Serendipitous

R/x for hitting a wall

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 7:55 PM

 

I'm working on a new chapter for my story and I've come upon a rough patch.  I'm trying to bridge between two scenes in a chapter, preferably with something realistic and natural...good dialogue, logical transition...but it just.ain't.coming.  Sometimes I can plow through it and clean it up in the editing process, because I tend to do a lot of rewriting anyway as part of finalizing a chapter.  I always find I have to leave what I've written alone for a few days, then go back and read it.  Putting time and some distance helps me read it with fresh eyes.  Right now, though, all I want to do is bail and go read somebody else's fanfiction.  I really need to get this chapter done, though; it's overdue.

How can something you love doing drive you so crazy?  Any other writers out there have this problem?  What do you do?

gallantcorkscrews

Longing is for suckers.

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 7:31 PM

So, we know Edward went a little extreme when he was longing for Bella. What with the stalkingspying and all.

What have you done that was a little outrageous to get with someone?

Has anyone done anything outrageous to get with you?

... and just so no one facepalms, lets try to keep it light. If you bombed some one's girlfriend or (really) stalked someone or faked a pregnancy, don't mention it here. Jennyfly's virgin eyes may bleed.

Pastiche Pen

Let's Talk about English Class!!!!

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 5:21 PM

so i wanna talk about English class...

(and look, Jenny, I'm posting!) 

i had a love/hate relationship with my english teachers... mostly consisting of them being highly irritated with me or loving on me as my interest ebbed and flowed with their various reading choices.

Oedipus bored me.

Caesar floored me.

I'm weird. And I always preferred the creative projects... notably, pastiches. thematic papers can suck my donkey's balls. 

But anyway, let's talk about English class and how it's helped us prepare us for our cozy lives in fanfiction.

And fucking hell, the entire two semesters spent on post-Colonial women's literature made me wanna slit my throat.

laSerenade

I have no comment...

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 5:10 PM

 

What do you think of this?

lalaland

OMG, I'm excited!!!

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 5:07 PM

 I know pimpage day is tomorrow, but I'm too excited to wait, and this story deserves a ton more love:

Where Poppies Grow by La Serenade. Summary: It's World War II and Bella is a British spy in Paris, where she plays the part of a rich man's fiancee. Edward is a pianist living in France. Love strikes, but will Bella choose her love, or her duty?

An Excerpt: 

 

In my dreams it was the summer of 1939, when whispers of war had started, but my seventeen year old self paid them no attention. My biggest problem then was convincing my parents that I didn’t want to marry my childhood friend, Jacob Black. I dreamt that he was trying to woo me again, with flowers and pretty little gifts, which I accepted as cordially as possible. He was the one man I was comfortable around, and that was because I didn’t see him as a man, but as the boy I grew up with. He was one of my greatest friends. Jacob, however, had convinced himself that he loved me, but as I had known him my whole life, and knew that what he felt was only a strong liking. I had seen him ‘fall in love’ with countless other girls; how he acted with me was the exact same way he had with them.

Still, his mother urged him on, and my mother urged me to accept him. I declined.

Even though my dream was tainted with my exasperation with Jacob, I was happy while I drifted off. Those were the days of pretty dresses, and sugary cakes, and evenings out with merry friends.

When I awoke, it was evening again. There was no disorientation; I knew exactly where I was. My lovely dream world fell apart and left behind a hollow ache. Jacob had enlisted in the war and I had lost contact with him. My friends had drifted away from me after I’d rejected their help time and time again. And my parents were dead. The point of life had escaped me — one can’t truly live without loving. I simply went through the motions of life without the will to survive.

My memories of the days following my parents’ deaths were hazy. The funeral was rushed: with so many dead, the burial was hasty and undignified. I only remember standing before the caskets, and deliriously praying for a miracle. Please, let them come back…I’ll do anything. If they come back, I’ll marry Jacob. I’ll spend the rest of my life following orders…

But life doesn’t work that way. It didn’t matter how much I was willing to sacrifice — nothing would be enough to reverse time.

Give it a try, please! La Serenade just updated, and I'm majorly excited, so I'm off to read it  :)
And for your time: 

 

pixievamp

VIP AUTHOR UPDATES GALORE!

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 4:41 PM

 

WE HAVE THREE UPDATES TO SHARE WITH ALL YOU WONDERFUL FOREST CREATURES! 

FIRST, BRATTY_VAMP UPDATED MY ESCORT! So go check it out, and discuss with Bratty and the local inhabitants over in her VIP CABIN!

 

NEXT UP IS THE LOVELY HMONSTER4, WHO UPDATED WITH CHAPTER 6 OF HER FIC I KNOW YOU!  The wintery weather has put our construction crew a little behind schedule, so while we finish building her cabin in the VIP section, feel free to talk about this fic with fellow hmonster fans in the comments of THIS CAMPFIRE. 

 

FINALLY IS OUR RANGER EXTRAORDINAIRE JENNYFLY, WITH HER LATEST FIC RIVER DAM!

As some of you may know, Jenny has been collaborating with a mystery writer on this one, and we want to hear everyone's vote on who this mystery author is! So head on over to her CABIN and submit your guess! Also, all you artists, go and submit your banner for RIVER DAM! Jenny is anxious to see what some of you come up with for this one! 

DELETED USER

Jealousward

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 4:36 PM

I usually don't care for him, but after reading so much about bella the doormat, bella pining and whatnot... I feel like reading some Jealousward for a change.

Rec away, people! :) 

reesa710

The Fallout!

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 4:17 PM

YAY... One of my all time favorite stories just updated. YAY


 http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4946176/1/The_Fallout

gallantcorkscrews

Roast a character

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Uh, so I'm not sure if this is kosher...

But I sorta want to hear my fellow campers rag on Twi characters. I'm in a mean moood.

What characters do you hate? Why? Or, if you dont hate anyone, just tell me what sucks about a certain character. That works too.

I know there a litany of character stereotypes that we all hate. PixieAliceJockEmmetBitchRosalie. But also, give me reasons why the canon character should be bombed off the face of the Earth. Maybe you don't feel *cough* that strongly- but put on your petty hat and try!

hermeyb

Author Pet Peeves

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 1:29 PM

What are your author pet peeves?  I don't mean in terms of plot but of mechanics etc.  

One of mine:  I hate when an author gives things away in the notes, particularly if it's to tell me that there's a Happily Ever After.  I don't want to know the ending!  I don't want to know that she won't get pregnant or that it's only cannon pairings etc.  I accept the warnings because I understand that some material may really bother people but I think the plot summaries provides enough information AND a reader can always PM the author if they don't want to waste time reading something that ends a certain way.

Okay, rant over.  Now tell me about yours!  

Doodlecake

Twilight is infecting our orange juice

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 1:25 PM

 I stumbled across this is and LJ comm today:

What better way to start your day than with a nice bottle of OJ. And now, you can not only get all the vitamin C you need, but you can also spend it with Edward, Bella and Jane!

With their faces printed on a sticker on the lid, you can even take it off and wear it proudly on your clothes, to show what a fanpire you are!

So buy one today!

 

You know, I made up that ad campaign thing. I think I could make a living out of it, if you ask me.

bexx

The Govenator Signs Anti-Papz Law

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 12:46 PM

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new bill into law Sunday that will fine paparazzi for taking photos that invade a celebrity's right to privacy. The law also targets media outlets who purchase the photos.Throngs of photographers often jockey to get the perfect shot of a celebrity, but that doesn't mean it's welcomed. Britney Spears famously had enough one night, taking an umbrella to a photographer's SUV.

In 1998, Schwarzenegger himself had his car swarmed by paparazzi while he was picking up his child from school.
Jennifer Aniston received $550,000 and an apology from a photographer who used a high-powered telephoto lens to shoot her in the backyard wearing only panties.
While paparazzi may get a bad rap for their methods, celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe said things are not always what they seem.
"A lot of times the shot you see in the magazine is actually orchestrated by the celebrity themselves," said celebrity columnist Ben Widdicombe. "Celebrities like Britney Spears, for example, are infamous in the industry for letting their assistants tell the paparazzi when they'll be leaving the gates."
Celebrity photos can be big business, especially when it comes to major milestones. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher reportedly pocketed $3 million from OK for their 2005 union. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker received $2 million from OK for photos of their lavish Paris, France, wedding.
Expectant celebrities can also rake in big bucks. People magazine reportedly paid $14 million for the first pictures of the Brad Pitt-Angelina Jolie twins.
The new California law makes it a crime to take and sell unauthorized photos of celebrities in "personal or familial activity." Violators face fines up to $50,000. The anti-paparazzi amendment takes effect in January.
Source: CNN
Do you think the Save RPattz brigade feels they have been victorious? 
It does seem odd that this happened so soon after the Rob vs paparazzi mayhem. 
What I want to know is how they define “personal or familial activities.” Would RPattz going to a friend’s show be considered personal?
What are your thoughts on this? Will things really change?
wolvesnvamps

nom nom nom....

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 12:02 PM

I am watching football and eating absolutely incredible pizza. What are you eating right now? Do you like it? And if you aren't eating or don't like what you are eating-tell us what you are CRAVING right now!
 
emibella

Clips of Taylor Lautner on SNL

Sunday December 13, 2009 at 7:32 AM

 

Answer the following:

 

Taylor's appearance on SNL was:

 

a. A product of bad writing. He was enthusiastic and funny but the show's material lacked anything to laugh about.

b. wooden and painful to watch. I didn't even make it to the lame-attempt-at-a- Twilight-connection skit

c. Fastastic. He is such a stud and I haven't laughed that much at a TV show in a long time.

No replies saying that you didn't see it. You saw the clips. That is enough to form an opinion. Honest.

Bonus Question:

How do you think Rob or Kristen would do on SNL? What skits would they subject them to?

BellsNWhistles

Is there really any GOOD Twilight crap

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 10:09 PM

that is worth receiving for Christmas?

 

infernalheart

Coming outta the closet...

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 10:02 PM

Dear ADFers:

Prior to ADF and the NM release, I was a very closeted Twilight/Rob/fanfic addict. My husband thought I read “blogs” all night and was entirely clueless about my Twilight/Rob obsession.

Since ADF has come out he’s asked me about my online “friends”. Of course, he wanted to know who I was chatting and laughing with every night. At first, I lied and told him it was my "blog" friends. *snickers* But, after he went to see NM with me, my obsession was pretty obvious. What really gave me away was the fact I refused to go to the bathroom until after I saw the Remember Me preview.

I had to come clean. So, I told him that Rob was delectable adorable lickable delicious kinda good looking and I knew he was in the movie.

His response: If that was me talking about some under age chick, you’d never let up!

MY response: WELL HE’S 23 SO HE'S OF AGE!!!! and please honey, don’t ask me how I know that.

Since then, he's found out about my twitter/gchats and knows that all my friends are from my twilight site that I love to haunt. My fanfic is still a secret. Or at least I think it is :/

So what I want to know is, when you started Twilight and fanfic did you keep it your dirty little secret? Has anything in RL outted you? Please share your experiences of coming out of the closet.

and just cause this silliness made my drunk ass laugh...

 

wolvesnvamps

SNL POST!

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 9:34 PM


 

Come and play.....we want to know what you are thinking-good, bad, meh, gross....SAY ANYTHING!

 

infernalheart

Calling all fic banners

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 8:50 PM

This is for my Kimvi who’s nightly serenades entertain me endlessly:

 

I want to see any and all fic banners. Whether you made them or if you had them made for your story. like this >>

 

 

Please share!

 

Also, readers, does a fic banner influence whether or not you’ll read a story?

 

EDIT: BTW, Angstgoddess made that beautiful banner above for a fic that Queen of Grey is working on.

 

EDIT NUMERO DOS: For all who are interested, Queen of Grey's new fic is right here

 

DELETED USER

New Moon Spoof

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 8:42 PM

 Saw this on the lexicon. it's pretty funny...at least to me...

Stephen Lunsford (Private Practice) and Elizabeth McLaughlin (The Clique) reprise their roles  from last year’s Twilight spoof as Edward and Bella. Brennan Mejia (iCarly) makes his debut as Jacob. TY to poisonivygerman on Twitter for the heads up.

 

duskwatcher

SPOOFING

Saturday December 12, 2009 at 8:00 PM

So Taylor Lautner's going to be on SNL later. You know there has to be at least one New Moon related skit. What scene in NM would you most like to see spoofed?

I'm hoping to see Kristen Whig as Bella. I'm thinking the goodbye in the forest scene, where Bella tells Edward to go STFU

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