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by vampbball
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Would you really want to become a vampire???
Replies: 15
Views: 6202

Re: Would you really want to become a vampire???

You know for me, Edward's own words are the clincher, "Just because we've been dealt a certain hand it doesn't mean that we can't choose to rise above - to conquer the boundaries of a destiny none of us wanted." (Twilight, Chap. 14) Bella wanted it (though not in "Gianna" form), and wanting that des...
by vampbball
Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Would you really want to become a vampire???
Replies: 15
Views: 6202

Re: Would you really want to become a vampire???

Hi all. I know this thread is long dead, but I found an article that I thought would help explain why I think choosing to become a vampire is in almost every case an immoral decision (and why Edward was right in trying so hard to dissuade Bella). I've long thought that the appropriate analogy to a "...
by vampbball
Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: The Cast List
Topic: Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan #2
Replies: 653
Views: 39467

Re: Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan #2

I can't believe that moonlessnight's post is the ONLY post on here about Kristen and Rob's break-up (unless the moderators are removing them). I too feel sympathy for Kristen (and for Rob, of course), but I'd still like to know how many of you think this mess is going to hurt movie ticket sales. I s...
by vampbball
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Would you really want to become a vampire???
Replies: 15
Views: 6202

Re: Would you really want to become a vampire???

Absolutely not. Yes, the Cullens are able to abstain from taking human life for the most part, but how many other vampires share that ability? Even Edward expected Bella to slip up at least a few times. Becoming a vampire - for nearly everyone - means becoming a murderer. Becoming a monster is way t...
by vampbball
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight under the Sorting Hat
Replies: 49
Views: 6838

Re: Edward Cullen #6

Whoa! A conversation started, yay! EsmeEcho, I almost feel like you're contradicting yourself here, by saying that you don't consider Edward a hero, when you wrote just a few posts earlier, Edward's consideration for others was one of his major characteristics. Even during his rebellious years he ca...
by vampbball
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight under the Sorting Hat
Replies: 49
Views: 6838

Twilight under the Sorting Hat

Mod's Note: This conversation began on the Edward Cullen #6 thread, but since it seems to have taken a serious lease of life, I'm moving it to a thread of its own. So IS Edward a Gryffindor....? (see below) Hi all. December, I'm not sure where to put this, because I wanted to discuss Edward and a c...
by vampbball
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: What if...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4536

Re: What if...?

The remarkable thing is how characters like Bree and Fred make the notion of the decent but not veggie vampire intelligible to us. Or perhaps I mean to say: how Stephenie manages to make them seem decent to us, despite the fact that what they are doing is -- let's look this straight in the eye -- k...
by vampbball
Mon Jun 14, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 16080

Re: Discrepancies

Sorry, what line? (Forgive my ignorance). The "We'll rip 'em apart and burn the pieces" or something like that. I know Emmett delivers the line in the garage, right before they leave the house. Yes, Emmett says it the second time with bravado and Edward says it during his earlier info dump. So emba...
by vampbball
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: "Explorations" of Bree's Novella
Replies: 29
Views: 6305

Re: Discrepancies

However, Bree's story brings up two essential issues. First, vampires in their natural state do come across as what we would judge as evil. They assume godhood (see the first five pages of the Bree book) and see humans as lesser snacks. They are truly without moral guidance at all. Secondly, it isn...
by vampbball
Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: What if...?
Replies: 17
Views: 4536

Re: What if...?

Bree seems to have a vacuum in her life where she is without good trusting loving relationships and is drawn to people that can fill that void. The Cullens have what she is seeking, and I think she saw that almost immediately as she interacted with Carlisle, and the rest of the Cullens. I get the i...