Sunday, August 30, 2009

Fanvid, by Whitlock-Cullen

Um...yeah. So I have a bit of a thing for fan-made videos. YouTube is such a time suck for me because I can go from one Pride & Prejudice vid right into the next, and six hours know.

So when I got a PM from Whitlock-Cullen saying she'd made a fanvid? Oh my heck - yeah, I was a little excited.

I think she did a great job with the footage she had! And of course, "Halo" is the perfect song for these boys. Thank you SO MUCH!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Twigasm podcast records Friday night

This is the last call for questions for Katie Starfish on the Twigasm podcast. My segment will be recorded tomorrow evening (Friday). I am excited and anxious! But I talked to Christina on Skype last night and she is just as adorable when she's talking *to* you, as she is on the podcast. Really, really looking forward to the experience, and to answering some of your questions!

Support Stacie auction update

The Support Stacie author threads are being added to the forums. You can find my thread here (all threads are currently locked), with a description of what I am offering for the auction. Please check out all the other generous individuals, as well, who are donating their time and talents to this very worthy cause.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Support Stacie auction

I have volunteered my writing skillz to support the upcoming Support Stacie auction. If you aren't familiar with Stacie's story, please click here to read about her and about the reason for the auction.

The timeline for the September auction is as follows (all times are Central Daylight):

-Friday, September 4th – Deadline for author registration forms
-Friday, September 11th, 11:59pm – Auction opens
-Monday, September 14th, 7:00-10:00pm – Auction ends (Twilight auction closes at 7:00 p.m.)

Here is the link to the auction forums, where the threads for each author will be posted.

What is being auctioned? From the site:

The Author Auctions, which began in September 2008, allow fandom authors to put themselves on the auction block, donating their time in order to raise funds for Stacie to receive medical treatment. Authors are committing to donating their time to the winning bidder by accepting the winning bidder’s writing challenge. (Details on the Authors’ obligations can be found HERE.)

We are not selling fanfic. We are asking authors to continue to do what they have been doing – write public domain fanfic with all rights continuing to belong to the original copyright holders. The only difference is that in this case, the winning bidder is able to stipulate a writing challenge for their favorite author. As with all fanfiction, Support Stacie does not make any legal claims regarding the ownership of any fanfiction which results from these auctions.

Support Stacie is not a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization as defined by the U.S. tax codes. Unfortunately, our tax attorney and accountant have both informed us that it is impossible to obtain non-profit status for an organization which benefits only one individual, even when it is not for personal gain or profit. We do have the ability for a few large donations to be routed through a non-profit organization in order to obtain tax credit for the donor, should the need arise. However the auction donations as a whole are not tax-deductible.

This is my first time participating in the auctions; in the spring, the Twilight fandom raised more money for Stacie than any other fandom in the auction.

I hope you will consider bidding on on or more of your favourite authors! :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Questions for starfish422? Ask them on Twigasm!

I will be appearing on the next episode of the Twigasm podcast! The Twigasmic group of hosts - Christina, Moi, Nina and Alice - have put the word out asking for questions...for me! If you have any questions you've been dying to ask, please email them to and I'll do my best to answer them!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wedding images

Here are some photos of the wedding goodness. Planning this wedding was seriously the most fun I've had in ages. :)

The wedding music

The song to which Edward and Jasper each walk down the aisle: "Songbird" by Eva Cassidy

The song Kathleen sings, accompanied by Ashton: "Halo" by Beyonce (sorry, embedding disabled).
Kathleen's version is more soulful, less poppy.

Herbie Hancock's "Cantaloupe Island", which plays during the cocktail hour at the reception:

Jasper and Edward's first song, though the version in the story is the studio version - which I simply could not find on YouTube:

Their second song, "Angels" by Robin Thicke (from Robin's site, so no embedding).

And the final song, of course, has already been linked here - it was the first song posted on my blog. :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's almost time...

I promised to give a heads-up a few days before OTT Chapter 30, aka The Wedding, was to be posted; that way, those who want to get their own celebration ready - cake, champers, whatever - would have time to do so.

Well, the time has come, the Walrus said, to speak of...having a wedding. Chapter 30 will be posted on Wednesday evening, around 9 pm Eastern. I hope that's sufficient time for everyone!

"See" you then! xoxo

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Wedding previews

Here are a few tidbits for the upcoming Chapter 30. I apologize that it's taking so ridiculously long to write - I had to plan the entire darn wedding first. LOL

Invitations (click to view full-size)!

The cake and centerpiece, which, when combined with the invitations, should give you some idea of the color scheme:

Friday, August 7, 2009

If you liked it then you should-a put a ring on it... he did. :)

Big, happy response from readers to Chapter 29 - yay! Many have commented on the proposal, particularly the ring. I have a picture of what the ring looks like:

Now, the ring in the pic has a yellow gold inlay and it's a polished finish. The ring E got J has a platinum inlay and is a matte satin finish. The ring is 4 mm wide. So the band is like this one:

Plus the three princess-cut diamonds (I just could not make Jasper say that his engagement ring had princess diamonds, LOL. He called them "square).

Coincidentally, the ring in photo 2 is their wedding band. They will each wear two 4mm rings. :)

Jasper will get E an engagement ring as well; same band, different setting:

Hope you like! :)

Over The Top invites you to a wedding reception!

So, a reader named Diane (faite-comme-moi) mentioned in her Ch 29 review that she was going to get a piece of cake and a purdy dress to wear when she reads the wedding chapter. I think this is a stellar idea, and made a suggestion of my own. I asked Diane to go ahead and post her idea on the OTT thread on Twilighted:

When I told Katie that I was picking out a dress to wear while reading Chapter 30 and was planning on getting a slice of cake from the bakery as well, she thought that was a 'stellar' idea that should be shared on the thread.

Katie said she could send a day's warning in advance of posting the Chapter so we could all coordinate. I think having several hundred virtual witness to their wedding sounds like the best way to show our love to these boys.

Who's with me?

And on which side of the aisle will you want to sit?

Sound good? Cake and champers to celebrate the nuptials? Please join us! I will post here, on the Twilighted thread and on Twitter (link to my Twitter page is in the sidebar) a day or two before the the chapter gets posted to give everyone time to prepare!