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by andypalmer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

My views on the pain are partially based on experience but yes, are still purely conjecture. I was applying the boiling frog metaphor :-) Regarding Edward's view, perhaps my XY are showing. :-) As a husband and father, by far the most difficult thing for me to do is watch my wife or one of my childr...
by andypalmer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

OK, I do get the romantic aspect of the "vampire kiss" (I'm a guy, but not that dense :-) ), but then I have to stop and think about the "reality" of that scenario. If Renesmee hadn't happened and Edward were to prep Bella (morphine) and then bite her, things would have been, well, awful. Without th...
by andypalmer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

Something else that I noticed. Edward did not resort to an injection. He used the injection to augment and supplement the venom from his bite. The first bite that got the venom into her system would have been when he used his teeth to cut into her womb. He used a syringe to inject venom directly in...
by andypalmer
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

Cullengirl, Andy will disagree with me, but I think that SM didn't have the sacrifice at the end, but at the beginning. The very first words of the story tell of a sacrificial death, Bella's words from the ballet studio, and I believe that rather than demanding a suffering sacrifice from Bella, SM ...
by andypalmer
Sun May 30, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

I don't believe Bella would have been changed if it was not for the pregnancy. Under no circumstances was Bella going to be changed unless it was a life & death situation-which is alluded to all of the transformations done by Carlisle. What I meant to say that Nessie's birth almost killed the human...
by andypalmer
Sat May 29, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

Cullengirl. Thanks for the detailed post. Lots of things to reply to; I've tried to just quote the key parts to keep the post length down. The existence of Nessie is very hard for me to swallow and accept...SNIP... My first reason why I don't like Nessie is because she's just downright creepy and I ...
by andypalmer
Mon May 24, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

A bit off the current topic, but I thought I had that I wanted to get some feedback on (as in, it kinda makes sense to me, but I'm really curious what others think); a true, "exploration" so to speak. In the sequels thread, I posted an idea of Nessie having Jacob's baby, right before her "end-of-gro...
by andypalmer
Mon May 24, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 40770

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Why, for example, are there no vampires who prey upon rapists, muggers, and murderers? Edward did that for a decade; he was still taking human life and realized he was no less a monster for killing other "monsters." I have to respectfully disagree on the empathy argument. Empathy exist on a moral f...
by andypalmer
Sun May 23, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

I actually have no problem with the HEA; I would just have preferred a more difficult path to get there. I'm not even upset with the lack of combat at the end (and as a guy, you'd expect different, eh?), I would just have preferred a more challenging path to get to the end, a more complex story with...
by andypalmer
Sat May 22, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 131855

Re: Explorations

I do concede that, as she is unsure of how certain aspects of her vampire-self will be, that she is unsure if even after the "newborn delay" things will be as good/that same as what her human body would experience, so does have some fear of "giving something up." It's disputable whether her thoughts...