OktoSink wrote:That groundhog better see his shadow next week, or I'm hunting him down... (For those of you who are unfamiliar with groundhog day, its feb. 2 and its just a silly way of predicting how long winter is going to last based on if a fat groundhog sees his shadow or not... rarely accurate)
twilight813 wrote:Well one day my best friend came over and she is like I am reading this book about vampires and humans and werewolves and I was like oh jeez.... I really never had the intentions to read it because it sounded so corny to me!
vampire_elf wrote:The movie:The sparkling didn't dazzle me either. I was more like, ok nice try... And the whole scene is weid. Edward is talking about his diet one minute and the next he is running and tells here she needs to see how he looks in the sunlight (without any prelude that statement doesn't make much sense to me!).
I'm a bit scared today. I had a surreal experience last night. I was writing and watching a movie and suddenly I heard a girl scream outside my window. I live on the 3rd floor and my bedroom window faces the street.
It was pouring outside, I could barely see the other side of the street and I saw her being mugged. I was terrified! I called the police, but as these things goes, being mugged at 2am doesn’t last long enough for the police to come in time.
I was so, so, so worried for that girl that I started crying. Gosh, I prayed for her, so she could be safe, that those guys wouldn't hurt her. I felt silly, but I didn’t know what else to do. When I looked outside she was gone and I guess she got inside her building.
I remembered Liez and the horrid thing that happened; why there are so much bad things in this world?
vampire_elf wrote: I'm so glad I only found out about twilight after all four books were released becuase waiting for the books is pure torture (I'm feeling for you, Tabs!).
CiaoBella wrote:It makes me sad that it took me as long as it did to pick up the books. But I tend to be a bit “contrary” when it comes to things that receive a lot of hype.. and by that I mean, I usually steer clear from the things that are getting way hyped-up because in the end, I typically feel like whatever it was isn’t worth all of the hype, and I end up feeling disappointed and let down...
Wingtear wrote:I seriously felt a need to harm him [Edward] in beginning of Eclipse. He was suck a donkey-hole! Not to say Jacob wasn't a jerk (forcing himself on Bella and all) but he did not forbid Bella to do what she wanted... He let her live her life the way she wanted and was just happy to be along for the ride. Eh, can you tell I was more or less locked up by my ex, who was insanely jealous?
animegaijingirl wrote:OK, so Wingtear says something here that kind of explains why I had such a hard time letting myself like Edward, especially after the first book.
(...) two of my very close friends extracating themselves from badly controlling relationships in the last couple of years, it means I'm very alert about these things right now.
Anyway, so I'm reading all these books about abusive relationships and controlling behaviour, and I see so much of this in Edward's behaviour towards Bella. NOW, in the context of the book, and the relationship between them, I actually think it's OK. I can put my pesonal feelings about this to the side and enjoy the romance, the story etc. There are circumstances which make his behaviour understandable.
But the whole other side of my brain is worried for the young girls who read the books and fall for Edward as the "perfect man". If they end up accepting this behaviour as good, without the whole "vampire who wants to drain you dry" and outside dangers, they could end up in some pretty sick and controlling relationships (stalking = not good in reality!). As an adult reading the book I know more about how relationships work etc. (and I don't think all young girls who read the books would react this way, just some...). His behaviour, in a human context, would be pretty OTT and not make him a good choice for a stable, honest relationship.
Saying all this, there are lots of things I like about Edward and his relationship with Bella, and lots of things that I don't, as they're a little too close to home.
So, I guess all of this is an explanation as to why I may not be his biggest fan somedays, and really into him on others - it just depends what nerve is being hit at the time.
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