Barnes & Noble has released an interview with Stephenie about The Host. Check it out here.
The incredibly talented Ambereyes has come up with a bunch of new fun designs for the Lexicon’s Cafepress Store. Proceeds from the store help to keep us up and running.
Here are just a few of the great, new, graphics available on everything from tee shirts to mugs. This newest batch is inspired by the upcoming The Host. It’s a great way for Lexiconers to find each other at signing events. Last year during E-prom similar shirts helped people to find each other. The Twilight Lexicon Signing Tee will make a great souvenir for your signing adventure, have fellow Lexiconers sign your shirt!
Order now to ensure delivery before Stephenie’s next signing!
Due to my own crazy busy schedule, I haven’t been able to keep as tight a watch on people who go over the banner and signature size in the last month. Some new members haven’t seen the rules and some old members seem to have been taking advantage of my negligence. Because this is partially my fault, I am giving everyone twenty-four (24) hours (aka one day) notice to fix it. If you need to review our regulations, you can check out this thread in the Accident Prone forum: Avatar and Signature Rules
Anyone who is still in violation of these rules after tomorrow at 5:30 PM EST will have their signatures replaced by me. And it isn’t going to be with a pretty one.
Please remember that this is a free site. Alphie and Pel keep this server going with their own money and neither me, nor any of our moderators are paid to help run it. You have no idea how much you can help by simply following the posting and forum guidelines we have in place.
Edited to add: Please note that I said anyone and not everyone. With over 11,000 members, it is quite impossible for me to track down every single person whose banner and/or signature is too big. So, if you get whacked by the fugly banners tomorrow and you see someone who got off clean, please don’t yell at me.
Edited by pel
Folks I’ll make it simple:
Big banners=big bandwith=crashing lexicon (and if Seraphyn had just replaced the banner with no heads up we’d have even more whining.)
100+ emails/pms/actual resumes in our PO BOX from 16-year-old and their psychotic stage mothers=we can’t find PM’s and emails from people who have legit suggestions, problems, requests.
2 front page posts that aren’t all fluffy amongst a month of other items don’t make it a negative site, but if that’s how you feel no one is forcing you to stay here. As Seraphyn, said 11,000 members on a volunteer site. You don’t like it, our front page is a downer on your day, no problem go someplace else.
New Moon has won first place in the Teen Reads Week vote!
Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations, Stephenie!
Check out the list of winners here!
Partially because it’s been far too long since I told everyone I would finish this and partially because I have no idea when else I’ll have the time to do this, I spent the morning updating the character bios that had been begun, but not fully created. Characters like Seth Clearwater and Riley now have bios that include as much information as we are given on them. So here’s my list of updates. Enjoy them! I think I’m going to go back to sleep now. :p
Full Name: Charlotte
Date of Birth: Early 1900’s (OIG)
Date of change to vampire: Around 1920s (EC13) (OIG) She was 18 years old.
Originally From: America (BD Vampire Index)
Hair Color: Unknown
Eye Color: Vampire Burgundy
Physical Description: Tiny (BD34)
Special Talents: None (BD Vampire Index)
Family Members: Peter is her mate
Personal History: Charlotte is a member of Maria’s army of newborn vampires in the south that would fight other covens for territory. Maria would have the newborns destroyed when they outlived their usefulness. When Jasper and Peter were purging the newborns, Peter becomes very angry and protective of Charlotte. Peter and Charlotte run away. They find a life in the north that is free of fighting. After Peter convinces Jasper to leave Maria, the three of them travel for a few years. Eventually Jasper leaves Peter and Charlotte to wander on his own. (EC13)
Jasper is not successful when he tries to locate Peter and Charlotte to help fight Victoria’s newborn army. (EC14)
Per Alice and Jasper’s request, Peter and Charlotte arrive at the Cullens. Edward and Bella introduce them to Renesmee. They are aware of the history with immortal children. However, they are curious enough to hear Renesemee’s “explanation.” Peter and Charlotte agree to be witnesses for the Cullens. (BD32) Peter and Charlotte have not decided to fight the Volturi if it comes to that. (BD34)
At the clearing, the witnesses cluster to the left and right of the members of the Cullens and Denali clan that make up the front line. (BD35) With the arrival of Alice and other witnesses, the situation is resolved, and the Volturi leave. (BD38) Peter and Charlotte talk with Jasper before they leave. (BD39)
Portrayed in the films by: Valorie Curry
Prepared by: Anny
Full Name: Sue Clearwater
Status: Resident of La Push – human
Date of Birth: not mentioned
Originally From: La Push
Hair Color: not mentioned – presumed to be black
Eye Color: not mentioned
Height: not mentioned
Physical Description: “Her face was thin and fierce, an expression that was accented by her short, severe hairstyle; it was as short as her daughter Leah’s …” (BD4 p. 52)
Occupation: Council member
Family Members: Harry, husband (deceased); Leah, daughter; Seth, son
Personal History: Bella knew Sue and her family from her childhood visits to Forks. As a teen, she re-met Sue the day Bella and Jacob went searching for motorcycle parts in Hoquiam (NM6 p. 149). The Clearwaters, Blacks, and Swans ate dinner together that night and Sue teased her husband about his dietary habits and tried to get him to choose something healthy to eat as part of his dinner (NM6 p. 149). Sadly, Harry died of a heart attack (NM16 p. 369); it turns out that his heart attack was partly due to discovering that their two children turned into werewolves (Q&A).
In Jacob’s words, shortly after Harry’s death, Sue was “having some trouble … with her kids” (EC14 p. 320). This mainly had to do with their new status as werewolves, but other factors came into play. Leah was difficult to deal with, a “wolverine” (EC Ep p. 626). Billy Black says that Seth was easier for Sue to raise, but she struggled with her son’s friendship with Edward Cullen, as vampires were sworn enemies of werewolves. Sue attends Bella and Edward’s wedding with her son Seth. She was uncomfortable being there and spent most of the time close beside her son and Billy Black (EC4 p. 52-3).
Sue became a member of the Quileute council in Harry’s place and was present during the most recent storytelling circle (EC11 p. 241). Sue was kept in the loop during the werewolf battle with the newborn vampires via phone (EC26 p. 588), so she knew that her children were safe and how the fight progressed. The human and shapeshifting leaders of the Quileute respected Sue’s opinion, such as on the decision on how to deal with the issue of Bella’s pregnancy (BD13 p. 258)
Harry’s friends, such as Billy Black, made a point of visiting her at the Clearwater house after her husband’s death(EC14 p. 320). Other frequent visitors included Old Quil and Sam (BD13 p. 262). Sue also visited her friends in return; she brought Charlie lunch one day in December at his house because he was such a terrible cook. (BD33 p. 629)
Her friend Billy in these words describes Sue: “Amazing woman. She’s tougher than grizzlies, that one. … Sue, she would have made one hell of a wolf.” (EC Ep p. 626). Jacob echoes that sentiment when he hears Jared describe Sue as being brokenhearted, alone and abandoned when Seth and Leah join Jacob’s pack: “Sue was tougher than anyone I knew. Tougher than my dad, tougher than me. Tough enough to play on her kids’ sympathies if that’s what it took to get them home.” (BD13 p. 261)
Charlie’s friendship slowly develops into something more and Sue ends up spending the Christmas holiday with Charlie at his home. (BD34) By the end of the series, Bella has an “aha” moment about Sue and her father: “Sue would be with Charlie – the werewolves’ mom with the vampire’s dad” (BD Ch. 39 p. 752). How this potential relationship affected the friendship between Billy and Charlie is not fully revealed.
Portrayed in the film by: Alex Rice
Prepared by: LadyDi
Full Name: Collin
Date of Birth: Sometime in 1993 (EC20)
Originally From: LaPush Reservation
Hair Color: not mentioned, presumed to be black like other members of the pack
Eye Color: unknown
Physical Description: Young
Occupation: Protector of La Push
Personal History: Collin is very similar to Brady as they are two of the newer members of the Quileute wolf pack, transitioning when the pack’s membership increased to ten, but before the pack’s population grew to sixteen (BD36 p. 683). Collin’s parents are unaware that he is a werewolf (BD8 p. 147). During the confrontation with Victoria’s army of newborn vampires, Collin and Brady are forced to stay behind on the reservation (EC18 p. 402). Collin is included in the planned attack on the Cullen clan when Bella’s pregnancy is revealed. It appears that he is not their best fighter, as Carlisle, Alice and Esme are his intended targets (BD10, p. 203) and Jacob notes that neither Collin nor Brady have ever been in battle (BD11 p. 207). Collin accompanies Paul and Quil when the trio arrives to speak to Jacob’s newly formed pack. Jacob is surprised by Collin’s presence because he considers him a kid (BD13 p. 256) but Collin was sent instead of Embrey because some of the other pack members might be tempted to join Jacob’s group; Collin does not hesitate to follow Jared back to Sam’s pack (BD13 p. 264). It is presumed that he was numbered with the rest of the pack when the Volturi arrived to kill Renesmee. (BD36)
Prepared by: LadyDi
Full Name: Phil Dwyer
Date of Birth:
Occupation: Minor league baseball player
Family Members: Renee, wife; Bella, step-daughter
Personal History: Phil, though years younger than Renee, married Bella’s mother. He travelled constantly playing minor league baseball and so spent a majority of his time away from his new family. Because of this, Bella chose to move to Forks to give the newlyweds time to be together (TW2).
Eventually, Phil signed a contract with the Suns, a team in Jacksonville, and he and Renee were able to settle down (TW25).
Because of a sports injury–"while demonstrating a slide, he’d tangled up with the catcher and broken his thigh bone"–he and Renee were not able to attend Bella’s graduation (EC14).
Full Name: Jared
Date of Birth:
Originally From: La Push Reservation
Hair Color: Black
Physical Description: When Bella first sees Jared, cliff jumping with Paul and Sam, she says “I couldn’t tell from the distance how old they were, but I assumed they were men.” (NM7 p. 170). Bella probably first saw Jared when she was found in the woods, as there were “three tall men with dark faces … standing very close together” (NM3 p. 78). The male members of the wolf pack are often said to resemble each other in stature and general appearance.
Occupation: Protector of La Push
Personal History: Jared was one of the first people after Sam to transform into a werewolf. Jacob believed him to be part of Sam Uley’s “cult” before he changed himself and learned the truth. Jared was one of the three boys Bella saw cliff diving (NM7). Once Jacob joins the pack, he thinks Jared is great (NM12 p. 288).
Jared has a solid relationship with the members of the pack. He sometimes gets irritated with Paul’s lack of control (NM14 p. 324, 327). He can be quite considerate, such as when he collected the shredded clothing from Paul and Jacob’s skirmish and advises Bella to rest after seeing the boys transform (NM14 p. 327). Jared confesses that he has a weak stomach and doesn’t like to see people vomit (NM14 p. 329), which is partly why he is concerned about Bella throwing up.
Jared likes to make bets with his fellow packmates. He wagers $5 that Bella will throw up in the truck on the way to Emily’s house, and bets $10 that Paul leaves a mark on Jake after their fight. (NM14 p. 328) He loses both bets but recovers quickly.
Jared is eager to fight the vampires and cheers when he discovers that Victoria wants Bella and they can use her as bait. (NM14 p. 335) Jared accompanies Jacob to Bella’s house when they sense that a vampire, who turns out to be Alice, is at the Swan residence. (NM18 p. 404)
Jared imprinted on Kim, a girl that “he’d sat next to in school every day for a year and never looked at twice. And then, after he changed, he saw her again and never looked away.” (EC5 p. 125) Jared brings Kim to the Quileute council meeting to hear the legends told (EC11 p. 242). Jared spends a lot of time with Kim, and because of the mind link of the pack, they know a lot about their relationship, such as that Kim had a crush on Jared before they became a couple (EC5 p. 125) and that the two were intimate (BD8 p. 157).
Jared took part in the battle with Victoria’s army, but was not seriously hurt during the fight. Upon hearing the news of the half-vampire in the Cullen family, Jared is shocked but then starts to strategize on how to win a fight with them. (BD10 p. 200) Sam’s initial plans were for Paul, Jared and Sam himself to attack Edward and Rosalie. (BD10 p. 203) These plans are squelched when Jacob overrides the Alpha’s orders. When the pack splits into two because of the rift between Sam and Jacob over Bella’s pregnancy, Jared stays loyal to Sam. Jared is chosen as the spokesperson for the group that attempts to convince Jacob, Leah, and Seth to return to the original pack. (BD13 p. 257) Jared tries hard to persuade all three wolves, by playing to their emotions and the ties they have to their parents and loved ones, but it doesn’t work. With Jacob out of the original pack, Jared appears to take Jake’s place as Sam’s lieutenant, acting as sentinel in the woods alongside Sam. (BD17 p. 336)
Portrayed in the films by: Bronson Pellitier
Prepared by: Lady Di