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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby navarre » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:49 pm

Alphie wrote:These questions were provided by Cocoa.

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?


1)No.
2)I never had that opportunity, nor have I been in that position.
3)When my ex-husband tried to harm my child & me. I put her behind me to shield her.
4)I read straight through.
5)I had a hard time stomaching Jacob in New Moon, but now that I have read the series more than a dozen times, I have grown to appreciate him and understand that his intentions were never malicious towards Bella and he truly wanted to save her and win her heart, both of which he lost. But he had no regrets. I liked that.
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby golden x sunshine » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:25 pm

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?
-UGH YES ! Its SO frustrating. Of course both sides were like against me being friends with the other person... its so hard when that happens =/

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?
-ohhh gosh. I let it pass. I regret that descision more and more each day ):

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.
-I haven't had a situtation like that yet, I hope something as bad as that never happens.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?
-Of course I was panicked! I read straight through, I couldn't put it down!

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?
-After reading the end of New Moon and then Eclipse, I absoulutley HATED Jacob. But once I read Breaking Dawn and I really thought about it, Jacob isn't really a bad guy and I admit, I do kind of like him (: But not as much as I love Edward!
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby Black Rose » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:21 pm

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?

My two best friends get into fighs alot, but I always manage to stay out of it somehow. They both call me and vent, telling me how much they hate the other person. And the the next day, the whole thing has blown over and their friends again.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?

I haven't had that opputinuty yet, but if I were to tomorrow, I would most definately take it. Well, I guess it would depend on her the friend is...

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.

I haven't ever been in a life threatening position (and I hope I never am) but if I was, I would hope that I would be the selfless one and protect whoever was with me as much as I could.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?

I kept reading through the next few chapters and stopped when they made it back to Forks and Bella fell asleep on the car ride home. By then, it was like four o'clock in the morning and I knew that if I kept reading I wouldn't be able to understand a word of it.

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?

I have always had a soft spot for Jake the first time we meet him in Twilight. I got a little annoyed with him sometimes in New Moon, but that was about it. Now, I still think he's really sweet and, if I was Bella, I would have taken that chance that night and kissed him. What can I say? I would have chosen Jake over Edward anyday. So, my opinoin on him hasn't changed at all thorughout the serious and I;m very happy that Jake finally got his happy ending (with half-my-name!)
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby I_Punched_A_Werewolf » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:53 pm

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?

Yes. Neither of them would ever ask me to choose. They know that I couldn't do it.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?

I haven't taken action to present day and I don't regret it because friendship is worth having and sometimes, it's too much of a risk just to try to build something new when you could end up ruining everything.

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.

To be honest, no one I've known has been in danger while I've been around. I've been in danger and had people put themselves at risk to save me but never vice versa. Hopefully, if I'm ever in that sort of situation, it will all work out.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?

Ummm YES! I even skipped dinner, which for me is quite a big deal! I just wanted Edward to survive SO badly! And then I wanted them to get back together. I was quite literally chewing my nails off all the way through!
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby bella+edward4eva » Sat Jan 03, 2009 3:53 am

1- yep. it doesn't feel good, each one wants you to turn against the other.

2-never happend to me, not yet.

3-im only twelve, i havent risked my life for anything yet.

4-DEFINENTLY!!!!! it was hard not put any of them down!!!!!

5-i liked him better in eclipse better than new moon. idk, i just had a grusge against him. but then when he imprinted on reneesme, i hated him again.
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby footloose » Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:40 am

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?
I've never had anything like it, thank God.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?
I've never been in a relationship so i have never experienced anything like it

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.
no people i know have ever been in danger so i can't answer this

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?
hell yes!

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?
I can understand his feelings better now. When he pushed Bella away in earlier chapter, Bella went as far as giving him hopes that she could love him. And yet when there's news about Edward, she leaves Jacob just like that. Since Jacob and Edward are mortal enemies and Jacob thinks that Edward truly dumps Bella, it's understandable why he's angry in this chapter, thinking that Bella is wasting her life for a guy who presumably doesn't love her anymore. Still, I'm annoyed that he doesn't seem to care if Edward is killed.
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby lilmisstrouble » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:42 am

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?
Uh, yes. It's even stickier when your best friend and your boyfriend don't get along.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?
Yup, there have been friends who became more than friends. I let the thing run its natural course. For Bella, I'm glad she was yet too vulnerable to just rebound with Jake. (sighs of relief)

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.
Anytime someone I loved and cared about was in danger, I didn't hesitate. The urgency of helping masks all other possible consequences.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?
OMFG!!! I was reacting to that whole chapter OUT LOUD, at 3am, like a crazy person! I thought to myself "great, now I'm gonna be up till god-knows-what-time until I finish this because I HAVE to read what happens next!". Genius of Stephenie Meyer.
And by the way, I was also voicing PLEASE. DO. NOT. KISS. HIM. BELLA!!! Get your dirty werewolf paws off of her, Jacob!!!

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?
Ok, I was and probably never will be Team Jacob and that should suffice. Haven't read past New Moon yet, though. I wanted to La Push that kid off of a cliff when he first) answered the phone for Bella. Second) called "Dr.Carlisle" (really, Eddy) a filthy bloodsucker. What a nerve. And third) I really am not Team Jacob.

[i]But to be fair to Jake, I put myself in his shoes and understand where he's coming from. We can't blame him. For all he knows - and Bella too, up to a point - Edward ditched Bella. Jake was never Team Edward to begin with. He liked the girl. The girl came looking for him and he enjoys her company. They are kinda attracted to each other, and would probably hit it off weren't it for Edward's dazzling mighty powers. So it only seems natural for their friendship to have grown over the course of NM and Bella finding solace in him.


Good thing my Edward came back after three hundred and something pages of anguish and reclaimed his spot. Oh snap.
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby LoveTwilight » Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:50 pm

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?
I have and it was kind of the same sitch as Bella has in this, though not in a billionth of the same standard of love or affection. In my little drama my boyfriend hated my best friend and my best friend jumped at any chance he could get to wind my boyfriend up, including trying 2 kiss me a couple times. Its pretty similar when you think about it. I know I have my own Jacob :)

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?
I let it pass like Bella and I've regretted it every second since. And it was with my own Jacob. It hurts but I guess it's something I have to live with now.

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.
I'm lucky enough to say I've never had that experience, but there's plenty of time left.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?
I was completely terrified! Definately panicked! I read the book in one night because I couldn't put it down and didn't get a wink of sleep that night. I had to sleep in most of my classes next day but it was TOTALLY worth it. The whole Romeo and Juliet thing was great too. It was such a familiar story, such an incredible story.

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading?
I love Jacob. I'm TEAM JACOB :D all the way! He's amazing. And it's not that I don't like Edward, because who COULD dislike him? But Edward's more an imagined dream Mr Perfect but Jacob's got such a real quality about him. I've loved him since the beginning. And I could SO tell there'd be something between him and Bella even after their first meeting in La Push in Twilight!
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby LilyMorgana » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:09 am

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides?
Yes & yes.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action?
I let it pass and I don't regret it. Turned out it was a rather good decision.

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own.
Not really life threatening things, but when someone of my friends fell during one of our skiing trips, I felt like I should help them even though that made the odds bigger of me falling myself.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down?
I don't remember what I did the first time, but I probably read straight to the end.

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they changed with time to reflect back and additional reading?
Not really.
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Re: Chapter 18 ~ The Funeral

Postby debussygirl » Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:42 pm

1) Have you ever had two friends who hated each other? Did you feel the pressure to choose or take sides? Nope, luckily not.

2) We have had those moments in our life like Bella, where we are faced with the opportunity to bring a friendship to a new level. Did you act on that moment, how did it turn out for you? Or did you let it pass, like Bella did? Did you end up regretting not taking action? Not had such a moment.

3) We all act differently to crisis. In this case Bella was focused on saving Edward from himself, and didn't dwell on the coming danger to herself. Describe a time in your life that you acted for another's safety with out caring for your own. Don't really have one. I take care of who I need to take care of, and I've never really been in danger.

4) At this point Romeo and Juliet were screaming at us from the grave, were you panicked? Did you read straight through to the end from here unable to put the book down? I read straight through (especially knowing Edward was coming back!) and of course I was panicked!! I didn't want Edward to die!!!

5) Tell us your feelings regarding Jacob at the time verses now. Have they change with time to reflect back and additional reading? Still don't like him. I go from tolerance to dislike to hate with that guy.
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