I don't mean to back track, but I've been out all day and haven't had a chance to read the forum. I just wanted to say how much I love this forum because of the opportunity it presents us. Where else have any of us been able to discuss this book without worrying about a single girl in the conversation? I've never had that chance, and I know that this group will discuss some interesting things and have some interesting conclusions that simply wouldn't have happened otherwise.
And SeniorGimp, I loved your rant. It feels like everyone hear is getting more comfortable and stirring things up, and I like it! This is our
turf. This is Man Land, where the Y chromosome reigns supreme. (That may sound sexist, but it's not intended that way. It's only a joke, and don't want anyone getting offended when they take it as anything more than that) I say lets get stir crazy! If you have anything to say that would get you slapped in the real world, this is the place to say it! Bros over Hoes! Carpe Diem! SIEZE THE FREAKIN' DAY!!
Whoo.... sugar rush. I might have gotten a bit carried away there. And now I have the sudden urge to watch Brave Heart.
Back to business... I agree that you really can't hate Carlisle. He's so wise and experienced and too much of a father figure to have any ill feelings about. Even if you didn't agree with something he did, you would still know that it had to be done and that he would never do anything to hurt another person. He's just too awesome.
Geez.. Maybe I'm a Carlisle fan. .... Who knew?
Oh. I had another comment on Mr. Gimp's rant: You mentioned how so many girls are only here to swoon over Edward. Well take a look at what stage in life most of these girls are in. They're mostly in high school (right...?) and they're in the middle of all the drama that goes with it. So every one of them probably has some experience, good or bad, with a guy in her life. So when they read Twilight, Edward is the infamous perfect guy
. We've all heard of him: -Girl Voice- ... I just want a guy who listens to me. I just want a guy who thinks I'm beautiful for who I am... who listens... who braids my hair and trades baking tips with me...
Well maybe not that last one, but you see my point. Edward is either that elusive perfect guy that the girls are looking for, or he's that wonderfully perfect guy that they've found. I think I'll spare you from my theories (at least for now, as long as the thread doesn't get too boring) on how crazy this is. (Long story short, most
guys are that guy
. That's all I can say without getting annoyed and ranting.)
So, sorry for the long post. I had to play ketchup (Hehe. homophones are fun!) after not being here all day. Hope you guys weren't too bored, and lets keep stirring things up! (I have got to stop with the pep talks. No more caffeine for me..)