Rather than ranting or posting a gif of me pulling my hair out and beating my head against conveniently placed walls, I'll tell you about the Sociology project I just turned in.
It's a Popular Culture class, so the assignment was something like this:
Pick something from Pop Culture
(which is pretty much anything).
Perform a Content Analysis
(Basically a literature analysis in which you conclude what this all means for society).
You must have an element of Quantitative Analysis
P.S. It has to be longer than 15 pages,
And you have two weeks.
Naturally, I chose to do mine on YA Vampire fiction. I examined elements of immortality, beauty, eternal youth, and evil.
In other words, I wrote a 23 page paper on
Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey,
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz, and
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.
And I counted how many pages contain someone saying a vampire is hot.
|Jessica's Guide would be in this picture too,|
except the library wanted it back
and I gave it to them
lest they revoke my browsing privileges.
For your edification and amusement, I give you:
The Final Tally of Hot Vampires
Jessica's Guide: Of 349 pages, 135 or 38% contain at least one description of a hot vampire.
Blue Bloods: Of 301 pages, 80 or 26% contain at least one description of a hot vampire.
Twilight: Of 498 pages, 208 or a staggering 42% contain at least one description of a hot vampire.
Edward is obviously one hot, blood-sucking stud.