I figured out why people behaving badly is bothering me so much.
I miss Edward. I miss my perfect vampire.
It’s especially hard now that ‘True Blood’ has finished its season, and I can no longer distract myself with icy blond Eric or southern gentleman Bill. They were always placeholders for Edward — I knew that; we all knew that — but it was an oh, so pleasant way to fill the void.
Now, I’m back to a world crowded with normal, often obnoxious humans. No pale skin that shimmers in the sunlight. No singular kiss that can knock me to my knees (or possibly kill). No endless wealth, because, gee, it’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich vampire as it is a poor one in these hard economic times.
I know I’m not alone in my twi-longings. The Internet is filled with blogs and boards and sites where fans of the series wax poetic as they count down the days until the premiere of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” on November 20th.
But today I realized that even my local AMC theatre longs for Edward. How can I tell? As I walked my dog past the marquee, where it typically promotes movies currently showing, it displayed:
“Sorority Row,” featuring the trailer for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon”
Wow. So, now they’re promoting the trailer for “New Moon.” They must think we’ll go see anything with Twilight on it.
I mean, I was already planning to see this sure-to-be-a-classic horror film starring Rumor Willis and Audrina Partridge. The “New Moon” trailer playing at the start has nothing to do with it.