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Friday, May 23, 2008

TWILIGHT DEBATE (PART 1)


As we all know Twilight is a wonderful fantasy about a love between vampire and human. Summed up pretty well for the series don’t you think! But when we think about the characters involved it is often debatable who works better for Bella. Is it Jacob, the warm, trusting best friend whom she loves dearly? Or is it her first love Edward, who sends shivers down her spine, a real romantic who will always love her right back?
So this is where Blind Sisters came in and formed the Twilight Debate. Helsinki prefers Jacob, however jinx prefers Edward. But who do you choose? In this debate there are 20 questions (the last being your own opinion) and through these question Jinx shall answer for Edward and Helsinki shall answer for Jacob and maybe then we can all decide who we all truly love in the end, and who is truly right for Bella.
1. Whose personality suits Bella more?
Bella needs all the love in the world she can get. From being in such a foreign place she needs someone to protect her, to love her and to take her mind off some things that might seem daunting by being her friend. I think that Edward is right for her because he makes her smile, her heart flutter, her mind be so distracted. Have you ever been so happy that you puff up your chest and you smile like a Jacko lantern? Well this is what Edward does to Bella! They are both willing to do so much for each other that their relationship is on a more mature basis. When Bella is around Jacob there’s stress upon her, yes he makes her laugh but surely that’s not enough.
2. Who is a more humane character?
Edward to me seems like the more humane character because to be that sort of person you have to be compationate character. i think edward is as well as mature and being mature lets you release these feelings and suits bella more. bella needs a humane person of course. a compationate and kind person is needed in her life and edward was like that from the start (of course after he was over trying to not eat her) and was protective, kind and a good friend and beau.
3. Who is more passionate?
Edward is more passionate because of his old fashioned behaviours as a male. From being so old on the inside he is wise, he is strong and he can woo Bella far more effectively then Jacob. Jacob is immature, he’s silly and he is far too young in his mind for Bella. Edward can recite poetry, kiss her in a respective yet passionate way and hold her in such a warm way even though he is designed to be cold.
4. Who would be better in Bella's future?
Jacob is yet to develop his control over being a werewolf. He is the classic idea of an arrogant male in the human world. He has his friends and something else important to occupy him and because of his young mind we can all suppose that Bella will soon be left behind. Especially when he hasn’t imprinted her. What if she’s not the right one? Then she would feel like she wasted her time with him and for what? Nothing. With Edward we know he will always be with her. If she doesn’t turn into a vampire he doesn’t care he’s not pushing her so to him it’s not an issue. Its only Bella’s choice in the end if she wants to. And to bind the relationship even more Edward wants marriage which is proof that he’s serious about a future relationship to last as long as possible
5. Who is physically stronger?
There is no telling who the stronger one is. Edward can crush anything he wants in the palm of his hand. Jacob can self heal and has the powers of a werewolf which is undeniably strong, but I think what is interesting is the fact that Edward will be more useful in his powers to protect Bella more effectively. In my opinion Edward is sure to use his powers to his advantage, what I worry about is that Jacobs powers can be dangerous, even in his hands. If he is the stronger one how can we know that he will use them for good always?
6. Who is mentally stronger?
I defiantly believe that Edward is mentally stronger. He can control his mind to read others, block out everything else and make wise decisions. I believe that Jacob isn’t because he has yet to learn his powers and by learning powers there comes a massive amount of strength in the brain. What has to be controlled is his anger which can be so hard, especially for him who becomes a werewolf by expressing anger.
7. Who 'warms' Bella's heart more?
There is no denying that Jacob is the warmer person on the outside but I believe it is Edward’s personality, and love especially that warms Bella’s heart. There is no need to touch if you have such a wonderful gift to give (his heart and love). Jacob can offer physical warmth but sometimes a cuddle might not be enough to warm the heart. Just to warm the body. There is no proof that Jacob can give such a large gift without wanting to give to someone else; he is very young and might find someone else out there.
8. Who has more the right to inhibit Forks/La Push?
Edward has just as much right as Jacob has. Jacob’s background as them being the original settler doesn’t mean that the decision should be made over that. As we all know the treaty was made and keeping to that allows both parties to stay without one being superior over the other. They are both able to have the same education, same space between then etc.
9. Who is safer to be around?
Edward! Jacob is still learning and yes he did promise to not ever hurt Bella but doing and saying are 2 completely different things and love just isn’t enough to help him control his power. We all know this because there is proof of Sam and his girlfriend. The slash permanently making this beautiful woman scarred for life is just one of the reasons why being with a werewolf can be so dangerous. How do we know Jacob won’t be the same?? Edward has more experience, he is wiser and there is proof when Bella and Edward attempt to have a sex. He was controlled and was ready to try; we all know that if he couldn’t control himself he would stop as he has done so many times before.
10. Who is the more appealing kisser?
Jacob is the classic young boy. Too enthusiastic, sloppy and pushes for things that Bella doesn’t want. Edward is careful, sends shivers down Bella’s spine, makes her feel in such a way that’s unexplainable. It’s sexy, yet respectful. It’s intense, yet safe because he knows what he’s doing. It’s forceful with the approach, yet soft with the touch and never pushing for more.
11. Who is more attractive?
I don’t know about you but I don’t like long hair on guys. Especially the length they explain for Jacob. So not sexy. What is sexy are sharp features with emphasis on the eyes, his pale skin that’s so smooth and looks like silk. I think that vampires are sexy. It’s proven in so many stories that vampires are the sexy ones. Do you see any erotica books with werewolves on the front cover?? No I didn’t think so! (I work in a bookshop I’m allowed to mention erotica!)
12. Who has a better mode of transport?
If we were just talking about Bella’s safety then isn’t it logical that the car is the better mode of transport? Do you know how many injuries Bella had when she rode the motorbike? When she rode the motorbike she was forced to lie to her father. Lying to her father was a bad trait and not a part of her personality. With the car comes trust, safety and come on....it’s a hot car!
13. Who dresses better?
Hmm weighing up clothing that’s stylish yet formal (Edward) and...No clothes (topless Jacob) hmm it’s difficult but believe it or not I would go with Edward once again. Not because I have to but because he truly does dress better. In terms of clothing at least he doesn’t come across cocky to others. If you didn’t know he had a temperature problem then you would think that. At least you can take Edward out in public!
14. Who has a better family?
Edward has a wonderful family that works together and respects everyone for who they are. They come from all over the world and so therefore have learnt the wonderful gift of acceptance in all people. They aren’t discriminative against others because they’ve grown up with people so different. Jacobs’s family is pro Indian. They discriminate against other people and although they are a tight community that are full of love and happiness they find it hard to accept others into their community. If Bella becomes a vampire then she will be immediately accepted to the Cullen family...as a family member.
15. Who has better powers?
Edward has better powers because he can read peoples’ minds. And I’m talking everyone’s with Bella as an exception. And it’s better that way because it makes their relationship more open. A more normal relationship that both Bella and Edward desire. How inconvenient for Jacob. He can hear the thoughts of his clan and they can hear him. Ever heard of privacy!
16. Who does Bella have more fun with?
Bella’s idea of fun is different to what mood she is in. When Edward left her idea of fun was a bad approach. Hurting herself to make her feel better. And strangely this is where she meets Jacob. Stupidly he doesn’t do much to help her “heal” in many ways except help her lie to her dad. And yes he is some sunshine in her day. She needed someone taking her mind off Edward and Jacob was perfect for the job, but when Edward returns she goes back to him. I believe this is proof that she obviously has more fun with him and therefore loves him more and deserves him more because she goes back to him when she’s experienced such a different feeling with Jacob.
17. Who gives better gifts?
This is a difficult one because I don’t read books twice so I can’t remember much about these gifts but I think the greatest gift the boys could have given Bella is to make her happy. She didn’t like gifts so Edward made the CD. Making her feel such love with the effort he put into it was so romantic and so beautiful. Giving her the charm as a diamond was even more romantic because of the sentimentality of it and the fact that it took over Jacobs wooden wolf (proven in the book) was clear evidence they’re better.
18. What temperature is better?
This also depends on the situation and usually I would choose being warm but I do take a liking to winter over summer. Summer makes you sweat it makes you sunburn. Winter allows you to curl up in front of a fire. Cuddle up to your loved one and lets you dream of wonderful things. Summer is the time for fast moving events, rebellious acts and often dangerous attempts to stay cool. Winter makes you spin around to get warm and make you laugh because it makes you dizzy.
19. Who has the worse original transformation?
Three days of constant pain may seem like it is the end of the vampires pain but truly it is not. Once a newborn vampire you are constantly hungry you are constantly angry and you often lash out at your loved ones. It takes so much pain and suffering to become someone so strong that you can be a successful vegetarian vampire (of course) when you think that’s enough pain there is the part that you will never look like your true self again. You will be this beautiful person but you will be ridiculed for your beauty because someone so beautiful can often look quite frightening.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TWILIGHT DEBATE (PART 2)

OK I am aware that more people will agree with Jinks on the matter of who’s better but I still figured I should give Jacob a shot and present another side to this issue.


Whose personality suits Bella more?


Well this is an easy answer. Jacob obviously. Edward is over protective, unlike Bella, he's mysterious, unlike Bella, he's cunning, intelligent and mature. All these traits he doesn’t share with Bella. Whilst on the other hand Jacob and Bella share the same sense of humour, same sense of fun, both are adventurous and they both like doing the same activities. So tell me how Edward is suited to a person he has no connections with? Hell, the only reason he even noticed Bella was because he wasn’t able to invade her privacy like he could everyone else. At least Jacob saw her as a person- not a curious piece of meat.

Who is a more humane character?

Well lets make it clear that there is a difference between being human and being humane. To be human is to have 24 chromosomes and be mortal. To be humane is to be compassionate, tender, warm and sympathise to people and animals (yeah i dictionary.com that definition). I think it's clear that Jacob is far more compassionate then Edward. He forgives Bella for giving in to Edward before Edward even CONSIDERS allowing Bella to even go down to La Push and see Jacob. Though Jacob is younger he is able to see how much pain Bella is in and sympathise, unlike Edward who plays the protective patriarch and refused to allow Bella to make a choice on her own. And isn’t it Edward who takes the pre-school approach and talks about her soon-to-be-vamping FULLY aware Jacob could hear and FULLY aware of how much pain it would hurt Jacob AND through Jacob, hurt Bella? How is such actions humane when you hurt the people you are supposed to love?


Who is more passionate?


OK so Edwards got the whole soul mate, love forever thing going on right? Is it just me or does that sound reeeaaaalllly last century to some people? Sure he was born 100 years ago but does he have to constantly remind me of my grandpa with the whole love crap? Passion isn’t devotion, its EMOTION. Either love or hate. And Jacob posses both of those. A burning flame for Bella, complete adoration for his pack members and hatred towards his natural enemies. Jacob shows what he's feeling and isn’t scared of the consequences of his passion and emotions. Now THATS real passion.

Who is would be better in Bella's future?

Everything that has a birth should have a death. Its nature. And Edward is the classical example of someone who is cheating such a concept that is as old as time. And sure he didn’t want to be made a vampire and he had no choice but he made the choice to first stray for Carlisle’s 'vegetarian' diet and what’s to say he wont again? It is Edwards choices that’s prove he wouldn’t be better in Bella’s future. Edward broke her and there was only one person that put her back together. Jacob. he makes her happy. She can live a normal, natural life with Jacob. To be with Edward is to allow him to rob her of her family, friends and of her mortality, just because HE wants something. Bella is frickin 18. ONLY 18 PEOPLE. And for all those teens out there saying 18 is old enough to make decisions you fools. Some people don’t even finish PUBERTY by the age of 18. Hey look my boobs are growing.....immortality? Sure just let me put on some shoes.... pfft.

Who is physically stronger?

No-one knows why Vampires exist. It could be from various stories as Stephanie hasn’t mentioned it yet. But we DO know where Werewolves came from. They're natural creatures who exist solely to kill the vampires. And isn’t it clear from the past (im talking AGES ago BEFORE Carlisle came to La Push) that werewolves MUST have been stronger or wouldn’t there have been a population of vampires? Werewolves are bigger, just as fast, just as strong and have the ability to be everywhere at once since the pack are connected. Sure Edwards strong but he's a single vampire. When Jacob is a werewolf he is never alone. Team spirit always beats the individual.

Who is mentally stronger?

Jacob. DUH. Edward cant even properly KISS Bella without fear of losing control and hurting her. And doesn’t this happen like EVERY FLAMING CHAPTER? How many times had Jacob lost control? 4 maybe 5 at tops? Supposedly werewolves are violent in their nature but we can see in Jacob that he would never, EVER hurt Bella. I wish i could say the same for Edward but he seems so hurt her when ever 'it seems best...'. Pfft i've heard that line before.

Who 'warms' Bella's heart more?

Well defiantly the walking heater, Jacob. He's cuddly not to mention smokin' hot. But if you want to get all metaphorical then Jacob still wins the trophy. He makes her happy when the world is crumbling around her. He can put the pieces of her heart back together and make her whole again. At least he doesn’t physically stop her heart like Edward cause that’s kinda …deadly…

Who has more the right to inhibit Forks/La Push?

WEREWOLVES. WEREWOLVES. WEREWOLVES. They were there first. They were created there and have defended it for centuries. The Cullen family are little more then intruders. If you sympathise for the Cullen’s when the Volturi and other vampires come to their town you can easily see the position the werewolves are in. They have a right to defend their land and the people living on it.

Who is safer to be around?

Jacob. Every single moment Edward is with Bella is could kill her out of desire of her blood. The only time Jacob might consider hurting Bella is when he’s angry. And Jacob gets angry a hell of a lot less the Edward gets hungry…

Who is the more appealing kisser?

Well it really depends how you like being kissed. If you like being constantly teased with no reward then Edwards the one for you. But if you like passion, intensity and body on body contact then Jacob the one for you. As far as I’m concerned I’ll take Jacob any day. Just thinking about the way he forces his mouth onto yours…his arms binding himself to you so much that you can’t tell who’s hands are whose…its giving me goosebumps…

Who is more attractive?

Edward has the whole perfection thing going for him. The porcelain skin, bronze hair etc. But isn’t it the small imperfections that make a person so physically appealing? The fact that Jacob is too tall has russet skin and silky shoulder length hair is enough for me. Who needs a dream when you can have reality?

Who has a better mode of transport?

Nothing. I repeat NOTHING is hotter then a motorbike. I ride them. I know the alive feeling you get from the wind whipping at your face as you navigate around terrain. There isn’t anything that compares to such a beautiful experience. Cars are for timid, shy people who are scared of being rained on. Bikes are for people who want to feel like they are actually living there life- not watching it flash by from the cabin of a Volvo.

Who dresses better?

I have a theory. It goes like this. Less is better. The less clothes the easier. Edward has the whole cream colours and label thing going. Jacob has the whole gorgeous, exposed chest, rugged hair thing going for him. I’ll take that any day.

Who has a better family?

Well this ones hard. Alice and Jaspers powers are pretty cool but then again the pack has the ability to communicate with each other at all werewolf times. And sure this may be considered an invasion of privacy but who has privacy when Edwards around anyway?

Who has better powers?

Edward can invade peoples privacy and run fast. Jacob is strong, fast and more importantly funny. That’s a power in itself to me. Humour is important as a far as Edward goes his powers mean nothing if he doesn’t have the power to make me smile.

Who does Bella have more fun with?

Fun means laughter and happiness not dull conversations right? Good. Then Jacob. He makes her actually laugh and can connect with her. Edward talks. And talks. And talks. BORING. Bella loves adventure and dangerous fun! Jacob gives her a type of fun that Edward can’t do.

Who gives better gifts?

Edward gets expensive gifts in an attempt to appeal to Bella’s vanity. Shallow much? Jacob hand carved a little wolf for her and gave it to her. So much more though at devotion than a diamond. It shows that he actually cares enough to spend time slowly carving intricate detail.

What temperature is better?

WARMTH. It stops you from getting hypothermia and DYING. It is clear that the type of weather in Forks requires a personal heater not a fridge.

Who has the worse original transformation?

Three days of complete utter burning agony over a day of fever and anger? It’s clear which one is more appealing to undergo. Lying there, totally defenceless to the pain ripping at your skin…it would be utter torture to anyone…

Please comment...

Please comment on whether or not you were swayed more by Jinxs argument or by mine!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Skulduggery Pleasant: PLAYING WITH FIRE


So here is the second book to Skulduggery Pleasant. It is unknown if it is a series or a dilogy but by the end of the second one there seems to be plans of more....hopefully. If not that is completely unfair!
So we all know about Mr. Skeleton man. Hail Skulduggery! But what happens when he meets his match? Baron Vengeous is his name and just one of his motives is to destroy the “abomination” that is Skulduggery Pleasant. Him, along with Valkyrie Cain and the epitome of awesome, Tanith Low, fight to the death to try and destroy Baron and what he’s after.
This is exciting. Having just finished this book I am hungry for the next book...if there’s going to be one. Seeing as Derek Landy doesn’t tell us anything on his website as far as I’m concerned I’m just going to guess there is a new one. But besides that I really enjoyed Playing with Fire. It was way more exciting than the first in every way possible. The new characters were all different in some way even though they had similar names and I still had trouble right up until the end which name connected with which character. As an example I will tell you some of the new characters:
Scapegrace
Springheeled Jack
Sanguine (sometimes referred to as Billy-Ray Sanguine)
Serpine (there’s mention of him only, don’t worry he is dead!!)

Confusing!!!!!
But apart from that the book was fast paced, full of action and took you to places that made your imagination go “Whoopi lets go wild!”
So all in all I rate this wonderful book 4 1/2 out of 5 and I think we can all guess why I took off half a mark...stupid names starting with S...
Catch ya!
Jinx xx
The Blind Sisters

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Timeline


Ok so i really should be doing my maths work but hey- who cares? ANYWAY lets get to Timeline.

So Timeline is a rather complex book. If you're not into science or history i wouldnt advise you read it. There's alot of time theories in there and they're not always explained clearly. The history aspect is stunning with accurate references to weaponry and such. The characters are also interesting though i find that when the perspective changes between characters there isnt enough of noticable character traits used.

Timeline is about a group of historians, each with different skills who are given the opportunity to go back in time using state of the art technology and briefly experience medieval France whilst searching for a lost friend. It is extremely fast paced yet the writing style might annoy some as it constantly swaps between characters.

I give it a 4/5 (but im biased cause i LOVE history especially the medieval period)


Much Luv,

Helsinki

The Blind Sisters

Monday, May 5, 2008

Jolt


All of us here have had a desire to kill something or someone. Don’t deny it we’ve all had the thought or wish. But majority of people wouldn’t actually go ahead and do it. But when you’re trapped in a psychiatric ward and the doctor means to kill you, you start to get worried right!
So this is the story of Marko. Waking up from a drug induced sleep he starts to remember the past events which lead up to him in this place and why the doctor means to harm him.
This book is so exciting and so different to usual stories about murder. The lead up to this earthquake of events proves this by leaving us all to judge for ourselves whether we can trust the first-person narration (Marko) and his motivations.

I really enjoyed this book and its one of the books I would actually read again, seeing as I have never read a book twice before….well not counting the picture books I owned.

I rate this book 5 out of 5. you know why…cause its great! And you should read it…now…go! Go my child!

Catch you all on the flip flop
Jinx xx

The Blind Sisters