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Chapter One ~ Party

Postby Alphie » Sun Aug 17, 2008 6:19 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby amazingact21 » Thu Aug 21, 2008 9:55 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I first realized it was Bella and not "Gran" when they began to mimick each other. I wasn't really surprised, because it was obvious from the end of Twilight that age was a major concern for Bella. However, I did love the concept. the dream was beautifully written, and Bella's reaction to it was heartwrenching.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I think the dream was only Bella's concern about getting old. I think it showed that Edward was willing to let Bella grow and die before allowing her to become immortal.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I wasn't too surprised. I figured, as much as he adores Bella, he still needs some time to do a fe of his own things. Night is the time the Cullens can probably catch up and relax with each other. And if it wasn't that, then I just assummed he was hunting.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I didn't think they would grow to be best friends, but I was a little miffed that he was the same old cautious Jasper. I would have thought that by being with her for an extended period of time would have allowed him to get better control of his thirst.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I was shocked. It hurt to see Esme and the other have to leave, but I felt that it was a perfect scenario. I mean, to see something as small as a cut turn into a battle for your life was thrilling.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
No, unfortunately, I guessed that as soon as Edward saw Jasper attempt to kill Bella, all would go downhill from there. Edward is always afraid of a vampire mistake, and to finally have it happen just finalized things for him.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No. He respects her too much and knows that truck means a lot to her.

8)What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
That's just Bella's character. I think it would have been worse if she did want to celebrate.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
That has been a great use of blackmail. It seems like ever since Alice suggested it, Bella's clung on to that tooth and nail. I don't think she should, just for the simple fact of what it does to Edward. It's like she's constantly telling him she'll kill herself.
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby mzedcullens » Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:14 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming? Ok I must be dense because I did not ever think it was her, but it makes sense now.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not? I think it is just her fears.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there? Don’t remember this part.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip? I did not really think anything of it, since it describes why he is always distant from her.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that? The first thing that came to mind was that Edward would freak out and want to bite her. Not sure why since he was been around her blood before. Did not see the Jasper thing coming.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more? I thought everything would go back to normal after a while. Boy was I wrong.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one? No because she keeps saying how she would not let him buy her things. I knew he would not ignore her wishes.

8)What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I think she was overreacting, but I understood why. She wanted to be a vampire of the same age as Edward and now that she was one year older, she would never get her wish. Why celebrate that??????

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that? I knew Alice would never do that. They all like her because she is human. Everything would change if she became human.
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby clariissaa » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:50 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
When she said that its was her in the mirror =D I'm not slow alright. I wasn't surprised but I didn't see it coming either. I was just like "Oh, that's ... interesting"

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
No, it was just her fear of getting older. That's one of the things Bella is mostly afraid of.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
Actually, I didn't even think about. I was still thinking about her dream. Edward probably needs sometime to hunt and be with his family, although he'd loves to be with Bella.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I did expect them to be closer after all that happened. He should trust himself more even though he tried to eat her but.. psh. whatever :D

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
It all happen so suddenly i didn't have time to think about it much. I was shocked. REALLY. I mean I know that Jasper has a hard time controlling him, but honestly Edward was going to kick his a-.. bee-hind :D .

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
It was all pretty drastic. Actually, confession, I already knew that Edward was leaving before I read the book cause my friend told me. :| I was going crazy when she though. And Edward was always talking about how he would leave Bella if it was necessary. It's depressing to have it happen.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
At that very moment no. She would drive her truck anyway.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
For an ordinary person, yes. For Bella, knowing someone like Edward, no. That's not cool knowing Edward will say young forever that Bella gets older everyday.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
She means that Alice will turn her into a vampire and she totally pissing Edward off by saying it. :twisted:
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby Maroseson » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:29 am

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?

I'm kinda dumb, (I have tunnel vision and only read the stuff in quotes so I can get more of the characters,) when it comes to reading, and didn't even see that part, (I read it but didn't pay attention to what I was reading,) until the second time I read the chapter. :oops: I know, I know, I'm lame. I didn't see it coming, but it didn't surprise me either. Just another one of Bella's crazy dreams.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?

No, I think it's just her fear. Seeing as Edward was whispering in her ear made it clear that it was simply her seeing the obvious, that getting old could, and would, indeed happen. It's definitely something to be afraid of when your vampire boyfriend is seventeen and you're now eighteen.

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?

I was semi-surprised. I knew that he has other things to do, which he tends to do while she's asleep, but I thought he would've have gotten back before she woke up.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

Yeah actually, I did. They seemed to kinda bond on the trip, and it made me think that possibly they would be better friends now. I can understand why he stays away from her though.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?

It didn't really phase me. A paper cut seems so small to me. I didn't take into consideration that she's in a house full of vampires and her blood is absolutely irrisistible.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?

Pretty much. I mean, I knew that Edward is very over-protective of her, but I never thought he would actually be able to leave. As he said in TWILIGHT, "I should've left long ago. I should leave now, but I don't think I can." That's what made me question whether or not he would.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?

Not until you metioned it now lol. But really, it didn't cross my mind. He respects her too much to go against her wishes, so a car was the furthest thing from my mind.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?

Yes and no. Yes, because it's a bit childish to throw a fit because someone wants to give you a party. No, because turning a year older then your boyfriend of seventeen, who's never going to get that chance seeing as he's a vampire, is rather depressing. Not something I'd want to celebrate either.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?

I feel his reaction is completely justified. Granted, the only way to keep her forever is to change her, but she doesn't have to throw it in his face. It would be as if she was saying, "I want you to kill me, and if you don't, I'll find someone else to." Can you think of any boyfriend that WOULDN'T put up a fight over something like that?
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby Venecettia » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:08 pm

1) I did not see it coming at all. I knew something was up when it looked like they were mimicking, but then when Bella said it was her, at an old age, I was a bit surprised.

2) I do. I think it shows her, and the readers, that something is going to run a crack through their relationship.

3) If I were Edward, even as a vampire, I would get very bored just sitting and watching someone sleep. Maybe he went to change, and didn't have time to come back. There are many possibilities as towhy hewasn't there.

4) No. Jasper's self controll couldn't have changed much since then, even if he had warmed up to Bella. I think he was just playing it safe.

5) I thought it was silly. A paper cut leads to a worse accident. I really had no thoughts on it.

6) I just thought her and Jasper's relationship, or aquantince, would be lessened. Otherwise, I did really think things would be the same.

7) Not really, he knew she would never allow it, at this point.

8) Yes, I do, and it bothered me very much. One year older than your immortal vampire boyfriend, it isn't that bad. I think she overreacted way too much.

9) I thought it was fine. In the way Bella had meant it, she kind of sounded like a brat, like she always gets what she wants, though that isn't the case. He was just concerned, like someone would be about that. A normal reaction.
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby la_tua_cantante » Sun Aug 31, 2008 10:05 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I had a suspicion that Gran was Bella from the get go, and it was confirmed when she looked at the mirror and it appeared that Gran's arm was suspended in midair around nothing.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I don't. I think it was more of a confirmation that she wanted to be a vampire, and that growing much older than Edward seemed like an impossibility to her (hey, I'd feel the same way).

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was a little surprised, but I assumed he was hunting or something.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I really thought part of his standoffishness would have gone away, and was surprised that it hadn't. I didn't think they'd be closer, but I thought their interactions would at least have been a little easier.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I didn't think they would react, since they'd been living as vegetarians for so long, so I was definitely surprised when Jasper went for it.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I assumed Edward would keep her away from Jasper for an indefinite period. I definitely didn't think they'd leave!!!

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
I didn't, mostly because she'd have given him such a hard time about it.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
No. It was unpleasant for her to think about getting older while Edward remained young. However, I did think it was a little silly for her to request no presents, particularly with Alice around. :)

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I wasn't surprised. Edward was so stubborn about Bella's changing into a vampire, it was almost unreal! I almost wished Bella would have gone to Carlisle and had him change her.
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby Stacia » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:39 am

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
Not until the very end did I get it. When Edward became part of the dream and "Gran" looked at "Bella" and mirrored her movements did I realize.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
It could foreshadow the future. Edward never leaving Bella...

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I was surprised that he wasn't there in the morning. I figured it was because of the birthday party and Bella going over to the Cullens after school...

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I guess I did expect them to be a bit closer but hey...Rome wasn't built in a day, right? I just chalk the whole thing up to Jasper still not being totally comfortable around Bella - around a human - yet.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
Uh-oh! I think it was a stretch to say that she looked up into the faces of 6 ravenous vampires though. Carlisle was there and we can hardly say he was ravenous - same for Esme, also Edward. I think Alice would have been okay, the only ones I would have thought to worry about were Jasper and Rosalie.

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I figured Edward would probably beat himself up over it, blaming the whole episode on himself - as usual. I guess, I might have wondered if Bella herself would be uncomfortable going to the Cullen household after that incident though....But beyond that...I didn't really give much thought to it.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
No. I think that Edward knew that Bella wouldn't accept a car from him.

8) What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
I can understand where she was coming from. But in a way, I think she was overreacting because she has people in her life who want to celebrate with her. She should allow them that.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I laughed at that. Bella was just pouting. Alice would never go against Edward in something that important. I think Edward is frustrated with Bella about the whole thing. Granted, she's persistent but she won't let it go and voices it often and Edward doesn't like it. He wants her to stay human. Plus I think that Edward knows, deep down, that Alice wouldn't do that - at least not without permission and only if absolutely necessary.
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby kristakamikaze » Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:40 pm

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I was extremely suprised, well, until she realized it of course, haha.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I think it shows her fear wayy too well. I mean, who wants to be 80 and married to a man who looks 17?!

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
I dont recall

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?

I expected them ALOT closer, I mean after all that time stuck in a room with her, you'd think he wouldnt be so scared.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
I freaked out!

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
That's exactly what I thought, and I was extremely worried about it.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
For a minute I did.

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
A little bit.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
I knew exactly how he was going to act, I mean how else would you except a man so against taking someones mortality?
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Re: Chapter One ~ Party

Postby spookybell » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:43 am

1) When did you figure out that "Gran" was really Bella? Were you surprised by the fact that she was looking in a mirror, or did you see it coming?
I can say I did see it coming, but just moments before it was revealed.

2) Do you think that the dream foreshadows anything besides Bella's fear of growing too old for Edward? Why or why not?
I think it's all about Bella's fear. 100%

3) Were you surprised that Edward wasn't with Bella when she woke up? Why did you think he wasn't there?
He wasn't there... I just read it like 4 hours ago too... I guess I wasn't concerned that he wasn't there.

4) What did you think about Jasper's careful avoidance of Bella before they opened presents? Had you expected them to be closer after the Phoenix trip?
I didn't really expect them to be close after the trip. I didn't really think that Jasper had gotten closer to Bella. He had a job to do, so to speak, and he loves Edward and Alice. He wasn't looking to become friends with Bella... at least I didn't think so.

5) What was your immediate reaction to the paper cut? What did you think about what happened after that?
It all happened so fast that I thought. OH NO... with profanity, but I didn't expect the over dramatic tackle and take down the table..

6) What did you think the repercussions of Jasper's accidental attack would be? Did you think, like Bella did, that she simply wouldn't be allowed to spend time at the Cullen's house any more?
I didn't really think there would be repercussions. Accidents happen.

7) With all the mentions of Bella needing a new car, did you think that Edward had actually bought her one?
Hmmm.... good question. He could have. I'd say I entertained that thought, but I also thought that there was a good chance he wouldn't dare... Bella would hate it.

Cool What did you think about Bella's pleas for a celebration-less birthday? Did you think she was overreacting?
What teenage dosent overreact at something. It didn't phase me at all. If I were here... I... no... I like gifts.

9) What did you think when Bella said, "Well, maybe Alice will give me what I want?" What did you think about Edward's reaction to that?
"I think he knew it was true and it horrified him to know this was a real possibility. I thought that immediatly."
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