DWTS Line-up and My Thoughts

Just what the title says. I’m going to walk you through who each individual is, and how long I think they’ll last, based on what was already talked about on Facebook this morning…

Bristol Palin– Her only claim to fame is Sarah. She’s not too popular with me and a great amount of the world. So, by default, she’s gonna be the first one gone…

Audrina Patridge– from “The Hills.” If you’re wondering, I don’t watch that show. So I’m voting her off the island 2nd.

The Situation– His only claim to fame is that freaking “Jersey Shore” show. I never got why it’s so popular!!! But then, who knows he may be a better dancer than public speaker. He’s booted off 3rd in my book.

David Hasselhoff– We all know he was in Baywatch. He just skeeves me out! I would vote him off first, second, or third, but you know my feelings on those three…

Rick Fox– He’s got a few funny movies under his belt, but he’s still relatively new when it comes to being in front of the cameras. You may know his voice from a few things, but I had to imdb him to realize who he is. I’ll give him till the 5th week. Sorry Rick.

Michael Bolton– Okay, I give him credit for saying yes to DWTS. His career has hit a slump recently, so he needs the props… He’ll do well in Ballroom because of his way with elegant music. But Michael, I’ll say you’re the 6th to go. Your past popularity cannot compete with the rest of the list…

Now, both Florence Henderson and Margaret Cho are going to be hard to place. How do you have the heart to send the Brady’s mom home early in the game? She’s got natural grace, so you know she can do the Ballroom side. But how will she do with the Latin side? As to Margaret Cho, she’s sooo funny! And the fact that she’s been on Drop Dead Diva recently makes you question how well she’ll do. I’m thinking she’ll do well with her Latin, but need some work on her Ballroom. She can pull off any character you throw at her, but I think that in the end, those that I’ve picked for the top three will over-shadow her.

Kyle Massey– Based on his popularity with the Disney Channel viewers, I’ll say that he gets 4th place. Being a Disney Channel star can only carry you SO far…

Kurt Warner– A Football legend. Top Three for him. Dunno which. He’s popular, so it could be a toss-up. Football-ers have been known to do well with the judges and the rest of America.

Jennifer Grey– “nobody puts baby in a corner.” Everybody knows that line. Even if you don’t like Dirty Dancing! (or, you’re not as big a fan as me) I’ll say she’s in the top 3, somewhere. That lady can move!

Brandy– Top 3 as well. Singers and pretty girls are known to go all the way to the top. If you don’t know who Brandy is, you’ve been living under a rock for your entire life!

Okay, you know my predictions. We’ll see how the rest of America votes…

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Notes to Become ? Exactly. . . ?

Yeah. . . Yours truly has no freaking clue how long it’ll take me to translate all 20 pages of differences between the books and movies. I’ll try my best to get them up by the end of the week…

In the meantime, let me tell you about another book that I read over the summer. It hasn’t been scripted to become a movie, but I honestly think it should be! I read this book called “House Rules” by Jodi Piccult. This lady’s so amazing, even Stephen King has been known to say “Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance.” It’s true. Look on her website, if you don’t believe me…

I like the main character Jacob. He may have Asperger syndrome, which is a form of Autism, but he is brilliant. Not just his IQ. I’m talking about the fact that Jacob is involved in a crime investigation, and you feel badly that he is. He is not allowed to lie, and you just KNOW that he’s trying his best to cover for somebody the entire book. Instead of planting a red herring for the police like he thinks he’s doing, he BECOMES the red herring. I hate to dumb down this character to the very basics of his role in “House Rules” because he is so vivid and likeable, but that’s his role in the storyline. He plants evidence to have the police think he’s done it, but we know there’s a bigger picture here.

I won’t tell you any more, because it’ll give away the story…

Jodi writes Jacob’s character very well. I almost want to say that she’s done her research SOO well, I was convinced that she had a son like Jacob. Either that, or someone she loves has it. She treats us to an inside look into what it’s like to live with a person with Aspergers.

I know many people who have an aversion to wikipedia , but I find it’s got the best definition of what Aspergers is. Read up!

Treat people who are different from you with respect. You’ll never know that on the inside they’re more beautiful than you, if you do not even TRY to get to know them. That’s the WHOLE point behind “House Rules.” You’ll love it. Go straight to the bookstore or library and check it out. You’ll be glad you did!

NYS

Hey all. I didn’t forget about my analysis of the Harry Potter Series VS the Movies. It’s been a busy week, and about to get even crazier as the Fall Season comes upon us. September 11th is when our first game of the season is, and I’ve got to so some promotion stuff for NYS. So, there’s your notice about when the season starts. You’ll hear from your coach about when practice starts shortly…

Also, if there’s any High Schoolers that still need Community Work, NYS is ALWAYS looking for coaches and assistant coaches!!!!!

Eclipse the Book VS Eclipse the Movie

Alright, here comes the last part of the Twilight series books VS movie series.

In The Book: In The Movie:
We only see what Edward sees of the battle through people’s thoughts. We see more of the battle in the meadow.
The conversation between Edward and Jacob goes through the night. We only see a fraction of the conversation that Edward and Jacob have when they think Bella’s asleep.
Bella pretends to sleep when she’s warm against Jacob’s skin. She actually hears most of the conversation between Edward and Jacob. Bella sleeps when she’s warm against Jacob’s skin.
Jacob is 7 feet tall. Due to the fact that Taylor Lautner has reprised his role, Jacob Black is only 5′ 11½” tall, thus not quite as towering or intimidating.
Jacob gives Bella a bracelet for graduation with a wolf charm that he made, and Edward gives her a diamond-heart charm after some pleading. Jacob gives Bella a bracelet with a wolf charm that he made for her graduation. Not to be outdone, Edward later gives her a diamond heart charm without asking.
Five of the Volturi guard make an appearance. Three of them are revealed to be Jane, Demetri, and Felix, while the other two are uncertain. Four Volturi guards are present: Jane, Felix, Demetri and Alec.
Jacob tells Charlie that he kissed Bella in the living room. Jacob tells Charlie that he kissed Bella.
After Jacob confronts Edward in front of the high school before classes start, Principal Greene tells Jacob to leave, and he does so – alone. After this same confrontation, Bella gets on Jacob’s motorcycle and leaves with him – much to the delight of Jacob, and the chagrin of Edward.
Edward has Alice keep Bella at the Cullens house when he leaves. Then, during school Bella leaves with Jacob on his motorcycle. The sleepover never takes place and Bella leaves with Jacob after Jacob confronts Edward in front of the high school before classes start.
Jasper teaches the Cullens and the Quileute Werewolves to fight the Newborn army at 3 a.m. Jasper teaches the Cullens and the Quileute Werewolves to fight the Newborn army in the daylight.
Bella never spoke to Leah at all. Bella apologized to Leah about Harry’s death.
The rock Bella cuts herself with falls from the mountain above her after Riley throws Seth against it. Bella picks a rock up off the ground.
Jasper is bitten by a newborn during battle and Alice calls him an overprotective fool. None of this happens.
Edward and Bella were in the kitchen of Charlie’s house when he mentioned the airline tickets and Charlie objected to Edward going. They were outside of the police station and Charlie didn’t object to Edward going, but he didn’t like it.
Jasper mentions that he met Alice in the diner, and they go to the Cullens. They never mentioned exactly how they met. Jasper tells Bella his life story when they realize that someone is creating an army to destroy them.
No one knows who Riley is. Charlie is looking into the case of Riley’s disappearance.
Edward gives Alice a yellow Porsche for keeping Bella hostage. There is no mention of the Porsche and Alice never keeps Bella hostage. But the Porsche is seen a brief moment in Charlie’s front yard.
Edward lends Bella his phone to call when she wants him to pick her up. Bella owns a touch-screen cell phone.
Edward buys a motorcycle so he can ride with Bella, and then gives it to Jasper. There is no mention of Bella’s motorcycle since New Moon.
None of the newborns make an appearance until the battle. The newborns appear more often as they increase and move in on the Cullens.
Bella has a brace on her hand after punching Jacob, and wears the brace while Edward fights Victoria. Carlisle puts a bandage on Bella’s wrist while Emmett makes a joke about it. Also, Bella isn’t wearing the brace while Edward is fighting Victoria.
The pack has grown to ten wolves. You see only eight wolves at the practice to learn to fight newborns. But remember that Collin and Brady are staying in La Push during the fight.
Rosalie Hale reveals to Bella how she became a vampire in Edward’s bedroom. Rosalie tells Bella how she became a vampire on the balcony outside the kitchen. Also, she leaves out the part about her friend Vera who had a baby named Henry and a loving husband, which she envied.
Bella wears the bracelet Jacob gave on her left hand because her hand was broken at the time. A bracelet can be seen on Bella’s right hand when Edward presented her the engagement ring.
Edward has pretty much no trouble killing Victoria. Edward almost has his head torn off just before Bella cuts herself as a distraction.
Edward, seeing through Seth’s thoughts, sees Jacob getting hurt and then rush to the clearing. And after finding out Jacob got hurt Bella faints. Edward and Bella are already at the clearing and see Jacob get hurt. Bella doesn’t faint.
Edward and Bella are inside the tent when they mention their engagement and then Jacob, in his wolf form, hears, howls in pain, and takes off. Edward goes and brings him back so he can talk with Bella. And she is upset with herself. Edward and Bella are outside the tent when they talk about getting married Jacob hears, in his human form, and Bella stops him before he leaves. She acts angry at Edward for doing that.
Jacob compares himself to the sun saying he can fight the clouds but not an eclipse.
After Jacob says Bella would be better off dead than being turned into a vampire, she gets on her motorcycle and leaves. It takes a while for her to forgive him. After Jacob makes the statement, he sees how it upset Bella and apologizes quickly.
Alice shows Bella her wedding dress. The dress is never shown to Bella or anyone else.
Jared is said to have imprinted with Kim.
Eric is the valedictorian of the class. Jessica is the valedictorian.
Edward and Seth pile up all the pieces of Victoria and Riley (after tearing them to shreds) and then burn them. Then Edward approaches Bella with caution thinking she is afraid of him. Edward just throws a lighter to Victoria’s remains, approaches Bella and then they leave to the clearing.
Peter and Charlotte are introduced when Jasper tells his story. Peter and Charlotte are never mentioned.
Bella doesn’t get anything from Renée in Jacksonville. Renée gives Bella a blanket made of T-shirts.
Carlisle asks the Denali Coven to help fight.
Jasper tells his history with the rest of the family around. He brings it up to Bella Bella is the only other person there. She practically has to drag it out of him. He keeps walking away.
Jasper and Maria do not have any type of romantic relationship, he only worships the ground she walks on. Jasper says that he thought they were in a romantic relationship but says that he later found out that Maria was only using him to get what she wanted.
Edward taunts Victoria to stay and fight by saying that James used her for her ability. Edward taunts her by telling her how easily she could kill Bella.
When they are in the tent, Jacob accidentally rolls on top of Bella, and Edward yanks him off into the Tent pole. They skip to the morning and the fight starts.
Jasper does not attend school because he has graduated already. He is seen in the lunch room with Alice, Bella, and their non-vampire friends.
Billy and Jacob are present at the Forks High graduation ceremony. It’s only Charlie who’s there.
Victoria tried to run away but was caught and killed by Edward. She didn’t run and continued to fight with Edward until he defeated her.
Edward beheaded and dismembered Victoria. Edward only beheaded her.
Both Victoria and Riley’s remains were burned together. Riley’s remains were never recovered and only Victoria’s body was shown being burning.
Jacob received a wedding invitation for Bella and Edward’s wedding and ran away. This never happened.
The word “ass” was never used. It was.
The wolf pack had to convince Jacob to turn back into a wolf when he was hurt by the newborn. Jacob turned into a human again right away.
Bella told Alice that it was Victoria behind the newborn army before graduation. Bella told Edward that it was Victoria after she awoke from a nightmare.
Bella first met Leah in New Moon. She first met her in Eclipse.
Bella helps Angela with addressing her high school graduation announcements.
Alice has to beg Bella to let her plan Bella’s wedding. Alice never has to beg. In fact, that whole “Can I plan your wedding?” scene is left out.
Jasper doesn’t approve of Bree and growls at her when she screams. Jasper seems to be trying to protect Bree as he stands next to her at the mention of her presence.
Billy and old Quil say more about the Quileute legends with the spirit warriors and how they got the power to shape-shift into the wolf. Only Billy talks and he only speaks about the wolfs.
Alice keeps her mind busy on other more complicated subjects to keep Edward from finding out her plans.
Jacob comes to get Riley’s scent and stays to ask Bella questions.
It is mentioned that Quil imprinted on Emily’s two year old niece Claire. Which is important because it is used as foreshadowing for Breaking Dawn.
Jacob mentions how he will not be able to age until he gains enough control to stop phasing.
After Bella sees Jacob and leaves, she spends the whole night crying. She tells Edward he will never see her cry for Jacob again.
Edward gives Bella college applications for her to fill out.
Bella gets accepted into the University of Alaska, and Charlie asks Edward what his plans are. Edward tells him he’s been accepted into Harvard, Darmouth and the University of Alaska.
The first time you see Edward is when he comes to Bella’s house to give her college applications. It is in the meadow, and Bella is studying for her English Exam.
Bella tells Edward that the reason the werewolves are there is because the Cullens appear.
Carlisle and Edward both go to check on Jacob after the encounter with the Volturi. Only Carlisle goes.
Bella mentioned there were hot dogs, chips, and root beer at the bonfire. When Jacob and Bella arrived at the bonfire, Seth told them there were burgers to eat.
Riley has blond hair. His hair is brown.
When Jacob kisses Bella, Edward threatens him in a low, calm voice. Edward threatens him by yelling and shouting at him in an uncontrolled voice.
Edward does a mock-fight with Jasper. Edward fights with Carlisle instead.
Edward tells Bella that the Volturi are finally coming. It is Alice.
When Alice is training she said in the book “Gotcha”and kisses Jasper on the neck. Alice did not say anything and she kissed Jasper on the lips.
Rosalie was attacked by 7 men. She was attacked by 4 men.
Bella expresses her extreme sorrow and guilt for having to reject Jacob. She later cries about her decision, with Edward comforting her. She simply tells Jacob her choice.

As before, I borrowed a few differences from this website. Since Eclipse is the last movie out there at the moment, it seems prudent to end this for now… But you know I’ll be back to do the same for Breaking Dawn (parts 1 and 2; as I’m sure you’ve already heard Stephenie Meyer is breaking up the last book into two parts for movies) when they finally come out onto the silver screen. So, for now, I leave you with the differences between “Eclipse” the Book and “Eclipse” the Movie. Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I liked writing it!

New Moon the Book VS New Moon the Movie

Sorry. I STILL couldn’t believe that my review of the Twilight series got SOOO long, that I needed to put in another entry. This section happens to be about the differences between the movie and book “New Moon.”

The Book The Movie
Bella doesn’t meet the pack properly until she goes to Emily’s house. Bella goes to the pack and demands to know what they have done to Jacob, then they take her to Emily’s house.
Aro does not ask Felix to take care of Bella. Aro does ask, and Edward has to protect her.
Jacob and Bella have had no contact since he was sent to deliver the message at prom. Jacob missed her birthday (“I missed yours too”). The next time she sees Jacob is when she brings the bikes. Jacob gives Bella conversation hearts for Valentines Day, not a birthday present. Jacob comes to Forks High to wish Bella happy birthday and give her a present, a dream catcher.
Bella approaches a group of men whom she thinks are the same from the incident in Port Angeles in Twilight. She tries to approach the men but Edward’s voice keeps her from doing so. Bella approaches one of the men and hops on the back of his Harley even though Edward’s ghostly image warns her otherwise. Bella goes for a ride until realizing how dangerous the situation is and yelling at the man to stop.
Jacob turns into a werewolf and “fights” Paul when Paul talks about Bella. Bella approaches Sam Uley’s wolf pack and punches Paul, therefore making Paul mad, he turns into a werewolf and Jacob sees, jumps off his porch, over a creek, over Bella, turns into a wolf in midair, and then play-fights Paul.
After Bella’s dream she wakes up, gets dressed, skips breakfast and goes to school. She wakes up and Charlie comes in and gives her birthday presents. He also teases her about “looking older” and he says that he sees a gray hair.
At the beginning, only Alice comes to greet Bella and Edward because Jasper is not at school but in college with Rosalie and Emmett. Both Jasper and Alice come to greet Bella and Edward at school on her birthday also giving her an unwanted present.

Edward explains to Bella in her living room about his suicidal plan he had (provoking the Volturi) if he had been too late in saving her from James. Edward explains this in school during their English class.
Charlie gives Bella a film-roll camera after school. Charlie gives Bella a digital camera before she goes to school.
Edward and Bella are watching “Romeo and Juliet” for her class assignment, after school, and before going to the party arranged by Alice at the Cullens’ home. They watch “Romeo and Juliet” in class at school.
Edward leaves his cell phone in a trash can in Rio de Janeiro and someone answers it when Alice calls. He crushes his cell phone and leaves it on his hotel room floor outside Brazil and no one calls again.
Bella wears a light blue shirt to her birthday party. Bella wears a green dress and a black top to her birthday party.
At the party, the cake is Pink. At the party, the cake is green, white, and decorated with flowers.
Bella gets the papercut from opening Edward and Alice’s gift. Bella gets the papercut from opening the gift from Carlisle and Esme.
Edward shoves Bella into the pile of gifts, cake, and crystal plates. Bella learned of the Cullen’s powers in the first book. Edward shoves Bella into the wall and the glass candle holders cut her. Bella reluctantly decides to go to the party at the Cullen’s house because Jasper made her, though they never told of his powers.
Emmett holds Jasper back from attacking Bella along with Rosalie’s help. Carlisle helps Emmett hold Jasper back while Rosalie just stands around.
Carlisle asks Bella if she’d like to be examined in the hospital or right in his home. She wants to avoid the hospital so she won’t have to deal with Charlie. Carlisle rushes to examine and treat Bella immediately.
Edward and Alice stay with Bella instead of going outside at first, to assist Carlisle in treating Bella’s injury. Bella tells Edward to leave, but he insists he’ll be fine. Alice leaves when Carlisle starts stitching up Bella’s wound. Alice apologetically rushes to go outside away from Bella’s tempting blood. Carlisle tells Edward to talk to Jasper, and Edward does so without saying a word.
Bella has one Black and one Red motorcycle. She got them from the youngest son of the Markses, after being put in the front lawn of their house. Bella has one Black and one Silver motorcycle. She says that she saved it from the junkyard, which she does but skips the whole origin of the motorcycles.
Bella went to the Cullen’s house. She kept hearing the words “as if I never existed” She wanted to hear his voice again.
Jacob takes Mike home after Mike gets sick at the movies. Jacob snaps at Mike at the movies and leaves.
Jacob makes his promise to Bella not to hurt her, outside her home after the movies and after taking Mike home. She notices his high temperature. He says he feels funny and rushes home. This is all done at the stairs of the movie theatre while Mike is throwing up in the bathroom around the corner.
Bella thinks the whole Volterra event was a dream and argues with Edward that she doesn’t want to wake up. Bella believes that she is awake.
Bella and Edward were in Bella’s bedroom when Edward told Bella to marry him first if she wants him to change her himself. Bella and Edward were in the forest after the Jacob confrontation when Edward asked her.
Carlisle treats Bella in the kitchen. Carlisle treats Bella in his office.
Carlisle drops the pieces of glass from Bella’s arm onto the table at first. Carlisle drops the pieces of glass from Bella’s arm directly into a bowl containing antimicrobial fluid.
While Carlisle is revealing Edward’s transformation process back in 1918, he said he took the nearly dying Edward to his home to transform him. People at the clinic had no suspicions as Edward could have passed for dead. Carlisle transformed Edward right in his clinic bed while the room was empty.

Inside Bella’s truck (after Edward had driven Bella home from the papercut incident), Edward says if she were with her normal human friends, the incident wouldn’t have happened, or if it did, it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. This is when Edward takes it as a fact that they just can’t be together. Bella points out the fact that as long as she’s a human, she’ll face many incidents much like the one that just happened, and something is bound to separate them such as an accident, illness, and aging. She says the only solution to prevent these things in the future is to transform her. Edward says “That’s not a solution, it’s a tragedy.”
Edward and Bella share her birthday-kiss-request in her bed. This is done outside her truck in front of her home.
Edward stays overnight alongside Bella in her bed the night of her birthday. Edward is notably acting distant, and walks home.
When Edward sees Bella in Volterra, he believes he is dead and she is an angel. He also quotes a line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When Edward sees Bella in Volterra, he says “heaven” before she pushes him out of the light, whereby he realizes she is alive.
Harry Clearwater dies of a fatal heart attack. It is later suggested that the sudden change of his children into werewolves caused Harry’s heart attack and subsequent death. Harry Clearwater dies because of a heart attack caused by Victoria.
Bella spends the entire Italy trip thinking Edward still doesn’t want her and that he tried to die out of guilt. Bella and Edward have the reunion conversation almost instantly when Bella pushes him out of the light in Volterra. Edward tells her ‘the truth’ and there is no confusion.
‘The Vote’ takes place at the Cullen’s dining room table, which is presumably only used for important family discussions. Protecting the family from the wrath of the Volturi is the reason Bella gives for wanting to be transformed. Edward sits on Bella’s left, and gives a speech outlining an alternate plan for dealing with the Volturi in which she need not be transformed. During the vote Edward storms out and breaks something, Bella asks each person for their answer directly. ‘The Vote’ is less formal, the Cullens stand around in the living room. The Volturi are not mentioned, and Bella simply points out that they all know what she wants, & she knows she’s asking for a lot. Edward lurks behind, on the stairs, Bella tells him to “shut up” when he begins to protest, and he does not give an ‘against’ speech. Bella asks Alice first to get the ball rolling, and then each person volunteers their own answer without being called upon.
Bella tells the wolves about the powers some of them have. Bella doesn’t tell them but at the end of the movie, Jacob tells Edward to get out of his head!
The Cullens are unaware that Victoria is seeking revenge by coming after either Edward or Bella. If this were the case Edward would never have left her in that danger. Edward tells Alice not to interfere by looking into Bella’s future. The Cullens and Edward are aware of Victoria but leave anyway. Edward is relying on Alice’s sight to foresee Victoria’s attack.
Edward proposes in her bedroom after they vote about her becoming a vampire. Bella reacts at first as if he is joking, and then there is an entire conversation about it. This is when she tells Edward she wants him to change her, and not Alice or Carlisle. All this happens before they talk with Jacob about the treaty. He proposes in the forest on the way back to Bella’s house after the confrontation where Jacob stops them to talk about the treaty. The key part where Bella tells Edward that she wants him to change her occurs in the car before Jacob stops them.
Alice asks Bella “How strongly are you opposed to grand theft auto?”while they were still on the plane. Right after they landed. They are already in the car and Bella asks where she got the car and Alice replies “I figured you wouldn’t be that opposed to grand theft auto.”
When Bella goes to school in the beginning after she had her dream, Alice is there with her and Edward talking before school. This is when Alice gives Bella her birthday present, but Bella rejects it. Bella is alone with Edward before school starts and after Jacob gives her the dream-catcher. Alice gives her a gift in a busy school hallway, tells her “happy birthday!” and is shushed by an embarrassed Bella. Bella is irritated at first telling Alice “I thought I said no presents.” Alice explains that she has already “seen” Bella open it, and wear it later on that evening to the gathering at the Cullen’s home in her honor – using this statement to invite her.
After Bella’s birthday Edward waits 3 nights before he leaves. He leaves the next day in the movie.
Bella thought Emmett and Rosalie were in Africa before her birthday.
Edward give Bella a CD he made with Bella’s Lullaby and Esme’s favorite on it.
Before he leaves, Edward puts all Bella’s presents and pictures of him under one of her floorboards. She thinks he took them. He is shown looking at the photos, that is all.
Bella and Jacob talk about him becoming a werewolf before Paul changes into a wolf and tries to attack Bella. Then at Emily’s house they talk in the corner. After Jacob gets back from his fight with Paul they take a walk on the beach and that’s when they talk about him being a werewolf. And they never talk at Emily’s house.
At the beach after Jacob pulls Bella out of the water Sam is there with him and Bella can hear them talking about her. And she spills up tons of water. Harry Clearwater is in the hospital at Forks He wasn’t dead yet. Sam is not there right after Jacob pulls her out. And she barely spills any water out. Harry Clearwater was already dead.
When Sam rescues Bella from the woods, when he find her he asks her “Have you been hurt?” Which is significant because that’s his way of asking if the vampires had hurt her. Sam says nothing to Bella in this scene.
The first time Jacob noticed Bella’s “vampire bite” was at the movies. He asked her where she got it and she replied “Do you honestly expect me to remember where all my scars came from?” After finding out that Jacob was a werewolf and they were hanging out in Jacobs garage one night during spring break, he was asking questions about the Vampires and asking why Edward had killed James. Then Bella told him the story. He wanted to know why she wasn’t a vampire, and She told him Edward had saved her twice. He almost lost control while sitting in the Rabbit with her. The first time he sees Bella’s bite scar is in her bedroom when he’s trying to get her to remember the story he told her about the Quileute legends. It seems to be vaguely inferred that he automatically figures out it’s a vampire bite. If this is the case, he also assumes it wasn’t one of the Cullens since he doesn’t react as if he thinks the treaty may have been violated.
Jacob just knows that Bella doesn’t like to listen to music, even though Bella never told him. This is significant because it shows how close they are and what good friends they are. Bella turns off the music the first time they are working on the bikes together and tells him she doesn’t like music anymore.
Bella grabs at her stomach throughout the whole book trying to “hold herself together.” She only does it a few times.
When Alice comes to Bella’s house her eyes are black because she is thirsty. Her eyes are golden and she is not thirsty.
When Edward calls for Charlie, Jacob states it was “Dr. Carlisle Cullen.” Jacob is unaware it is Edward. He tells him he is at a funeral as it is a couple of days after Harry’s death. Edward does not use Carlisle’s name and Jacob is aware it is Edward. Jacob tells him he has a funeral to plan.
Alice stays the night, talks to Bella about her past, and talks with Charlie about how depressed Bella was when they left. This doesn’t happen at all.
Edward’s eyes are black in Volterra because his depression over the separation from Bella has kept him from feeding. Edward’s eyes are golden in Volterra.
Bella is thinking ‘I love you. Edward, I love you’ when Laurent goes to kill her. Bella says “Edward, I love you” out loud.
Bella screams out Edward’s name over and over and “Edward, no!” as she’s running to stop him from exposing his vampire nature to the crowd. She reaches him just before he steps out into the sunlight, and succeeds in keeping him from doing so – thus preventing him from breaking the exposure rule. The little girl sees him, but he remains in the shadows. Bella does not call out to him, and does not say anything until she has already reached him. Edward has already stepped out into the sunlight which is clearly shown glistening off his skin. The little girl is already watching him before he steps into the sunlight, and surely sees his skin’s inhuman reaction to the sunlight. Presumably she is unable to properly relay that information to her parents, and due to this fact the rule is still considered unbroken.
Edward and Bella have said “I love you” to each other many times before the birthday kiss request scene. The “I love you” they exchange after Bella’s birthday kiss request in front of her house is the first and only time this occurs in the first two movies. Bella says “I love you Edward” just before Laurent is about to kill her, but Edward is not there to return the sentiment.
When Bella jumps off the cliff she screams. That is how Jacob knows she was cliff diving. Jacob was in his wolf form when she jumps, and so his senses were keen enough to hear her, and know where to find her. He also explained that after they lost Victorias scent, he thought she might come to the beach as Bella had been spending so much time there. Also, there is a huge storm brewing when she jumps…one more reason it was dangerous. She also had another conversation with Edward while drowning in the water. Bella doesn’t scream when she jumps. Around this same time, Jacob is shown on a cliff nearby after chasing Victoria into the ocean. Presumably he was still there fuming over Victoria’s escape, and thus able to see Bella jump, rather than hear her scream. No storm. She saw him in the water and that was all.
When Bella and Alice get to Voltera they’re confronted by a guard and Alice bribes the guard with a large amount of money. The guard takes it and lets them go on.
When Bella and Alice are in Voltera, Bella gets out of the yellow vehicle and Alice tells her to run and she does but she was in such a hurry she just left the door open. She slams the door and runs.

As before, there was absolutely NO way that I could have remembered all of these differences on my own. I had to include a whole bunch from this website. If you know of any more that I missed, please let me know!

The Twilight Series; An Honest Review

Alright fans of mine (and, perhaps, of the Twilight series), I have to be completely honest with you. I ABSOLUTELY love the Twilight series. I was reading on TV Tropes that most people who don’t like the series ask those that do WHY they like the series. And that most fans that get asked that question don’t have a straight answer for non-fans. I have to be honest, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot recently. Especially with Eclipse having been released into theaters recently. Why do I love reading the series? I hope I can answer this to the non-fan’s liking…

As much as I liked reading the books, I have to admit that I only read it that once before Twilight came out in theaters a few years ago. So before I went to see Eclipse, I made sure to read the series again. I have to admit, I got the same thrill I did the first time I read them through. I’m not a teen-y bopper, by any means. Nor am I one that reads or watches movies because they’re the popular thing to do. But I have to admit that I was first attracted to Eclipse because of the concept of vampires.

I’ve been obsessed with the romance of the vampire world. Both in what I read, watch, and what I’ve been writing lately. I’ll be the first to admit that I wouldn’t want to live forever as I am now. Yes, I wouldn’t get any older than I am now, but I’ve always been unhappy about my body type. Empty knows about this first hand…

But there’s something seductive about the concept of wanting to live forever in the prime of your youth. There’s no sickness, no death. No Alzheimer’s, no forgetting people’s names and faces. As a vampire, the only thing you would have to really worry about, is where you would get your next meal without attracting people’s attention. You would have it made as a vampire, really. You could compel unsuspecting men (or women, if you like women) into your bed when you got lonely. Money would never be an option for you, for this same reason, either. You could fly around like a bat to avoid all the people you don’t want to talk to. You could wear awesome capes that swirled about your feet. {Well, this is all providing that you take the old stereotype about vampires to heart like Hollywood apparently has.} I’d be in heaven if I was a vampire, minus the whole having the same body I have now. I think I’ll ask Edward to change me after I loose a few pounds…

In her series, Stephenie Meyer does a good job of bringing many different themes into her books, and I want to discuss them all here. If at any time you can’t bear to read my entire analysis of these themes (because there’s quite a bit!), I’m sorry. I’ve included a section on differences between the movies and the books. The first of which, has already been put up.

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