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The Daily Fanfiction Updates is a newsletter post that give SVM fans information about what is happening in the SVM and True Blood Fanfiction World.  Here you will find news and tidbits, contests and challenges information, and recent fanfiction highlights.  These updates posts are all inclusive and not only focused on Fanfiction.net.  If you would like to be included in the next update here are ways to contact me:
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    Blogger note: Hi folks! This week's confession is in a bit of a different style than the rest and that's because this confessor is a different type of fanfic addict. For those who have read my confession (it's my About Me page), then you may have read the bit about how I started fanfiction by reading Sookie/Quinn stories. Being open to different kinds of pairings is how I came across this writer early on. APearle first fic is a Quinn story, WereTiger Origins, and to celebrate how she dares to take on a different type of SVM story, her confession interview is in a unique style. So with a Tiger roar, allow me to introduce you to APerle ...

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    Hi my name is APearle and I'm a SVM addict ...


    What was your first fanfiction story?

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    The first fanfiction story I ever read was After Effects by SumFatChic. I had to actually look at my 'favorites added list' to figure this out because I have read so many, but it all came back to me. I first found fanfiction because I, unlike most SVM fans, adore and want to mate with Quinn the weretiger. So, I was searching the web for Quinn and SVM and found that story. From then on I was sucked into the world of fanfiction, not only Quinn stories (there are very very few of them) and not only SVM stories. I branched off into reading anime ff because of a fellow SVM writer that also writes anime ff, Obsidians.

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    Thanks to all who submitted recommendations for FanFictastic Friday! This feature is open to all fics so please feel free to share your favs of any fic. Keep the recommendations coming! Click here, for info on Fanfictastic Friday.

    Stories recommended in this post:  Allegro by ChiisaiKitty; Caetera Desunt: The Rest is Wanting by Morgan5318; Domino Effect by Stealingdreams; Flax Blvd by SibylVaneVamp; Instincts by Evenflo78 (True Blood); Once Upon a Screen by Blueiris; Picking Up the Pieces by Stealingdreams; The Ribbon Lindsay K; and Til Now by Zhivago3
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    The Daily Fanfiction Updates is a newsletter post that give SVM fans information about what is happening in the SVM and True Blood Fanfiction World.  Here you will find news and tidbits, contests and challenges information, and recent fanfiction highlights.  These updates posts are all inclusive and not only focused on Fanfiction.net.  If you would like to be included in the next update here are ways to contact me:
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      SibylVane Vamp, Bloodsucker815, and Huntley presents
      The First Blood Contest

      Write a story about Eric Northman’s first kill. It could be about a vampire out of control with hunger, a human at war, a surgeon who loses a patient on the table or whatever your imagination dreams up! Creativity is encouraged so think outside the box!



      This contest is officially closed.  Click "Read More" or scroll down to find all the contest entries and winner information.



      Contest Information

      For more info, please visit the profile page: www.fanfiction.net/u/2501525/FirstBloodContest AND the blog firstbloodcontest.blogspot.com. The blog will be a source for contest news and updated material.  And if you are on Twitter, you can follow the contest via @ericsfirstblood.





      This is a recommendations post where I ask readers to recommend stories around a particular topic.  In the Four Star General post we pooled together fics set during war-time.  For this post, I asked for Vampire Sookie. 

      Recently I started a story called Queen Sookie by GajinVamp.  While not my first Vampire Sookie story, it left me wondering are there any others out in the SVM World.  Here's what I found out.

      Fics with stars («) next to them have multiple recommendations. The star represents the number of recommendations for that story.
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      Many thanks to everyone who participated in this post.


      *Anna Paquin photo details are unknown. The background is Dark Ally by Hideyoshi.



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      For the third installment of the SVM Addicts Take On, I asked my group of lovely fanfiction addicts if they had an idea for a topic they wanted to tackle.  I got plenty of good ideas but there was one that happened to stick out. 

      Of all the characters in the SVM and True Blood Universe, Pamela Ravenscroft is conveyed nearly the same in the books and show.  I mean there are some discrepancies ... *ahem* like the last name change ... but for the most part, you can picture Pam on True Blood saying the same phrases in any of the books.

      So for this post, we thought we'd do a play on Pam's quotes.  We are highlighting how she's portrayed in fanfiction, in canon and on the show. In this post:


      » That Pam: Fics with Memorable Pams
      » That's What She Said: Favorite Pam Quotes
      » Pam's Top 10 Reasons Why She's On Team Eric

      Pam was dressed, as always, in sort of middle-class anonymous clothes. This evening it was a pair of winter white knit pants and a blue sweater. Her blond hair was shining, straight and loose, down her back. She looked like Alice in Wonderland with fangs. - Club Dead

      *The drawing of Pam is by Kittrose at DeviantArt. Her artwork is awesome. I also have it featured in the About Me section of this blog.
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      Thanks to all who submitted recommendations for FanFictastic Friday! This feature is open to all fics so please feel free to share your favs of any fic. Keep the recommendations coming! Click here, for info on Fanfictastic Friday.

      Stories recommended in this post:  Back Beat by Chiisai Kitty; Dead Hearts Still Feel by Nox-Alatus; Dead or Alive by Honeypop; Final chance by ericsminion; Law & Order Shreveport by kjwrit; Meet the Moon by YoungBoho (True Blood); Miss Supernatural' by Jan of Arc; Only for Tonight DejaVu and Then Some  by Miss Construed; Sign Here , Sign There by Lindsay K; Tense & Release' by YogaGal; The Devil is in the Details by Northman Maille; The Strength Found Within by JanofArc
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      Blogger note: Now afalcone10 is the youngest SVM fanfic addict of the group. Well that I know of because .. well I don't know all of our ages. But anyways, don't let the age fool you, she's also the youngest writer in SVM in the 1,000 Year Old Viking Club with over 2,000 reviews to her very popular story Dead to My World. That's very impressive considering she started publishing this story in this January. She's definitely a SVM record setter in the group and I'm very proud to introduce her SVM addiction to you all. So with a bit of flair, allow me to introduce you to afalcone10 ...

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      Hi my name is afalcone10 and I'm a SVM addict ... *awkwardly waves and adjusts name tag*

      What was the first fanfiction story you read?

      I had to look this up on my alert list … but I'm pretty sure the first fanfic I read was Changing It All by FODforever. It's the first story I alerted, favorited, and loved too! The only thing that annoys me is that I'm trying to remember how the heck I wandered upon this little gem, and I keep coming up blank. Maybe it updated the day I first looked at FanFiction, and I just clicked a button? GAH. Anyway, what I DO know is that this is the fanfic I always turn to when there hasn't been a lot of updates with the other stories I follow. Truth. You never forget your first ;)

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      • Contests: Don't forget to vote! Visit the Contests and Challenges section to vote for your favorites Dead to the World book cover and Age of Eric fic entry.  Also, if you are looking for one to enter, the Seven Deadly Sins contest is still going strong.
      SVM Blog News
      • The Sookieverse on LiveJournal: Coming soon ... like tomorrow. Is a new Sookieverse community. That's right guys, there's more than just the one on Fanfiction. In this case, a group of SVM writers who are on Livejournal.com have come together to create TheSookieverse @ LiveJournal. I should have more info in the next updates post.
      • SVM Universe: Since I'm pimping communities, I thought I'd add that the SVM Universe that we've all have become familiar with on Ning has a new home.  Check out the new and improved SVM Universe and join in the fun.

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        • Pulled Fics: Recently, an SVM story was pulled from fanfiction.net, Comic Con Connections by Lubadub. Rest assured that this story is not lost to the SVM fandom and can be found on her new blog http://lubadub.wordpress.com/ and on EricNorthman.net.

          If you know of anymore pulled fics, let me know and I will be sure to deliver the news. Check out the Fanfiction page on this blog for more information.
        • Fic Teasers: There were lots good teasers on Monday so I've included the Monday Teasers section as a part of todays post.
        • Contests: This week two contests ended and the voting period began. Visit the Contests and Challenges section to vote for your favorites.
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          Happy Friday 13th!
          • Sookie is Dead: Yep .. that's right. I'm looking for your favorite Vampire Sookie fics.  Whether she was turned or the story starts out that way, what are some good ones. You can recommend up until August 20th, and I will post all recommendations on Sunday, August 22nd.  Click here for more details.
          • Contest & Challenges News: Just two more days until August 15th and a couple of entry deadlines are looming.  Check out the Contests and Challenges to get information.  And don't forget to read and review the fics that have already been submitted.

          SVM Blog News
          • Interviews of Fanfic Authors: Check out the newest interview with LindsayK. This blog by smittenskitten focuses on fanfic writers, mainly SVM.  Other interviews include BeatlechickSteph, Lubadub, greenlemons, and Missus T.  

          Fic Spoilers
          • While asking for fic spoilers, teasers, etc on Twitter, I bumped into my good friend, Lubadub, and of course ... she had something for me.  Lubadub was recently bit by the writing bug and she has two stories.  One a Night Huntress series story teased last Monday in the Teaser Thread. The other is a SVM fic inspired by Christina Aguilera's song Sex for Breakfast.  Click here for a little tease and if you like, go to the Fanfiction Highlights section for the link to the one-shot.
          If you would like to post fic spoiler or have fanfiction news highlighted here, contact me.

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            More contest news to report.  It was noted yesterday but I thought I'd mention it in this section today.  The Seven Deadly Sins Contest entry deadline has been extended to September 1.  That means, if you were thinking about entering in this contest, you have a few more weeks.  So check it out.

            Also in contest news, The Age of Eric Contest is close to wrapping up and then we will find out the voting details.  So if you are still writing your fic, get thee story to your beta; and for spectators, start reading and reviewing if you haven't already. Click here for details.

            I don't have any spoilers today but if you would like to post fic spoiler or have fanfiction news highlighted here, contact me.

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              In yesterday's Daily Updates post I spoke about Crossover Fics and a few to check out.  But I forgot to mention one that was sitting right in my Fanfiction Highlights section, Wife Swap

              Heroes and Hitman and Wife Swap are SVM/Night Huntress Series crossover stories.  Here's a recap taken from chapter 1 of Wife Swap that explains both stories (Note: I removed some spoilers):

              "In Heroes and Hitmen, Cat and Bones travel to New Orleans to stop a contracted hit on the vampire king of Louisiana, Eric Northman. The suspected hit is to take place at Eric's annual Dracula Night Party. To help identify the hitmen at the party, Bones gives Sookie additional telepathic powers through a blood exchange conducted in Eric's home office. Wife Swap continues the story, picking up the action a few nights after the Dracula Night Party."

              Norcrisp is composed of writers Tradermare, KristienElizabeth and Lanyap.  And the Night Huntress Series stories are written by Jeaniene Frost.

              If you would like to post fic spoiler or have fanfiction news highlighted here, contact me.

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                In a special Fic Spotlight, I'd like to bring attention to fics that many of us don't get a chance to look at unless we follow a writer who has one ... Crossover Fics.  

                Currently, there are 20 crosses for SVM and other fandom; including Twilight, Night Huntress, Generation Kill and RockNRolla (those who follow me on Twitter know how much I love this movie) to name a few.  Not to be outdone, there are 48 crosses for True Blood and other fandom

                The True Blood category has some wild crosses for instance there's fics with the Ninja Turtles, Newsies and the Tudors.  One particular crossover is from the Nutella Pusher herself, pixiegiggles. She recently published a story that crosses True Blood with Supernatural called, Monsters Have Feelings Too. This fic involves Pam and Dean where we join Pam towards the end of True Blood season 2 and Dean around Supernatural season 4-ish.

                Not a stranger to the crossover realm, pixiegiggles worked with youbettago to collaborate on Cheap Sunglasses which is a SVM and Generation Kill crossover that features Amelia and Ray.

                So if you are looking for new fics to read, or wanting to challenge your writing; check out out the crossovers.

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                There will be no Fic Spoilers today so that you can enjoy the Monday Teasers if you haven't done so already.  The spoilers will be back tomorrow so, if you would like your fic spoiler or news highlighted here, contact me.

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                  Happy Monday!  If you are a writer, don't forget to add your teaser to the Monday Teasers thread on The Sookieverse forum on Fanfiction.net today.  I will post the first teaser in tomorrow's update.

                  If you are planning to enter any of the four contests or challenges that currently accepting entries, please note that quite a few end on Sunday, August 15th.  Check out the Contests and Challenges for more details.

                  If you would like to post fic spoiler or have fanfiction news highlighted here, contact me.

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                    Thanks to all who submitted recommendations for FanFictastic Friday! This feature is open to all fics so please feel free to share your favs of any fic. Keep the recommendations coming! Click here, for info on Fanfictastic Friday.

                    Stories recommended in this post:  A Matter of Trust by quietruby (Twilight); A Smarter Sookie by Sophie Myst; Dead or Alive, the Honeymoon by Honeypop; Discovering Beauty by laurielove (Harry Potter); Fangtasia Stories by Honeypop; Fated by Mortia; Halo Effect  Missus T; Movie Night by Kjwrit; Second Chances   Northman Gril; Shelter from the Storm by Missus T; and The Vampire's Assistant by Makesmyheadspin



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                    I did it .. the very first Infamous Gracious Plenty was posted yesterday: The Professor That Sets Your Flesh on Fire.  I am very happy to report that FarDareisMai2 loved the post and it inspired her to start working on outtake for House of Flesh on Fire! *whispers* Did you know that this story is just 4 reviews away from 2,500 reviews?

                    In other news, the Age of Eric's contest entry deadline has been extended to August 15th, click here for the updated information on theSookieverse.com. That makes three contests that have the same due date.  Be sure to the Contests and Challenges section to get more info on the on-going contests.  *whispers* The Seven Deadly Sins Contest still doesn't have any entries. So check them out.

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                      Most of us have never had the luxury of having a professor that was as pleasing on the eyes as Professor Northman in college. Heck, for my first 2 years in undergrad, I was a math major and I am sorry to say that Dr. Akingbehin and Dr. Shirley just didn't get me so excited to attend class and watch them work out algorithms on the board.

                      Luckily there's House of Flesh on Fire's Professor Eric Northman to ponder. Similar to all the Infamous Gracious Plenty (Infamous GP) posts, I will do a rendering of the character using my Photoshop skills. On the right is my image interpretation of the Professor. At first I wanted to go all abstract and incorporate the Professor somehow with Robert Herrick, the poet who wrote the poem FDM used to name the story; but unfortunately that proved to be a bit more difficult and prolonged this post. Instead what I've come up with is a realistic image of a professor that Sookie may have come across in the English Department at her school. I used this and this as inspiration. I have no idea who those guys are but they helped me bring our Professor to life. *The photo of Alexander Skarsgard is from a GQ Man of the Year event in 2009.

                      Now the image is out of the way ... let's talk about him.



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                      Do you recall a post called the Infamous Gracious Plenty?  Well I'm just a day or two away from posting the very first Infamous GP. So keep checking back for the new post, or subscribe to this blog to have the memorable Eric delivered to your inbox.

                      Fic Spoilers
                      • Jan of Arc is currently working on a new fic called Breaking Down the Walls.  Click on the title to find out about the new agoraphobic Eric.  Jan of Arc is known for creating uniquely different characters for her stories. Check out her story about Robotic Sookie called Eric and the Real Girl. You can find Jan stories on LiveJournal.com, EricNorthman.net, and Fanfiction.net. Note: Not all her stories are on fanfiction and you have to friend her to see them on LiveJournal.
                      • Check out SlackerDee's Secrets That Kill and It's Your Song. She tells me that something big is going to happen. Both stories feature a Sookie and Alcide pairing and are expected to update soon, if not already.
                      If you would like to post fic spoiler or have fanfiction news highlighted here, contact me.

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                        I'm still working to improve this daily fanfiction "newsletter" of sorts so if you have any suggestions on items you'd like to see, contact me.  

                        Check out the changes to the Contests and Challenges section and spread the word about the awesome contests and challenges happening in the SVM Universe.

                        SVM Blog News
                        • Fangtabulous & Fangalicious Fics: Check out this new blog by SouthernLady23, Ecantadora, tbens, and JessBelle. A very cool SVM/TB fic recommendation blog where all their rec's are labeled and categorized by type and genre. This makes it easy if you are looking for say "a romance fang fic" like Eric by DeeDeeINFJ.  Click here to go to the Fang Fics (for short) home page and get a complete list of fanged fics.

                        There will be no Fic Spoilers today so that you can enjoy the Monday Teasers if you haven't done so already.  The spoilers will be back tomorrow so, if you would like your fic spoiler or news highlighted here, contact me.

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                          Blogger Note: The sweetest fanfic addict from the Dominic Republic is here to confess her fanfiction addiction. I first met Lani on the Sookie Tangler boards and was so glad when she joined many of the SVM fans over on Twitter. Talking with her about SVM is pretty cool because she really knows canon. It is her fav to read as you will find out in the the interview below. BUT before you go check out what she has to say about her confession ... Lani has two stories on SVM that you should check out Picture Frame (one-shot) and The Dead and All the Dying (multi-chapter). Both involve vampires and offer an interesting take on Sookie and Eric. Check 'em out. Ok now that my pimping is out of the way ... allow me to introduce you to LaniLani ...

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                          Hi my name is LaniLani and I'm a SVM addict...



                          What was the first fanfiction story you read?

                          I can’t remember how I ended up reading Now That's What I Call An AfterParty by PleasantlyWeird as my first FF; this one was very shocking, with lots of ESN and I remember turning all shades of crimson while I read this late at night. Later I tried another story, Dead Man's Hand by PrincessStayPuff which I really, really loved, I was so amazed by the twist in this AH story.

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                          It's been a while since I've posted a Daily Fanfiction Updates post, as real life has been keeping me extremely busy this past few weeks. Now that the summer is officially winding down and we successfully survived my Dad's 70th birthday weekend, I'm hoping that I can get back into the SVM mix.  I'm not going to post any fic spoilers or teasers today and instead keep this short so that you guys can check out all the Fanfiction Highlights I've collected from the SVM writers.

                          Oh wait, I am going to post some spoilers ... it's a new month and I have a few new features coming AND I'm going to post the first Infamous Gracious Plenty post.  Other posts to look out this month include the return of the Top 30 at 30 and hopefully something new from the SVM Addicts.  Along with the usual posts such as the Daily Fanfiction Updates, Fanfictastic Friday, and the SVM Addicts confessions.

                          I hope you guys are enjoying the blog and are helping me to spread the word. Even though I have only 57 followers, my analytics tell me more folks check out this blog then that. So just letting you know .. I love you all and hopefully I'll keep delivering what you like to see.
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                              Due to almost a full month of me being busy, I've collected a ton of Fanfiction Highlights submitted by authors but was unable to post them daily.  Now that my Dad's 70th birthday party weekend is out of the way, I can get back to my labor of love, this blog.

                              So below you will find all the Fanfiction Highlights that were submitted.  If you haven't started any of these fics, I highly suggest you peek at these chapters. There's some good stuff here.

                              I've missed you guys and please be patient as I get revved up to posting daily once again. (I'm also going to post a condensed version of the Daily FanFiction Updates post in just a few minutes.


                              A Redhead Thing and Ohfortuneslost presents
                              The Kiss A Cook Contest

                              *bell rings*
                              Does the sound of a ringing bell make you salivate? No? Does thinking of Eric in the kitchen or standing at a grill? If so, then come one, come all, to the Kiss A Cook Contest. All entries must feature a cooking theme. Eric or Sookie can be a cook, a chef, a restaurateur or something of the sort.

                              Recipe Details Include:
                              2,500 to 10,000 words
                              1-2 Entry Limit
                              Collaborations are welcomed
                              Smut and Lemon Zest to taste but not required

                              This contest is officially closed.  Click "Read More" or scroll down to find all the contest entries and winner information.