that in high school, I wasn’t part of the losers’ club, modesty aside. And before you shove your monitor with your bony fist if I say I was also kind of popular then, I’ll shut up. High school in the States, based from the suburban settings in American Pie, Mean Girls and the likes, I’ve deemed is amusingly ridiculous. You’ve got all sorts of cliques around and everyone would just accept it without even trying to actualize the word “versatility.” One of the wolf-kid’s mother says that she accepts his son no matter what, AND she’s more than a meter standing away from him. Wait till she realizes that her son’s allowance has drained down due to eye-liners and she’ll file a TRO altogether.
The wolf pack may have contributed something to self-expression but when things go wrong and like the a kid in the vid who abducted a dog and rummaged his skull for, I dunno– satisfaction, I can’t help from creeping myself out.
Unless, you know, if they were bad-ass like Wolverine I wouldn’t care much.