Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bella Giveaway

Oh, Bella, Bella... Sweet, caring, indecisive yet stubborn, brave worrywart Bella Swan. Sometimes, she's a poster child of teenage low self esteem, but when the occasion arises and her loved ones are in danger (real or imaginary), she turns into a self-sacrificing warrior kitten. Bella, we love you so...
Some say that she's not liberated enough, that she's weak and dependent, that she allows stalker-ish Edward to watch and defend her, while she's playing damsel in distress throughout the books. I disagree, strongly. She has a ton of weaknesses, but they are by far not her defining qualities, imho.
So, today, in honor of our beloved female protagonist, I'm hosting a little giveaway. For a chance to win the prize package (which I will describe in detail a little later), you can:
  • Leave a comment under this post, telling me what you personally think about Bella's character in Twilight Saga.
  • Buy anything in my Etsy Shop - TwiMom and let me know about it in a comment below.
  • Become a new follower of Eyes of Amber, or of my personal blog - Apples of My Eyes, and mention it in yet another comment here.
  • Last but not least, Twit or Blog about the giveaway with a link to it. Comment here to let me know about it.
So, all in all, you can have up to 5 chances for a win. The prize package is pretty neat, and consist of:
In the Eye of the Beholder, Bella & Edward, 5.5" x 8.5" hand decorated print, depicting Bella, rushing to save Edward in Volterra.
In the Eye of the Beholder, Bella & Jacob, 5.5" x 8.5" hand decorated print, inspired by the really cool effect in New Moon when we see Bella reflected in Jacob's Eye when he meets her for the first time in his Wolf form.
Bella's St. Jude Protection Bracelet, just like the one she was wearing in the movies, from my friend and fellow TwiHard, Karen, owner of the Etsy shop The Cubby Hole.
Pack of 20 TwiStickers, these are just cute little self-adhesive pieces of twilight fan art by yours truly.
Pack of 5 Temp. Tatoos, same design as the stickers, but you can actually sport them on your skin for a few days :)
So, good luck to you all, the winner will be chosen randomly in a week, on Sat. May 22nd. and name will be announced in my next guest post.


Ashley's Twilife said...

I just adore Bella in every way. I hate it when people call her "blank" and "anti-feminist". She is a stubborn, strong-willed and independant yet self-sacrificing character. And that is why I think she is a create person and a strong role-model, especially ofr teenage girls dealing with the awkwardness of post-puberty.

roxy said...

I think Bella Swan is bassicly what every girl can achive to be. I take many wich twilight charecter are you quizzes? and I mostly come up Bella Swan, and that is very satisfying. I ABSOLUTLEY hate it when people describe her as a unintelligent person with no personality. Bella is a very smart and independent womam, she should be treated with respect. Team Bella! I have one question though, is this competition open to people in the UK?

wendy said...

I think her character is very interesting in regards to most of the other ways women are portrayed in movies these days.

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susan said...

I think she was a strong person, who loved what she loved and is passionate about life.

kim said...

I think that bella is a very strong willed person. She has to make a very hard decision between the to things she loves the most, her persona makes her very smart and very frgile at the same time, but when it comes to love nothing gets in your way of pure happiness!!!

kakihara said...

I love Bella, she is willing to sacrifice everything for Love. She is independent, strong willed, and loves with every ounce of her being.

Mom of Many said...

I love Bella! She reminds me a lot of myself at that age, minus the whole vampire/werewolf thing!

Mom of Many said...

I'm a new follower of "Mom of Many".

Mom of Many said...

I tweeted about it!

JDarkAngel2000 said...

Bella to me is a normal girl who got one hell of a chance at something amazing and in the end got what she wanted. I think at times Bella is very stubborn but she isn't stupid. She knows what she wants. To be with the one she truly loves and be loved by a family of her choosing. I too hate when they say she's this negative thing and this negative thing. I mean come on! Yes everything is open to interpretation but I don't think MILLIONS of girls, women, men, boys, moms and everyone else in between would be in love with this saga if it wasn't for Bella. I mean hello, the books are from her view. She's every teenage girl dealing with finding who they are and falling in love for the first time. Bella is a strong willed young woman who sacrifices a lot for love. And that is something anyone can relate to.

Courtney said...

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