"Have you met my friend Carlisle yet? You have?! Do you think we could write him into this scene?"
Yeah I mean watch it just be some “childless” relative no one ever considered, I don’t know WHY they seem to think it has to be one of those three. There have to be plenty of other people who have the gene, or maybe Embry’s mom has it from some ancestor. The Makah and Quileutes intermarry a lot in the series, it’s not totally unreasonable.
It just so frustrating that SM brings this kind of stuff up and then *never* resolves it. Like I get that Embry’s parentage isn’t relevant to Bella’s story. But if you’re going to bring it up, you need to DO something with it, and SM just leaves it hanging. If she didn’t care enough to resolve it, she shouldn’t have included it in the first place.
Officially, SM says she still ‘doesn’t know’ who Embry’s father is. He was listed on the same page as the Uley family tree, but his father is officially listed as Unknown.
Most of the fandom seems to assume it was Joshua though. Billy would be the biggest scandal. I mean Quil VI was married at the time, but he’s dead now so, you know, it’s not like he’d have to deal with the fallout, and Josh is kind of considered a screw up anyway. Billy being his father would be a huge shake-up though.
I tend to think it was Joshua…although I don’t really know why it couldn’t have been Harry Clearwater? I mean I don’t think it is (Sue would castrate him!) but why is it only those three, couldn’t ANY Quileute male with the gene have been his father?
"This has been a really beautiful ceremony. It’s been so great to meet the extended family… I guess none of the guy cousins could make it, or?? No? It’s just those blonde girls? Seriously? Okay." - more from Jessica’s toast, from the Cast Retrospective, Twilight Forever
Oh definitely, Jasper is a force to be reckoned with and definitely one of the most skilled and dangerous vampires out there… but the whole newborn army thing was Maria’s outfit and Maria shaped him into the killing-machine he became, so it always strikes me as weird when these fics make Jasper this God of War figure that vampires cower before and dare not speak his name… but give no credit to Maria. lol. If Jasper’s this legendary vampire that everyone fears but Maria created him and controlled him, then how badass must MARIA be, right? lol.
And yeah, I’m SO fascinated by the whole Calgary incident. I mean Jasper’s the only one that had a creator who can visit. Carlisle’s the creator of the others, Alice’s creator is dead, and Carlisle doesn’t know who turned him. So it’s really only Jasper where you can play with this dynamic, I’d love to see her show up and hear what she thinks of how Jasper’s living now, and her opinions on the Cullens and their pathetic attempt to be human. lol. And what the hell did she do that forced them to move IMMEDIATELY? Damn, girl!
I mean was that really necessary? Why is that the only motivation for anyone in this series? Even the Romanians are partially motivated by mate-revenge. Irina was mad because the wolves killed Laurent and the Cullens wouldn’t let her retaliate. Victoria is mad because James is dead. Maria is mad because her mate and ‘parents’ were killed. The Cold Woman who attacked the Quileutes was mad because her mate is dead.
I love Maria and sort of pretend that part doesn’t exist, or isn’t her primary motive. I really just loved the idea that she was a woman who decided that now that she was a vampire, nothing could hold her back. I mean given the time period, as a human her options would have been sorely limited in what she could do in her life. I sort of imagined her as feeling really stifled and trapped by the restrictions put on her because she was a woman. And she becomes a vampire and all bets are off. She’s not part of human society anymore, she can do whatever she wants, and she wants power and to conquer. She’s clearly very smart and shrewd. She’s manipulative and she’s clever. I know there’s this trend in Jasper-centric fics to call him the God of War (where did this come from???) but to me it was MARIA who would have become a legend. Maria made Jasper into what he was. Maria was calling the shots and Jasper was following orders. It wasn’t Jasper’s newborn army, it was Maria’s, and it existed before and after Jasper’s part in it.
I’m not as anti-Sam as most people (I didn’t read him and Emily as a metaphor for abuse. I really did read it a one time accident. Of course other people have their own interpretations), but his use of the Alpha order bothers me at times. I get it, I understand why that group cohesion is necessary in a life-or-death situation, but try to force Seth and Jacob to destroy the Cullens (when they obviously were not okay with it) and then keeping Jake’s friends away from his new Pack seemed … not cool. I could definitely see Embry resenting him for that.
(Then again, just about EVERYONE went off the rails in Breaking Dawn, going to extremes because of Bella and her stupid pregnancy/baby. Which I don’t understand. I mean let’s assume for a minute she is carrying the spawn of Satan. It’s a BABY. It’s LITTLE. How is that a threat, exactly? Wait until it’s born and kill it. I don’t know why they felt like they had to kill Bella while she was preggers. What kind of damage could a baby anything do? Like even the Immortal Children were toddlers and could walk and hold their heads up. Wait until it is born and kill it. Maybe if it’s a monster the saner Cullens will destroy it themselves and save you the trouble.)
And there’s also the possibility that Sam and Embry are half-brothers. Everyone was kind of hoping that Josh Uley was Embry’s father since he was already kind of a f*ck-up so it wouldn’t surprise anyone that he had an affair and fathered a child he never took responsibility for, but if Embry’s dad were Billy Black it would be a shocking scandal.
Genderswapping all the Cullens would probably require some tweaking of back stories. I mean, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the US was Elizabeth Blackwell in 1849, so if fem!Carlisle were still going to be a doctor, she probably wouldn’t have been able to manage it until much later. She’d still be in the midst of her ‘200 years of torturous effort’ in the present day. Likewise fem!Jasper wouldn’t have been able to become a Major in the Confederate Army, and would Maria would have changed her at all? She changed Charlotte when she wasn’t picky, but when she turned canon!Jasper she was looking for strong, young men “and an officer!”
Exploring a male!Rosalie dealing with the same kind of assault canon!Rosalie suffered would be something that isn’t done nearly is often in fiction. Or male!Alice in an asylum. A male!Esme committing suicide because his child (and maybe wife?) died would be a interesting twist, too.
Fem!Aro would be kind of amazing, IMO. I mean he’s already kind of like a gossipy old lady, “oh I love happy endings! but they are so rare!” XD
And re: E/B if they swapped species (but not genders) I don’t think there would be much drama. A 17-year-old human boy wouldn’t have any qualms about becoming a vampire “I get to live forever and have sex with the hottest chick I’ve ever met? Score!” and since Bella is ‘born to be a vampire’ I doubt she’d have much angst about turning him either. Problem solved! If they switched species AND genders? Probably the same? male!vamp!Bella wouldn’t have Edward’s angst, but fem!human!Edward would probably still be just as swoony and romantic.