Thursday, December 2, 2010
In case you talk to a high schooler....
My sixteen year old daughter informed me today that Harry Potter fans really look down on Twilight fans. When I asked why, she explained, "Well, if you like Twilight, it's sort of like admitting that you're romantic and pathetic and you want to believe all that -- I don't know. It's just not cool, that's all."
I replied, "But isn't Harry Potter a little silly, with all that talk of Wizards and Muggles? I'm surprised high schoolers don't think it's beneath them."
My daughter replied, "Well, it's got magic too, but it's -- I don't know, it's different. And Twilight is getting sort of old."
"But Harry Potter has been around for even longer. And anyway, I thought you liked Twilight."
"Dad -- no! I didn't even read the last Twilight book!"
"And I thought you had a crush on Robert Pattinson."
"No!! Dad -- you're so stupid!"
This was a public service announcement for all adults not cool enough to know what's considered cool in high school these days.