Author Topic: [Mercy #5] Silver Borne Discussion  (Read 137677 times)

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2010, 12:05:27 pm »
Am I the only Ben lover here? I think he could be a great character to develop more.  I see changes in him already! he saved Medea!!!!!

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #196 on: April 05, 2010, 12:09:51 pm »
I know, I love that Ben saved Medea. He won my heart in this book. I love Ben, Warrren, Samuel, Adam, Bran...okay I will take them all.  :-whistle  :D

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #197 on: April 05, 2010, 12:19:54 pm »
Am I the only Ben lover here? I think he could be a great character to develop more.  I see changes in him already! he saved Medea!!!!!

 :D No, I love him too. I definitely have a soft spot for him. Warren too.

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #198 on: April 05, 2010, 06:27:12 pm »
I moved the last 20 or so posts over to the "Rank, dominance, Alphas, & the Military thread:  http://hurog.com/forum/index.php?topic=240.0
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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #199 on: April 05, 2010, 06:36:03 pm »
Thanks Patti, it kind of threw me for a loop for a bit... "hey, where did the last posts go!?"  but then I found them. 

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #200 on: April 05, 2010, 06:39:39 pm »
Yeah.  Interesting stuff, but nothing to do with SB.
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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #201 on: April 06, 2010, 06:25:32 am »
Ellyll asked, "Why Ben?"

I love Ben too. Yeah, he's a possible serial rapist but there's something vulnerable and loyal that endears him to me. I think because he's been abused himself, I mentally excuse his behavior. I also enjoy comically bitter characters so he works for me.  :)

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #202 on: April 06, 2010, 06:47:16 am »
I wasn't asking why anyone would like Ben.  I love Ben, too.   :D  My question was why the person before me had suggested that Ben should "kick Paul's butt" - given the stories, it didn't make sense to me.  :-\
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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #203 on: April 06, 2010, 07:04:37 am »
I think Ben has the potential to get higher up in the ranks but I think he has to start healing and getting over the abuse/his issues before he can do that or otherwise it might not be a good thing because you have to be pretty dominant/aggressive and that can twist a person.
Talking about Ben- I know some people have commented about him flirting with Jesse in the hot chocolate scene but I also noticed that he did the same thing with Mercy in front of Adam during the aftermath of Hart and the abortive shoot-em-up. I find it interesting that he chose to flirt in front of Adam of all people and Jesse- but I think I realised that both Mercy (who Ben really likes and respects) and Jesse who is a minor but is also is his alpha's daughter are women who he considers with esteem. Maybe its a sign of healing and they are representative that women can be seen as good? Does this make sense. My brain is mush :D
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« Reply #204 on: April 06, 2010, 07:18:38 am »
Yes, it makes absolute sense! I was one of those people who thought Ben seemed a bit sweet on Jesse. But after I thought about it afterwards, it didn't seem like he was flirting, more like just teasing her because he likes/respects her as a friend and as the Alpha's daughter. He didn't want Jesse to know he was just teasing because he hid his smile from her. Which makes me think that he wants to keep Jesse in the dark about him caring about her as a friend - to keep his walls up. Whatever happened to him growing up has definitely caused some issues with trusting women. I'm pretty sure we will learn the truth eventually. At this point tho, we are seeing him heal and grow into a more respectful and gentler person that has been hidden under a lot of layers of bitterness and sadness.

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #205 on: April 06, 2010, 07:44:16 am »
I wasn't asking why anyone would like Ben.  I love Ben, too.   :D  My question was why the person before me had suggested that Ben should "kick Paul's butt" - given the stories, it didn't make sense to me.  :-\

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #206 on: April 06, 2010, 07:55:39 am »
I think Ben sees both Mercy and Jesse as trustworthy, and therefore, safe women with which to re-learn how to behave and connect with the opposite sex. Doing it in front of Adam also gives him the extra reassurance that his behavior is acceptable. Maybe not consciously, of course, but he knows that they will not hesitate to correct him, without being nasty or hurtful. I love watching Ben grow, and it would be sweet to see him heal enough to have someone special in his life.

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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #207 on: April 06, 2010, 09:15:46 am »
I have been letting it germinate in my mind. I loved this book and while Moon Called remains my favorite, I definitely love the softer side of Mercy. Smexy scene was FABULOUS!  bOuNcY

If I have any gripes, it would be with both series. If we are discovering the limits of the "bonds" between both couples, fair enough. However, too much "action" time is spent pontificating on the "bond" and dealing with the "bond". It's almost like the bond is a character that's hogging good Mercy time.

I'm sure I'm in the minority because there seems to be a lot of discussion about it here but it bugs me. I don't want to see it take over the books so half of it is actual story line and half of it describing Mercy being overwhelmed by the bond or looking at the bond or being scared of the bond or watering the bond....whatever you do with a bond.  LOL
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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #208 on: April 06, 2010, 09:23:21 am »
whatever you do with a bond.  LOL

If it involves Adam, Sam, Ben, or Warren, I could think of a few things to do with a "bond."  >D*hubba-hubba* 

(For the purposes of my fantasy, I'll pretend that Warren is not gay.   :P)
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Re: Silver Borne Discussion [Spoilers]
« Reply #209 on: April 06, 2010, 09:27:31 am »
 LOL LOL LOL LOL


Bond or handcuffs.....? >D
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