A Defense of Twilight

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  1. Ben says:

    Can that really be called a defense, though? Not to sound like too much of a tweeded misanthrope, but it's not particularly difficult to resonate with readers or watchers. By that measure, Cosmo and Glamour are periodicals of staggering importance.

    • Charles says:

      Well, I think the point is that Meyer is addressing real and important issues to young women, and doing it in a way that resonates. The question to ask is whether she’s resonating with depth.

      Matt Chandler used to talk a lot about the difference between “engaging” and “engaging with content.” I think that’s the difference between an author like Meyer and CosmoGirl; the latter is just trying to grab and hold attention, the former is trying to do something with it.

    • Charles says:

      Well, I think the point is that Meyer is addressing real and important issues to young women, and doing it in a way that resonates. The question to ask is whether she's resonating with depth.

      Matt Chandler question to ask is whether she's resonating with depth.

      Matt Chandler used to talk a lot about the difference between "engaging" and "engaging with content." I think that's the difference between an author like Meyer and CosmoGirl; the latter is just trying to grab and hold attention, the former is trying to do something with it.

  2. Charles says:

    Well, I think the point is that Meyer is addressing real and important issues to young women, and doing it in a way that resonates. The question to ask is whether she's resonating with depth.

    Matt Chandler used to talk a lot about the difference between "engaging" and "engaging with content." I think that's the difference between an author like Meyer and CosmoGirl; the latter is just trying to grab and hold attention, the former is trying to do something with it.

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