Not a new chapter – just a word of thanks

For all of y’all who voted for me, print this out & nail it to your favorite computational device/s:

aTHANK YOUOk, maybe just use tape…

Why am I thanking you? 

(*get ready for some preening and jaunty fluffing of hair*)

I WON1YES!!!  THANK YOU!!!  THANK YOU!!!  THANK YOU!!!  (Ok, ok, I’ll stop with the jaunty hair fluffing, but the preening?  Yeah, that’s gonna go on for a while…!)

Seriously, thank you to everyone who voted for me – I really do appreciate your time and support.  Y’all so rock!!

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Anouncing a New Site!!!

meridiean:

Spread the word to all readers and writers, y’all. Crossover Haven is designed to be a place where readers can find crossover fics of ALL types.

Originally posted on Kittyinaz:

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I have the great honor of informing you guys of a new site that my group from Facebook has spent the last 2 weeks putting together.  There has been testing and so much more going on, but today, I am happy to announce it is live!

What is this new site?  It is called Crossover Haven, and that is what it is for.  For authors to put their crossovers on a site dedicated to them and them only.  We are planning for their to be awards and so on to be done as the site gets further along.  There is a mature area, and there are areas for non M rated fics.

Submission is easy, there is a form to be filled out.  The submission forms will set you up  on your Author page as well as your first chapter of your story.  After that, it will up to you…

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Your eyes do not deceive you – repeat: your eyes do not deceive you!

Valentine’s Night, Chapter 4, really IS up!!

With sincerest apologies and hand-wringing I humbly ask forgiveness for it taking SO DAMN LONG for me to get this out, but… allergies… then antihistamine fog… then I tossed the first AND second versions of this chapter… then… then…*sigh*

I hope you like it.   Remember, as always, my work is unbeta’d, so please overlook any mistakes. 

I hope you enjoy:

Eric in a tux

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Decisions, Chapter 11, is up!

To My Dear Darling Gorgeous/Handsome Readers:

*ducks and hides*

Love,

Meridian

PS:  Srsly, I haven’t forgotten Valentine’s Night – honest!  I can tell you that allergies and tinnitus are foul beasties needin’ killin’…but I’m pretty sure you already know that… Um…and I’m also pretty sure that you really couldn’t care less about the almost complete chapter of Valentine’s Night that I tossed just because it didn’t “read quite right”, either…  (You can’t tell it by my many mistakes but I’m actually a rather persnickety sort of person – I’d rather post late than post something that makes me cringe while clicking that Publish button.)  Ok, erm…ahhh…well…

Here’sanewchapterofDecisions!!!!!

*dashes from room before rotten fruit can hit*

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The Revealing of Andre, Chapter 31, is up + VOTE!!

1:  Vote for them:  Kittyinaz and Bertie Bott are both nominated in the Non-Canon Awards – voting is open until April 9th! 

2:  Vote for us:  The Fanatic Fanfics Awards!  Voting is open until April 14th!

(bragging) I’m nominated for:

aNOM

And other notable nominees of my actual acquaintance are:

Kittyinaz

AlphaEN

Leigh Warner

WhiteWolfLegend

magsmacdonald

Cuinawen

And last, but by no means least: Ericiz Mine

And now I present for your entertainment:

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(And…I have another (last?) chapter for Valentine’s Night in the works, and another one for Decisions, too!!)

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Thirsty? Here, have a sip of this…

meridiean:

Ahhh, a serving of Damon-y deliciousness to quench your…Thirsty for Your Love!

Originally posted on Fanfiction by Bertie Bott:

A day later than anticipated, but hey, still early! Chapter 18 of Thirsty for Your Love is up and running. Please do let me know what you think – I always love to hear from you all. This chapter is dedicated to the lovely 4Padfoot who makes me pretty pictures and banners for both of my stories. Just like the one below, see?! See how pretty and awesome it is! Give it a click to start reading!

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In other happy news – Thirsty for Your Love is up for another award, this time at the Non-Canon Awards for Best Crossover. My good friend Kittyinaz is also up for a couple awards there, including the story I beta for her, A Twilighted Tea Shoppe. Voting is open now until the 9th so go ahead and click below to get your votes in! As always – happy reading to you all…

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Recommendation for 03/31/14

meridiean:

**SQUEEEEE** I’d like to say/yell/scream a HUMONGOUS thank you to California Kat for recommending “Dodge and Chase” which was written as a collaboration between JR Watkins (http://watkins0711.wordpress.com/) and my own lovely self.
Thank you for the recommendation!! ♥

Originally posted on California Kat:

HI!  I have another recommendation!  I just finished this one the other day, and I loved it.  If you haven’t read it yet, give it a try.  Both collaborating authors are great on their own!  And this story, which they wrote together, was a real treat to read.  I hope you enjoy it!

Best!

Kat

Dodge and Chase by CollidingMuse

(Recommendation from 03/31/14)

I found this story by CollidingMuse (aka J.R. Watkins & InvertedMeridian) to be addictive. We get a confident Sookie, who is pretty good about taking the punches of her introduction into the Supernatural on the chin. And we get a very fun version of Eric, whose actions are enough to assure Sookie in ways that words cannot. Plus, we get quite a bit of Godric (always nice), whose “depression” is explained in an intriguing way. Really strong narrative!

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Go to the story on ff.net.

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Thank you to…??

Whoever you are:

THANK YOU FOR NOMINATING ME!!! 

On:

fanatic fanfics multifandom awards

For:

aNOM

Can I just say:  WOW!!!  SRSLY???  FUCK!!!  WOW!!!

Ok, I said it anyway…! 

Because WOW!!!  :D    ♥    :D

Thank you!!!!!!!

Voting runs from Monday, March 31st through Monday, April 14th.

Other notable nominees of my actual acquaintance are:

Kittyinaz

AlphaEN

Leigh Warner

WhiteWolfLegend

magsmacdonald

Cuinawen

And, last but by no means least: Ericiz Mine

(If I’ve forgotten to add someone, please add yourself in the comments below!)

And srsly, I can’t believe Godric Wakes was nominated for anything but a smut award…

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Ok so this happened…

Odd things happen to me with interesting frequency, but I don’t usually share them because they’re either TOO odd, or would only be of interest to me.

So, yeah, anyway… I hate buying groceries, right?  It’s boring, mundane, annoying, and that just applies to all the breathers involved.  (For some reason little old men *ADORE* me and will follow me around the store trying to carry on conversations and patting my arm to a creep factor of +4…)

I am also a coupon whore – I’m more than willing to spread my shapely fingers for a good coupon.  (Yeah, I know, a couponer who hates shopping…go figure…)

Relevant fact:  In my area there is a grocery store that does a “double coupon up to .99 cents week” about once a month.

That’s ‘this’ week, so I got all happy going through my coupon box being all “this one, this one, not that one, well that fucker expired, this one” until I got my little pile of coupons ready.  Then I got my big little list made up, my li’l coupon pile gathered and paper-clipped…hopped in the go-mobile and arrived intact (always a good thing) at said store.

I piddled, salsa’d, and twirled my way around the store (hey, it beats stomping and glaring which is always Option #2…), tossed the lovely crap I’m buying into the appropriate cart (mine), and eventually voyaged onward to the highway robbery lane check-out lane.

So I was standing there all innocent looking with my neatly-clipped coupon pile resting on the always-too-small check writing area, purse open in the top part of the cart, handy-dandy debit card all handy-dandy and shit… when this older woman tapped on my shoulder and “psst”ed at me – really, she did – she went “psst” and everything!

Me:  “Ma’am?”

She:  motioned me over to her (VERY nearby) cart full of bags from where she’d already paid

Me:  I walked the two steps needed toward her with my purse closed up in my hand (yeah, like I’m gonna trust an old lady THAT much…) and I just KNEW I had a WTF look on my face.  “What’s up?”

She:  dug in her open purse till she brought up her wallet which she proceeded to open to reveal several coupons tucked in a slot where a credit card is supposed to go…she withdrew a coupon then leans over toward me to whisper conspiratorially, “I’ll sell you this $5-off store coupon for $1 if you want it.”

Me:  with most likely an even bigger WTF look on my face, “Huh?”

She:  “I’d be glad to give it to you but *insert something about son/daughter/something in-law/divorce something”

Me:  (to myself:  give the woman a dollar and maybe she’ll be all happy and go away…dig in purse…magic dollar appears…)  “Ok, thank you!  Here ya go!” <–fake but totally believable enthusiasm/gratitude.

(I may be a somewhat ill-tempered ass but I can be a NICE ass, dammit, especially to old ladies!)

She handed me the (surprisingly valid) store coupon, took her dollar, and left (hopefully happily).

I return to the miniature check-writing shelf to discover that the emotionless cashier had gotten through with all the grocery items and had started scanning the coupons.  I plopped the coupon from the old lady down, and shrugged my shoulders.

“I dunno,” I said to her completely disinterested face, “but it can’t hurt to try.”

The coupon goes through (I checked the receipt in the car), I pay, and leave.

So, yeah, that happened.

Weird.

Also, I’m working on the epilogue to Valentine’s Night.

And I still hate buying groceries.

Happy “spring”!!  (Even though I think they lied.)

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Quench your Thirst!

meridiean:

Awesome story – give it a chance if you’re not already hooked!

Originally posted on Fanfiction by Bertie Bott:

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…with a new chapter of Thirsty for Your Love! See! I sometimes post late, but I also can post early! I was supposed to be working on the new chapter of Set My Soul Alight, but the weirdest thing happened. A character we’ve yet to meet in the Thirsty universe started talking to me and instantly, I knew I had to write.

So write I did. Set My Soul Alight will still be updated this weekend, but until then, please enjoy this early chapter of Thirsty for Your Love. Please let me know your thoughts and happy reading!

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Hot off the press: Dodge and Chase, Epilogue Part 1

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Yes, gorgeous readers, you read that right:  Part 1 of the Epilogue.

This chapter was becoming epic, and by “epic” I mean “too long when compared with previous chapters”, so we co-writers decided to split the beast into two separate entities:  Part 1, and…you guessed it… Part 2 – to be fantastically completed by the ever-awesome JR Watkins.

Enjoy, and tell me what you think:

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27 Reasons You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

meridiean:

Gorgeous shots!

Originally posted on TwistedSifter:

There are plenty of reasons to ask for a window seat. For starters you can lean on the window if you want to sleep, and you never have to get up for someone else! But it’s what’s outside of that window that is most compelling. The world is a wonderful place, one that looks entirely different from above. From sunrises and sunsets to landscapes, cityscapes and all kinds of cloud formations in between; there’s beauty out there as far as the eye can see.

Here are 27 reasons you should always ask for a window seat.

1. You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan


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Photograph by MARK HERSCH
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2. You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance


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Photograph by HALEY LUNA
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3. Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is…

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Virginal Bella?

meridiean:

Apparently “…bad things would happen if you did kiss before marriage.” in this story…

Originally posted on The Fanfic Assassin:

You can find my first entry in my complete review of Virginal Bella at the top of the page, or you can be lazy and click here. http://thefanficassassin.com/virginal-bella/virginal-bella-chapters-1-6/

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A Damon/Bella one-shot for you!

meridiean:

A fantastic one-shot by the awesome and talented Bertie Bott (nag her to write more of this, ok??):

Originally posted on Fanfiction by Bertie Bott:

The rumor of a Damon/Bella one-shot are now proven true – it is up and ready for you to read!

This one-shot is dedicated to each and every one of you for your continued support – in reviews, award votes, or just secretly reading without even letting me know you’re here ;) I am thankful and indebted to you all and I hope you enjoy this fun, snarky one-shot I’ve written in thanks. To Kittyinaz – thanks for inspiring me to write my own Damon/Bella stories; and to Meridian – thanks for the planting the seed ;)

For those of you who are “Thirsty” I hope to quench your thirst this weekend, followed by a little “Set My Soul Alight” for dessert…

Happy reading y’all!

This Left Feels Right

Summary: Sometimes life throws you a curve ball right when you need it most. Damon is asked to visit an old…

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“I’m Gonna Hurt You ’til You Love Me!”

meridiean:

This is definitely well worth the read. This guy is both serious and funny. It’s a great combo. (In his articles, he rocks his majestic snark quite well.)

Originally posted on The Fanfic Assassin:

Welcome to my second editorial. I’d like to start out by saying this topic has been on my mind since before I ever wrote my first review about a month ago. As I said before, I never intended to do any editorials, so I never really considered this a possibility until after I had written the first. I kept putting it off in favor of doing more reviews, but the other day someone asked me specifically to write it, and I couldn’t be happier to finally get to it.

  If there is any one thing that a person notices when stepping into the world of fanfiction, it’s how people seem to love to take beloved characters and treat them like the filth of the earth. One of the most common examples of this is the tortured heroine. She’s our protagonist; she’s beautiful, smart, charming, and the world won’t stop…

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‘Set My Soul Alight’ Update!

meridiean:

Interesting story – give it a shot!!

Originally posted on Fanfiction by Bertie Bott:

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Click to read!

I want to thank everyone who decided to give this new story a shot… I know it’s an unusual pairing and story crossover, but I hope you’ll agree with me that there’s a lot of potential there. I’m excited to hear your thoughts as the plot progresses…

To those wondering, I’m following the movie plot for Avengers, but I may pull from the comics here and there. Obviously I’ve taken some liberties with Bella’s past and Hawkeye’s origin story, but I’m trying to stay as in character as possible. Let me know what you think :)

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♥ ♥ HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Valentine’s Night, Chapter 3, is up! ♥ ♥

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I hope it was worth the wait!  Your support has been incredible, and I truly appreciate it.  THANK YOU!!

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Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think.

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