Thanks for letting me join in on these interesting discussions.
I feel somewhat of an outsider as an older male amongst you younger females, but I assure you my obsession is real and healthy, although I am probably not atracted to all the same attributes of Carlisle as you are.
-What inspired you to join Carlisle's Hospital?
I find his character worthy of discussion and emulation.
- What was your first impression of Carlisle?
I watched the Twilight movie before I read the books, so if I remember correctly, his entrance into the hospital room where Bella was being treated was his first introduction to me. Right away, I could see his pleasant, caring demeanor, and the way he used good humor to communicate. His entrance into the room seemed to carry an air of charisma and strength. I especially liked his first response to Bella when she wanted to talk about how amazed she was how Edward had saved her and Carlisle ducked the subject by expressing how lucky she was. My respect and admiration for him grew as I saw or read how he handled other difficult situations with his family.
- What is your favorite Carlisle quality?
He seems to be in complete control of his emotions in that his behavior and decisions are based on his deeply commited perspectives. He sees the positive in people and provides support and encouragement to all when needed. he sees the potential in others and has a very gentle but strong influence without being critical or controlling.
- What is your favorite Carlisle moment and/or quote?
There are many.
In the movie, I like when Edward was sucking out the venom from Bella's arm, and struggling with being able to stop. Carlise who valued human life so greatly, could have physically shoved Edward out of the way and asked the rest of the family to restrain him, but instead calmly asked Edward to find the strength to stop himself. He didn't force his way on Edward, but instead was a powerful influence allowing Edward to find his own strength.
I was also impressed in Midnight Sun, when the Cullen family was discussing what to do about Bella, and a few family members felt she needed to be removed (or killed) and Carlilse was able to remind them all of the commitments they had to respect human life and live the life they each had already embraced.
- What do you think about the casting of Peter Facinelli as Carlisle in the Twilight movie?
In my own mind, Carlisle looks exactly like and acts perfectly as done by Peter Facinelli, however my own obsessions with all the characters seems to center around feeling they are real and I am in their world with them. I don't really care much for the actors themselves except as they portray the characters in this saga. My admiration with who Carlisle is is not related to who Peter is and what he may be involved in outside of the story. This same feeling of awe also extends to some of my other favorite characters such as Edward, Bella, and of course Alice. Though I will admit, Carlisle is my favorite.
- Is there anything you would like to submit for potential topics of discussion?
I would like deeper discussion on how and why he handled some of the other difficult situations, and possibly how we can become more like him.
I realize this thread is already long and I haven't studied it in it's entirety yet.
-Any last confessions concerning your love for Carlisle?
He is truly an example for me on how to be a good husband, father, and friend and servant to all.
What I enjoy the very most is when my… enhanced abilities let me save someone who would otherwise have been lost. It’s pleasant knowing that, thanks to what I can do, some people’s lives are better because I exist
- Carlisle Cullen