Before I had any right to dismiss Twihards or criticize the psychologically unhealthy relationship model that Bella Swan and Edward Cullen present, I felt obliged to read the books. So I did. All four novels, one novella, and an incomplete document in portable format. The content lived down to my expectations, but I was unprepared for how poorly crafted the saga is. Contact:

23rd September 2012

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Tagged: ''Whatever'' Dana accused.Awkward phrasingDialogue TagsShe wrote that with a straight face.Wonder of wonders -- I challenged you to do something in this post without labeling it and you still knew what was going're doing it wrong.When you reblog the typo it's like getting the limited edition.

16th January 2012

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Tagged: Dialogue TagsI have officially gone to the scary place.It's not even about the writing. Now it's like the bookish equivalent of collecting Pez dispensers.NOT comprehensive (i.e. I left some dialogue tags out)exclusively from New MoonOh... she has a thesaurus all right.

14th January 2012

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These are from New Moon exclusively.
To see the Twilight compilations: mumble, murmur, mutter.

Tagged: Dialogue TagsDo your Auntie Dana a favor: ENUNCIATE!New MumbleNew MurmurNew MutterWhyyylight?These are from New Moon exclusively.

19th September 2011

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Tagged: Dialogue TagsThat just happened.Unintentionally hilarioussomehow injecting a leer into this tagTHE MORE REASONABLE SHADOW

2nd August 2011

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Tagged: Dialogue TagsShut up and let them talk.Where would you rank the conversation on a pH scale?

2nd May 2011

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Tagged: Those are in order, by the way.Dialogue TagsNM pp 261-272I posted with a glorious attempt at mockery.whisper whisper snap snap hiss hiss DEMAND DEMAND

13th April 2011

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Tagged: repeat repeat, beat beatDialogue TagsYou can tell when she's on a roll with a technique.

9th March 2011

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Tagged: Calm yo'self.connotation v. denotationvocabularyDialogue TagsRight word; right time

3rd March 2011

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Tagged: Dialogue TagsDon't be so hastypremature punctuationTwilightpunctuation

21st February 2011

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Tagged: Dialogue Tagsquotey fingers ftw

27th November 2010

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27th November 2010

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Tagged: Dialogue TagsHe saidShe said

10th October 2010

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Tagged: no really - shut the fuck updialogue tagsI'm still trying to figure out how to smile with my eyes; Jessica is a facial-expression ninja with her informative eyes

11th September 2010

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Tagged: goat surprise partyTwilightStephenie Meyerinappropriate vocabularydialogue tagsbrain hurt now