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  1. *shakes fist to the sky* Curses, missed again! Oh well, maybe next year. Grats to those that did win!
  2. I'm actually sitting at 1360 right now with a new layout I started. Which, so far, is this. And I still have room to expand.
  3. http://dragcave.net/holidays13_fort/terioncalling Mine so far. Thinking I may take out some of the trees the next time I get a lot of snow and expand across the whole board.
  4. I just noticed a skywing I picked up has the code araan. Debating naming it after Samus Aran from Metroid (probably not 'cause they're probably mostly taken already) or for that Flock of Seagulls song "I Ran" (Flock of Skywings?).
  5. terioncalling

    Twilight

    For most of us I don't think its even the book itself that makes us rage so much. It's the fans that proclaim it the best book ever or that Bella/Edward have such a great romance that make us look like this: Or, alternatively:
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    Twilight

    That's the only things that are similar that I can tell between the Twilight series and all of those books.
  7. terioncalling

    Twilight

    Okay, this is what I've got upon second inspection of her "inspiration". Jane Eyre: Age gap Midsummer: Lover's quartet (triangle) Romeo and Juliet: Super Special Love Story Power! (except it's a tragedy) Wuthering Heights: Edward and Jacob's rivalry Merchant: Big to-do that ends in general happiness Green Gables: Not seeing self as pretty and pale. Oh, and instant GRR that turns into friendship (twu wuv for Meyer) Pride and Prejudice: Major couple avoids each other for a period then end up together
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    Twilight

    Yeah, probably was more exaggerating to sound purple but I was also thinking of the fact that he was so cold that she needed blankets to sleep next to him. And it just kind of went from there with my brain not stopping at any logical courses. Y'know, I've read Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, read most of Merchant of Venice, and I know the plot for Wuthering Heights and what I haven't read of Merchant of Venice. And I fail to see how any of these classics are remotely related to Twilight. Okay, maaaaaybe two. Maybe. The onl
  9. terioncalling

    Twilight

    Just wanting to share something my boyfriend made mention of last night while we were driving back to my house... It is determined by the series that Edward is cold and is always cold (because apparently vampires are too awesome to work according to proper physics and absorb heat). Specifically this goes to the point of the series were they actually have sex. Warm(er) human + ice cold vampire + sex does not = fun times in the bedroom. That equals pain and lots of it. Makes me almost feel bad for the would-be heroine...almost.
  10. Definitely tread carefully on the criticism. I had a friend who wrote similarly badly and you couldn't say a word wrong about her writing without her completely flipping out over it. Possibly because she had an overwhelming dearth of those "ZOMG IS SO GOOD" comments. Start slow, I'd say, on trying to get her to fix what's wrong. If she's open to it, push harder. If she's not, cite examples and pray you don't get the blow-ups I got with my former friend on the occasion I said something. On the vampire thing, I think the thing to do is to create them as the person they were before (
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    Twilight

    9000 internets to the commenters. Particularly that second one because: Because it IS epic.
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    Twilight

    Oh, the example was going to be fine then. Chainsaw on the plant monster/Chlorofiend from whichever book that is. For some reason I want to say Summer Knight but I don't think it's that early in series. I hated the way they went out too but DAMN they were awesome. I was a little wary about liking Jo some of the time but I loved Ellen from that first introduction.
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    Twilight

    Murph would kick this professor's ass. Or shoot her. Or...I'll stop as I'm not sure how far you are into the Dresden Files. Suffice to say, I adore Karrin as well and she's part of my inspiration for the main character of the book I'm working on. Supernatural has Jo and Ellen. They would also kick the professor's ass. Another female character I've read recently is Trixa of Rob Thurman's Trickster series. Trixa doesn't take from anyone and she continuously kicks ass. And given that I just heard Anne McCaffrey died, I'll thrown in Lessa from Pern for good measure. Or, to go back
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    Twilight

    Yes, by being a piece of cardboard. Sure, sure, I'll give the woman that it's nice to see something different but she seems to be forgetting that all of these other teenage heroines DEVELOP as characters, whereas Bella doesn't. Also, as I just noticed, that paragraph I quoted needs to go to the Department of Redundancy Department for "female heroines." What is this, I don't even. I want my heroines to be HEROINES. I want Buffy, who has all this life drama piled on top of slaying. I want the snarky Juno dealing with her teenage pregnancy. I want freaking Herculeah
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    Twilight

    From what I understand of the kid, yes, she does.
  16. Only had one attempt this year (due to failing four vamp bites a week or so ago) but it succeeded. http://dragcave.net/lineage/SLIUE And I put this in his description for my own amusement: The dragon tilts its head quizzically at you then shuffles forward a step, its rotted wings rustling as it moans "BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAINS."
  17. I have yet to actually do it. *headdesk*
  18. Guh. I guess this is a sign I should actually work on my paper.
  19. terioncalling

    Twilight

    I go to that automatically because I don't see anything good in their relationship. He's controlling (and stalkery) and her life falls apart without him in it. I know in high school it feels like that in relationships but toting that kind of thing as perfection rubs me wrong. Comparing them because of the two worlds thing, that's a comparison I can understand. Apologies for jumping straight to the mental screwery of the relationship but, as stated, that's automatically what I go to for that. No, no one's perfect, but there are a lot of readers who think this relationship is t
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    Twilight

    I also shudder at their relationship being the one between you and your boyfriend. Had an experience with my ex that was mentally scarring in so many ways that I didn't start really realizing until almost two years later. Mental screwery is not fun. Also they have the chemistry of butter and toast...actually, that's a bad analogy as butter and toast is fantastic. Oil and water? No, no, they actually repel each other. Ah...Styrofoam and oil! Can be combined together to make napalm (srsly) but generally not a very good idea (y'know, explodey). Aaaand I'm rambling (mostly) because I jus
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    Twilight

    I'd agree on the opposite of well written (example being the sentence I posted above that makes no sense). And I think the short-lived series Moonlight did "vampire in love with a mortal" pretty well. Also The Dresden Files book series has a vampire-mortal pairing in Thomas Raith and Justine. It works at their introduction in book three then doesn't work then...well, I won't spoil what it reveals about them in book thirteen. I'll close with saying I think that's also a vamp-mortal relationship done well.
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    Twilight

    /random/ So, I've been going through all of Mark Reads Twilight and I'm up to Breaking Dawn. And since I just got a topic update in my email, I feel the need to share. What the hell is the part of that sentence after the dash trying to get across? I just...what...what is that? WHAT IS THAT? WHAT IS IT TRYING TO SAY? Also I bring hilarity: semi-roleplaying of Edward as a 40 year-old pissed off housewife. Also there is a follow-up. SHE SMELLED DELICIOUS. LIKE BACON. YES, I AM DOING THAT "EMO bull****", I CAN FEEL IF I WANT TO
  23. Animorphs series: It going complete full-on not-at-all happy ending wasn't something I expected when the last book was published. Of course I was 15 when it came out in 2001 and I wasn't expecting my favorite book series at the time to end in the remaining main characters going off in a last-ditch f**k you at a villain who manages to be terrifying even though he's only featured in the final book. Changes, book twelve of The Dresden Files: Just about everything. Name something and I didn't expect it (even though the book's name screams that things are going to go vastly sideways from where
  24. terioncalling

    Twilight

    I'm just gonna leave this here: http://cleolinda.livejournal.com/884974.html Short Second Life of Bree Tanner in 15 minutes. Cheeseburger of pain. That is all.