Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Openhome » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:09 am

Edward came from a well-to-do family, so he may not have used much slang. However, the list of slang used from 1900 to 1920 is long and colorful.
Here are two sites that you can use to pick up some idea of the range of slang:
http://local.aaca.org/bntc/slang/slang.htm
and
http://www.englishdaily626.com/slang.php?150 (you need to scroll down)

I am working on a fanfic of Alice, and I used these sites to get some correct slang for the work.

The middle and upper class firmly looked down on slang, and Edward is a bit of a snot, so he may have chosen not to use the slang of the time. Some of these would have been great additions though!
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby debussygirl » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:10 pm

What I really want to know is what Alice says in her head that makes Edward reply, "But keep your thoughts to yourself."
What was she thinking?!!!
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Asheleyo » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:29 pm

debussygirl wrote:What I really want to know is what Alice says in her head that makes Edward reply, "But keep your thoughts to yourself."
What was she thinking?!!!


I thought we were supposed to take that to mean he didn't want her talking about the visions she'd seen about Bella becoming a vampire, and not to tell her how one becomes a vampire.
Precisely because death awaits us in the end, we must live fully.

Stars did fly toward each other, irresistibly, as if they were falling in love. And millions of years later, lovers on Earth drew together and fell in love, watching the stars fall.
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby debussygirl » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:42 pm

I thought about that too, but it says he smiled. And for some reason I can't picture him smiling when she's thinking about Bella becoming a vampire.
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Asheleyo » Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:51 pm

I don't remember it saying that. Oh well.
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Openhome » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:01 pm

There are several parts of MS that I hope SM fills out more. I guess that is why it is a rough draft.

I would love to see the Cullen family through Carlisle's eyes, myself. I think he has a very interesting perspective on things, and I just bet seeing what his "children" do would be hillarious through his eyes. I know watching and dealing with my own kids is both a headache and a riot. Can't imagine dealing with immortal, grown ones.

Besides, he has seen and been through so much. As a historian, the story has endless possibilities.
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Mrs WaylandCullen » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:52 pm

i just love midnight sun. to say the truth, i was looking foward to midnight sun more than any other book in the whole series.
i love the depth of his love for bella, the pain he feels when hes around her, and the way he STAYED around her though it would be easier to be away from her. the way his family communicates with him and his 'special'-for the lack of a better word- relationship with alice.

before midnight sun i never really got into edwards head but now im more in love with him than ever !!!
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby lionlover » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:21 pm

Alphie wrote:And then this is a bit sick and twisted of me, but I get a real kick out of how vicious Edward's thoughts are toward Mike Newton. It makes me chuckle darkly when ever he thinks about murdering Mike. Sick, I know, but at least I'm being honest.


I also love the vicious thoughts of that vile Mike Newton... :lol:

Being a latecomer to Twilight, I read Midnight Sun before Twilight (I saw the movie first though). So that really helped when I read Twilight to understand Edward better than those who haven't read Midnight Sun. It was unnerving to read about the moral battle he was constantly fighting with himself. I can only imagine how difficult it was for him to decide between trying to stay away vs. keeping her safe vs. staying in her life... I think reading Midnight Sun first also determined my strong support for him. I'm dying to read the rest of the book, especially the chapters Confessions and Mind Over Matter, from his perspective! I really hope Stephenie Meyer finishes it!
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby lionlover » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:55 pm

Alphie wrote:And then this is a bit sick and twisted of me, but I get a real kick out of how vicious Edward's thoughts are toward Mike Newton. It makes me chuckle darkly when ever he thinks about murdering Mike. Sick, I know, but at least I'm being honest.


I also love the vicious thoughts of that vile Mike Newton... :lol:

Being a latecomer to Twilight, I read Midnight Sun before Twilight (I saw the movie first though). So that really helped when I read Twilight to understand Edward better than those who haven't read Midnight Sun. It was unnerving to read about the moral battle he was constantly fighting with himself. I can only imagine how difficult it was for him to decide between trying to stay away vs. keeping her safe vs. staying in her life... I think reading Midnight Sun first also determined my strong support for him. I'm dying to read the rest of the book, especially the chapters Confessions and Mind Over Matter, from his perspective! I really hope Stephenie Meyer finishes it!
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Re: Midnight Sun - The 12 Chapters

Postby Mom40 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:50 pm

I absolutely loved Midnight Sun. It was soooo cool being inside Edward's head. So much that is missing in Twilight is here! I really hope she decides to finish it as I really really really want to read the Meadow chapter from Edward's perspective!
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