Twilight Saga Q&A #4

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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by navarre » Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:37 pm

Adrienne wrote:So if technically they would only drink their own venom if they let it spread before devouring their victim, what was the flammable substance that the bodies were found after being burned in Eclipse? I know the article Bella read said that they were burned with something flammable that they couldn't identify and I was assuming it was their venom. Or did they maybe use their venom afterwards to burn them?
The flammable substance had to have been an accelerant of sorts, because it takes quite a while for the venom to spread and not that long for the person to die of massive blood loss. The heart has to keep pumping in order for the venom to spread quickly enough & since we are dealing with newborns with an unsatiable thirst, they would be feeding rapidly with no chance of enough venom to burn them with.

You can burn at high temperatures without accelerants - the dumpsters would have plenty of plastic which is highly flammable, of course - alcohol, cardboard, the clothes they were wearing. Surrounded by enough of any of those, I would assume would make for very, very hot conditions. Who knows.
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by purple_panda » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:18 am

ok so vampires dont go to the bathroom because they are frozen in time and get their energy from blood, but what about shapeshifters, they have to eat but they get their energy from sleep, so do they go to the bathroom? and, why do shapeshifters have a pulse? they are frozen in time as well, but their heart still beats, im confused.

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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by ringswraith » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:33 am

purple_panda wrote:ok so vampires dont go to the bathroom because they are frozen in time and get their energy from blood, but what about shapeshifters, they have to eat but they get their energy from sleep, so do they go to the bathroom? and, why do shapeshifters have a pulse? they are frozen in time as well, but their heart still beats, im confused.
Shapeshifters aren't frozen- they just have incredible regenerative properties.

Much of aging is cells dying and not being replaced. For the shapeshifters, their cells are able to regenerate (witness their very rapid healing abilities), so as long as they keep up the phasing, they will continue to regenerate. They only look like they're frozen in time.

Compare that to the vampires, who do not undergo any kind of change on the cellular level, and are truly frozen.

And yes, I'd imagine the shapeshifters go to the bathroom. They're still essentially human.

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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by Jadey » Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:58 am

Ringswraith can I get a copy of you to put in my bag? You know too much ;)
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by ringswraith » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:01 am

Jadey wrote:Ringswraith can I get a copy of you to put in my bag? You know too much ;)
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by who_needs_fangs? » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:03 am

Do you come in paperback yet?
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by ringswraith » Wed Mar 25, 2009 1:04 am

who_needs_fangs? wrote:Do you come in paperback yet?
The way my mind works? It'd probably more like an ebook, so it'd keep updating. :lol:

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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by ForJazz926 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:20 am

You're a freak of nature. You'd fit right in with the vamps and shapeshifters. You are kind of like Mr. Manhattan in a way. (Seen/read Watchmen?)
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by twilightsagaaddict » Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:46 am

ringswraith wrote:
who_needs_fangs? wrote:Do you come in paperback yet?
The way my mind works? It'd probably more like an ebook, so it'd keep updating. :lol:
Can I have the link? Then I can just keep refreshing the page for updates! ;) :lol:
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Re: Twilight Saga #4

Post by dopeydm » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:09 am

twilightsagaaddict wrote:Can I have the link? Then I can just keep refreshing the page for updates!
Has anyone been able to stump Rings or Who_needs_fangs?

Just out of curiosity...how many times have you read the books? Do you have a photographic memory?????

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