I recently read a fanfic where Inu-Yasha was in heat and kept trying to get with Kagome. And that got me thinking, people are stupid. Males don't experience heat. The females go into heat and this attracts the males to them. Then, mating usually ensues. I don't understand why people write things like that, but while I was reviewing, it came to me that such stories are not limited to Inu-Yasha fanfics. As a matter of fact, there is a very popular book series out right now that involves a protagonist that is in heat.
The book I'm talking about is the story of a girl who moves to a new town, only to have a grand total of five love interests. That she actually interacts with, that is. The reason for this is because the town she moves to, which she had been born in, is full of cat people. And she is one of those cat people. When she moves to this town, she happens to be in heat, and three boys ask her out on the first day. Regardless of the availability of boyfriends, however, she sets her eyes on just one boy. His name is Edward Cullen, and he's not a cat person, he's a "vampire." I'm not going to go into detail on his "vampireness," but I will say that he, being a "vampire" and not a cat, was not attracted to Bella solely because she was in heat.
All that being said, you may be wondering "shouldn't they be wolves like the Quileute?" But the answer is "no." You see, the Quileute are Native Americans, but the people of Forks were an evasive species from Europe, hence them being white and the Quileute not being white. It would just be silly for both peoples to be werewolves. I mean, what are the odds of that? This of course, brings me to an all new train of thought.
New Moon is a complete rip off of Romeo and Juliet! I know that they acknowledge the existence of Romeo and Juliet, making it homage, but that was just to cover up the ever so uncreative plot. In the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, it is revealed that Romeo is mourning his love for Rosaline, who turned him down for a life of Nunnery.(and may I remind you that the name is very similar to that of a Twilight character.) Likewise, in New Moon, Bella spends 298 pages moping over Edward, who has broken up with her. Then, Romeo falls in love with Juliet, a girl he wasn't meant to be with not only because they are star-crossed lovers, but because they belong to rival families. The Montagues and the Capulets in the case of Romeo and Juliet, and the cats and the werewolves in New Moon. After all, everyone knows that cats and dogs hate each other, but no one knows why, much like how the Montague and Capulet families do not know why they are feuding.
And aside from the star-crossed lovers bit, you've then got the "Oh no she's dead so I'm going to kill myself" followed by the "surprise she's not dead!" This now cliché plot device occurs when Juliet, hoping to avoid an arranged marriage, feigns death, and Romeo is informed that Juliet is dead. Romeo then goes to Juliet's grave and kills himself, just before she wakes up and does the same. Similarly, Edward is falsely informed of Bella's suicide in New Moon and attempts to take his own life. The difference between these two tales is of course that New Moon gets a "happy ending."
So when you complain about Twilight, don't bitch about the sparkles. Yeah, it's gay, but it's alright. Don't moan and groan about how Sueish it is that every guy Bella meets wants to hump like bunnies with her, because it's perfectly reasonable for a cat her age to be in heat, and if she wants to hump like a bunny, go ahead and let her be a cabbit. When you complain about Twilight, shout to the world how New Moon is just Romeo and Juliet with a love triangle. Okay.Because that's the real problem here. [/sarcasm]