Ok, subjects aside first- got back from Hastings, super pumped. Two Sinatra CDs, a Bach and a Mozart CD, an anthology of poems, Crime and Punishment (curse school!), and some other books. Hehehe, wonderous!
Okay, where first.... Gamb1t's avatar- Agreed, nostalgia is astonishing. Gambit is amazing, and supposedly making an appearance in the next X-men. I can't wait, I've always thought Gambit was the best X-men.
Trackers- I agree that they provide a juxtaposition to the civility of the Cullens, or even one against the capacity of vampires as a whole. As the vampires the Cullen coven and Peter and Charlotte have shown vampires are capable of limiting a hunting range outside of a sphere of influence for any given reason (fear of the Cullen's reaction, respect of their area/ to their wishes, interest in the vegetarian lifestyle). To me, the trackers are just hate-able, even with the feeling of yin-yang and balance.
Garret- Adored the character, adored the speech, and would love to see a side story or continuation of the universe's written canon based on him and the Denali Clan. I would also enjoy a short story about the past of Garret, just as a visionary and revolutionary man as himself. Maybe a pamphlet or excerpt written by him as part of a full history and added canon of the universe. (Encyclopedia Twilight, a written Lexicon, something). E.g. In Response to Common Sense, by Garret _____. His feelings, his opinions, the freedom of man and people.
A tragic ending- I was kind of expecting one. I would have accepted one after many long moments of heartbreak. Though I couldn't see Jacob going down the hero's death, at least not as much as all of the vampires giving him and Renesmee a chance to live the life Bella planned. Jacob and Renesmee are the future, Renesmee gained everyone's love, and her true family would easily fight for her, even the tenacious Rosalie... especially Rosalie, Bella, and Edward, actually. I could imagine, Alec's mist breaking Bella's external shield, she throws herself at him, distracting or killing him. A freed Edward goes after Demetri, and the Vampires go at it Mortal Kombat style, whilst Jacob and Nessie dart into the woods, Nessie seeing her mom get bit while she waves goodbye forever. The Clearwaters fall out with Jacob, protecting his flanks up to the airport, where the remaining guards wait in ambush, they fall and Jacob is the last of the Shapeshifters.
Clarification on the Carlisle haters- I haven't noticed many here, I haven't noticed many anywhere. I've meet a few that heavily dislike him, and think him inferior to Edward even more. Maybe they are an anomaly. However I could never see it being a viable route, ever seeing anyone mad at Carlisle, or disliking him.
Jacob, Renesmee, and the Cullen family- Barring the Hand of God, or an astronomical event calling for transformation I don't see the coven itself growing. The Cullens are a full group now, all paired, all happy, and not trying to overthrow the Vulturi (though they would be the most benevolent ruling class, and just cool). However, I do see Edward's family growing- Nessie and Jacob. I, again, would love to see a novel about the continuation of the Twilight canon and universe, especially continuing Jacob and Nessie's growth as a couple, and the possibility of a child. 1/2 Alpha wolf/human, 1/4 vampire, 1/4 pure human, the offspring of the two (both of which have 24 chromosomes) would be interesting. Healing factor, natural armor, venom-less with razor sharp teeth in both forms (maybe a neurotoxic wolf bite version, or necrotizing, something to make it even more unique), the capacity to shape shift, accelerated aging, followed by immortality or decreased aging. All things to consider. And how will Jacob fair? Will he continue shifting to hunt, also prolonging his youthful soul and halting his aging indefinitely? Do the vampire hybrids, or vampires for that matter, never age or do they age so slowly its unnoticeable (eons pass with nearly no effect, but they won't exist indefinitely). What of Carlisle's faith, will there be a predestined end, no end, will a racy subject like religious apocalypse deface or strengthen the book, should it even be considered? How will Nessie live on without Jacob? What of birthdays, how spoiled could Nessie get with a super wealthy pair of proud grandparents, and a normal group of proud mortal parents? Too many questions...
Effect of the book on my life- Its been odd. Heartbreaking and healing at the same time. I'm trying to get over a break up too, or have been since before starting Twilight, and I don't know if its netted me anything, but an identification to characters and a great story.
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