I know it is supposed to be Horror Month here at Rob Attack, but today I have a special Actorward Edition of FanFiction Fridays. As you may have noticed I am very partial to Actorward fics and I am thrilled to announce that I have two wonderful co-hosts for today’s post, Cared and AllyVera, who have worked diligently, making two incredible banners, an awesome video, to provide you with their own Actorward recs and share their new FF.net Actorward Community.
*Click banner to visit The Best of Actorward on FF.net*
Cared and AllyVera are great fans of Actorwards and they had a chat recently where they thought it would be a good idea to have a Community available on Fanfiction.net with a list of good Actorward stories. So far, they have 27 stories listed on the Actorward Community and we are sure there will be quite a few more added onto this list. The stories that are currently on the list have been read by at least one of them and therefore have the “AC seal of approval”! (And yes, there are some they have read that didn’t make the grade!)
We would love to hear from you if you have read an Actorward story which isn’t on the list, so we can add it! Any stories are acceptable, as long as Edward is in the acting profession. Hey, they already have a Porn Star Edward on there – Porn Stars are actors, right? Maybe we can even arrange a day on set with Edward for everyone who sends us an Actorward fic rec that we do not already have. *nice dream, eh?* lol
We are proud card-carrying members of Actorwards Anonymous. We work a little differently from other addiction support groups. We do not try to help you recover from your obsession – in fact we do the opposite, we feed your obsession and actively enable you. New members always welcome. If you have a bit of a thing for Actorward then you will feel right at home with us. 😀
AllyVera’s Actorward Recs
You know those stories that you start reading one evening and much later that evening (like at 2am) you only stop reading because you can’t keep your eyes open any more?? Realize was one of those stories for me….
First off we meet Bella, who has been best friends with Edward her whole life, and in love with him since her teens. She is Edward’s personal assistant, and he is a model, musician and talented up-and-coming actor. Of course, Edward is oblivious to Bella’s feelings for him and treats her like a sister.
The whole gang is in this story, and they are all aware of Bella’s feelings for Edward – and are constantly trying to get Bella to tell him.
This story is definitely an emotional journey, my heart broke with Bella’s and there were times I really wanted to slap Edward – HARD. I personally would call this story “angst” even though it is not labelled as such by the author, as there are lots of heart-break moments for our poor Bella, but this being said, when heart fail happens, Bella rises from the ashes and proves just how strong she is.
Even though this story is quite short at around 100k words, Goo82 really gets a lot of story into these 19 chapters. I cried, I laughed, I cringed (mostly at Tanya) and I loved it – I hope you do too!
Excerpt from Chapter Two…
“I sat down on my bed and leaned back, resting my arms across my eyes and took a deep breath.
This being in love with Edward stuff was starting to become draining. It was bad enough when we were just friends and the idea of being in love with him hadn’t crossed my mind while I watched him be surrounded by other girls, and to date around. But now, everyday was like a knife in my heart. Seeing him do the things I long to do with him with someone else. Kissing someone else… holding someone else… Maybe if I had the courage it would be me holding him, me kissing him and he would be in love with me.
I didn’t have the courage, though. I was a chicken through and through, and the thought that it was possible for him to feel an ounce of love for me like I did for him was ridiculous.”
Summary for Realize by Goo82: “Edward is a hot up and coming actor and Bella is his ever faithful best friend and personal assistant. Bella’s feeling for Edward have changed, but he is oblivious to her feelings. With the help of her friends, will she get the courage to tell him…
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Friendship – Chapters: 21 – Words: 101,720 – Reviews: 5102 – Updated: 2-19-09 – Published: 7-5-08 – Bella & Edward – Complete”
Cared’s Actorward Recs
I am aware that most of you ladies that frequent this site are very genteel. You are refined and your sensibilities are easily offended. You become excited by needlepoint and enjoy a sweet sherry or two. If that accurately describes you, please look away now – do not follow the link to the next Twific recommendation.
I have no wish to cast aspersions on your characters if you chose to keep reading, but if the cap fits…….LOL
Nolebucgrl’s Edward is not just your average Actorward. He possesses something that the others do not. He is the holder of a very prestigious award. In fact, it is one of the most sought after awards in Hollywood. “An Oscar?” I hear you ask. “A BAFTA, an IFTA, a Golden Globe perhaps?” No, but it rivals an Oscar in how it is coveted. I am talking about one of the highest accolades in the industry. This Edward earned the Tomato Soup Biggest Perv Award. I can see your little eyes lighting up from that news and hear your little fingers clicking on the link. Enjoy this Edward, ladies; I know I have!
This story also won the Most Original Storyline and Best Alice. Personally, I think this Rosalie deserves her very own award. She is a kick-ass loyal friend. I would love to hear her voice inside my head, encouraging me to be brave and push my boundaries.
Typically, I need to be won over by a Bella; I have to be convinced that she is good enough for my Edward. Believe me, this Bella is. You can check her out in Words with Friends, which is the companion story to Words With Strangers. Nolebucgrl is one of my all-time favourite authors. If you have read any of her stories you will know why. Both of these stories post weekly and Nolebucgrl even takes the time to bring readers together to play the game Words With Friends. It is no surprise that Words with Strangers has exploded in popularity these past weeks.
Has Edward never heard the line; “the wasting of finite resources is everyone’s business”? Obviously not, the man has single-handedly been responsible for a lotion shortage across Europe!
From “Words With Strangers”:
Lotion? Where in the hell was it? Crap, I’d used all my German lotion and hadn’t stopped off to buy any Italian. Whatever. I hurried into the bathroom and grabbed the crap they had there. It smelled flowery but I didn’t really give a damn. I put some in my hand and got ready to yank off my shorts when it hit me. Maybe I couldn’t send her a picture of my face yet, but I could send her something. No, not my dick, I wasn’t that stupid. But my hand wouldn’t give me away.
I grabbed my iPhone and tried to ignore my throbbing cock for a minute while I snapped a picture of my hand with the glob of lotion. At least she’d know I wasn’t lying. I attached the phone to my laptop and let it load the picture while I focused back on my Bella. She was so fucking beautiful. I pulled my shorts off and warmed the lotion in both hands while I focused on her.
Summary for Words With Strangers by Nolebucgrl: “EPOV Companion Piece to Words with Friends. Movie star Edward Cullen is done with women and focused on his career. A stranger reaches out to him via Words with Friends. Will her words change his mind?
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 18 – Words: 91,029 – Reviews: 4260 – Updated: 10-12-11 – Published: 7-13-11 – Edward & Bella”
I have to tell you about this little known fic Cien Anos de Soledad by HappyInLove. It is both complete and completely different. It is an Edward and Bella who realize that there are other important things in the world besides their love for one another. It’s a heartwarming story of life and love.
Summary for Cien Anos de Soledad: “Finally Back: There is a Girl, there is a Boy. There is a Kid. There are feelings. That’s about it, really. But what else is there?
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort”
“I woke up to an empty bed, again.
It’s always nice though, that moment before realization and the world rear their ugly heads, and all there is, rests solely on my chest. It is in that moment of complete clarity and complete confusion that the beautifully ambiguousness of decisions and life start to settle, and the mind once again retreats from knowledge, instead begging for shreds of dreams to stay.
The dinner with Bella and Maya ran through my head, thrashing my sense like a lion attacking a gazelle. We felt good, together. I remembered people pointing, watching us as if we were attractions at the circus, but I just ignored it. Before Bella, I wouldn’t have been able to; I would have thrown shit, I would have had a tantrum because that’s what I did. If I didn’t get my way, or life got too hard, I just did whatever I wanted. The presence of Bella and Maya humanized me.
They made it easier not to hate being Edward Cullen.”
You know how a well-written One Shot hits just the spot. This one, On the Double by masenvixen, certainly does. It even has a second chapter written for the Fandom Gives Back Auction to extend the fun.
Summary for On the Double : “It’s Bella’s first day on the job as a body double in the new Edward Masen film. First up? The sex scene…O/S for the Haiti Compilation. Rated M for lemons. AH
“Hello, I’m Edward Masen,” he said, hand outstretched. “You must be Jessica’s double.”
Uh, yeah, I think I’ve seen you somewhere before. Like on the wallpaper of my MacBook.
“Hi, Edward,” I managed as I shook his hand. “I’m Bella. Bella Swan.”
“Well, Bella, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I realize the circumstances are a little . . . unusual. I mean, I usually at least take a woman to dinner before we wind up naked in bed together,” he quipped.
Oh, God. I felt the scarlet rush back to my face as a teasing smile played at his lips.
“Um, uh, well-“
“Oh, Bella,” he laughed. “I’m obviously kidding. Look, I know it’s weird, but just relax. I won’t bite.”
Damn, that’s too bad.”
MC’s Actorward Recs
I decided that since I have rec’d Actorward fics in past posts, and since this post is already jam-packed with excellent recs from AllyVera and Cared that I wouldn’t make long recs today, but I do want to mention several Actorward fics that are very near-and-dear to our hearts here at Rob Attack. The first belonging to our very own RA Boss, RobsFan~tasy (a.k.a DeltaDawn’sDreams), who is writing the wonderfully romantic Actorward story Waiting In Twilight.
Summary for Waiting In Twilight: “While working on the Breaking Dawn Movie, actor Edward Cullen finds himself addicted to a few web blogs. When a new member joins the group he finds himself captivated by the things she writes about him.
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Romance/Humor – Chapters: 14 – Words: 83,579 – Reviews: 239 – Updated: 10-2-11 – Published: 2-20-11 – Edward & Bella”
Summary for Another Fine Mess: “Edward Cullen has been isolated on the Breaking Dawn compound for far too long; at least that’s what two of his fans think. These two friends decide to take a “Road Trip” to “Free The Pretty” and Hilarity ensues!
Twilight – Rated: M – English – Humor/Fantasy – Chapters: 3 – Words: 12,443 – Reviews: 11 – Updated: 7-29-11 – Published: 7-27-11 – Edward & Emmett”
Et finalement, la piece de resistance!
*This superb video was made by Cared*
*CLAPS HANDS* 😀
So this was quite a post, eh? I would like to say what a pleasure it was collaborating with AllyVera and Cared. They are both wonderful ladies; very knowledgeable, and I thank them for all they did for this excellent post!
Please feel free to rec any Actorward fics you think worthy for inclusion in the Actorward Community and let me know what’s owning you in the FanFiction world this week. xx MC