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Reading Eclipse: Chapter 16 (Epoch)

January 9th, 2009 at 12:02 am by Kaleb Nation

The song for this chapter is Invasion by Eisley


I found it interesting how I’m reading about Bella graduating, a mere week before I will be returning to school. Unlike last semester, this time I’ve transferred to an English degree, which means all my classes are of great interest (Literary Studies, Psychology, etc). No more of that Calculus nonsense (and mayhaps more time to get work done finish Eclipse)!

Before I began, I decided to look up the word epoch, which is the title of this chapter. The definition is as follows:

NOUN: 1a. A particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable or noteworthy.

b. A notable event that marks the beginning of such a period.

If you think about it, there are a lot of things attached to Bella’s graduation ceremony. Not only does it mark the ending of school, where she first met Edward, but it also means that she is getting much closer to becoming a vampire. And what then? It seems to me that after Bella’s graduation, so many things will happen, in ways that are far different than for most people. Which of these is the reason for the title? Is it pointing to the remarkable and noteworthy time of Bella being a human, or is this simply the beginning of a new Bella: where everything previous was simply there to prepare her as a vampire?

I think that Bella would have a far easier time choosing clothing if her closet was filled with various items of plaid. Anytime I wish to go somewhere, I simply put on a pair of jeans, choose a plaid shirt, and go. If Bella wants to mix things up a bit, she can close her eyes, spin around a few times, and then wear the first plaid garment her hand touches. None of this “I have nothing to wear” nonsense. With plaid, there is always something to wear.


(ADDED: there seems to be a debate in the comments as to if this is plaid or argyle. WOT?! Good thing I’m not a fashion designer, but what’s the difference?! All I see are lines and colors… 😀  )

But, I understand. When your clothes are being stolen by a newborn vampire who most likely intends other things than playing dress-up-like-Bella-for-a-day, I can see how she can get a bit nervous.

If I remember my graduation correctly, it was dominated by emotional moments and seeing long-lost relatives and friends, none of which happened to be vampires. Unlike at Bella’s graduation, my parents gave speeches about me, which was quite touching and yet slightly uncomfortable, especially recounting certain events I might rather forget (like the time my mother cut my hair a bit too short and I was forced to look like Dwight Schrute for weeks).

I keep wondering why these vampires are after Bella. Are they planning to use her as a distraction, to draw the Cullens out? Somehow, whoever-it-is knows exactly how to get around Alice’s visions and get into Bella’s house, and creep about through Seattle undeterred. What makes it worse is that this vampire didn’t come to kill Bella, but instead is passing on the duties to somebody else: probably more than a few vampires, who using their newborn powers might actually stand a chance in getting to Bella.

I found it nice of Jacob to show up for Bella’s graduation, especially with what happened the last time he saw her. It was probably a good idea for him to disappear early, too 😀


– I’ll have info on the Twilight Youtube Contest Of Awesome II soon.

– Twilight Series Theories is putting together a project for Billy Burke! Click here for more info on how you can help!

– By the way, I love the DVD art for the Twilight movie!


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79 Responses

  1. alexx-a

    I love the cover of the dvd…!!
    It is so nice!!

  2. Ari

    yeah thats not plaid. Plaid is squares intersecting in other square, usually in various degrees of thickness to the lines. Argyle is diamonds intersecting in other diamonds.
    Sory, I’m aspiring to be a fashion designer.

  3. Krystalle

    For the epilogue of Eclipse the theme song should be “Lucifer’s Angel” by The Rasmus becuase it fits the epiloge- you’ll see, if you haven;t been spoilered already. Another good song for the end of Eclispse, or rather for The 2nd or so chaopter of Breaking Dawn,. would be “I Ran (So Far Away)” by Flock of Seagulls.

  4. Melissa(melissaturkey)

    haha there wasnt a question or prod for the comments, just thought I’d comment on that, lol
    😀 melissaturkey

  5. Noel

    Kaleb,Argyle and Plaid ARE two totally diffrent things….

  6. BrooklynBridges

    although i love the plaid shirt idea, i think alice would murder you if she ever heard you say that. she would cut your hair AND force you to dress like dwight!
    and everyone knows the real reason Jacob ran away was because he KNEW bella was wearing plaid under that graduation robe, and werewolves have sensitive eyes.
    Anything too amazing burns them.
    That is also why they hate vampires.

  7. Jessi

    to be highly specific your shirt is a plaid with argyle patterning and yeah for the movie

  8. mav

    it’s argyle.
    there’s a diamond pattern

  9. Brianna

    As I am sitting in English class, not doing what I’m supposed to be doing right now but really should be, I decided to comment your post. Anyways. I love how funny you are, and how deep and thoughtful all your posts are no matter how long they may be. And I’m sorry, but I’m not a big fan of plaid or argyle for that matter. And I do believe Alice would murderize you if she ever heard you say that. I suppose I should get back to work now so I don’t fail. Keep on reading and posting. I am really enjoying it.

  10. Karia

    WOOT WOOT! lol forget team edward and team jacob. TEAM DWIGHT all the way! lol

  11. Michelle

    Wow. This is the craziest set of posts yet. I guess I always thought that plaid was like a color design and that argyle was a fabric type. Of course I’ve never thought to look it up… As usual, my assumption was entirely wrong and that actually is argyle. Strange. Also, Steph of number 12, I was there with you for a minute and was actually going to ask Kaleb how he had yet to pick up on that, but I just drug my copy of Eclipse off the shelve and hit on Chapter 16. She actually hasn’t said anything about Victoria yet. Doesn’t happen till 18. You spoiler!! LoL For those of us that can’t stand to read one chapter a week though, I can see how it all jumbled together for you right there. It’s almost like it was one revelation when you keep turning the pages the way I do.

  12. Michelle

    Oh, duh. I’m so sorry. That was “shelf” that I meant to say there. What the world is a shelve? That’s as bad as holy crow!

  13. Sophie

    Hey kaleb,
    i was wondering if i could interview you for my youtube channel: BiteMeCarlisle ??
    if i can can u plz reply the answer to my email!!

  14. maria

    nice office referance!

  15. Blair

    Great post!!! It always entertains me to hear what you have to say about each chapter.

    I love the DVD art! I can’t wait for 3/21!!!

  16. Luciana

    Yes, this very strange same been working, but Bella not a normal girl, is very different with things and people.
    Your vision is interesting in somethings points,
    but a Meyer book’s is most complicate to undestand,
    this a gospel vision about a life,sex and others
    and it a vision very square
    is some points, edward show very well this questions.
    so later

  17. Kristen

    so. i just saw this website, and was intrigued. haha.

    i started reading twilight so that i couldn’t be called a hypocrite when i made fun of my friends who were reading. but, i totally got sucked in. i think eclipse is posibly my favorite of the four books.

    it was interesting to hear your take on a chapter. can’t wait to hear what you have to say about the entire thing. 🙂

  18. rebecka

    ahhhh omg keeep reading ur prob done by nowww where r u at now?

  19. Lotty

    I LOVE eclipse. its my fave book out of the 4.
    And i totally agree with what you said about the DVD art.


  20. twilightaholic

    Dude! How long does it take to post up Chapter 17! I am so sucked into this website its hilarious and i NEED MORE ! JEEZ I would’ve had the whole series finished 10 times over by now!

  21. kiara

    i like this website because it all about twilight. ahh twilight…..
    anyway i just love it

  22. sophie

    wats with all the wierd spellings?

    oh… i forgot about the whole different language thingy

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  24. Hollie

    I think Edward and Bella should be together forever lol, i'm only on chapter 16 on Eclipse so i don't know what happens but it's sooooo goood

  25. Hollie

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