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FMCG: Chapter 12

It is perhaps fitting that my old friend Benjamin Wheeler begins his thoughts on Chapter 12: Balancing with, “Oh, Twilight, I’ve missed you. Since our last time together I’ve thought about you a lot, watched the movie based on you, cringed at the movie based on you, made fun of the movie based on you. And all of this made my more excited to get back to you, and finally, this windy afternoon, I have.” Benjamin was away for a while when real life called. I have been away too. My brain was too crammed with my new job and new schedule that I haven’t had time to ponder much. Lately, if I’ve had any blog time I’ve spent it over at Letters To Twilight, for the laughs. I have missed Twilight.

I’m sure that anyone who was following this thread is long gone, but I’ll continue on at whatever pace I can manage. My apologies to anyone who is annoyed that I could not keep up. In case you have forgotten the rules, go read his article and then come back for some discussion with me.

I’m with you on the movie, Benjamin. We could spend a lot of blog time on the various levels of horrible there.

We get some suggestion that Edward is comfortable, both ethically and practically, with breaking in Bella’s house. Instead of Bella walking home, Edward tells her (not offers to, mind you) that he will go to her house and retrieve her truck, which will be in the parking lot when she gets out of school. Bella notes that the key “was in the pocket of a pair of jeans I wore Wednesday, under a pile of clothes in the laundry room” (243). This is followed with a rather nonchalant, “Even if he broke into my house, or whatever he was planning, he’d never find it” (243). Have we actually reached so quickly the point in the story at which Bella is okay with Edward breaking into her house without her permission? It seems so.

I didn’t consider it B & E by this point either. Edward had been doing it for months, and Bella and I had had time to adjust to that. Besides, to me it was more like Edward trying to make up for inconveniencing Bella and showing off for her, at the same time. It made Edward more of a mystery to Bella, so win for him.

What really disturbed me about this was that Bella never refers to “keys”. She only ever says her “key”. She carries around her single car key and uses a house key kept under the eave. She never mentions a key ring or a keychain. I wondered why Stephenie Meyer wrote it like this. It’s like Bella considers herself a guest in Charlie’s house even though she comes in an takes charge. I suppose coming in part way through Junior year with, presumably, no intention of staying much past graduation, she must have considered herself a houseguest and endeavored to make her presence minimal.

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June 24, 2009 Posted by | Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Felinedown

Thanks to Letters to Twilight I now know about Felinedown and their song Push, which is about New Moon from Bella’s perspective. Listening to this song I pictured it playing during the part where Bella is off in the woods by herself trying to find the meadow. It’s a sort of sad, hypnotic dirge that I can easily see being used in place of dialogue at this time while Bella is alone, pushing herself toward the bittersweet victory of finding this last connection to Edward. I hope someone at Summit sees this blog and Felinedown gets a shot at being on the soundtrack for New Moon.

To Felinedown:

  • I love that you have defined ‘serendipity’ on your MySpace page. It’s one of my favorite words.
  • I’m listening to the rest of your stuff on MySpace. It would be great music to write to. I hope to buy your EP soon.
  • And you have a song named ‘Rabbit’? Sweet!  🙂

♥Rabbit

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Ashley Greene’s Midnight Appearance

Have you really never been to Letters to Twilight? It’s an amazing Twilight blog with a quirky sense of humor. UnintendedChoice and Themoonisdown run the place and they have been on an excellent adventure this weekend. They were at the very same Hot Topic where Ashley Greene made her Midnight Release Party appearance. You can read all about it, and a special guest appearance by The Amazing Race’s Kynt, here. There’s more to the story at the companion site, Letters to Rob. What? You haven’t heard of Letters to Rob either?

March 23, 2009 Posted by | Actors, Twi-Media, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , , | Leave a comment