I’m not good at writing opinions or reviews, so please be kind as this is just a rant. You are welcome to rant freely, too, by the way, so don’t be shy.
I won’t deny I’m a fierce Eric/Sookie fan. But let me be clear – the reason why I felt disappointed and even betrayed by Charlaine Harris’ ending of the SVM series has nothing to do with Sookie/Sam HEA. It has everything to do with how inconsistently, tastelessly, and off the characters and storylines have been treated in the last two books.
Since Dead in the Family, I have maintained I didn’t believe in Sookie/Eric HEA. I prepared myself that there would be no big miracle allowing Sookie to live a very long life with the Viking. It is dead clear that her choosing to remain human throughout the series has always been the most certain indication they would not be together after all. I was fine with that. I accepted that. I respected Sookie’s decision to live in the sun. So did Eric, when he vowed not to turn her against her wishes. Eric Northman had a code. And Sookie believed him. Readers believed him. Eric was many things, but he never lied to Sookie. Their relationship was work in progress; neither one was an angel, but they were at least trying. The ending of the series scrapped all their efforts and sacrifices to hell, leaving most of us wondering what was the whole point of having them both go through so much – first love-turned lie, torture, rape, bonding/breaking of the bond, bloody tears, final deaths, other deaths, takeovers, battles with evil regents, revengeful fairies, mystical presents from Gran… You get the gyst.
The Fangreaders Awards were announced on May 4, 2013. Click here to read the Ceremony and view the full list of winners. I’m delighted to inform you that Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow has been voted second for the Preston Pardloe Best Mystery Fanfic and third for the Adele Stackhouse Readers Choice Fanfic.
It is an honor and a privilege to receive this kind of recognition, and I thank each one of my readers for their continuous support and the Fangreaders Awards Creative and Judicial Panels for organizing and running this amazing event for the entire fandom.
And, of course, Eric and Sookie’s ventures into the Sin City’s undeath part of town will continue in Chapter 18 of DTRT. I am planning for a sneak peek in a week, so stay tuned!
It’s been almost six months since I posted Ch 16: All the King’s Horses… I’m thrilled and kinda scared posting the new chapter, ’cause it felt a bit rusty to write after such a long period of silence. No beta, so if you catch a grammatical booboo, feel free to e-mail me. There is some nice art and music to go along with the text (headphone alert). Also, one of the scenes is set around a poker table. A link to some basic information on poker hands can be found in the Annotation to this chapter.
I just had to share this with all of you. Also, I was going to bitch a little about RL, but hey - sometimes we all get a shit cake instead of a sheet cake. So, let me just say that I feel VERY badly for not posting earlier, but I hope you'll forgive me, especially since Chapter 17 is finished and TBP within the next 24 hours. I just need to select the artwork and music.
Also, if you're on twitter, how about using #vivafanfiction hashtag? Let's kick some butt. There can and will be a HEA for Sookie and Eric even if CH doesn't want to give us one.
I am super-excited to let you know that Put Me First and Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow have been nominated for the Fangreaders Awards 2013 in the following categories:
Mr Cataliades Award for Best Series Fanfic (“Put Me First/Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow”)
The Preston Pardloe Award for Best Mystery Fanfic (“Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow”)
The Adele Stackhouse Award for Readers Choice Fanfic (“Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow”)
My thanks to all who nominated my works, and to all those who continue supporting me through the good and bad times, and have not given up on me (like I mentioned before, I have every intention to finish this story, even though RL, accidents, and sickness take their toll on me and my family). I appreciate every view and hit on my blog these days, and I’m very honored to be part of the Fangies 2013 if not as an active contributor, but as a member of our great fandom.
You can cast your votes here. There are many amazing stories that deserve recognition, so lets keep our fandom alive and abuzz!
xXx soundtrack: Gavin Rossdale, Adrenaline I have decided to put together a gallery of PMF and DTRT characters, and I will be also adding other story related pics as I go. It came to me that when new readers join … Continue reading →
Happy 2013, everyone! Wishing you the best in the new year, many wonderful moments to experience and remember, health, love, money, and small and big miracles for you and your loved ones. Let us spend as much time as we can with those we hold dear and who cherish us as we do them. As for myself personally, I am keeping my fingers crossed that January will be a creatively fruitful month in the Viking and Telepath fanfic department.
Thank you all for participating in the poll! I’m deeply moved by your warm words and kind praises. I’ve responded to most of your comments, and now DTRT is moving along. I have decided on ending it so that there will be a third installment, maybe not right away, but some time in the future.
I don’t know when I’ll be posting Ch 17 because RL is keeping me very busy, but I work on it each free moment I have. Here is a tiny preview of what is to come:
Sentinel by Terence-JaidenWray
I’d missed it. I’d overheard the Were guard thinking about Quinn, but hadn’t put two and two together because I’d chosen to block him before I’d learn anything valuable. I was so mad at myself for letting my personal get in the way! Had I kept prodding into the Were’s disturbing mind of a gambler, I would have been prepared for this. Continue reading →
Thank you all for spending your own precious time reading, following and reviewing. I wouldn’t have gone this far without all your support.There are about 8-10 chapters left in DTRT. We’re more than half-way through it. This is the best time to point out things that I have missed or haven’t covered, questions that are still unanswered, and anything else you guys feel DTRT should address. As I have started working on Ch 17, I also have to plan the next one or two chapters to complete the current arc of the story – the coronation. I am incorporating more and more elements that lead to DTRT’s conclusion, and the major question is: should I write the third installment? There’s a plan for it, the general idea that ties with the ending of DTRT (which I will not change regardless of whether there will be a third part), and key scenes tentatively outlined.