Saturday, November 5, 2011

BD Chapter 15. Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock

Key Plot Points from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
  • Bella and Charlie talk on the phone; neither Edward nor Jacob condones this
  • Bella asks for Jacob; her face lights up again when she sees him
    Jacob sits next to Bella to keep her warm; Rosalie brings Jacob food in a dog dish
  • Bella says Carlisle thinks the baby will be born within four days
    Jacob feels his ties to Bella get even stronger; Bella thinks that Jacob is supposed to be in her life, but not like this -- like they got off track somehow
  • Edward tells Jacob about old myths that say vampire babies chew their way out of the womb
This chapter has the absolute best scene between Rosalie and Jacob of the entire series...the dog bowl. And of course when he "returns" it, he gets food in her hair. (Unfortunately it doesn't sound like this scene made the final cut of the film...consider me officially bummed.)

Bella's conversation with Jacob about them getting off track is really interesting. It's one of those things. In a world that didn't include Edward, Bella and Jacob would have been meant for each other. They've talked about it before. The interesting thing here is Bella saying that she did something wrong and got them off track.

Interesting that this is the first time they've really talked about how the baby is going to get out. Maybe it's just the first time they considered Bella living long enough to get to that point. And of course, you can't help but wonder if Rosalie is giving any concern to Bella or if it is all about the baby.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Twilight Handprint ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Anything I say here is probably going to come off sounding cheesy, but this really was a fabulous moment to watch and I'm so proud of Robert, Kristen, Taylor and all that Twilight is. To receive this honor at their ages is just unheard of and I hope that they find future successes in abundance to back this up. Never mind me, as we move toward winding down the series, I get a little sentimental.

And TONS of pics! HQ and Fan Pics at ToR

BD Chapter 14. You Know Things Are Bad When You Feel Guilty for Being Rude to Vampires

Key Plot Points from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
  • Bella is better; her whole face lights up when she sees Jacob
  • Jacob starts taunting Rosalie with blonde jokes
  • The fetus breaks one of Bella's ribs
  • Alice gets headaches around Bella; she feels better near Jacob
  • The Cullens give food and clothes to the now homeless wolves; Jacob and Seth accept, but Leah doesn't 
 It's interesting that both Jacob and Edward are disturbed by Bella's reaction to seeing Jacob. Bella may have chosen Edward but it's incredibly obvious that she still has a strong connection to Jacob.

The blood has worked to make Bella stronger but that means the "fetus" is stronger too, now breaking Bella's rib. 

This is the chapter where the digs really get started between Jacob and Rosalie. That's definitely one of the highlights of Breaking Dawn.

Seth is obviously comfortable with the Cullens, maybe a little more comfortable than Jacob would like. He gladly accepts the Cullens' offers of food and clothing. It's a little frustrating that Leah isn't willing to give when the Cullens are being so understanding and appreciative of the sacrifices that the wolf pack has made to defend them.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

BD Chapter 13. Good Thing I've Got a Strong Stomach

Key Plot Points from The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide
  • Jacob stays with Bella -- he doesn't want to miss the last few minutes of her life
    Jacob feels that his presence helps Bella
  • Bella drinks a cup of blood; it tastes good, and she immediately feels stronger
  • Jacob is called to a meeting with some of Sam's pack; the want Jacob, Seth, and Leah to rejoin them, but all three say no; Jacob thinks the Alpha bond is permanent
One of my favorite parts of this chapter is the banter between Jacob and Edward that no one else is privy too because it's simply Edward listening to Jacob's thoughts and reacting. Jacob's right, for everyone but Bella he could be an absolute nightmare to live with. I can't imagine someone being aware of my every thought. Scary.

Jacob uses all of his strength to be there with Bella because he thinks her time may be limited to only minutes. Although it wasn't his intention to come up with a treatment for her, he isn't willing to jeopardize any effort that could help. Bella appreciates him being there although it has to be hard for her to drink her cup of blood in front of him.

And then there's the meeting with the members of Sam's pack. Leah certainly has Sam figured out and Jacob is amazed by how alike they are all thinking. Whether he wants it or not, Jacob is definitely the Alpha of his own pack now.

Was anyone else slightly surprised by this new turn for Bella? Not only was she able to drink the blood but she actually enjoyed it and wanted more.