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It’s been a while since I read a fan fic that had me this excited.

In Beyond Time we meet up with Bella after Edward has left her. She’s unhappy, but not lying on the forrest floor or holed up in her room moping.  She knows Edward still loves her and doesn’t know why he left. She’s angry and, as Jacob puts it, she’s the new and improved badass Bella.

Somehow fate sends Bella to 1918 Chicago and shit gets real. Or does it? I have no idea.

I’m not quite finished reading Beyond Time. I have fewer than 100 pages left and I still have no idea where we’re going. Actually, I have too many ideas of where it could go and that’s what makes this story brilliant. I hope you’ll love this story, too!

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I’m reading Love Amongst the Ruins. It’s the most painful fic I’ve read since Dead Confederates. It’s so bad that I’m afraid I was terribly unforgiving of Dead Confederates. Maybe I should give it another chance. I’m thinking I might finish LAtR, read something brainy and important, and then re-read Dead Confederates with a fresh perspective. Maybe I’ll even read the Jane Auel series starting with the second book. DragonWife know how significant it is that I’d even consider picking up Jane Auel.

So, why is Love Amongst the Ruins so bad? At first it seems like it’ll be a pretty standard broken Edward and broken Bella find each other story. Sadly, this Edward is extra pitiful. Ya know how Twi-haters complain that movie Edward is all broody and self hating to the point of nausea? Yeah, this Edward is like that. I don’t even feel bad for him. I’m halfway through (376 pages so far) and he hasn’t made a dent in my heart. Instead of the beautiful man described I envision Christian Slater from Heathers – forced darkness, hunched over not from crippling injury but with hate and extreme selfishness. This story made me bored of Edward. I hate not adoring Edward. It’s so fucked up.

Bella is practically normal in comparison. There’s the whole love at first sight thing which I actually get. She gets to have a dream job of cataloguing old books into a library collection. Yep, she researches and plays with old rare books all day. There’s a fascinating mystery involved that gets mentioned in the first couple chapters. The next time it was mentioned in any meaningful way is 24 chapters later. Twenty four chapters!

I’m still reading this story only because I want to know the deal with MSM’s journal, music and collection of rare books. I don’t care if Edward ever says “the words’ to Bella. I don’t care if he ever finds a way to deal with his back. I don’t care if Bella ever learns what a man whore he was once upon a time. I don’t care if Esme finds out all the secrets and fires everyone. Just get to the fucking point!

 

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A while back I read a story that had quite an effect (not affect) on me. In Your World by solostintwilight is the story of a Bella who escapes an abusive relationship. She finds a beautiful new life with the Amish where she learns about family, faith and community. She also discovers her self and love. Real love.

After I read it I went to grab the link and share it only to find the story had been pulled. Now I’m pleased to share the news that it’s been published and is set to release in June. I’m so excited!

 

Here’s the author’s page for Healing Faith:

http://jennyferbrowne.wordpress.com/2013/02/08/healing-faith-an-in-your-world-series-novel/comment-page-1/#comment-82

 

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Over there-> in the Reading List is a new link to the story Forget Me Not. Just finished this and loved it to pieces! I don’t think I’ve ever loved Charlie more, Bella is freakin’ awesome and, of course, Edward has his moments.

A man is found beaten and unconscious down by the river. When he awakens he remembers nothing but his name, Edward. Guess who helps him out? There’s an odd little mystery and lots of love. The very last lines of the very last future-take Kill Me with sweetness.

It’s a short story of only 210 pages. SydneyAlice does a wonderful job of telling the beautiful story without dragging it out unnecessarily. That is greatly appreciated by this constantly tired and falling asleep pregnant fan fic reader 🙂

With that in mind, this little disclaimer: I thought twice about posting a rec because I’m ditsy and a little dumb right now. I’d hate to recommend something that isn’t actually as great as it seems to the crazy pregnant lady. Then I realized that I could barely restart Breaking Dawn and didn’t follow through. I just read a paragraph and drifted to sleep. Same thing with Twilight. Both books I love. I can only read one article from Mother Earth News in a sitting. Forget Me Not may have taken a few nights rather than a few hours for me to read through, but it kept my attention, kept me awake and kept me wanting more. Sure hope you get as much of a kick out of it as I did!

 

PS – Just ran a spell check for obvious reasons and I spelled  unconscious correctly the first time! Yea me, lol

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It looks like the link is going to stay ugly even though I did exactly what the little blue ‘link’ button said to do. Whatever. The important thing is that you all make your way to the blog and at the very least read the posts from 11:30-32. Bill Condon says that they added a bit from Midnight Sun to address Edward’s self-loathing…as per OMRob’s suggestion, of course. I Can Not Wait to see what they pulled and how they play it!

 

Click here for blog!

Whew, I’m glad it’s only 2 weeks away. If I’d learned this a month ago I’d be losing it (more than I already am).

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So, in 94 days (give or take) we will have all seen Breaking Dawn Part 1 and quite likely been blown away. Obviously. Because really, we’ve already seen what happens to the headboard. Even Dragonwife couldn’t help but notice the HOTness of he who is OMEdward. While waiting for Eclipse the net was overrun with TwiLovingLadies swooning about the mere idea of the leg hitch. For BD they already showed us the headboard! Holy mother of God what are they saving for the theater?!?!?

Anyway, back to my point. Everyone knows that everyone is looking forward to the wedding, the headboard breaking honeymoon and the realization that Nessie is on her way. I think we can also consider it a given that we’re all dying to find out exactly where will we be left hanging off the cliff.

What I want to know now is: What other scenes are you especially excited to finally see realized on the big screen?

 

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I’ve read a lot of fan fic. Much of it has tough subject matter. Many of my favorites have downright disturbing subject matter. For some reason this one, Hide and Drink, really got to me. That reason has a name and address. It boils down to addiction and how it affects everyone involved.

Hide and Drink is another very well written story from savage. It’s a pretty simple idea – What if Edward didn’t stop himself that first day? What happens when the vamp simply uses and drinks from the singer? It’s an interesting idea that makes for a very engaging story.

Edward kidnaps Bella and takes her on a whirlwind adventure against her will. Edward is damaged, dangerous and still lovable. Bella is beautiful, insightful and mildly irritating about it. Everyone is with their canon partners and mostly in character. Aro has a very quick but memorable appearance. I think that little meeting is exactly how it would have gone if Edward took this other path.

Happily Ever After? That depends on your point of view. This is one of those stories I really want you all to read and then come back and discuss. There’s some heavy shit in this story. Tell me – Am I reading too much into it? Is it really deep, meaningful and eye-opening in the way we hear about Oprah Book Club books?

 

 

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There is a lot more to Eric Yorkie than just being the kid who says “It’s La Push, baby, La Push”. Remember he’s with the high school newspaper. He’s figured out the Cullen secret and is determined to expose them. But, how does he gain the evidence? And how will the Cullens respond when they learn Eric’s plan?

This is a quick, fun story that takes place during Twilight. It fits right in with Twilight events (Well done with a side of canon!) and I’m sure that when I reread Twilight I’ll have this story in my mind, running along side and filling in places I never before considered empty. Yep, it’s that good!

Suddenly Eric is a very important character. duskwatcher2153 writes an Eric Yorkie who has won a little piece of my heart.

 

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A while back Dragonwife shared a list of great sounding stories by Savage7289. I started with Surviving Bella because it could be loaded into my trusty Sony 🙂

As I write this up I know that in keeping away from any spoilers it may come across as any-other-Twi-fan-fic. But it’s not. It’s a-fucking-mazing!

So yeah, here goes.

Anthony is a really messed up alcoholic, womanizing asshole with an incredibly dark past. Bella is pure innocence and pretty much all that is right with the world. Bad shit went down in her life, too, but she handles it well and is planning her future.

Bella was taking a break on a lovely cruise before she started on her new path. Anthony is just taking yet another group of wealthy tourists for a snooty vacation on his ship The Twilight. There’s a storm. There’s a life raft. There’s a revelation that their paths have crossed before.

I believe that sets the stage. I wholeheartedly recommend this story and hope you read it and run back here to share your thoughts!

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This is the review I’ve been dreading……

Best Laid Plans

From FF.net summary: Set at the end of Eclipse, Bella makes a plan that could put everything she
wants in jeopardy. Will she lose everything because of her foolhardy plan? HEA
Edward/Bella, with Jacob angst. Finalist in the Indie Twific Awards!

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Can you imagine Twilight Bella as foolhardy? Did you love to hate her when you read Eclipse? Did you ever wonder how stupid can Bella possibly be? When Bella is deep in her self-examination in the series and other fanfic do you find yourself asking What The Fuck? A lot?

This isn’t just a little bit of Jacob angst. This is a whole lot of Bella over-thinking things and sabotaging her own happiness as well as the happiness of so many others. Sounds awful, right? It is. And then again – It’s not.

La.Tua.Cantante.83 does it so well that I couldn’t stop reading.

I know, I know…..I always keep reading even when it hurts. But this wasn’t like putting myself through the hell that is the highly acclaimed Dead Confederates. Then I just kept trying to figure out the draw and was hoping for some dramatic twist ending that made it all worth it. So with DC I didn’t enjoy the writing or the story.

Best Laid Plans has quite lovely writing that almost makes up for Bella’s inner dialog. I found myself wondering if the author went through the Twilight series and then some bad fan fic and then asked the question above – Could Bella BE any dumber? Then she decided to answer that question herself. Yes. Yes she can. And here she is with her Best Laid Plans. I like to think the author would get a kick out of my little fantasy of how BLP came to be. If not, maybe she wants to give me a punch in the neck…

I love to adore Bella and to root for her. This story may or may not be written with the intent to show Bella at her worst, but for me it certainly worked out that way. In a lot of ways it was hilarious, but that might just be me.

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