According to the newspaper O Globo, writer Lisa J. Smith, author, among other works he created the series The Vampire Diaries, she has requested for Stephenie Meyer to attend a public examination. The basis of the similarity of all the books, according to Smith, is among his books of "The Diary of the Vampire" and "The sect of Vampires," with "Twilight".
Smith Said: "Almost all the characters and major events in Meyer's books can be found in my books." In the postscript that Smith published between 1991 and 1996 and Meyer was between 2005 and 2007. Smith continued, "I challenge the author of" Twilight "to an open debate on the web. I want to see how she explains all the similarities. The row of newspapers have reported that the vampire myth is back, thanks to Meyer and Smith should be grateful.
Here it is if you want to try and translate. My translation in my broken Texas Spanish Spanglish at least confirms the open challenge to debate this on the web
- Há muitas similaridades entre "Diários..." e "Crepúsculo"(lançado em 2005). Além disso, vários elementos foram tirados de "Night world" (publicada de 1996 a 1998). Quase todos os personagens e os desdobramentos importantes nos livros de Meyer podem ser encontrados nos meus livros - dispara Smith, chamando para a briga. - Eu desafio a autora de "Crepúsculo" a um debate público pela web. Quero ver como explica todas as similaridades.
Aos 35 anos, Meyer já vendeu 77 milhões de exemplares dos quatro títulos de sua série. Lançado ano passado, o filme adaptado do primeiro livro foi um estouro e o segundo, "Lua nova", estreia no fim deste ano. O curioso é que, não fosse esse sucesso, a própria Smith não estaria de novo sob os holofotes. Do seriado "True blood" à prometida refilmagem de "Buffy - A caça-vampiros", toda a onda sanguinária que motivou a adaptação da trilogia "Diários..." para a TV e, por tabela, o relançamento dos livros foi levantada por "Crepúsculo" .
Interesting to me really because I DON'T see the similarities that much
The lead female characters seem very different. Bella is aloof, isolative, quiet, clumsy, plain. Elana is blonde, popular, a cheerleader, a strong group of friends, and very pretty.
There exists a love triangle in both stories, but one involving a teen wolf and an ancient vampire, whereas Vamp Diaries pits two brothers against each other. At least Jacob and Edward are both inherently good, while Damon is incredibly evil.
Other than two teen girls falling in love with vampires, the similarities seem to end there. Bella doesnt' die MULTIPLE times and become like a super strong spirit vampire, queen of the damned like Elena. Bella gets married and chooses one, has a child, Elena doesnt get the same happy ending.
Vampire lore will have similarities. I don't see Anne Rice calling out other Vamp authors because their vampires ALSO drink blood.
Another quote taken from L.J. Smith's blog
But that’s not the end. The New York Times has an article in its arts section that starts with something about how L.J. Smith, upon reading T*******, must have wanted to send an armada of termites to S. M.’s house! Finally, someone has taken up the cause! And it’s a newspaper with such a large circulation. Yes, I’m happy!