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Best Rec’d on FanFiction Fridays 2013 ~ WINNERS!


2013 has been an extraordinary year here at FanFiction Fridays. We brought you many favourite stories – new, old, borrowed (it’s fanfic!) and some very blue indeed. 😉 You voted, and we are delighted to announce the winners of the FicSix FanFic Fridays poll.


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 Best Rec’d One Shot Winners

one shot 1st place

Ask Me Anything by Edward’s Eternal 

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

*Made by CullensTwiMistress*

Ask Me Anything ~ Isabella Swan, investigative journalist for Faces magazine doesn’t do interviews. Edward Cullen, actor voted Most Interesting Celebrity and Most Sexy Male Face, hates them. So much in fact he’s been known to walk out if he doesn’t like how the interview is going. So what happens when Isabella is given Edward Cullen as a new interview assignment?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 2 – Words: 8,841 – Reviews: 605 – Favs: 856 – Follows: 907 – Updated: Dec 9 – Published: Dec 7 – Status: Complete – id: 9906460


one shot 2nd place

Channel Five by planetblue

*Made by Rose Arcadia*

*Made by Rose Arcadia*

Channel Five ~ A private plane. A velvet voice. A seduction miles above ground. My entry for the Dirty Talkin’ Edward Contest.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Words: 14,288 – Reviews: 388 – Favs: 737 – Follows: 604 – Published: Aug 30 – id: 9642726


one shot 3rd place

Down Home by MrsSpaceCowboy

*Made by evilnat*

*Made by evilnat*

Down Home ~ Sometimes, everything you’re looking for ends up being right where you left it. *Entry for The Heart of Country Contest. 1st Place Silver Spur Award Public Vote, 2nd Place Silver Spur Award Judges Choice, 1st Place Gentlemen Wear White Award (Swooniest Fella) Public Vote and Judges Choice, 2nd Place Hay Ride Award Judges Choice.* Now expanded and complete!

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 12 – Words: 79,201 – Reviews: 2,213 – Favs: 1,979 – Follows: 2,450 – Updated: Sep 12 – Published: Mar 5 – Status: Complete – id: 9070588


Best Completed in 2013 Winners

Completed 2013 1stplace

Deviant by planetblue

*Made by Mkystich*

*Made by Mkystich*

Deviant ~ He pissed me off and then he turned me on. Spectacularly.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 23 – Words: 83,093 – Reviews: 9,711 – Favs: 4,259 – Follows: 3,828 – Updated: May 20 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069505


Completed 2013 2nd place

The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose

*Made by Cared*

*Made by Cared*

The Cullen Legacy ~ Legacy – A gift; sometimes unknowingly bestowed. Bella met Edward in a London pub, never imagining where each would be 7 years later: he a Congressman fueled by ever-growing political ambition, she the woman with an explosive secret that can end all his dreams. But Bella might soon find that revenge isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that Edward may harbor his own dark secrets.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 44 – Words: 233,203 – Reviews: 14,762 – Favs: 4,284 – Follows: 4,447 – Updated:Aug 19 – Published: Mar 4 – Status: Complete – id: 9069478


Completed 2013 3rd place

Copy Room by Edward’s Eternal

Copy Room banner

*Made by Fallingsnow Winter*

Copy Room ~ Sometimes flippant words are really the truth spoken out loud. What happens when someone overhears you and decides to give you what you secretly want but never knew?

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Hurt/Comfort – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 51,207 – Reviews: 7,015 – Favs: 2,527 – Follows: 2,828 – Updated: Dec 22 – Published: Sep 15 – Status: Complete – id: 9687201


Best Work In Progress Rec’d in 2013 Winners

WIP Ist place

Tip of the Spear by Robsmyyummy Cabanaboy

*Made by CaraNo*

*Made by CaraNo*

Tip of the Spear ~ The “tip of the spear” – in the military, they are the front line; the initial attack that draws first blood. As a CACO in the United States Marine Corps, Capt. Masen delivers that leading blow, too. He’s often faced with handling the collateral damage this life can bring. He’s accepted that love & commitment aren’t for him…until she opens the door.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Drama – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 29 – Words: 191,510 – Reviews: 5,317 – Favs: 1,974 – Follows: 2,943 – Updated: Dec 1 – Published: Nov 6, 2012 – id: 8677928


WIP 2nd place

Look How You Turned Out by counselor

lhyto banner

*Made by Beffers87*

Look How You Turned Out ~ Look How You Turned Out ~ If I was going to write another story it would be something like this…

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 65 – Words: 79,232 – Reviews: 5,902 – Favs: 730 – Follows: 1,110 – Updated: Dec 25 – Published:Nov 7 – id: 9826376


WIP 3rd place

Fire & Ice by drotuno

*Made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

*Made by beffers87 / Bethany Tullos*

Fire & Ice ~ FOURTH in the Gravity Series. When one of their own is threatened, the crew will have to travel halfway around the globe to get them back. What they find will have them racing against the odds to save more than just one life. AH E/B Series.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Adventure/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 18 – Words: 130,355 – Reviews: 1,808 – Favs: 661 – Follows: 739 – Updated: Dec 24 – Published: Oct 20 – id: 9779631


Best Classic Complete Rec’d in 2013 Winners

Classic Complete 1st place

Fridays At Noon by troublefollows1017

*Made by Kassiah*

*Made by Kassiah*

Although this much loved story is no longer available on FFN, it was at the time the poll opened.


CC 2nd place

Blood & Glory by drotuno

*made by Barburella*

*made by Barburella*

Blood & Glory ~ The definition of a mercenary is a soldier for hire. His crew are trained fighting machines. Hers are smart PIs. What happens when they need each other to survive? Canon couples. AH/AU. Rated M for lots of reasons, including violence and lemons.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 33 – Words: 302,953 – Reviews: 4,029 – Favs: 2,999 – Follows: 1,150 – Updated:Jun 25, 2011 – Published: Feb 18, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6755101


CC 3rd place

The Best I Ever Had by WhatsMyNomDePlume

*Made by famouslyso*

*Made by famouslyso*

The Best I Ever Had ~ Sex between friends complicates everything. Bella knows this. But she has no idea how much more Edward is going to complicate things.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Romance/Humor – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 14 – Words: 64,919 – Reviews: 7,251 – Favs: 9,455 – Follows: 5,536 – Updated: Jun 25, 2012 – Published: Feb 17, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 6752826


A huge thank you to our readers for getting behind their favourite fics and voting!


The Golden Onion

Our regular readers will know that for the last few years we have celebrated the end of the year with choosing our personal favourite completed story here at Fan Fiction Fridays.  We make a short list of stories that have held each of our hearts throughout the year and then choose the story that held our hearts the most.  The things we look for are simple, a story that captures our imagination, characters we can fall in love with, the love connection between Edward and Bella that we feel is so important and that element of magic that makes us keep reading and reading (or if it is a WIP when you read it, makes you pounce on the new chapters like a thirsting woman in the desert!).

This year we have chosen The Cullen Legacy by pattyrose.  This story was a firm favourite of ours from the first chapter onwards.  The riveting first chapter that was set in present time threw all these questions at us, and then how we gradually learnt Edward and Bella’s history and heartbreak.  This story has everything we look for in Fan Fiction – wonderfully written, exceptional plot, fabulous characters.  Cared and AllyVera reviewed this story way back in April and it was the first story wrote a co-review on – we loved it that much!  You can read our review here.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank pattyrose for sharing this little piece of reading heaven with us!



A Personal Note From Five of TheFicSix…

This year of the FicSix would never have happened if it wasn’t for Cared Cullen. She has been our heart, our guiding light, and in so many ways, our visionary.  We hope the authors she has helped to promote and the readers who have discovered treasures through her passion will join us in a heartfelt round of cheering, applause and the raising of glasses to our dear friend Cared.
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We love you, Cared!!


IMPORTANT NEWS: It has been a great privilege to all six of us to share the stories we read and loved every Friday without fail through the entirety of 2013. The time has come, though, for us to rest our keyboards. We won’t be posting another FanFiction Friday on Rob Attack. We will still be active individually in the Fandom, but sadly no longer here as the FicSix – although we are still the best of friends, and hope that you will remain our friends too. Seek us out wherever you can find us. We will always look back on this time spent with you in this small sector of the Twilight universe as a very happy one. In Meyer’s words, “No matter how perfect the day is, it always has to end.” Thank you all for sharing our perfect Fridays. The FicSix ~ AllyVera, Cared, Gingerandgreen, ilovealion, Midnight Cougar, Wiltshire Glo.




Filed under Bella Swan/Cullen, Best Rec'd on FanFiction Fridays 2013, Best Rec'd on FanFiction Fridays 2013 ~ WINNERS!, Breaking Dawn, Edward A M Cullen, Fan Fiction Friday, Fan Fiction Recs, FFF Library, FFF Posts, RA News, Twilight, Writing

Rob Encounter at the Hotel Cafe

Howdy! I know this isn’t my normal day and I promised you a Marcus post but don’t worry that will still be coming.  He will get the respect he deserves Wednesday. I just thought you all might like to get this breaking news as soon as possible!

Saturday was the second Marcus Foster show at the Hotel Cafe but what is even more cool was that Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Sam Bradley were there as well. Sam was there Friday also, but more on that later. Here’s how it all went down…

Maggie and I and our friends were just enjoying the evening, listening to music. I was pretty chill since I had done the whole scope out the place yesterday to no avail. I didn’t see anybody with Marcus before he played, which did seem a little odd compared to Friday night but not abnormal. Maggie decides to do a “loop” of the place. I wasn’t that worried about it, I did the same thing the night before to no avail. She comes back (I guess, I never saw her) and my friend is telling me I need to go to the bathroom. I immediately knew why but couldn’t get myself to go. It felt weird, too much an invasion of his privacy. But of course, I went. I didn’t want to kick myself later.

On my way to the back, there was a huge crowd of people. Mind you, I had no idea where he was just somewhere on

Imagine seeing this from the front, side, whatever!

the path to the bathroom. I saw him slumped next to the wall in the hallway wearing the ever popular black and grey plaid flannel.I want to say that we had eye contact at this point. But it’s a hazy experience and I was a bit out of it at the moment. But there’s  a really good possibility that we did. (giggles)  I kept going towards the bathroom but there was a line so I came back out and found a spot along the hallway wall. A little behind Rob and across from him. It was then that I noticed Kristen standing in front of him.

They were just enjoying the music, no one bothered them. They were just standing near each other. Maggie and our friends came up behind me and started saying something to me. I have no idea what, I shushed them so quick. My heart was racing, and I was just trying to stand there all nonchalant and enjoy the music. I have no idea what Marcus was playing at this point but I could see Rob from my peripheral. It was then that I noticed the black beanie and the beard. It wasn’t out of control, just an average length beard. Kristen was texting someone and her phone was lighting  up the darkened hallway.

Another friend of mine comes by and asks why I left. I had tried to tell her before but she just wasn’t getting it, so I left to find Rob myself. It’s every woman for themselves at that point. I’m not standing around trying to get you the info and  miss my chance! I told her I had to go to the bathroom and she’s saying, “No, you didn’t”. I quickly pull her out of the hallway. I was so not having that convo right next to Rob!!!! She had no idea he was there and then went back in to see him.  Then we sat out  in the main entrance room by the “Private” door for the musicians. A couple of minutes later, Rob comes around the corner and into the room a mere foot away from me. He was moving quickly followed by Kristen, Sam and another friend of their’s.

That was it. The encounter was over. They left with what we could only hope would be a hassle-free exit. It wasn’t until I ran into Maggie later that I found out what happened when I left the hallway…

Maggie’s daughter was with us that night.  She was brave enough to go up to Kristen and ask her if she could buy her a drink!!!!  According to Maggie, her daughter and my friend, Kristen looked at Rob then told her daughter,”No thanks. I’m good.” They all had a giggle after that. Rob, Kristen and company, I mean. I was so sad to have missed The Giggle!!!!! But seeing Rob in motion was enough for me. I was just bummed that it was Kristen that was drinking from a bottle and not Rob!

Hope you all enjoyed that little glimpse into the evening! Sorry there are no pics from this night. But I really feel it’s inappropriate and rude to take pics of someone enjoying the night on their personal time. Besides, it was so dark a flash would have blinded us all! We all let them continue enjoying their night even though I’m sure they knew why a whole slew of people kept walking past! It’s just being considerate and I’m sure they greatly appreciate that.

UPDATE: there were a few pics from that night. Apparently, it wasn’t as pap-free as we hoped. This pic was from Robsessed.


And don’t forget to come back Wednesday to show Marcus some love!


Filed under Because I CAN!, britpack music, Freaking Out, it's true, RA News, Rob Pattinson, Rob's Mates

Wandering…through Twilight Giggles!

It’s the middle of the week and I had the blues. Let me get my harmonica out and play you a tune. Just kidding, but I was in need of some cheering up this week. (Having a pulled muscle for 2 months puts a damper on your life.) But I was in desperate need to kick these feelings. I have a Britpack show (or two) to go to this weekend! Yep, gonna see Marcus Foster perform and I will  update you all next week on the whole adventure. So I headed for tumblr (surprise, surprise) to look at Robporn and get me back to my happy place. What I found had me lit’rally laughing my ass off and I hope you to do too!

Who would have thought Edward was into the gangsta music? Rob, yes. Edward, even more surprising!

That’s funny ’cause I call mine Woody! 😉


hehe, Daddy’s not gonna like that!

James, can I get a copy of that?


Now that’s what I call an unfortunate head. (snickers)

Oh no he didn’t!

I kind of miss the fake lesbians! lol

And as far as newsworthy, how about the teaser trailer for BD2? It’s definitely a tease!

Now we just need the much anticipated Cosmopolis teaser!

Hope those put a smile on your face! And don’t forget to come back next Wednesday for an update on my Britpack Adventures. Especially since this man was seen out and about in LA yesterday 😉


Thanks to Twilight Humor and Iluvmormonvampires for the funnies!


Filed under Because he gives us a Reason to smile., Just For Shizz and Giggles, RA News, Twilight, Wandering

Wandering…Lips, BD style!

I promised you guys a couple of weeks back some Wandering Breaking Dawn lips. And what a better week to do it than now when so many of you are getting your own copies of the DVD!! (Sorry Germany, but the 29th will be here before you know it!) So grab your shamanties, get your lips ready and have a cold drink nearby….we’re going in!!!

Let’s start with this handsome guy jumping into your bedroom window the night before the wedding.

Next we have the longest, most inappropriate wedding kiss ever. But who could blame the girl? I wouldn’t want to stop kissing him either!

Holy HALE!!! If this is just the wedding I don’t know if I’ll survive the honeymoon!!! Those luscious lips…GAH.

Our next stop is Lapa. Instead of dancing in the streets, I think kissing is much better!

Who’s ready for a swim? Don’t take too long, ladies!

*Wet & Wild baby!* UNF!

I think we’re all um, prepared for the Honeymoon now. Don’t you agree? Hope you all make it 😉

I think we need a little bit of a cool down to help us acclimate to the real world.


Oh sorry! I said a cool down, didn’t I? Well how about a really sad but romantic kiss. Don’t worry, I’ll  follow up with something steamy!

No words

And a special treat for you…Breaking Dawn 2 kissing!

I almost think this is better than watching the movie. All our favorite parts are right here! Okay, maybe not. But these are pretty darn inspiring!


BEL AMI HAS A US RELEASE DATE! Mark your calendars, ladies. June 8th 2012. Let’s just hope this is the same for our Canadian sisters as well!

I'm ready to curl up with this!


Thank you MidNight Cougar and tumblr for all the steamy gifs!!


Filed under Bel Ami, Breaking Dawn, Edward A M Cullen, oh lalala, RA News, Rob Pattinson, Shamwow anyone?, Wandering

Wandering…Around the World News

That’s right folks! We have news from around the world today! I thought for sure we would be having a bit of a drought but it seems that Rob had another idea in mind, little Rob snippets to help us get through the week. Thanks hun, we do appreciate it 🙂

Our journey this week starts off in New York City. Rob left LA and was spotted in NYC doing a little shopping.

That's right baby, we're looking at YOU!

Did you know it was cheaper to go shopping there compared to LA? Well, that’s the story that’s going around. Rob was also spotted in New York with Dean.

It's okay Dean. They're keeping their distance.

And whenever I see Dean, or bodyguards in general, I think there must be some work to be done! The rumor for this one is a Cosmopolis photo shoot. That would be frickin awesome!!! But we need to take it with a grain of salt because there has been NO confirmation.  😦

Tell us what you're up to, baby.

Whatever Rob was up to in New York didn’t last very long. The next day he was on his way to Paris. And has been spotted at various fashion type things. And we all know how much Rob loves fashion!

But at least he looks like he’s enjoying himself!

How drunk are you, Rob? hehe

But the most newsworthy thing I heard that came from Paris was this. Rob met with Paul McCartney and is rumored to be in talks with him on a new film project. An ANIMATED film project. In which Rob would play Wirral the Squirrel.

Yes, Paul McCartney wrote this children’s book and is in works to make an animated film.

I don’t know why, but I really want this one to be true!!! Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher and love to read (so adding this to my collection). Or maybe because it’s a G rated cartoon I can watch while at work. And my niece and nephews can finally watch their Uncle Rob Robert Pattinson on the big screen.  I don’t know, but I’m a little giddy just thinking about it! It will probably come out in theaters before I ever see this movie:

Yep, that’s a new clip of Bel Ami. VERY newsworthy!! And it looks like a few more countries have release dates now. So yeah for you!! Sorry, US residents, still no official release for us yet. I really want someone to make a vid with all the clips in order so that it will feel like I’m seeing the movie.

Here’s to hoping there will be more info to come!


What are you looking forward to? Any Rob news that made you feel like a giddy schoolgirl? And who gets to see Bel Ami in the theaters? *sigh*

Thanks to robsessed  and  tumblr (my new addiction) for the pics.


Filed under Bel Ami, RA News, Rob Pattinson

Wandering…through Bel Ami News

Yes, you read that right. It’s news time here at RA with your Wandering Reporter, RFM. I’m kinda like a roving reporter,  just much more laid back! And I’m sure you know the only thing happening in Robland  this past week is Bel Ami. So let’s do this news quickie style. I know, that’s blasphemous when it comes to Rob. I promise next time we’ll do it nice and slow. 😉

The news first started last week when Rob emerged from hiding at LAX on his way to Berlin. And almost more newsworthy was his buttonless shirt!

I just want to rip ALL the buttons off! UNF

Rob landed in Berlin to do the Bel Ami Press Conference where he tells us that Declan Donellan  told him not to have a six-pack for this movie. Shouldn’t that be Rob’s dream job come true? But he sounds kind of self conscience about it.

No worries, baby! Look how far you've come (twss)

Next, Rob was onto the Red Carpet. He posed with his costars and checked out their um, assets.

Every time, Rob. Every. Time.

Spent time signing autographs and taking pictures with his adoring fans,

Rob, it's a camera. You can do it! You used mine!

And even flashed the paparazzi.

Rob!!!! We want to SEE!!!

Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly what he was doing!  Then he signed this awesome pic and went in to enjoy the movie with his family. AWKWARD, anyone?

Then the reviews started coming and most of them weren’t very nice. Some bad words kept slipping through.

Yep, that’s right. Those words were Twilight, Edward Cullen and Twihards. They even started Christina Ricci calling us that. Luckily, the reviews started to get better and the fan reviews are even more awesome!

After that whirlwind weekend, Rob headed home with some pants that are MOST newsworthy.

So that’s the low down in Robland. Not sure when our next newscast will be. It depends on how deep in hiding Rob goes and if anyone can find a new story. And yes, I know about other Rob pictures that emerged this week. But we don’t need to know where Rob lives or what he does in his down time.


Thanks to Maggie, for reminding me about this! Please help the US/Canada areas see this movie. Even if you’re not from those areas please like this page. The more noise we make about this, the better all of our chances are to see this movie!

The objective is simple: We WANT Bel Ami in the US!!

If a grassroots campaign to get Betty White on SNL via Facebook worked for them, we’re hoping it will work for us.




Until next time,


Any favorite tidbits from the Bel Ami weekend? Who’s with me in demolishing the rest of Rob’s ragged clothes? I’m sure we can make it worth his while!


Filed under Bel Ami, RA News, Rob Pattinson