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Case ([personal profile] case) wrote in [community profile] fandomsecrets2017-03-14 06:47 pm

[ SECRET POST #3723 ]

⌈ Secret Post #3723 ⌋

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(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I...don't understand. What was sad about the ending of New Moon?

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe OP means because it was a happy ending? (Having never read New Moon, of course.)

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:37 am (UTC)(link)
I think it was a pretty happy ending (or at least, I'm pretty sure that's how Meyer meant for the reader to feel about it). But 1) It wasn't that happy, and 2) OP's phrasing of "cried myself to sleep" sounds distinctly like sad crying to me. *shrugs*

I'm guessing the other posters in this thread are probably right that it's about Jacob.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-14 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Maybe Bella hooking up with Edward again made OP sad or happy? The ending personally bummed me out because I wanted her to hook up with Jacob.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:49 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, you're probably right about this. "Cried myself to sleep" sounds like sad crying to me, so it's probably that OP was say Bella didn't hook up with Jacob.

I don't particularly adore Edward, but Jacob is one of my least favorite characters of all time. (I had too many Nice Guy male "friends" in my teens and early twenties, so to me Jacob had Creepy, Emotionally Manipulative, "Nice Guy" Asshole stamped all over him in font so big it was visible from the end of book one. His distinctive turn in that direction in book three came as no surprise to me whatsoever.) So I really can't imagine feeling sad that Bella doesn't get with him. Which is why OP's secret confused me.

But I should have considered that plenty of people really loved Jacob and were really hoping the series would go his way.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 05:12 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, a good number of people see him as a nice guy and not a Nice Guy. The movies helped with this in a few ways like where they made Bella and him childhood friends so them hanging out in New Moon made sense whereas it came out of nowhere in the books. Then Bella appeared to she enjoyed herself, smiling and all that, which didn't really happen with Edward. They also soften Jacob's worst moments. He apologizes for forcing himself on Bella in Eclipse and acts like he's honestly sorry. That doesn't happen in the books, either.
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[personal profile] ninety6tears 2017-03-15 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
I should laugh at myself because I don't care about Twilight anymore and was pretty critical of it when I was in the fandom but I'm still miffed by the suggestion that it's a completely happy ending. The ending is perfectly sad if you liked Bella's relationship with Jacob, platonic or otherwise.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 01:03 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, I wouldn't call it a completely happy ending. There's way too much unresolved conflict for it to be fully happy. But it's also not overly sad. Unless the reader is Team Jacob, in which case yeah, I guess it is pretty sad. It still doesn't seem quite that sad to me, but then I never believed that Jacob had a chance of being endgame, so even if I liked the guy, the ending would have been basically what I was expecting.

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:34 am (UTC)(link)
My gf who had a major Twilight phase in her youth posits that it's a but ambiguous on if things will work out after the end of New Moon, making it not a clearly happy ending

(Anonymous) 2017-03-15 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
I agree that it's definitely not a perfectly happy ending. But it definitely didn't seem "cry myself to sleep" level sad to me.

What others have already said is probably right. OP was probably just very passionately invested in Team Jacob.