Reminder- You’ve got until next update (on the 25th) to put down numbers for the glower/murmur contest!
Not gonna lie, I wasn’t even able to make it past the first page of Eclipse without getting pissed off.
The main reason being that Meyer prefaces the whole goddamned fiasco with a Robert Frost poem in a thinly veiled attempt to bring some credulity to her work. Here’s the poem:
Fire and Ice
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.
Ohhh, that can’t possibly be a clever analogy for how Edward’s beautiful marble skin is like ice (even though it should be room temperature) and Jacob is hot like fire (even though he should have a nearly regular body temperature) !
“All our attempts at subterfuge had been in vain.”
I don’t know why Meyer couldn’t have just used a simple word like “hiding” or “evasion” in place of “subterfuge” that would get the point across a million times clearer, but okay.
Here’s the deal: Bella is in mortal danger (again) and Edward is protecting her (again) while Bella romanticizes her death and prepares herself to die (again).
“Black eyes, wild with their fierce craving for my death, watched for the moment when my protector’s attention would be diverted. The moment when I would surely die.”
And then a wolf howls.
Not off to a good start, are we?