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Oh the Jealousy!

Thursday my friend E-Fabulous and her BFF are road tripping to Port Angeles and Forks for Bella’s birthday celebration. I couldn’t be happier for them, or more jealous of them. I’m the one who gave them Twilight! I should be going! Whaaa! Oh well, I’ll be there in a way. I’ve sent them with a photo scavenger hunt. They are tasked to go forth and take pictures that will amuse and delight me. I can’t wait to post some! I’ve also asked for a postcard from Forks and a May The Forks Be With You t-shirt from Dazzled By Twilight. Have fun, girls!

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Twi-blogs, Twilight, Twilighters | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Random Page Experiment

I’ve had a general malaise lately. There are a variety of reasons, none of which I’ll mention here. I’m working on resolving my issues, and it’s time to get back on the horse, or blog, rather. Thanks to all who have kept checking back. I appreciate you. Just so you have something new to read, and so everything isn’t dreadfully old if My Favorite Unicorn decides to stalk me, here my newest idea. We’ll see how it goes. From time to time I’m going to pick up one of the books, turn to a random page, and just blog about whatever comes to mind. Today’s page is 164 of Twilight. I opened the book up and this was the first thing I saw.

Edward sighed, and finally opened his eyes.

“Better?”

“Not really.”

I waited, but be didn’t speak again. He leaned his head back against the seat, staring at the ceiling of the car. His face was ridged.

I had to flip back a page or two. I knew exactly what was going on. Edward and Bella were in the Volvo, just after he had saved her from the gang in Port Angeles, but I couldn’t remember if the car was stopped yet. Yes, Edward had driven them out of town and pulled off the road. He had already told Bella to distract him, and she had already admitted her plans to maim Tyler Crowley. LOL, I love that. I really wish that had been in the movie. Sigh.

This scene is very telling. They have bearly scratched the surface of each other’s secrets and already they are both protecting each other in their own way. Edward is over-reacting and having a hard time controlling his rage. Bella is trusting and doing what she can to make everything seem okay for Edward’s sake. Edward reminds me of another Edward I know: Edward from Pretty Woman. Remember at the end of the movie when he asks Vivian what happens when the Prince rescues the Princess and she says she rescues him right back? That’s exactly what this reminds me of. Edward has rescued Bella twice at this point, and now we see more of how Bella is rescuing him right back. Of course we know a lot more of this side of things from the bit of Midnight Sun we’ve been blessed enough to read, but just taking Twilight into consideration we can see how Bella has always been a Shield, how she’s always protected those she loves.

Man I need to read these books again. This experiment could be dangerous.

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Feminist Male College Graduate: Chapter 8

I think I should probably hold my tongue for Chapter 8. I don’t think I’ll be able to though. What do you all think about his remarks? Port Angeles is a pretty important scene for Bella and Edward.

But at a discourse level, I’m not sure I like the implication that a woman can’t walk down the street without getting stalked by these kinds of people. Meyer presents this as something Bella has worried about before, but apparently not enough to remember to bring her pepper spray, which Bella has not unpacked yet.

Maybe this is a gender difference showing here. Women are taught to be wary, especially when walking by themselves. I can’t tell you how many talks and seminars we had about this on my all-girls floor in the dorms Freshman year. The bigger the city, the more wary you should be. Bella is from a pretty big city. It would have been drilled into her head. The seemingly slow, country feel of Forks seems to have lulled her into a false sense of security and she has an error in judgement in Port Angeles.

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May 8, 2009 Posted by | Bella Swan, Edward Cullen, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-blogs, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

WWED?

**Moved from original blog**
**Midnight Sun spoilers**

WWED?

That’s right; the theme of this post is What Would Edward Do?

Mom just finished New Moon. She liked it, but had a problem with Edward and the rest of the Cullens leaving Bella like that. Who didn’t have a problem with Edward being gone, was my response, but I quickly learned that wasn’t what she meant. She thought it was out of character for Edward to leave Bella when she was in such danger.

What do you think? I disagree. I believe he explains this, but maybe he doesn’t explain it until Eclipse. Maybe it’s in Midnight Sun. Maybe I’m just so obsessed that I’m in Edward’s head, and this is what I imagined him to have said. I could look it up, but I can’t be bothered to get off the couch at the moment. Feel free to post books and page numbers if you have the time to look them up for the next fan or two that might actually read this post.

I’ll get to the point. Edward always believed himself to be a danger to Bella. He never wanted to leave her, but always felt he should. The whole time he was with her he was rationalizing that while he was a threat to her, he was not the greatest threat to her. He would not leave her as long as there was a greater threat to her than himself. If you’ve read Midnight Sun, you know there were more threats out there than James and his coven. Jasper’s old friends, Peter and Charlotte, came to visit. They are not vegetarians. Even though Edward knows they never hunt in the area, he couldn’t avoid thinking how appealing Bella is, and how Peter and Charlotte are not abstaining. So, with them about to visit how could he leave Bella?

Then of course there was James and the gang. Clearly James is a bigger threat to Bella than Edward is, so he’s obviously not going to leave now. But once James was defeated, and Victoria and Laurent had evidently left the area, why would Edward stay?

Personally, not only would I love to see Midnight Sun published, I’d like New Moon to be written from Edward’s point of view (and then not leaked…and then published quickly). I would love to know exactly what happened there. Here’s how I think it went.

For the first time since they had met there wasn’t a threat looming on the horizon for Bella. I’m sure it tore him up that he wouldn’t be able to protect her from mortal threats, such as the guys in Port Angeles, but what Edward wanted more than anything was for Bella to live her life without supernatural threats. He hated himself for dragging her into his world and placing her in more danger than she should have ever been in. He didn’t plan on Bella ever becoming a vampire herself, so she would always be in danger around him and the Cullens. Not only could one of them slip, but as long as they were there, there would continue to be vampires showing up, either friends or curious nomads.

Bella’s 18th birthday showed Edward that as accident prone as Bella is, it was only a matter of time before her blood was spilled in front of them again. He would not always be able to save her, and I wouldn’t blame him if part of the decision was based on not wanting to always be on guard against his own family. With no threats looming, Edward and his family were now the biggest threat to Bella. That’s what Edward had been waiting for. It was now or never. And so they left Forks. Thank goodness Bella lost her mind and Edward came to his senses.

Now that being said, I can tell you what Edward would not do. I’m thinking now of the previews of the movie I’ve seen. Edward would not take accident prone Bella through the damp, slippery, moss-covered treetops and let her go to crawl around in the trees on her own. I know Ms. Meyer supposedly signed off on this, and I know the scenery is going to be great, but I also know I’m going to be very distracted by visions of Bella plummeting to her death. This is not half as disturbing as seeing Bella in her panties, kissing Edward. No, no, it’s not jealousy talking. I say good for her! I’m also saying that Edward simply would not allow this to happen. We’re talking Twilight here. That they couldn’t get physical is sort of a big thing in the books all the way up to Eclipse, where Edward says, quite clearly, “Bella will you please stop trying to take your clothes off.”

February 13, 2009 Posted by | Eclipse, Essays, Midnight Sun, New Moon, Stephenie Meyer, Twi-Media, Twilight | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments