Why Jacob Black and Bella Swan Would Never Work as a Romantic Couple

The whole idea of Teams is ridiculous. Readers of the series know how it ends and the folly of picking Teams is apparent. There was never any question Bella would wind up with Edward. Sure, you could pick Team Jacob for his hot body and delicious muscles, but picking Team Jacob because he and Bella make sense is ludicrous and here are 5 reasons why: (spoilers ahead)

1.     Jacob is a werewolf.

It’s not so much that he’s a werewolf, so much as what being a werewolf in Stephenie Meyer’s world implies. At least with Edward, Bella had a chance to become immortal too and eventually this chance is realized. With Jacob she’d grow old and he wouldn’t even start to age until he could go long periods of time without shifting. If Bella hated the thought with Edward, there’s no way she’d stand for it with Jacob, especially when Jacob can’t change her into a werewolf too.

2.     Jacob would imprint.

Another downside to the Jacob and Bella relationship is that eventually, like the rest of his furry brothers, Jacob would imprint. It might not be right away, he might have to wait for her to be born as with the case of Renesmee. But we’re assuming Bella doesn’t stay with Edward so the example should be Quil and Claire. That’d leave Bella alone… Jacobless and Edwardless, which would never work.

3.     Jacob is too pushy.

Edward has his faults, but Jacob’s pushiness makes Bella extremely uncomfortable. She can’t handle it and she doesn’t like it. If a fist in the face doesn’t bring home these facts to Jacob, he’s clearly clueless and will continue in said pushy behavior (as he does in Eclipse manipulating a kiss at the end of the novel) until he ultimately pushed Bella too far and eventually away.

4.     Jacob is beyond reckless.

He’s not worried about his life and safety and takes unnecessary risks. It might be thrilling at first, but over the long haul it’s not what Bella’s looking for. If you look at his behavior at the end of Eclipse you can see where his foolishness gets him – critically hurt and even then he doesn’t take it seriously. Bella would be constantly looking out for him in a manner similar to how she looks after her parents. She needs someone like Edward who’s willing to tone down his wildness and to act like an adult.

5.     Jacob doesn’t get it.

Love means something else to him than it does to Bella and he simply doesn’t get it. He’s in the middle of puppy love, not adult love when it comes to his feelings for Bella. Why else would he run off and face down a hoard of Newborns instead of staying with Bella when she clearly doesn’t want him to go?

Conclusion: It’s as clear as the snout on a werewolf’s face that Bella and Jacob never had a shot of everlasting and true love.

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Movie Review: Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Heavy on Spoilers. Ye be warned!

Lines I Wish Were in Eclipse and Dearly Missed:

In order of how much I wish they were in the movie…

  • “Deal’s Off.” – Edward to Bella.
  • “But, if I had been able to take your place last night, it would not have made the top ten of the best nights of my life. Dream about that.” – Edward to Jacob.
  • “You are in trouble. Enormous trouble. Angry grizzly bears are going to look tame next to what is waiting for you at home.” – Bella to Edward’s voicemail.
  • You can hold me hostage any time you want.” – Bella to Edward.
  • “The way you regard me is ludicrous.” – Edward to Bella.
  • “Sometimes I think you like me better as a wolf.” – Jacob to Bella.
  • “I’ll be back so soon you won’t have time to miss me. Look after my heart — I’ve left it with you.” – Edward to Bella in a note.

Scenes I Wish Had Made It:

  • Jacob Black remembering how Bella looked when Edward was gone; inflicting a wounded look on Edward.
  • Alice Cullen kidnapping Bella.
  • Bella telling Jacob why she loves Edward and telling Jacob he’s such a big hypocrite.

Great New Lines Found Only in the Movie:

  • “A virgin. I like Edward a little bit more now.” – Chief Swan to himself.
  • “Let’s face it; we both know I’m hotter than you.” – Jacob Black to Edward Cullen in presence of Bella Swan.

Things the Movie Did Great:

  • Jacob’s wolf – it was very emotive.
  • Taylor Lautner had great delivery. Especially liked his, “You’d be better off dead. I rather you were.”
  • Everything Edward and Bella. Swoon. The meadow scenes, the bedroom scenes in his and hers bed, the proposal, etc. Be still my heart – please!
  • Edward’s jealousy! Fabulous and yummy. Okay, Edward in general. Robert Pattinson is great as usual.
  • The tent scene – pretty cool. It was different than how I thought it would go down but I liked it. Wish we had seen Jacob getting ripped from the sleeping bag by Edward though.
  • Kristen Stewart finally looks and sounds comfortable as Bella. The hair/makeup and wardrobe was all right; there was never a moment that I thought – that’s more Kristen than Bella as I have in the previous films.
  • The epic werewolf vs vampire fight. Fabulous!
  • Rosalie’s and Jasper’s and tribal flash backs.
  • Jasper and Alice as a couple.

Most Anti-Climatic and Most Anticipated Scene:

Bella breaking her hand against Jake’s face. It wasn’t as big a deal (the kiss, the punch, the consequences) as I thought it would be. Probably in part because of the spoiled bit between Edward and Jacob that was in a bunch of trailers as a result of the kiss and face punch.

(Yes, I did just slip a New Moon movie joke in there. :))

Did you miss…

Jacob practically nude near the end? Tell me what you think of those thighs! They’re like tree trunks. I bet Edward really wished he had pants on right then… tehe.

Conclusion: I need to watch this about 5 more times to pick everything apart properly.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Buy: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

My Robert Obsession

I’ve made some wallpapers of the gorgeous Robert Pattinson and sent them into Robsessed.

Today they’re live on the website so go take a look: Beautiful Robert Pattinson Wallpapers. You know you want to download them to your hard drive!

Isn’t he just dreamy? Yum!

Final Eclipse Trailer is Here! Take a Look:

This trailer focuses more on the deaths, killings, suspense and mystery side of Eclipse instead of the love triangle. It appears to balance the escalating tensions and threat of Victoria more than the book did, which is good. Boys might even like it… just a little. 😉

10 Things I Love about the Final Trailer:

  1. We see snow! I am of the opinion this must be the tent scene and the final confrontation between Edward, Seth, Bella, and Victoria. I can’t wait for the tent scene, how about you?
  2. Seattle looks creepy and a bit otherworldly. It’s a good solid introduction to the city and world outside of Forks. Too bad it’s making for the murder capital of the US.
  3. We get to see more of the newborn army. Hurrah! Lots and lots of them – can you feel the hairs on the back of your neck rising?
  4. Jane and her guard as they come into Washington to observe the goingons. From what little we see it clears up some loose ends from the book on if the Volturi liasions arrived early and did nothing in hopes of the Newborn Army clearing up their little Cullen problem. What do you think?
  5. Edward pushes a tree over. Haha. 🙂
  6. Victoria’s red hair is the brightest color in the whole trailer, have you noticed? It’s kind of cool. If it was a little less orange and a little more red red it would look like blood.
  7. The newborns climbing out of the water. Very ghoulish.
  8. We see Bella’s ring! Now where’s all the yummy groping?
  9. We see three of the wolves coming out of the forest… stalking… getting ready to fight.
  10. Wolves pouncing on newborns… poor newborns.

What did you like from the new trailer?

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Who is Bree Tanner and Why Does She Get a Novella?

Stephenie Meyer is releasing a novella on June 5, 2010 in the US called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, which chronicles the last weeks of Bree Tanner’s life as a vampire.

Book Details:

  • Page Count: 192 pages
  • Hardcover Price: $13.99
  • Amazon Price: $7.69

$1.00 of the proceeds from each book will go to the American Red Cross to assist aiding the earthquake victims of Chile and Haiti.

  • English Ebook Version: $0.00 from June 7 to July 5, 2010 at www.breetanner.com
  • Foreign Readers: Don’t worry the June 5th release date will be adhered to by Little Brown’s UK, Australian and New Zealand partner publishers.

Buy: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

But as I’m sure you’re all wondering, why Bree Tanner? Let’s take a look:

Character Description:

Bree Tanner has a slight build with chin length dark hair and bright red eyes, indicating her newborn status and also her diet of human blood. Bree was probably around the age of fifteen at the time she was turned into a vampire.

Character Bio:

Bree Tanner is the young vampire girl in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga. She makes her appearance at the end of Eclipse, the third novel in the series. Her creator was Victoria, the redheaded mate of James who was killed by the Cullens at the end of Twilight.

What makes Bree special is that she’s the only newborn vampire to snap out of the blood frenzy and surrender. She’s granted mercy by the Cullens (most probably Carlisle who doesn’t see the point in useless killing).

Unfortunately for Bree, the Volturi finally got around to acting on the rumors of a newborn hoard in Seattle, Washington. They send Jane as their representative in this matter. She and her entourage of Volturi guards arrive on the scene and see to the cleanup just after the battle between the newborns and Team Forks (werewolves and Cullens.) It is believed that Jane’s timing is deliberate.

After questioning Carlisle about the newborn army, Jane tortures Bree with her cruel gaze. Bree quickly gives up her name and the fact that she never met Victoria, only Riley, her right hand. Bree also reveals that the army was under the assumption that the Cullens were going to destroy them. This attack was meant to be preemptive or so they thought. The were also promised a reward for successfully killing the Cullens and Bella. They were promised the city of Forks and all the humans in it to appease their terrible thirst.

Jane reminds the Cullens (and readers) that the Volturi offer no second chances to anyone who breaks the rules, even if they don’t know that there are rules to obey.  In quick order Bree is killed by Felix on Jane’s command.

Thus ends the short afterlife of Bree Tanner.

Buy: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella

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