Friday, August 27, 2010

::Team Twilight:: Fan Fiction Friday

Hey! Now that the kiddies are back in school, it’s a great time to catch-up on your fan fiction or re-read some of your favorites. So, if you’re craving something to do while you wait on your favorite munchkins to get done with their stuff, Lab Tech Andi’s pulled together a few options to keep you busy. Follow these instructions carefully and make sure you have all your supplies: find the blue door behind the Love Shack, knock George Michaels “Freedom” and the password this week is “Silent Bliss”. Be Safe!


“Do you know what I love most about going back to school?” Alice exclaimed as she came bounding through the lab door and quickly settled herself in the chair on the other side of my desk.

“The stimulating learning environment?” I responded in a deadpanned tone and then burst into a fit of giggles behind my computer monitor. I’d been working so much lately that I was slightly sleep deprived and not eating regular meals either. Thankfully, Emmett had wandered in earlier in the day and brought me some zucchini bread. It was the only thing had around to eat.

Alice narrowed her eyes at me as I attempted to stifle my giggling by putting my hands over my mouth. “No,” she continued to study me, “the deals are usually quite good, so it’s an excellent time to pick-up new things. Maybe you should come with me; I think some time away from the lab might do you some good.” Then I burst into a laughing fit so big that I would have fallen backwards in my chair if it hadn’t been for Alice catching me.

“Are you feeling okay?” she asked as she set me back up and I tried to catch my breath.

“It’s just sleep deprivation. Besides, I can’t afford to go shopping with you right now. Your family wiped me out last week playing poker.” I told her still trying to gather my sanity.

“No, I think it’s something else,” she said as she started looking around the room, picking things up and examining them. Then she picked up the bread that Emmett brought me and sniffed it. “How much of this have you eaten?” she asked placing it back on the desk.

“Well, it’s the only thing I’ve eaten today and I’ve been starving, so probably half the loaf?” I responded.

So quick, I nearly missed it, she pulled her phone out and dialed a number, “DAMN IT, EMMETT! HOW COULD YOU?” she yelled into the phone. “Oh, she’s relaxed alright! SHE’S HALF STONED OUT OF HER FREAKIN’ MIND!!” Then she slammed the phone shut and slid it back in her pocket.

“Andi, honey?” she leaned over and spoke to me gently as though she were speaking to a small child. “Emmett thought you needed to relax, so the bread he brought you was laced with marijuana. It was only a little bit, but you’ve eaten a lot of that bread. You might think you need sleep, but I need to get you out of this lab for a little while. You’re coming with me.” Without even waiting for my acceptance, she picked me up and flew out the door.

As the trees blurred passed us, it sort of reminded me how time or multi-dimensional travel looks on TV and movies and I started to giggle again as I thought of Alice running me to an alternate universe. She looked at me again and shook her head, “You are no longer allowed to eat anything Emmett brings you, do you understand?” I nodded my head knowing that if I even attempted to open my mouth I’d end up laughing again.


Well, I really couldn’t be mad at Emmett, he honestly thought he was being a helpful. How was he to know I have a sensitive system and medication of any kind has a really strong effect on me? So while I recovered from my brief stoner moment, surrounded by school supplies, I thought about those long bygone school days. That time in your life when you’re allowed to do stupid things and do-overs are granted like wishes at the whisper of an apology.

Like the genie in the lamp, I’ll grant you three wishes this week. Sadly, I only have the power to grant my own, so I hope you enjoy them.

Wish #1: time travel
Granted by a little fic called “Living Backwards” by ciaobella27. In this recently completed, all human, fic, Bella is coerced into signing up for a Facebook account by Alice. She wasn’t very social in high school and didn’t become friends with Alice and Rosalie until they met at NYU despite the fact that they all went to high school together. So to be suddenly thrown into the world of social networking, with people she didn’t even know back then is pure torture, until Edward Cullen accepts her friend request. He was barely a blip on her radar in high school, but seeing his profile picture has given her a slight case of cyberstalker disease and now she’s curious about all the “What if’s”. Wouldn’t you be?

Wish #2: second chance
Granted by WndrngY in “Something Stupid”. Edward has been in love with Bella since the first time she tripped over his feet, she just doesn’t know it. What she does know is that Edward is one of her closest friends and he’s notorious for his talents in the bedroom. So when she discovers that her boyfriend, James, was cheating on her while he was at college, she gets drunk and makes Edward an ‘indecent proposal’. Being with her is like a dream come true for him, only he’s just not sure he wanted to win her quite like this. Mostly told by Edward, this completed, all human, tale is full of misunderstanding, forgiveness, and second chances. Will either of them ever get what they really wanted? You’ll have to read to find out.

Wish #3: someplace new
Granted through my third completed offering titled “Out of Her Head” by Blue25. Bella and Jacob have been practically raised as siblings but Bella has a problem. She’s in love with him, and he only sees her as a sister. Devastated by this revelation, Bella can’t stand on the sidelines anymore and decides to escapes her troubles by moving to Chicago to teach at a prestigious prep school, Cullen Academy. Enter Edward Cullen, the mysterious and sexy music teacher, who can't seem to make up his mind how he feels about his new colleague. As Bella settles into her own life, she discovers that Edward may be keeping secrets of his own. Even with all his secrets, Edward would have me saying “Jacob who?” at first glance.

Now usually I suggest a drink to go with my deals, but since it’s back to school time and I’ve got the munchies, here’s an excellent recipe for “Zucchini Apple Bread”

4 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups peeled, grated zucchini
1 cup peeled, grated apple

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 - 9x5 inch loaf pans.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, oil and vanilla until well blended. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture. Fold in walnuts, zucchini and apple. Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 1 hour, or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Let cool in pans 10 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Until next week, I’ll be saying a silent eulogy for the brain cells I killed this week and baking my own bread. Tweet (FanFicDealer), Message, or email ( if you want to talk shop.

The deal has been made. ;)