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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:15 am
by Edward_Addict
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?
-i thought it was cool that he was saved by carlisle. i could just imagine him all human and dying in a creepy hospital. :D and no i wasn't creeped out that he was older, it's to be expected anyway. :D

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?
-because he was afraid that he would frighten her? :?

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?
-her mind will be stronger. i think that whatever power she has, it would have something to do with her ability to block things. :D

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?
-FALL EVEN HARDER!!! :D it was so sweet, especially since bella says his name in her sleep. :D

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?
-when he talked about control in the latter part, i think that it pertains to his strength, not about his thirst with her blood. intimacy of that kind must be hard between a human and someone hard as stone, maybe he would crush her or something. :P

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn̢۪t had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?
-i got it right from the start that they were both virgins. that's so sweet by the way. :D

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 3:43 pm
by snowysuzy
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?
Not really, actually I was wondering through out the book up until then how old he was.

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?
Maybe because if he told her how it goes she would think that it was easy.... and maybe he thought that it scare her away.

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?
I think that her dreams might be the trait that she ends up having. Alice can see into the future but I think Bella can see people's futures that are around her. And with that her senses will only be heightened.

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?
Fall even harder.... it's showing that he's been protecting her before she even knew.

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?
Protect her but also I think himself. He is always trying to push her away and I don't think he wants to love her and then lose her.

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?
I think that Edward was sincere about the whole intimacy issue. Esme even says it later on in the book how he was always the one left out. But I do believe that since he changed at a considerably young age to be talking about intimate relationships, I think he's telling the truth.

Re: Chapter 14 - Mind Over Matter

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:55 pm
by admirallily
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?

A: Nope. Age takes on a whole new meaning when the person doesn't look it or sometimes feel it.

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?

A: He didn't want to scare her and seeing her growing attachment he didn't want to give her any ideas. It goes back to protecting her. He'll do anything to keep her from harm or pain or being the awful thing he thinks he is.

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?

A: "Let me answer the last question first: Shut up." Sorry. Out of fandom experience. Blame MST3K. :D Seriously though, I would be very shocked and disappointed if she did not have a special ability on the other side though what that would be is as uncertain as the animal she'd prefer in her hunting.

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?

A: Oh boy did I fall harder. It has a lot to do with his intentions. It's not like a real psycho who would get sick enjoyment out of it. He was so desperate to be near her in any safe way, to know her better he wanted to observe her in as many ways as possible. But there is a tenderness to it. Affection, real caring. And really, if you had the option of sitting another long night away alone or trying to be close to the person you cared so much for who you couldn't get to close to as it was due to the danger, which would you choose?

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?

A: I don't see them as a contradiction. This is making an assumption that to be close to her would cause him to want her blood even more but perhaps it's not necessarily that kind of harm he's referencing. To be so close to her in such an intimate way could cause any number of physical harms, not necessarily blood drinking. A broken neck, a crushed skull, or he just might hold on to her too tight.

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?

A: I definitely got it right. He and Bella were alike in this way.

Re: Chapter 14 - Mind Over Matter

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:25 pm
by xoverdramaticox
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?

Not at all. I thought it was interesting and I was kind of envious. Just think of all he's seen through his years. He's seen so much over his many years, he's seen many things change, many people. He's experiences so much throughout his years. It's incredible. And because of this, he knows how guys have changed, how they act towards girls as opposed to how they used to. Because of this, he has earned our hearts over.

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?

So that she doesn't get afraid of the process and of how he became. Also, I think he hid the process so she didn't get any ideas about her own future changing.

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?

Her power will obviously have something to do with her mind. I don't know what specifically, though.

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?

Fall harder. That's so cute that he would watch her sleep. That's very sweet in my opinion.

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?

I think he's being honest. He probably believes that he can't control himself once he gets overly excited. In all reality, he may be able to, but he doesn't trust himself enough to try.

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?

I thought he had been in a relationship in his human life, but not one nearly as strong as the one he has with Bella.

Re: Chapter 14 - Mind Over Matter

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:02 pm
by lalaith913
3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?[/quote]

1.) Actually, I was expecting him to be older. It was the whole "vampire" thing. I expected hundreds or thousands. No, I wasn't creeped out exactly. More or less I was thinking, "Wow, that would've been awkward if he saw her as a baby."

2.) One, I think he doesn't want to scare her with too much info at the time. Second, I don't think he wanted her getting any ideas about becoming one too. He's scared for her.

3.) I think her special trait would have something to do will her extreme, um, "humanness." She's clumsier than anyone, is smart, loves passionatly, etc. I think she'd still seem really human.

4.) No. I loved it. I immediately thought, "Man, I wish I had someone to do that."

5.) A bit of both. C'mon, you'd be nervous around your first love too.

6.) Maybe. But only because he hadn't intended it to go that far.

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:24 pm
by skyblue
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?

Strangely enough I wasn't creeped out. I guess deep down I was expecting some crazy number and of course it really explained his politeness, you don't have those kind of manners now.

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?

I really think he is afraid of frightening her. Also, I think he is worried it will make her jump up and run away but the way Bella is so understanding and excepting with all the vampire ways Edward may be more worried she will just say - ok let's go!

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?

My question is will she still be so clumsy or will she be as graceful as Alice? The whole ability not to have anyone in her mind has me thinking about her powers........ i can't put my finger on it but I'm wondering .......... if it will stop anyone from finding them if that's what she wants. Just blocking the world to their existence - like the Volturi.

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?

Well, of course this just made me fall harder for him but only because we have be able to get to know Edward more. If I knew sooner that he was watching her then I would be really creeped by that.

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?

I think he is being honest, its not until much much later do we find out how much self control he has gained when he is around her blood. I'm sure he was very concerned that in the moment of passion it would/could turn into a fatal attraction scene. Then when we learn more about his years of being alone and not wanting someone and now ...... after all the "I could kill you so easily" fear he probably was very nervous about the whole how-to-cook-the-right-way what teenager wouldn't worry about that!

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?

no question he was as innocent.
The way he is intimate with Bella doesn't reflect the same as someone that's been with someone before. The slight touching of her face or neck, just breathing along her neck - the almost touching said it all. It really made it all more sweet and nice.

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:14 pm
by Always_Hope
<b>1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?</b>
I wasn't creeped out really. Once you can accept that Edward is a vampire the fact that he is over a hundred years old just seems to come with the territory. I think the fact that your boyfriend wants to drink your blood ranks a little higher than the fact that he is significantly older than you.

<b>2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?</b>
He knows how curious she is about everything to do with being a vampire and also how dedicated she is to him. Obviously he doesn't want her to begin thinking about going down that path.

<b>3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephanie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question every one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?</b>
I actually see her danger magnet ability being enhanced. Perhaps the ability to maybe send out a call or summons to all the 'powerful' beings in the area? It is such an essential piece of her make-up that I can't see it not continuing to be an influential part of her life after the change.

<b>4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?</b>
It is a little creepy, especially since this time there isn't really any protective reasoning to go with it and it started before there was anything openly romantic between them. At the same time it is endearing that he cares so deeply about what is going on in her head and wants so desperately to be near her all the time.

<b>5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?</b>
I think he is being honest with himself. He recognize that he is a man and has been slowly giving into his human side as far as their physical relationship. I think that if he honestly believed he could handle it than he would be willing to try in the future. Edward obviously sees being intimate as being on a whole other level of temptation and control as normal actions.
<b>6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?
I got it right that he was just as innocent. I believed him when he said that he had never felt for anyone what he felt for her and with him being so old fashioned it made sense that he wouldn't really being doing anything out of wedlock.

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:29 am
by TeamEdward:D
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?
It was weerd. i mean considereing hes like 90 years older. Althouhg hes a 17 year old at heart yet very mature which is what Bella needs someone with stability in her life.


2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?
it would scare her and give her ideas

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?
I think since she cannot beheard by Edward she will have some defensive mind trick. Maybe something do with keeping secrets?

4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?
FALL HARDER! SO SWEEEET! although as Bella I would've been weerded out. A man in your bed. not knowing it. ok a vampire.

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?

i think he can. i mean leter we find out he DOES. although it was a precaution for Bella because he loves her so mucho.

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter? Innnocent. I mean why would he lie? although he is sooo good at realtionships why wouldn't he have?[/i]

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:57 pm
by toofargone
1 No, I didn't think it was fair to judge him that way. He's still Edward, and he's would be just as old if she hadn't asked.

2 He doesn't want her to be considering all of it. Because he doesn't want to change her.

3 I can't answer that. I've been asked too many times to form a coherent answer anymore, it's just do-do-do-(what it sounds like when I say dot dot dot(yes I say it) too fast)uhhh...

4 No, I thought it was funny, but like he said, what else is there to do at night? He HAS nothing else to do. He can finish homework faster than any of us can comprehend.

5 I, once again, can't answer this. I think of part of it as hypocritical, but not for the same reason.

6 I believed Edward, what reason does he have to lie?

Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:15 am
by LivesAmongTheStars
1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?
No, not at all. Actually, I thought he was going to be older than a century. Something about his mannerisms and way of phrasing made me think that he would have been born in the late 1800's (like a bit after the Civil War) rather than 1901. But I suppose that is pretty close.

2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?
He didn't tell her the process because he does not want her to consider the possibility of becoming a vampire herself. He does not want to change her, but who's to say that won't stop her from asking one of the others? He's beginning to figure out that Bella is very stubborn, and quite creative when she wants to accomplish something important to her.

3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question every one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?
I suppose it is possible that she could become your average vampire -- but I find that extremely unlikely, especially given the above information from Stephenie. So, in light of Bella's potential gift, I'm going to piggyback on someone's theory from another thread and say that Bella is a very intuitive person -- she is able to connect people and circumstances with limited information, and she's nearly always correct. So, I think that her gift will be that she'll be able to interpret a person's intentions. It will sort of be like a polygraph (lie detector), only a lot more accurate.
Or, as I have read in a fan fic, her gift could be the ability to protect another from other vampire's powers, because she herself is immune. For example, she could be able to shield Edward from Jane's power by blocking her from his mind, since she creates the illusion of pain in a being's brain.


4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?
I don't think Edward has ever truly creeped me out. When he told Bella that he watches her nearly every night, I had to sigh with delight. She felt flattered, and I'm sure that I would have felt the same way, too.

5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?
I think it's both. The way he controls his thirst stems strictly from the 'vampire' side of his nature -- whereas the control to not hurt her during intimacy is based solely on his nature as a man. I think he's aware that his human feelings are strong, perhaps even stronger than his self-discipline (he even says to Bella earlier that she is resurrecting the human in him, so his feelings are much more potent because they are new), and he is afraid that his concentration will slip when his emotions as a man are brought to the fore. And I also think that he's just trying to protect her, because we all know that that has become a core factor of his existence.

6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadn't had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?
I got it right in thinking that he was just as innocent as Bella. I found out for sure, of course, in Eclipse, but as others have said -- he didn't have any reason to lie about his virtue. I think he's just really good at the physical part of their relationship because: one -- Bella is hopelessly addicted to him, and he to her, so that translates into everything they share, and two -- vampires are just naturally sensual.