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by SparklingDiamond
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Imprinting....As good as human love?
Replies: 192
Views: 49344

glenak wrote: What if you have a husband or wife and you ARE content. Sam was content with Leah. Sure, they could have broken up after years, but they could also have stayed together and be happy for the rest of their lives. I agree that they were content , as you said. However, is he only content ...
by SparklingDiamond
Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Imprinting....As good as human love?
Replies: 192
Views: 49344

Leah Wrote: But I think that's exactly the point. The imprintee dosen't choose to spend time with the imprinter - he has to, because somehow nature already made the choice for him. I see what you're saying, but what is a choice really? We choose to spend time with people because we are compelled by...
by SparklingDiamond
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Imprinting....As good as human love?
Replies: 192
Views: 49344

Saskia wrote: The only difference between imprinting and the normal way of falling in love is, that you can't ignore your feelings when you imprint.. and your feelings don't get weaker. It's a more honest way of having a relationship, because there is no way of pretending your feelings. They are tr...
by SparklingDiamond
Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Was Edward an idiot to leave Bella in NM?
Replies: 316
Views: 47061

I have always felt that the love of Edward and Bella was otherworldy, and definitely extraoridinary. More like that of the bond between a mother and a child than that of lovers. It is because of that, that this topic reminds of an adoption. When a birth mother, so overcome by the love of her newborn...
by SparklingDiamond
Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 41077

December wrote: This is a love story about two young people who are alive in all the ways that really matter: they laugh, and grieve, and quarrel, and kiss, and love each other so desperately that there is nothing they would not do for one another. Beside this, biological criteria aren't really ver...
by SparklingDiamond
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 41077

December wrote: If Bella were to die -- in the ordinary way -- to be with him, knowing that she would still exist as a ghost, would we feel that she was still going to be alive? That this wasn't dying? I agree that becoming a vampire seems different, but why? Eventually, all of our bodies will die....
by SparklingDiamond
Wed Jun 18, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: The Great Debate
Topic: Are Vampires Dead?
Replies: 264
Views: 41077

Stephenie dedicates Eclipse "to my children, Gabe, Seth, and Eli, for letting me experience the kind of love that people freely die for." Does this tell us anything about how we're meant to understand Bella's choice? This quote certainly puts things into perspective. Bella is definitely giving up l...
by SparklingDiamond
Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SMDND-Exploring the Theme of "Choice"
Replies: 832
Views: 176666

Ouisa wrote: Well Edward is only doomed if he chooses to be. I completely agree with this statement. In fact, I feel like the majority of the choices that led to the relationship that Edward and Bella now share are a result of Edward's choices. He chose to save her from the van. He chose to come bac...
by SparklingDiamond
Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SMDND-Exploring the Theme of "Choice"
Replies: 832
Views: 176666

The fact that there's a danger of him imprinting makes this that much more real and hard to ignore and in a weird way, to me, actually emphasizes the human aspect of the kind of relationship Bella could choose to have. I love how you phrased this, Cats on Mars. It's so true. Isn't this the risk tha...
by SparklingDiamond
Fri May 16, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: SMDND-Exploring the Theme of "Choice"
Replies: 832
Views: 176666

I've been gone a long time and there are so many interesting thoughts posted since I've last posted. Jacob and that little vision of her oh-so-ideal life with children and happy Renee and Charlie, et al, gathered around. I think THAT is as unrealistic of a view as the view that becoming a vampire is...