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I am sooooo happy to introduce you to my friend, MsKathy:
1. What was the 1st Twilight FanFiction that you read? Did it only entice you to read more? Why or why not?
The first fic I ever read was Moonlight Over Manka's. Oh, it made me dive in head first. So many people know this story already, but because I found fanfic through that story, and then browsed from the main FFn web page, I had no idea there were M-rated stories for months. I read a LOT of sweet t-rated fic.
2. What are you most looking forward to at the Twific Meet Up?
Lots and lots of hugs, and alcohol, and gambling, and buffets (we're keeping it real here, right?), and more hugs. Oh, and the giggles.
3. Are you a reader or a writer, or both?
-If you're a writer, what genre(s) do you mainly write?
-If you're a reader, what genre(s) do you mainly read?
I am absolutely BOTH. I mainly write... wait, I don't think i can pick a genre. If I have to generalize, I mainly write romantic erotica. The nitty gritty varies frequently (from pairing and gender and sexuality and quantity of people... etc).
I love to read everything -- still dig those sweet t-rated fics I started with, love smutty goodness, and everything in between. A well-written story will make me forget who I am, why I'm awake, and why the people that seem to live with me are so damned demanding. The list of fics I won't read is much shorter.
4. Have you ever been to Vegas before? If yes, tell us what you loved/hated most about it. If you haven't been, what are you most excited to see - or on the opposite side of the spectrum - what are you most worried about when visiting Vegas? (I'm worried about excessive sweating, tbh.)
HELL YES. As a former Californian, I have been to Vegas more times than I can count. I love the vibe the city has, but hate the smoke-filled casinos (the smoke part, not the casino part). Honestly, I never go to Vegas for the sites (unless I have MiniMe with me -- the fountains at Bellagio are our favorite, hands down, at night! I SWOON). I go for the booze, the gambling, the abso-fucking-lutely fascinating people-watching, and the buffets. I'm a simple girl with simple needs.
5. Have any pets? Kids? If so, tell us how many and their breeds (the dogs, people, the dogs). We love animals! (Well, I do.) (And kids, too!)
One giant cat, one insane hamster, one incredibly smart and beautiful child, and one nerd-tastic husband.
6. What did you think of The Hunger Games movie? WHAT?! WE ALL SAW IT DIDN'T WE?! (Just kidding. Psst...go ahead and answer it if you want to, I won't care.)
OH GOD don't kick me out, I have not read the books (yet), nor seen the movie. *hides in the corner*
If you could be one FicBella, FicEdward, FicEmmett, FicJasper or FicAlice (you get the picture-pick any character) for one day - which one would it be? (I would totes be FicEdward in @TruceOver's A Tale of Two Cities)
OOOHHHHH SHIT SOPHIE'S CHOICE.
I spent ten minutes writing out my answer, thinking of a different fic/reason, erasing my original answer and re-writing... at least five times.
The truth is, there has been such a vast array of deep, meaningful characters written in this fandom. I think I would be lucky to take any of their places for a day, because the majority of authors here truly respect their characters and take them on compelling, heartfelt journeys. I would be glad to step into their shoes and experience the magic touch of amazingly gifted writers.
THANK YOU LADIES for all of your hard work and dedication to this meetup. I know it hasn't been easy, but I hope you will look back after the event and think it was worth it.
Can't wait to squeeze you in Vegas, bb. :)
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I'm pleased to introduce you to ChiTwiGal:
Hey, ChiTwiGal here, my friends all call me T or hey you. ;)
I'm a Midwest girl who has never strayed far from her ChiTown roots...that's Chicago for those of you not up on the lingo here. I can be classified as a Northsider because of my undying love for the Cubs & a Hockey hoor for my love of the BlackHawks!
I'll blame my friend Sue for my twific addiction due to a very long boring car ride to Ohio about 3 years (but let's not regress).
My hubs knows I love all things Twilight but knows nothing about my participation in the fandom.
I read & write (or I should say attempt to).
My life is crazy as I spend a fair share of it on the road (professionally & personally) which has given me the chance to meet others from the fandom (even though I think some actually go into hiding when I hit their town instead). Also it gave me the miles I needed to fly out for the meet up.
My real passion is to give more back then I get out of life while I'm here. I'm no Mother Theresa but I do believe even the little things count & if more of us strived to live that way the world will be a better place. So everyone who comes to the meet up, meet me by the penny slots & I'll give you a penny which you can use in a slot & get a free drink from the casino. :D Oh did I forget to tell you I can also be sarcastic?
Can't wait to meet you, T. ;)
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Monday, April 23, 2012
I'm pleased to introduce you to the beautiful, KYGirlTwo:
Hi! I'm Mindy but you probably know me as KYGirltwo. I'm a stay at home mom to two little girls in Kentucky.
My love of Twilight began right around the time New Moon was being released on DVD. Kinda late to the party but what a party it is! I got the books and movies from a coworker of my husband's and have been hooked ever since. Of course, Rob took the place of my obsession which lead to me to RAoR (Random Acts of Rob). These ladies cracked me up and I felt a strange kinship to them. Every Sunday they would have fanfiction recs and I would just ignore them for the longest time. I had just had a baby and couldn't find time to shower much less read. Curiosity got the best of me when they would not stop talking about MotU. From the first chapter I was a goner. I loved it and then realized there were many more stories out there which were FREE! AND we got to be involved a little in the process giving the authors feedback. GENIUS! So now I spend every free minute I get trying to read a story from my neverending 'to be read' list.
I can't wait to meet everyone in Vegas! I'm looking forward to putting faces with these beautiful people who have enriched my life and made me feel more like a friend than many people in my real life. Hugs and kisses!!
Can't wait to hug you in real life!
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Sunday, April 22, 2012
I am really looking forward to meeting people from the TwiFic community. I want to learn how to best support them in creating TwiFic movies.
So far I am only a TwiFic reader, but I like writing, and like most people I have the ”write a book”-dream. Someday it will happen. I am new to reading Fan Fiction and so far am only reading 100% TwiFic.
I have been to Vegas a couple of times for conferences (Telecom, Internet, Media). Those visits have been almost exclusively business. Since I don’t enjoy gambling I should really go to some shows.
When I was a kid we had an American Cocker Spaniel called Dremita Girl. She was a prize winner when we got her, but we turned her into a puppy. Nowadays I have kids instead, three of them; 18, 4 and 1 years old. Myself, I am 44 years old.
I haven’t seen the Hunger Games movie….
If I were to be a FanFiction character: Being a British subject of an oldish family, I would have to be FicEdward.
1) In Punkaharju, Finland, at the summer house of the late Russians Tsar's wife. I stay there when I attend the Savonlinna Opera festival.
2) Free diving in the west indies.
Thanks so much for sharing your bio with us, Christopher! Can't wait to meet you in Vegas and watch all these amazing TwiFic Movies!!
-Your TFMU Team :-D
Saturday, April 21, 2012
It's that time again. :) Let's meet Day_Zee:
Hi everyone, my name is Heather (or Day_Zeee on Twitter).
My obsession started on Christmas 2008 when my son bought me Twilight and I ended up devouring the entire Trilogy in a few days. I stumbled upon fanfiction from a forum link on Stephanie Meyer's website which led me to read "Dark Side of The Moon" by blondie AKA robin. It was all downhill from there! I read mostly Bella/Edward fic, my top three favorites are Emancipation Proclamation by Kharizzmatik, Ithaca is Gorges by giselle-lx, and The Office by tby789 and kyla713.
About me: I'm 33, happily single and have a 17 year old son who is spoiled rotten. I also have a pomeranian who barks at every single thing including the wind and a pit-bull/boxer who is afraid of his own shadow. I have dedicated my life to helping at risk youth, currently I work with homeless youth. I'm in school for my bachelor's and am taking piano lessons. I'm kinda shy at first, but after awhile it'll be hard to shut me up. I've been to Vegas a few times and last time I went I got to see the Thunder from Down Under. It was money well spent! This pic is me and my son going to gay pride in Albuquerque last year in support of my best friend. Ask me the story of that weekend when you see me, it's very entertaining!
If I could be one fic character... It's hard to choose just one! I'll go with FicEdward from Love in my Box b/c he's hot, sweet, smart, thoughtful and seemingly oblivious to the craziness around him.
I'm super excited to meet everyone in fabulous Las Vegas and I just know it will be an awesome experience that hopefully will turn into an annual trip and lifetime friendships.
Vegas is going to be the party of the year, bb. Glad you are joining us. :)
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Say HOLLLAH to Jessica1971:
Hey there, I’m Jessica, also known as Jessica1971 on FF & Twilighted, SmokeyRosey on Twitter (my name had already been taken when I signed up for twitter.. argh!!). I’m 40, divorced (divorced so long I consider myself just plain single), and have a beautiful dog named Belle (no kids of the 2-legged variety). I live in Maryland, but am very close to DC/VA, and am fortunate enough to have several very cool fandom friends who live close enough that we get together from time to time.
I read Twilight a few weeks after the movie came out. A friend of mine was very persuasive despite my insistence that I wasn’t into “the vampire thing”. Boy, am I glad she convinced me! Read the book, saw the movie, devoured the rest of the books. Then I read them again. After that, I was like, “what now?” So I did some Google searching and found a very interesting article about Twilight that included a section on fan fiction & some of the best stories at the time. My first fan fic was a 2 chapter “missing moment” from Breaking Dawn called Isle Esme by Vixen1836. It gave me everything I was looking for instead of the “fade to black” that frustrated the hell out of me. From that point I was hooked.
I haven’t written any FF, but I’ve beta’d for a bunch of stories & love reading FF & being a part of the community. I can’t wait to meet all the TFMU attendees in Vegas!
We can't wait, either! :)
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
It's my pleasure to introduce you to my friend, la_geologia (or as I call her, LoveMuffin ;)):
Hi there, ladies! So my name is Belle (la_geologia on Twitter), and I'll be coming from San Diego, California. I've been reading Twific since 2010, and I completely blame my fic addiction on MotU and Wide Awake, since those are the first fics I ever read. I love reading just about any genre, but I will admit that I am a complete and total angst h00r most days. I don't really have a #1 favorite fic, but a few of the ones that are really close to my heart are Counterpoint, Paper CutOuts, There is a Light, Paper Heart... Ahhh and about twenty more!!
I'm beyond excited to be seeing all you lovely ladies in Vegas! I was at the Comic Con meetup last summer, and it was such an amazing experience to be able to talk about fic OUT LOUD in PUBLIC with sweet, fun people who totally understand my deepest, darkest secret. ;-)
My nerdy Vegas goal is to ride a roller coaster, and I'd really like to check out that ice bar in our hotel and maybe go dancing, but mostly I'm just looking forward to lots and lots of hanging out with you hot mommas and getting to discuss our favorite fics. I know there's going to be a ton of us there and it'll probably be a bit overwhelming trying to talk to everybody, but if you see me around please come say hi. I'll be the funny-looking short one who looks lost, and I promise I'm dying to meet you! :)
Can't wait to hug you in person, Belle. :)
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Below is some important information about booking your flights, as well as the information for the discount. Please let us know if you have any questions!
Let's meet Twi-Lin! Please make her feel welcome. :)
Hey y'all!!!! I'm Chylynn (pronounced Chai Lynn like Chai tea). I'm also known as Twi-Lin on FFN. I just changed my twitter name from @Twi_Lin to @Chye_Lin. I'm from the Land of Forks. Well not quite...it's 3.5 hours away!
After reading the Twilight Saga over and over, my daughter suggested that I check out Twilight Fanfiction. She used to read Harry Potter Fanfiction all the time. I have to say if I knew how lemony fan fiction can be, I would have paid a little more attention to what she was reading when she was 14!
Since I started reading Twilight FanFic in approximately August 2010, not one day has gone by that I haven't read something Twilight related. I always have a story going and I'm on the lookout for the next one that will own me. As far as fic goes I usually read Edward/Bella. I don't mind Bella/Jasper and Edward/Jasper doesn't bother me if the story is well written.
I am Team Edward and totally Team Robsten!
I'm really looking forward to going to Las Vegas and I'm bringing my hubs along. He's a great man that puts up with my Twilight Fic and Rob obsession! He has actually read MOTU and EP but refuses to read anymore fic until I read the book 'Dies the Fire'. Maybe one day I will read it so I can get him to read some other stories.
The picture is my Hubs and I from Halloween. I was Chubby Bella from page 488 of BD and he was Chubby Edward from BD. See...he's a great sport!
I have made some wonderful friends from all around the world in the fandom! I can't wait to see some of them that are going to Vegas and sooooo looking to meeting more of you! xoxo
So excited to meet you, Chylynn!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Let's welcome today's attendee in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
I'm SydneyTwilightMum on FFn & TWCS and SydneyGen on Twitter. I'm coming over to #VegasBaby from Sydney, Australia. My husband has been kind enough to let me escape for a couple of weeks!
I am eleventy billions amounts of excited about it! I have been reading fanfic since 2008 and starting writing fics (that nobody reads) a few years ago. I write for Twilight and also attempted a SVM Eric/Sookie one time! I've written many non-canon pairings, as those are my preference, and have a soft spot (or hard, depending on how you look at it) for all things slashy.
During the day I'm a SAHM to 3 young children and am studying to be a Kindergarten teacher so I can corrupt future generations of little ones! I have lived in America 8 years out of my life, but the last time I was there was 2004, and I've never been to Las Vegas!!! Can't wait to finally put faces to names and have fun!
Oh and as far as my family and RL friends are concerned, I'm attending a creative writers conference in Vegas... *winks*
I am secretly (or not) excited to hear your accent. I might just have to be your shadow for a while to soak it all up. LOL
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Monday, April 16, 2012
If you don't know Credoroza, you should. Here she is!
OK, so chatting about myself is not my forte, but oh my gosh Aleighy is sooo pushy wanting the dish on everyone!
Let's see...I am the Fandom Fanatic and I am known for stalking the writers, I think everyone pretty much knows that about me. The meet up is just a perfect place for me to roam and actually meet who I have been following and writing about all this time. Oh! I am rooming with two fabulous writers too! Will have hidden cameras and tape recorders strapped to me at all times *grinning*.
What else *tapping finger on chin*, I think I wound up here pretty much the same as many of us. Love of The Twilight Saga and the mutual disappointment with SM and her fade to black! My first story I fell in love with was Lola Shoes' "Let Your Light Shine" trilogy. Now that was what I would have loved to have read in Breaking Dawn. I soon discovered the amazing stories and talented writers in the fandom and was hooked and obsessed. I started following many writers on twitter and soon started my blog, a very socially acceptable way of stalking. I have chatted and interviewed so many and have loved every minute of it, made some great friends in the process as well.
Really looking forward to meeting and chatting with everyone. It will be a complete blast! After all, I've never been to Vegas but have been told...what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!
See you all there!
What? I'm pushy? Pshhhhh. What are you talking about? LOL Ok, maybe a little. ;) Can't wait to meet you!
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I'm really not as scary as I sound. Promise. :)
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Good morning! Give a shout out to LizzieD1211!
Hi, I'm Liz, penname and twitter name is LizzieD1211. While I've not published anything on FFn as of yet, I have started a couple of short stories. I've had opportunities to judge a couple of
contests and also have helped with pre-reading for a couple of authors.
I came late to the "Twilight" fandom, spring of 2010. I consider myself to be a "Twi-Lady" as I'm a bit older than the normal twilight fans!! I heard about fanfiction about the time of the Eclipse premiere and the rest is history!! I started out reading canon fics and have now read many different genre and also non-canon couples. I am mainly a B & E fan but I keep an open mind. My favorite fic is Wide Awake and my favorite Robsten fic is Beyond Twilight. Of course, there are too many great fics to mention and I look forward to discussing everyone’s favorites.
I am a mom to a 2-year old dachshund and work as a Realtor and also a Ski Instructor in the winter. I live in the mountains of North Carolina and have to drive several hours to a decent airport; however, I still love to travel. I decided to come to Vegas as I feel it will be a wonderful opportunity to meet others who are addicted to this crazy Twilight Fanfic phenom and also meet many people from different parts of the world. I've not ever been to Vegas but that was not a factor in signing up for this meetup.
See you there!!!
Can't wait to meet you, Liz!
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Saturday, April 14, 2012
It's that time again... give a warm welcome to LyricalKris!
I'm Kristina - otherwise known as LyricalKris. I'm the 29 year old mother of two cats!
So, one day I was on Facebook on the flair app and EVERY. OTHER. BUTTON. said something about Edward Cullen. I turned to my friend and I'm all "Who the fuck is Edward Cullen?!"
Famous last words.
She tells me about this series of books, and I quickly realize that it's this series she's been RAVING about forever. We're talking she went to the midnight release oft he books - BOOKS. But the thing is ... these books have three things I dislike intensely: 1) Vampires 2) Teenagers 3) True love (gag me)
But, as fate would have it, I was in Target that night. Twilight was $6. Eh, I should see what all the hype is about for $6, right? I bought it. I started reading. Before I knew it, it was the middle of the night, I was done with the book, and I have NEVER in my entire literary life, been so DESPERATE to get my hands on book 2.
That was a week after Breaking Dawn (the book) came out. I've been an active, out of the closet ( the second picture is my cluttered cubicle at work) Twi-Hard ever since. I'm in love with Twilight (duh), Rob, and BEWARE - a proud, die-hard Krisbian.
Looking forward to meeting everyone and being in Vegas for the first time since my 21st Birthday! WOO.
Vegas is going to be so much fun with you there, bb.
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Friday, April 13, 2012
Say helllllllo to azzurrafm!
Hi my name is Francesca (my friends call me Fran), and I’ll be coming from the UK.
I’m obsessed with fanfic and my favourites include The Office, WA, Last Tango in Forks and Holding Out for You (to name a few).
I’m a huge Team Edward fan (really not keen on Jacob sorry).
My desk at work is a mini shrine to Edward and the peeps at work, know well enough to stay away from my sparkly collection: D
It’ll be my first visit to Vegas and I am so excited!! Can’t wait to do the night tour and enjoy some cocktails.
Looking forward to meeting everyone. Roll on June!!
Can't wait to meet you in Vegas, Fran!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Give a warm welcome to EmpathByNight!
My name is Patty, I'm 22 years old and I'm super excited for the Twific Meetup. I started reading a little over three years ago and I've met some awesome people because of it. That includes my PIC for everything fic related, Deb (SharonMacross), who I corralled into going to this with me. I'm also an admin for the L.A. twilight lovers meet up group, which is also run by Deb, and completely proud of that. :D
I think that's pretty much it. Lol.
I can't wait to meet everyone!
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I am married with 2 handsome boys and a wonderful husband. I have two fur babies -dogs- that are just like my kids as well. I own and run a couple of recycling centers, go to college full-time, and find time
Itlnbrt ~ Jennifer
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Sunday, April 1, 2012
Helllllllo. Next up... Alice's White Rabbit:
On Fanfiction I am 'Alice's White Rabbit'.
I came into the Twilight world late. I got really curious about the time 'New Moon' was coming out in the theaters. My college-age niece and high school aged neighbor were both reading the books and were really excited when the "Breaking Dawn" book came out. So, I thought I would see what all the kids were talking about. I bought a cheap copy of "Twilight" to watch before I went to see "New Moon". I thought, OK, I'll go see this new movie and see what I really think. By the last line in the movie, "New Moon", I told myself that I HAD to read these books. So, I borrowed the books from my neighbor and read all 4 in 4 days- very little sleep and I was working full time!! And, I haven't looked back since.
I found fanfiction like many people. I was looking for more and found the link on Stephenie Meyer's website for "Midnight Sun". Read that and still wanted more, so searched for more. And, found FANFICTION!! That was a little over 2 years ago and I haven't stopped reading. I don't have much ambition to write (though, I have considered it). What I really want to be when I grow up is a beta (lol). I love fixing bad grammar and spelling!
I live in the far northern suburbs of Philadelphia and have just retired. (And, no I'm not quite old enough to retire, but my company made an offer that was too good to refuse.) I will be 60 this year, but I don't feel it. I'm very young at heart. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone in Vegas!
So good to learn more about you. Excited to meet you in Vegas!
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