Twilight, the teen, vampire, romance movie based on a hyper-successful series of books, has yet to be released and very possibly could be terrible. But that didn't stop throngs of screaming tweens from trampling each other yesterday at a Hot Topic autograph signing with the film's creepy lead, Robert Pattinson.

This violent display of idol worship took place not in some abandoned backwater, but "civilized" Western metropolis San Francisco. A young girl's nose was broken, the cops came and the event was cancelled, all because we're still having trouble teaching our kids to appreciate their teachers more than movie goblins.

Nov 11, 2008 · posted by Cord Jefferson, MollyGood · Link · 22 Responses
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Comments (22)

No. 1 sar is an emo vampire says:

OK, it's a shitty situation for that poor kid… now can I revel in the fact that this happened at a Hot Topic?

A friend of mine keeps trying to convince me I would like the Twilight books. I'm sorry, I just can't get into vampires.

Hahahaha hot topic….

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. 2 snapnhiss says:

That kid was so good looking in the Harry Potter movie, but he now looks like he's either stoned out of his mind or moderately brain damaged… or maybe both. What happened to him?!?

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm
No. 3 Todd says:

Well, to be fair, Stonestown is one of the least San Franciscan places in the city. :)

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 at 3:24 pm
No. 4 dame sir deimos the vampire from the desert says:

that kid is the lamest vampire ever. also, it looks like he could grease a cooking pan with that nasty ass hair he has.

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm
No. 5 SeaKat says:

I read the book based on multiple friends' recommendations…meh. Double meh. The plotting was OK, but the characterization was beyond weak.


It was no Buffy/Angel, I'll tell you that. Hell, it wasn't even a Count Chocula:Boo Berry Ghost.

Posted: Nov 11, 2008 at 7:37 pm
No. 6 cass says:

the guy has to look his part, you know..the vampire *rolls eyes* that's why he looks as such. as to his hair, it's also for the role. gee, before you guys start slammin on anything, get your facts.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 1:17 am
No. 7 khiana says:

Gosh!! Did you guys ever tried to read the book first? Before you start to criticize?? Gee!! And you better see the movie too.. Before you start judging if it's good movie or not!!

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 3:16 am
No. 8 ashley says:

khiana's right. and whatever you think. people are different. we have different tastes, we like different stories. don't judge because WE'RE different from you.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 6:04 am
No. 9 ashley says:

and BTW, whatever happened to the girl who broke her nose, it's not related to twilight. like, if she behaved well, that would not happen.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 6:05 am
No. 10 nene says:

Gosh!! It seems that SeaKat did read the book, judging from her obscure "I read the book" hinting.

And now for judging: If Bella were anymore of a lunkheaded, boring Mary Sue I would rip my entrails out with Robert Pattinson's stiff, greasy prongs. And the actress chosen to play her looks like the wettest tuberculose blanket in Wellville.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 6:32 am
No. 11 nene says:

That said, she might be a neat actress. Some people just don't take good photographs.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 6:37 am
No. 12 dame sir deimos the vampire from the desert says:

i have the facts. only preteen girls with a boner for grease boy will see this stupid movie. here's another fact: grease boy said the book was so stupid he couldn't even read it so he almost didn't do the movie. LOOK IT UP!

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 7:40 am
No. 13 evil twin says:

Bill the Vampire from True Blood ate all the kids from Twilight. I have it on good authority.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 7:51 am
No. 14 sar says:

You guys…. HOT TOPIC!!!!


Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 8:02 am
No. 15 dame sir deimos the vampire from the desert says:

may i quote this stupid book?

"even in the rain he looked like an underware model."


Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 8:39 am
No. 16 kma says: Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 8:43 am
No. 17 kissyourself says:

ah yes, i love twilight, but this is ridiculous.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 8:53 am
No. 18 April says:

"don't judge because WE'RE different from you."

HAHA that is hot topic's motto. They had is printed on the lable of the millions and millions of mass produced products they sell per week.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 10:18 am
No. 19 SeaKat says:

Does anyone else sing Jim Gaffigan's "Hot Pocket" reprise every time they read that store's name?

"Hooooot Topic"

Just me? Oh. Never mind.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 12:45 pm
No. 20 SeaKat says:

BTW - Ashly, Cass and Khiana — based on the quality of your posts, I can see why you're fervent Twilight fans.

I suppose I shouldn't judge: I read "Sweet Valley High" back in the day. Of course, even in Jr. High, I didn't pretend that it was anything other than twaddle… and I certainly would have mocked ANYONE playing the Wakefield twins in a feature film.

So, I take it back. I should judge. I am judging. Please read some real literature, so you can at least KNOW when a book is sh*t. Mmmmkay?

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm
No. 21 April says:

Seakat - at least they are reading.

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 1:53 pm
No. 22 seventeen says:

why are you so bad

Posted: Nov 12, 2008 at 8:34 pm
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