Why is Twilight Popular? A Short Animated Explanation

The Lego Brick effect he’s talking about is called “Masking“, and is extensively explained in Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics, a book I highly recommend everyone read.  I think the video’s definitely on the right track with this approach, but it’s more complicated than this. After all, Stephanie Myers is hardly the first person to use this technique- the Japanese have been using it for 60+ years! No, Ms. Myers definitely managed to tape into something deep in the female psyche and give women the same high men get from a perfect action movie, or perhaps porn.

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