I had yet to fall into the rabbitt hole...or jump...I think I kinda jumped. Head first.
I'm finding it difficult to even recollect how it happened. Someone...who was it...God bless them...I've got to remember their name. If it was you then you MUST speak up. Whoever, it was who had me read Emancipation Proclamation...I owe them. Like I should be indebted to them forever.
EP owned me. I hadn't been owned by a story and characters like that since I spent 7 days reading the Twilight Saga for the first time. It was magical. I was so in love with Mafiaward. It's such a powerful and moving story. I was so invested in the characters. I was reading it at stoplights and under the table at dinner..."bathroom breaks" at work. Most would probably agree that it shouldn't be anyone's "first". Not the best way to pop your fan fic cherry...it's so intense and angsty. I spent a whole Saturday just crying...ALL DAY.
After EP, I went onto something a little more fluffy. Edward Wallbanger. HALLELUJAH. I love this fic so much. The relationships between them all are so fun. Edward is a hunkalicious big shot photographer and Bella is an interior designer. Edward bangs walls. A LOT. If ya know what I mean. *raises eyebrows*
Clipped Wings and Inked Armor was my third fic. It's intense and sad...sad sad sad, but it's also HOT HOT HOT. Tattward has been the star of many of my dreams since reading this fic. Oh, and cupcakes...you can't forget the cupcakes! Thinking my next tattoo should be a cupcake in honor of Tattward...he is just that damn mind-blowingly-sexy. <---I think I just made that up "blowingly". Hmm. I like it.
*I got in trouble yesterday on the Twitter for proclaiming my love for CW&IA...I forget that having "contraband" and going public with that shit is against the "rules". Rookie mistake. Lesson learned.*
So, I'm sad to say the CW&IA is one of those AMAZING-everyone-should-read-fics that no longer is posted on fanfic.net or twilighted. *sad panda face*
As any good Grasshopper would, I've made my way through a lot of the "classics"...and I've loved each and every one of them...being OWNED by each fan fic while I was reading it...falling deeply and madly in love with Edward over and over again. That's the beauty of fan fic.
Knotches on my Fan Fic bedpost also include:
*Misapprehension of Bella Swan (Concerning Hockey Players...or something like that) - Hockeyward and Snarkella...such fun lemons and a seriously entertaining relationship between Bella and Emmett!
*The Office - Hello, Beautiful Bastard! Gah, I loved reading this story! Such a fun read. You'll never look at an office desk the same way again. Swearsies. And you might have trouble keeping your concentration in a conference room...EVER again. <---I know this from experience.
*Master of The Universe - If Fifty doesn't own you, he should. If you don't fantasize about the Red Room, you should. I'm pretty sure I'm the only person on the face of Twitardia who hadn't read it...so, I'm sure you know exactly what I'm talking about.
*The Blessing and The Curse - another angsty heart-wrenching read...but totally worth it! It was completely different from anything else I had read...shedding a new light on E&B's relationship. I loved it!
*Pound of Flesh (WIP) by @sophiejax or Jaxon22 - Punkassward is the hottest criminal you'll ever want to have <---in the biblical sense. He's angry, holds secrets, and has issues with the 'L' word. But a few chapters in and you'll be changing your nickname to "Peaches" and eating Oreos everyday.
*Help Wanted - another FANfreakinTASTIC fic by the awesomely amazing @sophiejax - Edward is an A-list movie star and Bella is a PA in need of work, hence the title "Help Wanted". Edward hires Bellas to be his PA and the rest is history...mixed in with a little angst, heart-warming-panty-dropping romance, and a whole lotta lemons...lemony lemony goodness.
I'm currently reading The Submissive Trilogy by @tarasueme or tara sue me. WOW. Once, again...I'm totally owned by a new fan fic and falling in love with a new Edward. Just so you know, I'll be Domward's sub anytime. No safewords...not even a fake one.
A big thanks to the follow fan fic h00rs for keeping me in the goods and rec'ing fics for me:
@allthingsHHH - she's like my sensei
@Smitten_RPattz - also been a mentor and leads me in the right direction
@dangrdafne - gives good fic
@Mama_Cougar - gives good fic
@ChloeCougar - gives good fic
@jedecec - gives good fic
@Fiftyownsme - my newest Twitter friend and giver of good fan fic rec's
@JiffSimpson - for being my IRL Twitter friend who I can talk all things fan fic with...what a life saver! I'd probably combust if I couldn't talk about it in person with someone. So, thanks, Jiff!
I'm sure I've missed someone important...but I've read a lot of fan fic and it's taking up a large portion of my brain...so, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
This was just kind of a post to summarize my fan fic experience thus far, but I plan on doing a Fan Fic Friday post each week with reviews of my current reads and rec's...and requests for rec's...and maybe some pics of my current favorite Edward.
I give you PAW (I borrowed this from http://tehlemonadestand.blogspot.com/)
'Til next Friday.
h00rin' it up like nobody's business,