corona wrote:I think a lot depends, though, on whether or not you actually believe there will be more stories in the TW world. If you do, then it becomes much easier to imagine there might be consequences for certain actions or opportunities for growth. Personally, I got the feeling that SM was trying to wrap up everything that she could, so I got the impression of finality, which freezes everyone in time, not just the vamps. I think the thing that tipped me over to that conclusion was how strong she portrayed Nessie's connection to Jacob, even over her own father. That is basically giving away the end to their story. Why do that unless you're not sure you will ever be writing their story?
You see a big part of my problem? I can't picture those additional stories, so Jacob always remains the same to me. It isn't that I don't have an imagination, it's because I am interpreting BD as the final word in the TW universe. I hope I am wrong. Funny, though, isn't it? Out of all of the characters in the book, Jacob is the prime candidate for growth, but I can't picture it. There is some stubbornness on my part, but I'm just not willing anymore to put any effort into understanding him.
My problem is similar. While I can imagine a lot of these scenes, the fact is, I can't consider them canon because I am not SM. This makes my understanding of her world incomplete. This is one of the things that frustrates me when it comes to fanfiction. I can't give it validation because SM hasn't sanctioned it, so how can I be sure that it is an accurate depiction of her world? This is compounded by the fact that, when I do read it, usually the characters start behaving in a way that I believe is inconsistent with their characters, so then I am forced to ask, "Has the writer misunderstood these characters or have I?"
corona wrote:I think you are right, there is not much point to writing their story unless there is romantic conflict. The only way for Nahuel to enter the picture, though, is if Nessie has some kind of meltdown with Jacob. Perhaps these kinds of revelations combined with a feeling of entrapment would do. Maybe her book cover would have a picture of breaking chains, a rebellion against the choices that have seemingly been taken from her?
That's a very good idea, and possibly the very point from which a problem could stem. It would be difficult for Nessie to deal with that, especially the realisation that, if not for supernatural magic, the man who is professing undying devotion to her would have murdered her mercilessly. It would tend to screw you up, I think. There are probably a few fathers out there who wanted their babies aborted and then loved them when they were born, so Edward's situation is not unique, but Jacob's is, and that could cause a lot of trouble.