Blog: Mark Reads Twilight

[T]he real issue here [is that] Twilight fans, most especially Twi-hards, have ruined the book for thousands of people who have never even read a page simply by being annoying. That's why I'm here: fan, I'm going to read the book for you.
Mark Oshiro, in his introductory post.

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In August 2009, Mark "PanasonicYouth" Oshiro, then community manager of the blogging network Buzznet, decided to see what all the fuss was about with those Twilight books.

The result was a completely unique journey that was part MST, part After Action Report, part Review Blog, and part autobiography comparing the events in Mark's life to the story in the books. Initially holding a somewhat neutral view of the series as literature before he began to read it, Mark slowly began to go mad as he progressed through the series. Somehow he got through all five books (yes, even Midnight Sun).

He eventually started another blog with the same format, Mark Reads Harry Potter, before continuing into other books, movies and media at Mark Does Stuff.


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