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L.J. Smith Pleads for The Vampire Diaries Viewers

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Just two days prior to the series premiere of The Vampire Diaries, L.J. Smith has a request of TV fans.

The author that penned the book series after which The CW show is based posted the message below on her website this week. She really wants you to give The Vampire Diaries a chance:

May I make a plea for everybody to try to be patient (especially with the pilot episode)? The Twilight Zone feeling rapidly diminishes after that. Ian Somerhalder is being recognized as a superior villain; and I feel sure that under those brown curls Elena’s scheming mind is simply waiting for an opportunity to emerge... I’ve waited this long to speak out, and my verdict is: give it a chance.

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Smith is mostly responding to criticism that the series is too much like the Twilight Saga. Producer Kevin Williamson made a similar point earlier this summer.

Having seen the first couple installments of The Vampire Diaries, we have to agree: the show is very much worth a viewing.

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actually, it is like the twilight in the vampire-human relationship. you know, the emotional, lonely, weird, over dramatic human with just about the same vampire. but of course vampire diaries is so much more less aggravating because there are a mix of true blood in it, which makes it more interesting and elena and stefan are not as emotional as robert and the girl. as for the action part, twilight is incredibly, without a doubt dull, stupid and boring, everything just went to easy and it seems that those action scenes are just perfunctory, and the real story is about a girl and a vampire fall in love, tell love to each other, kissing, flirting, it just too dull. So, vampire diaries do have huge similarities with twilight, but it is better, and hence, why not watch it? if you can watch the arguably unbearable twilight.

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im reading them atm and i have to say i cant WAIT for it to come out; i REALLY cant :D :D
no way is it too much like the twilight saga. sure i love twilight but not everything vampire like has to be twilight
OMFG IM SO EXCITED TO SEE IT ;D
i love l.j smiths Night World series too PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING THOSE OUT ON TELLY.
PLS IM BEGGING YOU SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!

Vampire Diaries Quotes

You want a love that consumes you. You want passion and adventure, and even a little danger... I want you to get everything you're looking for. But for right now, I want you to forget that this happened. Can't have people knowing I'm in town yet. Goodnight, Elena.

Damon

Damon: You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle's going to make everything OK, or even saying a prayer. Or pretending Elena's not going to end up just like the rest of us murdering vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. And I know what you're going to say: 'It makes them feel better, Damon.' So what? For how long? A minute, a day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock with a birthday carved into it that I'm pretty sure is wrong. So thanks, friend. Thanks for leaving me here to babysit. Because I should be long gone by now. I didn't get the girl, remember? I'm just stuck here fighting my brother and taking care of the kids. You owe me big.
Alaric: I miss you too, buddy.

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