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Re: Mike Newton

Postby *Bloodlust* » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:42 am

Auctorita wrote: Why? What did Mike ever do?


Well...if you want to get right down to it, nothing really. He was just being a regular old human boy with a regular human boy mind and emotions, but being in such company of men men like Edward and Jake, it makes him look....completely unappealing.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby gripps » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:36 pm

Auctorita wrote:Why? What did Mike ever do? I always felt so sorry for Mike, Bella treats him like crap and yet he is always willing to be her friend.


Yeah, always thought Mike got kind of the short end of the stick and I was kind of partial to him because he reminds me of a friend of mine. Then, I read the portion of Midnight Sun that has been posted and I stopped feeling sorry for him and decided Edward's feelings were completely justified. Read it if you want to know why.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby samajama » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:56 pm

I like Mike. Sort of. I mean, he's really nice and kind to Bella, so I don't really have a reason for disliking him. It bothers me when he oggles her though. Especially when Edward is around. That's annoying, but other than that, Mike is a pretty cool dude.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby Isobelle » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:57 pm

I didnt like Mike because he was so self-centered. I mean, he just could not let the idea of his being with Bella go! Even after she was happily with Edward in Eclipse. I guess, I have no sympathy for someone who creates their own misery. I mean he could have said, ok well, she off limits. Time to move on. Instead he just kept holding on to an idea that would never happen.

I understand that guys are just as shy as girls about dating, but in the part in Midnight Sun where he thinks that just because Bella greeted him warmly she was interested in him was crap! I know guys who think that way and I just want to say, get over it! Just because a girl smiles does not always mean she is interested.

I never liked Mike, I've known too many "mikes" in real life.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby holdingoutforjacob » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:04 pm

wow. what did mike ever do to y'all??

i think he was just a boy with a crush. nothing self-centered about that. we all day-dream about that cutieface in our science class right? and who hasn't gotten a particularly warm smile from a boy they really liked and been like "wow!"?

the point is, a person should have some sanctuary in their own thoughts.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby Auctorita » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:55 am

Isobelle wrote:I didnt like Mike because he was so self-centered. I mean, he just could not let the idea of his being with Bella go! Even after she was happily with Edward in Eclipse. I guess, I have no sympathy for someone who creates their own misery. I mean he could have said, ok well, she off limits. Time to move on. Instead he just kept holding on to an idea that would never happen.


Edward did the exact same thing as Mike, only he was successful. He knew that being with Bella was not a possibility , but he kept holding onto the idea anyways and pursued it. No one claims that Edward is self centered or doesn't know when to quit.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby Isobelle » Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:58 am

I realize this. But Bella was interested in Edward. Even in Eclipse Mike still asks Bella if she is doing anything one Friday night. And I know that Jacob did the same thing too. But yet again, Bella wanted Jacob around. I think the character of Mike was exactly what was needed in the book. Like I understand his role in the books, but that doesnt mean I have to like him. I had a very bad experience with a guy who just wouldn't take no for an answer. I guess when reading the interactions Bella had with Mike, reminded me too much of that incident.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby *Bloodlust* » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:20 pm

:lol:

This topic makes me laugh. Mike Newton! Jessica's beau! I can't even explain it, but I've just really never liked Mike's character. Wait...that's a lie. In the very beginning of Twilight[before we really knew the Cullens] I thought, "He's such a cutie!", but then his persistantcy bothered me and he just turned into a nuisance. Maybe it's because we knew he never really stood a chance and he was wasting his time. Really, I have no reason to justifiably dislike him, but I do! And knowing that his thoughts are indeed perverse(as was expected :lol: ), there's just no guilt in that notion. But I do love that in New Moon he was one of the first to be back on Bella's side as soon as she "woke up". That was really sweet.
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby glstewart » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:08 pm

I always had a soft spot for Mike. Poor guy, he really is just an average teenage boy.

I thought it was interesting how, in MS, Edward noted that even with all the time Mike spent talking with Bella during Biology, he never really got to know her at all. He just created an image of Bella in his mind that he liked, but then when Bella suggested that he go out with Jessica, he immediately replaced Bella with Jessica in his hormonal fantasies.

At the wedding I don't think Mike was just thinking Bella looked pretty. Everyone thought Bella looked pretty. Edward specifically mentioned Mike's "impure thoughts" :lol: I too, would love to have a glimpse at exactly what those thoughts were. ;) Poor Mike. Then he winds up with that snarky Jessica. Too bad he doesn't have a clue what she's really like!
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Re: Mike Newton

Postby Ms.BelleFlanders » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:20 am

Mike is a nice guy! Just because he can be compared to Edward, doesn't mean he's not likable.
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