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by TrueLove1
Mon Jun 30, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Was Edward an idiot to leave Bella in NM?
Replies: 316
Views: 62470

So here's another way of putting the question we're discussing: Stephenie Wrote: If Edward had never tried to leave Bella, would it be right to say that he truly loved her? Hmmmm...Interesting way to put this and the answers to this question, I'm sure, are going to be as widely varied as everyone's...
by TrueLove1
Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 52344

December Wrote: I take your thought, but I'm not sure you want to argue that if you are you must be alive.... Unless you take a very broad view of what it is to be living, one which encompasses rocks, puddles, sausage rolls, typewriter ribbons and everything else to be found in this universe! I just...
by TrueLove1
Sat May 10, 2008 7:07 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SMDND-Exploring the Theme of "Choice"
Replies: 832
Views: 199678

December wrote: It's the fact that it hurts her so much, and still she knows it's the right decision that can reconcile us -- and Stephenie -- to letting her walk to the end of the bitter path she is on. To choose to die at eighteen. Right, December. I have no doubt that this in fact was her intenti...
by TrueLove1
Fri May 09, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SM/DND The Jacob Effect
Replies: 92
Views: 23733

Lindsay ...for Bella there really are worse things. Far worse things. Her issue is a matter of life and death -- and this choice is so many volumes more serious than what was annoying me. I should not have thought of her problem of Edward vs. Jacob as simply a teenager's struggle over which boyfrien...
by TrueLove1
Sun May 04, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SM/DND The Jacob Effect
Replies: 92
Views: 23733

December wrote: What are we supposed to make of the tremendous weight Stephenie has put on Bella's relationship to Jake and the sense that keeps leaking off the page (at least to some readers) that she actually would like to see Bella together with Jake more than with Edward? Given that this story b...
by TrueLove1
Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Fun Despite the Depth! TUGPM Take Three
Replies: 1050
Views: 107295

LCAZ wrote: without seeing it as a gross and pervy 100 year old man hitting on a girl in her pajamas. I quoted this because 1) it made me laugh and 2) it's important to grasping the narrative point to the story. Yes, first and foremost we have to realize that this state of constant that the Cullen's...
by TrueLove1
Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Fun Despite the Depth! TUGPM Take Three
Replies: 1050
Views: 107295

Sorry. No cliff notes available yet. I'm afraid you'll just have to grit your teeth and read it ! (*grin*). But look on the bright side...at least it's not the choices thread. We can get much longer than this... :D
by TrueLove1
Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Fun Despite the Depth! TUGPM Take Three
Replies: 1050
Views: 107295

December Wrote: On the other hand, we also change through our particular experiences -- we get wiser not because we're physically older but because we've seen more, tried more, failed more. And this, obviously, vampires can do. "I'm a quick learner, Jacob Black." Edward is capable of learning from h...
by TrueLove1
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Fun Despite the Depth! TUGPM Take Three
Replies: 1050
Views: 107295

On thing to think about here...I think you need to distinguish between the ability to learn (which vampires clearly excel at -- their brains are much quicker than ours) and the ability to grow emotionally. When Stephenie and Edward talk about vampires being set in stone, they're speaking about rigi...
by TrueLove1
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Fun Despite the Depth! TUGPM Take Three
Replies: 1050
Views: 107295

I thought I'd chime in with what might be some helpful information or at least insight on the way that Stephenie sees the Twilight world and these issues of atonement that are being discussed. I was going to copy and paste some old posts of mine on this discussion but I get my understanding from Ste...