Okay...I don't know who would read this cos I don't actually write any stories...I only read TWILIGHT, I don't even bother reading the original anymore so the canon thing means nothing. I prefer the OOC stuff. Sigh...here we go:
About me, some fluff
TWILIGHT OBSESSION...OR VERY CLOSE TO IT!
I was lucky enough to escape the Harry Potter hype...not lucky enough to escape the TWILIGHT hype. Got into the series in July 2009...I know...am I behind the times or what?? Read the series in one weekend, no one believed I could read that fast, but once I started I couldn't stop. Practically didn't eat for 3 days cos um..you need hands to eat and my hands were busy holding the book!
Um...I write my own stories, they don't come to me via dreams...they live on my pink laptop...lol and forever they will remain hidden from public eyes. I'd never dream anyone would read such nonsense, such nonsense stemming from 10 years of daydreaming. Nevertheless I found this fanfiction.net by accident. Kinda hooked, reading other people's stories, some that are really good IF they manage to spell check their work!
Um...twilight series, what can I say? I'm not a huge fan of Edward. He reminds me too much of someone else. I can relate most to Bella I guess but I am a bit of a shopaholic and have been known to be a bit stuck-up like Rosalie. I like Emmett...though but the book paints too much of his immaturity. But sometimes if you read between the lines, he can have a serious side as well.
I have a 'Jacob' person in my life...a male best friend. Most of my friends are male...girls don't tend to like me much. For that I will never know, I guess. If I had to side with a TWILIGHT team...I'd go with the heroine, Bella. I wouldn't marry my 'Jacob'...we're too much like brother and sister now but there is no way, no matter what anyone thinks, I'm not living a life without him, if that makes any sense. If anything, I think the world was telling us we were made for each other but other forces...like the global finance crisis...tells me it's just about love sometimes.
I don't like blood...I donate it but otherwise I would avoid it. I don't even like meat so the idea of being a vampire or even a 'vegetarian' vampire turns me off. I don't think I'd enjoy going to high school over and over again. One time is one time too many. Plus I don't understand the ages in the book. They're juniors and they're 17?? When I was 17 I was already in my first year at University!!
I hate the name Renesmee...that basically ruined the second half of Breaking Dawn for me. I didn't appreciate the middle bit to be in Jacob's POV either. I hope the movie evens out the POVs to include stuff we didn't really see.
Other stuff I like:
My fave colour is pink...everything is pink at the moment.
Clothes: I wear a lot of black but otherwise I'm pretty feminine. I prefer skirts and dresses, especially if they are pleated or have ruffles. I love heels and jewellery. So I guess in that way, I'm not like Bella at all, but if Stephenie managed to research Virgoes more, she'd make Bella more feminine as well. At least I think so...why bother having nice pretty hair if you don't have nice clothes, right? Yeah, in conclusion, I like to dress up.
Fave music: My favourite singers are Sophie B Hawkins, Sarah McLachlan, Britney, Evanescence, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Blue, Natalie Imbruglia, Delta, Enrique Iglesias...Um, there's more stuff like that. I'm getting into the NEW MOON soundtrack...it is growing on me, may be cos playing it 12 hours a day helps!
Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow...A walk to remember...Ever After.
TWILIGHT in comparison to the book was a disappointment, almost laughable! But, watching it after not reading the book for awhile, I've grown to appreciate it on it's own. I think they could have picked a prettier 'Bella'...I'm not a fan of 'Bronze-haired' guys...is that even a natural hair colour? I imagined Edward to be dark-haired, I dunno why. I imagined him to be somewhat like Hayden Christensen from Life as House (Kevin Kline). Probably that's the EMO side of me. I'm not though!!
NEW MOON wasn't too bad...but then my standards in films lack a bit.
That's why when movies like LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL comes on, it stuns me on how great it is. But I wouldn't watch it over and over again, therefore it isn't a favourite, but I agree that it is a good movie...omg, that sounds stupid!
Fave TV SHOWS: Buffy, Angel, X-files, House, Supernatural, Australian/American Idol, Masterchef, NCIS, Dawson's Creek, Friends, Seinfeld, MTV, E! I heard they were gonna make TWILIGHT into a TV show...WTF??
Fave actors/actresses: Jennifer Aniston (from FRIENDS mainly), Ben Affleck (just cos), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Emma), Brad Pitt (before Angelina), Keira Knightley (as Elizabeth Swann), Johnny Depp (in his younger days), Kate Beckinsdale (I haven't seen many of her movies, but I think she's really pretty), Anne Hathaway (Princess Diaries), Meg Ryan (Sleepless in Seaattle), Sandra Bullock (everything), Winona Ryder (before all the shoplifting rubbish), Natalie Portman (Padme and cos I imagined her as Bella but I think she's too old to play a teenager now), Hayden Christensen (as Anakin, episode 3 which made Darth Vader more enjoyable to watch...I think I did cross over to the dark side!! I wouldn't be a fan of Star Wars if it weren't for him!)
HOBBIES: Shopping, movies, karaoke, writing, internet, photography, fanfiction, mostly shopping I guess...clothes shopping, music shopping, stuff I don't need kind of shopping!! Seriously, I think I could out-shop Alice!! Plus Anything pink or floral or trendy or French or expensive!
Me in general:
Typical VIRGO...born 14th September...i.e stubborn, neurotic, perfectionist, feminine, neat, etc. Also relatively impractical, have been told.
Have lived a rather protected life...my younger sister is allowed to do more! Talk about double-standards!
It's been awhile since I updated my profile. I was married, I still am legally. I left my husband when I realised it wasn't worth pretending I was happy with him and looked at the marriage as a third person and it looked like I was getting less than what I paid for. There was often yelling, directed at me, doors slamming, and what appeared to be slavery.
I am now separated...I was married for a year and a week. So I wasted a year, but lucky it was only a year. I didn't fall pregnant and it would have been impossible since it was hard convincing my husband to have sex with me. To this day, I haven't 'made love'.
I am with someone else now, he's a sweetie, he calls me his 'wife' but we're only engaged. He's 17, I'm 30 and it's weird but it's okay. And the sex, yeah, I don't have to do any convincing anymore. I'm happy. I feel liberated and yet protected. I didn't have a meltdown, when I left my husband, it was like I was supposed to. That's a good feeling.
Storylines I DON'T like:
When Charlie or Renee is abusive...
Weird pairings like Jacob and Angela, Renee and Edward, Charlie and Tanya, Alice and Angela, etc...
Edward gets sick, injured or dies...I know what it feels like when I write off the male lead character, but it's worse when you're reading it and you don't expect it. I have nothing against it where Bella is concerned, however...
Bella is the troublemaker...can't see it and it makes reading it harder.
Bella starts off being unfashionable, unattractive, whatever...and then Alice comes along, makes her all pretty and then attracts half of Forks, TOO predictable!
TOO many lemon, smut content, fluff, including weddings, pregnancies, first dates, with the exception of the Sub/Dom realms.
When everyone is a kid...weird!!
Bella gets pregnant, is pregnant, etc
Bella is a vampire! Boring!!!
Storylines I don't mind:
Non-canon pairings: e.g Bella and Emmett, Bella and Jasper
Re-telling the story in a different POV or different sequence
PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY FAVOURITES LIST SERIOUSLY!!...I can't find a list for stories I have read in general and rather than going back and re-reading stuff, I put everything into the Favourites list, even if they are NOT my favourite. I just don't know how to look up stuff I have already read...Ohgod, that SO doesn't make any sense!! Um, yeah...If I LOVED a story, you'd get a review that says something like: "This story is AWESOME!! etc, etc, etc." and that probably means something like...I couldn't write something that great or It really made me think about it even when I wasn't reading it! I can't remember what all the stories are about, but if I thought it was really good, I think I'd remember what it was about, right? I'll just write down some titles that stand out to differentiate it from the not-so-favourites:
Currently reading (on alert and bookmarked for future reading):
A constant in the darkness...Biological Compulsion...Bitter Sweet Symphony...Bonne Foi...Bella Cullen growing up...Bright like the Sun...Clipped Wings and Inked Armour...Code of Conduct...Crushed Seraphim...Dance with me...Diamond in the Rough pt 4...Emancipation Proclamation...Eternally Intertwined...Finding a home...Girl with the red notebook...Heroes and Thieves...Hiding in Plain Sight...Just like them...La Bullied Bella no more...Little Baby Bella...Love and bodyguards...Love is watching someone die...Master of the Universe...My favourite Accident...Rescue me...Pop Princess...Shattered...Son of a Preacher Man...The Artist in the Ambulance...The Gravity of Love...The Hard Way to Learn a Lesson...The Guardian...The Mission...Dr. Cullen and the Hypochrondriac...The Swan...The Training...The University of Edward Masen...Uninvited...Victim of a Teenage Nobody...We're in this together...I'm attracted to stories that have a high number of reviews divided by how many chapters there are. I can sort of calculate how many people are reading it and worth my attention or not.
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