fireburnstheheart:

Twilight Saga: Rosalie Hale and Emmett Cullen

i've always wondered what the cullens did before they became "the cullens," yk? i've especially been thinking about alice lately + what she did even before she met jasper. before she became a vampire she lived a very uncertain life. i mean, no one understood her visions and then she was put into an institution and she probably lived in fear a lot of the time. then she becomes this very powerful creature who can fend for herself with the power to see into the future. ur thoughts/headcanons?

staringatthesky11:

panlight:

Two of my biggest sources of frustration are the “What the heck was Alice doing from 1920 - 1948?” and “what the heck was Carlisle up to between the time he left Volterra c. 1720 and the time he met Esme in 1911?”

These are just huge, huge gaps of time in the Cullen family history that drive me bonkers.

And Alice especially confuses me because SM says that Jasper wasn’t “ready” for her yet, so she had to wait for him to find her.  Okay, that’s fair.  But why didn’t she go and find the Cullens while she waited?  Why be by herself for almost 30 years when she could have gone and found Edward and Carlisle right away? I mean apparently she had the visions of Carlisle early on for her to try and adapt the veggie diet.  I just don’t get it?  And the guide doesn’t shed any light on it either.  Did Alice not make any friends?  She’s way more extroverted and outgoing then scholarly, soft-spoken Carlisle is, and he’s got a bunch of friends. Shouldn’t she have met some other vampires during these 28 years? It’s so weird to me that Carlisle is the only one who seems to have any friends in the vampire world aside from Jasper who has Peter and Charlotte.

I guess she spent that time working on her self-control and watching visions of Jasper (to guess when he would be ‘ready’) and of the Cullens (to learn how to pretend to be human) but I just can’t imagine Alice being all alone for that long. I like to think she made some friends—either human or vampire.  Carlisle had a hard time with loneliness but his personality is more suited for it than ALICE who is just so out there and exuberant, I can’t imagine her being totally alone for 28 years of her own free will. Maybe she was exploring the world and winning money at casinos and shopping in NYC or something, because I just can’t see her like moping around the forest doing nothing and just waiting until it was time to meet Jasper. She’s not the type.

Omg, the 28 years!!! That drove me CRAZY when I tried to make some kind of justification for it! 

(Although I am laughing at how relevant I’m finding all this Twilight talk today).

Fwiw, I made her a carnival fortune teller for a number of years. Travelling around the country, learning all about humans, living with people who would have been tolerant of her ‘eccentricities’, moving on constantly so that when she slipped up with her veggie diet she was long gone before any suspicion would fall on her….it works. 

At least until her friends twigged that she never aged.

To add to the Alice discussion- there was no reason for SM to write Alice as being from that time period at all. In fact, given the asylum/ electric shock treatment that she used as a reason for her lack of memories, it would make much more sense for Alice to be born later. ECT wasn't commonly used in the US until the 1940s, so she could have made Alice born 25 years later than she was and cut out that whole 'wilderness' period for a much more sensible timeline.

That’s right—the whole electroshock thing was a bit too early for the time period (1660s London didn’t have sewers, either).  I looked into it once and while they were just sort of testing it out back in the 20s, you’re right that it wasn’t common practice until later.

I think SM never gave more thoughts about it. If Carlisle knew about the legend/thought about them or not, it wasn't important for her. And that is so sad. Someone said before in here that SM should have made a bg story for everyone and everything like JK Rowling did. She at least gave her fans a huge mass on information about every character. Past and future. That made HP so amazing for me. I miss that with SM. I mean as an author you have to think about these things, right?

It just always seem so so so out of character to me that Carlisle wouldn’t have researched the possibility of vampire reproduction. Not only is he a naturally curious person, he’s also a doctor, and his wife and eldest ‘daughter’ long for the chance to have children.  All these things combined make it SO OBVIOUS to me that he would have researched legends of vampires having children just to see if it were possible.  Like. .. there’s no way I can see this not happening?  Carlisle’s compelled by compassion: he sees how much childlessness is making Rosalie and Esme suffer, and he’d want to relieve that suffering.  He’d look into it.  He’d read about legends of dhampirs and try to see if there were any truth to them. 

The myths obviously weren’t that hard to research if the Cullens were able to find out as much as they did (that the babies chewed their way out of the mothers, for example) in the 2 weeks between when Bella found out she was pregnant and the time she gave birth—all without leaving their house.

And it would have been fine with me if he researched all this and decided “no this is just myth” and been wrong about it, but the idea that he was just like “oh I had never heard of anything like this!” seems unbelievable to me. He totally would have looked into it. If not for Rose and Esme’s sake, for his own curiosity! He’s a nerd! He loves learning new things!

And the fact that ARO had “never dreamed” of such a thing is also totally unbelievable to me. lol. Again: he is incredibly curious!  Why is this Joham vampire the only one to ever wonder if it’s possible? That makes no sense to me.

I always think that since Alice has this really, really powerful gift to see the future, that she uses the time to control it to perfection. Not only is she a newborn and alone without any memories but with a gift to control on her own. But still 28 years is a long time. Too long for Alice to find self control in everything. When we compare her to Bella I mean. It's really difficult to say what she did all these years. Was she alone? Has she found friends? Same goes to Carlisles almost 200 years

Shouldn’t Alice have some friends outside the Cullen family?  I mean they all should have friends, but Alice especially. It’s so weird that all the people that showed up in BD were just Carlisle’s friends, like none of the rest of them had any friends at all. It seems really sad to me.  Like sure they are all friends of the Denali now, but most of the others didn’t seem to know the other Cullens much at all.  There’s an assumption that Carlisle made most of these ‘friends’ before he had a family, and for the most part that is probably true, but Randall was turned in 1963, long after the Cullen family was a thing, so if Carlisle was still making friends after forming his family, I don’t see why the other characters weren’t making friends of their own.

And Alice had those 28 years all alone to be meeting people and making friends. And she’s so bubbly and friendly!

i've always wondered what the cullens did before they became "the cullens," yk? i've especially been thinking about alice lately + what she did even before she met jasper. before she became a vampire she lived a very uncertain life. i mean, no one understood her visions and then she was put into an institution and she probably lived in fear a lot of the time. then she becomes this very powerful creature who can fend for herself with the power to see into the future. ur thoughts/headcanons?

Two of my biggest sources of frustration are the “What the heck was Alice doing from 1920 - 1948?” and “what the heck was Carlisle up to between the time he left Volterra c. 1720 and the time he met Esme in 1911?”

These are just huge, huge gaps of time in the Cullen family history that drive me bonkers.

And Alice especially confuses me because SM says that Jasper wasn’t “ready” for her yet, so she had to wait for him to find her.  Okay, that’s fair.  But why didn’t she go and find the Cullens while she waited?  Why be by herself for almost 30 years when she could have gone and found Edward and Carlisle right away? I mean apparently she had the visions of Carlisle early on for her to try and adapt the veggie diet.  I just don’t get it?  And the guide doesn’t shed any light on it either.  Did Alice not make any friends?  She’s way more extroverted and outgoing then scholarly, soft-spoken Carlisle is, and he’s got a bunch of friends. Shouldn’t she have met some other vampires during these 28 years? It’s so weird to me that Carlisle is the only one who seems to have any friends in the vampire world aside from Jasper who has Peter and Charlotte.

I guess she spent that time working on her self-control and watching visions of Jasper (to guess when he would be ‘ready’) and of the Cullens (to learn how to pretend to be human) but I just can’t imagine Alice being all alone for that long. I like to think she made some friends—either human or vampire.  Carlisle had a hard time with loneliness but his personality is more suited for it than ALICE who is just so out there and exuberant, I can’t imagine her being totally alone for 28 years of her own free will. Maybe she was exploring the world and winning money at casinos and shopping in NYC or something, because I just can’t see her like moping around the forest doing nothing and just waiting until it was time to meet Jasper. She’s not the type.

hey, So I'm writing a book based oneshot about 12 year-old jane who gets a crush ( you knoe the type of crush you would have on a teacher haha ) and eventually she tells him, he rejects her (after all she's 12 ). Do you think it would be in bookverse charecter for jane then to throw a tantrum and how woukd aro react. thnx :)

I think it wouldn’t be out of character for her to throw a fit. There are a couple times in the movies at least where it seems like Aro or Alec have to hold her back,so she seems kind of hot-headed and impetuous and if you are going with a 12-year-old Jane she would be even more inclined toward childish behavior.

Aro would probably find the whole thing amusing (he likes to live vicariously through other people’s lives, loves gossip and drama and all that because he gets bored easily after 3000 years), but would be comforting to her after the fact. Oh my dear one, I am so sorry your precious heart was wounded, blah blah blah.

Omg everytime, i mean EVERYTIME i see the "carlisle disaproving meme" i DIE OF LAUGH!! For some reason it never gets old! Could you someday, i don't know, make a "rosalie disaproving meme" or even an edward one? I can totally think of some situations in the books that they would disaprove to. Oh i just thought of an emmett one where he would be like "edward doesn't go play with the family - prefers to watch delicious human girl sleeping"

There’s an idea! 

Any suggestions for appropriate screencaps to use?

The text post meme is so NOT l love them :P

I love them too! If I can keep finding text posts to use, I’ll keeping making them.