Saturday, April 14, 2012

Retro Recs

How did we all fall into this tunnel that is fanfiction? Easy - one fanfic at a time.
And since we know that many of you out there are just now starting this crazy journey, we thought we'd share some stories that have accompanied our first step in our earlier days of sleepless nights, burnt dinners, forgotten kids, all in the agitated, gut-wrenching, breath-stopping days of waiting for an update that would make us or break us.

Now the majority of those jewels have long been completed, and those of you who are fairly new to this might not have heard of these stories, since they've been around the block a couple of times.

The purpose of our Oldie But Goodie is just this - to bring to you a selection of some stories that can justly deserve to be called "classics" in Twilight fanfiction, that are complete and readily available to the common fanfic addict on any fanfic site (fanfiction, ADF or Twilighted to name but a few).

We have, therefore, deliberately omitted those "pillars of the earth" that, due to the convoluted and perilous ways of the fanfic world, have either been pulled by the authors or are otherwise no longer available to the general public in fanfic format.


Faking It by Spanglemaker
Half of Hollywood's most famous couples are faking it. That's how Bella Swan's publicist convinces her to pretend to date troubled Hollywood bad boy Edward Cullen. And she'll do anything for her band and her music.

Good Bella, Bad Bella by Off - the- deep-end
The much awaited story surrounding the one-shot 'White Carpet and Wall Sconces'. Read and Review. M FOR A REASON. Bad Boy Edward Cullen meets the studious Bella Swan. Do opposites really attract? And what is Edward's secret?

Help Wanted by jaxon22
Bella Swan applies for the job of PA to the rude, arrogant and distant Hollywood star Edward Cullen. Will she be able to do her job without letting feelings get in the way? A/H Lush Lemons Graphic and language.

Love Amongst the Ruins by: theladyingrey42
Bella begins a new job at a university library, only to be haunted by dreams of earthquakes and the presence of a mysterious and tortured Edward. Can they rescue each other from their pasts, and maybe find love in the process? AU/AH, BxE. 

The Blessing and The Curse by the black arrow
By pretending she is falling for Edward, Bella is fulfilling Esme's dying wish. But sexy, possessive Edward can read her mind. Will she ever get into his? Can Bella forget the pain of her teenage years, and can she resist his relentless seduction? AH.

The Lion and the Jackal / The Sacrificial Lamb by Lalina /
Edward Masen has one thing on his mind: Vengeance. When his mob boss kidnaps Bella Swan, he has a choice to make. His life's ambition may become thwarted due to the inexplicable pull he feels for his captive especially when she proves too hard to resist.
TSL SEQUEL - Gone from a life of power and excess, Edward Masen is adrift in a sea of desperation where survival is key. Only one person can help him become whole as he navigates his way through a treacherous game of cat and mouse.

The Naked Guy Upstairs by AngryBadgerGirl
It's You've Got Mail meets Pillow Talk, you get the picture. It's the usual ABG yuks and lemons. Manwhoreward v. Straightlacedella. Love/Hate/Love/Banter/Sex. RATED M COS WHY ELSE DO YOU READ FIC, HONESTLY? AH, CANON PAIRINGS

Tropic of Virgo by
He's a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she's a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?

When Edward Met Bella by Amethyst Jackson
For the Twilight 25 - my take on When Harry Met Sally with the Twilight characters.

With Teeth by TalulaBlue
Edward is a 27-year-old alcoholic/addict struggling with his recovery. Bella is a 23-year-old who's moved back home after college. This fic chronicles how they meet, fall in love, and struggle with the complexities of their relationship. Not nearly as maudlin as it sounds (I hope). Rated NC-17 for graphic (and sometimes non-romantic) sex, drug and alcohol use and abuse, profane language, and brief (very brief) suicidal ideation (although NO suicide attempts). No sexual assault, no cutting.


  1. I am really happy to see this post. So many of the early stories are gone, authors and readers alike have moved on. But there are those stories that remain that are as good today as they were the day they were written.

    Thank You for doing this.

  2. Terrific idea! Most, but not all, of these I've read and are on my favorites, but I've already bookmarked the others and can't wait to start. "Faking It" and "The Blessing and the Curse," although totally different kinds of fics, all brilliant and on my all-time faves list. Please do another one of these sometime.

  3. this is a great idea! please do more of this for those of us who got into fanfiction later than most. great site, by the way.