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04 October 2013 @ 08:14 pm
OK, I was having a discussion with a friend about Bella's reading habits, and how the series uses Bella's reading to support the assertion that she's intelligent, but I can't recall any instances of her reading a new book, only rereading books. That seems to me to counter the intelligence argument and indicate that she feels she's kinda done learning. Anybody know off the top of their head what books Bella reads or buys in the series and if any of them are new to her?
28 October 2012 @ 12:36 pm
Title: Flying and Flocking
Author: peskywhistpaw
Reader: peskywhistpaw
Fandom: Twilight
Pairing: Rosalie/Leah
Rating: R, for strong language and mild sexuality
Length: 02:45:04
Link to text version: LJ | AO3
Summary: Rosalie does not simply move through the forest, she is a part of it, and it suits her in the strange way that it suits Leah. How two lonely, broken, wild things of the woods connect with each other and rediscover their humanity.

Download @ my LJ
03 June 2012 @ 12:38 am

What if Leah had a chance at love again? Would she take the leap? How would her feelings for Sam resolve if things changed after many years. Would her love for him still be the same?

This is an out-take/future take from Every Rose Has Its Thorn; however, it is a one-shot that stands on it's own. There is no need to read the longer multi-chapter story to understand everything that's happening in this one.

Leah, Sam, OC
Rated: T

Free from Fate

However, I didn't know where else to share this.

:takes deep breath:

Has anyone here come across/heard of "50 Shades Of Grey?" Do you know of the story behind it?
I feel like I have to get my opinion of it off of my chest. So here it goes!

It was...horrendous. Cheap. Badly-written. The worst part? It is a legit copyrighted FANFICTION about E/B. Yes, I know the author (whom I have some not-so-nice words for) changed the names, physical descriptions around but that was really about it. My friend has the actual book "series" if you will, while I have the copy of the fanfiction it was "loosely based off of" read COPIED FROM- "Master Of The Universe." We compared each page and they are the same thing, no matter what E. L. James says.
These three books have taken the 1st-3rd spot on the NY Bestsellers list and 1-3 on Amazon's Kindle sales.

I can't even begin to explain how frustrating and infuriating I find this. A TWI-MOM (seriously, she first posted the story on twi-mom.net) writes a supposedly steamy AH/AU BDSM lemon about Edward & Bella and then instead of writing something I dunno...original in plot and characters, she literally changes the names to Christian Grey & Anastasia Steele, changes their hair/eye colors and changes the names of things like Cullen Enterprise Holdings to Grey Enterprise Holdings. She has no imagination whatsoever in the changes, and then she's able to get away with publishing and now is making untold amounts of money from the series and also now the movie rights have been bought. Ugh. There is even talk of them trying to pursue Rob & Kristen themselves for the leads. The fanfiction also included a very bullshit version of our dearly beloved Jacob who apparently just doesn't know what "No" means if you catch my drift.

I dunno, but as a fanfiction writer and s someone who is currently trying to write their own novel- this just smacks of cheating. I feel like ANYONE can now write a book and if it's steamy enough (and honestly, this is like a badly written harlequin romance with some Dominance/Submissive thrown in just for GP) and self-publish it then gain readers who only read it because it's a lemon and then boom it's popular enough for a huge publishing house to buy out the rights for it and the rest is history.

How do you feel about this idea? Have you read it? What did you think of it? I know quite a few of fanfiction authors who's stories were way better written and could probably get away with doing the same thing. But does that make it ok?

I'll get off of my soapbox now : )
Current Mood: frustratedfrustrated
11 March 2012 @ 09:32 pm

What happened when Leah and Sam broke up? How did Leah deal with the news and did they ever confront each other after Sam imprinted on Emily. One version of how events may have unfolded.

This was my entry for FWAR's Musical Cues II One Shot contest. It was written to the musical prompt: Someone Like You by Adele.

Don't Forget Me

I tried to post this here months ago, but for some reason, it didn't go through. We'll see if it does this time, I guess. Yay!

Title: Flying and Flocking
Fandom: Twilight
Pairing: Rosalie/Leah
Rating: R, for strong language and mild sexuality
Word Count: ~22,800 total
Summary: Rosalie does not simply move through the forest, she is a part of it, and it suits her in the strange way that it suits Leah. How two lonely, broken, wild things of the woods connect with each other and rediscover their humanity.
Author's Notes: God, this fic. I love this fic. Here are my original author's notes, with the fic originally posted here on AO3: Endless thank-yous to my betas damkianna and masagoroll for their absolutely invaluable help. The title is from one of the tracks on Zoe Keating's beautiful instrumental album "Into The Trees." I did not write a word of "Flying and Flocking" without this CD playing, and thus it really helped shape the mood of the story. You may want to track it down for yourself to listen to as you read. There are a few background pairings, both implicit and explicit, drawn from where the canon stands (or seems to stand) at the end of Breaking Dawn, so keep that in mind. All characterizations and past events are meant to be canon-compliant. Lovely complementary artwork is here!

Part One | Part Two | Part Three

09 March 2012 @ 01:21 pm
I've decided to try and get a read on the age and romantic history demographics of the different Twilight Teams. Because I don't have anything better to do, obviously.

Please take a moment to fill this out (seriously, it's six questions) and then pass it on to other folks -- particularly Team Edward people, if you know any! I'm trying to get representation across the board...

Twilight 'Shipping Demographic Survey

Thanks :D
Did I just write non-J/B PWP? Hell yes I did.

Title: An Introduction to Chemistry for Biology Students: 9th Edition
Author: audreyii_fic
Fandom: Twilight
Rating: M
Characters: Seth, Kim, Jared
Genre: Humor/PWP
Warnings: Explicit sex.

Seth has a thing for Kim, and Jared doesn't mind. Unapologetic fluffsmut.

Seth walked into Kim's bedroom and found that Kim was not technically wearing clothes. )
18 February 2012 @ 03:51 pm
Title: Comfort
Author: light4dawn
Fandom/Pairing: Twilight, Leah (no pairing)
Rating: T
A story about love, loss, and family bonds that is all Leah (with a little Seth). This was my contribution to Jacob Black N Pack's 3rd Writing Challenge to the prompt: Before He Cheats by Carrie Underwood.
  Link to Comfort
  Link to light4dawn's fics