A New Blog Name Revealed

Oh wow…wow…WOW! Has it REALLY been THIS long since I posted on here?Β  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 –Β  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.Β  πŸ˜›

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.)!

My First HBO Watch Post Now Published!

Great news!

I’m very proud and pleased to inform you, my very first HBO Watch blog post has been published! SQUEE! I’m so excited…and I just can’t hide it!

I’m no longer an HBO Watch posting virgin! Sometimes the hardest post to write is the very first one, because you don’t want to make mistakes or to come across as an idiot. And believe me…I know a LOT about looking like an idiot! LMAO (Most of the time I’m drunk, okay?)

Here’s a little background as to why I wrote this particular piece…I received a sneak peek at the newest TV Guide magazine, and I subscribe to them on YouTube as well! Imagine my pleasure at finding out – not only is Game of Thrones is on the cover, but they had a video of the cover shoot too! I thought it would be a good way to begin my HBO Watch blogging career, since Game of Thrones returns on Sunday night!

If you’re interested, you can read my article over at HBO Watch here!

In other news…I’m almost finished the next chapter in Dirty Little Secret! πŸ˜‰Β  Hopefully, I’ll have it up sometime this weekend! Sorry for making you wait so long. If there’s one thing I know; is how much waiting sucks!

Until the next time…

New HBO Watch Staff Member On Board

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to give you the heads’ up! I have been accepted as a staff writer for HBO Watch, a website which focuses on HBO shows! I haven’t submitted anything…yet, but I will in the future! You can look for my posts under my name, Erika Hill – where I plan to focus on True Blood, Game of Thrones, and maybe even some other HBO shows too?! I followed my part-time, partner-in-crime, Serena Larkin, who writes for the Sookieverseblog and has her own blog devoted to GoT called, Kissed by Fire! You should really check it out, if you’re a fan of the books and the show!

In other news…I have been busy working on my next chapter in my Jax & Tara fanfic, Dirty Little Secret! Wow, I didn’t realize it has been almost a year since I last updated it! I apologize for the delay. It’s amazing how much time flies! So, stay tuned, my long-suffering Jax & Tara fans…there should be an update very soon, in the not-too-distant future! Plus, I would like to write and post the next chapter in my Eric & Sookie fanfic, Deadly Intentions as well!

You’re probably wondering how and why I’m suddenly able to have more time to write? Well, it’s two things…

  1. I have enlisted (bribed, convinced, blackmailed) three people to help me over at Eric & Sookie Lovers! Hehe…but don’t tell them I said so! Haha! They love Eric and Sookie and my site and offered to help me out with it. One of the people runs the Vikingwenches! Another one spends her time writing an “Open Letter to Alan Ball” and is a TruBookie! And the last one just loves to talk about her favorite couple and the show, and is having just as much trouble finding Quopics of the Day as I do! I’m thanking them everyday for helping me out with it, because the site HAS gotten too big, even for my breeches! LOL
  2. The other reason why I’m finding more time to write, is the fact that last fall (after a lot of deliberation on my part), I decided to step down as one of moderators of the Sookieverseblog Forum. 😦 Don’t worry, I’m still a member, and I do stop by and visit every now and then…but with the growth of Eric & Sookie Lovers, I just don’t have time to moderate people and give them a proper smackdown (believe me, some of them need it). I have too much to do around my site, and lots of people to keep in line there as it is…it would be a full-time job, that doesn’t pay the bills. YKWIM?

In lesser, unrelated news…I reviewed Michelle Gamble-Risley’s book, “California Girl Chronicles” on Eric & Sookie Lovers…and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt! Haha…just kidding! πŸ˜‰

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It’s too bad I don’t really have coconuts…more like peaches! Hahahaha… If you would like to read my review of this book, please click here! She would really like to get this book series turned into a show, and honestly, it’s a good book! πŸ˜‰

Here’s an update in my interests…I’ve become a HUGE fan of Klaus and Caroline from The Vampire Diaries! Don’t know why…but I love how she isn’t afraid to tell him off (because he needs it) and he is “fond” of her! β™₯ How sweet!

This is Gannicus...what a hottie!

I’m also becoming quite obsessed with Spartacus: Vengence! If anybody has ever watched the past 2 seasons, you might know what I mean.Β  It has interesting storylines=check. Hot men=check. Shocking violence (which doesn’t really bother me)=check. Amazing actors=check. Intriguing characters=check. And not to mention…full-frontal MALE nudity=bonus. My favorite character is Gannicus. I love how all he wants is sex and booze, he’s my kind of man! I also loved the hookup between Spartacus and Ilithyia in Season 1…now it appears they have a “hate” child on the way! Hahaha. To me, they are really good together, and I find the woman he is with now (Mira), is a kick-ass fighter, but other than that, I find her extremely boring as a character, zzzzzzzzzzz – but that’s JMHO and I like couples who most people can’t see together. If you haven’t seen it – I suggest you should! I think I might start recapping it! πŸ˜‰

Another great show I love is The Walking Dead! Now, I understand that the season finale was this past Sunday, and I missed it. But don’t worry, I will be watching it soon! All I can say is…I love post-apocalyptic stories. Always have, always will. I always wonder what if something similar might happen in the future, and whether or not I might be able to survive it? Oh well…I guess we’ll see if the Mayans called it in December, right?

That’s all that’s news with me…until the next time…keep it real!

I Received The Versatile Blogger Award

I Received “The Versatile Blogger Award” !!!

Thank you to my friend and awesome writer, Deborah Court, author of “Bound To The Prince”. You should really check out her wonderful blog at: deborahcourt.blogspot.com

She awarded me with

β€œThe Versatile Blogger Award.”

I feel very honored to receive this award and glow with pride today, especially since I don’t update my blog very often (as most of you know). I’ll do my best in the future to write blog entries worthy of those of the very talented bloggers who have been selected before me (and to update my fics as often as possible).

Here are the Versatile Blogger Award rules:

  1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them.
  2. Share seven things about yourself.
  3. Pass the award along to other, recently discovered blogs and let them know about it.

Okay, here are 7 things you may or may not know about me;

  1. The first thing I wrote was a poem to my grandpa. I was around ten years old at the time and it started off like this, “There he sits in his chair…blowing smoke rings in the air.” Yes, he was a smoker and sorry, can’t remember the rest of it!
  2. My favorite color is blue, like Eric Northman’s eyes.
  3. Often I am forced to write my stories and post on my site; while my 2 new kittens, Whiskey and Puscifer constantly try to lie down directly on my right hand, demanding to be cuddled and petted. Hence, the reason why I have tar-pol tunnel syndrome and have to wear a wrist brace while I type! (Or, it could be because I’m always on the computer too! Haha!)
  4. Long ago, I won a cake decorating contest and not only that…I won my own cake back in a raffle!
  5. I write poems you would find in greeting cards…but only to my friends. I usually take what I know about them, exploit them and make fun of them. They are hilariously funny! They enjoy them too! What can I say? I’m a very mean person…hehe.
  6. Besides writing and running Eric & Sookie Lovers, I work in a deli. What can I say? I LOVE handling meat! Hehehe…
  7. When I have some spare time (which is rare) I enjoy “playing” around with different looks, codes and things for my sites! You don’t know how much fun it is; until you discover something cool and new to use on your site. Believe it or not, there’s so many things you can do, even on a WP.com blog (which doesn’t allow as many things).

Here are some bloggers whose articles I particularly enjoy, and I’m awarding each of them the Versatile Blogger Award. Of course, there’s no special order:

TB Rants & Raves: an avid Eric & Sookie lover, who writes reviews about the Sookie Stackhouse novels and Dexter.

Viking Wenches: a group of wenches who love the Viking vampire, Eric Northman. Expect lots of pics and drooling wenches!

Kissed By Fire: A spoilery Game of Thrones blog! A must for anyone who loves to be spoiled about the show and/or the books and love great photoshopped pics!

TruBookies Review: reviews of HBO’s True Blood and (soon-to-be) Game of Thrones!Β 

Sookieverseblog: This one needs no introduction. Anyone in the TB/SVM fandom probably already knows about SVB!

My Own Little Corner Of The World: a blogger shares her thoughts about her favorite things including; True Blood and SVM!

Congrats! Giving away this award is as much fun as receiving it! <3<3<3

Check Out My New Look!

Hey everyone! πŸ˜€

I have a brand-new look to share with you! πŸ™‚ 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!Β  πŸ˜‰Β  πŸ˜†

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 πŸ™„

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!Β  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…