Enjoy, and lemme know what you think… *evil grin* Beware any horns you might see…
First, thank you very much for all your kind words and concern. You guys are the best readers any fanfic writer could ever ask for and you’re mine-all mine-all mine!! Ok, and other writers’, too…but that’s not the point…
Srsly, thank you – I really do appreciate you.
This interruption in your daily (nightly? hey, it’s possible) life is just to confirm that yes, I do indeed yet live. Sort of.
While I’m no longer reeling so badly from the death in my family, as a member of the “chronic bronchitis” club, apparently the time has come once again for me to, erm, (try to) cough up my membership dues.
Hacking season is upon me.
This year’s dues have hit pretty hard (I reckon emotional devastation will do that to a body) and honestly, typing and concentration are both kind of hard to accomplish when you’re trying to see what the inside of your spleen looks like.
I’d say I’m barkin’ like a seal but I don’t wanna trigger TOO many SSSSS flash-backs. Ok, I totally do…I admit it…that’s why there’s brain bleach as the final chapter, yo.
In the meantime feel free to browse/re-browse? my collection of one-shots, parodies (proceed with caution with a couple of them…just ask veteran readers), and completed fics. As with any fanfic writer, reviews/re-reviews? are always appreciated (especially when the words are all nice and sweet!), so go for it if you’re so inclined.
Hope you have a great rest-of-your-week…Imma go dope myself up again.
Nyquil, Vicks, ginger/thyme tea, ginger/green tea, Gypsy Cold Care teas (gaaagh…so far the only tasty one is the chamomile but the Throat Coat – horrible violation of licorice’s more pleasant personal properties, y’all – seemed to [vaguely] help my voice [somewhat] try to make another [brief] appearance), hot beef and chicken soups and broths (not mixed; that’s just gross), hot lemon toddies (ok, just one cause ew), and various and assorted remedies have been attempted.
Ok, ok, the Nyquil is actually DAYquil and in tablet form at that – I’m sidelined, y’all, and it’s not nice to torture the sick with *THAT* horrid taste.
Fwiw, I’d be on preddy, better inhalers, and the good chewy cough syrup but my doctor has turned into a fuckwitted jackass and I don’t feel like trying to break another one in just now. I have limited patience at the very, very best of times. This is not one of those times. Also, I hate going to the doctor – I’m positive they have you wait in the communal sickroom hoping you’ll contract something else so you’ll have to come back after it incubates in a vicious never-ending cycle.
So…yeah, that’s where I’m currently at: coughing/hacking/seal-barking limbo. Take your vitamins and get plenty of sleep and don’t be around sick assholes who gleefully and oh-so-generously donate their germs to you like you’re some sort of science project. That’s what the back of the fridge is for.
Yeah, a “slight cold” is what started all this bullshit.
Ok, so as you’ve likely heard, the YWB Awards are back on again and will cover from April 15, 2015, to August 1, 2016.
Am I supposed to make a list of my stories that would qualify for nomination? Well, to hopefully make this a bit easier for y’all (and because I’m totally awesome like that), I did. Also, I’ve narrowed down the Categories that I might qualify for, too, if you kind folks might want to nominate a story or three or…you know. The *full* list of Categories is available on the YWB site, of course.
As for dates, I went by the date of the first review on each story. I can of course check my Dashboard for the specific date/time anything was posted or updated, but since that’s not publicly accessible and the dates of first reviews are…yup, exactly. That’s the simplest way for my site.
Nominate-able (is too a word……now) Fics:
One Shots: (Shall We Dance missed it by *THIS* much!)
(There’s always a chance that I may have missed a fic or something, but I *think* I’ve listed everything applicable)
Most Relevant Categories (for my fics):
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Award – Best One Shot
Mr. January Award- Best Lemon – Category for best love/sex scene
The Greatest Love Story – Favorite Story – Category for best story of the year
Rollercoaster Award – Best Angst/Drama/Cliffhangers – Category for those stories that are able to leave you gasping for breath
The Saucy Award – Best Sookie – Category for the Best Sookie
The Viking Award – Best Eric – Category for the Best Eric in a story
The Flying Monkey Award – Best Villain – Category for the best villain, must provide name (**Do I even *have* good villains? I dunno…y’all decide, lol**)
Who the Hell Are You Award – Best OC – Category for the best Original Character, must provide name
Pins and Needles Award – W.I.P. story you wait anxiously for updates on – Category for WIP stories only and last update must have been in the dates provided
Best of the Best Award – All Time Favorite Story – Category for the best story of all time. This is the only category with NO time limit. Yes . . . Any story can be nominated for this award.
EricIsMine Award – Favorite Author – Category for your favorite author
Even if you guys absolutely detest my fics, please nominate the writers/fics that you DO like. The TB/SVM community is a great place to share our written humor, fantasies, and what-ifs, and reader support is a fanfic writer’s coffee-and-donuts. Nominate well and thoroughly, and let your voices be heard!
*is too a word……now……
HOLE-Y CACA-PANTS…! You guys??? Thank you!!!
I HAVE THE BEST READERS EVER!!! I can’t believe this!!
A little birdie told me to go look here and because I’m sometimes a little gullible (and I totally trust said sweet little birdie) I did and – srsly:
DID YOU SEE??? DID YOU SEE??? — DID!! YOU!! SEE!!???
You guys make me tear up in the good way!!
(Here are the nominations listed by Category.)
This…this has come at a very good time. The Spring Frazzles have struck with a vengeance and, well, I’ve come to slightly envy those chickens running around with their heads cut off because at least they can’t see what they’re about to run into, so yeah, this…wow – perfect timing.
Thank you, readers-mine. Really, thank you. This has blown me away. (I can’t believe it – even TwiFuckery and A Parody in Three Acts are on there!!! THAT IS FANFUCKINGTASTIC!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! THANK YOU!!!!)
Shhh: Cheat sheet:
All-Time Favorite True Blood Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – A Parody in Three Acts
Favorite Comedy Fanfic – TwiFuckery
Favorite Complete Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Playing for Keeps
Favorite One-shot Fanfic – Shall We Dance
Favorite Risqué Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Blue Nail Polish
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Decisions
Favorite Romance Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Romance Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Eric Northman: After the Show
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – Sookie Takes Charge
Favorite Work-In-Progress Fanfic – The Moon
Favorite Veteran Author
According to the site, “Voting opens on April 11, 2016”, so, like, don’t forget and stuff. In the meantime I’ll be sitting over here stunned, shocked, amazed, and most likely STILL grinning like a loon. (Do loons even grin? Well, THIS ONE DOES!)
Check out the other nominees, too – I’m in some truly fantastic company over there. (*I* just happen to have ALL the best readers, though…sorry, other writers…*my* readers totally freakin’ rock!!)
(How old do ya gotta be before “nanner nanner nanner” becomes TOTALLY inappropriate??? Just askin’ for a friend…)
*raises giganto coffee cup* Eric, Sookie, Godric, Cara, Andre (and Emma, she’s meandering around here somewhere still snickering at the Andre in Three Acts) and I salute you, your kindness, your great taste, your patience, your generosity, and your shimmeringly brilliant fantasticness! 😀
NON-CREEPY AND NOT-AT-ALL-AWKWARD HUGS ALL AROUND!!!!
*Random pic of Alex as Tarzan as an after-blog mint*
1: Here’s the new chapter of STC. The Poll said you guys wanted a new chapter of this (what, you don’t like The Moon anymore??) (j/k…probably…) and since the muse (sometimes) listens, voilà!! Hope you like it!
2: Here are some recent posts jic WP neglected to send out the notifications:
3: The Fanatic Fanfics group are doing their nominations thing again so I’m hawking that – and not just for me, either: there are some amazing writers and banner-makers in our fandom, so go show some love! There’s a little less than a week left to toss names/links into the pot:
Now go read and I hope you enjoy! *evil grin*
Just a note or two:
1- HELLO TO MY NEW FOLLOWERS!! Welcome aboard, have a look around – you’ll find the strangest things hiding in the strangest places (cause I suck at site organization), and note the Ask Me feature for if you have questions although I’m still available on FF for PMs if you’d rather ask via that route. You’ll find several things that weren’t posted over on FF, things written specifically for this site, etc. You won’t get lost no matter what you click on, so click away. Reviews/comments are always appreciated and I generally do reply to them.
2- Nope, I have NOT forgotten about BNP. I did cave and am re-doing a portion of the final chapter (I couldn’t resist), but it’s still on like donkey kong, so no worries there. It should be up in a few days (time permitting), and I’m giving serious thought to a certain outtake (no, it’s not that…no, not that either…ok, maaaybe…nope). Srsly, you guys could have NO idea what the outtake is about.
In fact, since you glorious readers-mine have been so patient, here’s a teaser:
Sookie rolled over and gazed at the fine features of the Viking dayresting by her side. The dim light coming from the partially open bathroom door cast a soft light on his beloved features.
Even now she couldn’t believe he was there…or that she was “there”, either.
As seemed to be the case with “all things Eric”, once he had come back into her life things had sped forward at an inhuman clip.
He was the embodiment of glorious pandemonium, and she wouldn’t change a thing about him.
Sookie remembered with more clarity than she liked how at one time she would have resented her Viking’s ability to turn her entire world upside-down.
Now, though… Now she knew that his “chaos” was actually far better organized than she’d realized.
He still turned her world upside-down and probably always would, but she didn’t mind – there was thought to his actions, thoughts and planning and a knowledge of the world and the way it worked that he had and she didn’t.
Sometimes she liked his plans and sometimes, in the past at least, she hadn’t, but Eric was smart and his plans no matter how far-fetched always had at least some sort of reasoning behind them.
His muscular shoulders, visible above the bed coverings, were broad enough to handle the problems he so willingly chose to bear, and his hands, although she couldn’t see them as one was under his head and the other was behind her waist, were more than big and strong enough to handle whatever came their way.
She truly couldn’t think of a single thing she would change about him even if she could.
So…yup, that’s the first part of what is a really, really long chapter (yes, there will be the usual breaks for intermission).
Anyway, I hope y’all are having a great week, and you’ll (again, time permitting) hear from me again soon.
You guys are probably getting pretty tired of hearing from me here lately but, well, I have been on kind of a roll…and I’ve learned that when the planets are cooperating, go with that flow.
So, in case you’ve missed anything lately, here are the basic links:
(I think that’s most of what I’ve posted in January? I got tired of looking…)
Gyllene has finished her Lover’s Always fic!!! (This is actually a sad “yay” since I loved that story and didn’t want it to end.) If you haven’t been following it, now’s a great time to pop over over and give it a read!
Yup, here’s Part 8 of 9. There is one Part after this with a chance of a possible outtake or two. CHANCE. MAYBE. But I can’t wait to hear what y’all think about this Part…
I hope you enjoy!
There’s a shameless question at the end of this post, but first:
Was someone saying something about STC? Who was that…
Anyway, despite an unusual number of background distractions (and noise)…not to mention my sudden and rabid fascination with PBS’s Inspector Lewis series…, here’s Ch. 23 of STC. It gets a little juicy toward the end…
And now for the shameless question: Who wants more BNP? If you do, lemme know, and I might could be persuaded/bribed to post the next part early, say, I dunno…tomorrow or the next day, if there’s interest. It’s pretty much ready to go, just needs that usual final tweak.
What say you?
As always and either way, I hope you enjoy the chapter!