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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby corinnejca » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:19 am

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?

I was surprised by all of things that were discovered, but I think most surprised by the fact that they didn't need to breathe. It made me wonder why they breathed at all. But then I learned that it helped with being a predator, to be able to taste everything in the air. Plus it would probably not be helpful for fitting in with humans if you didn't ever breathe.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?

I thought it seemed reasonable, especially since he killed only "bad" humans. I didn't think it was disgusting at all that he killed the bad people. I think it made him more of a superhero.

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!


Haha, not long at all! I wasn't thinking about it while reading Twilight at all though. He gets one for Bella in Eclipse, when he has Alice kidnap her and keep her hostage. Sigh, that was one of my favorite parts in Eclipse.

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specifically changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?


I think he becomes more free with Bella after sharing so much and realizing that she was going to accept just about anything he throws at her. He also realized how happy it made him to share his true self with her, which made him want to share as much as possible!
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby lag28wa » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:13 am

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?
The thing that was most surprising to me was that vampires are so hard to kill, really there is only one way. I knew they were not like the classic vampies, but that was all I had as a reference point, and they seem to be fairly easy to kill with the right tools.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?
I was surprised at first, just because he told her. Then I realized that Carlisle was the only one who had never fed on a human. I guess I then agreed with Bella that it was reasonable. His choice to kill only "bad" humans seemed very reasonable also. I thought it showed the depth of Edward's character though when he explained that even killing killers he couldn't escape the morality of taking another's life.

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
Ha! Good questions! I guess I just accepted that he had a bed and didn't see him getting one in the future. We don't see that the others have bed's in this part yet either. So I just figured there wasn't going to be a bed. Hey, a couch is fully functional, especially a comfortable couch! Heehee!

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?
I think just being with Bella and having all his stuff out in the open really takes a weight off his shoulders. Also feeling the rush of love seems to make him feel a bit euphoric at times. But I definately think it has most to do with being able to share his thoughts, feelings, history and stuff with Bella. He even says in there somewhere that he didn't imagine that telling her (something, I forget specifically what) would feel as good as it did.
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby BreathelessVampire » Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:02 am

Alphie wrote:1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?


1.I was very very surprised by the story. It completely changed my perception of how vampires survive and die.

2.I think it was a good choice only killing the bad.

3. Not long. Haha.

4. He told her many things that she should know so she could be comfortable. Why not?
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby Twilove » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:30 pm

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?all of it shocked me because before Twilight it was easy to kill a vampire a stake throught the heart and bye bye vampire it was different that they didnt sleep at all that they could go into the sun Stephanie's vampires are so much cooler than any other

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?well its understandable i guess not all of them could be like Carlisle and if he only drank from like murerours than thats one less burdon on the world

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
it wouldent have taken too long for him to get a bed he would have know sooner or later than Bella would spending a lot of time there and being the only human she needed sleep

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?I think he realized how much he truely loved her and after so much time with her i think the smell of her blood wasnt as irrisistable
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby EllaMinnowPee » Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:32 pm

Alphie wrote:1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?

I was most surprised that vampires are very difficult to kill. No need to stick to the usual myth about stakes through the heart or exposure to sunlight, right? I was hoping that there would be more of a description of exactly how he became a vampire and not just killed.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?

I was a little surprised but like Bella, it seemed reasonable. I am relieved that he only killed "bad" humans and not innocent humans. He's the hero of the story, after all- I wanted to keep liking him.

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!



4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?

There are no secrets between them now. He can finally relax and be himself with her. He's anxious to tell her and show her everything.
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby KaylaMarieBlack7 » Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:53 pm

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?
It was the fact that they are very difficult to kill..I have images in my head. Of trying to kill a vampire, and how it doesnt work at all. its weird.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?
I was kind of like Bella. Its only reasonable to do that at first. The thirst is suppose to be really bad. His choice to kill only the "bad" humans is good. He isnt going around killing people who are good..the bad guys need to be punished. And I think getting killed by a vampire is a good thing. =]

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
It would have to be while. I mean i dont think he is wanting Bella to be staying the night in a house full of vampires. He probably doesnt want to freak her out.

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?
I just think its the fact that he knows he would never be able to hurt/kill her. It would be hard on him if he even did. They know how they feel about each other too.
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby I_love_Bloodsuckers » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:48 pm

Alphie wrote:1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill? The fact that vampires didn't need to breathe kind of caught my attention. It was unique, I liked it. It seemed very interesting, and totally one of a kind.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans? I'm with Bella. It's reasonable, I mean he is a vampire, at one point he had to drink for humans, and at least he didn;t drink from inoccent good humans....

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask! Of course! We all know he gets the bed in Eclipse *swoons* so really there's no point in saying 'hmmmm i think in new moon he'll get a bed' most of us already read the series and know it's in Eclipse. Hee hee.

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden? Probably the kiss, he discovered that being close to Bella isin;t that bad, and he becomes closer to her. <3
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby Riddalyn » Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:14 am

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?
Everything about Carlisle's past was surprising to me. It's always seemed so unfair that the best of people - sometimes the very best person - seem to have to go through the most difficult of lives. The fact that they didn't need to breathe made sense, so did the fact that they're hard to kill... but the fact that Carlisle would go through so much to try and make up for something that wasn't his choice, something that he hated to be... well, it was really hard to swallow.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?
I was only a little surprised. What with his temper almost going out of control in Port Angeles, I guess I was prepared. It seemed reasonable... he was a vigilante! Of course I'm glad he rejoined Carlisle and decided not to kill any humans after all, but for what it's worth, he doesn't deserve all the grief he gives himself about killing criminals.

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
Well we all know he gets a book in Eclipse. I'm just sorry that the absolutely gorgeous bed didn't get any better use out of it (sorry to sound crude, couldn't help myself....)

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?
It's all in the open... that must be very liberating.
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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby Chocolatebrowneyes » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:38 pm

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?

How hard they were to kill, and Carlisle's self-loathing caught me off gaurd, he hadn't done anything wrong so it seemed strange to me.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?

I wasn't surprised but at least they were bad humans, it did seem reasonable...get those suckers off the streets :D

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!

Oh you could just about bet that Rosalie and Emmett have a bed so... I figured Edward would get one soon to make Bella comfortable :D

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?

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Re: Chapter 16 ~ Carlisle

Postby Elisabeth33 » Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:50 am

1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?

How difficult they are to kill and how much Carlisle hated himself compared with how much he doesn't seem to now.

2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?

I was surprised. But at least he wasn't killing the girl walking down the alley, he was saving her.

3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!

I didn't think anything of this.

4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?

They'd declared themselves, Bella knew everything about him and since he had no more secrets from her, he could really relax around her.
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