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by SparklingDiamond
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:06 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Edward is a different problem. His entire argument against the transformation is based solely on belief. Nobody really knows about vampire souls, yet he thinks he has the right to force his views on Bella. His entire argument is then weakened by his views on Carlisle's decision to transform people....
by SparklingDiamond
Sat Nov 15, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

What I'm trying to get at (awkwardly) is that as far as the morality of holding Bella's safety in higher regard than others, I'm not sure they actually do, at least for the first while. I think they hold Edward's happiness in higher regard - and they must protect Bella in order to ensure his happin...
by SparklingDiamond
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

December wrtote: And you could argue that once Edward is convinced that Bella has really understood the dimensions of the moral choice she is making, he is more than ready to let her make it. Unlike Rosalie...? I would definitely agree with you here. I think Edward is definitely on stronger moral g...
by SparklingDiamond
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

When is it morally imperative--if ever--to try to change someone's mind about a course they are pursuing that you disagree with? A related question: How far is it appropriate to push your opinion onto another person if you feel their personal decisions are self-destructive? Well, I think the answer...
by SparklingDiamond
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

Edward could read her thoughts, and there are multiple passages where he only hears her being shallow. Yes, but this is all we get to see. Do we know this is all there is? Plus, he's a man, and well... he's Edward. Edward also thought just about every other human besides Bella and Angela were shall...
by SparklingDiamond
Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

That's a really interesting observation, December . Unfortunately, I think one of the reason's that we don't get much on Rosalie, or the fact that she isn't given a lot of credit has to do with the reader's perceptions of characters that you were speaking of in your post. Many reader's seem to have ...
by SparklingDiamond
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:15 am
Forum: Flight to Phoenix
Topic: The Third Table
Replies: 286
Views: 18456

Re: The Third Table

Alycone wrote: Religious and other moral decisions aside, we need animals. As food. How can we be certain a human only diet isn't the best course for a vampire? This is an interesting thought. However, in terms of the books, I don't know that there's anything to back this up. The Cullens seem just ...
by SparklingDiamond
Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Choices aka Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Replies: 61
Views: 12136

Re: Choices aka Ars Longa Vita Brevis

Visitor wrote: I think SM may have seen Nessie as a way of expanding on the type of life Edward and Bella could have together. I don’t think we are supposed to infer that Nessie is the only reason they exist together as a unit. I completely agree with you here, Visitor. I'm not sure that SM intends...
by SparklingDiamond
Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Quench Your Thirst
Topic: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings
Replies: 202
Views: 22137

Re: Twilight Universe General Philosophical Musings

pubesy wrote: Removing the Cullens from the picture, “normal” SM vampires are void of humanity. Maybe void is too strong a term, but by drinking human blood, their humanity is suppressed to such a point, that they no longer can relate to humans, (similar-but not the same- as how we cannot relate to...
by SparklingDiamond
Fri Oct 17, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Flight to Phoenix
Topic: The Third Table
Replies: 286
Views: 18456

Re: The Third Table

I think it was more an infatuation. Yes, he does tell her that he loves her but it doesn't feel real. He doesn't come across as if he understands why he says it and what it exactly means. I think he's still sorting out his feelings. Can you blame him, especially being by himself for 108 yrs? But is...