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3rd Apr '16 12:23:28 PM ading
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**** That would work as a justification if the books hadn't tried to explain it scientifically to begin with.
18th Jan '16 4:09:42 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms "date with Rosie Palms"]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random.random things that can happen before a woman even realizes she's pregnant. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms "date with Rosie Palms"]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.
18th Jan '16 4:07:29 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms"date with Rosie Palm"s]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms"date [[ADateWithRosiePalms "date with Rosie Palm"s]] Palms"]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.
18th Jan '16 4:06:40 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms|date with Rosie Palms]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [[ADateWithRosiePalms|date [[ADateWithRosiePalms"date with Rosie Palms]] Palm"s]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.
18th Jan '16 4:04:19 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [ADateWithRosiePalms|date with Rosie Palms] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one''' [ADateWithRosiePalms|date [[ADateWithRosiePalms|date with Rosie Palms] Palms]] in the hundred or so years of his existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, '''then she doesn't know men'''.
18th Jan '16 4:03:36 PM KatanaGeldar
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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think).
And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one'''' DateWithRosiePalms in the hundred or so years of his existence. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, then she doesn't know men.

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**** A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think).
think). And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one'''' DateWithRosiePalms '''one''' [ADateWithRosiePalms|date with Rosie Palms] in the hundred or so years of his existence. existence being trapped in the body of a seventeen year old teenager. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, then '''then she doesn't know men.men'''.
18th Jan '16 3:57:32 PM KatanaGeldar
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****A much better question is: how was Edward able to father a child at all? Males need to make sperm, they can store it but once that's used up they need to make some more. If the sperm in Edward's body is preserved from when he was still living, then it is likely to be ''''all he has''' and he has only '''one shot''' of becoming a father. Getting a woman pregnant by having sex once is possible, but considerably unlikely depending on Bella's cycle, if the egg implants and a number of completely random. And this is assuming that Bella can carry it to term, as early miscarriage is a very real threat (about 1 in 4 pregnancies I think).
And this is besides the point if Edward even had '''one'''' DateWithRosiePalms in the hundred or so years of his existence. And if Smeyer says that would never have happened, then she doesn't know men.
27th Oct '15 10:15:34 PM Deblin
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** The things actually shown to kill vampires aren't actually outside of the bounds of conventional weaponry, a decently high-powered sniper rifle (which many hunting rifles qualify as in a pinch) is in the same general category as things shown to crack them open, and to an explosive weapon there is no difference whatsoever between a weak squishy humanoid and a strong squishy humanoid in a diamond shell (if anything, the shell might make the concussion effect worse). The vampire war would be rough right up to the point that someone realized that the vampires have to get into melee to kick ass and immediately charge anything that's bleeding. One soldier cutting open his palm with a knife and exclaiming "oh, no, I am alone and bleeding" form behind a mine-field later, the war is over and the humans start a new industry based on diamond-leather.
*** Of course, it's probably that Meyer doesn't know how explosives and bullets actually work, but it seems more charitable to give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she was intentionally making her vampires basically immune to 1500s tech but vulnerable to common 1800s tech to explain why the masquerade started around the time of the US's founding.
9th Oct '15 2:40:56 PM nombretomado
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* One of the bigger criticisms of the series is the nonessential re-writing of vampire rules, i.e., sparkling in sunlight. Why is it okay in books like HarryPotter and PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, and not Twilight? Because when those series' made stuff up, (the concept of parsulmouths, Athena's demigod children fearing spiders, ect.) they made sure that it didn't contradict existing lore. There's almost nothing partaking to snakes in particular in the lore of wizards and witches, and Athena having demigod children (through different means rather than physically, thereby working around her status as an eternal virgin) is never mentioned in myths. However, lore of vampires very clearly states the sunlight kills, or at least hurts, them. The problem is that the books are disregarding classic lore in favor of its own rules.

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* One of the bigger criticisms of the series is the nonessential re-writing of vampire rules, i.e., sparkling in sunlight. Why is it okay in books like HarryPotter and PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians, ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', and not Twilight? Because when those series' made stuff up, (the concept of parsulmouths, Athena's demigod children fearing spiders, ect.) they made sure that it didn't contradict existing lore. There's almost nothing partaking to snakes in particular in the lore of wizards and witches, and Athena having demigod children (through different means rather than physically, thereby working around her status as an eternal virgin) is never mentioned in myths. However, lore of vampires very clearly states the sunlight kills, or at least hurts, them. The problem is that the books are disregarding classic lore in favor of its own rules.
19th Sep '15 4:06:07 PM nombretomado
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** I am somewhat convinced that this is the same thing as what was going on with some of the characters in ElfQuest. Basically, I think Jane's talent was Healing, but emotional and physical pain thwarted her talent and made it ''cause'' pain instead of relieving it.

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** I am somewhat convinced that this is the same thing as what was going on with some of the characters in ElfQuest.''ComicBook/ElfQuest''. Basically, I think Jane's talent was Healing, but emotional and physical pain thwarted her talent and made it ''cause'' pain instead of relieving it.
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