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Today’s character of choice is the topic of the moment: Renesmee.

Love her or hate her, she’s there and you can’t get rid of her.

Now, Renesmee is obviously a half-breed (which Draco Malfoy would say is dirty :P), being that daddy is a vampire and mummy was a human at the time. This frustrated many readers, including myself initially. You can see my rant on “Why didn’t Edward use protection?” in my post When a mummy and a daddy love eachother very much, they call the Stork! at my other blog. Of course, the debate over whether or not Bella and Edward could’ve had a baby is not the only thing that needs considering!

First of all, why is Renesmee so perfect?
Well, did you know that no matter how ugly you are/you think you are, your mum and dad still think you’re pretty special, and that you’re very attractive. Did you not realise, after all this time, that this book is from BELLA’S point of view (except for the bit that isn’t) and thus her perception of Renesmee is obviously going to be bias. Renesmee could look like a gremlin as per the post at Lauren’s Bite, for all we know! Really, no matter what she looked like, Bella would’ve cooed over her.

What is that you say? Charlie thought she was pretty? Charlie is her granddad, nuff said. Same goes for all the Cullens. Although, I reckon Emmett would’ve been pretty blunt had the baby been a really ugly mutant. So we can assume that she is at least a humanoid and that she is cute.

Having said all this, have you ever seen an ugly baby? I mean in real life, not on the tv or in a magazine where the babies are mutated for fun times. I have never seen an ugly baby. From this, we can conclude that as long as Renesmee is humanoid, she is cute.

Jacob, of course, is clearly not thinking straight when he looks at Renesmee and thus also cannot be seen as a reliable source of the true Renesmee. See! All this bias and you guys are RANTING on about how much you hate this perfect baby. Maybe this baby isn’t perfect? Maybe she won’t be as pretty as Edward and Bella when she stops growing because she hasn’t got complete vampire blood?

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, Renesmee is not my favourite character. Infact, she annoys me alot. Or is it Bella’s perception that annoys me? Quite possibly. After all, eventually we all do get a bit sick of people cooing about their perfect children who are in actual fact normally the ones that are the biggest brats. (Yes, I can say this, I get on famously with children and as a babysitter I know how parents get.) But I don’t think Renesmee is really that much of a brat, she’s maturing too fast.

I think, for most of the anti-Renesmee people out there, the big issue was not Renesmee herself, but what Renesmee does to the story: she took up all Bella’s attention and SIDELINED Edward. How could she?! This story is supposed to be theirs, not hers. And we got less Edward with the introduction of the offspring. We got more Jacob though, much more Jacob. Which didn’t fuss me, but I’m sure irritated any anti-Jacobers out there. (p.s. stop being cold, if you have ever EVER been in a situation like Jacob’s, where you suffer unrequited love whilst the object of your affection runs off with someone you feel is bad for them you’d totally understand and love him too. even if you are staunchly team Edward)

Now, where were we?

Ah yes.

1. Bella is obviously bias because Renesmee is her child.
2. Same goes for Charlie and the Cullens.
3. Renesmee sidelined Edward.
4. Jacob too, because of the imprint.
5. Stop being nasty to Jake.
6. I’m Team Edward.
7. Is the irritating character Renesmee or really Bella because of the way she sees Renesmee?

Let us continue.

Did anyone else find it incredibly annoying that when Renesmee was eaten out of Bella’s stomach she was automatically liked? After having been the horrid Bella-killer after all this time. Man, if I was Edward and Bella was carrying a killer mutant, I’d secretly find a way to abort it in her sleep – regardless of the consequences.

And if I were the Cullens, I’d be more like Alice, because she was cautious of the half breed Bella-killer. I’d steer way clear of anything that almost destroyed someone I loved that much! (Even if it was cute.) Although, I guess eventually she’d grow on me, but only cos I really like babies!

When I read about everyone just instantly liking Renesmee right after her birth, I texted my bestie, outraged. Especially Jacob imprinting! I was so upset:


Lucky I continued reading, huh?

For now, let us conclude on Renesmee. If I decide there’s something I should add, I will. (Maybe about the other vampires – like Dracula 1 and Dracula 2 and Zafrina)

Renesmee was evil, but then she wasn’t. She’s still a little annoying. She’ll grow up. She got a happy ending. Yay.

Next time: Leah Clearwater. Because she is my best and favourite minor character.

p.s. Leah would make a far better spin off than Renesmee. Renesmee got her happy ending, we all know she’ll grow up and be happy with Jake forever. Leah has been left unresolved – ergo SM should develop her. Far more interesting read guaranteed.



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Katie, of KatieInCanada, and I, in support of Midnight Sun and in an attempt to make the movie organised by His Golden Eyes, we looked up Cullen St in the street directory.

Sure enough, there it was, not too far from my house! Of course, it just so happened that we live in the crappy small isolated city of Perth, Western Australia and the buses had stopped running at 5:30. So we walked. All the way to Cullen St. It took us 45 mins. (We had a third friend with us, he took the photos.)

This is the outcome of our trek across Perth:

We captioned it with something like: “The Aussie vampires can only come out at night to show some Cullen lovin’.” Because you know, it’s so sunny here and we’d sparkle in the daylight! 😛

We made the video, at about 8:01, and you can watch it HERE!


If you’d also like to support the Save Midnight Sun and Support Stephenie Meyer projects, why not hit up Save Midnight Sun and sign the petition?


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