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

Twilight Eclipse Party Ideas: Invitations, Food, and Supplies!

Are you a Twilight fan looking to put together a blowout Eclipse party? Yes? Great! I’ve got everything covered from games to food and more. My comprehensive party guide will help you plan the perfect Twilight Eclipse movie party or Twilight Eclipse birthday party.

Making Your Twilight Eclipse Invitations:

For the DIYer I totally recommend grabbing the official fonts from Bella and Edward.

Below is an image I made with Adobe Photoshop using the ribbon from the Eclipse book cover with Edward Cullen’s Be Safe font.

It reads:

Dear Friend,

You are cordially invited to attend the Eclipse movie party hosted by Team Humans. The plans are that everybody will meet up at the movie theater several hours before the movie starts to ensure best seating. Afterward we will all head back to Chief Swan’s place and spend the night.

Movie: Eclipse
Date: June 29th, 2010 -June 30th, 2010
Time: 6 pm – 11 am
Where: Port Angeles Movie Theater

Send your R.S.V.P to my sister, Alice, as she is coordinating with all the Teams. Please indicate whether you are Human, Vampire, or Werewolf. You will need to bring at least $10 to buy your ticket. Hope to see you there!

Yours Ever,
Edward Cullen

If you like my Eclipse movie invite, you can download base invite image here. (It’s sized as a standard 8 by 11 piece of paper.) Then using the fonts you downloaded from Bella and Edward add your party text and information. Please right click to save to your desktop.

More Twilight Eclipse Invitations:

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Eclipse Party Food

I’ve got an Eclipse food idea for every Team. Check them out below:

Team Humans will love Pizza Fondue:

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 (5.5-ounce) cans tomato juice
1 (1 3/8-ounce) packet spaghetti sauce mix
1 (8-ounce) bar mozzarella cheese
1 (8-ounce) bar sharp Cheddar cheese
1 (6-ounce) package sliced provolone cheese
1 Bakery French bread loaf

Steps

1. Set fondue pot or medium saucepan on medium heat. Combine water, butter, tomato paste, tomato juice and dry spaghetti sauce mix in fondue pot, stirring until smooth.
2. Reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, dice cheese into 1/2-inch cubes. Add cheese, in small amounts, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.
3. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes for dipping. Serve. (Makes 12 (1/2-cup) servings.)

CALORIES (per 1/12 recipe) 340kcal; FAT 18g; CHOL 50mg;
SODIUM 959mg; CARB 29g; FIBER 1g; PROTEIN 17g;
VIT A 16%; VIT C 17%; CALC 33%; IRON 9%

Team Vampires will love Frozen Party Juice. It’s to die for!

Ingredients

2 c. boiling water
2 pkg. fruit flavored Jello (strawberry or cherry is good)
6 c. cold water
1/2 c. sugar
1 can frozen orange juice (sm.)
1 lg. can pineapple juice
1 qt. ginger ale

Serves 50

Steps

1. Add boiling water to Jello. Dissolve.
2. Add cold water, fruit juices and sugar.
3. Make the day before and freeze.
4. Let thaw a few hours before serving and add ginger ale.
5. Frozen cherries, strawberries, raspberries or mashed bananas may be added.

Team Werewolves will howl for Spice Cup Cakes:

Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon cloves

Steps

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cream the butter or other shortening, if butter is not used, with a spoon.
3. Gradually add the sugar, beating with a large spoon or whisk.
4. When the mixture is light and creamy, add the egg yolk which has been beaten until it is a light lemon color.
5. Sift the flour, soda and spices together and add them alternately with the milk.
6. Then fold in the stiffly beaten egg white.
7. Bake in a greased muffin pan for twenty minutes until a toothpick inserted in center of a cup cake comes out nearly (not quite) clean.

Twilight Eclipse Party Supplies

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If you like this post be sure to check out my New Moon Bash: Party Ideas, More New Moon Movie Party Ideas, Eclipse Party Game Ideas and Fresh and Fun Twilight Eclipse Party Ideas for Games, Favors, and Supplies for more Twilight party ideas.

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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Behind the Scenes of the Next Twilight Saga Movie Eclipse!

Can it get any better?

10 Cool Things We Learned from This Clip:

  1. It’s a war. A full scale war! Look at the hottie that is Xavier Samuel. Riley never sounded or looked so good.
  2. Bryce Dallas Howard knows her Victoria! What was once a hunt has turned into  vengeance. Will Bella and Edward escape unscathed?
  3. Lots of new faces. Specifically Jodelle Ferland as Bree. She is so cute!
  4. Elizabeth Reaser (Esme) and Peter Facinelli (Carlisle) sum up the supernatural interaction and cooperation that must take place in the Forks community. Kill some vamps but not all.
  5. Kristen Stewart hits the nail on the head: Bella is in love with her best friend, but not as much as her true love.
  6. Eclipse is promised to be darker and more intense, one of the reasons David Slade was hired because his background is traditionally darker and more intense than the first two Twilight Sage films.
  7. There will be a lot of special effects with ropes, green screens, and technical stuff I can’t even name. So cool!
  8. Boys will be excited for Eclipse – more action!
  9. Girls will love it (duh!) because there’s more romance!
  10. I love Alice’s new wig! Actually I love all the hair and costumes I’ve seen so far in the video. A definite improvement over New Moon’s hair and wardrobe.

I can’t wait! Is it June 30th yet?

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Twilight Saga: Eclipse Movie Trailer #1

An extra 1:23 to squee over. (I see the meadow – I see the meadow!)

That was fast – somehow I thought the 10 second Eclipse preview was all we were going to get for a while unless you went and saw Remember Me in theaters.

Is it me or were all of Jacob’s lines delivered in the same tone for the trailer? Weird. Perhaps it’s me being bias again. I wouldn’t be surprised. I can’t wait for Jacob to get smacked upside the head. Seriously, it’s one of the scenes I’m most looking forward to in the movie.

Did you see Edward’s eyes when Jacob says, “You have to consider the idea that I might be better than her?” Aw… I want to hug him. You know he’s thinking, “Yes, I have.” Poor Edward. Luckily he’s not stupid and learns from his mistakes in New Moon.

Volturi and Jane – woot! Fun to see them compared to Victoria – dark cloaks versus flaming red hair. Victoria by the way for those who don’t know is now being played by Bryce Dallas Howard instead of Rachelle Lefevre. I don’t know the reason for this switch however. Does anyone know? I found a little something about the controversy. How did I miss this? It seems like it should have been really big news, but it went right over my head. Hopefully Bryce is good in the part.

Who’s going to have a party? I totally am (even if it’s a party of one lol I’m going to have to find someone to drag to the theaters with me on opening night). Here are some ideas to check out for games, snacks, prizes, decorations, and more:

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10 Second Eclipse Sneak Peak

Gut reaction: gah!

I want more than 10 seconds! Where’s the bonus 20%? I could use 2 more seconds. :P

Give me Robert Pattinson. Seriously, that boy is sex on a stick. As I said on Twitter who ever delivers him to my door for Christmas will have my eternal gratitude.

Kristen Stewart looked very Bella-esque. That makes me happy. I hate scenes where her makeup and clothes make her look more like herself and less like the character.

Also Taylor Lautner delivered his line with excellence. I still think the line is a bit creepy (in context… it could be romantic in other situations) and shows that his love isn’t going to follow Bella if she isn’t human. It’d be like Edward saying, “I’m going to fight for you until you turn furry.” I don’t think he’d say that, do you?

Go Team Edward! (I know there are some Team Jacob fans out there in Romancelandia but I just don’t get it.)

I can’t wait for June 30, 2010. Can you? I’m so going to be in the theaters at the midnight showing opening day. Anybody planning to party while in line for Eclipse? You know you’ll be there at least 3 hours early to get the best seats and possibly longer depending on where you live.

What do you look forward to the most? I want to see the tent scene and the end scene in the meadow and Bella breaking her hand on Jacob’s face and Edward’s subsequent growlies. Swoon. Am I a nerd or what? :)

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2nd Official New Moon Trailer

Holy baloney eaten by a talking fish-head on a tricycle… wowza. This New Moon trailer looks so much better than the other trailers and it’s really interesting to hear Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) describe the novel/movie story. I hardly have words to describe how freaking cool it looks. Is it November yet?