Are you a Team Jacob or Team Edward ? GP Written by Emlyn Chand and Paula Phillips
Are you a Team Jacob Girl or a Team Edward ?
I've always been a Team Edward girl even before the films came out as I read Twilight , I have always had a soft spot for Vampires rather than Werewolves. When I got talking to author Emlyn Chand about the Twilight saga , it seems that she was an Jacob Girl. So we have paired up to give you our viewpoints on our favourite characters , we have also chosen a different way of presenting them. So First up is Emlyn Chand's Team Jacob Post :
Dear Jacob Black,
Hi. How are you doing? Me? Not so good. You see, I have a bone to pick with you (tacky pun intended).
Okay, first of all, why on God’s green Earth did you ever fall for Bella? I mean, really. Even the most fanatic of Twi-fans can’t understand what you see in her. You are so much better than Bella Swan-Cullen (insert gagging noises here).
No, don’t get down on yourself, you are!
Look at you; you’re a hulking stack of gorgeousness both on paper and on-screen. You’re also really sweet and funny and strong and... swoon... Did I tell you that my husband is Indian—mind you, he’s not the same kind of Indian as you, but yeah, I appreciate that look (wink, wink, Jakey boy).
Back to my point... I don’t think I ever would have finished the entire Saga if it hadn’t been for you. You are just the kind of guy I would love to be friends with. You made Twilight so, so interesting. And that scene at the end of Eclipse when you told Edward that Bella loves you too? I almost died. I mean, that was one of the best scenes in modern fiction. Seriously, Jacob, it was, and that was because of you!
It’s cool how you were always there for Bella, no matter what the consequences—not that she deserved your unwavering loyalty. It is also cool how you not only ride motorcycles, but you also fix them. You’re a man’s man and a ladies’ man, Jacob Black.
But do you wanna know what’s not cool? It’s so not cool how you fell in love with baby Renesme.
So. Not. Cool!
I understand that there was some kind of cosmic imprinting thing going on, but yuck! I mean, she’s a baby, and she’s not even interesting anyway. I personally think your saga would have ended much better if there had never ever been a Renesme. She shouldn’t’ve existed not only from the freak of nature standpoint (cus let’s face it, you’re a freak of nature too, and I like you a whole lot), but from a literary standpoint. I don’t feel like she contributed to the plot at all. It was kind of a mess.
But what do you know about that? Did I just rock your world by revealing that your whole existence takes place within the pages of a book? I am so sorry. I didn’t mean to reveal this secret. Darn it! I have to be more careful.But now that you do know and hopefully you’ve recovered from the shock a bit, I have to say this: the imprinting business with Renesme, that’s not really the universe playing games with you. It’s Stephenie Meyer. Oh, in case you didn’t know, Stephenie Meyer is the name of your God. She created you.
Anyway, I believe she had you imprint on Renesme for two reasons:
1. She didn’t want you to be alone after Bella rejected you but also decided to keep you hanging around on a tight leash (another bad pun, sorry) – but this bit shows that your God does love you – yay!
2. She was sick of people saying that 100ish-year-old Edward diggin’ on 18-year-old Bella was disgusting. She wanted them to be like Romeo and Juliet, so innocent, so fated. So what does she do? She takes the heat off of them by giving you an even more disgusting love affair. Gee, thanks, Steph.
I personally think you should be with Leah Clearwater. Maybe if the two of you both gouge out your eyes all Oedipus Rex-style, that horrific imprint will go away, and you can just be together.
I also think there’s a chance you could find happiness with Shapri Teak—she lives inside of my book, Farsighted. I’d be more than happy to introduce you...
In summary, while Ms. Meyer clearly loved you, she loved Edward more.
Just like Bella. Ha, burn!
I come from a place of kindness. Eternally yours,
PS Edward sucks! Team Jacob!
PPS Do you know a guy named Sirius Black? If so, are you related to him? You have more in common than just your last name---aaaaawoooo!
Team Edward Post by Paula Phillips:
Edward – The Vamp from the Saga
Edward, Oh Edward. Where for thou Edward? The age ol’ debate of whether you are standing on the Team Jacob side or the Team Edward side is about to get heated as I stand forth to let you reader’s be well-aware of why you should choose Team Edward over Team Jacob.
Edward Cullen, supposedly born 20 June 1901 is what some call “The Cold Ones”, but we know him mostly as a Vampire. One that shines and sparkles in the sun rather than frizzles up and gets sunburnt like some of us mere mortals do after spending a long day in the sun without sunblock.
“As the Lion fell in love with the lamb” and “Your Blood is like Heroin” – two quotes that are used in Twilight to describe the way Edward reacts to Bella and then the way he describes himself as for a Vampire hunger for blood especially human blood is strong , it’s their survival mode . His experience with wanting Bella can be only described as romantic longings and though he really wants to be with her , he shows a side of himself that is not only chivalrous but also tries to warn her that he is not good for her , another quote is “what if I’m the bad guy? “. Edward displays characteristics of a true man as he does not pussyfoot around with her emotions and he tells her up straight that he being with her is liked feeding a drug addict, it is at this point – he has given her an opening to say Yes I’ll continue seeing you or the choice to say No.
Every girl dreams of having a romantic boyfriend, one that will recite her poetry, play her music, protect her from danger. Edward Cullen is that guy; he recites Romeo and Juliet off by heart in the first book Twilight , he writes her a song and plays it for her “Bella’s Lullaby” and he recites lovely quotes to her like in New Moon “Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars- points of light and reason... And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything”
If you were ever to bring a guy home that you’re father wouldn’t mind you dating , though of course you’d probably likely to leave out the Vampire bit as that wouldn’t go over too well with the parents. Edward would be it, after the centuries and years he has been alive he is well-mannered, has a good dress sense and is intelligent, creative and the fact that if they did find out he was a Vampire, he chooses to drink animal blood becoming what is called a Vegetarian Vampire rather than drinking human blood.
One of Bella’s favourite books as we discover in the story is Wuthering Heights and in Wuthering Heights, the main character Heathcliff (who is also one of my fictional crushes) is a guy so filled with love for Kate, that it is at the point of possessiveness in some places but the intensity of the romance – is a guy who would do anything for you, he would if you asked him to go to the end of the world and back for you. There is a quote in which Edward compares himself to Heathcliff ““Besides…the more time I spend with you, the more human emotions seem comprehensible to me. I’m discovering that I can sympathize with Heathcliff in ways I didn’t think possible before.” .To have a guy that is willing to die for you, is one of the most romantic fantasies that any girl could ask for, this also displays such a strength of loyalty, that Edward is like the White Knight in Shining Armor or as he is a Vampire “the Dark Knight in Shining Armor”. Edward is the example of everything a girl could ever ask for in a guy, he is like a dream come true.
Edward also has the gift of mind-reading, which though can be a bit annoying as he doesn’t have the ability to read the mind of the one he loves that can help, but he can sense what others are thinking and if danger attacks, he can nip it in the bud. He is also one of those gentleman-y guys who are quiet and keep to themselves which gives an aura of mysteriousness and peacefulness and also though Vampires are said not to have a soul , Edward has the most amazing eyes and if you are like me , then the first thing you notice on a guy besides his smile ( Edward has an awkward shy smile) is the color and intensity of the eyes and they do say the eyes of a person or in this case we will say a Vampire is the window to the soul .