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by December
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Smitten by Twilight wrote:They look wrong, they smell wrong, they move wrong, and they usually kill people.

Heh. I don't know why, but that totally tickled me.


B: Oh, for the love of .... All right. But I'm NOT kissing him.

CLASSIC!!!!

Okay, that whole exchange has to be added somewhere....
by December
Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

I thought New Moon was brilliant, but then I have never revoked B&E's license to love each other to the extremes that they do. In my opinion, what Stephenie was asking of us was to extend that license of extreme behavior to Jacob as well, because of his extreme love for Bella and the extreme circum...
by December
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Tornado wrote:Give me a crowbar, and directions to La Push, and I'll go and get him myself!

No no no no. You may have a sledgehammer or a pickaxe, or a bazooka or any other implement you like for wolf-whomping -- but I'm afraid crowbars have been reserved strictly for Edward-bashing.... (*grin*).
by December
Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

No, you're absolutely right, JG: it's not like the werewolves see them through an actual visual filter; it's more like their awareness of what the vampires are -- undead bloodsuckers -- is such an overwhelming gut-instinct that vampires might as well be as literally hideous as zombies. Or at least ...
by December
Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Agreed: one has to look beyond that unreal beauty -- which is, as Bella observes, actually a kind of warning to humankind -- to what lies within, because in the case of 99.99% of vampires you will look in vain for the heroic selflessness and denial that makes the Cullens' angelic beauty so morally ...
by December
Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Yes. And put to excellently comic effect in the Tent Scene.... No question that the moral beauty outshines even the physical graces ("even more incredible behind the face" and all that). My thought was just that the narrative is rigged so as to make everything about the Cullens alluring to Bella (a...
by December
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

this honestly was the one small thing that allowed me just a moment of sympathy for the mongrel. In essence, Bella chooses a life that he cannot fathom, an existence that he loathes, and does so with his mortal enemy. Absolutely. Obviously he comes round over time; but to start with, all Jake can i...
by December
Tue Jan 17, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Love it, Kayla! I feel like maybe the Serenity Prayer gets an oblique look-in here: It's the wisdom part that Edward was missing in NM (Bella's love for him wasn't something he could change). Jake doesn't exactly excel at recognizing the things he can't change either. Maybe in a way that's what Bel...
by December
Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

Sure, it might be more realistic, but who wants realism? hahahaha. Amen to that. As my old friend LindsAy observed, there's nothing more annoying than stories that feel it necessary to leave us with a grim, life-is-flawed-so-live-with-it ending. Who needs fiction for that? Life IS flawed -- and we'...
by December
Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 79898

Re: Explorations

And as far as I'm concerned, Jake and Leah can leave their boots in the shoebasket too -- been there, done that (like most of us) in my time. Rejection isn't much fun -- or good for the psyche -- either! Extraordinary, isn't it, that humans remain so magnetically drawn to romance -- when it's one o...