So, no mucho que reportar esta vez. El America volvio a perder, tristemente. Pero ahi seguimos apoyando al equipo en las buenas y las malas. Indios empato, y jugaran esta sabado. Claroquek ahi estaremos echando relajo, como no.
Ayer fui a misa, un poco raro para mi, pero debo admitir que me senti bien.
En otras cosas, un compañero de trabajo dice que los hombres lobo son mejor que los vampiros, con lo cual yo no estoy de acuerdo, claro que ya todos saben de mi obsesion con los personajes de Stephenie Meyer, la autora de la serie de libros Crepusculo. Asi que Alex, se ha dedicado a buscar en el internet informacion que soporte su teoria de que Bella se quedara con Jacob y no con Edward. La semana pasada me envio un correo, de un post que encontro, el cual anzalice y conteste de una forma muy neutral. El motivo de que postee esta correspondencia entre Alex y yo, es porque en realidad me insipire para contestrarle, jaja, tanto que cuando Mario se acerco a mi lugar para preguntarme unas cosas, ni siquiera me detuve, de lo entrada que estaba con la respuesta, y hasta me dijo que queria terminar de leer el correo porque queria saber de que se trataba el alegato entre Alex y yo. XD
Asi que aqui esta lo que el me envio por correo, y lo que yo le conteste:
>>> Alejandro Ruiz 3/6/2008 8:57 AM >>>
Look what I found… how about that?????
I devoured all three of Stephanie’s books, each within a day of borrowing them. I didn’t think much about them initially. I was caught up in the intense romance, the stunningly accurate view through a teenage girls mind. I identified immensely with Bella and her feelings of being so very ordinary. I also understood her intense attraction to Edward. I always crushed on the mysterious guys. The dangerous guys.
But the more I’ve mulled over this vehement love story, the more concerned I’ve become in what I anticipate will be its ending. Especially when thinking about the thousands of teenage girls who worship this series. So I say..
Bella really needs to break things off with Edward.
Let me offer up my reasons for this before any of you kick me:
1. Holy Co-Dependent Relationship Batman!
Co-Dependant relationships are never healthy and Bella and Edward have got a doozie of one going on. It may not have started that way but it’s turned into that. Grieving for those we’ve loved and lost is certainly natural but Bella took it well beyond that point, ceasing to be anything but a drone doing only what she had to in order to survive after Edward left. Then of course Edward has sworn to kill himself shortly after the time Bella has died.
Sweet? Romantic? Not on your life.
Other problems with their relationship that hinge on co-dependency:
* Lack of interaction with other friends and acquaintances
* Bella’s mental attention focusing solely on relieving Edward’s pain i.e. If she’s a vampire, he won’t struggle with wanting to kill her anymore. If she’s a vampire, she’ll finally be worthy of him.
* Feeling her life is meaningless without him.
2. Bella is being smothered
Edward and his family are controlling Bella. They may not be doing it on purpose but that doesn’t make it any better. Bella seems to attract danger and Edward feels the need to protect her. He watches her all night, she gets driven by them everywhere. She rarely does anything of her own accord or by herself and when she does she know she’ll face Edwards disapproval afterwards. Their relationship has become more and more like a naughty little child disobeying their master. *shudder*
3. They don’t really love each other
They lust each other. The only basis for Bella’s devotion and supposed love that I can find are descriptions of Edwards danger and his beauty. And do you think for one moment that Edward would have taken a second glance at Bella (other than to eat her) if he had been able to read her thoughts? He was bound to be obsessed with the first girl who had the power to block him out. They are enchanted by the mystery of each other. Is this love? No. Could it turn into love? Certainly. But book three definitely had their relationship getting more and more icky.
4. My belief in number 3 was only reaffirmed by the part Jacob has played.
I won’t tell you that I think Bella should end up with Jacob instead. But it would be healthier than being with Edward. Being around his cheerful and friendly self brought some vigor back into her life. It was good that she didn’t perceive him as a possible love interest or she may have latched on to him in rebound as she had to Edward in the first place, becoming more needy and dependent on his feeding her constant reassurances than she had been with Edward. Slowly and without force, Jacob’s friendship brought her back to life, and though she still grieved for Edward she was finally living again.
I also agree with Jacob that eventually she would have been happy without Edward. She would have maybe even realized that her love for Jacob was real and something deeper than the one she had with Edward. Alas that Edward has to go off and try to kill himself!
As an adult I’ve looked back on some relationships I had as a teen in which I was sure I really loved the person. I did care deeply about them. It was love of a sort. But not the kind that would have withstood the fizzling of passion and the inevitable changing of beliefs and shifts in personality we make until we die.
So Stephenie Meyer, if you’re reading this, do you really want to send a message that co-dependent relationships are romantic? That ceasing to live for yourself is romantic? That being willing to kill yourself over the one you love is romantic? That love is based on mystery, danger and good looks alone?
I don’t care who she ends up with ultimately (though I do hope that if it’s Edward their relationship improves) but please do us all a favor and have Bella learn to think and live for herself and grow out of this sickening neediness and willingness to be controlled.
Alright, why am I right? Why am I wrong? Keep it respectful please.
>>> Ana Franco 3/6/2008 10:43 AM >>>
I DON’T CARE
She is entitle to her opinion, I’ll give you that. And I respect it.
But, you cannot, and I mean CANNOT understand the books by just reading them once. It does take at LEAST two good readings of each of them, to grasp the true meaning of the books.
Bella is a very complex character. She does learn to think for herself. And the way she feels for Edward and Jacob; and even The Cullens, her parents and her “human” friends is a DEEP, MEANINGFUL emotion, which is LOVE.
She is willing to risk everything for ALL OF THEM, not just her lover. And this is because of the way she was brought up. Her parents are divorced, and her mother always wanted to experience life in different ways that “normal” parents do. So Bella usually was the mature one in the mother-daughter relationship. So, the need to protect others is deep-rooted in her, most of her life, she has felt like a grown up. She is more mature than we give her credit for. Now, she IS a flawed character, just like Edward is, like Jacob. Like we all are. Of course she is bound to make mistakes, and as mature as she is, she has never had a relationship before. Edward is her first love, and as we know has happened, a LOT of people, end up with their first love. They are just RIGHT for each other. And Bella has been strong enough to make her own decisions as to what to do with her life, or no life, if she turns into a vampire.
The love Edward feels for Bella is TRUE, AND DEEP. He has been around for 80 something years, and never in his life, either human or as vampire he felt the way he does for Bella now. No other girls or vampires attracted him, the way Bella does. The person who wrote the review, has obviously not read the first chapter of Midnight Sun, which will also be published by Stephenie, and is TWILIGHT all over again, BUT from Edward’s point of view.
If she had read this, before posting her opinion, she would have found out how Edward felt towards Bella in that first day they met. The fact that he couldn’t read Bella’s thoughts, is not what really attracted him to her. In any case, what attracted Edward to Bella, or DRAWN him, more accurately, is the way Bella’s blood smells to him. Her scent is more strong for him, than it is for any other vampire. Aro, from the Volturi, says to Edward that Bella is: LA TUA CANTANTE (his singer, because her blood sings to Edward), and because of this instinct, he is compelled to kill her, but he chooses not to. And one of the first instincts he has, is to protect her. And he does afterwards. From that day on, he is unable to leave her side.
Now, The Cullens DO NOT CONTROL BELLA, they ARE PROTECTING HER, given the fact that unknown vampires, created by Victoria, who is another vampire seeking to kill Bella, because Edward killed James, her partner, when he tried to kill Bella in the first place, and the vampire royalty family THE VOLTURI, who want Bella dead, because humans are not allowed to know of the existence of vampires. Bella is in constant danger, and Edward does not want to lose, as he puts it, THE REASON FOR HIS EXISTENCE. Yes, he was about to make the Volturi angry in order for them to kill him, because he didn’t see any reason to keep on leaving without Bella. But, keep in mind that he had to spend 80 years alone, to discover his one true love. He is someone that has been around for many, many years, and has seen the many layers and forms of human feelings. He never really understood them, ‘till he met Bella.
Edward spends the nights with Bella, but he is willing to stop doing that the moment she asks him.
About Jacob. I really don’t want Bella to end up with him, but this does not mean, that I don’t like him AT ALL. He really is awesome, cute and he helped Bella when Edward left. He make her sane again, and taught her to see the world in a different way, but she never, for one second, stopped thinking about Edward. And even Edward acknowledges that his departure brought Jacob and Bella closer, and HE KNOWS that Bella loves Jacob too. (which is the part I have problems with, because you cannot be in love with 2 people at the same time, but then again). But Jacob is also arrogant, cocky and manipulative. He tried to make Bella choose between him and Edward, and so far he lost. Bella told him that he loved him, but she cannot live without Edward.
Overall, a little extremist the love between Edward and Bella? Yes, but we all love in different ways. It’s not the same for everyone, as much as we would love for it o be that way.
And after my very inspired and humble overview of three books, the point remains, that the attached post does not supports a JACOB-BELLA relationship.
So, no, you are way off your point here.