Chapter One: Party

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Post by Imagine » Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:49 pm

1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

yes i was surprised! i had no idea... it really opened my eyes to Bella's fear of her aging and Edward not.


2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

Of course it did, b/c it totally echoed her feelings on that. i mean, that's a real concern when youre dating someone that doesnt age

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

i thought he was talking to his family, but i wasnt really sure what was going on

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

yeah i thought it was a little odd, b.c i thought theyd be closer after all the adventures.


5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

i thought it was no big deal, but then it got so out of hand and everything

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I thought that maybe it would be a little tense for a while, and she wouldnt see them, and then everything would be fine again. i thought theyd find a way to make it work.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

no- thats like a complaint that no one really expects anything to happen from

8)What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

well, i already knew she hated attention being drawn to her and her clumsiness only made it worse. plus- she's dating this guy who she isnt even sure that she deserves.. yeah i think she just didnt want to tip the scales any more then she already thought they were. and not so much overreacting, but more thinking that no one was listening to her..

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

i think that she wanted him to see she was just trying to make him mad.
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Post by obsessedoll » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:42 pm

1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
-I think I figured it out when Bella did. I was a bit surprised.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
-I didn't think so at the time.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
-Yeah. To this day, when I reread, I wonder why he wasn't there. : \

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
-Hmm... Not really. I expected him to be the same as always.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
-Well I read the back first, so I knew what was coming. Then I read the rest and I was completely freaked out. I'm a bit disturbed though- I was wondering if Edward would just drink her blood from the rags or something as a treat. o_O

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
-I honestly thought it would just blow over. I didn't think there would be any huge ordeal. I was wrong of course. :(

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
-haha Yeah, I did.

8)What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
-I did. I think she should wait until she's at least 20 to freak out.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
-I thought it was funny. Edward will be Edward. His reaction was funny too. He overreacts.
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Post by sarahashley85 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:06 am

1) When did you figure out that Gran was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I finally figured it out when it told me. I had no clue!

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

I haven't really thought about it, but I think it got the point across. That is her main fear. That she will grow old and not be able to be with Edward.

(You know when people say that they will love someone forever? They mean forever.. until they die because it's inevitable. But if you knew that it was possible to actually be with someone forever, would you still want to?) Sorry.. just a thought!

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasnt with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasnt there? Nah..

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip? I just thought that it was normal since he was the newest to that lifestyle. I did expect them to be closer, but I would rather him be cautious.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that? Oh no! It was scary and sad. I hated that he couldn't control himself more. And Edward did a great job around Bella.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

I really think that there were some underlying issues and that incedent just pushed them out into the open. Such as Carlisle not being able to pass for getting older for much longer. Along with other things. And Bella's safety has always been a huge issue. I'm sure Edward didn't like being put in that position either. But seriously... I don't think they needed to run away that instant. They could have waited and worked everything out in the meantime.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

It wouldn't have suprised me.

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

Not really. I can't imagine not wanting a party or anything, but I'm NOT Bella at all. I can understand not wanting to age though.

9) What did you think when Bella said, Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I thought it was funny and a little bratty. But I understood Edward's reaction. I think he should be the one to change her. She's doing it for him anyway.
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Post by alpaca13 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:25 pm

1) When did you figure out that Gran was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I figured it out whenever she started moving and "Gran" did the same thing. I'm quite slow! But it makes a lot of sense...

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Nope...that's all I think it's about. She knows it's her birthday and she doesn't like the fact that she's "older" than Edward.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I don't know...but didn't she say later that he never didn't stay the night with her without a call or an excuse...so there must be a reason.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I would've thought it'd be the other way around since his whole family, especially Edward, was at the party.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was like OH MY GOSH! Ha, but when she fell and cut her arm, and I read the last line of the chapter I was a little scared. What if they attacked her?!?! Ah!

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I was scared that Edward would leave. He was always talking about how dangerous it was, and I thought that this might've been the event that triggered this. Aw!!!

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Of course he would have!

What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
Maybe a little...I thought she would've just let her parents do what they wanted. You only turn 18 once! And that's a huge birthday. There's nothing she can do to change it...so just get over it Bella! My gosh...haha

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I think that he figured out that she was just trying to get a rise out of him.

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Re: Chapter One: Party

Post by virginiax7 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 3:36 pm

1) When did you figure out that Gran was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I kind of saw it coming when Bella mentioned that her and the old Bella were moving at the same time, in the same direction, etc.
2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I hope not...I think it just showed us how worried Bella is about growing old and Edward not changing her.
3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was a little suprised, but I had a feeling Alice roped him into doing some party helping.
4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I mean, I didn't think they were going to be best friends, but I didn't expect him to be so distant.
5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Ugh-oh. I was reading so quickly though this part to try and fine out what happens!
6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
A part of me was kind of worried that Edward was going to do something like he did...ever since the end of Twilight I worried about if he would leave her or not, and this seemed like (to him) a good reason to leave.
7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
I wish. That would have been funny. But I think Edward knew better than that.
8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
A little, but I can understand where she is coming from.
9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want"? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
It's funny, it's kind of like an unspoken thing between them. You know? They kind of mention it, but Bella never says "Well, I want Alice to turn me into a vampire." They just kind of hint at it. Edward's reaction was...Edward.
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Post by Jennmc » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:47 am

1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I didn't figure it out until Bella did. I was surpised.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
No. I know Bella has an uncanny knack of dreaming the future, but she was so stressed about her birthday and the fact that Edward wants her to have a full life, that her subconscious was messing with her.


3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Yes. When I figured out it was her birthday, I guessed he was planning some kind of surprise for her.


4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I was shocked. I did think they had grown closer since Pheonix.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was almost shouting NO! I wasn't worried about Edward or Carlisle, but I wasn't sure how the rest would handle it.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I thought there would be a "break" from going to the house and that she would realize she needed to get over her petty grievances (such as her birthday) in order to keep not only her, but the Cullen family safe.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Yes. He knows how persuasive he can be with her.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I thought she was being too much of a drama queen. She should have requested no big celebration, but been ok with Edwards family wanting to do something for her.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I was upset with Bella. I think it hurt him that she threw that in his face that he isn't the only one who can give her that and she is willing to do it against his wishes. He has the financial means to get her any material thing she could ever desire, but the one thing she desires most he is fighting her to avoid it. I think his reaction proves how much he loves her.[/i]

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Post by TeamEdward22 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:36 pm

1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I think as soon as she mentioned edward i caught on.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
i think it mainly represented her fear of growing too old for edward and maybe him leaving her because of that.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Yea i was a little surprised. But then again he probably has to go home and change and get his car to pick her up. Plus, it being her birthday, he prob had something up his sleeve.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I was expecting him to be able to be closer to bella after the phoenix trip but then again, bella was already under a life or death situation and its easier to control yourself when you absolutely have to.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
first reaction was "uh o" i was reading way to fast to even predict what kind of reaction each one of them would have.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I thought Edward and Emmet would get Jasper...give him a chance to calm down and that there would be a heightened sensitivity to the time spent there...

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No, i didnt think he would do that...he knows that she loves her truck and thats very stubborn. the radio was a pretty sweet compromise i think.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I think, because bella is obviously crazy, it was totally expected of her to not want a party. But i also think, knowing alice, there was no way that she wasn't going to get one anyways. It was a manifestation of her fear of getting older and because she doesn't like a lot of attention and gifts and stuff. For her, it wasn't an overreaction.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I really wanted her to become a vampire so i was like ok, thats an option...i guess. It was kind of harsh of her to put that idea out there in edward's face, but when your desperate and someone isint hearing you out...then desperate measures are called for. Edwards reaction was totally expected.
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Post by nostalgicmiss » Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:57 am

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I saw it coming, after the second time that "Gran" mimicked her movement I figured it out. I felt so bad for her, that has to play on someones mind a lot.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I think that it "reflected" two things, It definitely showed her fear of growing too old for Edward but I think it also mirrored the was she feels so insignificant and unworthy of Edward.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I think he had left to get ready for school, I imagine Charlie set down some rules when Bella got back from Phoenix and I'm sure that's the reason she has to drive herself to school as well. It felt odd that he wasn't there though, especially seeing as it was her birthday and all.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I think maybe Alice saw something and warned him to keep his distance, or it could simply be his intuition, I think he probably knows himself pretty well and I'm sure he knows his limitations. I had expected them to be a little closer but I think that being so close to a human was still hard for Jasper.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
My first reaction was clumsy Bella, I had no idea what it would escalate into, it shocked me. I think I actually stopped breathing for a second because I felt scared for Bella, and I felt bad for Jasper. Poor Edward must have really had a hard time. I'm sure his conscience was nagging at him.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I really wasn't sure about this I think my immediate response was I hope Edward doesn't overreact! I never thought she wouldn't go back to the Cullen house though because it was an accident and I think if given the choice she would have been a lot more careful around them, she never got the option though!

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No and this was simply because you get a strong sense Bella isn't materialistic, I think it would have been awesome if she had but Edward respects her decisions and I think to him it's just one of her charms. Not only that, I think she loves her truck too much. Who wouldn't it's a classic. :wink:

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
When you look at what happen I think she was completely justified in not wanting a fuss, I know she was more concerned about getting older but I think it would have stopped the situation that happened from happening if they'd of given her what she wanted!

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want" ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I knew what she wanted and I knew that she had developed a friendship with Alice, so I think she trusted her. I think Edward's reaction was the same as it always was, we know how he feels about the whole thing.
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Re: Chapter One: Party

Post by iloveedwardhowaboutyou » Tue May 06, 2008 8:55 am

[quote="Alphie"]1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming? i didn't, you just told me! I was very surprized she was looking into a mirror, and I really didn't see it coming.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
Maybe it also shows that Bella is afraid to change and be like him or she is afraid to tell the people that she loves, like Charlie and Renee
3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there? Yes, i thought that he would be there to wish her a happy birthday, even though Bella told him not to. I think he might not have been there because he was busy helping Alice with plans for the party

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip? I thought that it was a little weird because he seemed more comfortable around her, but maybe not seeing her for a while made him thirst her blood. I kind of expected them to be a little more brother and sister like, the way Bella is around Emmett.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that? I was shocked that the paper cut happened and kind of scared because i thought Edward was going to hurt her( stupid thought i know) i thought that carlisle would insist on taking Bella to the ER and getting her better, not helping her at the house.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more? I think that Edward would have never forgiven him and he might try to kill himself by going to the Volturi

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one? No because she said not to spend any money or buy any gifts and Edward would have not wanted to hurt her feelings or make her angry.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting? I thought she went a little overboard and that maybe she should have just dealt with what happened, but i think i would have done the same thing if i was in her shoes.

9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that? I was actually surprized that Bella would even bring that fact up to Edward because she knew it would never happen. I thought that Edward was a little too protective,but he should be because he loves Bella and he wants to 'save her soul' because of his beliefs about the afterlife for his kind.

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Post by ~I have his silent heart~ » Fri May 09, 2008 12:20 am

1) When did you figure out that 'Gran' was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
At first I didn't really know what was going on, but as soon as the movements kept happening at the same time i realised she was looking in a mirror.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I think it does show a fear of growing too old for edward, and a fear that he isn't going to change her (at that time).
3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
No, i just figured that he had things to plan for her birthday.
4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I did expect them to be slightly closer due to everything they went through together in Phoenix. But again he still is a young vampire and it would be dangerous if anything got out of hand.
5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I pretty much imagined what happened. :)
6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
No, i didn't think that she wouldn't be able to spend time at the Cullen's house. It was a mistake and something Jasper couldn't really control but I just thought he would probably give her space due to how guilty he felt.
7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No i didn't think he would do that, because Bella makes such a fuss over getting gifts, let alone gigantic expensive ones.
What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
No, i just think she isn't use to being looked after/ cared for. But i did think she could've been a little easier on them considering they don't get a chance to celebrate birthdays very often.
9) What did you think when Bella said, 'Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want' ? What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
As he said, he doesn't want it to be her last birthday, and he doesn't want to 'doom' her to his life, no matter how much she wants it.

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