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Old 06-30-2010, 04:38 PM
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Default Team Edward or Team Jacob?

For any other fans of the books/movies... doesn't Bella realize she could have them both if she were poly?
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Old 06-30-2010, 05:03 PM
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Wouldn't make a very good story if they had a love in. Romantic strife is part of the appeal for general public ...

Two men aren't likely to fight for you if they know they can share haha

PS...for my own sanity, I dislike the movies and books, but I have enough female friends who love them that I know a bit about the story. I mentioned them all being together...the shocked looks I got were borderline hillarious.
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Old 06-30-2010, 06:25 PM
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I think the series is utter drek and I was ready to slit my wrists after sitting through the first movie with my daughter.

To speak to your question, though, sort of: I wonder why either one of them would want her? She's one of the most shallow characters ever created! Why would a 100+ year old man have any interest in such a horridly immature girl?

Of course, he's a right creepy old bastard, but I'm not going to pursue that here.
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Old 06-30-2010, 08:31 PM
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Fortunately, MY daughter was raised on the classic horror novels and HATES Twilight and Bella (and the idea of 'sparkling vampires)...
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:26 AM
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After reading I think she does need introduction to Poly and take them BOTH!! hehehehe I cant wait to see Eclipse this weekend So yes I'm a teenage vamp wannabe (as is wishing I was a teenager not a vamp! LOL)OH and yes i'm team Edward
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:02 PM
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So interesting this book series was written by a Mormon. Their church of course has a long and checkered history of polygyny. The strong sexual attraction between Bella, Edward and Jacob reeks of a suggestion of polyandry, even tho Bella "has" to choose with whom to consummate the relationship. I found it rather titillating, in the context of the story, to see her physically turned on by Jacob, and loving him as a friend, while having Edward as her primary love.

I'm sure there's lot of fanfic written where Bella has both men, and they all live happily ever after!



Looks like a "V" to me!
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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Fortunately, MY daughter was raised on the classic horror novels and HATES Twilight and Bella (and the idea of 'sparkling vampires)...
My daughter lives with her mother, so I've not been a primary filter of her entertainment. I have to report that I actually infected their household with Twilight--I bought it as a gift for her twin older sisters. What's interesting is that the twin still living at home doesn't like Twilight these days, while my daughter and her mother are both hooked.

And my wife just got hooked via a friend of hers. Ugh.

I've never been enamored of vampires in any form. The vampire movie I like best is Nosferatu, which I think qualifies as old skool vampire.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:10 PM
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I hated the whole vampire thing until this but now I am reading another vampire series called the "House of Night" novels. I also am looking at a few others. I am a Harry Potter fan too but Vamps is new for me
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:09 PM
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The vampire movie I like best is Nosferatu, which I think qualifies as old skool vampire.
There's a really cool movie, a fictionalized account of the making of Nosferatu, called Shadow of the Vampire.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0189998/

My celeb crush Eddie Izzard has a small role, but John Malkovich as the director and William DaFoe as Max Shrek (Nosferatu himself) are wicked cool in it!

My other favorite vampire is Dracula from 1979, with Frank Langella! mmmm, he's so deliciously evil in it.





I recently saw From Dusk to Dawn, a Quentin Tarantino vamp flick that starred George Clooney and Juliette Lewis. Very funny, sexy, bloody. Watch it for Salma Hayek's hip dance alone.

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Old 07-02-2010, 04:31 PM
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The Langella Dracula was a reasonable re-telling of the modern mythology (which all started with Bram Stoker).

Stoker really wasn't that good a writer; look for Saberhagen's The Dracula Tapes for a hilarious version told from The Count's point of view. Other modern takes on vampires (written) are the early Anita Blake series, (Laurell Hamilton before she goes strange) , Butcher's Harry Dresden series, and Saberhagen's Dracula series. Also the True Blood TV series and its inspiration, the books (forget the writer at this time).

I mostly fault Meyer's stories because she admits she did no research before writing them. If you're going to invoke supernatural creatures, you at least need to know their literary and mythic origins before doing your own version...
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