Lampoon Lampoons Twilight With Nightlight

Edwart's no vamp, he just has nosebleeds, but don't tell Belle
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 12:27 PM CST
"Nightlight," by the Harvard Lampoon.   (Random House)
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(Newser) – She's a klutzy transplant to the Oregon town of Switchblade who falls for a computer geek with nosebleeds named Edwart. “Looking into his eyes I felt waves of electricity, currents of electrons charging towards me. Was this how it felt to be in love ... for robots?” Yes, it's Belle, but this is Twilight as reimagined by the wits at the Harvard Lampoon—four current students who undertook Nightlight, the Lampoon's first satire of a novel since Bored of the Rings 40 years ago.

The thin volume drops today—conveniently just weeks before the next installment of the film series hits theaters, the Los Angeles Times notes. Hoping to borrow a little of the buzz from the über bestseller and box office smash? Poppycock, the Lampoon’s 22-year-old editor tells the Wall Street Journal. The paean is actually intended “to promote and increase the sales of Twilight,” he says, not freeload on the popular books and movies.