History Headscratchers / Twilight

15th Oct '17 1:51:57 PM nombretomado
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* What the hell would really happen if Edward and Alice played rock-paper-scissors? There's a funny bit in ''BreakingDawn'' where Alice suggests it:

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* What the hell would really happen if Edward and Alice played rock-paper-scissors? There's a funny bit in ''BreakingDawn'' ''Literature/BreakingDawn'' where Alice suggests it:
16th Jul '17 10:05:42 PM rimd123
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*At the end of the first book, Bella is in the hospital recovering from "falling down two flights of stairs and out a window." Sure, this fabrication provides reasonable explanations for her having severe bruising, a serious head injury, and broken glass in her body. But how the hell did they explain away the giant, gaping bite mark on her wrist? In the film she's even shown with a bandage around her arm, so obviously it was tended to along with the rest of her wounds.
20th Mar '17 7:28:50 AM tafelshrew
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**** Why would vampires lose the ability or desire to have sex? It's not like they grow new vampires in vats or build them out of kits or anything; they all started out as humans, with a range of sexual orientations and sex drives. Besides, humans can be bi, gay, or asexual - sex clearly isn't just about making babies or everyone would be straight.
5th Mar '17 2:54:10 AM Lanthorn
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** True, but to be fair she probably sees a fight between a vampire and a werewolf like the fight at the end of ''Film/DarkShadows'': The werewolf had super strength and toughness but had never used them before and was promptly KO'd by a being with more super powers and centuries of experience. From Bella's POV no amount of practice could prepare Jacob to fight a vampire who could easily rip his limbs off.


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** True, but to be fair she probably sees a fight between a vampire and a werewolf like the fight at the end of ''Film/DarkShadows'': The werewolf had super strength and toughness but had never used them fought before and was promptly KO'd by a being with more super powers and centuries of experience. From Bella's POV no amount of practice could prepare Jacob and his pack (which by the time of the battle included ''children'' who, unlike the Volturi twins, didn't have centuries to hone their talents) to fight a vampire vampires who could easily rip his their limbs off.

off without using their bonus super-powers -- and that's before she learned ''they're not even real werewolves'', just shape-shifters who happen to turn into wolves (I think I read that "real" werewolves, being the only creatures who could fight vampires, were apparently hunted to extinction (or nearly so, or learned how to hide really well)).

5th Mar '17 2:10:41 AM Lanthorn
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** You can't choose your feelings. You should leave an abuser however obsessed you are with him, indeed, but being together with someone you don't feel anything more than friendship for, just because he is a practical choice, would only make you a calculating user. Not to mention Jacob eventually became just as an agressive jerk as Edward was.

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** You can't choose your feelings. You should leave an abuser however obsessed you are with him, indeed, but being together with someone you don't feel anything more than friendship for, just because he is a practical choice, would only make you a calculating user. Not to mention Jacob eventually became just as an agressive aggressive jerk as Edward was.





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\n** True, but to be fair she probably sees a fight between a vampire and a werewolf like the fight at the end of ''Film/DarkShadows'': The werewolf had super strength and toughness but had never used them before and was promptly KO'd by a being with more super powers and centuries of experience. From Bella's POV no amount of practice could prepare Jacob to fight a vampire who could easily rip his limbs off.





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** If you're talking about Jake Anderson's dad he disappeared in Washington (they found his remains at the end of a logging road). The captains also recalled that in the bad old days a bad crew member could "disappear" into the sea, just one of many, ''many'' casualties, though I don't know if the Denali clan's powers included anything that would allow them to dump their victims in the Bering Sea.

4th Feb '17 10:54:30 PM GoblinCipher
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* Edward is a telepath. He knows that James has decided to hunt Bella to the ends of the Earth until he kills her. There is no reasoning him out of it, no bargaining, no way to dissuade him. It's going to come down to hunting and killing. At this stage, he has two options. 1) Attack James, Victoria, and Laurent immediately and take advantage of 7-3 odds. You have four heavy hitters on your team in the form of of Jasper with his emotional manipulation to lull the enemies into stupor, Alice's ability to predict the future, Emmett's strength, and your own telepathy. Maybe you know that Laurent won't fight, so even better. The odds are not 7-2. Or you could 2) Split up your own forces in a hopeless attempt to delay James and lead him on a merry goose chase, send Bella out with a reduced contingent and hope James doesn't see through your ruse and ambush Bella's protectors somehow. Edward goes with option 2. What's wrong with option 1 again?

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* Edward is a telepath. He knows that James has decided to hunt Bella to the ends of the Earth until he kills her. There is no reasoning him out of it, no bargaining, no way to dissuade him. It's going to come down to hunting and killing. At this stage, he has two options. 1) Attack James, Victoria, and Laurent immediately and take advantage of 7-3 odds. You have four heavy hitters on your team in the form of of Jasper with his emotional manipulation to lull the enemies into stupor, Alice's ability to predict the future, Emmett's strength, and your own telepathy. Maybe you know that Laurent won't fight, so even better. The odds are not now 7-2. Or you could 2) Split up your own forces in a hopeless attempt to delay James and lead him on a merry goose chase, send Bella out with a reduced contingent and hope James doesn't see through your ruse and ambush Bella's protectors somehow. Edward goes with option 2. What's wrong with option 1 again?
8th Jan '17 7:04:32 AM SeptimusHeap
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*** Hey, FreudWasRight.

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*** Hey, FreudWasRight.
18th Dec '16 5:29:45 AM Evighet
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*** Except those other things also exist because of procreation. Infertile people still have sex because they are human beings and humans as a species are programmed to want to have sex because it's a biological urge to keep the species going. It's as essential to the species as breathing or eating, only on a different level. Those instincts don't go away because you have a difficult time conceiving, or even if you cannot have children at all (though they go away if you lose the hormonal output needed to have the biological urge to procreate, hormones that exist for no other reason than to make new humans - do vampires have any hormones at all? I honestly can't recall). The instinct exists on a species-wide level, not an individual, and is part of our genetic make-up. Vampires do not procreate through sex and the act remains utterly pointless to them and they ought to have no more urge to engage in it than a human has an urge to fly south for the winter. Nor do vampires have any need for the other aspects of sex, which in and of themselves still exist for procreational purposes. There are a hundred other things vampires do for fun and pleasure (pleasure we only feel because it's designed to make us want to make babies) and they automatically bond very closely to their mates and form very strong ties (stronger than human love) because that's how their species operates and as such they have no need for that aspect of sex (and sex is far from the only thing you can do to bond with someone or be physically close to them). We humans bond with our partner through sex because of the hormones and the chemicals it releases, a process that is further connected to the need to produce new humans and raise them as successfully as possible. In short, it happens because it's an evolutionary advantage. Again, vampires have no need for that at all. Just like they have no need for a lot of other human bodily functions, including ones they performed a million times more often than they had sex. They might as well be going to the toilet more intensely than humans. Other than Meyer wanting to give her self-instert the best sex life of all time there is no reason for vampires to have sex.
18th Dec '16 4:42:31 AM Evighet
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** Well, even Smeyer herself says she'd never name a child Renesmee, so...
25th Nov '16 1:34:20 PM nombretomado
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* Why does the text treat Bella's shielding powers as the trump card that lets them win against the Volturi? On the side of the Cullens in that confrontation are Zafrina, a RealityWarper master of illusions that could blind and incapacitate every member of the Voluturi, and Benjamin, who is the [[AvatarTheLastAirbender Goddamned Avatar]], and casually thought about weaponizing ''fault lines!''

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* Why does the text treat Bella's shielding powers as the trump card that lets them win against the Volturi? On the side of the Cullens in that confrontation are Zafrina, a RealityWarper master of illusions that could blind and incapacitate every member of the Voluturi, and Benjamin, who is the [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender Goddamned Avatar]], and casually thought about weaponizing ''fault lines!''
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