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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Was Twilight Plagiarized

Recently an author by the name of Jordan Scott made a statement that the author of Twilight Stephenie Meyer plagiarized his book "The Noctume" The reasons his lawyer used was

■Both novels have wedding scenes featuring lots of garlands and braids;
■Both novels have sex scenes that are set on the beach, during which moments are described as “perfect” and the hero calls the heroine “beautiful”;
■Both novels feature nightmares with black figures in them;
■Both novels feature the hero feeling loving toward the heroine upon the discovery that she is pregnant with his child;
■Both novels have a scene where the hero and heroine decide to name their child something unbearably stupid. In “Breaking Dawn,” the stupid name is Renesmee. In “The Nocturne,” it’s Requiem.
■In both novels, the heroine basically dies during childbirth;
■In both novels, the hero thinks his newborn child is perfect; and
■In both novels, the hero uses “love” as a term of endearment for the heroine

The judge ruling over the case determined that it was not plagiarism but rather that it was the traits that many romance stories shared.

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  1. Wow-I can only imagine they did this to gain interest in his book since the twilight series is doing so well. I am glad to hear the outcome ruling-very fair.

  2. Wow. I wonder if this means that they both, Jordan Scott & Stephanie Meyer, "plagarized" my story that I wrote in the FIFTH grade!! I mean, they both share many of the same qualities.
    Sheesh. I'm glad that the judge ruled it the way he did. I don't believe it was plagarism at all. Many love stories share those same traits.
    Sex on a beach? A significant other being "perfect" / "beautiful". A child being "perfect". Wow. Name me one love story/movie that doesn't include ONE of those factors.

    Thanks for sharing the post.

  3. That was the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. Haha Does that mean any book written about vampires is plagarizing Dracula? I would say so.


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