AD523 wrote:The main point I was trying to make was: would you want to be the one doing the imprinting? I've heard a lot of people saying (including people I know) that they would love to have someone imprint on them. I just think it's important to see both sides of the issue. From the imprinter's and imprintee's point of view.
I see your point. I think one thing to consider is that most people saying they want to be imprinted on are female (unless your experience has differed) and the pack was almost entirely male so being the imprintee seems more natural to them. I personally would not want to be the imprinter or imprintee because I enjoy the slow and gradual beginnings of love and wouldn't want to skip right over that part.
Here's an interesting thought I recently had...and it's purely hypothetical because I know this didn't happen in the books and it's probably too late for it to happen now...but what if Lean and another werewolf/shapeshifter had imprinted on each other? What kind of relationship would that be if they are both set on pleasing each other? I can picture the conversations. "What do you want to do?" "Whatever you want to do." "I want to do what you want to do." And so on and so forth.
psugar wrote:I feel sad for Claire and Nessie, I mean who would want to find their true love that young I can picture it.
"How long have you guys been together?"
Nessie:Since the day I was born
That ought to be a great conversation starter.
Ellie Ibis wrote:I used to love the idea of imprinting. Of course, when I first read the book I had just gotten out of a relationship, and I was completely and utterly in love with the idea of someone having such unconditional love. There's such certainty in imprinting, and that is definitely attractive.
Now I don't see it that way. I dislike the lack of free will, the lack of choice in the matter of imprinting. To me it would not be true love, it would be more like a curse, especially if you were a werewolf in an already established relationship, like Leah and Sam were. When you turn into a werewolf and you haven't imprinted, but you're in love with someone... how can do that? How can you look that person in the eye and tell them you love them when you know tomorrow could come, you could walk down the street, and then be essentially a slave to your feelings and forced to leave that person for another, whom you barely know?
The magic in love is the magic of choice, of the randomness and the luck it takes in finding someone you can get along with, you can spend the rest of your life with. The certainty of imprinting removes all that, it deludes that. It take away any natural, safe, new and gentle attraction, it takes away the work and the feelings you have when you know the relationship you're nurturing it flourishing, and forces it on you before you even know the person you're dedicating your life for.
*Wanderer* wrote:Here's an interesting question (or at least I think it's interesting):
Does the imprintee, or the person who was imprinted on by a werewolf, actually imprint back?
If that doesn't make any sense, for example:
Jared imprinted on Kim, but did Kim imprint on Jared? (I really hope that makes sense to someone besides me )
I'm really curious as to what your guys' ideas on that are...
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