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Vampire Baseball or Quidditch?

With New Moon at every turn, I can’t help but think of some of my favorite and not so favorites aspects of the first film Twilight. Although I love just about every scene in that movie, I wasn’t too impressed with the vampire baseball scene. I do like the joke about how it’s the American pastime and the Cullens can only play with rolling thunder behind them but other than that, it doesn’t have much appeal to me. And it got me to thinking the first time I saw Harry Potter play his first Quidditch match. Then I wasn’t knocked off my chair either but it was fun to watch and to read. So as much as every fiber in my being fights against saying anything bad about Twilight, I think I need to give this Twilight vs. Harry Potter match to the wizards.

The one thing Quidditch has against vampire baseball is that it’s completely unique. Yes, it’s said to be like Muggle football in the books but with the number of balls flying through the air, and let’s not forget the fact that the players are all on brooms batting and whizzing around, it’s really a game that J.K. Rowling came up with all on her own. Vampire baseball, on the other hand, is simply a game that anyone can play with the word ‘vampire’ thrown in front of it. And the only rule that seems to be in effect for vampire baseball, other than the traditional rules of baseball, is that they need to play during thunderstorms only. It’s cool to see the Cullens in their superhuman-strength form but it really seems like Stephanie Meyer got stuck on this one and plunged ahead with what little idea she had.

Then again, vampire baseball has the “Cullen” factor. So, doesn’t that really trump just about anything?

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kate • November 5, 2009


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  2. megansorrow November 6, 2009 - 4:49 pm Reply

    Dear peter, i was just wondering if you believe in vampires considering you play one in a very awsome movie. sincerly,megan sabrina sorrow
    P.S. I am your biggest fan! I loved you in that baseball outfit in the 1st movie.(you looked really cute! and so did Robert Patterson!)

  3. Skye November 9, 2009 - 5:37 pm Reply

    Harry potter is SHIT companed to TWILIGHT if you ask me Quidditch is just anthor stupid thing like fashion week, and stuff like that all this shit about harry potter being better than TWILIGHT is just wrong and they should shut up who cares if they dont like it just as long as they dont TRY and oppose it on others. GO TWILIGHT AND GO VAMPIRE BASEBALL

    • chloe.m January 1, 2010 - 11:54 am Reply

      i TOTTALLY agree with u skye! i used to like harry potter but that was when i was… like…. 8! now i think its a piece of crap! i love TWILIGHT!!!!!!!!! especially the parts where taylor lautnor comes out on the scenes!!! I LOVE U TAYLOR!!!!!!! so ya i think i proved my point. and i wanna try vampire baseball in the summer, IT SEEEMS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!

      -vampirelover2442

      • vapire_lover February 24, 2010 - 12:48 pm Reply

        i agree with all of u… Harry potter iz lame compared to twilight. but new moon iz the best out so far…but u cant forget that breaking dawn will be the best ever. i mean Kristen has Robberts baby!!!!!!!!! and she is cute. plus we will ge to see Bella beat emmet at a wrestling compittion
        yay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        • MysticVamp August 15, 2011 - 7:03 pm Reply

          I think that most of the time it’s silly to compare Harry Potter to Twilight. But, having said that, I have to say that some of the things in Twilight sound as if the have been copied off of Harry Potter. For example; The surname Black who drives a motorbike and transforms into a giant dog. And being a fan of both Harry Potter and Twilight I must admit that J.K Rowling is a much better author than Stephanie Meyer.

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