Granted, the vampires in Twilight are VERY different & were something of an adjustment when I saw the movie, as I hadn't read the books yet & didn't know anything about the Twi-phenomenon. All I knew was that there was a vampire movie coming out & I thought "Ooh, I love vampires! I must go watch that!" Needless to say, I sat there frowning when Edward stepped out into the sunlight & wasn't toast! "WTF?" I thought, "That's not right!" Then he was sparkling & I was choking on my popcorn. I managed to hold my laughter in, which was lucky, since no-one else seemed to be laughing. So I suspended my vampire beliefs & watched the rest of the movie, which I really enjoyed. Until they were going to kill James & I found out vamps had to be ripped limb from limb & then burned. "What a crock of pooh!" I thought, "Imagine if it took that long to kill vamps in Buffy... each episode would have taken at least two hours to allow for all the de-limbing & fire-starting! The hellmouth would have been over-run by all the demons because everyone would have been too busy bonfiring all the vamps! Nevermind the fact that if Spike thought Angel was a nancy-boy, can you imagine what he would say about Edward? Bwahahahaha!" Yes, this whole conversation with myself did happen, but thankfully it took place in my head. Somehow I don't think the other cinema-goers would have been very understanding of my outburst. Eventually Twilight came out on DVD & I bought it, then I bought the books & read them in less than a week & I haven't been the same since.
So, in honor of Joss Whedon's wonderful Buffyverse, I created this YouTube video showing the two vampires who stole my heart first. Angel & Spike forever!