I flatter myself that I have a fair amount of self awareness. Sometimes this runs over into self consciousness, but I think I manage to rein it in enough to avoid losing too many work days to hiding under my blankets. One of the things I'm aware enough to know is that I'm ... different from most of you.
This is where those of you who know me will start to think I'm going to write about Duke Nukem Forever. Well, I'm not. I'm going to talk about another unpopular thing that I like.
Oh stop. You probably haven't even read it, so stop with the fake-retching noises.
I have a special reason to hate Twilight. It came out when I was still working on my own novel, which happened to be about vampires and werewolves in a small, modern-day, American town. Now, even if I could somehow publish it, I'll just be accused to being derivative of Stephanie Meyer's work.
But I don't hate Twilight. Why? Because my wife loves it, and she wanted to share it with me. I respect her opinions, and I know she wouldn't recommend me something that I would hate, so I tried it with an open mind. Wouldn't you know it, I enjoyed it too! Funny, old world.
Anyway, why bring this up on a site dedicated to geeky pursuits and that probably has a higher-than-average anti-Meyer quotient? You'll see, but you have to bear with me.