Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lemon Drops - Cause sometimes One Shot is enough!


Lemon Drops
March 30, 2011
I apologize my lovelies!  The day got away from me yesterday with a mess of stuff going on in my house.  Here are our Hump Day one-shots a day late.
Sometimes, it doesn’t take a whole story to get you in the mood, just a one-shot can do the trick.  Here are some outstanding one shots to get you over that mid-week hump and rev you up for the weekend ahead.  Hope you enjoy them!  As always, I have a Jasper fic up first!

"When I was human," Bella said, "I always had a soft spot for PB&Js."

Anyone who knows me, knows that Jasper owns my heart (and any other body parts he wishes to claim at any time!).  Give me Jasper and a healthy dose of Peter and I have found a place just shy of heaven!  I couldn’t help but be intrigued by the title of this little fic alone, having an unnatural affinity for PB&J myself.  The only difference is now, whenever someone mentions a PB&J sandwich, mine doesn't necessarily involve grape jelly, peanut butter and bread and the resultant blush is damn hard to explain!  Give it a read!

On the Double by MasenVixen
It's Bella's first day on the job as a body double in the new Edward Masen film. First up? The sex scene...O/S for the Haiti Compilation. Rated M for lemons. AH

Trapped by KTBass
AH. When Edward wakes up, he discovers that he isn't really awake. As he struggles to piece together what has happened to him, he finds the puzzle is more complex than he realized. One-shot.

Want No More by Savage7289
 Bella's new job takes an unexpected turn when terrorists take over her office building. Bella is taken hostage, but the sexy head henchman seems to be exactly what Bella wants and needs. BPOV.

While in the Moment by YellowGlue
WINNER- 1st PLACE PUBLIC VOTE - Tropicana. Candy necklaces. Love notes. Finals week. Edward/Bella smutfluff entry for The Sake of OJward Contest

Come Fly With Me by Jenny0719
Despite her fear of heights, Bella books a flight to Chicago to complete a book deal with a demanding author. But fear of flying isn't Bella's only problem. With just a few twists of fate, Bella learns that the man sitting next to her on the plane isn't who she thought he was at all.


Check them out and enjoy and let them know that The Lemonade Stand and busymommy sent you.  Make sure you come back and tell me what you loved or what you hated, too.  Don’t forget to drop by our group on FB and say hi!  If you have a rec for an awesome one shot you think needs more exposure, share it with us! Until next week, SMOOCHES!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

TLS Fics of the Week March 29 - April 4, 2011


FULL REVIEWS ON THESE STORIES WILL BE POSTED THIS THURSDAY!
First & Ten by nolebucgrl
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5874934/1/bFirst_b_bTen_b
Bella Swan is an aspiring sports writer and her first big assignment is to interview the league's biggest, not to mention hottest, quarterback. Will Edward Cullen school her in the rules of the game or will she teach him a thing or two? Rated M.

Sexy Silk by jlho
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6659413/1/bSexy_b_bSilk_b
Bella is a smart mouthed,celebrity hating P.A. to a Hollywood Stylist. Edward is an arrogant Hollywood playboy. What happens when their paths cross on the night of the Globes? Rated M for swears and lemons.

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6752826/1/The_Best_I_Ever_Had
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.
Twilight - Rated: M

Business Class Girl by LaMomo
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6166947/1/Business_Class_Girl
Edward is a young Brit actor on the rise. His problem? He's absolutely clueless, about everything. Bella is a kick-ass legal assistant at a glamourous London law firm. They hop on and off planes all the time. Will their paths ever cross?
Twilight - Rated: M

Monday, March 28, 2011

Meet the Poll this week on TLS:

All I Want by momof4luvntwisaga
The drive back home from a weekend escape to Forks could change everything in Bella's life. She stops to help a stranded driver, and gets more than she bargained for.
Twilight - Rated: M

Breach by Catastrophia
Overworked lawyer Bella Swan gets help in the form of new hire lawyer Edward Cullen. Webber & Webber has a strict non fraternization policy. What Webber & Webber doesn't know won't hurt them. Rated M for some hot juicy Lemons. AU/AH

Here In the Garden of Sin by ooza
Edward has spent his entire existence longing for one thing. When he finally gets it, his careful control starts slipping. It doesn't matter to his savior, she's dying either way. Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. ExB/AU/OOC/Dark
Twilight - Rated: M

His Personal Assistant by NorthernLights17
Bella Swan, personal assistant to handsome, rich, successful Edward Cullen, decides to take her friends advice and make her oblivious boss fall in love with her. AU/AH.
Twilight - Rated: M

Living through the Pain by Butterflybetty
Bella is found six years after she was kidnapped. Can her friends and family save her from the pain? DEALS WITH DARK SUBJUCT MATTER AND GRAPHIC ABUSE. MA for language, violence, and just about everything else you can imagine.REWORKED & EDITED.

Parma High by Lady Gwynedd
A fresh start for new teacher, Bella, who arrives in sunny Parma to teach English in the local high school. So used to going with the flow, she was curiously dissatisfied with her life. Will she continue to settle for Comfortable or will she find Amazing.
Twilight - Rated: M

Rabbit Heart by KitsuShel
When a stalker gets too close to rockstar Izzy Dwyer, she makes a choice that brings her back to her hometown and leads her on a journey full of new love and friendships.

Secret Life by MandyLeigh87
Bella meets and instantly hates Edward Cullen, her roommate's brother. But they both have secrets in their life that bring them closer in life and love than they ever imagined. AH E/B
Twilight - Rated: M

The Foreign Papers by Javamomma0921
AU - Bella Swan is an expert in antique documents. When the paper
trail she is following leads overseas and she finds herself enamored with an
enigmatic man named Edward Masen, will her training be enough to help her
solve the mystery surrounding him?

Unplanned Perfection by littlecat358
Bella and Alice were best friends, which made Bella the only girl off limits to Alice's brother Edward. When a party the summer after graduation gets out of control, Bella's world is turned upside down. "He doesn't know. I don't want him to." LANG/LEMONS

Trippin, Slippin, Stumbletumblin by YellowGlue
a tale of pirouettes and prayers. Marseilles and a mosaic-heart. whispers and white dahlias. leg warmers and LSD. Turtle and tutus. SixtyFour and "Since I've been Loving You". lies and lilacs. truth and the trouble with it. blood… and bearing a grudge.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

TLS Fics of The Week 3/22 - 3/28/2011- There's something here for everyone


The Boys of Fall by Cullen Confection



Summary: "They didn't let just anybody in that club, To get to wear those game day jerseys down the hall, Kings of the school, We're the boys of fall." The guys are HS football players while Edward dreams of his future that includes more than football. AH Can OOC
Twilight - Rated: M

Here is what Butterflybetty, Stillwaters72 and Leslie had to say about Boys of Fall:

When I sat down to read the first chapter of The Boys of Fall, by Cullen Confection, I was automatically intrigued. As a small town girl from Texas, I know first hand just how much high school football plays into the spirit of  not only the school but the entire town. However, I was a little nervous because trying to capture that spirit is not always easy, but as I started reading the first chapter, I was hooked. The way Cullen Confection paints her scenes and builds her characters is simply beautiful. I’ve enjoyed watching her characters grow and watching her grow as a writer. If you haven’t had a chance to check out her story, do so as soon as possible. You will not regret it. I know I haven’t.
-ButterflyBetty Cullen

The Boys of Fall by Cullen Confection gives us a gift of characters who epitomize all our best memories of high school. Theses characters are optimistic and innocent and yet are not naive. Edward, though he seems mature beyond his years, observes the interactions around him with a sage and careful eye. He is always conscientious of the feelings and moods of the others around him. A peacemaker and unselfish, he almost seems to be an observer rather than a participant of the events around him. That is until the mystery figure of his precognitive dreams appears. Cullen Confection makes me believe in soul mates, that two halves of the same soul reach out to each other and when they meet they recognize the missing pieces in the other. The romance that blossoms is sweet and makes the heart of this reader yearn back to those days where every kiss and small touch meant so much more. When the object of your affection was your whole world.
-Tara aka Stillwaters

Boys of Fall is such a well thought out and ingenuous story. The flow is natural, a certain flair of wit shines through in her words, and the character’s remind you of your friends from your personal high school experiences. As for the author, Cullen Confection, she is such a charmingly, beautiful soul. She’ll cause you to turn into a squealing fan girl in a matter of chapters.
-Leslie Justice Grimmette

In Vain by Bratty Vamp



Summary: Bella is a girl who desperately wants control over her own life. Edward is a Volturi guard who is accustomed to being in a position of power and control. Together they struggle with a force that neither of them have any control over, whatsoever. OOC, AU
Twilight - Rated: M

In Vain by Bratty-vamp

Here is what nails233, author of Be My Sub, had to say about In Vain:
When I first started writing this review, I was a loss on how to properly describe it. Honestly? This story is only one of the few pleasure I allow myself.

Bratty-vamp spins an addicting tale of Bella trying to break away from the controlling factors in her life. Renee, with the financial support of none other than Aro, controlled every facet of her early life. She groomed her and prepped her for a purpose. That purpose has yet to be disclosed, but that being said, I think the scar she bears has something to do with her future.

As Bella struggles to find herself and friends, she is abruptly sent to stay in Italy with her benefactor, only to discover not all is as it seems. When she is left in the care of Edward instead, things start to shift between the two.

She wants to hate him, but there is a connection they share that makes that harder the closer they physically become. Can she keep her hatred for him? Or will she give in to the connection? We will have to continue to read it to find out. A shiver runs through me just thinking about what Bratty-vamp’s next update will bring.

Bella’s life appears to still be out of her control when Edward discloses she will not be allowed to leave. Her resistance seems to be In Vain.

The Diva Diaries by Kiya Raven

 


Summary: Dear Diary, I've stupidly agreed to star with Edward Jack-ass Cullen in a new Broadway show. What the hell was I thinking? I still haven't forgiven him for what he did to me during drama school. I hope the show opens before I murder him horribly. Bella.
Twilight - Rated: M

Here is what Becky has to say about The Diva Diaries:

This story is cleverly told in both the past and the present.

In the past, aspiring young actors Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan are thrown together when they both win a spot at a prestigious drama school. Edward, broken and jaded from a previous relationship, has no intention of pursuing anything with the eager, yet shy and innocent Bella. But he is reluctantly forced to reconsider this decision as their attraction and connection to each other becomes too hard to ignore. We follow their turbulent journey that brings them to where they are now......

In the present, three years have passed since they've seen each after a less than amicable break up. Cast together in a broadway play, they are once again forced to interact and overcome their differences as they discover if there is anything worth salvaging in their relationship, and if either of them has the courage or desire to try and to save it.

KiyaRaven has a way of telling stories that sucks you in and never lets you go. Her writing style enables you to connect with the characters and in such a way that you become invested in the story very quickly. I love reading about their changing relationships both past and present and I am always gripped with each chapter from start to finish. It is one of my favorites and definitely a must read.
-Becky Martin


The Gentleman from Washington State by Betty Smith





Summary: Senator Edward Cullen is the handsome scion of the Cullen family. A playboy's playboy, he is taken with an intern in his office, Bella Swan. She is untouchable for many reasons, and he's in a tough re-election battle with Jacob Black. AH,M Adult Content
Twilight - Rated: M

Here is what LaMomo, author of Business Class Girl, had to say about TGFWS

They say that for some reason you never forget your “first” of anything. Before the highly educated, prim and proper minds that usually hang around this blog decline this statement into the most perverted possibilities out there (and by all means, do…), I would like to emphasise that, case in point, I will never forget my first SenatorWard. Another fine specimen of this peculiar “Ward” has been recently featured here (Fall to Ruin One Day by sleepyvalentina), to whom I am likewise addicted, but SenatorWard for me is, and will always be, first and foremost Senator Edward Cullen from Washington State.
In the wake of the campaign in which he will have to fight with his rival Jacob Black (who may or may not be a controlling, obsessive, jealous, temperamental asshole – Team Jacob, you have been warned) to keep his Senate seat, Senator Cullen is hit with the force of a freight train by the arrival of a new intern in the midst of his staff.

This intern is one undergrad school student named Isabella Swan, also hailing from Washington. There are family connections but, most of all, Bella stands out because, in a very non-senatorial expression, “she knows her shit”. Her competence, skills, and knowledge of law and of the political arena quickly make her an asset to the team and this brings her in close contact with the Senator himself who may or may not be fighting the great temptation to…know her better?

The odds, though, are against them. One – Bella is an intern. This has “political disaster” written all over it. And Alice and Rosalie Cullen – the overzealous sisters of Senator Cullen who are in charge of his press and media contacts – will not have it. Two – Senator Cullen is known as a player. And Bella Swan won’t fall for a player. Or will she? Three – Senator Cullen doesn’t want Bella as hi intern, for some unknown.  But will he be able to send her away?

As you all torture yourselves with the possible answers to these questions, I will give you food for thought in the form of a few added perks of this story that will make it impossible FOR YOU to stay away.

1)     The usual suspects are all accounted for but none of them is in a stereo-typed, over-done role. Let’s say, for example, that Emmett is not the boyish, overgrown and good-humoured jock that we know and love. Esme is not just a good-natured, Martha-Stewart replica. The Cullens are not a perfect family. They have secrets.

2)     There are a couple of absolutely vile, totally unprincipled characters that yes, you will want to drown in the Potomac, but who will make this story a riveting read. Some chapters will make Russell Crowe’s “State of Play” look like a tale for kindergarteners. Be warned.

3)     This story should totally win a “diversity” award, if there is such a thing in Fanfic Landia. First, there is one Michael Newton, who is legislative director to one Senator Jane Volk (whom you’ll cordially wish you could drown in the Potomac within a few lines of meeting her) and who is a very smart, insanely hot, African American guy who dates Bella…before the powers that be finally re-align the stars in the constellation of Cupid in Fanfic Landia. Second, let’s just say that Rosalie does not date Emmett.

4)     When a fic deals with the corridors of power and their goings-on as deeply as this one does, it is of vital importance to have one’s facts straight, which, at the end of the day, means having top-notch research in all things legislative. This story does, and besides that, it will provide you with the nuts and bolts to move along nicely, without talking down to you. This is no lecture, but it could be. Betty is a wonderful teacher, besides being an incredible writer.

5)     A story is moved along by conflict. Without conflict, and without life-altering questions that need answers, there is no plot. Plot is the meat of the matter here, and while the lemonade is frequent, freshly squeezed, and of prime quality once things get “going”, the meat of the matter is what chains you to your armchair. You are one lucky bunch if you start to read now, because you won’t have to lose your sleep in between updates. One of the outstanding qualities of this story is how the said conflict and questions are handled. Bella and Edward will find themselves in potentially explosive situations, both from a personal and political standpoint. Those situations could have been solved with a lot of drama and paranoia, but that would only have triggered whiny and unnecessary chapters with no plot, a lot of emo faces and useless misunderstandings. No unnecessary drama here, but incredibly creative, smart and satisfactory ways for our star-crossed lovers to get themselves out of trouble. You will love Rosalie. Just sayin’.

6)     Last, but not least, a few words on SenatorWard himself. A Philosophy major. Law School graduate. Ex DA in King County. Ex Navy Seal. Loves hiking in the Olympic Peninsula. On the wrong side of his thirties, but what’s wrong with that? Need I say more?
What are you doing? Not reading? Are you insane? Click that link, you know you want to…

by LaMomo

Monday, March 21, 2011

PDF's for 107yearoldvirgin's Fics

Virgy's blog is now reopened and the PDF's to all her multi-chap stories and one shots save FAP (a PDF of FAP will be made and linked once it is complete) are available. Go to  107yearoldvirgin.blogspot.com to access them.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Meet the Poll for the Week of 3/22 - 3/28/2011

Trippin,Slippin, Stumbletumblin by yellowglue
a tale of pirouettes and prayers. Marseilles and a mosaic-heart. whispers and white dahlias. leg warmers and LSD. Turtle and tutus. SixtyFour and "Since I've been Loving You". lies and lilacs. truth and the trouble with it. blood… and bearing a grudge.

Sexy Silk by jlho
Bella is a smart mouthed,celebrity hating P.A. to a Hollywood Stylist. Edward is an arrogant Hollywood playboy. What happens when their paths cross on the night of the Globes? Rated M for swears and lemons.

First & Ten by nolebucgrl
Bella Swan is an aspiring sports writer and her first big assignment is to interview the league's biggest, not to mention hottest, quarterback. Will Edward Cullen school her in the rules of the game or will she teach him a thing or two? Rated M.

Conversations over Coffee by cosmogirl7481
Conversations over coffee. Sometimes when you meet "the one," falling is easy – as simple as talking. Effortless. You just have to find the words. AH

Blood and Glory by drotuno
The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. Secret identities, smart and strong women, a fight to keep loved ones safe, and maybe love and friendship along the way. Canon couples. AH/AU/ Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons
Twilight - Rated: M

Business Class Girl by LaMomo
Edward is a young Brit actor on the rise. His problem? He's absolutely clueless, about everything. Bella is a kick-ass legal assistant at a glamourous London law firm. They hop on and off planes all the time. Will their paths ever cross?
Twilight - Rated: M

Drinking in the Brine by Missus Robinson
AU/AH EPOV Lemons/Adult themes Sequel to Swim Tadpole, Swim. A new heart beats, a family is united. A marriage blooms and a pathway is forged. Can Edward finally tame his older woman and have the family he desires? This story is not for faint of heart.
Twilight - Rated: M -

Endless Awakenings by Butterflybetty
Third story in the Awakenings Saga. Join Bella, Edward, Alice, and Jasper as they face their toughest challenge yet, the stress of having school aged kids. Will they be able to survive? Or will this tear them apart? MA, AH. Same pairings as in LA & SA.
Twilight - Rated: M

I Shall Believe by drotuno
This is what happens when two really close friends, roommates, and needy people decide to make a 'friends with benefits' arrangement. This is what happens when words are said without thinking. This is what happens when you think you know someone. AH E/B
Twilight - Rated: M

Love Advocated by GoldenMeadow
"Sail on silver wings through this storm…I find my faith deserting me. The night is filled with cries." Wicked, wanton, witty. A fast posting, short vignettes story. DARKFIC jaded humor. AU. M. B/E
Twilight - Rated: M

Public Enemy Number One by kharizzmatik
My name's Alec Evanson and I run one of the largest crime syndicates in history. I'm responsible for more murders than the Zodiac Killer and Ted Bundy combined. People think I'm heartless but I just do what I have to in order to survive. This is my story.
Twilight - Rated: M -

Real Women Have Curves by Truefan20
Bella comes to Forks as the overweight, excessively pale, book worm. No guy wants anything to do with her. Edward Cullen is the popular jock with a secret. What if Bella really had a reason to have self-esteem issues. Can she overcome the fat stigma?
Twilight - Rated: M

Seeker of Angels: The Book of Shadows by Ms. Misty Cullen
An age old prophecy and a journey to find the truth. Will Bella be able to make the toughest decision of her existence? MA for Lemons. Cannon Pairing.
Twilight - Rated: M

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume
Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.
Twilight - Rated: M

Underworld by LyricalKris
"Edward, the boss that makes our life a living hell is in a club that suggests she just might like to be bound and dominated. What kind of friend would I be if I let you pass this up?" 2 for the price of 1 contest winner: Reader's Choice. J/E/B
Twilight - Rated: M

Friday, March 18, 2011

TLS Featured and Reviewed Fics of the Week





 author of the amazing stories: With or Without YouOceanic, and Volition.
Summary: High School Fictional. No one sends Bella into a tailspin quite like Edward Cullen... but can she make him hers? The ups and downs and all arounds.
Now, anyone that knows me really well will know that my favourite types of stories are those doused in angst – the ones that cause heartache and tears. I’m somewhat of an emotional masochist, so it’s rare that I fall in love with a fic that is mostly free of this. But after reading the first chapter of Starry Eyed Inside, I knew I’d be sticking around. Indefinitely.

I was late to the game when it came to Rochelle Allison and her stories. I’d heard murmurs here and there, but as my ‘to read’ list was - and still is - seemingly never-ending, it took me a while to get around to reading. Needless to say I kicked myself for not checking things out sooner. And the fact that this story was also based in high school – another huge favourite of mine – well... I kicked myself harder.
I started reading SEI around three chapters in, devoured them in no time at all and immediately became impatient for more.
Rochelle has a very unique style of writing that draws you in from the get go. Her words capture that essence of teenage love and admiration that I know I experienced myself at that age, which is one of the main things I love about this story.
The story, told from Bella’s point of view throughout, starts with her explaining her feelings about love, more so for the boy who has her ‘Starry Eyed’ – Edward. It follows the two through high school and beyond: separations, military school and new boyfriends are just a few of the things that happen along the way. Each chapter left me desperate for the next, and on more than one occasion I stayed up until gone 3am my time zone, knowing that an update would be coming soon.
The dialogue is natural and that of so many teens in that area. The friendships between Rosalie, Alice and Bella are real, as are the scenes they find themselves in throughout. And the relationship between Bella and Edward is so full of all the emotions that make every little anxious flutter and racing pulse worth it, that you’ll not want to stop reading.
Rochelle writes the best kind of love stories, and SEI is no exception. I’d seriously recommend this to anyone who has yet to read, and tell them to do so before they give themselves those proverbial kicks.
I’m positive that once they do, they’ll fall in love just like I, and so many others in the fandom have.
VHL xx
 Summary: "Error 434: Reprimanding an executive." Life changing or just stupid?
Review by: LaMomo author of Business Class Girl
Dear Mr. Masen: A story of unauthorized Internet usage, culinary delights and
the goings-on at Cullen, Inc.
This story started, much like a lot of other fics out there, with the two authors goofing around. And then a plot bunny came along, and Jennde (Finding Home) and Belladonna1472 (The Cullen Campaign) couldn’t resist. I am daily thankful that they couldn’t, otherwise we’d be missing one of the funniest, goofiest, and sweetest fics out there.
I mean, what’s not to like?
We have a CFOWard. Wipe from your brain all images of uptight, self-centred, mysterious, dominant and overbearing CEOs and the like in Fanfic Landia. CFOWard is a reclusive, shy, bespectacled numbers man who gets chided via email by the IT underdog (one Isabella Swan, name rings any bells?) for improper internet usage.
His miffed reply starts off our story because, luckily for us, their correspondence does not stop there. Their emailing back and forth gives the story its structure for a good part of the first chapters and this is where the original plot bunny comes into play.
After Bella has recovered from the shock of having given a “time out” to the CFO, they keep up a professionally and politically correct correspondence, and their banter is…just so adorable.
Bit by bit, we’re introduced to the rest of the usual suspects. Any Jake fans out there (are there still any???) will not be pleased to know that Jake is Bella’s supervisor and that, besides being a pervy nerd, his breath has issues that last way beyond the morning hours to the point that it could be used as a new chemical weapon of mass destruction.
What do CFOWard and IT-Ella have in common? They are both shy, a bit reclusive, and they both tend to ramble when they are nervous or flustered. It happens a lot when they get into close contact. Their verbal filter just goes out of commission and they both say the most embarrassing, but goofiest things. Sometimes I don’t know whether I should blush or giggle. I usually settle for a giggle while thinking “He/She didn’t just say that. Wait, He/She did.”
They are both tiptoeing around each other for a number of reasons: non-fraternization policies, coming from different walks of life, their intrinsic shyness, but each of them are slowly, sweetly crawling out of their own shells, because the other beckons them. One blunder at a time, one email at a time, one cute, selfless gesture at a time.
You’ll smile, you’ll giggle, you’ll laugh and you’ll just want to snuggle up with CFOWard after this.

 Rubbish by BelladonnaCullen  who also brought us The Practice of Love
 Summary: Trash. Dirty. Filthy. Late nights. Early mornings. Finally open your eyes to see Edward staring back. It's hard to remember to take out the trash when you're a high-class hooker. Do you need help cleaning house? Let the garbage collector do it.
 What do you get when you combine a call girl who can’t remember to take out her trash and a group of singing trash collectors? You get Rubbish the newest fic by Belladonnacullen.
After being awoken at the butt crack of dawn by the loud sounds of garbage slinging and singing a call girl remembers she has once again overlooked the taking out of her trash. Gathering her trash quickly she runs after the truck while wearing nothing but a thin robe sans tie. Between the icy cold sleet she embarks upon and her mad dash to catch the trash collectors Perky’s appearance leaves little to the imagination a fact that definitely does not go unnoticed by the trash collectors, one in particular.
His eyes have settled somewhere below my face. I look down. Shit. I forgot all about the robe. I'm wet and it's cold and I'm… perky. And he hasn't paid for the honors. And aside from the goopy green smear on his cheek, he's kind of hot. And young. Way fucking young.
The cans clatter to the ground and I pull the edges of my robe closed vowing to never again use the tie from my robe as a tie for my bedpost. I have special ropes for that, and scarves, and bungee cords, and carabiners…
"Let me take that for you, Perky," he offers with a smirk. I noticed that the orange-gloved hand that grasps the trash can handle is very large. He's like a puppy. Young. Big hands. Big Feet. Adorable.
That is how the story of Perky and Mr. Adorable is born and what happens when you find love in the most unexpected of places.
BelladonnaCullen pulls off this unique premise with style. What could easily have become a groan worthy story instead is campy and kitschy in all the best ways. Delightfully filled with wit and humor Rubbish is just the right amount of light and fluffy with a dash of conflict to keep you interested and wanting to come back for more.
Highly entertaining and updating in real time Rubbish is anything but.  Pulling off the near impossible Belldonnacullen makes garbage and the men who collect it sexy.
Come join Perky and Mr. Adorable and his trash singing band The Trash Men for a story that will show you how far some are willing to go for love while also opening your eyes to the world of music about trash. Who knew there were so many songs written about it? I certainly didn’t! Enjoy!

Summary: Brilliant artist Edward is celebrated in the art world, but are trappings of fame also destroying him? In the lust filled world of art-whores & predators, feisty Bella knocks him off his pedestal. Will he realize that she alone has the power to heal him?
Review by: Cullenboyz
Think Rome Rob. Now think Rome Rob/Edward as a fucking brilliant artist/painter in Los Angeles. He's explosive, he's famous and surrounded by art whores, he's… lost.
Enter Bella, who works for Carlisle in his gallery, where she meets Edward. This Bella is confident, but reserved and guarded. Not impressed by the art whores, but girl, please. He’s RomeWard, and he’s a brilliant artist. Catnip. Some fucking hot UST ensues, and when the ST is resolved, look out.
Could be any hot, lemony fic, you say.  We all love our favorites, so what’s so special about this one? Read on, my sisters.
Work of Art is written with a kind of vivid realism, beautiful descriptiveness, and powerful emotion that makes it read like a treasured novel. Bella is strong and focused, Edward is intense and painfully flawed, you get some crazy good Alice, Jasper, Emmett, Rose, Esme, Carlisle, JAMES (ew)...
At 60 chapters, WoA is a juggernaut, yet the author paces the story in such a way that it remains fresh and exciting, pulling at our emotions as she alternately leaves us devastated in one chapter, then hopeful and eager for more in the next.  I think we’ve all read fics that lose their edge shortly after Edward and Bella finally (ahem) get it on. Not so here, my friends. Partly, this can be attributed to the complexity of their relationship, which continues to evolve in unexpected ways throughout the story. Partly, it can be attributed to the fact that Abstractway knows how to write some crazy hot, emotionally charged lemons, and her imagination seems to know no bounds. Her mother would be appalled, I’m sure.  ;-)
Finally, Abstractway sets WoA in the art world with an authenticity born of her own experience there, lending the story a sense of depth and richness that is rare to find. The only other fic I’ve read that can compare to WoA for pure authenticity and beauty of writing is UoEM. The characters, plot and setting have nothing in common, but the sweeping scope, breathtaking settings, authentic voice, and extensive, often painful character development are present in each story.
Oh - and here's what Rose Arcadia had to say: http://tinyurl.com/4e4hmut  Cuz she's much more interesting than I am, and she made a kick-ass blinkie. :)
Go, my sisters. Read Work of Art. You’ll be blown away. Also, Rome Rob told me he wants to paint on your naked body in his bed.

 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


A Tribute to107yearoldvirgin
video

If you were lurking the fanfic streets of facebook or ffn on Sunday Morning, then you were probably saddened to find this message from Virgy:
Hi, All. I'm sad to report that FAP will be my last fanfiction. It should be complete by the end of next week, then it will be taken down, along with the rest of my stories. I AM NOT PUBLISHING. I don't believe in it and I've already given you the stories for free. No reason to make you pay for them now.
Due to personal conflict, I have been urged to make a choice between FF and my family. And family always wins. I won't be saying goodbye just yet, but if you want copies of my stories, feel free to get them now, Afterward, I will have them available in PDF, which you can email me for.
All of her stories will be linked on her blog very soon. The blog is temporarily shut down in order to properly link and host all of the stories, but should be ready by this weekend or next week. I will edit this post when, the blog becomes available, to include the address.
If you absolutely adore Virgy, like we do, then most likely your first reaction to Sunday’s news was to cry. Sunday, a lot of us cried and cried and cried.  Virgy has inspired us and given selflessly to all of us.  We are all One hundred percent behind her and wish her nothing but happiness and prosperity.
Although her stories will be missed more than words can say, we understand why she has to make this move forward and we want her to be happy.  Today, we would like to present Virgy with letters some have written to show their love and support. Alice Sweetcheeks has worked for 3 days non-stop to collect these from fans. Alice, along with Remmy Kins, also put together the amazing Tribute Video that we will post as well.
IN HONOR OF ONE SHOT WEDNESDAY, WE HAVE DECIDED TO POST 107 ONE SHOTS TODAY. DIVE INTO THESE AMAZING STORIES:

107yearoldvirgin’ One Shots
letters to virgy

Yellowglue
Dear Sweetheartgirl,

I am so glad and grateful that I've gotten to be your friend these last few
months.  Thank you, more than you know, for all that you've shared with me.
 You've made me smile at literally *every* turn and there aren't many people
like that.  Here or anywhere.

I will miss you so, so, so much.  Your family and friends are so lucky to
have you, and to now get even more of you. I love that you are listening to
and following your heart.  33

You are truly groovy.  As a writer, as a chick, and as a person.  Cheesedick
much?  Whatever, its the truth.  Don't ever doubt it :)

I love you and wish you sweet red bird dreams, and all the very, very best for
you and yours,
BritBoysLovinBoys for life,
So many hearts,
Sarahxxoxo
                                                                                       
OneBraveLamb
Sometimes in life, you are blessed with people that open your eyes, your heart and your soul to things you could never imagine. Those people will forever have a special place in your heart, regardless of how you know them. It could be a stranger on the street, or someone you’ve know since childhood - it all just depends.
I can remember that I had asked for a new story to read. Something that would - I don’t know - just take me away from things for a bit. I received a link and could not hold back the giggle snort when I saw the author’s name and avatar on fanfiction.net.
107yearoldvirgin.
I also couldn’t help imagining The Pretty, never hard to do,  screaming out “Kelly Clarkson!” while having his chest waxed.
I was in love before I read a single word.
Then I skimmed through the titles and summaries. I was torn. Did I want something light and funny, or something just a bit too real for me?
I’m a wimp. I couldn’t make up my mind. A good friend urged me to go with Eight Days a Week. I did. I loved it. It had the most beautiful balance of humor, pain, love...it was just amazing. I then put on my big girl panties and jumped head first into Decoy.
That’s where I felt like I found a soul sister. Decoy spoke to me in ways I have trouble explaining. It was so real. So very, very honest. Painfully so.
Regardless of the fact that I spent the majority of it sobbing, I continued on. It seemed like high school had come crashing back down on me. Every buried memory, every tear, scream and moment of feeling ostracized. But with the way it was written, it was healing. It may have torn those old wounds open, but it allowed them to be seen with older eyes; with a wiser view. I was able to dissect it much more honestly and give myself a bit of closure.
I’ll never be able to say thanks enough for that story. Never.
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Mandy Pants
Amber,
In our lives, we meet a lot of people who touch our hearts and souls. Every once in a while...we come across someone so beautifully bright that they not only touch our hearts, they become an integral part of them.
You are one of those people.
Your writing was a precious gift, and it touched people in ways I don’t think you even realize. Bravery, Hope, Companionship, Love, Laughter, and an honest look at what it means to be human. These are the tools with which you grasped our hearts, held them in your hands, entertained us and soothed our fears and sorrows. And because you put so much of your self in your words, every sentence we read was filled with your originality and spirit, and in that way you brought us into your heart as well.
It’s sad to see an end to a gift as wonderfully powerful as your ability to write. But the friendships you’ve etched out, between yourself and us, and the ones we have formed with each other because of you, are deeply rooted and eternal. Your characters, which you gave so much life, will remain in our memories as dear friends, and those sentences you wrote which struck the chords of our hearts will continue to be uttered and remembered whenever we need them.
In short...your stories, and everything they meant...to you and to us...will live on inside of us. We thank you for them every day. We think of you every day. The people who were inspired by you will remember the words and the kind heart that penned them. We will take you with us, wherever we go.
Not many people can say that they’ve left that kind of legacy behind them; that they are surrounded by so many hearts which beat to the rhythm that they started.
Thank you for your words Amber.
I whisper them in the darkness when I am afraid, and hold them close to my heart when I feel alone.  They bounce around in my mind joyfully when I am happy, and they glimmer through my tears when I am feeling sad. They spur me on when I am feeling hopeless, and they lift me up when I need to escape from the harshness of the ground below.
Thank you for your words
For the roads they lead me down, for the people they lead me too, for the pieces of me they helped me find.
Thank you for your words. Thank you for YOU.
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Terry McGale
Virgy,
 you will truly be missed. you are a remarkable writer... i have read all your stories and they are just amazing..i would have to say that FAP was one of your best fics.. gonna miss Wardo and Bunny!! :(.. this is really sad, but you have to do whats best for you and your family. I  wish you the best !! I hope to see you around fb in the near future.. take care.. Terry :)
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Cynthia Romo
hi hon!
I'm so happy that you guys are putting something together for Virgy :) I think a videoclip telling her why we love her and her words so much, along with some rob porn might be a good idea, don't you think?
so, onto making a list of why I love Virgy:
1) her fabulous words, that make you laugh, and cry, and think a little harder, and see a little bit deeper into the world, not just the surface.
2) her very real, very human characters, that even though put into funny--and at times serious--situations that you can relate to, and even if you don't personally know about it, she makes you see beyond the surface of it, and changes the way you see the world around you, the way you act, even if they don't realize it at first.
3) her amazing personality, that loving and happy feeling you get everytime you chat with her and read her words.
I know I have lots and lots more reazons to love Virgy but that's all I can think of for now...
Much love!!
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Sharon Lamour/Phoebelicious
I’'m a reader not a writer so my words are totally inadequate compared to yours. I remember first discovering your work when I popped into a FF forum for a look and people were talking about 'Into the Mystic'. I checked out your profile and the story description itself was enough to have me laughing and from then on, I've been a Virgy fan. I've eagerly anticipated chapter updates and devoured just about everything you've written.
Your early work was fabulous, but bodies of work such as 8DAW, Decoy, Blue Flame and Puddle Jumping showed your true brilliance as a writer. The fact that FAP is your final public work is tragic. As someone who reads a lot of FF, thanks to a husband who is overseas more than he's home, I understand the amount of time it takes to produce such amazing work. That time has to come from somewhere and if it's at the expense of your relationships with those who mean the most to you, then it's time to step away.
I'm sorry it's come to this for you. I know you love writing and the connections you've made with not only the characters you create, but the people who read your words.
I wish you nothing but a world of happiness Amber. You totally deserve it and you will be missed more than you can fathom.
Sharon Larmour aka Phoebelicious.
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Joanne Villareal
Virgy - I want to thank you for all of your wondeful stories that you shared with us. Your stories are some of my faves simply because they bring pure joy to my life (that's why you need to send me copies!). :D I know you have faced a lot of trials (both in the fandom and RL) while you were writing your stories and I'm just really amazed and so proud of you because despite all that, you were able to write a lot of amazing stories that have touched so many lives. I hope you're proud of yourself too. While I understand that family comes first, I sincerely hope that in the future, you could pick up writing again. You truly have a gift with words. Good luck and I'll really really miss your stories.
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Ina Noorazan
The 1st Virgy fic I read was 8 days a week. Let's just say, she had me at Manny. "Edward in a towel". Yeah who could resist that! Her HoaBF was intense and very different from her usual writing. But I like it nonetheless. I like how she could acutely depict a scene or take a photo and describe in detail or express emotions so passionately. But my fav would have to be her funny fics. Who could forget tampons in coffee? And these first 2 lines from FAP chapter 6 had me LMAO ~
“Irina stands alone on the beach watching the tide roll in as gusts of wind from the open sea tousle her long blond hair. She's glad she put a hole in Laurent's boat before he sailed away. He deserved to drown in open water for leaving her in the first place.”

Muff & Wang. Wardo & Bunneh = Legendary characters!
And ooohhh I love her smut. Virgy writes panty changing smuts!
I even love her A/Ns. They are informative & hilarious!

So, I just want to say THANK YOU VIRGY for sharing with us your time, words & wit. I love your brand of humour and I will miss you hard. I wish you all the best and lots of happiness & laughter. big warm hugs
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Kirsten-Jay
How I fell in love with 107's fics oh god I found "Into the mystic" and it's sequel and was hooked after that I read EVERYTHING she threw at us... I don't know her very well but from what I have noticed is she has a big heart and loves with her everything! Kirsten_Jay
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Amber Sachs
"Into the Mystic" was the first Twilight FF that I had read, and it was the summary that completely sold it for me
"Bella Swan has a wall up and it's about to come crashing down. Working with Edward Cullen for 3 years, she's never spoken to him, until a new marketing project forces them to interact. Can he crack her shell?"WTF? Did he just mouth 'semen' ?"

When I Saw the quote from the story about semen, I knew it would be gold. I was right. I've read every single word of every single fic that virgy has written. I've laughed, i've cried, i've attacked the hubs (; Each story that she has written has become one of my favorites. You just can't go wrong with a 107 fanfic. It's impossible. Hell, She's so awesome, people have copied her shit.Actually, looking back at the dates, I'm quite sure my daughter was concieved while I was reading "Into the Mystic"
It's impossible to choose just one of her fics as my favorite. Theyre all Amazing in their different ways. She's just amazing.

Virgy as a person, is just INCREDIBLE! And i'm not afraid to admit, that I have a girl crush on her (: Not all of her fans have had the honor to meet her, I'm sure if i did, i'd go all fan girl. It's rediculous. I'm always on her FB, it's almost stalkerish. She's funny, and sarcastic, and just all around awesome. She's is going to be greatly missed in the FF community, and it's a HUGE loss as well. Alot of people look up to her in many ways, including me. I hope her the best in everything she does, and am PRAYING that she will eventually returned to writing fics. Fanfiction just wont be the same without her.
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Tarue Simpson

She/her writing has exposed me to just so much music/cultural referrences/vernacular, etc that I have been, heretofore, unaware of, that she, through her influence, which I site *everytime*, so unaware of, since I am "terminally un-hip".
Yes, I am a "square".
Therefore, her, very foreward thinking writings have made me marginally so much less of a nerd than before. And, besides, Amber is so awesome and sweet a *person*. Her writing really hits home, on some level, with *so* many of us, that it, *truly*, breaks my heart (and actually has been the first thing to make me cry real tears in *4* years, no joke) to not have her writing anymore is a travesty.
I just want to put forth that Amber nee 107y/oVirgin is *such* a big part of the Fandom (and one of the MAJOR points that drew me in) that she really "shouldn't" be dissuaded from her writing, etc.
*AND* it's not like she's neglecting her fam, or whatev, We in her Fandom, are updating and queried, so much about her fam/son/etc that there isn't really any way that we're not some weird king of Family.
That's all. That's my piece. Amber/Virgy has drawn actual tears from me. I bow to her. And *LOVE* her to the Nth degree.
I would totes stalk her, but that's not very nice, now is it? LOL :-)
As, with every post, I will end this with a smile and love :-) , but it saddens me to see her taken from our sorority. :'-)
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Cullen Concession
Virgy, Thanks for being real, and for all that you have shared and given.  I loved how you brought the characters outside the box and made us love them.  I admire that you are putting your family first.  Well done!  All my Love, Cullen Concession
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Melissa/Cullenstwimistress
I don't know what to say except a huge THANK YOU!
Your stories made me laugh and some made me cry. Your musings (A/N) as well as your facebook page postings were funny and insightful.
You have a wonderful imagination and a true gift for storytelling. Maybe someday we'll see some non-fanfiction books published by Amber...
Please note that whatever you do, werever you go, making FU cookies is ALWAYS an option!!
Melissa (cullenstwimistress) :o)
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Ninnie Aventura
The first 107 fic I read was Decoy...I saw it rec'd on another author's A/N and I was intrigued by the Can't Buy Me Love mashup. I read the first chappy and was instantly HOOKED. I loved every bit of it. Virgy has mad flow and a great voice with her writing mojo. I was never disappointed or annoyed or questioned any direction she took the characters straight to the end.
Some authors tend to start with a bang and end in a fizzle but Virgy is all KAPLOWY straight to the end. After Decoy I devoured Eight Days A Week and the lot...she is among the few authors that I would look forward to the next fic because she does NOT disappoint. Love her, will thoroughly miss her and wish all the best!
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Cheryl Hagan/Tiggermommi
Dearest 107, Virgy....Amber. Wow. I am not good with words. I would suck as a writer. That's why I only read, lol. What made me fall in love with you? Your mind. Your words. Your thoughts. The amount of time you have given of yourself....just to entertain us? Your Selflessness. Your writing. Brilliance. I have read a few of your stories over and over again. And I am saddened I have not yet gotten to read them all. I know I will though. And I am sure the ones I haven't read will draw me in, just as the ones I have seen, have already done. Thank you. Thank you so very much. I wish you nothing but happiness. Forever Hugz!
~ Cheryl Hagan (tiggrmommi)
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Virginia Beechum/vbmom45
Eight Days a Week was my first Virgy story. I don't even know where I saw the rec but the summary and the pen name intrigued me. I enjoyed it so much I've followed and stalked Amber ever since. When I got my Kindle, Virgy was the first author I uploaded and her earlier stories kept me entertained through long car rides to marching band competitions and Christmas time travel.

I wish you well Amber. You've got an incredible talent there sweetie and I hope stepping away from Fanfic will give you enough peace of mind that maybe you can pursue writing as a career. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us Amber. My inbox just won't be the same.

vbmom45 (Virgina Beechum)
                                                                                                            
ASS
Where do I begin and how do I express my feelings about you and your stories properly? Honestly I don’t think it is possible with words, but I will try.
 I started by reading Eight days a Week while it was a WIP and from there went on to read every single thing you had already written. When you talked about Facebook I wanted to come have fun and join the cool kids there and maybe just maybe get to interact a little with the awesomeness that is you!
You already had my heart and I hadn’t even ever spoken with you. The way you told your stories with such heart and the little bits of background info you gave us in A/N made me feel you were an amazing woman.
 I was lucky enough to get to know you personally and confirm that everything I felt was true. Your soul, the essence of you is so incredibly beautiful! You caring, giving, loving, and sweet and so so much more. You are an amazingly talented writer blending depth and comedy perfectly and writing some of the damn hottest lemons I ever read!
 You are a true friend always and I love you more than you could ever know!        
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Kitsushel
Amber, you were are one of my favorite writers - someone with stories that kept me coming back for more. I was always excited to read something you posted and in turn, you made me want to share ideas of my own.
You've touched so many lives and I know that there are quite a few of us who will never be the same thanks to you, your words and your kindness. Personally, I will forever and always be grateful that you took the time to talk to me with encouragement when I first wanted to write a story.
I hope that one day you might be able to return to us with your stories. Know that you'll be welcomed back with open arms and hearts bursting with happiness. You are loved so damn much, please remember that. It’s been an honor being one of your readers and I’m happy to be considered a friend!
With Love & Adoration,
Shel
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Jaime Varela
Eight Days a Week was the first Virgy story I read.  And I just absolutely fell in love with her writing.  I went back and read all the stories that came before EDAW and have read everything that has come after. 
I wrote a couple of times in my reviews of chapters to her stories that I never skim over non-dialogue parts of her stories, I read it ALL.  She has a way of drawing you in keeping you engaged that before you know it you're saying "What?!  I'm at the end of the chapter?!  Noooooo, I want more!".  Virgy just captivates you with her words.  They allow you to paint pictures of her characters, their frame of minds, the story itself just plays out in your mind.  And don't get me started on this woman's sense of humor... sweet baby jeebus SOOOOOO funny. 
 Many of us read fanfiction for entertainment, an escape from real life, to read those real-life elusive happily-ever-afters and Virgy is a genius in providing that escape.  And although she does comedy so wonderfully well she also tackled the heavy with such beauty in HoBF and PJ.  I am in awe of her talent and her as a woman. 
She's a fantastic author and a fabulous mommy and wife (Emory is the cutest little boy).  She's so selflessly given of herself to this fanfiction world for so long and I for one feel so incredibly lucky to have read her words and been privy to the FB shenanigans that made me LMAO. 
It is so easy to flame authors for a story heading a direction they did not want but what a lot of people forget is that these ladies (and few men :)) do it for fun, THEY DO NOT GET PAID.  Yes, I am EXTREMELY sad and dissapointed to see Virgy go but COMPLETELY understand that family always come first.  As I said on your FB page, "Never say never is the sliver of hope alot of us will hold on to." 
I hope one day you'll be able to return.  Know you'll be welcomed back with a virtual ticker tape parade.  Please know that you are LOVED and have touched so many lives.  MUCH Luff Virgy.

-james
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Leelan Oleander
I first fell in love with Virgy when Katmom (our beta extraordinaire) sent along a little story called Maybe that she was beta-ing.  I fell in love.  In fact, so enamoured was I, that when I had to tear myself away from the Word document to go run an errand, I spent my entire bus trip worrying about what was going on in the story while I was gone.  A good story will do that.

When I finally got over my shyness and got in touch with her, she was so gracious, so humbled, so kind.  She was eager to talk stories, talk writing, to praise Kathie, and encourage me.  A good writer will do that.

When I was writing/posting my angst-ridden fic Encore, Virgy informed me one night on chatzy that she wanted to pimp it out on the Southern Fanfiction Review and I cried.  She had a good giggle, of course, while I gushed and waxed pathetic about how truly and incredibly I was moved by this.  When someone you admire says such amazing things about your work, especially when your confidence levels aren’t very high, it leaves a mark.  That review brought in a lot of new readers and friends and I can’t thank her enough for that.  A good peer will do that.

When her story Decoy stirred up old hurts and memories from my own high school hell, we talked about it.  She never laughed, never judged, because that story came from her heart and she understands.  A good friend will do that.

Amber, I hope that your time away from the ficdom is short, but if it remains that we never get to follow one of your stories again, know this—the ones you’ve written will live on, and more importantly, the friends you have made will still be here.

Please don’t stop writing, though, because you have a gift.  We’ve all been very lucky to have a sneak peek at the greatness, so why not put it out there for the world.
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Olivia Masen
Thank you so much for your beautiful imagination.
Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us. Not only the time spent with us but your life experiences that turned into beautiful love stories that make us swoon and hope.
Thank you for talking to me and encouraging me to also write.
Thank you for being such a compassionate, loving and talented woman.
Thank you for making me laugh when I least expected it.

YOU are an amazing woman who is loved.
YOU have many more things to tell the world.

I thank you and the Universe for allowing our paths to cross.

Thank you Amber.

W/luv,
Olivia Masen aka Mothermeow5
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Sue Bartlet
My dear Ms. Virgy – I know I’ve told you a lot of this before, but you and your fics have had a huge effect on me.  I remember seeing the title “Sleep Humper” when I was first reading fic and saying “Yeah, definitely have to read this if that’s the title.” 
 I quickly devoured most of your other fics thinking, “Now this is a girl I could hang out and have a drink with!  Funny, snarky, and smart?  I am so there.”  Then I read “Decoy” and you took my breath away. 
I haven’t known anyone who got what high school was like for me – I was an afterthought; pretty much invisible.  I started lurking about on your Facebook page and began meeting some really wonderful women who I can now call close friends.  Do you know how huge that is for someone who has felt invisible so often in the past?  Just by attracting women like yourself – fierce, funny, snarky, smart, loyal, kind and compassionate - you’ve managed to bring together friendships that never would have happened otherwise.

And then you started Heat of a Blue Flame.  I honestly sobbed through so many chapters of that fic.  My method of coping has always been to go numb, so I completely understood where Bella was at the beginning of the story.  And then as she let go - in so much pain while feeling terrified and relieved all at once when starting to let those feelings out.  Yes, I’ve been there.  To read it on a page was so immensely powerful and reassuring to me – I doubt I’ll ever have the words for how I felt when I read it.

So, I guess this is my long winded way of saying thank you for being so generous with your time, your talent, your wickedly brilliant brain, and yourself.  Not to mention the sex ed I’ve received courtesy of FAP (and the surrounding discussions online)!  You are so loved by all of us who have become your readers and friends.
 Sue
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Bella Crackerjack
Thank you for sharing your gift with us! I have enjoyed every moment that I have spent reading your stories, and I will continue to reread them and enjoy them all over again. The way you see the world is deep, beautiful, hilarious, romantic, sultry, goofy, and all-together wonderful! All of that comes out in your writing. Every single time I have read anything by you, I am taken somewhere else...and I just want to say thank you. I have enjoyed each and every trip!
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Jess Molly
Telephone Rings: Bring brrring!
Virgy: Hello?
Jess Molly: Is this the lady who sent one Edward Masen to my domicile?
Virgy: Umm... possibly?
JM: How about Don? Did you send Don?
Virgy: Umm...
JM: And Wang? Did you send this guy with the Pringles Can?
Virgy: Ulp.
JM: Seriously? How about the chick who's terrified of fire. Is she yours?
Virgy: Maaaybe?
JM: And the cute couple? The guy who's the brilliant artist, and the girl who goes everywhere with him? Are they yours?
Virgy: Okay, I admit it.
JM: I have one thing to say.
Virgy: Yes?
JM: Thank you:
For the joys your stories have added to my life. For the escape when things are tough. For the compassion and tolerance that you teach. For love scenes that are love scenes. For the realistic angst, and for getting into the heads of characters to whom it is so easy to relate. For the tears and the laughter. For the quirky, nerdy ones and the smooth talkers. For the HEA's. Because you do this so well. Because you are a gifted writer.
For responding to my letters. For including me in groups. For letting your readers and reviewers know that they are special to you. For your amusing author's notes. And for caring about details, right down to the music.
I hope we will see your stories again in a public forum.
I hope you will stay accessible, and the fan pages will be graced with your presence.
Know that you hold a place that nobody else can, for a lot of people.
Love is a verb, and in your actions and your choices, you prove it.
I will miss you so, so much.
Hugs,
Jess­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
                                                                                                        
PAWs Peaches
VirgiBear,
I first found you one year ago. I stumbled upon this world of alter ego accounts on facebook and decided to make my own. I remember stalking your Robporn thinking you had such a great stash. So, I did what any other Robaholic does. I right clicked, saved and loaded into an album of my own.
I learned shortly after, that you were also a writer. 
Words can’t express how thrilled I was after reading the first chapter of Decoy.  I was so inspired by your work and kind of giddy that you were an fb friend at the same time. I was moved how you were able to put me right into your stories and take me away for awhile.
Your stories have continued to move me since then and I can’t help but be sad that we won’t get to see what Virgy’s next move will be in the fanfiction world.
No matter what you gave us, we always knew it was going to be good.
You have given us so much more than vacations from reality.  You have given us all inspiration, laughs and happiness.  I speak for a lot of people when I say that your work will be missed more than words can say. I respect you so much for doing what you need to do and I know that something amazing is waiting for you. Thank you for deciding to keep one account so that we can keep tabs on you!! I’m so glad you aren’t leaving us for good;0)
Gratitude is pouring out for all that you’ve given us Virgy. You have made it a point to connect with your readers and give them your time. You’ve given us way more than we could have ever asked for and I’m just thankful. I wish you and your beautiful family nothing but happiness and love. Thanks for letting me get my stalk on this year.  ::drops a few slim jim wrappers:: please, take those with you, they are my favorite, most valued SJ wrappers. I want you to have them Amber, for all that you've given me. Today, we celebrate you!
With Love,
~ M.
                                                                                                       

                                               
Amber,


I have truly enjoyed the stories you have posted and have recommended them very often in many groups. Thank you for the loving time and wonderful imagination you have shared with
all your fans, myself included. Your writing will truly be missed.
Thank you for always having something funny to make me smile or a picture to make me drool, but all in all making things on fb way more interesting.
xoxo
Nicole
Proud FAPster & TLS Admin ;)

                                                                                                
Hismystic Muse
Nic
Dear 107,

Hey Amber, I was excited to be able to send off a statement of love and gratitude to you.
Often our online buddies become our besties, our sisters and our confidants. I should know having me my husband online well over 10 years ago. But the support that come in as reviews, kind words on Facebook walls and comments are worth gold.

You’re writing because you want to, because you love it and because it’s fun. You want to write for us because we are excited to read it, and without having read it yet, we know we will love it.
I guess I am not surprised my your decision. You really gave fair warning. I could see your author’s notes about having to write in the bathroom, or couldn’t cause the family was home and I really get that. Family comes first. But more than that, your happiness should come first. In an ideal world that should matter. Often it doesn’t.

Your family, although I understand their point, should be allowed to see it from our p.o.v. too, because only then would they realize how much you have meant to all of us. I am hopeful that you will let them read our words, let them soak them in to their souls and know that you are much loved. That is my hope.
So what do your stories mean to me? Well, my husband works for the federal government and is gone all the time, many times all week or longer. And not many people know or are allowed to know what he does, so I am segregated. I am wary so I spend my time online with strangers under my veil of anonymity… (I probably suck at that.) But anyways, Face book and fan fiction is a release for me, to not to have to worry if and when he’s coming home.

So being mostly by myself, and a mother of one “flat affect” “dyslexic” “learning impaired, but highly gifted” child, and another “noise sensitive” “ADD” and “socially immature and shuts down at will” child, I can relate to your stories. Puddle Jumping was by far my favorite. I became a learning machine, looking into Aspie to see if it was something my daughter had, which she doesn’t… but I am sure a lot of people did the same.  When you wrote, FAP we laughed until we cried at the horrific smut, fell in love with Wardo... and Decoy… <3 <3 Instant HEA… I will never look at unicorns the same way.
I guess there are endless things I could say. But, I guess what you need to know, what I want you to know, is that when you go; I will miss you, your presence and your thoughts... flat Amber and the fun.  Come back to our open arms soon. <3
Be safe.


<3 Musie,
Hismystic Muse