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  1. Well done Lily. It certainly was unexpected but then I guess you were fairly determined that Belle was going to have a baby with Aden. I love the drama that you manage to portray in your writing. I actually enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd chapters more as you explored the confused feelings of both Belle and Aden. Keep writing, I'll be back.
  2. Just a gentle warning that some of the comments made in this thread recently could be seen by other board members as offensive. EVERY MEMBER has a responsibility to express their views and opinions in a way that is not offensive to others. Offensive posts will be edited or if nothing worthwhile remains after editing will be deleted.
  3. I have enjoyed the story Lily G.. Have you entered anything for the script writing competition?
  4. I always hope relationships on the show will be given a chance to develop over some longer term.. I don't often get my wish. However this one really worries me. They both come with so much previous emotional baggage. Still working through all the baggage could make great ongoing drama if the writers are up to it.
  5. 40 degrees C today not a cloud in the sky.
  6. I can't see that a charge of "locking the hall doors which might potentially be dangerous should there be an accident" would stick in any court I know of.
  7. At this nobody has found the key to getting alongside Melody. That doesn't mean there isn't one. I believe that Melody needs to be treated in some tightly supervised retreat where she could interract with a medical team probably consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist and experienced counsellors. Something similar to the place Mattie went to after her issue with body image that lead to bulimia. It probably needs to be in a small group situation with both adults and people her own age.
  8. At the risk of having things thrown at me by the Adelle fans I wonder if Aden wouldn't be the best person to help Melody. This wouldn't have to be a romantic relationship although somewhere down the track it could be.
  9. I agree that she needs to face the consequences of her actions but to what end? The whole point of facing the consequences is that she learns life lessons and handles situations more appropriately the next time. There is no point in the consequences being so severe that she is so damaged that she can never benefit from the lessons. What is the point of that? Some sort of society revenge? The consequences need to limited in severity so that they are suffucient to teach lasting lessons but hopefully not cause lasting damage. That is where her "parents" and friends have a role in my opinion
  10. I agree that she needs to face the consequences of her actions but to what end? The whole point of facing the consequences is that she learns life lessons and handles situations more appropriately the next time. There is no point in the consequences being so severe that she is so damaged that she can never benefit from the lessons. What is the point of that? Some sort of society revenge? The consequences need to limited in severity so that they are suffucient to teach lasting lessons but hopefully not cause lasting damage. That is where her "parents" and friends have a role in my opinion
  11. I agree that she needs to face the consequences of her actions but to what end? The whole point of facing the consequences is that she learns life lessons and handles situations more appropriately the next time. There is no point in the consequences being so severe that she is so damaged that she can never benefit from the lessons. What is the point of that? Some sort of society revenge? The consequences need to limited in severity so that they are suffucient to teach lasting lessons but hopefully not cause lasting damage. That is where her "parents" and friends have a role in my opinion
  12. Cornelia Francis is a towering talent in Australian drama. Any show she is in gains stature. Ours is no exception.
  13. It seems with all the discussion of Belle/Aden and Jack/Martha that the Melody storyline has somehow been forgotten. For me it will be one of the two compelling storylines of the early part of this year. ( The other being Belle and Aden's interraction with the toxic waste storyline and its personal effect on them.) Melody's obsessive behaviour and failure to cope with reality ( Geoff is with Nicole ) has lead her to such a dark place. Her actions have put multiple lives at risk. Without her mother and/or father (and I'm not sure how much help they would be,) just who will step forward to
  14. I'm really appreciating the character of Angelo at the moment. He is not an attractive character but the world is full of people who are not attractive at times. He is "collateral damage" from the out of control relationship between Aden and Belle. I also find that relationship compelling drama but also not attractive as an example of all that is good in relationships. I believe Angelo's violent reaction to Belle's "cheating' on him is very disturbing in a Police Officer particularly one entrusted with carrying a firearm in the community. I think the important point to make is that al
  15. I think "brave" is the wrong word to use in this case. I think Belle was feeling so "battered" emotionally that she didn't have the strength to face up to telling him or his reaction to being told. Once again if you're anti-Belle this could be seen as cowardice or worse. If you're pro-Belle this could be viewed with sympathy at her being "battered" by events and not thinking clearly. If you're neither ...............
  16. Yeah it is predictable but I never expected it to be any different ( I note the Username!! ) However it is well written and I did wonder for just a millisecond whether you were going to throw us a curve.
  17. This is probably off topic but I obviously missed the events surrounding Axel's death while away caravanning. ( I don't know where else to ask ) Could someone correct me if I'm wrong and fill in any gaps. - Axel drunkenly "attacked" Melody - Aden beat up on Axel. ( I assumed that, it wasn't confirmed before I left) - Jai and Axel stole Mattie's scooter and Axel was killed in an accident. ( This is where I'm short on detail ) - Melody blamed herself because she "prayed God's wrath" on Axel I've always assumed that Axel's death and the events surrounding it were
  18. It's interesting that I haven't liked any of her relationships since she split up with Lucas.I liked her with Ric and I liked her with Drew the first time round but there was no way they should have got back together after he slept with Amanda.The fact they never seemed to be happy afterwards just made the fact they trampled over Lucas to be together all the more annoying.My views on her and Aden are on record in several places but let's just say I don't think they're any better.Ironically, her and Angelo had promise but she ruined it by pining for Aden the whole time.Can I put in a vote for h
  19. In fact her feistiness may be her way back.
  20. Quite a mild New Years Eve at 20 C. A bit different to last year when it was 40 C
  21. I said in a thread some time ago that the writers seemed to be trying to establish Belle as an individual now that most of her teenage group has left the show. At the time I thought that they were doing a really good job of it. I agree with Slade that to make further progress with this she does need to re-establish her career in journalism or photography so that we can see her in a work setting interracting with other people and developing an adult personality. At this stage she is on a downward spiral and when she hits bottom, however that might be, there will be a golden opportunity for
  22. Wow there surely are some strongly held opinions here. Unfortunately language that is "over the top" does have a habit of provoking responses which are similarly "over the top". Perhaps if we retired to our corners secure in our own view of the character of Belle and when we "came out fighting" we did it with reasoned argument rather than name calling, provocative langauge etc. Remember nobody is either right or wrong here, they just hold an opinion. The OTT language aside this has been a great thread and I'm sure that the writers must be thrilled at having provoked such dedicated involv
  23. Well written. You've captured the build up of emotions very well and the sense of not knowing what to expect at the start of a relationship. keep going.
  24. I have to support Cal. We can all have different opinions about Belle ( or any other characters for that matter ) I think that's what the writers want. But why do we have to verbally attack someone who has an opinion different to ours? If we have a right to our opinion then doesn't that right also extend to others? Belle is a complex character who is under intense pressure in many aspects of her life. Some of the things she has done aren't attractive or likeable. She is a human being though. Someone of value. I think many of us have been helped and valued by another person when we a
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