Openhome wrote:After reading all the Nessie thoughts, I can understand why SM decided to go with Mermaids or aliens again. She kinda wrote herself into a rather risqué corner there!
Mermaids are pretty safe. I kinda felt sorry for Tom Hanks there at the end of Splash. I wonder how long it took him to figure that one out? Didn't he get a pretty good gander at her when she was in the tank? Sheesh, he'd have had better luck giving Tanya a shot, at least she smells good.
Soul girls are easy, though. They'll buy any line you throw at them.
P.S. Smitten, I should have commented earlier on one of your statements, I somehow forgot:
smitten_by_twilight wrote:But along the lines of Nessie not sailng with anyone until she is around 10 years old ... I think you are looking more through Edward's eyes than Nessie's.
That right there I think gets to the very crux of the matter.
I don't think you would have many potential issues at all if this was a story originally set between Nessie and Jacob. The fantasy concept of a very young but very mature hybrid wouldn't as difficult to relate to if the emphasis had always been on Nessie, like the TW series was on Bella.
However, the Nessie story comes after Bella's story, and because of that I identify most strongly with Bella and Edward. I therefore cannot think of Nessie without thinking first of their parents. Nessie, to me, will always be B&E's daughter, and all of us had front row seats at her delivery. When I think of Bella, however, I think of her and Edward, I don't think of her primarily as Charlie's daughter.
I think that's the issue with Nessie (for me), I was there at her birth and I always think of her as B&E's daughter, and therefore always as a child needing protection. That's not really fair to her, but I can't help seeing Edward's viewpoint on this one. That's going to be a real challenge for SM, because Nessie has to have her own identity, but Edward isn't going to play his father role like Charlie did. Edward is going to hover.