December 2nd, 2009


Twilight Of The Vampires

Well, I Suppose It Had To Happen

Forty years ago or so, the people at the Harvard Lampoon published a parody called Bored of the Rings. The faithful were properly offended, but it was funny -- and the sucker's still in print! So back in the late 60s and early 70s, every college and high school student was reading LOTR. If lightning were to strike again, what meme would be attacked in 2009? Why yes, it's:

About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

Yes, the Harvard Lampoon has done a novel of Belle Goose falling in sort-of vampire-lusting love of Edwart Mullen, a computer geek who actually isn't a vampire, no matter how much Belle wants him to be. No, I haven't read Nightlight, or Twilight for that matter, but I thought I'd pass on the info. (grin)

I read about this in The Chronicle of Higher Education, but their online article is subscription based, so I won't link it here. Amazingly, this is a work of about a dozen people -- and the article mentioned that it was accidentally dumped into the Recycle bin for two days before someone noticed it and saved it. Ooh, vampire love and destiny -- this is the novel which had to be told! (eyerolls)

Let's hear it for parody. (But will it still be in print in 2049?) (Only time will tell)

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