Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oh, god.


While hunting around for some information regarding a video game I'm playing, I noticed... that ad. And I laughed. Oh, how I laughed. IMVU... marketing toward the cybersex fetish niche? Well. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Incidentally, while I understand that many women are supposed to kinship toward Bella... Since when did anyone want to be Edward Cullen? ("Mormon Vampire. Lovely. Takes all the fun out of being a Vampire.")

EDIT: Wait. I've figured out how it works! See, as Twilight is a "mostly chaste" romance, IMVU cannot be openly accused of marketing towards the "cybersex fetish" niche market. Because they're encouraging chaste, uh, 3D animated... uh, dialogues.

All the while, still marketing with the sex. That's almost brilliant. It also must be what makes Twilight work. I'll have to think about this some more. Because I still fail to see how those novels could be seen as romantic. Yes, it's a love story. But I'm not sure a love story between two idiots is a love story worth reading or telling, even if one of the idiots is a vampire. In fact, I have tons of scathing comments about that.

4 comments:

Gordon said...

One of the many reasons why you are awesome is that you never met a can of worms you didn't like.

With that in mind, feel free to list the tons of comments in the order in which they annoy you the most so that we may applaud riotously.

Pallas Renatus said...

This is exactly the reason I have this nifty Firefox addon: http://adblockplus.org/en/

With, yes, count 'em, SIX block lists (links won't work until after you have the addon):
abp:subscribe?location=https%3A%2F%2Feasylist-downloads.adblockplus.org%2Feasylist.txt&title=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=https%3A%2F%2Feasylist-downloads.adblockplus.org%2Feasyprivacy.txt&title=EasyPrivacy&requiresLocation=https%3A%2F%2Feasylist-downloads.adblockplus.org%2Feasylist.txt&requiresTitle=EasyList
abp:subscribe?location=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-adblock.txt&title=fanboy-adblock
abp:subscribe?location=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-tracking.txt&title=fanboy-tracking&requiresLocation=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-adblock.txt&requiresTitle=fanboy-adblock
abp:subscribe?location=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-tracking-intl.txt&title=fanboy-tracking-intl&requiresLocation=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-tracking.txt&requiresTitle=fanboy-tracking
abp:subscribe?location=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-p2p.txt&title=fanboy-p2p&requiresLocation=https://secure.fanboy.co.nz/fanboy-adblock.txt&requiresTitle=fanboy-adblock

...I haven't seen a real ad in years, lol!

Ananael Qaa said...

But I'm not sure a love story between two idiots is a love story worth reading or telling,

But isn't just about every romantic comedy ever made pretty much a love story between two idiots? Most of the time if the central couple would just talk to each other honestly for five minutes the movie would be over and they could roll credits.

That genre of film keeps selling tickets, so there must be a lot of folks out there who like this sort of thing. Not that I'll ever understand why...

Hieronimo said...

"Since when did anyone want to be Edward Cullen? ("Mormon Vampire. Lovely..."

Well, now that's why Barnabas Collins was such an influence on us kids old enough to have fallen under the spell of his vampire awesomeness.

--
Hieronimo