Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Parodies - Twilight Saga Parodies & Qwill's Qwestion

As usual I was looking for something else and came across some Twilight Saga parodies. I've decided to start looking around for parodies now in addition to mashups, etc.

I've only found 3 parodies for the Twilight Saga. I have to admit that I am somewhat amazed that there are not more of these considering the popularity of the Saga.

Qwill's Qwestion: Do you have any favorite parodies?

Nightlight: A Parody
(Harvard Lampoon)
November 2009

About three things I was absolutely certain. First, Edwart was most likely my soul mate, maybe. Second, there was a vampire part of him–which I assumed was wildly out of his control–that wanted me dead. And third, I unconditionally, irrevocably, impenetrably, heterogeneously, gynecologically, and disreputably wished he had kissed me.

And thus Belle Goose falls in love with the mysterious and sparkly Edwart Mullen in the Harvard Lampoon’s hilarious send-up of Twilight.

Pale and klutzy, Belle arrives in Switchblade, Oregon looking for adventure, or at least an undead classmate. She soon discovers Edwart, a super-hot computer nerd with zero interest in girls. After witnessing a number of strange events–Edwart leaves his tater tots untouched at lunch! Edwart saves her from a flying snowball!–Belle has a dramatic revelation: Edwart is a vampire. But how can she convince Edwart to bite her and transform her into his eternal bride, especially when he seems to find girls so repulsive?

Complete with romance, danger, insufficient parental guardianship, creepy stalker-like behavior, and a vampire prom, Nightlight is the uproarious tale of a vampire-obsessed girl, looking for love in all the wrong places.

From Random House

TwiLite: A Parody
by Stephen Jenner
April 2009

Love between a teenage girl and a vampire can be a beautiful thing. Then again, it can get a little ugly. Just ask Stella Crow. Stella is a clumsy but otherwise ordinary girl whose life takes a radical turn the moment she meets Edweird. Though perfect on the outside, Edweird Sullen is remarkably unrefined on the inside. He also happens to be a one hundred year old vampire, trapped in the body of a teenage boy, who has yet to finish high school. Nonetheless, Stella is unconditionally smitten with him. But not everything is rosy in this gloomiest of towns. Edweird’s enemies have sworn to put a tragic end to their romance. Against all odds, the bond between Stella and Edweird is nearly strong enough for their love to survive. Most love stories between an impossibly handsome vampire and an ungainly young woman have a magical ending. This one – not so much.

From Virtualbookworm.com

New Moan
by Stephfordy Mayo
July 2010

Heffa Lump is a self-centred seventeen-year-old who needs to grow up and get a life. Fortunately, the Spatula Academy of Fictional Excellence specializes in helping characters from kids’ books cross over into adult fiction. Unfortunately, she’s distracted from her attempts to leave adolescence behind when she meets Teddy Kelledy – an impossibly gorgeous boy who eats rare meat, is super-strong, and never goes out in daylight. Could he – just maybe – be a vampire? (Hint: totally.) Soon, Heffa finds herself harassed by supernatural forces on all sides: vampire goths peddling the deadly drug ‘Emo’ all over town, Jacko-worshipping zombies trying to eat her brains, and werewolves lurking in basements reading copies of Wolf Whistle. A fight is coming, and apparently she’s involved … Will Heffa be able to narrate herself out of danger? Will Teddy learn that being with a girl doesn’t always have to be about biting? And what will happen when the New Moan rises? New Moan is guaranteed to make any fan laugh out loud with its irreverent and clever take on this popular series, which is brilliantly on the nose.

From Michael O'Mara Books


  1. Can't think of a parody off-hand, but these look to be full of LOLz! :)

  2. Have read TwiLite (or attempted to, I gave up a little over halfway through) it sucked. Majorly. The beginning is funny, but it starts to get more disturbing than funny as the book goes on. I own Nightlight and have heard it's better, but haven't had time to read it yet (yes... I've had it a year and haven't managed to read it yet, I think I'm avoiding it due to the suckage that was TwiLite).

    New Moan sounds like it would be enjoyable, far enough into parody land not to give you that creep-a-licious feeling TwiLite brought out every couple of pages.

  3. +JMJ+


    I had only heard of the first of these Twilight parodies. I am so tickled that there are more! =D

    I'm afraid the only parodies I'm a huge fan of are musical ones. =P But I did have a lot of fun with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to the extent that I found the chapters which were mostly "straight Austen" a boring letdown.

  4. Couldn't disagree more with Kelly. I read all three, and TWILITE was the best of the bunch. Actually, I couldn't make it through Nighlight - not funny, and just weird.

  5. OMG these are HILARIOUS!! Thanks for posting!!