08-10-2007 01:09 PM
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08-21-2007 08:46 AM
08-21-2007 10:47 AM - edited 08-21-2007 08:41 PM
Message Edited by paulgoatallen on 08-21-2007 08:41 PM
08-21-2007 07:27 PM
08-21-2007 08:43 PM
yeah, you're right – Jacob doesn't age either... Man, talk about stuck between a rock and a hard place! I still say Jake is the better match. If Bella became a vampire, she wouldn't be able to have kids? Right? And if she ended up with Jake, at least they could have a family...
08-22-2007 07:41 PM
08-22-2007 11:15 PM
You're right – but even with Jacob's eventual aging process I think it still means a huge burden on the hypothetical relationship between him and Bella. And if Bella remains human, it's even worse with Edward, who will essentially stay the same age forever – or until someone kills him. It's such a strange predicament. Put yourself in her position – if you really loved a vampire, you would do everything in your power to become like him, right? So that you could be on "equal" ground. And put yourself in Edward's position. You love this woman with all of your being and want to be with her forever but you also know the nightmarish side of becoming undead... what do you do? I'm glad I'm not a vampire!
08-23-2007 07:56 AM
08-26-2007 10:14 PM
08-26-2007 10:36 PM
1) Joy, you are so right – reliving high school would not be fun and it would get really boring really quick.
2) Twig – if and when Bella becomes a vampire, the entire feel of the saga is going to change. It will be, for me, an entirely new series. And there is something distinctively "cool" about this possibility – it will be like Bella instantly transforming from a high school student to an adult. Her world will change forever – and any future plotlines will be much more "adult" – a la Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake novels.
08-27-2007 06:15 PM
There is a touch of romance is these books (ok, more than a touch hehe)...and having those feelings turn more adult may complicate things for Meyers, especially since she's Mormon, right? What do you think?
08-27-2007 09:18 PM
Breaking Dawn (tentative release the fall of 2008) will be the concluding volume of the Bella storyline but Meyer has said in interviews that this is not the end of stories in this universe so hopefully there will be plenty more to come...
08-28-2007 08:12 AM
08-28-2007 10:57 AM - edited 08-28-2007 10:58 AM
Paul: I mean--these books are currently YA....so some adult books (like her original "new moon" that she wrote) would be fun... Let her delve into other issues.
Going back to the original question--obviously Bella *could* remain human while staying with Edward...but would she ever be completely happy? She already feels "lesser" than the Cullen family since they are so special...and she's not.
But isn't she? I think one main part of why the Cullens like her is because she IS human--not as food, but because she's refreshing. They think it's fascinating to have a human as a friend--and to remember how it was like to be a human. They love that she has to eat, they love that she is growing up (birthdays where she actually ages), etc. She allows them a little bit of humanity.
Also, like Paul said, I think that Edward knows that if she stays human...she just might leave him to be with Jacob. Dun dun dun...
Message Edited by extinah on 08-28-2007 07:58 AM
08-28-2007 11:15 AM
08-28-2007 10:30 PM
08-29-2007 10:16 AM
"Q. Can vampires have sex?
A. Yes. Don’t think I haven’t put a lot of thought into this one. I’m not going to get technical, but rest assured, it is entirely possible. "
Here's the link :]
08-29-2007 04:32 PM - edited 08-29-2007 04:34 PM
As for the mechanics, I can't help thinking about blushing... i.e. blood flow, if Edward can't blush how can he...?
And now the last 4 replies on the board are mine. Shutting up for awhile
Message Edited by Sephyra on 08-29-2007 04:34 PM
08-29-2007 04:40 PM
I think Edward is very old fashioned- he is over 100 after all, and wants to experience the marriage/sex thing like he would have if he were human in his past life...he is very nostalgic about the whole thing. He is protecting both their virtues; seems to be that he's a virgin, too.
I just really think that in today's day and age it's amazing to find a writer that is able to keep her books very chaste and very erotic at the same time! Kisses in her books mean so much more than sex in a lot of other books...even that Jacob/Bella kiss!
08-29-2007 08:30 PM