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by andypalmer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 46309

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Were I to hazard a guess, I would guess that the Denali's are less part of human society than the Cullens. They live in a more remote area, far more sparsely populated (check out Google maps sometime - it's 2/3 of the way between Anchorage and Fairbanks, in the middle of no-where; it makes Forks loo...
by andypalmer
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 46725

Re: Discrepancies

Let's also keep in mind that, as much as we love Stephenie, she doesn't have a science background. We know from BD that vampire skin has the same relative malleability to other vampires that human skin does to humans. That level of malleability is not consistent with "like diamonds but harder." So, ...
by andypalmer
Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:01 am
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 46725

Re: Discrepancies

Try shooting diamond with any form of ammunition on earth sometime. The bullet will break first. I am afraid you are sorely mistaken. As I stated before, the toughness rating of diamonds is far from extraordinary. While a typical bullet won't shatter a diamond, bullets will chip pieces off; high ve...
by andypalmer
Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 146888

Re: Explorations

Again, I completely agree that he becomes a man when he puts even his last scruple aside, and defends her life, even in a form that is his worst nightmare. Do you all think it makes a difference that he doesn't recognize it as such though? I mean, seeing it through is eyes, we know he's just defend...
by andypalmer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Explorations (**BD2 Movie Spoilers!**)
Replies: 979
Views: 146888

Re: Explorations

When does Jacob become that man? When he stands up to Sam. He did this for Bella, for the choice she made. It is the point at which he is willing to sacrifice his own desires for something he disagrees with because it is simply the right thing to do. I think he made it there before that point, but ...
by andypalmer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 46725

Re: "Explorations" of Bree's Novella

Oh, I pretty sure standard firearms can't harm them. I'm also pretty sure no vampire would want to take a 120mm enriched uranium tungsten round from an M1A2 Abrams tank. I suspect a high velocity armor piercing round from a 50 caliber sniper rifle would at least have some effect. Nonetheless, the po...
by andypalmer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 46725

Re: Discrepancies

I'm going to have to respectfully disagree on just about this entire post. Aside from the fact that trying to explain Twi-pires with science is literally the stupidest idea Ms. Meyer could have ever had (and I mean that sentence with all due respect towards the author), have you ever hit a diamond?...
by andypalmer
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 46309

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Physically, certainly, but vampirism doesn't come with an instant ticket to hyper-intelligence any more than imprinting comes with a direct jack-in to fate (don't even start me on imprinting). Vampires would likely recognize that any being capable of living as long as them without going mad (which,...
by andypalmer
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 46309

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

For those who have seen the series Stargate: Atlantis , I think that the SM Vampires have some similarities with the Wraith. They do see humans as lesser being, primarily existing as food; they recognize that they are intelligent enough to be a threat to them, and even converse with them, usually wi...
by andypalmer
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Walking Around in the Newbie's Shoes
Topic: Discrepancies
Replies: 120
Views: 46725

Re: Discrepancies

Oh - I just thought - SONIC weapons. Produce a really loud noise at a frequency that humans can't hear but vampires can; use their advantages against them. We have the technology, we can beat them. It would be akin to fighting the Predators; we'd lose 100 or more for every one of them, but we'd win ...