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Which is better: Eragon or Twilight?  

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Eragon:****ty book.

 

Twilight:****ty book with one of the most annoying fan bases of all time.

 

Therefore Eragon.

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lol xd.png I guess you're right about the twilight part

ooh search on youtube "Alex reads twilight ch 1" (CAUTION: STRONG LANGUAGE) it's HILARIOUS, he takes twilight apart and criticizes it...and to top it off, in a british accent.

 

But back on topic now...

I didn't think Eragon was boring....I thought the first book was the best one though.

OMG I LOVE HIS READING

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lol xd.png I guess you're right about the twilight part

ooh search on youtube "Alex reads twilight ch 1" (CAUTION: STRONG LANGUAGE) it's HILARIOUS, he takes twilight apart and criticizes it...and to top it off, in a british accent.

 

But back on topic now...

I didn't think Eragon was boring....I thought the first book was the best one though.

I love how he was excited to read it at first but when he did he was yeah no. xd.png

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Hard to choose. Unlike most of the rest of you, I like both. They're both different types of books & its hard to compare them & say which is better, but since I have to. I say Eragon. I love how Twilight has the whole romance thing going. I really loved Twilight, the book itself not the whole, but Eragon had more action & fighting. & I love the whole dragon thing. I like how there's a war going on while in Twilight everything revolves around Edward & Bella, & I like it even less, now that they have put actors faces to the characters.

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By the way, for the originality thing, @dragon_mando, Eragon IS StarWars.

 

farm boy gets to go on the big adventure!

Wise old sage (Brom) teaches him all if not most of what he knows

Gets to rescue princess (Arya)

It's also the same story in myriad other tales. The base plotlines are almost always the same. The difference is in the telling. If I had to choose between Eragon and Star Wars, though, I'd be hard put because of the differing genres both vying for my loyalties wink.gif

 

And back on topic. Can any of the pro-Twilighters please tell me why they liked Twilight better than Eragon? I don't believe I saw anywhere in this thread, but correct me if I missed it >_<

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It's also the same story in myriad other tales. The base plotlines are almost always the same. The difference is in the telling. If I had to choose between Eragon and Star Wars, though, I'd be hard put because of the differing genres both vying for my loyalties wink.gif

 

And back on topic. Can any of the pro-Twilighters please tell me why they liked Twilight better than Eragon? I don't believe I saw anywhere in this thread, but correct me if I missed it >_<

Not only that, but it's the basic heroic plotline.

 

Character that knows little of the world gets to go on big, life changing adventure. He/She (though almost always a he) will learn things that will change him as a person, and the adventure will be fraught with danger of some kind, be it man, nature, a combination, or himself.

 

Character will have a "guide" figure who teaches him about the various things on the adventure. Guide will often let the character go off on their own at some point, either through finished training, having to ditch them for something more important, dying, etc.

 

Character often has a "point" to going through the adventure. Save the princess, save the world, do something to prevent society from imploding - and the only way to do that is by going on the hard adventure through to the end.

 

It's just the normal trope for any plotline that has to do with world exploration or any kind of "hero's journey". It can be applied to a /lot/ of different settings as well.

 

As for the topic: Eragon bored me stupid, I'll take my Pern books (sans Todd and the DLG) any day.

As for Twilight? Even At-water Rhodes books held more interest to me (came out before Twilight) and those /still/ suck. xd.png I'm headed back to my Tolkien fandom now.

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Even though Eragon isn't that great of a book, it's still better than Twilight..

 

Hell the only thing Twilight is about is how great it is to have a boyfriend. Where as Eragon is about justice & standing up for what's right...

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As for Twilight? Even At-water Rhodes books held more interest to me (came out before Twilight) and those /still/ suck.  I'm headed back to my Tolkien fandom now.

 

THISTHISTHISTHISTHISTHIS ^^

 

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I started to reead Twilight, because everyone I know was urging me to do so, because it was so awesome. I didn't get past page 100... Now that I think of it, it's a miracle I even got that far. Now the Twilight summaries appearing on the web, those are fun.

 

Eragon, I'm neutral about. I have a love for dragons, so that played in the book's favour, as well as the fact I never saw the Star Wars movies when I read it. Now that I have seen those, it's obvious where Paolini got his inspiration from. Still, I enjoy the books as no-brain-activity-needed literature. And the sporking's fun to read as well. And hey, it encouraged me to start reading the Dragonriders of Pern series. ^^

 

My favourite still has to be the Lord of the Rings series though. <3

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Eragon FTW. I mean, sparkling vampires? What's worse?! Even though I've never read Twilight, I'm not very eager to, especially since my friend is totally fawning over Edward. tongue.gif

 

Edit: Stupid smiley.

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You have restored my faith in this generation.

 

Ah well, after rereading the entire eragon series (or what is actually OUT of it dry.gifxd.png yes i have been busy) I have to say that the people who say its a ripoff of starwars are, well, justified ohmy.gif

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Eragon. Twilight fails to the point where I can't read a book if it has SMeyer's name on it. xd.png

YES. YOU TOTALLY ROCK.

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Eragon basically is apretty good book, albeit a bit of a rip from Star Wars. However, the dragons and diologue were done pretty well, so that makes up for it. As for Twillight..........I could write and entire essay on how bad it is, but I'll just sum it up.

 

Stephan King on Twilight vs. Harry Potter: "The real difference is that JK Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good,".

 

I like to think that if Bram Stoker, king of vampires, read Twilight, he would start crying at how much Meyer wrecked the vampire myth.

 

Here's a nice link to a demotivational poster:

Dracula sees Twilight

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I'm quite surprised at how few seems to have a pretty neutral opinion on Twilight in particular. Perhaps it's just that all the people who either hate it or love it with a passion are so loud that the neutral people gets drowned in it?

 

I voted Eragon. I do enjoy that series much more than Twilight. After all, it does have dragons! I find that both these series have parts that are amazingly boring (and Twilight has completely disgusting parts ..), but I don't mind reading either of them when I want a light read to pass the time.

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I'm quite surprised at how few seems to have a pretty neutral opinion on Twilight in particular. Perhaps it's just that all the people who either hate it or love it with a passion are so loud that the neutral people gets drowned in it?

 

I voted Eragon. I do enjoy that series much more than Twilight. After all, it does have dragons! I find that both these series have parts that are amazingly boring (and Twilight has completely disgusting parts ..), but I don't mind reading either of them when I want a light read to pass the time.

Well twilight is more of a love it/hate it book with neutral people are few and far between. It also doesn't help that the fans are malicious so it just really annoys people. Usually causing some who otherwise might like it or feel neutral about it to loath it.

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You have restored my faith in this generation.

 

Ah well, after rereading the entire eragon series (or what is actually OUT of it dry.gifxd.png yes i have been busy) I have to say that the people who say its a ripoff of starwars are, well, justified ohmy.gif

I found an absolutely DISGUSTING display of just... inexcusable, blatant plagiarism on Paolin's part the other day that makes the Star Wars thing look like small potatoes. This isn't just kind of borrowing a line or an idea, oh GOD no.

 

The Ruby Knight, 1991:

 

Beside the ford stood a small hut. The man who owned it was a sharped eyed fellow in a green tunic who demanded a toll to cross. Rather than argue with him, Sparhawk paid what he asked. “Tell me neighbour,” he asked when the transaction was completed “how far is the Pelosian border?”

“About five leagues” the sharp eyed man replied. “If you move along, you should reach it by afternoon.”

They splashed on across the ford. When they reached the other side, Talen rode up to Sparhawk. Here’s your money back,” the young boy said, handing over several coins. Sparhawk gave him a startled look.

“I don’t object to paying a toll to cross a bridge” Talen sniffed. “After all, someone had to go to the expense of building it. That fellow was just taking advantage of a natural shallow place in the river. It didn’t cost him anything, so why should he make a profit from it?

"You cut his purse, then?"

“Naturally.”

“And there was more in it than just my coins?”

“A bit. Let’s call it my fee for recovering your money. After all, I deserve a profit too, don’t I?”

“You’re incorrigible.”

“I needed the practice.”

From the other side of the river came a howl of anguish. “I’d say he just discovered his loss,” observed Sparhawk.

 

*

 

Eragon, 2003:

 

The Anora River flowed between them and the town, spanned by a stout bridge. As they approached it, a greasy man stepped (out) from behind a bush and barred their way. His shirt was too short and his dirty stomach spilled over a rope belt. Behind his cracked lips, his teeth looked like crumbling tombstones.

“You c’n stop right there. This’s my bridge. Gotta pay t’ get over.”

“How much?” asked Brom in a resigned voice. He pulled out a pouch and the bridge keeper brightened.

“Five crowns” he said, pulling his lips into a broad smile.

Eragon’s temper flared at the exorbitant price, and he started to complain hotly, but Brom silenced him with a quick look. The coins were wordlessly handed over. The man put them into a sack hanging from his belt. “Thank’ee much” he said in a mocking tone and stood out of the way.

As Brom stepped forward, he stumbled and caught the bridge keeper’s arm to support himself. “Watch y’re step” snarled the grimy man sidling away.

“Sorry” apologised Brom, and continued over the bridge with Eragon.

“Why didn’t you haggle? He skinned you alive!” exclaimed Eragon. He probably doesn’t even own the bridge.”

“Probably” agreed Brom.

“Then why pay him?” Because you can’t argue with all the fools in the world. It’s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they’re not paying attention.” Brom opened his hand, and a pile of coins glinted in the sun.

“You cut his purse!” said Eragon incredulously. Brom pocketed the money with a wink.

There was a sudden howl of anguish from the other side of the river. “I’d say our friend has just discovered his loss.”

 

Our hero 'author', ladies and gentlemen. Cookies if you read that in the voice of a certain internet reviewer and tell me who it was xd.png

Edited by Dr. Paine

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I am neutral on both. Maintaining a hatred of either (or both) just seems like a waste... I would rather invest my energy in finding some good books to read. It's been awhile since I enjoyed a book I picked up that wasn't on a syllabus.

 

Both have major failings. (And plagiarism is not acceptable, however the damage has already been done, there.) On the other hand, both have given young people a reason to read and inspiration to write. They may be tripe, but hopefully they will lead to children finding more promising authors, and creating their own stories. Everyone starts somewhere.

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I didn't particularly enjoy either.

BUT

Twilight has spawned the most entertaining humor and mocking. Funny stuff = victory for Twilight.

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I found an absolutely DISGUSTING display of just... inexcusable, blatant plagiarism on Paolin's part the other day that makes the Star Wars thing look like small potatoes. This isn't just kind of borrowing a line or an idea, oh GOD no.

 

 

 

Our hero 'author', ladies and gentlemen. Cookies if you read that in the voice of a certain internet reviewer and tell me who it was xd.png

While a bit weird who is to say that was plagiarism? That could be an honest coincidence. Just because eragon was a lot alike star wars among other things doesn't mean EVERYTHING was copied. If you look in any book you are almost sure to run into extremely similar sentences once in awhile between books.

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While a bit weird who is to say that was plagiarism? That could be an honest coincidence. Just because eragon was a lot alike star wars among other things doesn't mean EVERYTHING was copied. If you look in any book you are almost sure to run into extremely similar sentences once in awhile between books.

It isn't just the sentence, read the whole thing, the whole section is incredibly similar. And the fact that that part isn't the only one where I have seen such similarities adds to the suspicion that it wasn't an accident.

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