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by Esme echo
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Jasper Hale
Replies: 545
Views: 56541

Re: Jasper Hale

I can see Jasper regarding his scars with wry acceptance; they are what they are, a symbol of his former life, but not terribly important in his present life. I don't think Nettie nor Lucy either one were of much importance to Jasper besides being partners of Maria's. I'm not looking it up, but it s...
by Esme echo
Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Jasper Hale
Replies: 545
Views: 56541

Re: Jasper Hale

I don't think they bothered him at all. :) I always chuckle when I read that Jasper was deliberately giving J. Jenks ulcers because he felt some relationships worked better based in fear. I interpret Jasper as a powerful, skilled warrior, comfortable in his own skin, and satisfied that his very appe...
by Esme echo
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Jasper Hale
Replies: 545
Views: 56541

Re: Jasper Hale

I'm a little surprised that Maria was able to keep Jasper loyal to her for such a long time. Where was his natural independence? He did her bidding without question -- until he bailed, seeking an end to his depression. He didn't realize there was an alternative to constant war, so maybe he thought h...
by Esme echo
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Jasper Hale
Replies: 545
Views: 56541

Re: Jasper Hale

If Jasper had been in love he wouldn't have been able to walk away so easily.
by Esme echo
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Sparkling in the Sun
Topic: Jasper Hale
Replies: 545
Views: 56541

Re: Jasper Hale

JustcallmeRiley, do you have an objection to reading what Stephenie wrote in "Midnight Sun?" If not, check out the quote below: Maria was the vampire who had created both Jasper and Peter—Jasper in the latter half of the nineteenth century, Peter more recently, in the nineteen forties. She’d looked ...
by Esme echo
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 21859

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

Well, you could spell the name more creatively . . . but what's a name in fiction? Why won't you change it? Better to suffer the grief now than to be accused of plagerism (or borrowing a story line) later, isn't it?
by Esme echo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 21859

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

I guess it depends on which girl you call the protagonist! The girl-friend was Sarah, the alien was Number 6. Why? :?
by Esme echo
Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 21859

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

In my mind there is a difference between Edward feeling outraged that his expected time with Bella might be cut short and him criticizing Bella for her clumsiness -- which was beyond her control and which [in MS] amused him. While trying to think of positive feminine role models in the movies I've s...
by Esme echo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Portrayal of Women in the Media
Replies: 56
Views: 21859

Re: The Portrayal of Women in the Media

No, that was a great rant, and I agree with you completely! MR's interpretation of Twilight makes me nuts. The worst disconnect in my mind was when Edward peevishly snapped at Bella for tripping in the greenhouse. Edward would NEVER have done that. Rob interpreted Edward a lot darker and depressed t...
by Esme echo
Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: Great Conversations
Topic: The Bella Effect
Replies: 28
Views: 10710

Re: The Bella Effect

I'm not sure what you're referring to about Bella leaving her child. Could you elaborate? If she were to go to college or get a job right after Breaking Dawn ends. One nice thing about reality is we get to watch "the rest of the story" -- we don't have to depend on dead memories. For me, it's almos...