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by rollie715
Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

I really enjoy all your comments and a somewhat revival of this thread. On the subject of identifying with a specific character or defending one over the other, I hadn't thought in depth of this before, but I have experienced the feelings of the characters becoming real in my mind to the point where...
by rollie715
Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

Knives, I appreciate and even agree with you on many points. Even though I have defended Twilight various times in the past and shared my deep passion for many of it's attributes, I agree with the PG-13 rating which suggests that responsible adults help guide the impressionable youth through this jo...
by rollie715
Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

Knives wrote: My problem is that, because the reader gets personally and emotionally involved, they become biased. You can't critique the series without running into a brick wall of defensive reactions and anger. They see attacks on the work as attacks on themselves because they're so connected (a ...
by rollie715
Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: What if...?
Replies: 17
Views: 6261

Re: What if...?

I think with any vampire, especially a newborn, the craving or need for blood to survive is an instinct that seems to overpower all other desires. Many addictions can be overcome by complete abstinance, but this one can not in the sense of needing some kind of blood to survive, similar to how us hum...
by rollie715
Thu May 20, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

Sorghey , Welcome to the discussion. I too, usually lurk and enjoy the other posts, and once in a while try to post something worthwhile. I have always thought of Bella's move to the life of a vampire to be a move "up" and not just a move "sideways" or "down". While it does have it's tradeoff's, I ...
by rollie715
Tue May 18, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

Jazz Girl's remarks on Life vs. Death, where human life may be considered as a heart beating mortal being which Bella and Jacob were and Edward was not has got me thinking. It appears that both Edward and Jacob seemed to hold to that definition of life as "sacred" as they both objected to Bella losi...
by rollie715
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Made fun of for liking Twilight?
Replies: 534
Views: 38858

Re: Made fun of for liking Twilight?

Amongst the recent defensive positions stated here, I would consider myself to be mostly in agreement. I would like to add that I think the content of both the books and movies should be following the PG13 guidelines in that younger children need the interaction of responsible parents to discuss the...
by rollie715
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

I'm not sure if you are covering this view or whether I am seeing things differently then what I read in your posts, but from what I see, it seems SM has started with a dream she said she had, and that this dream was made up of concepts and ideas she had either previously embraced or felt strongly a...
by rollie715
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: The New Moon Movie
Topic: New moon merchandise
Replies: 84
Views: 22323

Re: New moon merchandise

What are we supposed to do with the film? My eyes don't focus that small very good, and I can't really see the details that well. The one I got is right after Jacob unloaded the first old motorcycle from the truck and is pushing it towards the shop while Bella follows him. Oh yeah, We've watched all...
by rollie715
Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 74546

Re: Explorations

Jazz Girl and vampirenerd ~ Thanks for your positive feedback. I'm not sure where this will lead me, but your comments have spurred further thoughts. I feel very fortunate to have a spouse who also enjoys TW, and to be able to interact with her on different levels. While I might dwell more on the e...