Welcome. I’m just here to read. In fact, I've read over 5,000 stories in the five years I've been on the site. It started because I was looking for a more satisfactory (lemony) account of Isle Esme, when I came across LolaShoes' "Let Your Light Shine", and I became addicted.
I've been burned by stories quitting in the middle so many times, that I rarely read anything that is a WIP. So I'm usually reading completed stories that are more than a old, rather than the current, "hot" ones - unless Savage writes it.
I rarely ever leave reviews, and for that I can't apologize. I am a former English teacher and don't want to feel that I am "grading" your work. That's not why I'm here. To each and every author of a story I've read, I can only say, "thank you."
On Grammar: It’s really distracting when I become involved in a story, only to be tripped up in my suspension of disbelief by typos and misspellings. If you aspire to be a writer, then show your most important tool, the (English) language, some respect. For those of you with English as a second language, I am much more forgiving.
It's astounding that people cannot differentiate between bronze, copper, ginger, auburn, brown, blonde, chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate milk, Willy Wonka's river, coffee, a penny, chestnut, mahogany, etc. I thought it was only Edward's eyes that changed color. Bella's hair can vary according to the author's desires -- but does it have to vary so much in the same story?
I love Edward any way I can get him – Darkward, Tattward, Geekward, player, vamp, human, whatever -- but I like him best dominant and with a lot of kink. He really has ruined me for all other men.
I loathe Jake, and start feeling nauseous any time I’m reading a fic where he’s with Bella romantically. I also won't read anything where either Edward or Bella cheats.
What have you done to Alice? When I first read the Twilight Saga, I really wanted to be like her. She was fun, wise, caring, and cool. However, in the majority of fics I read, I’d like to rip her throat out. Alice has become a whining, squealing, manipulative, cock-blocking, over-sugared and caffeinated shopping addict, who gets really bitchy if she doesn’t get what she wants, and thinks she knows better than anybody else. Would you really want to call someone like that your best friend? Poor, poor Jasper.
My favorite stories are listed, with the exception of the following I pay tribute to below that are no longer on FFn:
Let Your Light Shine Trilogy, The Sweater & My Yes, My No - LolaShoes / The Office – tby789 / The Submissive Trilogy - TaraSueMe / A Taste of Honey - SoapyMayhem / Across the Airwaves - Isabel0329 / All of Me - flibbins (on Twilighted) / Apples and Oranges - AngryBadgerGirl / Bella's Lament - Tat2missy / Between Ordinary and Extraordinary - BellaScotia / Black and White - Vixen1836 / Blood Roses - octoberland / Boycotts and Barflies & Parenting Skills 101 – vjgm / Buried Amongst the Begonias - DurtyNelly / Clipped Wings and Inked Armor & The Misapprehension of Bella Swan - hunterhunting / Coming through the Rye & Relative Wind - Mac214 / Cullen's Island - jandco / Darkness - cherry.blossomz / Died and Gone to Heaven - DoUTrustMe / Edward Wallbanger by feathersmmmm / Embodiment - Cullen312 / Everlong - SydneyAlice / Eye Contact - silver sniper of night / Fourteen - crimsonmarie / Good Fortune - RobotMoose / Heartbreak Remedy - dariachenowith / Into the Wild - ronOReds / Just Breathe - JTMD24 / Living Backwards - ciaobella27 / Lovely - FictionalFascination / Master of the Universe – Snowqueens Icedragon / Mens Rea: A Guilty Mind - forbidden-fruit81 / Mr. Horrible by algonquinrt / My Escort - Bratty-Vamp / NuMb - kharizzmatik / Picture This - MadamThang / Poughkeepsie - Mrs.TheKing / Pretty Little Plaything - PlzFangMe / Primal Needs & Snap - AllIHaveIsYou / Tangerine Dream, The Worst of Weather & Rose Like Thunder, & We Don't Play Fair - YellowGlue / The Lost Boys - hwimsey / The Training School Saga - TheSpoiltOne & Footroza / The University of Edward Masen - Sebastien Robichaud / The Workshop A Tale of Edible Delights - danieller.one.two.three / Trophy Wife - Strawberries a la Folie / Volterra Rocks! - bethaboo
Plus almost anything that DefinatelyStaying, luvrofink (even when she was Mrs.Pacman), Leola Mae, CaraNo, and 107yearoldvirgin wrote.