Thursday, December 10, 2009

Twilight Fan Fiction: The Twilight Twenty-Five (er, Five)

The Twilight Twenty-Five was a challenge/community on Live Journal to write 25 Twilight-themed fan fictions between September 1 and December 1 based on specific prompts. The stories could be either one-shots of at least 1000 words or drabbles of exactly 100 words.

Due to a variety of reasons and circumstances, I really procrastinated on this, and by November 1 I had resigned to not even bothering. For whatever reason, I decided on the last day of the challenge, with only a few hours left, to write as many drabbles as I could.

I only got five done before I burned out. Although I originally intended to write from a variety of character viewpoints, after the first couple, I began falling back to my usual Edward/Bella and they started sounding the same. :-/ But it was good because it broke the writer's block I've been pushing against for a while. It's so freeing to know you only have to write 100 words and not have to have a complete story cycle, but also challenging to get exactly 100 words.

My five drabbles are posted as a story on Each drabble is a new chapter:

A new Twilight 25 challenge is starting in January. I haven't decided yet if I will participate or not.

Twilight Fan Fiction: Torn in Two

Another thing I forgot to post on my blog: my latest Fan Fiction story. It's my first attempt at a non-Cullen-centric story.

Banner created by the lovely annamorphos. Thank you!

Summary: Leah Clearwater was working on moving past her heartbreak over Sam. Life was slowly getting better. Then, one day, everything changed.

I finally created an account at Here's the link to the story: It can also be found on my LiveJournal and

I wrote this for Novel Novice Twilight's July-August challenge and took first place!

Although NNT doesn't usually have prizes for their fan fiction challenge, this time they did. Check out this really awesome autographed Twilight cast photo I received! You can imagine how excited I was. Totally worth delving into a little wolf fiction. :-)

2009 Pumpkin Carvings

I can't believe I forgot to update my blog with my 2009 Pumpkin Carvings! Shame on me!

Get ready, there are a lot of them...I discovered the joy carving fake pumpkins (I used the ones from Michael's), which meant trying more intricate designs since I knew they wouldn't rot away in a few days.

Let's start with the real ones. I did two real pumpkins this year and let my son choose the pattern for both. As you can see, he went for a Batman theme.


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This one is the first fake pumpkin I did, for my husband:


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Another one for my son:

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And here's one for the whole family:

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And now onto mine...I think you can guess what theme mine will be. :-)

Bite Me Edward

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Edward Cullen

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Twilight Movie Poster

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New Moon Poster

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Pattern from This one is actually not totally done, I want to touch it up some more. But I did it on Halloween day and by the time I got this far, my hand was so tired!

twilight pumpkins LARGE

This is four patterns on one pumpkin. The Twilight book cover pattern is from but the other three patterns I created myself.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Twilight Scrapbook: New Moon - Cullens Poster

One of the official posters for New Moon. This one features the Cullens, which automatically makes it better because there's NO JAKE!

I just placed the poster on a brown background and added the smoke with a brush I downloaded here.

I have a pumpkin in progress of this picture of Bella and Edward. Didn't get it done for this Halloween, but I will for 2010!


Twilight Scrapbook: Robert Pattinson. *swoon*

Hard to believe that a year ago, I didn't really care for Robert Pattinson unless he was dressed up as Edward Cullen. Not sure what may simply have been him cutting his hair off and growing it back out. Or maybe he just aged a little, in a good way.

These photos are from the awesome 2009 Vanity Fair photo shoot. They may have even been all outtakes, I don't remember.

I can't take any credit for this one at all. I found it here: it was created by @candykizzes24. All I did was resize it for my scrapbook.