Okay, guys. This is the last book. We can get through this.
In chapter one, Edward has bought Bella a new car because her old truck finally died. It’s a nice car too, since he’s super-mega-ultra-rich.
Too bad it’s not a motorcycle.
I love motorcycles, in case you forgot.
Also, Jacob has run away, and despite Chief Swan’s careful attention searching for him, there have been no leads. Bella has been checking up on him with the wolf pack, and this has created a sort of friendship between Edward and Seth Clearwater.
There is a flashback of when Bella told Charlie that she was marrying Edward…
and Charlie just takes it.
THIS IS COMPLETELY OUT OF CHARACTER. WHAT IS THIS.
“‘Ha!’ Charlie exploded. I jumped in my seat. ‘Ha, ha, ha!’”
“‘Okay, fine,’ Charlie choked out. ‘Get married.’ Another roll of laughter shook through him. ‘But… But you have to tell your mom! I’m not saying one word to Renee! That’s all yours!’ He busted out in loud guffaws.”
CHARLIE IS SUPPOSED TO HAAAATE EDWARD. (Sort of.)
When they tell Bella’s mother there is a similar response, although her mother also got married to Bella’s father rather early, and is supposed to be a “flighty” character, so her opinion is inconsequential to me.
OKAY JUST FOR NOW LET’S SAY THAT I CAN’T PICK ENVY.
(Envy will forever win this question. Forever.)
SO, if he is excluded, I really, reallly, REALLY LOVE Greed.
His character is AWESOME and I love that he defected from the Homunculi twice to pursue his own wants. Then he does awesome things at the end (which I won’t talk about because one of my friends has yet to watch Brotherhood) and AHHHHHH.
GREED I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND~ BUT YOU CAN’T HAVE ME AS A LADY BECAUSE YOU PROBABLY HAVE ALL KINDS OF NASTY THAT I DON’T EVEN WANT TO KNOW ABOUT. GROSS. ALSO, I HAVE NO INTENTION OF EVERY DOING ANYTHING WITH A MAN LIKE YOU.
Except… I hate those glasses he wears. I hate them SO much.
In chapter twenty-seven, Bella cries and sobs and whines and moans because she had to really choose between Jacob and Edward.
I thought she chose a long time ago?
Edward is a perfect sparkly handsome awesome boyfriend and magically comes to Bella’s aid as she is upset. (He can see her via Alice’s awesome vampire future powers.)
You can’t sell this to young girls who are still learning what love is about. You are going to give them false hope and incorrect opinions about love. You are going to crush their dreams when they find out what love REALLY is.
Bella finally agrees to let Alice plan the wedding, and then something happens.
Edward tries to have sex with Bella and she says no.
This whole series has been about how irresistible Edward is.
In chapter twenty-six, Bella is whiny to the people who saved her life.
Alice and Bella have a discussion about why Bella is immune to certain vampire’s powers, and not others. The reason is that most vampires create illusions, rather than physically affecting the body, and Bella is “safe” inside her mind.
Also, Charlie is an idiot because he can’t figure out that Bella’s been going behind his back again.
Seriously, Meyer, why would you do this?
Bella goes down to La Push to see Jacob… and stuff.
There is an annoying argument full of “love" and Jacob compares Bella’s love for Edward to a drug.
YEAH, THAT’S A PERFECT THING TO SAY IN A BOOK MEANT FOR TEENS TO TEACH THEM ABOUT LOVE. THAT’S JUST PERFECT.
In chapter twenty-four, Bella is torn between Edward and Jacob.
Edward isn’t mad that Bella kissed Jacob.
What is this stupidity.
I don’t even.
BUT HERE COMES THE FIGHT OH LORD YES FINALLY.
Guess what? Victoria wasn’t tricked by the false trail. She is coming for Edward and Bella.
MAYBE I CAN USE MAGIC MIND POWERS TO REWRITE THIS BOOK TO KILL BELLA!
Victoria has made a new little vampire to be her boyfriend (Riley) along with the army of newborns, but she has been using him to get to Bella. Edward points this out to him and tries to get him to “come to the good side,” but it doesn’t work.
Bella stabs her arm to distract him in the fight, and Riley is killed by Seth (or one of the werewolves).
Edward uses this opportunity to attack Victoria and he beheads her.
That was the big fight.
It lasted 5 pages. The part the entire book was leading up to was 5 pages. Meyer wastes hundreds of pages on cyclical conversations between Bella and Edward and all we get is 5 pages of poorly written action.
I am 99.99999% sure that chapter twenty-two was written for Stephenie Meyer to fulfill sexual fantasies with her fictional characters.
Oh, wait. That’s this whole series, isn’t it?
Also, Jacob is disgusting with a bunch of sexual innuendo.
And I’m still wondering why they allowed Bella to come along… she’s really an inconvenience for them. They could have just left her at the Cullens’ place with one guard, in the warmth, instead of having to double baby-sit her in a tent… in a blizzard.
Then, finally comes the EdwardxJacob sexual tension.
I don’t really ship them, I’m just pretty certain the real romance in these books is between Jacob and Edward.
The funny thing is… Bella is awake for this conversation. She knows it’s happening. AND they’re talking about her like some prize to be won RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER FACE.
In chapter twenty-one, we discover Bella’s dream is to get married in Vegas, since Edward said he would only have sex with her if they got married. (Of course, they never actually said SEX, remember?)
I really don’t understand this book. I thought romance books were supposed to glorify marriage and make love something… magical. These books have taken the concept of love and turned it into blackmail and contracts and worthlessness.
Then there is a really long conversation between Alice and Bella over her choice of a wedding venue. (You know, Vegas.) Finally Bella agrees to let her plan the wedding and blah blah blah.
Anyways, Edward takes Bella into the woods and they start hiking to the site they will be camping, and Bella drips her blood around to lead a false trail. Jacob then comes to pick her up to take her to the REAL camp site.
Then there is the whole Jacob-was-supposed-to-be-Alpha-male-thing. Yeah. But guess what? Jacob refused because he’s just awesome.
Even though, you know, being Alpha male means you can order people around and do whatever the heck you want.
I am warning you guys, turn back now. You don’t even want to know the crap that goes on in chapter twenty.
The entirety of chapter twenty is a discussion between Edward and Bella. About SEX.
And the funny thing?
THEY NEVER ACTUALLY USE THE WORD SEX.
SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX SEX
God, Meyer, really? Just say the word. We all know what you’re talking about. It’s just annoying that you want to beat around the bush like this. Seriously. It’s just a word.
In chapter nineteen Edward is pissed because Bella never accepts his presents, but accepted Jacob’s present. Bella says that she likes homemade things… or something like that.
Also, Jacob is second in command of the wolf pack. Okay. And Leah Clearwater is a werewolf too, even though for some reason everyone was thinking females can’t be werewolves. I’m not going to make a comment about how sexist that is.
Then we have some really stupid lines that prove how awful of a main character Bella is.
"I’ve already gone crazy once… And I can’t stand it if you leave me again."
Oh, then Alice has magical convenient conversation skills that fool Charlie into letting his daughter run off with her for a few nights.
They do this so that they can have the big fight without Bella having to run away from Charlie again.
FMA Challenge: Day 2- What was the first episode you saw of the series? What were your thoughts then?
Okay, I’m weird.
The first episode of Fullmetal Alchemist I ever saw was the second to last one. I’m not going to say which particular part, but it was a clip of the episode and YOU GUYS CAN GUESS WHAT PART IT WAS HINT HINT.
It did freak me out at first, but then I realized the manga and anime had completely different story lines, so I didn’t pay much attention to it after a while.
30 Day Challenge: Day 5: Something that pisses you off.
I really, really f*cking hate people who are ignorant. I’m not talking about stupid people, not people who are just dim witted in school. I’m talking about people who just don’t know ANYTHING about ANYTHING.
For example, this year in school, on two separate occasions, one of my friends asked me: