The Vampire Diaries is Better Than Twilight, Newspaper Claims

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Ding! Ding!

It's about to be on between Twi Hards and Diary Devotees.

A few weeks after New Moon broke box office records, and The Vampire Diaries debuted to strong ratings on The CW, at least one journalist is taking a controversial side: he says the latter franchise is superior to the former.

Why does Ari Karpel of The New York Post prefer Paul Wesley and company to Robert Pattinson and his much-hyped saga? He lists a few reasons:

1. Blood and gore: The Vampire Diaries is "a more traditional vampire horror tale than Twilight," Karpel writes, as the movie series focuses more on romance than murder. After all, he points out, the Cullens don't even have fangs.

The Salvatore brothers, conversely, flash theirs on every episode. Moreover, there's a growing body count in the fictional CW town of Mystic Falls. Gruesome deaths, not longing stares, are around every corner.

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2. SEX! Simply put, characters have it on The Vampire Diaries. So far, this isn't the case in the Twilight Saga, as the newspaper accuses that franchise of pushing "falsely neutered innocence."

3. Contrasting heroines: Bella is a blank slate, Karpel says. Fans can project themselves on her, but she has no actual personality. Elena, however "sets an example for young girls as a strong-minded woman." She asks questions and appears truly horrified, as most people would, upon learning Stefan is a vampire.

The Vampire Diaries also came first, of course. While people accuse the show of ripping off the movie, it's actually based on a book series that preceded Stephenie Meyer's collection.

There you have it. Agree? Disagree? Weigh in below with your thoughts on these fang-based franchises: Which do you prefer?

 

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I used to love twilight but since the vampire diaries came out ive been pulled more to that side, i mean , i agree with melissa but i dont, twilight is all based on a love story between a vampire, a girl and a werewolf, the vampire diaries is based on history reapiting, 1 vampire two men, now 2 vampires 1 girl. compared to the vampire diaries twilight is a bit cheesy, mushy gushy, as were tvd is more realistic, vampires dont sparkle, and there are more gory scenes, also twilight annoyd me how edward wanted to wait for sex, i love twilight and think that a twilight fan can love the vampire diaries aswell i think the two start on the same road but end up in completl diffrent places, and thats why we should like them both. i think if anyone copied anyone it was twilight hu copied!
a lover of twilight and tvd

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THE VAAMPIRE DIARIES IS WAAAAAY AND MUUUCH BETTER THAN TWILIGHT !!
JUST ADMIT IT EVERYONE ..WELL MAAYBE SOME R THERE WHO LIKE TWILIGHT BUT IS IN LOVE WITH THE VAMPIRE DIARIES!! THAAT'S THE TRUUUTH!! BYE :
TVD LOVER ♥

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melissa.. I could not agree with you more .. well said

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i love both vampire diaries and twilight but i guess vampire diaries is more mature.anyway, Melissa is definitely right. :)

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Melissa, I couldn't have said it better myself!
And why do people keep saying that Bella has no personality? She's just as strong as Elena, if not stronger. And she does asks questions-she has to deal with a vampire AND a werewolf. Also, it's kind of nice that the Twilight vamps are not cliché vampires. They're unique, which is intriguing. As long as they carry the basic aspects, they're still vampires with an added twist.

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