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14 November 2010 @ 09:02 pm
Cold ones during the Cold war  

So I was watching a documentary earlier today - 1983: The Brink of Apocalypse. About how the Cold War came so very close to becoming World War III due to tension between the USA and the USSR and each refusing to back down their nuclear arms. (Turns out there was a Behind the Scenes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part one show on another channel, so I switched stations and I'm not sure what happened in the end of 1983... ;P)

But what I was wondering is what would be the repercussions for the Volturi and other vampires if a nuclear war did begin.

Also, would you think Aro would sit back and watch things unfold. Or would he try get in there somehow. Influence certain people, certain aspects. If so, which way do you think he'd go - for or against the bomb?

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Ashlingashling_c on November 17th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
it meant he lived a life of total isolation for centuries. why would anyone do that???

It's not something you can really turn off. Believe me, I've tried. I went through a bad few years and turned away from God and my faith, but it's just so embedded into who I am. It was just near impossible to separate it from being me. It is me.
I always felt that was the same for Carlisle (thats why I consider him such the hypocrite) And I know we don't agree with the whole changing aspect of vampires, but I do think that if they can stay constantly in love with the same person for thousands of years - they don't change that radically at all. So such a faith as Carlisle cling to in live, he clinged to in his un-dead state too. As apposed to perhaps other vamps who perhaps felt smothered by their faith and societies need to shove that faith onto you (like Alec and Jane, I'm sure they aren't very keen on religion because it was probably the religious zealots who burnt them) that when they were freed from morality and society by becoming vampires, they savoured the freedom and enjoyed the power and the thirst. They were free to enjoy it because they had become 'monsters' in their own eyes.
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Ashlingashling_c on November 17th, 2010 08:50 pm (UTC)
Therein lies another contradiction in canon.

Carlisle can remember his father pretty well, (at least well enough that Edward knew the story as well as Carlisle did) and since his father is most likely the person to instill Carlisle with his religious views, I imagined that Carlisle does remember his life before his turning.
As we know meyer does like to tell you one thing about her vamps, yet have one of the super Cullens be the exception to that rule (i.e. an uncontrollable thirst for blood - which bella doesn't get. 3 days of horrible burning agony - which only bella and carlisle are able to endure in silence)
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Ashlingashling_c on November 17th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
he's just mentioned slightly. I can't get the quote right now sadly. Probably best to as chthonya. :)

Best of luck!