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This Project Never Should Have Happened...

I'm very new to the fanfic world, and never thought I'd be part of it. Then I read Twilight, to see if it was appropriate for my daughter to read. At first, I couldn't see what was the draw. I didn't see the motivation. Why should Edward care who Bella was? It didn't make sense. Then I read Midnight Sun. Aaahh, there's his motivation.

Also, unfortunately, I was hooked. I read New Moon and Eclipse in quick succession. Then came Breaking Dawn. Friends who had read it already, cautioned me. "It's not the same!" they said.

I should have listened...

I enjoyed the first 80 pages or so of Breaking Dawn. The rest of it absolutely broke the Twilight spell. It was horrible. I was only able to finish by chanting "It's just a comic book. It's just a comic book." over and over again.

After sputtering into silence about the errors and impossibilities I said "what the heck? If this could get published how hard could it be?" I started writing. And it just kept coming...thus was born Cygnus Rising.

So here I am, a middle-aged father, reading Twilight, writing fanfiction. Call the man-police? Pfftt!! Go ahead, this is who I am, Twi-geek and proud!

Now on Twitter: @_rel8tivity_

Why Do I Boggle at the Demon Spawn?

RenFailmee is in the book, so it's canon, right? It's SM's world and she can write it the way she wants, right?

Well, sure she can. During the creation process, the sky's the limit. But if she wants it to make a modicum of sense, and not grab you by the throat and yank you out of the reading experience, she needs to follow the rules she wrote. Vampires have crystallized into living rock, their bodily fluids have been replaced by venom, and they've ceased to grow or change. They don't even re-grow hair because there's no cellular growth. Those are SM's own words, recorded for posterity at the Twilight Lexicon.

For me, this meant that vampire/human hybrids were WRITTEN OUT OF THE TWI-UNIVERSE! Yah, I know SM said she was only talking about females when she said vamps can't have babies. But how much sense does that make? She eliminated cellular growth from vampire properties, EXCEPT in their testicles? C'mon, pull the other one, it's got bells on.

Furthermore, the venom affects all the tissues of a vampire's body. That includes any sperm a male has in his body at the time of transformation. This places it under the "no growth or change" rule of SM's. Well guess what? Sperm has to change to merge with an egg. So from beginning to end, the vampire reproductive cycle that SM thinks she's wiggled through, still doesn't work.

I've read sci-fi/fantasy books since I was in high school, and I think my suspension-of-disbelief muscles are pretty well developed. But the rules that the author establishes when they create their world are what make it special. And when the author says the sky is green in one chapter, then the sky is blue the next, with no plausible explanation, sorry, my bullcrap meter starts ringing off the wall.

I guess this means I'll never write fic with RenFailmee in it. Sorry. :)

Cygnus Rising Has a Banner!!!

I have no words to express my thanks, but out of the blue, ysar created a banner for Cygnus Rising! You can see it here:

Isn't it lovely? I'd never thought about getting a banner before this, so I'm so very touched! Ysar is so sweet, I can't say thank you enough!!!

It's Official

I've been corrupted. Wrote my first entry to a Twi-fic contest: The Canon Tour. The interesting thing I've noticed about Twi-fic: there's so many AH stories!! Don't get me wrong, because some of them are quite awesome. But aren't vamps the whole point of Twi-fic? So thankful to SolarEclipses for running the contest, to bring more vamps back to Twi-fandom.

Fandom for Oklahoma

A big thank you to everyone who donated to the Fandom for Oklahoma cause! Together we raised more than the target goal! This effort raised money to support three organizations aiding the recovery in Oklahoma City: The Red Cross, the ASPCA, and The Salvation Army. I've posted the outtake I donated from Cygnus Rising now. Hope it adds some insight to Edward's story!

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The Eyes of the Moon by eiluned price reviews
Sometimes one thing changes everything. When Edward encounters Bella in biology class, that one thing sends their destinies spinning in a different direction. A translation of "Les Yeux de la Lune" by Elysabeth. AU.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 156,732 - Reviews: 676 - Favs: 469 - Follows: 486 - Updated: 2/17/2013 - Published: 9/19/2011 - Edward, Bella
Resurrection by TwilightMomofTwo reviews
Without Bella's love, I can merely exist. Now that I've lost her, I am bound to wander this earth, alone and unchanging for eternity. - Edward, attempting to be noble, leaves again after the Night of Tears. Will Bella crumble or run after him? Eclipse/AU.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 19 - Words: 178,832 - Reviews: 1300 - Favs: 635 - Follows: 667 - Updated: 1/21/2013 - Published: 10/14/2009 - Edward, Bella
Forget Me Not by SydneyAlice reviews
With the help of his nurse, a man tries to put the pieces of his life back together. Will he be happy once the puzzle pieces fit, or will he wish his memories had remained a mystery?
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 44 - Words: 66,800 - Reviews: 9070 - Favs: 3,058 - Follows: 1,617 - Updated: 8/18/2012 - Published: 7/2/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Count of Tuscany by withany reviews
"She gets kidnapped, he gets killed, but..." This was the Princess Bride plot, not necessarily mine. If you're expecting vitamin C from this, sorry, you'll get scurvy. However, there may be gore. I hope. Added May 2015: Of course there's a HEA. What do you think I am?
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 53,106 - Reviews: 830 - Favs: 448 - Follows: 479 - Updated: 5/31/2012 - Published: 11/9/2010 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Open Up Next to You by LJ Summers reviews
Expanded from my Heartbreak drabble. Ten years after the events of Eclipse, Edward meets his true vampire mate; Bella is left desolate. Alice and Jasper take her in with them to help her through her heartbreak. Rated for mature relationship issues.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 22 - Words: 60,108 - Reviews: 1880 - Favs: 682 - Follows: 426 - Updated: 1/20/2012 - Published: 9/30/2011 - [Bella, Alice, Jasper] - Complete
EAC: The Journal of Edward Cullen by katmom reviews
FIRST PLACE WINNER in THE CANON TOUR CONTEST - PRE-TWI Portion. What if Edward, through Alice's visions, knew about Bella before he met her? What if he had a chance to avoid the bloodlust? Would he take that chance? AU
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 29 - Words: 52,074 - Reviews: 1924 - Favs: 723 - Follows: 669 - Updated: 1/1/2012 - Published: 9/15/2011 - Edward, Bella
The Decision by windchymes reviews
Edward made a decision after that second biology lesson. Two years later that decision is challenged.
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 96,613 - Reviews: 2575 - Favs: 3,026 - Follows: 1,900 - Updated: 10/15/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Cullenary Coupling by BookishQua reviews
What if Edward lied to everyone, & it really was all about Bella's scent? AU of entire TS on how, why, & when ExB fell in love using a completely different plot. Romance, hilarity, mystery and angst. Rated M. Canon Couples. Dark Edward, Lots of Snark
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 83 - Words: 1,207,586 - Reviews: 2394 - Favs: 1,028 - Follows: 587 - Updated: 9/21/2011 - Published: 11/29/2008 - Edward, Bella - Complete
The Path Not Taken by KzintiKiller reviews
Bella gets a firm wake up call in this alternate universe to Eclipse. Strong Bella. Definitely Team Edward territory.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18,344 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 451 - Follows: 89 - Published: 2/16/2011 - Edward, Bella - Complete
Guarding Edward by katmom reviews
A stalker is trying to get close to 24 y/o HUMAN Edward Masen, a concert pianist. He hires Elite Guardians to keep him safe and to find out who is hunting him. Bella Cullen is the owner/operator of the company AND she's a 110 y/o VAMPIRE. AU/Canon couples
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 50 - Words: 215,280 - Reviews: 2926 - Favs: 1,944 - Follows: 837 - Updated: 8/23/2010 - Published: 1/28/2009 - Edward, Bella - Complete
From the Wings by LJ Summers reviews
Indie Finalist! Edward is content enough to see Bella a few times a year after she has chosen Jacob. Then, something not altogether unexpected happens & Edward is able to help Bella cope with her new circumstances...and maybe able to win her heart again.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 49,312 - Reviews: 832 - Favs: 492 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 6/1/2010 - Published: 10/17/2009 - [Edward, Bella] - Complete
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Cygnus Rising reviews
Sometimes, love requires sacrifices. If you were promised eternal life with your one true love, what would you give up? What really happened after Isle Esme? Watch Bella earn her wings in this Breaking Dawn rewrite. Canon AU.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 241,002 - Reviews: 519 - Favs: 248 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 10/24/2013 - Published: 8/21/2011 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Cygnus Rising - Chapter 26 Outtake - Hopeless reviews
This was supposed to be Chapter 26 of Cygnus Rising. From Edward's point of view, it covers the time from before Bella is captured by the Volturi, to the time before the Cullens go to meet the Volturi. It gave a little too much away so it landed on the cutting room floor. Fandom 4 Oklahoma contribution.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,944 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 10/19/2013 - Bella, Edward - Complete
Out of Phase reviews
Edward left, leaving Bella brokenhearted. The werewolf gene missed Jacob, leaving him completely mortal. What will happen to Bella now that he can no longer protect her? Canon AU. Entry in The Canon Tour Contest: New Moon Round.
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 37,740 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 5/8/2012 - Published: 2/10/2012 - Bella, Edward
A Different Driver reviews
What if Edward did NOT drive Bella home on blood testing day, and Mike DID? Would she bond with Mike out of gratitude? What would Edward do? Canon AU. Entry in The Canon Tour: Twilight Round
Twilight - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,369 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 8 - Published: 11/9/2011 - Edward, Bella