December 12th, 2007

klavier rockstar

A rant that contains no death threats against Robert Pattison whatsoever.

Okay, so most of you have heard the news of Edward's casting. For most, it was an unexpected surprise, especially after all the Colton rumours that had gone around. But what I personally believe is an even bigger shock than the announcement itself is the ludicrous backlash that's been going around the net, especially on LJ. My friend links me to the news on one of the posts here; I am instantly bombarded by an endless torrent of comments along the lines of  'MY LIFE IS OVER', 'WTFZ BOMB SUMMIT'S HQ NOW!, 'EAT SHIT AND DIE, CREEPY!PATTY, ZOMGAH WOAHZ !!1!!!'. 

Now, before I begin my rant properly, I'd like to clarify something: I am NOT an avid Robert fangirl, nor do I vastly prefer him over Gaspard/Colton/(insert your ideal Edward here). I myself had never even considered Pattison as Edward, and was more than a little shocked when I heard. This piece is not intended to be a 'Robert is official, anti-Pattison haters, in your FACE!' or 'Robert is teh hottest eva~he is lyk perfect woahz!!1!!' sort of essay. I haven't seen a lot of people here so far that seem to have a neutral stand on the matter, so I thought I'd take this chance to express my views. The only real thing  I may have biased favouritism of is only Steph Meyer and the preservation of the Twilight series themselves.