Howdy-do y'all! Missie, The Unread Reader, here. *tips brim of cowboy hat in greeting*
Since I've been a long time fangirl of Alison's blog, one of the many reasons being her love for Twilight, I jumped on her offer to do a guest post for Totally Twilight. And that is why you are stuck with me today. Yeehaw!
Over on my blog, I host a meme called "My Book Boyfriend," in which participants are encouraged to swoon over boys in books! Though many fictional hotties have been featured, I haven't yet seen a MBB post on one of the most amazing vampires ever, Jasper Whitlock Hale! So, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do one now!
From the moment he quietly appeared in Twilight, Jasper stole my heart. He had a gentle nature that hinted at something a bit dark, and that completely intrigued me. Later, when I learned he was from Texas, that only served to forever cement a deep affection for Jazz in my heart. Also, from the whole Cullen Coven, I think Jasper has the most interesting background. Here are a few of my favorite Jasper tidbits.
- Born in 1844 in Houston, TX
- Tall with a medium build and honey blond hair
- Lied about his age to join the Confederate Army and quickly became the youngest Major
- Gained the notice of a vampire, Maria, who was creating a vampire army of newborns. She turned Jasper for his military skills in 1863
- He was 19 at the time
- Has the ability to feel and manipulate human emotions
- After years of killing for Maria, he became extremely depressed
|artwork by nami86
- Left Maria's coven & wandered alone for years
- In 1948, met Alice at a diner in Philadelphia, & they fell in love
- Agreed to join the Cullen Coven and adopt their "vegetarian" lifestyle to be with Alice. They married soon after
- Began using Rosalie's last name, Hale, to pose as her twin
- Of the Cullan Coven, has the most difficult time controlling his bloodlust for humans
- Has degrees in history and philosophy
My Favorite Jasper scene ever:
Artwork by the wickedly talented nami86. Visit nami86's gallery on deviantART for more Jasper/Alice and Twilight illustrations.
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Which Twilight Saga guy (or gal) would you date and why?