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18 July 2008 @ 11:26 am
I'm epic fail, I know. I award myself a fail macro.

Anyway, with Breaking Dawn fast approaching, I figured it's time for some Breaking Dawn discussion!

This week's discussion:

THE WEDDING: Will it happen? Will it not?

 
 
 
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The first chapter of Twilight  has a few things going for it. One of these is Bella's narration. I think it's quite fair to say almost every girl, at some point during their high school experience...even school in general...has had the feeling that they are not as attractive as practically every other girl in the school. We see Bella experiencing this when she's describing herself. Most girls do have some insecurity with at least one aspect of their physcial appearance.

Another aspect is how Bella describes how she doubts she can fit in a school with fewer students than what she's used to. Now, this is something I think everyone might experience. I've noticed from personal experience smaller schools are actually a bit more clique orientated than bigger schools, mostly because there's fewer people and that causes tighter groups. It's understandable Bella doubts she can fit in a place where everyone knows each other when she can't even fit in a larger school with a wider variety of people.

My point with these two examples is that female readers immediatley can relate themselves to some of Bella's situations, and then we meet the Cullens.

That's like, the icing on top of the cake. Incredibly attractive vampire high-school students? What girl wouldn't love that? First we have Bella, a narrator we can sort of relate to, and now this mysterious family who everyone avoids-and the Cullens gladly avoid everyone else right back-like they have the plague.That strikes our curiousity. we know they're vampires, but we wonder how these vampires can be packed in a room with so many humans and not be trying to eat them. We wonder what is the significance of them pretending to be a family, why are they in a school? Edward's behavior only intensifies our curiousity when he reacts so coldly toward Bella...no pun intended. What also catches my attention is how Bella isn't the popular or athletic girl: she's just your average student.


So what chapter one does is set up an interesting cast of characters, brings up a few questions, and creates some everyday high-school situations female readers (and maybe male readers) can relate to in a way.
 
 
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31 May 2008 @ 10:25 pm
There is one major thing that appeals to every guy within Chapter 1 of Twilight. Can you guess what that is?
 
            Intrigue.
 
            No, not the sort that arises from the question, “Why is Bella so whiny? It was her choice to move to Forks and yet she’s crying herself to sleep?” and “She must obviously be more attractive than she claims to be…every guy in Forks wouldn’t be interested in her…” I mean, hey, Edward Cullen stiffened up real quick when he saw her.
 
            Nope, not that at all, I’m talking about the intrigue that comes from this family we first see in the cafeteria…The Cullens. “What the hell is their problem?” Is the question we ask. I mean, we know they’re vampires, but why is Edward such an a$$hole from the very beginning? Couldn’t he have at least said hello to her in Biology? He’s rather rude and standoffish. (If you’ll notice he is throughout all the books, not just in the first chapter, but that’s not the point.)
 
            It is that thing that keeps us reading. Guys, just like anyone else, like vampires. The more intelligent of us realize that there isn’t a single vampire story in print that doesn’t involve romance to some extent. It’s simply unavoidable. Vampires are always sexual. It is that sort of anticipation, coupled with the intrigue that the Cullen’s provide, that keeps us reading to the next chapter.

...even if we don't quite understand the narrator...
 

     

 
 
30 May 2008 @ 06:36 pm


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A community for those that ship Edward Cullen and Jacob black either platonically, romantically, or both.
For discussion, graphics, fan fiction, and anything else. Join us?
 
 
24 May 2008 @ 06:41 pm
 Hello and welcome to our new members!

Here's this week's disussion topic:

If you were in Bella's shoes, would you or would not choose to become a vampire and why?
 
 
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17 May 2008 @ 10:21 pm
We are now a member of them! Go and cast your vote for us at the bottom of our profile page. The image is a little off but that's a work in progess, I've sent an email out. 
 
 
17 May 2008 @ 09:07 pm
I can only speak for myself but I will soon be getting my book back from the friend who is borrowing it...either that or I'll be borrowing it from another friend...but that's that. :D

And hello to our new members! 
 
 
13 May 2008 @ 07:08 pm
Hey everyone! Today is Mr. Robert Pattinson's 22nd birthday!



From all of us at he_says_shesays and the Twilight fandom:

HAPPY BRITHDAY ROB! 

(And if y'all want to do some picspamming of this post, feel free. :D)
 
 
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11 May 2008 @ 12:01 am
Will the Twilight Movie help to dispel the stereotype of 'The Twilight Saga's Intended Audience'?

We want to hear from you...that's sort of the point of having a discussion thread... :D



Have fun and remember the rules.
 
 
10 May 2008 @ 10:47 pm
 Allow me to introduce myself:

I am Zelda, Queen of the Cave of Creativity, and I have come to tell you all that I have proclaimed myself leader of the universe.

Not really, of course. :) Though i do have a Cave of Creativity which is where I am right now.

I am a 13-year-old fellow Twilighter named Stephanie (with an 'A'!), and have been for two years now. I've participated actively in the fandom and greatly enjoy the strong sense of unity that the fandom has when it comes to rallying behind our beloved author and books.

Hence why the community was born.

David and I are fellow roleplayers/co-writers who both agreed that it was high time that the fandom sees something a little different, and answers the questions:

Do guys read Twilight? Do they care?

Do they even pay attention to it?

Do the younger fans care about other things besides Edward's hotness?

The answer to all of these is a big, resounding, YES!

Every week, both David and I will read one chapter of the books and post our interpreatations of it. Meanwhile, there will be weekly discussion topics open to everyone. We invite you to read along with us once we get our copies back from people who are borrowing them once we start reading, and welcome you to join our discussion at the end of the week.

I'll be providing the female interpretation of the books. And while I'm at it, I'll prove that all young fans are not just in it for the hot vampires...though they ARE a bonus. *cough* Moving on...

I'm an avid reader, music lover, writer, and I enjoy movies. My accomplishmnets amongst the fandom include converting half my class and younger brother into reading Twilight...and making fans out of them all.

I welcome you all to join in the insanity, and please, forgive me if I should utter my fangirl battlecry known as 'SQUEEEEE!" from time to time. ;)

Cheers!
~Your Insane Mod, Stephanie
 
 
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