sanguisbather said: Okay, you know how it's like an Italian custom to kiss each other on the cheek as a way of greeting? Imagine Aro doing that to Carlisle and Carlisle's like " um... you can stop now."
Yeah I think Aro was too affectionate and demonstrative for reserved, English-bred Carlisle. lol. Isn’t there a bit in the New Moon book where Aro kisses Jane in greeting? ESME is a big hugger but Carlisle, in the books, is not a touchy-feely guy at all really. Esme hugs Bella like 4-5 times, and hugs Edward, and hugs Alice/Jasper when they come back. I think Carlisle might kiss Bella on the forehead and pat Edward’s back before they leave to find witnesses in BD and… that’s about it? And even in the movies, Rob and Peter had a joke about Carlisle always putting a hand on Edward’s shoulder, like it was in the script as a sign of fatherly affection so every time Peter saw Rob he’d do it or something, I can’t remember exactly. But that’s pretty much it in terms of physical touches, other than with Esme. Carlisle’s not a hugger or kisser and Aro’s just this mountain of enthusiastic (fake??) affection about to erupt and spew molten cheek kisses and embraces and hand-holding over everyone.
In ancient times there was even this (misogynistic) idea that a male friendship was basically the most important relationship in a man’s life, greater than his marriage to a woman, because women were inferior and another man was an equal. Considering that Aro keeps his ‘wife’ locked up in a tower for her ~safety I could see Aro subscribing to this asinine idea and thinking that Carlisle is his most significant relationship.
But Carlisle is English (stereotypically a reserved people) and was raised in the church by a single father who also happened to be a very strict pastor who was emotionally distant (and burned people at the stake). Aro’s ancient sensibilities and open affection no doubt would have made him uncomfortable.
"You can stop now," is right. XD
Yeah, several of the "published authors" show up at SDCC to hock their wares.
But they're not comics? Or Sci Fi?
And nor are they Twilight fanfic, supposedly. *coughthemillionviewsonlinecamefromwhatexactlycough* So no connection to anything SDCC related at all. SDCC seems to be moving toward "Anything that has fans."
All the things?
All the things.
What's next, MCM furniture?
"In Hall H this year, we will have a special panel of six-drawer bureaus talking about their popularity in the Mad Men era."
records, bromeliads and coffee are next year's additions
I just want to point out one thing here: When was the last time the cigarette metaphored the boy in a teen romance? Ever? Has it happened ever? I seriously think it might not have happened ever.
I am reblogging this not only because it is an awesome send-up but because I want to acknowledge the awesomeness that is the verbing of metaphor.
I get to be a human again for a little while.
That is, unless I actually succeed at getting an academic job and have my soul sucked out again…