We all have a right to our own preferences and opinions but I guess it is just my preference and opinion that what I find to be pathetic are those who love to hate and trash talk the creative work of other people. I cannot help but wonder if they think that by this they lift themselves up and think they are better or comparible in some way, but in reality that haven't created anything or done anything comparable -- thus it seems rather pathetic to me.
I hate this argument, it's so weak sauce! Because someone doesn't create something comparable they can't have an opinion? Rubbish!
That contradicts what I said. So what you say here is indeed rubbish.
But considering the following I will acknowledge that the part in italics is also rubbish.
crazylegsmurphy wrote:But by your logic... I spent six years working as a make-up artist in film and TV. I spent a year drawing comics for an entertainment / video game company. I have been working as a web / graphic designer for almost 10 years. I played in a punk band for a few years, and I am currently writing and drawing my own web comic.
Was any of it any good? Or is that a nonsensical question? I would imagine that some people liked it and some people didn't or wouldn't, right? Punk music certainly isn't my taste. Likewise vampire stories is certainly not to many peoples taste and I think romance also is not to many people's taste either.
crazylegsmurphy wrote:Does this qualify me to have an opinion about Twilight?
Anyone can have an opinion about anything. Whether anyone has to have much regard for it is another thing. What are some of your favorite punk bands? I can listen to them and tell you how much I hate them and how I don't even think they should be called music. What do you think? Is there any need for you to have any regard for my opinion of these punk bands, considering?
Modern literature and film is disolving all the boundaries between the classic categories. As a horror film, Twilight would indeed be pathetic, but despite the vampires in Twilight, it is not horror. The author explains that Twilight was written to combine romance, comedy and thriller -- and I think it does that very well. I can see that if you were expecting horror then you could indeed be disappointed. As for myself, I read and watch books and films of the horror genre but it is not for the horror but in spite of it. I avoid films that are what I think is purely of the horror genre. For example, there is one of Stephen King's films that I that I did not like at all even though it was one of the more popular ones: "The Shining" -- a good example of pure horror I would say. But things in the horror genre also often explore many other things that I do find interesting, and so I do like a lot of his other films. In fact, Stephen King's film "It" is my favorite film in the genre.