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by TNO
Thu May 21, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: A Run Through the Woods
Topic: Chapter 1 ~ First Impressions
Replies: 260
Views: 41970

Re: Chapter 1 ~ First Impressions

1. Did you relate to Bella right away? If so, what part of her did you identify with? Not in the least. I'm plain-looking and I suppose I'm 'unpopular', but I have some friends, for goodness' sake, and I don't whine (all the time...). Also, I love the cold. I love the rain. I love Washington. I don...
by TNO
Thu May 21, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: The Host
Topic: The Plot
Replies: 16
Views: 7725

Re: The Plot

Well, it's an interesting idea. I'll give her that. The plot started a bit slow and there weren't any unexpected twists- I called everything, including the happily ever after. What I don't get is why she is planning sequels (if in fact she is...?). I mean, she gave her characters their happy ending....
by TNO
Thu May 21, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: The Host
Topic: Twilight verses the Host
Replies: 208
Views: 35159

Re: Twilight verses the Host

I do think Meyer did a better job of character development in the Host, though there were still some stereotypes and the whole pretty=good thing. I also think her descriptive style was much better in the Host, probably because she'd *been* in the desert when she wrote it, rather than Twilight, where...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Flight to Phoenix
Topic: Are your parents OK with vampires?
Replies: 186
Views: 26448

Re: Are your parents OK with vampires?

My parents hate vampires, but dad's of the opinion that I need to grow up balanced and well-read so he refuses to censor anything, for which I am very grateful. Every so often mom'll be like "I don't want you reading books about vampires (or serial killers, in the case of The String of Pearls/Sweene...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: What did you think of the Twilight Series?
Replies: 173
Views: 30862

Re: What did you think of the Twilight Series?

Well generally I'm not big on romance at all, so when the Twilight craze hit the school and I found out it was a vampire romance I was very skeptical and decided to steer far, far away from the books with the pretty covers. Anyway, a few months later- I'd forgotten all about Twilight by this time- w...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: The Host
Topic: Twilight verses the Host
Replies: 208
Views: 35159

Re: Twilight verses the Host

Meh. I'm a big science fiction nut- I get it from my dad- and I'm a big vampire fan. I guess part of the reason I don't like Meyer's books is she apparently writes them for people who don't like [insert genre here]. If I had to choose, I suppose I would say Twilight because the idea behind Twilight ...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Technology in the Twilight series
Replies: 45
Views: 20655

Re: Technology in the Twilight series

Speaking of which, why doesn't Charlie have some kind of alarm system in his house? He's a cop, I'd think he'd be more security conscious than most, but apparently the only security he has is a simple deadbolt on his front door. I would think he felt that he didn't need an alarm in a city with a po...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Imprinting
Replies: 654
Views: 55194

Re: Imprinting

Meyer never went outright and said, "oh, Sam attacked Emily 'cause she defended her cousin and denied him... at first," no. Let's see... from New Moon: You've seen Emily. Sam lost control of his temper for just one second… and she was standing too close. And now there's nothing he can ever do to put...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Technology in the Twilight series
Replies: 45
Views: 20655

Re: Technology in the Twilight series

Ah, yes. That makes more sense. Thanks for clearing that up. It is kind of strange, though, how Charlie didn't at least get Bella a cheap cellphone for emergencies; he's a cop after all. I know my mom literally dragged me to a communications store and made me get a cellphone so she could get in touc...
by TNO
Wed May 20, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Imprinting
Replies: 654
Views: 55194

Re: Imprinting

I hate imprinting. I hate the entire idea. I don't find it romantic, I find it creepy and disturbing. Think about it, for a minute, from the imprintee's point of view. You're a normal girl. Maybe you're single, maybe you're married with kids, maybe you're a five year old who likes to hold tea partie...