"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
I like Tanya. And she’s not a bitch out to steal Edward from Bella. Besides, Esme and that one wedding guest seem to be keeping an eye on things just in case (see second pic…)
How do you see the structure of the Denali “family?” Do you see Carmen and Eleazar as parental figures, or as brother/sister to Tanya, Kate and Irina?
Who do you consider the leader? The books say Tanya, but some of the promotion materials from the movie implied Eleazar was.
I think it must come from the fandom making their own assumptions pre-BD. We hear in Eclipse that she sort of had a thing for Edward, and everyone took that to mean she was crazy in love with him and would do anything to steal him from Bella!!!!! How dare she!!! Bellward 5eva!!!!
But that was um, not the case at all. She’s perfectly nice and gracious and kind to Bella in BD and honestly? Her interest in Edward never seemed that serious. She’s had dozens if not hundreds of lovers, Edward was just one of the men many she found attractive. He’s different in that he resisted her, and so she continued as “lighthearted” pursuit of him. We’re not talking obsessed stalker, we’re talking “I’m bored and I think you’re cute.”
I think the fandom kind of adopted Bella’s own insecurity about it. I mean this stuff all happened waaaaay before Bella was on the scene but she’s all worked up about it anyway. OMG she’s prettier than me oh and blonde, oh no. And the audience who identifies with Bella kind of latched on to that and decided to make her a bitch?
It’s really not fair, though. Tanya is perfectly nice in the book and movie.
Renata for her physical shield, Bella for her mental shield, and Alec for offensive power. I would be invincible! Mwahahaha.
I don’t think they’d make the best company though. lol. Renata seems pretty meek and quiet, Bella’s… not my favorite person in the world TBH. Alec might be interesting to talk to though but it’s hard to say since he doesn’t speak much in the books.
If I were to choose three based on companionship, I’d want Tanya, Carlisle and Amun. I know Amun’s a shit but I love Ancient Egypt and he lived through it so I’d have a million questions for him. Likewise I’d love to ask Tanya and Carlisle about the history they’ve lived. Also want to ask Carlisle about medical stuff because that fascinates me.
Tanya was the first of Sasha’s adopted daughters. She was Sasha’s biological great-niece, and when Sasha decided she’d like some companionship in her vampire life, she chose Tanya to join her.
BTS Breaking Dawn Part 2 - The gathering
One major thing in the Guide which was different than what I was expecting was how the Cullens and the Denali met. Because in 2008, SM gave an interview to Italian Twilighters and talked a little about the Denali clan:
Carlisle ran into the three main sisters earlier on, but they were just sort of looking into the vegetarian thing. They didn’t start out that way, for years and years they were the reason behind the myths about the succubus.
They really like human men, but those humans were meals after all. After awhile they started to develop a conscience, it didn’t seem right to have them as food, so they sort of evolved into vegetarian, whereas Carlisle was always that way.
From this, it sounded like Carlisle met them before he had a family, and maybe helped them on their path to vegetarianism, since he met them when they were “just looking into it.”
But the Guide tells a different story, in which Tanya discovered vegetarianism herself, totally independent of Carlisle’s discovery, and they didn’t meet at all until the 1930s and the Denali were already experts at vegetarianism when they met.
I have to say I like the first version better. The idea of innocent, pious Carlisle hanging out with a trio of highly-sexualized succubi really amuses me.
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