Picture Overload

Hey darlins! So MistressJessica got chapter 4 back to me last night, all cleaned up and beta’d (seriously, I’m so out of practice it’s a miracle she can make sense of the crap I send her!). So I’m posting another updated chapter of Behind the Camera!

Now, I’m starting to come out of my writing funk and something that helps me when I get stuck is making visual aids for my stories. I didn’t quite realize how many I made for chapter 4. Of course that could be because it started out being maybe 4 pages and ended up at 13. So yeah.

We also see a few new characters in this chapter like…

The characters have been updated on the story home page too so you can get an idea of other characters who haven’t appeared yet. :)

As always, click the banner for the story home page and the link to go directly to the chapter. And remember-chapters WITHOUT TITLES-are the edited and embellished ones. :)

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Behind the Camera // Chapter 4

So click away and hope you enjoy! Thanks lovelies and happy reading!

Story Spotlight: A Marriage of Inconvenience

Title: A Marriage of Inconvenience
Author: QueenofAreaFive
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: AU
Complete? yes

Summary: William T. Compton thought it would be an easy mission: procure the telepath using any means necessary without permanently tying her to him. However her husband, the Sheriff of Area 5, will make sure his task is not easily accomplished.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So, you know how everyone goes through phases of what they like to read? *looks around* No? Just me? Hmmmm….

Well, for-god probably close to a year-I was all about the AH stories. But this little gem, which has been completed for quite awhile, was the first vamp story I read to break that phase. And dude, it spoiled me for other vamp stories for awhile.

Seriously, I absolutely LOVE this story. It’s a total AU and it’s so masterfully thought out and perfectly executed.

I love how thoroughly Bill gets fucked over and I love the slightly OOC-ness of the other characters. Like-they’re not, but they are…if that makes any sense. It’s not too long-29 chapters-and I can usually knock it out in about a day and a half around the other crap that fills my days. But this is one of…7 I think fics that I have saved and the ONLY vamp story. So, that should tell you how spec-fucking-tacular it is, because I am notoriously picky about what I take the time to save (and therefore re-read about a million and one times.)

So definitely check it out, especially if you love vamp stories that are unique. You will NOT be disappointed! :)

Story Spotlight: Turning Corners

Title: Turning Corners
Author: QueenofAreaFive
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: eh….T ish?
AU/Canon/AH: Canon pre-season 7
Complete? yes

Summary: Sam Merlotte and Bill Compton could take their vampire buddy system and shove it, as there was no way in hell Sookie was going to have anything to do with it.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Oh my god! So I really wish this lovely lady wrote for True Blood because this would have been fucking perfection. Seriously.

This is the end of season 6 I believe…maybe episode 1 of Season 7. Honestly I’m not sure cause I only watched those travesties once and then proceeded to block it out of my brain. So yeah. But it’s about the “vampire buddy system” idea and a much better way for that entire shit fest to pan out.

This is one of the best fix fics I’ve read…right down to Sookie’s dialogue. (Seriously, I’ve never been a huge fan of ‘dialect’ typed out, but she manages to make it awesome.) I love her characterizations-this is how the characters SHOULD have been. Ugh, don’t even get me started on how that STILL pisses me off.

So yes, it’s a one shot and definitely worth the read. Especially if you’re as pissed as I am at HBO. Seriously. It won’t take you long, but it’s a great started story of hers…cause you know there’s tons more to read right?!? *wink wink* Yeah, keep an eye out for more spotlights from her cause she rocks my socks so hard!! Yay!

So go read and leave her love. Bonus-she’s all on wordpress so it’s such an easy platform to navigate! Therefore you have no excuses. :oP

Story Spotlight: Wait

Title: Wait
Author: kardamon
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: canon from season 6
Complete? yes

Summary: “I said that I didn’t know I was going to stake Bill and it’s true. I surprised even myself tonight. But, Eric… you need to know… the fact that I didn’t see it coming doesn’t mean that I wouldn’t do this again” – alternative ending of the s6e1. One shot.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So much wow. Seriously. Anything this chick writes is like gold, but this…sigh. I haven’t read a “fix” fic for season 6 in a while and honestly I remember why. They tend to be unrealistic. But this one is a completely viable fic. I can see this happening-ya know, if the writer’s didn’t suck so much.

Seriously, why aren’t more of our fanfic ladies writing for shows?!?! Anyhoo, this is a perfectly accurate story in terms of characterization. But she’s maneuvered them into suiting her needs, without taking away from them.

Yeah. It’s a one shot so a quick read. And one that you should seriously go read like now.

Story Spotlight: Electric Limbo

Title: Electric Limbo
Author: Jan of Arc
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? yes

Summary: Reworked from start to finish – re-read required. Rivalry between two of Bon Temps oldest families ends when they team up to keep their businesses alive … but the rivalry with others in the same business just begins. Geek-centric fluff with a large side order of comedy. Warnings for Star Trek quotes, WoW references and Eric being a huge Thundercats fan. :o) AH/OOC.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
OHMYGAAAAAAAHHHHHHH…

I am so fucking excited to be able to tell you about this fic. Seriously. This is like geekdom to the infinity and I love it so so so so so so SO much! I read it a long time ago, but she recently reworked it and finished it. And dude. The rework-so much geek! It’s awesome!

I’m not super entrenched in some of the geek stuff she included, but I know enough to at least get the references. That being said-dude. I can’t even stop gushing about this because I don’t think I’ve ever read such a geekcentric fic that wasn’t overpowered by it. Usually the references seem kinda forced, but not here.

So yeah, this is definitely going in my “reread” file (not that I have an actual file, but I do have a folder on goggle drive…). I only have like 6 stories in that file so that should tell you about how much I actually like, no-love this fic. So go read and leave her some love cause…ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

Story Spotlight: Summer Nights

Title: Summer Nights
Author: Malmo722
Fandom: True Blood / SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: AH
Complete? no

 

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Summary: Heiress to her father’s recording company Sookie Stackhouse returns to Bon Temps with her brother Jason after years of living in Nashville for one relaxing summer before taking over for their retiring father. Sookie realizes quickly that not much has changed in Bon Temps but Eric Northman and Bill Compton are no longer the boys she left behind. AU and AH. Romance/Humor/Angst

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Yeah so here is another supremely well done TB/SVM fic for your reading pleasure. I actually only found this fic because of a recommendation on Facebook. This chick has (somehow?!?) been flying under the radar in our little fandom. But no more!

This fic is the perfect summer fic-ironic since I found it in the dead of winter, but whatever. Now-I must warn you-there is an ungodly amount of Bill Compton in this fic because it’s an actual triangle. But she makes no apologies for it, which is actually rather refreshing. Besides she writes Douchetard Compton in such a perfectly creepy way that it’s almost amusing reading about him. Almost.

Besides that, and even in spite of it, this is still an awesome fic I’d definitely recommend to anyone who will listen. Seriously. And I never recommend fics where Bill is shown in even the slightest of good lights. Regardless, you should really go read and review cause this girl so deserves it!

What’s this?!

So yeah…I actually did something *pauses and looks to the side shiftily* productive. Gasp, I know. I managed to coerce my brain into letting me type something remotely resembling a coherent end to the chapters I already had mostly done. It’s ridiculous how ornery my brain is being. I know where every single one of my stories is going-intricate plot details and everything-but yeah it’s not actually coming out of my head.

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So, for my TMI readers, there is a new chapter of The Institute for you! And this chapter is much shorter than I intended, but it ends on a…nice note…

*hint, hint*

I’m evil, yeah. So click the banner to go to the story home page (maybe you need a refresher…I know I did…) and click the link to go directly to the newest chapter. :)

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The Institute // Chapter 12

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And my TB/SVM readers have a new nugget of…mediocre-ness as well.

This chapter has actually been done for awhile and I guess I forgot to post it…??? No idea. But I *think* MistressJessica looked it over-but maybe not. Either way, any mistakes you find are mine because there’s no telling what I did to this poor chapter after she checked it over.  But chapter 4 is in progress, slow progress but progress all the same. So hopefully my fickle little muse will allow me to actually work on this. For now, banner=story page, link=new chapter. As always. :)

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Chapter 3: Coming for Dinner

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I don’t think there’s anything else new…well I have a new story (another one?!!?) that I’m working on and will post when I get the first chapter done. But until then, have fun with all the spotlights and yumminess. :) And start bitching at my muse, maybe she’ll listen to you *shrugs* Thanks for reading lovelies!!!