*NEW BLINKIE* Cutlass by @Tkegl (reviewed by amazing @ordinary_vamp)

Banner made by Tkegl

Hiya! I’m here to share my newest creation as usual 😀

I made the following blinkies basing my design on Tkegl‘s original design for her banner and using the manips she created for said banner. So basically, Tkegl already did all the hard work…lol

Anywho, I had lots of fun rewatching my Pirates of the Caribbean DVD’s to decide which scenes to use and I might have driven a couple of people nuts with my pirate talk. This is the result of my madness.

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From Afar: My Cherry Entry, was accepted on Twilighted

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Yay! my O/S got accepted on Twilighted!

I was a little bit shocked because, to be honest, I didn’t expect to be accepted on the first try after hearing how hard it is to get in. However, I had lots of help making that O/S readable so now, in perspective, it’s not so shocking 🙂

As some of you may already know this O/S was my Cherry Entry… What you may not know it’s that I made the Banner first and wrote the O/S later… I had just downloaded a bunch of filters for Photoshop and decided I wanted to try them out… this *points at Banner at the top* it’s the result.

I loved it so much I wanted to use it, for something. And that’s the story of how From Afar was born. I had a Banner, I wanted to use it for myself, and a plot-bunny attacked me just in time to submit for the Cherry Exchange Contest. 😀

Anywho, thanks to whoever read, reviewed, and voted for my little O/S. I had no illusions of winning but it was a fun ride.

For those who prefer Twilighted, I’m there now *squee*

http://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=14304

Thanks for your time…

Sayonara,








PS. If you prefer Fanfiction.net→ http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6513684/1/From_Afar

The Only Hope For Me is You by kisbydog

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Summary: Entry for the Scene Stealers contest.  After James phones Bella and tells her that he has her mother, she tells Alice about the call.  They pick up Edward as planned, and he takes her away to a remote cabin…

This O/S by @kisbydog was an entry to The Scene Stealers Contest hosted by:  SydneyAliceKatmomSnarkerellaLJ Summer and U2shay.

So, it’s a ‘What if‘ O/S. What if Bella wasn’t stupid… er… I mean selfless 😀 and discussed James’ phone call with Alice in the first book? What if she went away with Edward – as they planned originally – and let the Cullens handle James?

Wanna find out what an interesting turn of events kisbydog has in store for you? Read this story on Twilightedhttp://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=14061 and Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6479833/1/The_Only_Hope_for_Me_is_You

Don’t forget to leave kisbydog some Review ♥… She’s new to this writing malarkey and would really appreciate your thoughts 🙂

Sayonara,







PS. That manip I used of Edward & Bella in bed was not made by me. It was made by the amazing Nawelh… She’s truly my manip heroine 🙂 Check her blog: http://nawelh.livejournal.com/ it’s full of pretteh!

Sharing the Spoils of FicDiving # 4

Um… yeah I know this fic is quite popular and has almost 800 reviews so it’s not like you never heard of it… I’ve been witness of how much this Fic has been pimped by RoseArcadia over the last few months… But I’ve just seen the light so bear with me, okay? 😀

Initially, I wasn’t going to read this story because it was labeled angst, and as you know I rarely, if at all, read angst.  But I’ve been daring lately (just read The Lovely Bones after watching the movie, what a sad story) venturing into more angsty territories one step at a time. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail miserably and end up eating ice cream and watching the Notebook – again. 😦

This time I succeeded though 🙂

This story already has an amazing Banner (click here to see it, I don’t know who made it though :() and a let’s-all-stare-in-awe-and-stop-what-we’re-doing blinkie by RoseArcadia (click here to see that one) but I still wanted to make some fanart for this occasion.(See Banner at top↑)

Okay, now that we cleared up that one let’s return to what the story is about. All That Jazz starts with two sisters, Alice (17/18) and Bella (16). They are left orphaned when their mother, Renee, dies during the Spanish Influenza epidemic.

Bella is quiet, and shy. Alice is extroverted and daring. However, their friendship is remarkable in spite of their completely different personalities.

After a year spent under the ward of the state, they move to Chicago to live with their Aunt Esme, and Uncle Carlisle.

Bella worries about her future because now that her mother is dead she has no one to find her a match. Yes, she has those crazy early-19th -century beliefs that marriage and popping out kids is a brilliant and desirable future. *gags*

Alice wants more of life, and can’t wait to move to Chicago and see what the future holds for her now that many more doors are opened for them both.

When they arrive Bella feels intimidated by the size of the train station, the crowds, and the overwhelming fear for the unknown. Alice thrives and walks around the train station as if she owned the place.

There was a bustle of activity on the platform, people scurrying around carrying bags and other boxes. The open concrete shed amplified the sounds of men shouting orders at each other. The noise was deafening, making me want to cover my ears. Porters were pushing large carts carrying luggage as well as ushering important passengers through the crowd. With the last observation, I noticed a change in my sister. I watched as she took note of the well-to-do passengers walking behind the porters, shoulders held back and surveying the crowds. She immediately took on their air, smiling at the scene in front of her. This was her stage and she was ready for her entrance.

She shone as she stepped off the train; people stopped and stared at her as she walked by and it just made her smile and stand straighter. She breezed through the crowd and I gawked after her, forgetting to walk with her.

Quite different reactions, but in the end when the porter leaves them alone to fend for themselves and look for the relatives they don’t know, they both share the same question: what now?

“Alright, Misses,” the porter called over his shoulder, pointing and gesticulating with his arms as he showed us where to find things. “Your family should be waiting for you here. Your bags will come in over there. The taxis line up outside that door over there. And you can find a bit to eat there and there. Anything else? Have a good night.”

With those words, he was gone. Alice and I called after him, begging him to help us find the family we had never seen before. Alice turned to me as he disappeared into the sea of humanity, her cool clearly cracking.

Their lives will be quite the adventure from that moment on. They’ll be forced to grow up faster, and in the case of Bella, to redefine the view she has of life and what’s proper and not.

This story is set in the 1920’s (I bet you inferred that already from the flapper dress Bella is wearing on my Banner :)) and I’m a sucker for historical Romance. Javamomma0921 does a great job at making me feel like I own a time machine and I’m in Chicago during the early days of jazz.

So if you wanna give time traveling a shot, read this story and leave Javamomma0921 some review ♥

Links:
Twilighted.net: http://www.twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=11930
Fanfiction.net: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5928431/1/All_That_Jazz

Sayonara,

Practice Makes Perfect by Rhian0000 is on Twilighted

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Hello *waves* I’m here again to share some good news:  Rhian0000 ‘s Practice Makes Perfect has been accepted on Twilighted.

Happy

This is the moment for a happy dance

You may know by now that I’m Rhian’s #1 fangirl, so this news made me all sorts of happy. It is a well deserved acceptance into Twilighted, because Rhian0000’s version of what could have happened after Eclipse (if Stephenie Meyer wasn’t such a cockblocker) is the best I’ve read thus far – and I’ve read a bunch.

Yes, it has been done. Yes, this is probably one of the most written about AU/Canon plots in the whole fandom. But you know what? In my humble opinion this is one of the very very few versions that actually makes me feel like I’m reading some leaked Breaking Dawn Outtakes.

Rhian0000 understands the original Twilight characters so thoroughly you feel like you’re reading the books, only the Adult version, not the Young Adult one. *winks*

I gave myself over to him, emptying my mind of all else, as Edward trailed kisses down to my breasts, kissing and suckling. Everything was so new. I looked at him seeing my nipple disappear into his mouth, his lips covering his teeth but sucking on me.  I quivered beneath him, feeling his weight on top of me pinning me to my bed.  My hands gripped my pillow, my consciousness adrift from my body, yet feeling… everything… I was sensation itself.

“Shh,” Edward whispered against my left breast, his cool breath creating a unique feeling against my exposed, teased and puckered nipple.  I writhed, but tried to keep silent. I didn’t want any interruptions, God no! Though part of me was too far gone to care.

My breathing was erratic, my heart was beating rapidly, and I noticed that Edward, too, was breathless above me.

“Love, hearing you moan for me is…beyond words…but shh,” he repeated. My efforts to remain silent were seemingly failing.  His fingers were once again at my lips, urging me to be silent.  I drew his middle finger into my mouth, I knew that I had agreed not to, but it was the only way I could keep quiet, by having something to focus on.  I heard Edward’s low growl but he didn’t move his hand.  In fact, his other hand descended down my chest his finger briefly circling my navel before heading lower.

This story is perfect for those days you’re feeling nostalgic and miss the characters you fell in love with, but want  more… More Edward&Bella interaction… More development in regards to their relationship… More Intimacy… just more 🙂

Okey Dokey… wanna read it? Visit Twilighted and leave Rhian some love:

http://twilighted.net/viewstory.php?sid=13687

Illumination: Edward’s Meadow by Rhian0000

*Nominee for The Hidden Stars Awards in the category Best Non NC-17 Story*

Summary: “Today I would be honest – I owed her that. I didn’t want to scare her – the thought was abhorrent to me – but I needed to show her what I looked like in the sunlight. I would brave her horror and disgust. I would let her see beyond my predator lures. If she was to feel anything for me, it would be for the real me.”

Twilight’s Meadow scene from Edward’s point of view. The whole day written in three parts.

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PS. To read  this amazing story just click on the Banner.

Twilighted Fanfiction Download!

in some occasions I find myself unable to access internet for different reasons, thus unable to access my favourite fanfics…

so I decided to download the Fanfics I like and read them whenever I like, most Smart Phones as well as iPods support word/pdf files so I downloaded this program:

Fanfiction Downloader 4.0.3

now the problem came when I needed to download a story that was in Twilighted…luckily I came up with a solution that might look difficult but in reality saves a lot of copy-pasting time…

I’ll try to be clear in my explanation of how to do it: (only works for windows/linux)

step 1:

download this program doPDF

basically what this program does is work as a virtual printer, when you want to print anything, web pages, word or excel docs, if you select this program instead of your default printer it creates a PDF file of what it would look like printed, capice?

step 2:

go to the story in Twilighted you want to save, or download.

step 3:

once there click on the Table of contents link under Reviews, it will take you to the Table of Contents (duh!)

step 4:
there you have to look for this symbol


next to the stars the story has it leads to a Print-view of the whole story.

step 5: if you want the whole story skip this step

select the chapter/s you want in PDF from the table of contents links and click on them, once in those chapters go to the following step.

step 6: go to file, Print, instead of your default printer select doPDF and a dialog window will appear asking you where you want to save the file, save wherever you want it and accept.

Voilà! you have your story/Chapters saved in a pdf file, no copy-paste…