Thursday, September 22, 2011

I Must Ask . . . Who Is Your Favorite Twilight Character

Alice opened the door for me before I could walk in.

She nodded. “Hey, wolf.”

“Hey, shortie.”
–Jacob Black and Alice Cullen, Breaking Dawn, page 321

Yeah. I'm still on a Twilight kick. It looks like the favorite book is Eclipse, by a nose. Eclipse was my favorite movie to date, and is by far the best in the franchise. The Twilight movie was super low budget and pretty campy. New Moon was an improvement, but there were a few departures from the book for the sake of action, which frustrates me. Movies made from books are never as good as the books themselves. Still, it is fun to be able to see the characters that I know come to life. And that's what I want to discuss today. I know that the majority of you aren't interested in the least. But thanks for indulging me and sticking around while this Twilight kink works itself out.

The characters are really three-dimensional and I feel like I'm a part of the story as I read. It is hard to single out one character as a stand-alone, because the group dynamic is so fantastic. But I just love Alice. I went as Alice for Halloween one year. I spiked my hair, which was really short at the time, and semi-spikey anyway, powdered my face, put in gold-colored contacts and finished the outfit with a dark blue trench coat. It was dark out and no one could see my costume, which was fine by me. I really don't advertise my fanatical status, which is a contradiction in itself, since I'm blogging about it on a regular basis {shameless plug: check out the Twi-Quilter's blog. We're posting the quilt blocks for our Breaking Dawn charity quilt and Iris, one of our members, created a really beautiful background for our blog. She's amazing!}. But sharing my obsession on my blog is a relatively safe way to go, since people who aren't interested can basically ignore it. But I digress. Alice. I would love to be her. Or her best friend. Either way, the wardrobe would be fantastic. And wouldn't it be awesome to have a book solely about Alice and how she came to be {hint, hint, Stephenie Meyer}. Emmett is a close second, as far as individual characters go. And I really do love Bella and Edward, although they are in a separate category and are kind of a package deal.

Today's poll is only going to include the 'major players' in the series. There is relatively little interest in this subject and I don't want to dilute the poll with obscure or lesser-known characters. But if you have a favorite that is not on the poll, please feel free to comment. I'd love to hear! I'm allowing multiple selections in the poll so you can vote for more than one character, but try to keep it to your top three, because honestly, there is something I like about every single character, which means I could check them all. With that, I must ask . . . who is your favorite Twilight character?


QuiltNut Creations said...

Team Charlie!!!

Jill said...

My first pick is Jasper. I love his relationship with Alice. They are a great pair. (and who DOESN'T love Alice). Jasper has so much compassion and wants so much to be better than what he was before.

I also love Carlisle. Wouldn't you want someone so protective at the head of your family?

Jennifer Lovell said...

Team Charlie here, too. I marked Jacob and Carlisle. I'm for the Edward and Bella matchup, leaving Jacob free for me :).

Jill said...

PS, I also added Rosalie. I was thinking about her character the other day. She is rather cold, but she also feels like she has no choice in the "life" she has been given. Plus, I really enjoyed reading her back-story. She has this awesome firey passion in her. I like that.