I'm rather happy to announce I've moved from my long obsession with Twilight fanfiction to a new love - Rise of the Guardians! I have no idea how this movie has managed to capture my attention so thoroughly, except to say I must have a thing for angsty eternal teenagers. But seriously, I loved the movie. The bonus is that there is so much room for writing more of the story - to step in with fanfiction that fills in the gaps. I've managed to find some absolutely beautiful stories already, but if anyone has any recommendations, I'd love to hear them.
As far as Twilight goes, I doubt I'll be reading any more new fics. I feel a little guilty for leaving the fandom at long last, but it has to happen eventually right?
It's come to my attention that I'm supposed to write something about myself on this profile - all right. I'm married, Korean, in my 30's, I have a 6 year old little boy who is the light of my life, and was born and raised in Georgia. There.
Mini-rant for non-reviewers: here's the way I look at it. It's not right to go into a store and take a book without paying for it, right? Well, reviews are akin to payment. These writers sacrifice their time and energy writing; leaving a review is only fair. It's not like reviewing is hard. If you can't think of what to say, just focus on one thing you enjoyed while reading the story - be it a funny line, or a plot twist, whatever, and write about that. You don't have to write a 2 page essay, just leave a couple of lines of encouragement. However, if you have something to say that is critical, I recommend doing it in a pm to the author. It's something I intend to do myself now. And be polite! There is no reason to leave a rude review. If you don't like something, don't read it. If you disagree with a plot point or direction of the story, pm the author explaining it in a calm, logical manner. Calling the author names and threatening them with violence isn't the way. Think before you go pm'ing an author. Don't go acting like a raging psycho bitch just because they haven't updated fast enough to suit you, or because you don't like their story. It's rude, it's ridiculous, it's wrong.
One last thing - surely you have enough brain cells that you can say something other than "luvd it! Update soon!" in a review? Seriously?
Leaving this here just in case... Big Kudos Go to: drotuno for her story Fate Interrupted. She opened my eyes to why the Cullens torture themselves with high school over and over again. I never thought about it before like that, and now it makes sense to me. I won't call them idiots for that anymore.
Big Kudos also to Eh Bien for her story Straight On 'Til Morning. She REALLY opened my eyes to Rosalie's character in a big way, making me understand why the Cullens were so tolerant of her bitchiness.
And finally, Big Kudos to jmolly for her series Unforeseen Events. Her explanation for Jacob's behavior is also completely believable and canon. It makes me hate him less. I believe others have touched on it, but not explained it as thoroughly as she does in her storyline. I needed the thorough explanation to really get it, and believe it. All three of these authors can be found on ff.
I love it when a story makes me see something I missed before. That's the beauty of fanfic, imo at least.
Rise of the Guardians-I adore Jack Frost. I love the complexity of the character. His persona is that of a happy, sarcastic teenager but underneath, he's got layers. Very serious, angsty, heartbreaking layers that make you want to grab him up and cuddle him for a few years to make up for his suffering. There's pairings for him, of course (I'm convinced that about 98% of people are secretly pervs). I personally ship Jack/Pitch (BlackIce), Jack/Bunny (JackRabbit), and slightly Jack/Tooth (Rainbow Snowcone) and Jack/Jamie. Apparently Jack pairs well with most anyone... not sure what that says about him/us.
Not Poignant is my latest author crush. She has written the most magnificent story, From the Darkness We Rise, and its WIP sequel, Into the Shadows We Fall. Amazing character development, but it's really not completely dependent upon the RotG storyline. It's got fae, Seelie and Unseelie. You need to have seen the movie, yes, but I think anyone who likes heartrending stories would love reading this. It will break your heart, stomp on it and throw it around a bit, but then it will piece it back together slowly but surely.
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