Subscribe to RSS feed

Posts filed under 'Stephenie Meyer'

Stephenie Meyer Sued Over Plagiarism

The queen of the vampire disaster, Stephenie Meyer, appears to be having some legal troubles as another terror hottie authoress in the making, Jordan Scott, is levelling plagiarism charges against the other author.

Scott claims that Twilight infringes on her book The Nocturne in several points, notably:

1. Both books feature a wedding between a vampire and a non-vampire
2. Both books involve a vampire and a non-vampire having sex on a beach
3. Both books have a scene involving a female character discussing the experience of going from human to vampire
4. Both books have the married vampire character refer to their human wife as “love”.

I’m not a lawyer, and as much as I’d love to see the Twilight series get holed below the waterline before it can do any further sparkly damage to the genre, this really doesn’t sound like much of a case.  Interestingly, Scott isn’t suing for any kind of monetary damages–perhaps publicity is the target here?  Of course, Camp Meyer is throwing out reams of legal speak that basically amounts to “We didn’t do it, nobody saw us do it, you can’t prove anything”.

How will it all work out?  Well, that’s a circus that doesn’t have a release date.  But keep it here, and when we’ve got more, you’ll have it next.

Stephenie Meyer Gets Her Own Comic Book?

Man, it’s been a weird, weird day for news, folks. Apparently, Stephenie Meyer, who unleashed the Twilight series on us all, much to most of our dismay, will be getting her own biographical comic.

Written by the guy who wrote Flying Saucers Vs. The Earth, it’ll be covering Meyer’s “rise to popularity”, as well as the launching and success of the Twilight novels and her upcoming release plans. It will be “narrated” by an “iconic vampire”.

If this comic is done as anything LESS than a total sellout shill piece, the vampire will be castigating this stain on the horror community roundly for catastrophically bungling the vampire genre. So look for Ryan Burton to suck up to the flavor of the week and NOT tell it like it is. At least, that’s how it’ll probably wind up. We’ll have to wait for November to find out how it actually works out, though.

Terror Master King Launches Salvo on Twilight Writer Meyer

(Stephanie Meyers)

The terror hottie panoply behind vampire hit Twilight recently took some damage from no less than a card-carrying Master of Horror, Stephen King himself.  Check out what he had to say about Stephenie Meyer, writer of the Twilight series:

“Both Rowling and Meyer, they’re speaking directly to young people…the real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephenie Meyer can’t write worth a darn.  She’s not very good….in the case of Stephenie Meyer, it’s very clear that she’s writing to a whole generation of girls and opening up kind of a safe joining of love and sex in those books. It’s exciting and it’s thrilling and it’s not particularly threatening because they’re not overtly sexual.  A lot of the physical side of it is conveyed in things like the vampire will touch her forearm or run a hand over skin, and she just flushes all hot and cold.  And for girls, that’s shorthand for all the feelings that they’re not ready to deal with yet.”

We all knew Stephen King can’t possibly be afraid of anything, having created nightmares for half the country for the last, oh, thirty years or so…but man, I wouldn’t want to take on the legions of tweenage girls who are no doubt sharpening their eyebrow pencils into shivs and waiting for King to show his face.  I’m scared FOR him, frankly.