The question answering post will come tomorrow. Sunday was too busy.
I just finished reading Twilight and New Moon. When I first started Twilight I wasn't impressed, it seemed slow and bleh and very teen dating girl story.
Last night I got home at about midnight... I picked up New Moon. I was only going to read the ending to the scene that starts in the back of Twilight....
I didn't get much sleep last night(due to finishing New Moon). I'm loving the series.
Although, wow these vamps scare me. Why? Because they are harder to kill. After reading the first book I spent 20 min thinking of counters. For a counter to be valid it has to be balanced. I can't just say "I'm superman and Vampires are deathly allergic to me and I heal like wolverine and have a robot army." (although when I ran into the aliens from Alien/Aliens/AvP for the first time, my counter at the time was almost exactly that.)
I came up with the Dancer. He's a completely normal human. However he hears music every so often(nothing he can control), when he hears the music...if he immediantly stops what he's doing and follows it.....it takes over and amazing things happen. As an example if a Vampire came into his store while he was ringing someone up he might suddenly hear the music.... he'd jump the counter, dance over to the Vampire, and sweep her up into an awesome corieographed dance that drops her(against her will) outside the store, then he'd dance back to the counter and the music would stop.....but all of this would happen at Flash like speeds, no one but him and the vampire would even notice...
He's balanced because he is simply an Agent for a Power. If he accepts the dance he cannot control it. It happens, he watches, it ends.
Anyways, this was a valid counter for me. I actually found it odd that these vampires scared me. Normally I don't react like that to books, but last night my only thoughts were...wow there really isn't a way to kill them.
Anyways wanted to share.