Trick or Treat

BOO!

Did I scare you? If I did (considering I haven’t posted on here since the summer), I’m just popping in to say, HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of my ‘Insiders’!

I had a very weird nightmare (nothing new there) where it was a zombie apocalypse, and even my cats turned into zombies. I used The Walking Dead – Dead Yourself iPhone app (which is the perfect time-waster) to capture what I saw in my nightmare. I hope you don’t mind if I showed you what my cats might look like if they really turned into zombies (if that’s even possible?).

WARNING: these images may be disturbing to some…so please take it in the spirit in which it was given – the Halloween spirit!

Go ahead…take a peek – if you dare!

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A New Blog Name Revealed

Oh wow…wow…WOW! Has it REALLY been THIS long since I posted on here?  I’m terribly sorry for letting you down by not updating my stories or letting you know what’s going on with me. I know this is

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…and I’ll try to not let you down again.

I guess part of the reasons why I haven’t written anything is because I’ve hit writer’s block. I still remember how I want my stories to end up –  but I have no clue on how to get there from where I am at this point in my stories. Real life (of course) tends to get in the way as well but that’s no excuse either, since I know many writers who ARE able to update their stories with small children and everything else that goes on in life. I guess you can say that I’m not inspired to write right now…

Which kind of brings me to the point of this post. I’ve decided that the best way to get myself re-inspired – is to change the direction a little bit of my blog and maybe just share with you more – instead of only posting when I have updates. How does that sound? Maybe with a little feedback (hopefully) from you, it might inspire me to sit my ass down and write?

The first thing I’ve decided to do was change the name of my blog. It’s no longer called, The Fanfiction Vixen…I’ve decided to call it, Inside Iamerika. (Those with dirty minds…get your mind out of the gutter! LOL) I’m not going to be sharing what goes inside my body…hahaha! I will be looking inside my mind to find out what’s in it. (My friends would tell you…it’s not a lot. LOL) But au contraire…I always have a lot on my mind…I just don’t voice it, that’s all.

I guess you could call Inside Iamerika a place where I not only share stories (which are in my mind as well), but a place where I talk about anything at all! From books, to news, to movies, to TV shows, to music, to…yada, yada, yada…the list goes on. I hope you don’t mind if I share my thoughts with you.

Let’s get this party started shall we?

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The first thing that’s been on my mind lately is…the final Sookie book, Dead Ever After and all the drama that has been going on in the SVM fandom because of it. Let me be the first to admit…I haven’t finished the book. I tried…but the book is so horribly written…so disappointing…so many adjectives, I just can’t describe how I feel. I knew the spoilers ahead of time (of course, since I posted them on E&SL) but I decided to read it with my own eyes. After EVERY. SINGLE. PAGE, I wanted to shove that book up CH’s ass. It made me feel angrier and angrier. It wasn’t the outcome that pissed me off…it was what she did to Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse (two of my favorite characters ever) in the process that did it. But I’m not going to talk about what happened, because it just pisses me off all over again. Let’s just say…I will (cue Taylor Swift’s song, “…never ever, ever, ever get back together.”) NEVER EVER EVER BUY ANOTHER BOOK BY CH AGAIN!

As a reader who enjoyed books and shows where the writers write stories about people in situations that seem impossible but are made possible…I really thought the outcome would be different. And it should have been…all the hints she said she dropped about Sookie’s HEA were either non-existant or SO disguised…a person would have to have X-ray vision to see it. I personally think she knew what a cash cow and huge fandom Eric had, and decided to ride it out for as long as possible. I know she says she’s not in it for the money…but she’s wrong. I could probably post links to numerous interviews where she made some sort of joke or reference to the money she earns, but I won’t, because I’m over it and it will only feed the trolls. She can bathe in her money now. Trust me. It will be the last big money she will ever earn. When an author loses the trust of her readers…she’s done. If this all makes me an “entitled reader” – so be it. If this were some food I ordered in a restaurant, I would be asking the manager for my money back for the entire series. Instead, they make good doorstops and paper weights.  😛

Anyways…enough about that. I just wanted to vent and to share with you what I think should’ve been. In anticipation of the book (pre-spoiler reveal), I got Kittrose (an infamous artist who loves Eric and Sookie) to create this stunning artwork depicting how it should have been – for us over at E&SL

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Even though I spent money on it…I still think it’s money well spent. It’s beautiful and could inspire so many fanfic writers to write (maybe me too eventually).

I’ve been burnt twice now in two different fandoms. Do I have poor taste or what? After talking to a friend of mine who is in the same situation as me…I decided reverse psychology is how I should go. I’m going to start fangirling over couples I HATE. Think that will work?

Anyways…thought I would let you know I’m still alive, although I do need help getting inspired again. Can you please hook a girl up? Thanks for reading!

Until the next time, Insiders (I think that’s what I’ll name you, my dear followers.)!

Check Out My New Look!

Hey everyone! 😀

I have a brand-new look to share with you! 🙂 How do you like this new look? Spiffy, eh?

What’s new with me?

I have a few things to tell you, but nothing fanfic writing related. 😦 I’m still working on my next chapter in my SVM fanfic, Deadly Intentions. There just never seems to be enough time…especially when you find interesting and amusing things on the internet!

Have you heard about Rebecca Black? Well, check out this video! She’s had more hits on her song, “Friday”, then Lady Gaga has had on “Born This Way”! 😯

Of course, this had created many more videos making fun of her and this song! You should really check out the comments!  😉  😆

Probably the most interesting thing about this is the fact she will make a lot of $$$ for this! 😯

Here’s what E! Online had to say about it:

Now, we hope you don’t think we’re sucking up because we read in Forbes that you and Ark Music Factory stand to make more than $1 million from the iTunes downloads of “Friday,” and another $20,000 or so from its YouTube version.

Read more at: eonline.com

HUH? 😯 FIGURES 🙄

So, for a song that basically reminds you of the days of the week…someone gets paid millions of dollars! Now, I know she’s only 13 years old and it must be hard on her to see so many people making fun of her, but this is ridiculous!  Why I can’t I find a gig like that?

Anyways, that’s one of the many things I came across lately!

Oh wait! There’s also an excerpt for Dead Reckoning (the 11th book in the SVM series) which was just posted today! You can check it out here!

Until the next time…

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

I’m going to be updating my fics shortly on FF.net…and yes, it’s shocking, I know! LOL But I wanted to post a New Year’s greeting to all of you first! 😉

Best wishes for 2011! Hope this year will be one to remember! Thanks for reading my stories, I really appreciate it!

Take care and be safe!

Mondays Suck

Hi everyone! *waves*

Just wanted to give you a quick update and tell you how my weekend was.

I’m sorry, but The Hoff no longer follows me on Twitter. Either he read my post and didn’t like what I wrote or he did some spring (oops, wrong season) fall cleaning. Anyways, I’m not too disappointed. I was more shocked than anything. You see, celebrities might follow you after you add them, not the other way around. They don’t add you first. That’s why it was so funny, weird and strange to me and why I posted what I did. It didn’t make any sense.

Sorry, I never got very much writing done this weekend; not even sent in to my Beta. Hopefully, I’ll have more time this week. I have written up to Chapter 22 on Deadly Intentions and up to Chapter 6 on Dirty Little Secret!  Speaking of the latter, I’m pleasantly surprised to see how popular Jax & Tara fanfics are. I understand that there’s not many out there and the fan response has been overwhelming with support! I’m glad that you’re enjoying that story! 😀  Hehe…it gets even better! 😉 I won’t get into details because I like to tease, but I think you will like the Battle of Wendy VS  Tara: Round 2!

Hope you had a great weekend and yuck…puke…groan, it’s Monday once again! That’s why I titled this post what I did. Hope you have a great day…or try to anyways. LOL

Until the next time… 🙂