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Re: Imprinting

Postby Landiana » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:05 am

that would be creepy if he imprinted on his own child! ~shuders at the thought~

i think that as nessie gets older you will see jacob become more jacoby - if that makes any sense at all!
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Re: Imprinting

Postby maddy<3twilight » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:16 pm

What is Jacoby? :lol:
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Re: Imprinting

Postby Amivera » Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:55 am

Re-posted from Science of Twilight thread:
By the way: For anyone who wants to know what the purpose of Imprinting is, view page 210 of Breaking Dawn. (Somewhere around there, during Leah's conversation with Jacob)

To make a bunch of new little werewolves. Survival of the species, genetic override. You're drawn to the person who gives you the best chance to pass on the wolf gene.

He thinks you're imprinting to make stronger wolves.


SMeyer confirmed that this was the reason in an interview— she's done so many that I can't find it, but if I do, I'll post.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby sunni » Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:27 pm

I'm confused by this. If you take in Meyer's mention of Nessie's chromosomes, then logically she would most surely be sterile.

Is this not a contradiction to the purpose of imprinting? As mentioned above, imprinting is purely for passing on genetic information - continuing the wolf gene - so why would Jacob imprint on someone who has no chance of passing on said gene? Unless Nessie is fertile but then the chromosome explanation would be irrelevant and make no sense???
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Re: Imprinting

Postby threethings » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:35 pm

I really think it always made sence to me that Jacob would Imprint on Renesmee.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby amie » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:02 am

Amivera wrote:
bite_me wrote:Just a question . . .

If the main reason Jacob was so addicted to Bella was because she was half renesmee . . . why didn't he fall desperately in love with the other half of Nessie . . . Aka Edward?

Sorry. I just had to mention that. :mrgreen:

I don't believe that's the reason Jacob was addicted to Bella. Otherwise, SMeyer logic has committed suicide yet again, because if Jacob was attracted to a single, unfertilized egg in Bella, which had a one in a million chance of becoming Renesmee, that is just absurd.



Furthermore, if it was the egg in Bella that drew him to her, he would have been drawn for one month (give or take a few days) until Bella's body expelled that egg in the process that all us women so love and enjoy. Our eggs don't stick around past their expiration date.

He was drawn to Bella because they are friends, and she's pretty and kind and all the other reasons fifteen year old boys fall in love with seventeen year old girls that are nice to them. It became something more because they had a true friendship, rather than her just shrugging him off and ignoring him as so many seventeen year old girls would do.



In general, I understand the complaint about not liking imprinting because it removes choice, but I'm not sure... I mean, I've been truly, deeply in love, and I can tell you, choice is not part of it. If choice were a part of love, we wouldn't ever have broken hearts, right? We could say "Hey, man that I married, sorry I didn't realize what a schmuck you were before now, good thing I've decided not to love you anymore" and be done with it. Even within the confines of the Twilight Universe, when Edward is talking about his choices, he mentions killing her, changing her, staying with her live, or just leaving her. He never mentions "stop loving her" - because that isn't a choice he can make.

Love and choice are mutually exclusive, IMO.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby RussetRose♥ » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:07 pm

I think that imprinting is different and uninque.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby holdingoutforjacob » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:10 pm

sunni wrote:I'm confused by this. If you take in Meyer's mention of Nessie's chromosomes, then logically she would most surely be sterile.

Is this not a contradiction to the purpose of imprinting? As mentioned above, imprinting is purely for passing on genetic information - continuing the wolf gene - so why would Jacob imprint on someone who has no chance of passing on said gene? Unless Nessie is fertile but then the chromosome explanation would be irrelevant and make no sense???


why would her chromosomal count make her sterile?? that doesn't make sense, she has the same amount as the wolves and they aren't sterile.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby Shakespeare » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:08 pm

Hybrids of creatures with two different amounts of chromosomes are almost always sterile.
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Re: Imprinting

Postby babywerewolf » Fri Nov 28, 2008 3:34 am

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When you find a troll, please refrain yourself from quoting them in your post. It just makes my job a little harder when we have to clean up several posts. ~Nena



How incredibly classy of you. Thanks for that excellent contribution to the conversation.
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