Yes, I remember reading the details of Alice's visions as well. So I looked it up and found it on this site. It is in Personal Correspondence #9 (towards the end). It says:Tornado wrote: From what SM has said about Alice's visions I think they are usually just pictures or snapshots of the future, rather than moving images. That was the impression I got from something she said, anyway. Now, obviously in a movie they're going to make it more than that because it looks better, but the vision probably told Alice little more than that Bella would become her friend and Bella would become a vampire.
Q. Alice’s visions-are they animated or like photographs?
A. Both, but more often like still photographs. She gets motionless images most of the time. The moving visions (and the ones with sound) are only of things that are very concrete and sure (usually the ones that are almost about to happen).
I think it’s neat, that the moving-visions have sound too. Seeing Alice’s moving-visions would probably be better than watching a movie in a 3D IMAX theatre. Also, IMO, the guide should have had this piece of information under Alice’s profile. Though, the guide does, vaguely, insinuate one of her visions (her mother’s death) being an animated one. Well, thank goodness for all those correspondences and other sources available to us, so we can piece everything together.
Tornado wrote: I always thought it was likely Alice was in the vision instead of Edward because she is seeing Bella as far as she as concerned. After all, it's Alice's vision; Edward's just seeing it in her mind, and it was this vision that stopped Jasper from his homicidal intentions, because to hurt a friend of Alice's would hurt Alice.
Agree. Both of these quotes make a lot of sense to me.marielle wrote: I don't think it would make more sense... actually, though Bella was completely decided on becoming a vampire, it was in the end Alice decision to make her a vampire. Alice was the first one to give in, on the plane to Voltera she said that she considered changing Bella herself just to get rid of the stupid situation. she, after Bella's begging gave her word that she would change Bella... of course you get all the events afterwards with carlisle promising Bella he'll do it and with Edward hammering out details... but couldn't be that first vision of Bella and Alice as friends be a result of that future, that Bella will be changed by Alice as her change is decided on for the first time.
than it would make sense that Edward isn't there, it could be that he isn't happy, that he is still against what had happened even though Bella is happy.
Yes, absolutely. Bella could have so easily thrown Alice off her back, but Bella has a soft spot for her best-friend-sister-in-law Alice and I think Alice knows that. I also, think Alice has a good deal in her vampire life, in regards to Edward and Bella. Edward is her favorite brother and his wife Bella is her best-friend/sister-in-law. Good combination.marielle wrote: Though I agree with you that this is all really cute and sisterly, I think this also has a lot to do with who Alice is. I believe somewhere Bella claims it's hard to resist Alice anything because she is just so enthousiastic about every thing... Bella could have attacked Alice for jumping on her just as a reflex of a new born but something in Alice makes her feel friendly and good natured...
Overthinking, anything and everything Twilight, seems to be our theme here. So you are in good company. Please let the Twilight overthinking continue. It is all very interesting to me.corona wrote: And, yeah Violet Sunlight, Renesmee could have provided a twist to it as well. I'm probably overthinking the whole thing.
Also, it just occurred to me that, the vision you were looking for is the one in the NM movie. I think Bella even has yellow eyes in the NM movie version. I guess you were not the only one who thought Alice's vision should have been Edward and Bella and not the way it is. How ironic to our conversation?