, your theory is excrutiatingly painful to read.
Sorry about that Lisa
. I tend to have a very mercenary way of viewing things sometimes. Of course, I'm sure you know that by now.
But I think you have all made great points! I agree that some of SM's Jacob support came as a direct result of his less than favorable splash into the TW fandom based on NM (in which, I actually adored him). But now, that overwhelming dislike for his character has sort of dimmed down. At least to the point where I feel that Jacob and Edward are now pretty much neck and neck in the 'Whose team are you on?' polls. So while I do agree that SM's original public response to Jacob's character originated as a form of defense, it has sense evolved into something else entirely. So much so that it no longer feels like she's making a defense, it feels like she's making a declaration. She even made a point once in a Q&A of telling the audience that even her Publicist (or somebody of like stature) was totally Team Jacob. And just like in the previous examples I gave, I can't help but look pass the statement itself and focus more on why
the statement (and others like it) were made. But there is no sense in rehashing my theory on that.
In the end, I actually have a lot of faith that SM will tell the story that she wants to tell. Let's face it, if she's bold enough to make public declarations of her overwhelming love of Jacob in the face of possible fan criticism, then she's more than bold enough to write BD with a Jacob/Bella outcome if that is how she honestly believed the story should go. And if I were to let go of my wet blanket thinking for a second, I would be honest and say that I don't actually
see SM going in that direction with the story. I actually agree with the majority of you, no matter how much she loves Jacob, I don't think that we were introduced to B&E and were given three wonderful stories about their not-of-this-world love, just to see it all go down the proverbial drain. Well, that's my opinion at least.
There are lots of people - many of my lex friends, and Visitor you're included
- that may dislike him but say so without being hurtful and without using mindless bashing. (Thanks, guys!)
Oh, and Lisa
. . . let the record reflect that I do not 'dislike' Jacob. Ok . . . well, maybe I do. A little. But it's not in a permanent
sort of way, it's more of a husband-who-bought-me-a-vacuum cleaner-for-Christmas sort of way
. I'm confidant that my . . .umm . . . displeasure will soon fade and that Jacob and I will go back to the way things were between us in NM. So instead of saying 'dislike', let's just say that Jake and I are on a Ross & Rachel style break! Mk?
"Why did she have to come here? Why did she have to exist? Why did she have to ruin the little peace I had in this non-life of mine? Why had this aggravating human ever been born? She would ruin me."
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[b]"So the witnesses first then."[/b]
[i]Edward Cullen, MS[/i]
Adultae lexiconum recipientes nuntiis singulis.