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by December
Sat Jun 28, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Love and Mythical Creatures
Replies: 147
Views: 35814

This will be brief (can you believe it?) because I'm running out the door, but I wanted to gesture quickly towards something I hope to write more about later: that one of the complications about answering this question is that all three of these teenagers do quite a lot of maturing over the course o...
by December
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Love and Mythical Creatures
Replies: 147
Views: 35814

Why do you think Bella is so averse to gifts? I mean, I'm sure Bella already feels like her relationship with Edward is out of balance. And she thinks that Edward has already given her way to much by just being with her. So accepting gifts and praise would probably make Bella just feel even worse a...
by December
Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Love and Mythical Creatures
Replies: 147
Views: 35814

Dsolo -- You're quite right that I've put my thought in its most extreme form. It is suggested to us that Bella and Edward have concrete interests in common (books for example): they haven't been spending every minute we don't see them (not just over that first summer, but in the months since they ...
by December
Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Love and Mythical Creatures
Replies: 147
Views: 35814

I just think that Bella needs to think about how her relationship with Edward might change if she's a vampire. SM hasn't put as much emphasis on how Bella and Edward's personalities fit together. Instead she's emphasized how they are physically attracted and gone on about how it feels so right for ...
by December
Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52010

But December perhaps it is the ambiguity of the vampire life and Bella's final outcome that allows us to enjoy the story fully. Perhaps if we were set on the idea that Bella indeed was going to die it would come to taint the joy we feel on her behalf. Yes the loss of her family, friends and clutzy ...
by December
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SMDND-Exploring the Theme of "Choice"
Replies: 832
Views: 198930

Oh do not tell the priest our plight for he would call it a sin, But we have been out in the woods all night, a-conjuring summer in. And we bring you news by word of mouth, good news for cattle and corn, For now is the sun come up from the South with oak and ash and thorn. Sing oak and ash and thor...
by December
Fri Jun 20, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52010

Well I swore I wasn't going to get dragged into this biological discussion, since my interest is more in what it does (or doesn't do) for the story to think of vampires as dead, than whether or not they count as technically alive. But I do just have to briefly mention something that I happened to he...
by December
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52010

"Carlisle has a theory....he believes that we all bring something of our strongest human traits with us into the next LIFE, where they are intensified." Bella's next question is - "What did he bring into the next LIFE, and the others?" Nice observation. It's quite true that the books don't talk abo...
by December
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52010

Ok. I really want to press all of you a little bit here. What about ghosts, angels, demons, spirits, shades, zombies, etc.? They all think and move and don't die a natural death (though they also CAN be destroyed).... Are these things alive also? Or is there some point in thinking that ghosts are de...
by December
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52010

I really like thinking of the Cullens a living stone as you people above have said. While i don't know who actually said it-isn't it a pretty common thing to here "I think therefore i am." so wouldn't it be fair to say the Cullens are and thus they must be living???They are just immortal not dead a...