Chapter 22 - Hide and Seek

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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?

I always thought that the visions sounded too' flimsy. I mean, the future'"to me'"is never set in stone. It is always changing depending on what you decide. I think it shows that we have free will, and that the decisions we make affect more than just us.

2. How long do you think it took Alice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?

I think that Jasper would have caught on pretty quickly'"he's not stupid, you know! And then he would rush to tell Alice, and then Edward's reaction' *grimace* I wouldn't have been surprised to hear about some broken chairs, desks, doors, planes and the like at the airport.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?

I think that the way Alice's family reacted was reasonable. I mean, as humans we hardly ever believe people when they tell us that' oh, I don't know. God told them to build an ark. I just saw Evan Almighty, so I have that on the brain. So I understand the way they reacted.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artist, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his character or his life when he was a human?

I think that James is very much a showy guy, vampire, whatever. He likes to make a scene. So I think that this shows that maybe he wasn't noticed in his human life, and now he's making up for it?
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?

It didn't really suprise me because I do not believe in a pre-determined destiny and that whatever change we make in our life effects us later in life...

2. How long do you think it took Alice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?

I don't think ti took them long...Jasper probably figured it out very close to the time it happened and ran back to tell Alice...Then...hahahahahahahaha...How Edward took it?...Do you even have to ask that question?...In simple terms, I think they couldn't use the airport anymore...^^

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?

Hmhmhm...If you tell mostly anyone anything that might make you sound insane, you're going to the mental institute...The answer to the question is, even though I don't think they should've done that, I know that most anyone would do it...

4. James is somewhat of a performance artist, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his character or his life when he was a human?

An artist?!?!?...I don't think he is an artist...Of any sort...I think he was just doing it for his own amusement...Toying with the prey...
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?

I thought that was her power worked, because the future is not sure. People changes, their thoughts, their intentions, their decisions... And you can really be sure of a choice or not that sure.

2. How long to you think it took ALice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?

Only a few seconds, when Bella was being too late. And Edward would feel frustrated, sad, dissapointed.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?

They were, in part, justified because of the times they lived in, but not at all. They hadn't loved her daughter that much as to do that.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artisit, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his charater or his life when he was a human?

Maybe he liked the films or liked photography :lol: (it's picture it and laugh).
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Hi with these convo's are we allowed to change the conversation? or do we have to answere the four questions, cause I have a question of my own to ask.
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?

It wasn't surprising to me, it made sense. People always have a choice; its the one thing that can't be taken away from us under any circumstance.

2. How long to you think it took ALice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?

How long? Probably minutes.
Edward? I imagine the response was, um, not good. I guess we'll see...


3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?

I think they were probably afraid of whats not normal, which is fairly common. And no, I don't think its justified.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artisit, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his charater or his life when he was a human?

He's a show off. And he's mean about it.
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices? This did suprise me. I thought what she thought was how it was. I never took into consideration that people can change the out come.

2. How long to you think it took ALice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news? I don't think it took long, and I can imagine Edward. Completely out of control. Lossing his mind when he heard the news.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in? I don't think her family had a lot of love. I don't care what the year is. Very sad.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artisit, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his charater or his life when he was a human?

He was probably a serial killer
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camillia wrote: He was probably a serial killer

HA ha ha Camillia, imagine a vampire being a serial killer. Good one!
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?
This came out of left field for me, and I liked it. I liked that while Alice had visions about the future, nothing was set in stone. I also think it kind of adds to Alice's personality in some weird way, she's a very flippant person so I liked that there was this flippant aspect to her "gift," if that at all makes sense. I think it says a lot about the choices that each character has, that they're not suddenly bound to this ominous decision Alice has seen, that we do have a control over what happens in our lives. I think Bella learning that these things change was very powerful.

2. How long to you think it took ALice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?
I imagine Alice realizing Bella's disappearance before Jasper, I can just see her running up to Jasper demanding to know where Bella was. She would definitely realize before anyone else what Bella's plans were from there. I can only imagine the fury Edward unleashed on his family as a result of this, not to mention to anguish he unloaded on himself. He would realize that she was safer with him more than anyone else, which I'm sure would tear him up. You know Edward, I mean c'mon.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?
I think that Alice's history leaves her family even more of a mystery knowing she lived in that institution. I wonder more the type of lives that they led, and what human life could've been like for Alice. I like that she's such a great person (vampire) but still such a cloud of mystery surrounds her.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artisit, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his charater or his life when he was a human?
I think his ability to mesh well with humans, as Laurent says, also says a lot about him. We all know he's ugly, so he was probably a very charasmatic person. Telling funny stories at parties? Center of attention, maybe? Just someone who was good at reenacting things, getting into character and putting "shows" on for people (possibly to impress them.) To me, that all just makes him seem phony and obnoxious. Maybe I'm just a little biased. :wink:
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices? Can't say that it was a big surprise, but I never really thought much about how her gift worked. We have more influence over our life than we'll ever know.

2. How long to you think it took Alice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news? I suppose they found out very quickly. Alice probably saw where Bella was going. And those two aren't dumb, so I think they knew where Bella had gone, and when then got to her house, they all could smell where she was.
I think Edward was furious. Furious at Bella in a way, because she risks her life going alone. When they found her, I think the rage he felt turned towards James, and he only felt relief and worries towards Bella.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in? I think her family was in one way very influenced by the times they lived in, scared for what other people would say about their 'mad' daughter - their 'mad' sister. I personally don't think that they could have loved Alice so much, no one does something like that if they really love someone. Psychic or not psychic - Alice is still the same girl.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artist, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his character or his life when he was a human? James is obviously a very smart vampire. He tricks Bella, and the others, and creates a scene to make Bella's death hurt even more. Oh yes he's evil.
It's so many possibilities when it comes to James' human life, I think. He could have been nice and changed when he turned into a vampire - you know, there are many vampires that in a way loses control of them selves when they first change. Maybe he simply lost control of himself, and turned into a monster that enjoyed the games of chasing humans. He could have always been bad, and manipulative and when he changed it got even worse. I don't know. It's hard to tell because we don't get to know James that very well.
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1. We learn that Alice's visions change depending on the decisions of the person she is trying to observe. Did this surprise you at all or was this how you always thought her visions worked? And what does this say about the power of our own choices?
I thought that was how her visions always were because even before reading Twilight I knew that the future wasn't set in stone so her visions could easily change.

2. How long to you think it took Alice and Jasper to figure out where Bella had gone? And how do you imagine Edward took the news?
It couldn't have taken them that long besides when Bella was in a rush to get out of the airport she probably caused more commotion than she wanted so that drew attention to her so that could have made it faster for Alice and Jasper to figure out where she went but even with super speed you can't run after a taxi that would be exposier so then when Edward got off the plane they told him, he went balistic, then he followed her sent to where the taxi picked her up, dead end, Alice told him about the dance studio and the letter that she left behind, and they found bella.

3. We learned that Alice was once a resident in a mental institution. What does this say about Alice's human family? Do you think they were justified because of the times they lived in?
I don't blame them for what they did I mean in the time period they lived in it would probably be a little weird and besides if they hadn't then Carlisle would have never found Alice.

4. James is somewhat of a performance artisit, using the mirrors to create a very effective death for Bella. What does this say about his charater or his life when he was a human?
James was probably really show offish in his human life (due to the fact that he was probably ugly he had to make up for it somehow) or maybe the hunt that he was faced with (a.k.a. his "game") consumed his whole personality and he tried to make Bella endure as much pain as possible.
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