Most modern?

Rank the Cullens from the most modern (talks the most modern, most interest in modern music/fads) to the most “old fashioned” (speaks like they are from a different time, carries themselves like they are from a different time, dresses that way, etc)

Who do you think is the most modern?  Who do  you think is the most old fashioned?  Is it related to age (the oldest vamps are the most old fashioned) or is it more about attitude/personality?

How does the transformation affect personality?

How do you think becoming a vampire affects a person’s personality in the Twilight universe? 

A) It doesn’t change it much/at all.

B) It definitely changes it.  More confident, more sexual, more violent.

C) It’s doesn’t change it, it just INTENSIFIES it.  Same personality, just a more intense version of it. 

D) It reveals the TRUE personality. Humans have to play by society’s rules to a certain extent; vampires don’t.

E) It’s more about the creator/circumstances than the transformation itself (ex: Victoria corrupted Riley, Caius’ sadism rubbed off on Jane, Carlisle influenced the other Cullens)

F) Other?  Explain. 

The Cullens’ relationships according to the Guide

There’s always been a fair amount of confusion in fandom about what exactly “bronze” hair (Edward) and “caramel” hair (Esme) are supposed to look like.  Pre-movies, Esme was depicted as brunette, blonde and redhead in fanart.  Edward was similar.  And if anything, the movies just confused the issue more, especially with Esme, since she ended up with dark brown, almost black, hair in the Breaking Dawn films.(I’m especially interested in those two colors, but feel free to include which colors match the other Cullens/characters’ hair, too.)Which of the above samples is closest to what you imagined “bronze” and “caramel” to look like when you read the book?

There’s always been a fair amount of confusion in fandom about what exactly “bronze” hair (Edward) and “caramel” hair (Esme) are supposed to look like.  Pre-movies, Esme was depicted as brunette, blonde and redhead in fanart.  Edward was similar.  And if anything, the movies just confused the issue more, especially with Esme, since she ended up with dark brown, almost black, hair in the Breaking Dawn films.

(I’m especially interested in those two colors, but feel free to include which colors match the other Cullens/characters’ hair, too.)

Which of the above samples is closest to what you imagined “bronze” and “caramel” to look like when you read the book?

Using the above chart, into which categories would you sort various Twilight characters?

Using the above chart, into which categories would you sort various Twilight characters?

How do you think is carlisle's relationship with each cullen (excluding bella and nessie)?? Things he likes doing or talk to with each of them? I can't see much of it because the spotlights are always on bella!

I think Carlisle is wicked proud of Rosalie. Rosalie is the only one who has never killed for blood. For centuries everyone Carlisle met told him what he was doing was impossible, that he was the only one, and then Rosalie proved Carlisle right: she was able to do it, too. I don’t think they spend a lot of time together but sometimes he will watch her work in the garage and that’s when they talk. She lets her guard down a bit there and he keeps out of the way. 

I don’t know what he and Alice do together. I guess maybe they could bond over art? But he seems to lean toward classic paintings and Alice is more fashion/design-oriented.  I suppose he admires her creativity. Carlisle strikes me as the type who enjoys looking at art and listening to music, but doesn’t so much enjoy producing it himself (although he did study music in his younger days—something people seem to forget about him). 

He and Jasper reminisce about the past that the rest of the family doesn’t remember, and they play chess and other strategy games.  I think sometimes there is tension between them because Jasper doesn’t always agree with the calls Carlisle makes as leader, but Carlisle is in such a steady, calm place in his life that it must be a nice environment for Jasper to be around. 

Emmett’s the one who makes Carlisle laugh.  He comes off as pretty serious most of the time, but he does have a sense of humor. I sort of imagine him trying to stifle laughter at some of Emmett’s antics while Esme is trying to scold Emmett. I think Carlisle’s humor is drier than Emmett’s (the “I think that went well” in Twilight movie, “I’ve never been to veterinarian school,” in Eclipse book, and his “I can’t imagine why,” response to Benjamin in BD 2 when Benjamin says Amun doesn’t let him out much).  But Emmett can make him full on LOL!! sometimes. I think they also like to watch vampire movies together—Emmett because he thinks they are lolarious and Carlisle because he is curious how human perception of vampires has changed. 

With Edward it’s definitely the most father/son of the bunch.  Edward needs and wants a father’s love and approval in the way I don’t think the others really do. Carlisle is Edward’s example and hero, as well as therapist and confessor. They talk about God and faith and right and wrong and morality and philosophy and he grants Edward absolution when he’s feeling guilty/evil and encourages him and gives advice. They probably hunt together more than he does with the other kids. 

Esme is obvious I think.  But I’ll add that I think she’s the only one he really shares his own problems with.  I feel like he thinks he has to be this rock for all the ‘kids,’ the one who has all the answers, so he doesn’t let it show when he’s upset or worried about something and tries to keep it off the supernaturally talented kids’ radar as much as possible, and he only really confides in Esme. 

Love Language?

Which of the five “love languages” do you think the various Twilight characters use?

  • Words of Affirmation

    If this is your love language, unsolicited compliments mean the world to you. Hearing the words, “I love you,” are important—hearing the reasons behind that love sends your spirits skyward. Insults can leave you shattered and are not easily forgotten.
  • Quality Time

    In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful.

  • Receiving Gifts

    Don’t mistake this love language for materialism; the receiver of gifts thrives on the love, thoughtfulness, and effort behind the gift. If you speak this language, the perfect gift or gesture shows that you are known, you are cared for, and you are prized above whatever was sacrificed to bring the gift to you. A missed birthday, anniversary, or a hasty, thoughtless gift would be disastrous—so would the absence of everyday gestures.

  • Acts of Service

    Anything you do to ease the burden of responsibilities weighing on an “Acts of Service” person will speak volumes. The words he or she most want to hear: “Let me do that for you.” Laziness, broken commitments, and making more work for them tell speakers of this language their feelings don’t matter.

  • Physical Touch

    This language isn’t all about the bedroom. A person whose primary language is Physical Touch is, not surprisingly, very touchy. Hugs, pats on the back, holding hands, and thoughtful touches on the arm, shoulder, or face—they can all be ways to show excitement, concern, care, and love. Physical presence and accessibility are crucial, while neglect or abuse can be unforgivable and destructive.


Nothing’s true and nothing’s rightSo let me be alone tonightCause you can’t change the way I amAre you strong enough to be my man?
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Just try and love me if you canAre you strong enough to be my man, my man?

Nothing’s true and nothing’s right
So let me be alone tonight
Cause you can’t change the way I am
Are you strong enough to be my man?

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Just try and love me if you can
Are you strong enough to be my man, my man?

Using the data collected from the poll last week, I made some graphs.

The “mean” is the average.

The “median” is the middle value in the list of numbers arranged in ascending order.

The “mode” is the most frequent value voted for this character.

The “range” is the difference between the max value and min value. So basically if there is a low number for the range, that means people tended to have the same ideas about that character’s happiness levels.  If the value is high, that means there was a lot of variation in people’s opinions. Everyone was pretty much in agreement about Bella.  People had wildly different opinions on Edward, Rosalie and Jasper.

Favorite movies?

What might the favorite movies of the various Twilight characters be?  If you can’t narrow it down to a specific movie, what genre(s) do you think they like? 

Do you think vampires other than the Cullens watch movies or are aware of pop culture much at all?  Do they screen films in Volterra?  Do nomads sneak into movie theatres?