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29 September 2007 @ 12:36 am
Twilight/New Moon/Eclipse..+ true, destined love..  
Yesterday, what a day! I was suffering from allergies and having a hard time concentrating on writing a good story for the competition, so I thought that I should jumpstart my muse. So, I finally caved and bought the hardcover edition of Eclipse, by Stephanie Meyer, because it seemed like the paperback would never come out. Oh MAN, am I glad that I did! ♥♥ I cannot thank yuvi enough for recommending Twilight last April!

"I'm going to be alone forever, since now I'm never going to be satisfied with a normal guy." I kind of agree with what this poster said on a forum I visited. Whether you're looking for a girl, boy, transgender, vampire, werewolf, whatever.. it feels like the idealized-love stakes are raised pretty high after reading these books. Astronomically high.. and yet... while nobody can really hope to live up to the things that Edward Cullen('s family) promises (immortal life ftw), is it really so impossible? I wonder.. I mean, to find that kind of intense love. That kind of love that transcends all boundaries, all-encompassing, deep love with someone who seems too good to be true? The kind of love that might normally seen cloying, claustrophobic, yet with this one person is like your elixir of life. It would be nice. Beyond nice. I would love to have it one day.

Well, to say a few things about the book... If you haven't read it, then read it if you're a fan of idealized love. It's so Mary-Sue that it's almost scary, but I think that's actually where a lot of it's charm comes from. Everywhere I look for people that read it, they say, "I wish that I was Bella," or "I'd be perfect for Bella in the movie," or "I'm just like Bella, so where is my Edward?" It's that kind of book that you can see yourself in. A lot of the times, Mary Sue isn't any good (just read a sailor moon original character fanfic...), but sometimes the author just gets it perfectly right (the Kaikan Phrase manga, Harry Potter and the Drizzt books are also good examples). Unfortunately, it's a YA book, so it can never trail too far into the sexual realm. And yet the book practically drips with sexual tension. I really love the feeling! Although, honestly, I was really disappointed that they didn't get to it by the end of Eclipse. What I would give to read that! And Edward had better turn her in the next book!!! I wonder when it will come out (I hope soon!).

So, reading the book came on the wave of recent loneliness that I've been feeling... It's not a normal feeling of lonely, but more of a feeling that I really want someone in my life. I want to be like Edward (no way, NOT like Bella), and find someone that I have that connection to. I don't think that I've ever felt something that strong, but there's got to be someone out there that's just so perfect for me... will I find them? I don't know... but it would be nice if it was as obvious as their blood smelling sweeter than anyone else's and thirsting for it. How much easier to be a vampire, ne?

*runs off to curl up in bed* Night night... and here's to wishing that I dream clairvoiyantly about my future perfect lover. *dream dream*
デスsurealistic_des on September 28th, 2007 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ah..is that the last book in the series? DD: or was that New Moon?

I read the first one. ^^ And will get to the second one when I have time..
I find the way it handles love interesting. I mean, how far would you go for love? Bella strives to be one of them...while Edward is desperate for her to maintain her humanity.
At one point..I was thinking...did Bella want him to "turn her" because she couldn't stand the idea of him staying youthful
while she aged..or did she want to stay with him forever?

ah that was a long comment DD: I ramble on too much do I .__.;;

hmm..at the mention of idealised love...kinda reminded me of the pairings in Fruits Basket 8DD;;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
It's the third one. There's going to be more, so it's thankfully not going to be the last one. ^^ I didn't like New Moon much at all (barely any Edward, and I like the tension in their relationship the best) so Eclipse really made up for that! ^o^

LOL I think her reasoning is both. I can understand where she's coming from.
long gone with her red shoes onredshoeson on September 28th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I want to read that! ^^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
I was thinking about you last night, how you'd really like it!! Definitely get it, and then tell me what you think! I'd love to have in-depth discussions about the characters!
Yuvi: Byakuya - snowyuvi on September 28th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh you read them!!! ^_^

Didn't I tell you'll love Edward?

I do not like Bella, I mean I do, but there are times where I just want to slap her.

I haven't read Eclipse yet because my classes started and I let a friend borrow my copy. But I can't wait to read.

I was wondering if he converted her in this one.. I guess not.

Unfortunately, it's a YA book, so it can never trail too far into the sexual realm. And yet the book practically drips with sexual tension.

I totally agree with you. Did you know that Stephenie Meyer did write the adult version? It was when she first got the idea of writing the books. She wrote the whole story in one take for her sister. O.O She said she doesn't know if she will publish that or some how make it available for her fan at all, but regardless she can't yet because it would give away plots of her other books. I want that adult copy so bad though ehehehehe.

I absolutely love how she wrote about the kind of love they share, their connection. It is totally intoxicating. To even think that a connection like that exist, that one day you can have that with someone is mind-blowing.

Now I want to read eclipse o.O hehehe..

Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, read it! Read it!! Eclipse is so good, it really makes up for how bad New Moon was!! (Well, I don't really care about Jacob and I really read the book for the more sexual E/B scenes, so..)

She really did an adult version??! Oh man, I want to read that!!! Well, up until now there hasn't been much in that area, butI think that after Eclipse, they have to really get into it. There's no more hiding it, there's got to be some coupling before she's turned! I can't wait! I just hope that she doesn't cut out details just because it's a YA book.
Yuviyuvi on September 29th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
My friend hasn't returned my book yet >.>

I want to get a hold of that book so bad! O.O I really hope she does write about them getting together.. yes it is a YA book, but come on.. how early are kids having sex now a days? she can definitely use that to educate kids... you know what I mean?

Have you ever been to her official webpage? Have you heard about Midnight Sun? It is a book that she is planing to publish .. it is Twilight.. from Edward's point of view. You can read about it here and actually read a chapter .. I really love how she writes from Edward's point of view.
hyokohyoko on September 28th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
>So, I finally caved and bought the hardcover edition >of Eclipse, by Stephanie Meyer, because it seemed >like the paperback would never come out.

Even here in germany the paperback version is already published. O_o; I read all three books (twilight and new moon in german and eclipse in english) in less than a week and right now I'm SO addicted to it ;O;!
I love Edward. T_T .. (And Bella is such a lovely main character <3).

With the "sexual tension" you mentioned XD .. yeah, I loved that too and at the end I was SO disappointed that nothing happened (like marriage, sexual experience or turning Bella into a vampire.)
I was ike : WTF? NO WAY.
Now we have to wait for book four (Breaking Dawn ;O;)
Oh and it will come out in autumn 2008. (still so looong T_T)

>So, reading the book came on the wave of recent >loneliness that I've been feeling... It's not a >normal feeling of lonely, but more of a feeling >that I really want someone in my life.

To be honest, after reading the books I think the same like you do. *sighs*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Autumn 2008?? Oh no, that's over a year away!! *cries* I guess it takes time to write a good book, but I'm still really anxious. I hope that there is much, much more dripping sexual tension! ^O^

Yeah, I was so sad that there was no marriage/bedroom scene! There were so many times when they were so close..!! Especially at the end (ah! Edward's eyes! I can just imagine!!). I actually threw my book on my bed at the end and went "awwwww man..." because it ended without that part I'd been waiting for so badly.. I really hope that she includes it in her next book! Maybe she'll make it an 'adult' version..
hyokohyoko on September 29th, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, I thought that too. Over a year.. that's just too much. T_Tv

Omg, I did the same thing when I finished reading the book. XD I was like "NO WAY. It can't end here!!"
ah, it was really disappointing that the scenes we were waiting for so badly weren't there. T_T ..But I think she'll include them in the next book, just to make it more exciting (Ms. Meyer kills us XD argh.)

chibichan03 on September 28th, 2007 06:38 pm (UTC)
sounds like something I should get my hands on. I am always looking for new novels to read.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
Yes definitely! If you like that kind of troubled passionate love story, then it's definitely something you should pick up. <3
jean_kun on September 28th, 2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
These are my favorite books~! After I read the first one, I bought all 3 on Amazon XDDD

After reading these books, I felt so intense...it was like, "Wow, how come no one loves like that?" I mean, I don't know if there are people out there who can have such a strong love, but if there are, there are very few. I wish for someone to love like that too, though I think right now my vision of a perfect guy is now skewed, thanks to Edward XDDD

The 4th and last book will come out in either August 2008 or early fall 2008! I can't wait either! And Midnight Sun (Edward's POV of Twilight) will come out in 2009, hopefully :DDD
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Oh man, my vision of a perfect mate is so skewed too. Thanks to the writer! I kind of want to be like Edward to someone, though. But I guess I'd need to be a vampire to offer those sorts of promises. In secondary, to get that kind of connection with someone would be amazing. ;_;

Is the 4th one the last one? I was under the impression that she'd signed on to do a continuation, and there would be more than 4.. I really hope so! As long as he turns Bella, then there'll be centuries of adventures to write about! ^^
Lady of Armageddon: Cute Saberangeliccelestia on September 28th, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
That does sound like a pretty neat book. Plus, I tend to be a bit of a sap anyway.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Definitely give it a try! I give it my full recommendation! ^^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on September 29th, 2007 02:36 am (UTC)
I wonder about it too... when I really consider it, I think that there is definitely a person out there like that for everyone. Maybe it's not your lover, but someone that you could only be friends with. But that person is your soulmate, deep down, the person that will irrevocably come first forevermore, if you ever meet them. I think they're out there, but the world is such a big place that maybe we'll never meet them.

I hope that you find someone too~ it seems like such a long road to find the person of your dreams, and so daunting a task.. but imagine how good it will feel in the end. ^^
(Anonymous) on December 18th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
hi..i just want to ask if we're did u bought ur twilight book in japan..my bro is in tokyo, and he doesn't have any idea where bookstore he would go..i hope you can help me..thank you very much..

here's my e-add just incase...chai_sa_min10@yahoo.com

tnx again
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on December 21st, 2008 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: helo
Yep! I got it from Kinokuniya in Shinjuku. They usually have a lot of copies in stock, since it's fairly popular. ^^ If you can't find the directions online, let me know!