Posted by: Josephine | August 30, 2012

Fatty

Fatty by kitkat681

It’s been well over a year, maybe even two, since last I read fanfiction. And perhaps three years since I read just about everything that popped into the Twilightsection on ff.net But here I am again, and let me tell you, there are still some good stories out there!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m older now, and hopefully a little wiser than before. But I believe I would have loved this fic just as much if I’d read it back in the days.

I don’t think I’ve read anything like it before, perhaps given that the topic is quite controversial. I’ve read Edward the Geek and Edward the Misfit a bunch of time, but this is something new. I’ve never read about Edward the Fat, or Fatward as the fandom would say. And, as I have to admit that the physical appearence of Edward is what draws many of us females in, I think this is a very interesting choice of story.

“My name is Edward Cullen…

And I’m a fatty.

I haven’t always been fat.

There was a time when I was just pleasantly plump.

Husky.

But those days are long gone.

And calling me a fatty would actually be a nice change from some of the other names I’ve been called.

But today I am making a change.

I don’t want to be fat anymore.”

Twilight is in many ways a modern take on Beauty and the Beast. Minus that the “Beast” is incredibly beautiful, rich and intelligent. Not that I mind too much, I mean I am a woman after all! But this story actually has Edward not being a Greek God. And I think that makes the story interesting in a new way.

It’s also great because it deals with the low selfesteem that many overweight live with. Very important subject. Because it’s just not about the food. You don’t get to that level of obesity for just liking food. Food addiction is a real thing and it’s well in the same category as bulimia and anorexia. Read more here.

The author, apart from coming up with this great story is also helping readers who are struggling to take control on their weight; encourages and bribes them with new chapters. Keep up the wonderful work!!

Posted by: Josephine | August 29, 2012

Isn’t this ironic?

I have been gone too long from the Twifandom that I sorta missed that “Fifty Shades of Grey” originally was a fanfiction called “Master of the Universe”. It was only a few weeks ago that I learned that it was, and a few days ago that I heard that amazon.co.uk have soled more copies of it, than of the entire Harry Potter series together! So not only was HP brought down hard by a Twilight FANFICTION, but people were actually paying to read what you can easily get for free!?! But, in HP’s defence, most fans buys their books at a midnightrelease party. That might be an explanation. I don’t know if it’s good or not, haven’t read it yet. But I bought it today, so I’ll come back with my take on the story^^

But, the ironic part in this is that people are writing fanfictions about the characters in the Fifty shades trilogy. Hahaha, I would be sooo proud if someone wrote fics based on my stories. The ultimate sign of appreciation!

Posted by: Josephine | August 26, 2012

A new world, a new start

No, we’re not dead. Or I’m not, shan’t speak for my collegue. Erm, haven’t updated this place in ages. Lots of stuffs been going on in our lives. People and appartements have come and gone, and I’m not sure we’re the same people anymore. So the tone of this place might be a bit different from now on. Less teenage giddy, but hopefully keeping the love and interest with the phenomena known as fanfiction!

Posted by: Josephine | September 30, 2010

Come to Mordor

Hahaha, see it to know it:D

“Come to Mordor, Right now… with the Ring

EDIT

Okay, I’m no Star Wars-fan but this was extremely funny:D

Posted by: Josephine | September 30, 2010

A Proper Goodbye

A Proper Goodbye by Kirixchi

I’m re-reading Lord of the Rings atm, and sort of re-discovering my love for Tolkien. It’s truly wonderful really. I think it all started with Sara and I watching the extended editions while we croucheted one day, and it all went downhill after that you could say.

And, if I love something, of course I want to read some nice fanfiction about it, I mean, it’s me^^

I logged on to Emyn Arnen, an archive completely dedicated to Éowyn and Faramir and went searching for stories.

I found this one, and I don’t think I’ve read it before. It’s very fluffy and romantic and a bit steamy. Hot hot hottt:)

Faramir is leaving on a short mission, shortly after the wedding. Éowyn is disappointed that he didn’t give her a proper goodbye. So she takes it on herself to teach him how the Rohirric does it.

“Long years of practice had hardened Faramir to forcing his body into tasks he mind would rather ignore. He did not want to ride east into Mordor. He was tired of war, weary of death, heartsick of destruction- but he would go. He was Prince of Ithilien now, and the responsibilities of that office were no less sacred than those he had held as Steward. He was bound to protect this land, even to the point of death- be that death of body or of soul- and he would fulfill his mandate.

Still, Faramir regretted the circumstances of his parting. The presence of the White company, saddled and waiting in the courtyard, had disuaded him from offering his wife anything more than a token buss against the forehead before stepping into the saddle to ride away. There hadn’t been time for a proper goodbye. That is, he hadn’t made time for one, and now he keenly felt the omission.

The horses reached the top of small rise, and then they turned, making for the wooded passes that led through the hills. Behind him was the last glimpse of his home, and he could not help but spare a final glance. Eowyn was still standing at the gate, her white skirts flashing brilliantly in the summer sun. He could not see her face with his eyes, but in his heart the features were etched: cherry, bow-like lips set in a defiant line, cheeks stained with tears, and cool eyes brimming with both longing and accusation.”

Very sweet, and I think somewhat in character. I think the problem with LotR fanfiction is that you write about the hero’s sort of “off stage” if you know what I mean. We don’t really know how Faramir reacts when he’s not acting as a Captain of Gondor and so on.

But, knowing what we do know, about Éowyns presumable relationship with Grima, and Faramir’s relationship with his father, I would say they are true to their characters. Read read read!

Posted by: Josephine | September 29, 2010

What’s up with the beard?

SPOILER FOR DEATHLEY HALLOWS!!!!!

Haha, I had no idea these pictures were online! I knew they’d filmed the epilogue, but this is just AWESOME!

I know it’s blurry and all, but look at the hair! And (I just noticed it) he’s wearing a wedding ring!!! Fluffers says Iiiiiiiip!!! OME!!!

It was hard to find any photos of Hermione… this was the best I found. And it sorta doesn’t show much. I mean, I guess her skin looks a bit greyer, but more than that… I don’t know. She does look like a business woman though:)

Okay, many thoughts going on here. First, I hope it’s just the picture and that they didn’t make Ginny fat. Because seriously, if there was a MILF in Harry Potter, it would be her.

Second, doesn’t Harry sorta look a bit like David Yates? Just me? And, what’s up with the double chin??? He’s supposed to be lanky! Gah!

I do sorta like though, I think, that Ginny looks a bit like her mother. Even if I think she should’ve been prettier.

Saving the best for last! WHAT’S UP WITH THE BEARD???? He looks like someone doing role-play! Gah! Perv-beard that’s what it is!

This was very cute though… Father and Son. Ha, that must’ve been so weird to shoot!

Part of me can’t wait to see the film, and the other part doesn’t want this to end. Ever! The end is almost here! Aaaah!

Posted by: Josephine | September 28, 2010

Could this be Renesmee?

Are you ready fellow fanpires?

EW.com reports an insider leak that 9-year old Mackenzie Foy might be the one to play Nessie in Breaking Dawn!

“It’s a big day for Twihards. First Maggie Grace signs on to play Irina. Now EW.com has learned that little 9-year old Mackenzie Foy is inches away from signing on to play Renesmee, Edward and Bella’s vampire/human love child that’s a central role in the final installment of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.

It’s not yet clear how the diminutive actress, who’s appeared in one episode each of television shows FlashForward and ‘Til Death, will portray the character who ages a full 17 years in only seven. Sources have suggested that director Bill Condon will employ similar digital effects to those used by David Fincher in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, where Foy’s face would be digitally transferred onto the face of a younger child. It’s also probable that the studio will hire a younger child in some capacity, too.

Summit Entertainment is remaining mum on the issue. But to see Foy’s angelic face, which could very well be the offspring of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, check out her website.

Does she look as you’ve imagined it? I think she might possibly look terrifyingly cute^^ and after what the computer tech guys did with Brad Pitt in Benjamin Button, I don’t think making her look a few years younger is gonna be a problem.

And hey, while I’m here, did anyone get that RPattz won Glamour Magazine’s “Best Dressed Man 2010”??? Since WHEN? But I guess he’s just so totally drop dead gourgeous in an awesomely sexy kinda way that no one can ever look better than him. Awesome:D

Posted by: Josephine | September 28, 2010

Ode to my Computer

As many other young people of today, I seriously love my computer. Seriously.

I actually just bought a new one, a bit smaller, so I can take it with me without breaking my back.

Since I use my computers so much, the all have a different name.

My first computer was called Lancelot. But he died on me. The screen turned dark and you couldn’t see ANYTHING unless you held light close to it.

Then, I got Tristan. He’s my saving Angel. He’s never got a virus or anything. He’s awesome:D

And now then, I have Galahad. My baby. He’s all light and white and little! Iiip

For you who don’t know, Galahad is one of the Knight’s of the Round Table in Arthurian Legends.

Sir Galahad, is a knight of King Arthur’sRound Table and one of the three achievers of the Holy Grail in Arthurian legend. He is the illegitimate son of Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic, and is renowned for his gallantry and purity. Emerging quite late in the medieval Arthurian tradition, he is perhaps the knightly embodiment of Jesus in the Arthurian legends”

Want to share your own computer story?😀

Posted by: Josephine | September 26, 2010

What is it with trailers??

As I hope most of you are aware of, the first trailer for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I” was released last wednesday. And of course it was totally awesome! Alright, alright, I might be a bit biased, but hey, it’s Harry Potter!

But, why does every trailer have to have some lame catchfrase? I still haven’t gotten over the “Why do you still live?//Because I have something worth living for” moment in the last one.

To give another example, we have the classic  “when you can live forever, what do you live for?” from Twilight.

This one was better though, I admit that. But I don’t appreciate Scrimgoeur telling Harry he can’t fight the war alone.

But the “they’re coming!” moment was pretty epic! Hoping for an even more epic movie come november:D

So, what are your thoughts??

Posted by: Josephine | September 23, 2010

The Mail Order Bride by ldywynedd

A nice lovely 19th centuary Western. Or, as the author puts it, a nice excuse to see Edward in a cowboy hat^^

Edward has escaped the expectations of his family and society in Chicago and “went west”. He started a ranch near Bear Valley in Colorado. But he is lonely and seeks a companion.

Bella lives with her brother Micheal, and runs his household. But when he is about to get married, she knows she needs to find her own place in life.

Edward writes a letter to a paper, “The Matrimonial News” and by coincidense, Bella reads it.

She is moved to answer and from hence they start corresponding with eachother. They agree that they are well suited for a life together, and after a short courtship they get married.

If you ever thought cowboys and ranching was hot, this story is sure to make it HOTTER!

I love the amount of detail and research the author has put into her story. It’s amazing! My absolute favorite part is their early letters, they are so cute!

The only thing I dislike is Jacob Black being their neighbour and rather sinister ranchowner. (I am sensing he is to become the antagonist later). And Rosalie being his sister. I would use that as a perfect excuse to work in some old cowboy/indian fighting.

Dear Miss Bella,


What with the passing of the vernal equinox, I have been eagerly looking for the harbingers of spring. And surely, everywhere I look, I see the hope of pleasant weather. The snow is relegated to the deep shades of the trees and is receding up the mountains. Spring flowers are beginning to poke through the insulating pine needles that litter the ground. The sky seems bluer and the birds are singing louder but maybe that is more of a reflection of my hopes than a sure indication that softer times are nearing.

This past winter has been bleak; the snow has been deeper and lasted longer than any can remember. It was cold in the saddle, trying to insure the cattle had shelter and food and my long days became long nights more frequently than I would have desired. The only bright spots in the dark, cold months were the weekly letters you so faithfully wrote. I reread them so often, I can frequently quote them verbatim. I treasure each one because, like Scheherazade, they revealed to me the woman you are by dropping one veil after another until I feel I know you almost as well as I know myself. Dare I hope my missives have also revealed the manner of man that I am to you?

How can that be possible, though? Surely, words on a page are not enough? I have an aching desire to know you more. With the change in the air and the new season upon us, do you think now is the time we cast our lots to the wind and to chance?

Miss Bella, I ask you to come to me. My intentions are noble and honest. I need a helpmate, a wife, and I am of the opinion that we would suit.

However, I have no wish to impose my desires upon you. It is hard to tell solely by correspondence if my opinion is completely accurate and perhaps my words mis-portrayed me over the months. So, I am offering you a proposal.

Miss Bella, do you think there is a chance that you could commit yourself to a life with me? I am hopeful of marriage for us and I have written it here so that your family and friends will know my intentions are pure.

All that being said, in case circumstances don’t pan out as I am currently hoping, I will purchase for you a round-trip ticket. This way you have the means to leave and return home if you feel the need. But I am hoping you will stay.

What say you?


Respectfully yours,

Edward Cullen

According to the author, these things weren’t that uncommon. There was a serious lack of women in the western provisions.

All in all, well worth the read:D

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