Happy Friday, Fictionees! This week, we’ve got something special for you. It’s our THREE year anniversary!
We can’t thank you enough for all of the support you’ve given us. There aren’t enough words to express how much we ♥ you. We’ve got some fun things planned for you this weekend, starting with Fictionator Flashbacks, ten classic fics that we love and remember from back in the day.
Be sure to check back all weekend, especially on Sunday when our brand new podcast will make its debut! We’re also having a huge giveaway that you’re not going to want to miss!
- Creature of Habit by EZRocksAngel
- Dark Side of the Moon by: blondie aka Robin
- Scotch, Gin, and the New Girl by withthevampsofcourse and jandco
- Son of a Preacher Man by by LaVie Pastiche
- The Submissive, The Dominant, and The Training by tara sue me
- Tropic of Virgo by in.a.blue.bathrobe
- The Vampire in the Basement by michellephants
- Wide Awake by AngstGoddess003
Did you catch our latest book review? You’ll want to check out Insurgent by Veronica Roth for sure! We love eet!
Katinki: So this has been a good fic week for me. First off, two authors I really like reading started new fics, and both of them are AUs Spanglemaker posted the first chapter of Dog Star. This is her first go at AU, so I’m excited to see what she does with it. And duskwatcher2153, an excellent AU writer, posted the first chapter of Journal of a Young Vampire. The voice in it is superb.
On the AH front (because I do read those, too! ;D), I started a story by Hibbleton78, called Home Ice Advantage. It’s a Hockeyward, and thus far, it’s rather fun. And importantly, the author knows something about the sport, so it works well. Oh, and I joined what feels like the rest of the fandom and read all the available chapters of My Wounded Soldier, by counselor. I’ll be upfront in saying that I don’t read a lot of historical or western-ish fic… just not my cuppa (except Rochelle’s historical fic, Volition, which I consumed like delicious chocolate cake). The plot in this one is okay… still not my cuppa, but the voice of it – the cadence, the phrasing, the rhythm, the believability of it – is really very good, enough that I can look past my normal genre preferences. Really, that’s what makes this fic – the voice. Not gonna lie, though, I soooo hear James Brolin from True Grit when I read, lol.
MJinAspen: OMGGG, Kate, I’m so excited for Dog Star! I haven’t had the chance to see ch. 2, yet, though, but I can’t wait.
Kassiah: I am totally in love with counselor. I agree with what you’re saying, Kate, about the voice in My Wounded Soldier. I am so impressed with her! Last week, I read her story, Turkey Baster, and it was unlike anything I was expecting. I’m so hooked on her–I started reading Catwoman and I’m loving that too!
Excited to check out Home Ice Advantage. I really liked her story, Empires of the Mind.
Songster: Still can’t get with the My Wounded Soldier program but am very interested in the Turkey Baster one. What I am reading and completely loving is High Fidelity by IReenH. We had two updates this past week. This girl can really, really write. The voices in this are so authentic, emotionally gripping that I really feel like I’m in their heads as uncomfortable as that can be at times. I know this will be a rocky ride though and you know me and angst. I can’t even believe I’m reading it, but it’s that good.
On a different note, with Stanley Cup happenings, Home Ice Advantage sounds like a good one to read. I love a hot Hockeyward. Wait, there is a hot Hockeyward, right?
LJSummers: I have been enamored of that Star Wars fic I mentioned last week. Obidala, as that fandom calls the pairing. It’s called One Path and it’s by Lionchilde. She still answers reviews, though the fic’s been complete for three years. I think that’s really cool. This is a slightly divergent Star Wars canon, with all the main events occurring in their usual timeframe, but with the romance being between Obi Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala. (I love this.) At over half a million words, it’s a saga all by itself and I highly recommend it for Star Wars fans.
I’m also still reading Dreamcatcher, A Song of Ice and Fire fic, with the Sandor/Sansa pairing. We were just dropped off a cliff (figuratively) and I’m all !! about what will happen after chapter ten!
Caren: I took ya’lls advice and started Turkey Baster…and I caught up last night. You were right. I loved it. I never, ever expected a story like that to make me all clenchy, but it completely did.
LJSummers: On the book front for me, I just finished 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I even read it hardcover. This was a really different novel and long-time fans of Stephen King will recognize how he hints at other works of his within the telling of this story. While setting this up as a story that changes history by preventing the assassination of John F. Kennedy, what this book really does is present us with puzzling dilemmas on how much we should really try to alter reality – even a bad reality. With our limited perspective, we cannot know all the ramifications of our decisions. The book’s end is bittersweet – just the way I like it.
MsKathy: Read the Silver Lining update today! Squeed, interesting details about Bella’s kids came out, and I giggled at “The warrior pose is next, and the only good thing I can say about it is that I don’t fall over as I’m doing it.” (because I’ve felt the exact same way).
MJinAspen: Hopefully the personal drama in my life will die down so that I can get back into reading fic more often again! As mentioned, I’m reading Dog Star by Spanglemaker9, and still reading The Hunger Games.
See you next week!!
Handy Dandy Linky List
Here’s a list of all the fics and books we mentioned:
- Catwoman by counselor
- Dog Star by Spanglemaker
- Empires of the Mind by Hibbleton78
- High Fidelity by IReenH
- Home Ice Advantage by Hibbleton78
- Journal of a Young Vampire by duskwatcher2153
- My Wounded Soldier by counselor
- Silver Lining by kimpy0464
- Turkey Baster by counselor
Out of This World -fic
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King
- Die For Me by Amy Plum
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Until I Die by Amy Plum
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