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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Hello friends! Wanted to post my paper topic for helpful commentary too! So, eyerolls aside, I'm working on writing my paper about how "The Coldest Girl in Coldtown" by Holly Black (in Strahan) is the anti-Twilight. I say again, the ANTI-Twilight. So no gooey sparkly vampiry stuff here. Rereading the story has really highlighted how grim Black's vampire world is. It's pretty dark and the romanticism of being a vampire and such is definitely not present. What caught my attention the most (without ruining the fun of my class presentation tomorrow) is the constant reference to becoming a vampire as "the infection" and the constant use of words like "poison" and "outbreak", which makes it sound more like Ebola or something (I think we talked somewhat about this in class and how it was what made the story "science fiction" which is another HUGE difference from Twilight).