Author has written 6 stories for Life With Derek, and iCarly.
NOTICE: I changed my pen name. It used to be: depplove23. It is (obviously) now: cupcakeslam23. I am still the same writer. depplove23=cupcakeslam23
I changed it to match my names at livejournal & twitter.
FYI(for those who wondered), I am a girl . :)
I love to write.
I love to read, watch TV and movies, hang out with my friends, sing even though I suck, and be random & crazy.
Life is stressful so writing is my outlet.
Something to know about my stories: As hard as I do try to make everyone in character, most of the time they turn out a little, or a lot, OOC.Sorry, I try not to but all of the characters seem to come out OOC when I write. If you don't like that or it bothers you then please don't read my stories. I understand and I try to remember to put a warning at the beginning of every story.
Flames: If you hate what I write. Tell me. But tell me why you hated it. That way maybe I can write something better or change it to improve. You always see people say 'blah, blah, blah I just want criticism. Help me improve' and it always sounds like a bunch of bullshit but really, it's true. If someone tells you how to improve your writing, like with helpful tips, it can really make you a better writer. If you are honest with me on your feelings about a story of mine, and you aren't just bashing me for no reason, I will take what you say to heart and try to improve. Maybe I'd dedicate the next story or chapter if you're right. Be honest with me, even if it is a little mean. :)
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. New friends are always welcome...and now I feel cliche.
My favorite quote(about creativity): "Creative work is...a gift to the world and every being in it. Don't cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you've got." ~ Steven Pressfield
That's about it.
Thanks for reading.
My Twitter:That's my name over on live journal too (although I don't really go on lj anymore). But click on the link if you are bored enough to read what I am bored enough to write. :D
UPDATE:(01/06/2011)- School and laziness has kind of taken over my life. I kind of left fanfiction and just sort of started reading it again. I'll post more stuff when I feel inspired but college keeps me pretty busy. Although, I've start reading fic for different shows and books so I don't know what I'd post for if I did. Sorry if anyone is disappointed.
~cupcakeslam23 or C.C.Slam or what ever the hell you want to call me, its all cool with me.
Um...summaries of my stories, I guess. (I suck at summaries so bare with me here) Read the stories and let me know what you think of them.
Life with Derek
Scattered Papers- This is a One-Shot that I wrote awhile ago because I was in need of some Smarti/Smerek cuteness. I love those scenes in LwD so I decided to try my hand at it. This did ultimately have Dasey in it too. I didn't mean for it to become a Dasey but sometimes I don't have control over what I write. XD
A Moving Conversation- This One-Shot is a little on the longer side but I don't like the ending, I'll tell you that right now. I got a bad case of writer's block toward the end and it came out all wrong but whatever. You read it and decide if it is good or not. It is a Dasey.
Grandma Dies(On-hold)- This is a LwD story in progress. I am working on the 2nd chapter right now and I hit a road block. It saddens me. Casey's grandmother dies and the McDonald women take it really hard. Who steps up to the plate to make Casey feel better? Derek?! This is kind of Derek-centric(you'll see what I mean).
Oblivious(Posted soon Hopefully)- Everyone and his cousin knows that Edwin and Lizzie like to snoop. They watch others and take notes. They notice a connection and try to make the people involved see it too. Better than it sounds. I'm working really hard to finish this(I keep getting stuck)ETA: I've been working really hard on finishing this lately. Its progressing. Long One-Shot.
iLike Museums?(COMPLETE)- This is a 7 chapter story about Seddie. Yay. Um, so in this Sam has to go on a family trip to a museum and Carly was supposed to join her. Carly bails so Freddie takes her place. It is cheesy yes, but you know what? I like cheese so :P. It is written in Sam & Freddie's POVs so hopefully it doesn't suck. Most people really seemed to like it though. A lot of people asked if I am doing a sequel for this story. Answer: No. I just don't think I would be able to make a quality one. It would take A LOT of persuading to get me to write a sequel, sorry.
Property of Sam Pucket: Hands Off!(Not Sure If It Will Be Posted)- Okay so instead of being asleep at 6am like I should have been, I was up and it means you luck out because I came up with a new story idea, yay!! Anyway, this story will be Sam's Journal; each chapter is a journal entry and each entry will be based off an episode of iCarly. I will do every episode all from Sam's POV...so it will be like at the end of it(the episode) she looks back and describes her thoughts. Hopefully when you read it, things will make more sense. If I can pull this off then it will be awesome. Also, I haven't decided if there will be any implied relationships yet. If there is it, will be Seddie. Also, this is kind of like Sam's blogs but not exactly. I'll try to use as much accurate info as possible. :)
Shrink(HIATUS)- This story is told in Sam's POV and it will be a multi-chapter.Sam's therapist plants an idea in Sam's head. Will she brush it off or take the suggestion to heart? Find out. SEDDIE. Rated T just in case it get more mature in later chapters. Check it out if it sounds interesting. I CAN'T CONTINUE THIS STORY BUT I HAVE ANOTHER FABULOUS WRITER FINISHING IT FOR ME. I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THEY DECIDE TO POST IT. :D
Summer Changes Me(One-Shot)- Freddie changed a lot between Season 1 & Season 2 of iCarly. This is my musings(technically Freddie's) of why he changed so much. Hope you like it.
So Movin' On(One-Shot)- So I totally surprised myself with this one. Not only is it a songfic(which I don't even really like) but its also kind of a Creddie. It is Freddie centric, because for some reason he's kind of easy for me to right. Its Freddie's thoughts after his breakup with Carly. Some people like it, others don't, I'm on the fence about it.
Things I read:Harry Potter, iCarly (though not so much anymore), NCIS, Glee, Bones, CSI:NY, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, The West Wing and some others. (I go through phases where I get really into a fandom, then my interest fades and I more onto other things).
iCarly: So my interest in iCarlyhas pretty much faded. I still watch new episodes (though I usually DVR it because it's always on a different time and day), but I've basically pulled out of the fandom. Although I think the fandom is really great. I made some really amazing friends because of iCarly and we found that we are huge nerds and share many common interests and love of awesome TV shows and our wicked sense of humor. ;) Anyway, I doubt anyone will see anymore iCarly stuff from me, sorry.
Ships:So I tend to be fickle about my ships too. If I read a good fic about a ship I never would have thought of I tend to fall in love with the ship (even if they seem weird or other people don't like them). I usually go through most of the good stories for each ship and then move to a different one.
Harry Potter: Harry/Ginny, Ron/Hermione, Draco/Hermione, Fred/Hermione, Snape/Tonks (I read this one fic that was sort of just a friendship thing between them, but I could sort of see it), James/Lily, Neville/Luna, Draco/Luna (again really, really good story about them)
NCIS: McGee/Abby, Tony/Abby (friendship stuff is really cute), Tony/Ziva, Gibbs/Abby (this is like my crack pairing, I don't know...there's just something about the two of them)
CSI:NY: Mac/Stella (so.much.chemistry, seriously), Danny/Aiden, Danny/Lindsay
Glee: Rachel/Puck, Brittany/ Santanna, Tina/Mike, Quinn/Artie (just read some of these fics, they're cute), Kurt/ Blaine (this is not only amazing, but stems from my love of Kurt ( & Chris Colfer) and my love of Darren Criss), Kurt/Puck (somehow it works in fanfiction), Artie/Brittany (this couple is extremely cute in the show, I didn't expect to, but I like it) Mercedes/Kurt (friendship, they are such cute BFFs on the show, love them)
West Wing: Josh/Donna, Sam/Ainsley (I think I spelled that right), Sam/Donna, Josh/Joey (friendship, I liked her how they developed her character on the show), C.J./Mark Harmon's character (totally spaced on his name), Charlie/Zoey, C.J./Toby (only in small doses, I just like their flirting on the show), Jed/Abbey, just Sam in general (b/c while Rob Lowe is way older than me, he is so good looking, it's just not fair, men should not age that well)
Random copy and paste stuff that might give you a better look at my personality...you don't have to read it. But if you are bored like me, here's something to do.
98 percent of teenagers do or has tried smoking pot. If you're one of the 2 percent who hasn't, copy & paste this in your profile.
A good friend will pay the bail when your in jail...a best friend will be sitting next to you in jail saying "Man we screwed up, but that was fun!"
If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen!
Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run! Death hates that.
If you have ever pushed on a door that said pull or the vise versa copy this into your profile.
If you or your best friend is insane, copy this into your profile.
If you have ever fallen up the stairs copy this into your profile.
92 percent American teens would die if Abercrombie and Fitch told them it was uncool to breathe. Copy this into your profile if you would be in the 8 percent laughing their butts off at the others.
If you have ever made up your own language just for fun, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever run up or down an escaltor and SUCCEEDED in getting to the top or bottom, copy and paste this into your profile.
If people think you are mentally insane copy and paste this into your profile.
If you spend multiple hours each day reading and/or writing copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have ever tripped over your own feet copy and paste this into your profile.
If there are times where you just wanna annoy someone for the heck of it copy this into your profile.
If you are a person who acts friendly but has an evil mind and is secretly plotting world domination, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you hate it when people review your story just to ask you to review theirs, copy this into your profile.
If you've read people's profiles looking for things to copy and paste into your profile, copy and paste this into your profile.
I like cheese. I have seen purple cows. If two gooses are geese, then why aren't two moose meese, or when two foots are feet, why aren't two footballs feetball? Milk tastes good. People call me crazy, but I'm just random! If you're random and proud of it, copy and paste this in your profile!
If you've ever had a mad laughing fit for no reason, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you've ever asked a really stupid, obvious question, copy and paste this one your profile.
If you've ever walked into a doorway that you could have clearly dodged, you just weren't paying close enough attention, copy and paste this on your profile.
If you get good grades and still know nothing at all, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you are bored and like to write stuff, copy and paste this onto your profile.
If you've ever been standing straight up and suddenly fell down for no apparent reason, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you've ever talked to yourself, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you have a very wide range of interests, copy and paste this into your profile.
If you know what pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is, copy and paste this into your profile.
My mind works like lightning...one brilliant flash and it's gone.
When it comes to thought, some people stop at nothing.
To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
We live in an age where pizza gets to your house before the police.
If you don't like the way I drive, stay off the sidewalk.
Why be difficult, when with just a little bit of effort, you can be impossible?
Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then sit back and let the world wonder how you did it.
I'm not a complete idiot. Some parts are missing.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like grandfather...not screaming like the passengers in his car.
If you can keep your head while other people are losing theirs, you probably don't fully understand the situation.
They say the truth will set you free. Then why is it everytimeI tell the truth, I get sent to my room?
Sarcasm is one more service we offer.
Insanity is a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.
I used to have super powers, but then my therapist took them away.
Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
Stupidity killed the cat. Curiosity was framed
I don't care if you insult me, but at least use correct grammar and spelling.
Random Survey Number 4957:
2. If you were reincarnated as a sea creature, what would you want to be?
3. Whos your favorite redhead?
4. What do you order when you're at IHOP?
5. Last book you read?
6. Describe your mood with one word.
7. Describe the last time you were injured?
8. Of all your friends, who would you want to be stuck in a well with?
9. Rock concert or symphony?
10. What is the wallpaper of your cell phone?
11. Favorite Soda?
12. What type of shirt are you wearing?
13. If you could only use one form of transportation:
14. Most recent movie you have watched in theatres?
15. Name an actor/actress/singer you have had the hots for:
16. Whats your favorite kind of cake?
17. What did you have for dinner last night?
18. Look to your left, what do you see?
19. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
20. Favorite toy as a child?
21. Do you buy your own groceries?
22. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
23. When's the last time you had gummy worms?
24. What's your favorite fruit?
25. Do you have a picture of yourself doing a cartwheel?
26. Do you like running long distances?
27. Have you ever eaten snow?
28. What color are your bedsheets?
29. Whats your favorite flower?
30. Do you do ballet?
31. Do you listen to classical music?
32. What is the 1st TV Theme song that pops in your head?
33. Do you watch SpongeBob?
34. What temperature is it outside right now?
35. Do people consider you smart?
36. How many piercings do you have?
37. Are you signed on AIM?
38. Have you ever tried gluing your fingers together?
39. How do you feel about your family?
Eh, they're alright. Love/Hate thing.
40. Do you have an iPod?
41. What time do you go to bed?
42. What CD is currently in your CD player?
43. What movie do you know every line to?
44. What is your favorite salad dressing?
45. What do you want for Christmas this year?
46. What family member/friend lives the farthest from you?
47. Do you like hugs?
48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach:
49. Whats the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name?
50. Do you watch college football?
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
3. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SMELL?
4. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
5. DO YOU SPEAK A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?
7. HAVE YOU BEEN OUT OF THE US?
8. WHERE DO YOU WANT TO LIVE?
9. WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOU FILLED OUT THIS SURVEY?
10. WHY DID YOU FILL OUT THIS SURVEY?
11. WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF ALCOHOL BECAME ILLEGAL?
12. DO YOU WISH ON STARS?
13. ANY BAD HABITS?
14. DO LOOKS MATTER?
15. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
16. WHAT ARE YOUR NICKNAMES?
Don't have any for my real name. For my pen name? Ask luna moody, she comes up with a ton for me.
17. DO YOU UN-TIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
18. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
19. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE COLORS?
20. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
21. LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
22. FAVORITE ZODIAC SIGN:
23. ANY SONGS EVER MADE YOU CRY?
24. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT?
25. HAIR COLOR?
26. EYE COLOR?
28. FAVORITE MONTH?
29. LAST THING YOU WATCHED?
30. FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR?
31. SUMMER OR WINTER?
32. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING?
33. ARE YOU TOO SHY TO ASK SOMEONE OUT?
34. WOLVES OR TIGERS?
35. HAVE YOU EVER WRITTEN POETRY?
36. FAVORITE DISNEY MOVIE OF ALL TIME?
37. DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
38. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE SINGER?
39. WHO DO YOU CALL THE MOST?
40. ICE SKATING OR ROLLER SKATING?
One of the most touching things I have ever read:
"I was walking around in a Target store, when I saw a cashier hand this little boy some money back.
The boy couldn't have been more than 5 or 6 years old.
The cashier said, "I'm sorry, but you don't have enough money to buy this doll."
Then the little boy turned to the old woman next to him: ''Granny, are you sure I don't have enough money?''
The old lady replied: ''You know that you don't have enough money to buy this doll, my dear.''
Then she asked him to stay there for just 5 minutes while she went to look a round. She left quickly.
The little boy was still holding the doll in his hand.
Finally, I walked toward him and I asked him who he wished to give this doll to.
"It's the doll that my sister loved most and wanted so much for Christmas. She was sure that Santa Claus would bring it to her."
I replied to him that maybe Santa Claus would bring it to her afterall, and not to worry.
But he replied to me sadly. "No, Santa Claus can't bring it to her where she is now. I have to give the doll to my mommy so that she can give it to my sister when she goes there."
His eyes were so sad while saying this. "My sister has gone to be with God. Daddy says that Mommy is going to see God very soon too, so I thought that she could take the doll with her to give it to my sister.''
My heart nearly stopped.
The little boy looked up at me and said: "I told daddy to tell mommy not to go yet. I need her to wait until I come back from the mall."
Then he showed me a very nice photo of him where he was laughing. He then told me "I want mommy to take my picture with her so she won't
forget me. I love my mommy and I wish she doesn't have to leave me, but daddy says that she has to go to be with my little sister."
Then he looked again at the doll with sad eyes, very quietly.
I quickly reached for my wallet and said to the boy. "Suppose we check again, just in case you do have enough money for the doll?''
"OK," he said, "I hope I do have enough." I added some of my money to his without him seeing and we started to count it. There was enough for
the doll and even some spare money.
The little boy said: "Thank you God for giving me enough money!"
Then he looked at me and added, "I asked last night before I went to sleep for God to make sure I had enough money to buy this doll, so that
mommy could give it to my sister. He heard me!''
"I also wanted to have enough money to buy a white rose for my mommy, but I didn't dare to ask God for too much. But He gave me enough to buy the doll and a white rose.''
"My mommy loves white roses."
A few minutes later, the old lady returned and I left with my basket.
I finished my shopping in a totally different state from when I started. I couldn't get the little boy out of my mind.
Then I remembered a local newspaper article two days ago, which mentioned a drunk man in a truck, who hit a car occupied by a young woman and a little girl.
The little girl died right away, and the mother was left in a critical state. The family had to decide whether to pull the plug on the life-sustaining machine, because the young woman would not be able to recover from the coma. Was this the family of the little boy?
Two days after this encounter with the little boy, I read in the newspaper that the young woman had passed away.
I couldn't stop myself as I bought a bunch of white roses and I went to the funeral home where the body of the young woman was exposed for people to see and make last wishes before her burial.
She was there, in her coffin, holding a beautiful white rose in her hand with the photo of the little boy and the doll placed over her chest.
I left the place, teary-eyed, feeling that my life had been changed forever.. The love that the little boy had for his mother and his sister
is still, to this day, hard to imagine. And in a fraction of a second, a drunk driver had taken all this away from him. "
Now you have 2 choices:
1) Repost this message.
2) Ignore it as if it never touched your heart.
ETA: This story struck a special cord in me. The day before St. Patrick's day 2009, a friend of mine was hit by a drunk driver. He, along with the other 3 kids in the car, were killed because a woman who had been sober for years decide to start drinking again, and she made the choice to get behind the wheel. Those four kids, truly some of the kindest people I have even met, will never go to college, get married, or have children, because this woman made a stupid mistake that shouldn't have even been a choice. I will NEVER forget those who passed or the woman who killed them, and walked away from the horrendous accident unscathed.
Please, please, DO NOT EVER Drink and Drive. Don't take away someone's friend, child, sibling, family member. Just Don't Drink and Drive, it's not worth it.
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