I know I haven’t posted very much lately, but we’ll have to get caught up some other time. I’m going to warn you now – this post is going to make you sad and maybe even cry.
To ship or not to ship? That’s a really good question! I’ve been deliberating this for quite awhile…
Those who know me know I’ve been a “loser” or a “jinx” when it comes to shipping couples in books and TV shows in the past. For those who don’t know…this is a quick run-down of couples I’ve “shipped” who haven’t ended up getting a happily ever after (HEA) with each other. I’ve kindly included the reasons why I think they didn’t receive a HEA – though it makes NO SENSE to me why they couldn’t have had a HEA. The only reason I could come up with – is that it has to do with ME.
“WHY THE FUCK “DEAD” ISN’T OVER YET?” <–That’s what I want to know!
As I told you in my last post, there’s going to be an Audible book featuring the Sookie Stackhouse series coming out – compiled of various fanfictions, written about various characters in the series, and written by “CH-approved” authors. It will be edited by CH herself, no less. In my post, I’m sure I made clear my feelings and lack of approval of this so-called “book”.
First off…you’re probably wondering what’s set me off now? Well, Mary Janice Davidson (one of those fanfic authors in that book) will be writing about Eric. Of course, I wanted to find out what she wrote about him in her fic. (I don’t care about any of the other characters so we’ll just leave them be.) Anyways, she posted a little excerpt on her blog and it pissed me off all over again!
I’m not alone in how I feel. Many fans on Team Eric feel the same way too. I have a few things to say about it; let the “Dead” stay dead! This series is over and done! Stop trying to squeegee every last drop from this series! Put a fork in it…it’s DONE! (I could go on…but I’m sure you’re smart enough to catch my drift. 😉 )
I’m sorry…I still have not found my writing mojo yet, which means this post will not contain a fanfic update. Not sure what else I can say other than I need to find my mojo soon. I hate disappointing all of you. 😦
Instead, I have this overwhelming need to rant!
Those in the TB/SVM fandom…this post is for YOU!
Did you know that Charlaine Harris had her Coda (anthology) released this week, called “After Dead”? It appears that she had one last thing to say to Team Eric – which felt like another stab and made me feel very insulted and angry once again. Here, I thought I was over it…but I guess I was wrong. I NEED to rant or I’ll EXPLODE!
WARNING: I’m posting PDFs from “After Dead” – so if you don’t want to be spoiled…you better look away now! (Not that I’m recommending you read this book, but I don’t want to spoil you unnecessarily.)
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
…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?
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…
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.)!
Wow, can’t believe I finally found the time to write one of my fics! 😯
For those in the SVM/TB fandom, you will be happy to know I’ve updated my story, Deadly Intentions! Again, I’m terribly sorry it’s been SO LOOOOOOONG since I updated it! 😦 Hope the wait was worth it!
You can read it here: Deadly Intentions Chapter 23
Please don’t be afraid to tell me what you think – by leaving a comment in the section below and/or leaving a comment over at Fanfiction.net, where I’ve also updated this chapter!
Until the next time – (hopefully sooner than the last) – hope you enjoy it!
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
“The 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:
- Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them.
- Share seven things about yourself.
- 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;
- 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!
- My favorite color is blue, like Eric Northman’s eyes.
- 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!)
- Long ago, I won a cake decorating contest and not only that…I won my own cake back in a raffle!
- 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.
- Besides writing and running Eric & Sookie Lovers, I work in a deli. What can I say? I LOVE handling meat! Hehehe…
- 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!
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