Do you think the vampires in Twilight are capable of being physically flexible or are they stiff? Because I saw a fanfic where they mentioned how they could do things that humans weren't capable of and how they were more flexible than professional gymnast but I honestly just can't see someone who is diamond hard being a contortionist.
I’m with you on that it’s hard for me to imagine rock-hard creatures being flexible, but I think SM meant them to be so superior to humans in every way and thus I bet she would say they could do things a professional gymnast could not. Her explanation seems to be that each individual cell is like a rock-hard diamond, but the skin itself moves like human skin in terms of being flexible. You have Alice, for example, with her ballerina grace, which wouldn’t be possible if they were like stone statues that could barely move.
I sort of like to imagine that’s what happens to vampires who don’t feed for a long long time though? Not like two weeks, but like months, years. That they become more stone-like and can’t move as well. But that’s just sort of my own headcanon for what becoming “weak” with thirst might look like. And it would have to be extreme starvation before it would be noticeable to a human, and they still would be able to move, however stiffly, and once they had some blood in them they’d be good as new.