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by ringswraith
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:10 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Bella Effect
Replies: 28
Views: 21174

Re: The Bella Effect

Well, how many guys do you know read Twilight ? What's the typical guys' guy's response to "Hey I think you should check this out?" as you hand them a black book with a red apple on it? Exactly. The vast majority of readers here are female- males such as myself are quite in the minority. When you w...
by ringswraith
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:27 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Bella Effect
Replies: 28
Views: 21174

Re: The Bella Effect

I'm in agreement with VirginiaMay on both counts: First, the sentiment about how "conservative values" do not endorse "independent thinking" et al . I think she hit the nail on the head here, with her comment about how it could be seen to be "more independent" to "do what everyone else is doing." I...
by ringswraith
Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Saga Q&A #4
Replies: 757
Views: 84822

Re: Twilight Saga Q&A #4

Just because you have room, doesn't mean you can make things just "disappear". You can put stuff away, perhaps pile them in a corner- but they never disappear. That's the analogy I think of when it comes to Edward's mind-reading: he chooses to focus on something, and selectively "hears" those thoug...
by ringswraith
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: The Science of Twilight
Replies: 505
Views: 85576

Re: The Science of Twilight

I can't seem to locate the reference now, but I seem to recall Meyer saying something like Rosalie being able to try different hairstyles, but never one that cut her hair because it'd never grow back. That tells me it's possible to cut their hair, and I understood it to mean via regular scissors. (...
by ringswraith
Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: The Science of Twilight
Replies: 505
Views: 85576

Re: The Science of Twilight

Actually, I don't think their hair and nails are as invulnerable as their skin. Didn't Meyer once say that if a TW vamp got a haircut, they better hope they like the style because there's no growing back? (I'm fairly certain she actually mentions that you could cut their hair with regular scissors....
by ringswraith
Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Flight to Phoenix
Topic: Writers Central
Replies: 1170
Views: 109974

Re: Writers Central

I think that could lead to some confusion. You'll probably be more consistent if you stuck with third-person omniscient, but only let pertinent thoughts out.

I mean, just because it's TPO doesn't mean everyone's thoughts get heard all the time. :)
by ringswraith
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: Flight to Phoenix
Topic: Writers Central
Replies: 1170
Views: 109974

Re: Writers Central

There's that and, how is someone supposed to grow and mature when they are always sheilded from learning experiences? I don't think exposing kids to a book where 24 kids kill each other for sport counts as a "learning experience." The concept of "death" is one thing; the concept of "murder" however...
by ringswraith
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Lights, Camera, Action...5,6,7,8
Topic: X-Men Movies
Replies: 2
Views: 1709

Re: X-Men Movies

They approached Lautner for Beast?

I guess I could see that given the athleticism Beast requires, but I think Lautner's too young to play that role.

Any connection to the first X-Men movie trilogy?
by ringswraith
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: In the Twilight Zone
Topic: Twilight Fanfiction Discussion Thread 2
Replies: 1883
Views: 187883

Re: Twilight Fanfiction Discussion Thread 2

Meh.

I mean I can understand the spirit of it. Just feel kinda gypped- it's one of my favorite fanfics after all.
by ringswraith
Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: In the Twilight Zone
Topic: Twilight Fanfiction Discussion Thread 2
Replies: 1883
Views: 187883

Re: Twilight Fanfiction Discussion Thread 2

So, do only those who bid get to read the CW&IA extra?