Thursday, July 29, 2010

...and now the moon...

(UPDATE 8/9/2010: Andnowthemoon's ffnet pages are currently unavailable, but will return soon. I'll let you know then!)
"have you noticed you can make the name renesmee from the letters in stephenie meyer? you're left with hepity and piyeth. imagine if renesmee had had sisters..."

The above is the, uhm... 'summary' of the one-shot Gossip Gurl by the amazingly talented andnowthemoon, who has written 49 (!) stories for Twilight, Star Trek: 2009, and Merlin - and that is only under THIS penname. (yep - there are others)

I just noticed that most of her other stories' summaries just say: "Please read." I strongly second that!! STRONGLY!!!
Never, NEVER AGAIN, do I want to hear anyone whine about what fic to read next, or about desperately needing recc's. Just go to this girl's profile and read away.

I'll just recommend 2 out of 49 here, k?

One-shot written for the Black Balloon Contest.
A masterpiece of angst, beautifully written. You will feel it.... all of it - the love, the joy, the fear, the loss... don't be scared to let this story go under your skin and take you back to when you were young and ruled by your heart.

Entertaining AH Bella x Edward multi-chapter fic,
with some fuckhawt Jasper thrown in for good measurement. 19 chapters so far, easy to catch up – and you won't be disappointed by naugty Popstar Bella and astute SweetWard. And yeah, it's about music.

Speaking of...
Andnowthemoon is a songwriter/musician/singer too!!!
And though that talent of hers seems to run a bit under the radar (internet-wise, at least), I'm happy to make her shine here on my blog with the utterly enchanting song "Your Own Rainbow". She wrote it, inspired by my own story "Your True Colors" (GASP! IKR?? How lucky am I???), and recorded it and sent it to me.

How could I not make a video for it to show andnowthemoon's awesomeness??
And psssst... you might find some more of her original songs and recordings on her myspace, just saying... yes she is girltaminglions, too. Also on twitter...

End of pimpage,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Yet another Banner...

Another happy Button Guru bartering!!!

This is what I made...
(story links: Saints Who... and Now I lay me...)

And this is what I get, only mine is black with yellow eyes :)
(Made for me by squibstitcher. Guess what? She writes fic too! Check out Virulent - a tough one. Or Learning To Fly.)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Jacob's Song Embed Code Fixed

Uhm... someone pointed out to me that the Embed Code for my music vid "One Wolf/Jacob's Song" which I provided in THIS POSTING, didn't work.
Ok - just wanted you to know: I fixed it!! Embed away...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Yet Another Contest Banner

*wipes forehead*

I know, I know... are y'all sick and tired of my frantic bannermaking yet?
Well - I'm not, to be honest. I love it!
And people keep asking me for banners, so... yeah, here is another one, for the BEYOND THE PALE Contest. (as usual, embiggens on clickery)

But hey - just a reminder... I am still a musician in the first place. And oh yes, I write fan fic too. LOL. Remember? But given that I was known as the crazy Rob-stalking Lady with the dagger a year ago, I will certainly not complain to be known as the banner-chick now. Um-mm. :)

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The cuuuuutest fic ever!!!!!

OMG... you MUST read (and review, for crying out loud!!!)

Date Nite by 7 yr old Morgan, uploaded on ffnet by her mom Aleighy.
It's a quick read - I promise! *giggles insanely*
I couldn't help but make a banner for this unbelievable cuteness.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Seven Winning Story Banners

Here they are, fresh and still steaming...
the banners for the winners of the Obsession Contest.

Instead of just making standard award banners for everyone, I decided to create individual story banners, because I believe that outstanding achievements in a competition deserve a real prize. And because, well... it's me, Betti a.k.a. the Button Guru, so... you know me - it's the way I roll! :)

Congratulations, winners, and I hope you enjoy this little extra treat.
The banners embiggen if you click on them. And there's a story link provided with each banner. Go and read, folks, or you'll be missing out!

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! Look at this - gah! *fistpump* Yeah!!!

You can still read all of the contest entries in the Obsession Contest C2.

Personal recommendation:
Especially one story that didn't make it into the open voting, is definitely a winner in my book, because it's well-written, courageous and heartbreakingly real, is Tora Tora Tora by erikasbuddy. Not for the faint of heart... but life isn't all sunshine, right? Read!!

Thanks, thanks, thanks...
to the organizers of this contest - Lambcullen, the amazing dihenydd, LaraCFF, Sweetp-1, Summer35 and Mrs.Robward - and thanks to all the talented writers who entered.
I truly enjoyed being part of it!!