Anne Rice Trashes 'Twilight' Vampires and Sparkling

Twilight-edward-sparkle.jpg" style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; float: left; width: 300px; height: 200px; " />Before there was Stephanie Meyer and "Twilight," there was Anne Rice and "The Vampire Chronicles," a series of books that some point to having spawned the whole supernatural vampire romance thing that people love so much nowadays.

But how does Rice feel about Meyer's vampire creations and how they bend or break some of the rules of vampire lore? Rice took to her Facebook page to (rather sarcastically) bring it up: "Should vampires sparkle? Think before you speak," she wrote. "This is probably the most important issue facing our time!!!"

In a later post, in response to questions of whether Rice's vampires would kill the "Twilight" clan, Rice continued: "Lestat and Louie feel sorry for vampires that sparkle in the sun," she wrote. "They would never hurt immortals who choose to spend eternity going to high school over and over again in a small town ---- anymore than they would hurt the physically disabled or the mentally challenged. My vampires possess gravitas. They can afford to be merciful."

That lead to almost 10,000 likes on the post, and more that 2,000 comments... some of them in support of Rice, and some of them in clear opposition. It seems that there are some Twihards who also follow Rice's posts.

Though Rice isn't the biggest fan of Edward and the Cullen clan, there doesn't seem to be any hard feelings toward "Twilight" author Stephanie Meyer. "Happy Hallowe'en to Stephanie Meyer, Charlaine Harris, and all the other supernatural writers out there who are writing their own vampire stories and myths in this golden age of fantasy," she posted yesterday, after her previous diss of Meyer's work.