Anonymous Confession #706: “My favorite moment in BD (the book) was when Leah bitched out Bella and made her cry. She had it coming for four books.”
Amen. It was about time someone called her out on her stringing Jacob along. There’s no way that everyone would be so supportive and sympathetic. My cohort SMR wrote her version of that Missing Scene.
Yep. “I’m not giving you anything.” Thankfully I had them on anyway as my hearing is pretty bad and as low as she spoke that line I missed it all three times I seen the movie in the theater! So my catching that line was a pleasant surprise for me when I read the closed captions for it!
Yes, I’m still touchy of the (almost) total lack of (human) Leah in part 2. (see the entry before this) I just HAD to get that off my chest, and I snapped a wee-bit, ha.
BD2 Commentary - Seth and Leah
Barely?? That’s overestimating it Bill. (In human form which is that I’m talking about here, for the most part. There a more than decent amount of screentime for Leah-The-Wolf, but only “Prominent” because YOU KILL THEM OFF in Alice’s vision)
Did we really need two scenes of wobbly “newborn” wolves (Would it really have hurt to slip Leah into the second one? Leah chasing after Vladimir and Stefan (and almost catching them, and I mean almost as it her catching and ripping one of their coats with her TEETH in a near miss for them, leaving it torn in a sort of battle-scarry type-of-way) would’ve been more awesome and more impressive than Jacob going after them. Seeing as she IS the fastest of all the wolves.
In an AU of the Twilight-verse
Everything with Carlisle and Esme happened but she never fell in love with him but instead saw him more as the big brother type. So when the time came when Carlisle found her again and turned her they decided to live as brother and sister (or cousins).
Bella never came to live in Forks as a teenager. Instead she came there to visit Charlie once she was in her early to mid twenties. So Bella and Edward never would’ve met at Forks High School. Instead at some point during her stay in Forks she klutzes out BIG TIME and has to go to the hospital. Can you see where this is going? (Long story short: Bella meets Carlisle before Edward) Maybe a car accident which was mostly not her fault, or slips on a patch of ice, in which Charlie was not there to catch her and breaks her leg)
I don’t have it completely mapped out in my head but the Cullen’s never left Forks. But once incident at the party happened Jasper and Alice leave to go to Denali for a while (while Alice emails and calls Bella several times a day, ha! “You’re not really going to wear that are you? Please tell me you’re joking!”) the others stay. (and for the record the came to Forks about 6 or 7 years later than what they did in the books) So Bella is closer to the age Carlisle was when he was turned. (And in the long run although the packs still wolfed out, Nessie never existed)
For those who this Alistair looks familiar but you don’t know from where. He played Jane Austen’s brother, Henry in the movie “Becoming Jane”, played by Joe Anderson.
In which Stephenie Meyer calls herself a “feminist” (and oddly gets away with it) But I disagree. I offer a few links related to the subject to judge for yourself:
When I hear or read theories about Bella being an anti-feminist character, those theories are usually predicated on her choices. In the beginning, she chooses romantic love over everything else. Eventually, she chooses to marry at an early age and then chooses to keep an unexpected and dangerous baby. I never meant for her fictional choices to be a model for anyone else’s real life choices. She is a character in a story, nothing more or less. On top of that, this is not even realistic fiction, it’s a fantasy with vampires and werewolves, so no one could ever make her exact choices. Bella chooses things differently than how I would do it if I were in her shoes, because she is a very different type of person than I am. Also, she’s in a situation that none of us has ever been in, because she lives in a fantasy world. But do her choices make her a negative example of empowerment? For myself personally, I don’t think so.
In my own opinion (key word), the foundation of feminism is this: being able to choose. The core of anti-feminism is, conversely, telling a woman she can’t do something solely because she’s a woman—taking any choice away from her specifically because of her gender. “You can’t be an astronaut, because you’re a woman. You can’t be president because you’re a woman. You can’t run a company because you’re a woman.” All of those oppressive “can’t”s.
One of the weird things about modern feminism is that some feminists seem to be putting their own limits on women’s choices. That feels backward to me. It’s as if you can’t choose a family on your own terms and still be considered a strong woman. How is that empowering? Are there rules about if, when, and how we love or marry and if, when, and how we have kids? Are there jobs we can and can’t have in order to be a “real” feminist? To me, those limitations seem anti-feminist in basic principle.
Do I think eighteen is a good age at which to get married? Personally—as in, for the person I was at eighteen—no. However, Bella is constrained by fantastic circumstances that I never had to deal with. The person she loves is physically seventeen, and he’s not going to change. If she and he are going to be on a healthy relationship footing, she can’t age too far beyond him. Also, marriage is really an insignificant commitment compared to giving up your mortality, so it’s funny to me that some people are hung up on one and not the other. Is eighteen too young to give up your mortality? For me, any age is too young for that. For Bella, it was what she really wanted for her life, and it wasn’t a phase she was going to grow out of. So I don’t have issues with her choice. She’s a strong person who goes after what she wants with persistence and determination.
The first meeting of the Carlisle fanclub* got off to a rough start. Next time, Charlie will be in charge of snacks.
*membership determined based on comments characters made in the books (Charlie in Twilight, Aro in New Moon, and Jacob in Breaking Dawn).
LMAO *keels over*
In honor of there being more Bride of Frankenstein shown in the Extended version of breaking Dawn part 1 (in Edward’s flashback), I offer this stunning pic.
It seems I was right to buy the Extended Edition of BD part 1 at K-mart the day after Part 2 was released on DVD. It seemed that the only way you could buy it at walmart (at least at my local Walmart). So while I was at Walmart today I double-checked and still no single-sold version of EE) was to get the boxed set of both BD movies (in which neither have no any special features at all included, not even a commentary) You can however buy the BD part 1 EE from Walmart’s official site. Sure buying the Part 1 EE cost me $2 more than I expected (the slipcase for the DVD said $17.99 but I got it for $16.99 (on the walmart site it was $14.96 or 97) but I don’t regret it at all.
A new vampire comes into Forks and has the power to rearrange powers. For shits and giggles, s/he takes away Bella, Edward, Jasper and Alice’s powers and gives them instead to Carlisle, Esme, Emmett and Rosalie.
Who should get which power?
“I say for katma’s sake that Bella get Edward’s power. That way she has to live with hearing what people really think of her 24/7!”
Ooops that was supposed to be “karma”. And I totally misread the question!