Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Edwards and Jaspers and confusion...oh my!

Oy. So, merging elements from two different stories may *look* easy (heh) but it’s not so much. There have been many questions asked in the reviews for Chapter 5. Rather than waiting for the Chapter 6 author's note I'd like to answer them here (sooner rather than later).

Deep Dish takes place after the conclusion of both Over the Top and House of Cards – everything that happened in those two stories exists in the history of Deep Dish. I promise I won’t have to wrap your brains around anything new or “non-canon” (again: heh) from those stories. Yes, the Edward Cullen and Jasper Whitlock in OTT are, of course, completely separate from the Edward Masen/Cullen and Jasper in HoC. Yes, that has the potential to be confusing, but your humble author has given this some forethought. I know how I’ll deal with it. I promise it won’t be as circus-y or messy as you may be anticipating; it’s actually quite straightforward. :)

(Is it simply the names? If they didn’t have the same names would it be easier to make the leap? If so, let’s just think of OTT Edward and Jasper as Beautiful and Kas from now on, okee?)

Also: this story is not about Edward and Jasper, from *either* of the two preceding fics. This is about Jack, Jacey, Ashton, Mike, Karl, Nicolas (a picture of whom is below, btw) and some other characters we haven’t met yet. If you’ll trust that I have thought this through and that everything will be explained (and I swear it won’t require the use of a diagram, LOL – I have no intention of making anything so difficult) I promise I’ll see you through to the other side.

Please don't hesitate to PM me if you would like further clarification on anything.

Also - a reader pointed out that I should have included a spoiler warning before telling the synopsis of House of Cards. Absolutely correct, and I'm normally much more vigilant about that sort of thing. I have corrected the Chapter 5 text now to include the spoiler alert. I apologize for ruining HoC for you.

Heeeeeeere's Nicolas:

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Over The Top recommended on Diary of a Fic Fiend

Thanks to Green Puma for rec'ing Over The Top! :) Always nice to come across these little tidbits and read that someone has enjoyed one of my stories!

Of Slums and Sultans recommended on Robnipulations

Doesn't Robnipulations sound pornographic? Like it's about Rob's nipples? Sadly, it's not. :) It's actually a blog of some hot/some hilarious manips involving teh RPattz.

They gave a shout out for OSAS, what, almost two months ago and I just came across it!

Thanks so much, women! :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Day Old Hate, by City and Colour

I've mentioned before how much I adore Dallas Green, aka City and Colour. Chapter 5 of Deep Dish is draws from his song Day Old Hate:

Song lyrics | Day Old Hate lyrics

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nishe, by Muse

One of my readers was unable to find Nishe by Muse, the song to which Jacey strips for Jack in the DD outtake. I can't allow that to continue. :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Greetings

As the year draws to a close and many of us prepare to enjoy holiday celebrations, I want to extend my warmest thanks and good wishes to everyone with whom I've become acquainted in the TwiFandom in the last year. It has been my pleasure to read your work, share mine with you and receive your reviews and questions, emails and PMs.

I wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday with the ones you love, and much happiness in the year to come.

Your Starfishy,

Katie :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Yeehaw, Cowboy

In case you don't follow me on teh Twitter, here's part of my writing inspiration for Deep Dish Chapter 4:

And actually, I didn't tweet this one. Meet Mike Newton:

(Pleasant dreams)

Upcoming PPSS Author Interviews: Starfish & EJ Santry

If you follow the Perv Pack Smut Shack, you may have seen their interview series "The Good, The Bad and The Pervy", wherein Twific authors interview each other, asking questions they choose and questions sent in by readers and some other fun stuff.

In late January I will be teaming up with Bethie (EJ Santry). We'll play 20 Questions, "List Your Top 5"...maybe Seven Minutes in Heaven...? If you have any questions for me or for Beth, you can tweet them to me, @starfish422 or Bethie, @ejsantry. You can also email me, starfish422 @ or complete this web form; they will be sent directly to us!

Starfish422's Lemonshot recommendation on the PPSS

I wrote a contribution for the Perv Pack's Smut Shack's weekly "LemonShot" feature. Have a look to read about one of my favourite Twific lemons!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Deep Dish recommended on The Fictionators

I'm all tingly and happy because The Fictionators reviewed Deep Dish!! :D Thanks to mia chicas Shannon and Beth for your lovely words! Biggest smooches.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

OTT mentioned on PIC's Fanfic Corner

Thank you to the lovely Tilly Whitlock for recommending Over The Top, and to jadedandboring for rec'ing it to Tilly Whitlock. Even several months after I completed the story, I still have more traffic on that story on a daily basis than my others combined. It delights me no end to see the love for Beautiful and Kas! :)

Deep Dish recommended on Fornication Station

Miztrezboo gave Deep Dish a lovely recommendation oh the Fornication Station fanfic blog. Thank you so much, boo! :)