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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Soaking Thursday Interview - Fates-Love-Queen 10/28/10

 Interview with Fates-Love-Queen

What is your favorite thing to cook?  My nan cooks a lot of sweet things and fortunately has passed on her recipes to me. I love to bake. Cakes, biscuits, slices, puddings... etc.

What do your friends say about you?  Generally that at a glance, i'm quiet and reserved, but once I warm up i'm loud and can talk the leg off a chair.

What type of music do you enjoy?  I love music, and my iPod contains the wierdest mix of music, ever. Music from the 50's all the way up to now. Rock, Pop, RnB, Classical, Jazz... I like it all.

What talent do you have?  Um, i'm not sure if it's a talent, but I have a thing for accents. Put me in a room and after a few minutes i'll start talking in whatever accent is being spoken, unconsciously.
I can also speak an American, English, Irish, Scottish and South African accent at the drop of a hat :)

What do you do to relax?  Listen to music or take a bubble bath.

What is the one thing that you would like to do more than anything?  To sound completely cliche', i'd love to travel and see the world. Especially as I have friends all around the globe.

What was your best job?  What i'm doing now, which is Nursing. I love it.

What is your earliest memory?  Um, probably my pre-school teacher taking away my Humphrey B Bear toy when I was about three, as I was putting on a show with him and distracting other kids at rest time. And she never gave it back!
What is your favorite color?  Pink and yellow.

What is your greatest fear?  Spiders, bugs and birds... lol.

What is your guiltiest pleasure?  Ice cream, hands down.

What is your happiest moment?  Probably when my fiance' proposed :)
If it was your last meal, what would it be?  A huge bowl of ice cream, lol.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?  To take life one day at a time and to not obsess over things that are out of our control.

What book has influenced your life the most?  Wow, this is hard, as i'm such an avid reader. But i'm going to have to say Warlock by Wilbur Smith. I received an autographed copy for my sixteenth birthday and it was the first time I had been co completely sucked into a book. I read the whole thing in two days.
Coming in a close second, as corny as it sounds, would be Twilight. Simply for the fact that it enabled me to find this amazing fandom, and I have met some amazing women and friends here.
When was the first time you fell in love?  High School... lol.

What one thing always brings a smile to your face?  My friends on twitter :)

If you were deserted on an island, what three items would take with you?  Sunscreen, food and Robert Pattinson ;)

What is the worst pick up line that you’ve ever heard?  Okay, I was working at McDonalds when I was fifteen during high school, and this guy came up and asked me if I came with the Happy Meal... True story!

When you were a child what did you want to grow up to be?  I wanted to be a singer or a journalist, like April O'Neil from the Ninja Turtles :)

Why do you enjoy writing?  Honestly? It's cathartic. I'm such an emotional person and writing has become an outlet. 

What do you find hardest to do in writing fanfiction?  This is going to sound completely ridiculous, but lemons. I'm so nervous when I write them!

What fanfiction do you squeal over every time it is updated?  There are so many! But i'd have to say Elememental by TallulahBelle. That story owns me.

Why do you love fanfiction?  There are so many great authors out there who write amazing stories, and have a blast reading them :)

Why do you love Twilight?  It was the love story that sucked me in and the message that I took away from it. Bella is just an average human girl who could be any one of us and she's found this wonderful love in Edward. It shows that love can find you when you least expect it and that when you find love, you have to fight for it, no matter what. Sure, we may not all face psycho vampires and extreme blood lust to contend with, but all relationships have problems and hurdles and it shows that if you work at problems as a couple, you can overcome anything.

Why did you start writing fanfiction?  Probably the same reason everyone else did, I wanted more of the characters and I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.

What do you believe a key element to writing fanfiction is?  Don't write something that you aren't comfortable with and I think you really have to love it.

What is your favorite fanfiction pairing?  Um, probably Bella and Edward.

Who is your favorite Twilight character?  Alice or Charlie.

What is your most favorite underappreciated fanfiction? I actually have three. 
Of Dreams by Beccalyse
You found Me by Kristylized
and Mine by xEdwardsBellax4ever
What is your least favorite pairing?  I'm leaving myself open to flames here, but honestly? I don't really read BellaxJasper fics... :( It's just personal preference. But having said that, I have read two or three that were absolutely amazing!

What is your next story going to be?  I am a complete contest hoor, so probably another one-shot. I am also working on chapters for my multi-chap stories.

What was the first fanfiction you remember reading? Wide Awake.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Top 100 Fanfiction Stories - Submission Reminder


The Top 100 is taking submissions

This is all about the top 100 fanfiction stories. But not my top 100, this is your top 100. And when I say your, I mean all of you. I want to know what you guys think of to be the best of the best. This is not about reviews or read count this is entirely about what stories you prefer. It doesn't matter if they're finished, on permanent hiatus, still in the works, a one-shot or what. I don't care if they're famous stories or stories that only have a handful of reviews. I don't care if they are AH, AU, Canon, Non-canon, Slash, or what. I want to know which ones you like.

On January 1st 2011, I will be posting the top 100 list, so from now till November 15th I'm taking your submissions. I want to know what you like and I want to know what your favorites are. Here's how it works, it's real simple. All you do is fill out the following form which allows you to name up to 25 stories, but you only have to name one. You do not have to give me your name or your email. You can if you like, but this can be completely anonymous.

Here's the link to form, I encourage you to submit your favorites:

A Darker Twilight, Your Top 25 Form

Friday, October 15, 2010

Winners of Summer's Most Announced

Summer's Most Romantic or Tragic Hour Challenge

So I would like to start by thanking all of those who entered. I would also like to say, that except for the ones that no one was going up against, all decisions were difficult to make. Next I want to apologize, at the time I started this contest my sister was pregnant, and couldn't find a job in her line of work, since then, both statuses have changed, so my sister has had no time to make banners, which means that I've been left to do them. I do not have photoshop and I am having trouble learning how to run gimp. So I went and used scrapblog to make the banners. That being said, my banners are not of the quality that most sites give. I did my best, forgive me. That being said, congratulations to the winners. 

Notification: To view full-size banners, click on them

Summer's Most Romantic (Fan-voted): Congratulations to moonlightoftwilight and her story, Head Over Heels

Summer's Most Tragic (Fan-voted): Congratulations to Spirare and her story, Goodnight, Sweet Girl

Romantic Adult One-Shot (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to flowersatmidnight and her story, Porcelain Heart

Tragic Adult One-Shot (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to sjAimee and her story, Forever Jane's

Romantic Youth One-Shot (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to moonlightoftwilight and her story, Head Over Heels 

Tragic Youth One-Shot (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to TwiliteAddict and her story, Esme's New Moon

Romantic Adult Poem (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to... 

Tragic Adult Poem (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to laffertyluver23 and her poem, After Tonight

Romantic Youth Poem (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to Erikasbuddy and her poem, Cigarette Chocolate

Tragic Youth Poem (Judge's Pick): Congratulations to The Other Queen and her story, Tangled

Notification: To complain about the crappy banners send your rant to romantictragic@gmail.com

Friday, October 1, 2010

Summer's Most Romantic or Tragic Hour Challenge - Now Closed

Summer's Most Romantic or Tragic Challenge is now closed. You can vote for both the most Romantic and the most Tragic on the right hand side of the page. Please be sure to vote.

Voting from now till the 10th.

A look at the entries

Porcelain Heart by flowersatmidnight - A rich girl must decide between the norm and the heart-racing alternative. 
       Adult, Romantic, One-Shot
Forever Jane's by sjAimee - Jane's sick and twisted obsession with Jasper leaves him bleeding on a bathroom floor when he tries to end things with her. A o/s stemming from my story A Broken Triangle. AH. 
       Adult, Tragic, One-Shot

After Tonight by lafferyluver23 - Laurent does the one thing Paul ask him not to
       Adult, Tragic, Poem

Someone Worthy by LollipopWhispers - Dr. Swan is assigned patient Edward Cullen who was admitted to the hospital after he made several attempts of suicide after his wife, Jessica, was killed by a close friend of the couple. Can she help him and show him his life is worth living?
       Adult, Tragic, One-Shot

Tangled by The Other Queen - A dark third person view of Breaking Dawn.
        Youth, Tragic, Poem

Shattered by Erikasbuddy - Jasper's life shatters the moment he discovers Alice waiting to be found
        Adult, Tragic, Poem
Goodnight, Sweet Girl by Spirare - A true story of love, loss and heartbreak.
       Adult, Tragic, One-Shot

Cigarette Chocolate by Erikasbuddy - Bella gets her first kiss at a rock show
       Youth, Romantic, Poem

Iron Punch by shegotup - Bella reminisces over letters Edward wrote to her during the summer their love started to take root.
       Adult, Tragic, One-Shot

Head Over Heels by moonlightoftwilight - Girl likes guy, guy likes girl. It's as simple as that. One song will make sure to reveal just how much these two best friends feel for each other. AH 
       Youth, Romantic, One-Shot

Let Your Dim Light Shine by Erikasbuddy - In the tarot the butterfly represents change. In his arms the butterfly represents love. Jasper finally captures what he's been after but what happens when the crystal ball shatters?
       Youth, Tragic, One-Shot
Our Forever by telp1223 - When Edward fails to stop Bella from cutting herself as a distraction. Love and Life cease to exist when she dies. Edward POV, rated M for some controversial content.
       Adult, Tragic, Poem

Driftwood Blue by Joanneswift - This is a one-shot AU of Breaking Dawn. Ever wondered why Bella and Jacob seem inexplicably drawn to each other? Ever wonder what Bella's wedding night with Edward really was like? I love romance, but I think I love tragic tales just as much, maybe even more, the more tragic the better.
        Adult, Tragic, One-Shot
Broken Pieces by moonlightoftwilight - Bella visit's the grave of her husband, and reflects to her life now without him.
        Youth, Tragic, Poem

Late Love by zoeban - A Poem about the last moments Edward has with Bella. A moment where he remains cool, as if unaffected by her being burried. Did he do it all wrong?
        Youth, Tragic, Poem

Esme's New Moon by TwiliteAddict - Did you find it unacceptable for the Cullens to up & leave Bella in New Moon? I sure did! Carlisle and Esme MUST have had something to say about Edward's crazy idea to leave. Get your canon emo fix reading this o/s detailing how Esme tried unsuccessfully to intervene and change their course.
         Youth, Tragic, One-Shot

Disjointed Life by Welcome2MyWorldxoxo - Death is easy...peaceful. Life...is so much harder. The lines between living and dying are slim at best, what happens when you step on that line? Which do you choose when you feel you have lost everything.
         Adult, Tragic, One-Shot

Fracture by IrishLoveForever - How long can Bella keep up the pretense that everything is all right?
        Youth, Tragic, Poem