That's What They Memed
As you can see, I found another meme I could do this month! I'm not too crazy about the badge--for the same reason I'm not crazy about seeing the faces of cover models--but I suppose it fits. After all, who could look at it and not know what the meme is about?
At the risk of turning Shredded Cheddar into a Twilight blog, I'm sharing something from Eclipse, the novel which actually got me to say aloud, "Edward Cullen says the sweetest things." (I can admit that because I now have no shame. Absolutely none.) The following is an exchange between him and Bella, scribbled on notes during class. You'll know who is saying what . . .
I wasn't about to send you off alone. With your luck, not even the black box would survive.
So let's say my bad luck did crash the plane. What exactly were you going to do about it?
Why is the plane crashing?
The pilots are passed out drunk.
Easy. I'd fly the plane.
Both engines have exploded and we're falling in a death spiral toward the earth.
I'd wait till we were close enough to the ground, get a good grip on you, kick out the wall, and jump. Then I'd run you back to the scene of the accident, and we'd stumble around like the two luckiest survivors in history.
Now that I'm rereading the formerly hated New Moon, this bit of "banter" is even more meaningful. Edward was such a drip in the previous novel that his cheerful state is like sunlight in comparison. It was after I read these notes they passed back and forth that I realised I wanted to be Edward's friend. I'd be the sort of buddy who'd have his back and never tell Bella that he was probably pulling her leg about knowing how to fly a commercial airliner. ;-)
If you've already read Eclipse and want to discuss it, my Reading Diary entry on it is always open to new comments!
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If you're looking for another meme to try, you're welcome to write something for Locus Focus on Saturday. This feature lets us share the settings that we loved with others. I'm excited whenever anyone leaves the link to his own Locus Focus post in my combox, and I make it a point to read and comment on them all! =)
Image Source: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer