Interview for TexanLady

This has been an interview I have been wanting to read and do for a long time!!!!

Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?

Texanlady.  I have had my fair share of hate mail over the years, and more than a few threats, so I don’t feel comfortable giving out my real name.

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?

On my blogspot.  Nyc posts everytihing, so I’m not sure what medium she uses.  I’m not very good with technology.  I just write it.  

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?

Iced sweet tea.  Every Texan drinks it.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?

I don’t drink alcohol anymore, and my all time favorite drink is a root beer float.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?

I tried trashcan punch at a college party once.  Vomited all over my date.  Shame.  He was so hot.  Needless to say he didn’t ask for another date.

What foods do you love?

Anything with meat pretty much.

What is your go to food for comfort?

Buttered spaghetti.  My mom made it for me when I was little, and it is what I always want when I’m sick or upset.

What do you like to snack when writing?

No food when writing.  It messes with my flow.

Is there a scent that says home to you?

Horse manure.  When I smell it I remember all the good memories I’ve had with my family in the barn.  We spent far more time there than inside the house.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?

Burning hair. 

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?

Narnia.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?

When I was 13.

What music do you like?

Blues is my all time favorite.

Is there a genre or song you hate?

Pretty much any of the crap coming out nowadays.  I don’t think music should be made by computers.  Give me a singer with a mic with a pianist and I’m happy.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:

I’m obsessed with Etsy.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?

Elementary school.  I wrote my first short story in 5th grade.

What do you enjoy the most about it?

That I can make anything happen.  

What do you like least about it?

Writer’s block.  She be a heartless bitch.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?

Proud.  Good or bad, I’d put myself out there.  It takes courage.

Where do you get your inspiration?

My dreams.

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?

I write my ideas down in a little journal, but when it comes to putting chapters together I take out my laptop and have at.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?

I pretty much just write.  I take the ideas from my pocket journal and run with them.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?

I listen to music.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?

Interruptions.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?

Satisfied.  

What are your favorite fandoms to write?

Pretty much True Blood.  I would like to work in other fandoms, but since I’m trying to get my original novel finished I don’t have time to branch out.

Who are your favorite characters to write?

Eric. 

Why?

Because he’s a drop dead sexy Nordic god.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?

Bill. 

Why?

He’s such a rat.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?

My favorite story I wrote was my Sookie Tortures a Viking series.  Most of it was hot and sultry, but the last installment meant a great deal to me.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?

The scene in TA where Eric tries to force Sookie into wanting him and triggers her memories of being molested.  It took me to a dark place.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?

A great deal.  

Which ones and whom?

It’s more in my original characters.  In my True Blood stories I’m trying to keep them as true to their characters as possible, but in my own work I base many of my characters off of family and friends.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?

Did I mention how sexy Alexander Skarsgard is?

How would you describe your fics?

Sex and angst.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?

The Arrangement. 

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?

Make sure you are writing for the right reasons.  If you’re writing for reviews or money you won’t last.  The nasty things people say will have you hightailing it with your tail tucked between your legs.  So write what YOU want, and share it with others.  As long as you’re enjoying the story you’re telling that is all that matters.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)

It gets better.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

All the stories I would recommend were taken down.  I haven’t had the chance to read much fanfiction in the past year.

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.

Why do I write, and I write because it not only makes me happier, but it makes my world better.

Character Questionnaire:

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Name of Character:  Lafayette

Story he is in: The Arrangement

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known?   Known

Are they in character or Out of Character? In character

Nickname(s): Lala

Date of Birth: Unknown

Occupation: Whatever I need to do!

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): Sexy ass mother fucker!

Significant other(s): As many as I can get!

Best Friend(s): Sookie

Enemies(s): Anyone who says I have poor fashion sense

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings:   Earrings. 

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be?   It’s Raiining Men.

What is their favorite Movie?  To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar!

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character?  He’s afraid of dolls.


To say I was thrilled to get this as well as answers to my emails, I fangirled.  What can I say, anytime I talk with any of the awesome ladies of our wonderful fandom, I am thrilled.  To say this is one of the most welcoming fandoms out there is just a tip of the iceberg!

Thanks for reading!

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So I spent this past week not feeling well.  And ended up watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  And got hooked into SkyeWard….

 Name of Story: All of Me

Fandom: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. + Captain America Crossover

Author: bellapaige88

Site: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10075481/1/All-Of-Me

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: G. Ward/Skye P. Coulson/M. May

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

This story is about Skye discovering who she really is and where she came from. What her 0-8-4 status really means. The whole team will be a part of this fic with their own little moments. Skyeward, FitzSimmons, Philinda and Clintasha moments. … enjoy 🙂 Later chapters involve CapHill and Pepperony’ And other Avengers.


Review: 

So if you watch AoS, you may know why I went looking for SkyeWard fics.  And if you haven’t watched past season 1, you may want to skip this one…

For this is SPOILERS for the show!

Continue reading Review for All of Me by bellapaige88

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Name of Story: Sivaas

Fandom: Avengers

Author: SlateWalker

Site:  https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8474618/1/Sivaas

Rating (If Applicable): M/NC-17

Pairing: Iron Man/Tony S

Description (Authors):  Tony Stark has borne many titles in his life. The Merchant of Death. Billionaire. Playboy. Genius. Hero. Many believe that his title of Iron Man will be the one he takes to the grave. But Tony knows better. For Tony bore another name, one that struck terror into all that heard it. Sah Sunvaar. Phantom Hunter. The Fox. An Assassin of the highest caliber.

Review: 

If you want something different, something thrilling and amazing, this is the story. Assassin!Tony is something hell of a lot different and wow. It’s well written and thought out, the plot keeps you on the edge of your seat and just… wow. Go read, give them love and find out for yourself!

Story Preview:

Raan Do Sivaas.

The Order of the Beasts.

It is a name whispered both fearfully and reverently around the world. An order of highly trained assassins, funded and protected in secret by the highest authority in all of the world, established and integrated into society over centuries. Known for their stealth, creativity and willingness to do anything or go anywhere, these beast-masked assassins inspire terror in all those who know of them.

Intelligent and physically able children are hand-picked by observers within the government and the Order begins the delicate process of turning children into hunters in barely over thirteen years. On May the first, of the year 1983, Howard and Maria Stark brought a bouncing baby boy into the world. On that day, neither parent knew that one day that boy would be a genius, a billionaire, a hero, an assassin. The story of Tony Stark is one that is long and colored.

This is that story.

Avengers Story Review: Arc Tremors by MountainRose

Name of Story: Arc Tremors

Fandom: Avengers

Author: MountainRose

Site:  http://archiveofourown.org/works/570308/chapters/1021452

Rating (If Applicable): M/NC-17

Pairing: Pepper Potts & Tony StarkTony Stark & Avengers Team

Description (Authors):  Tony’s light had flickered out in the aftermath of the fight with the Chitauri, but his team was there and, hey, he’d just been to space, give a guy some slack. The next morning they accepted, but when he collapses weeks later, they’re not going to let him brush it off again, and neither is JARVIS.

Review: 

Holy crap guys, so I got back into reading Avengers stories again and came across this one. It’s fluffy and awesome with the right amount of Tony!Whump and it made me like this Cap. Seriously, its Avengers Family and awesome, well thought out and written. It will keep you interested and hooked till the very end!

Seriously recommend a read!

Story Preview:

The Leviathan stank, up close, of ozone and rot. Even Iron Man’s air filters weren’t up to the job of keeping that stench away and he twisted his lip in disgust in the privacy of his helmet.

“Well, we got its attention… what the hell was step two?” He snarked, turning tail as the leviathan’s enraged roar rattled his suit. Blasting back towards Stark Tower and away from the fleeing New Yorkers, he switched back to the team radio in time to respond to Thor’s analysis of the Tesseract’s defences. As they plotted, he let the leviathan gain on him, quietly smug and triumphant as Bruce made his appearance.

“Banner?”

“Just like you said.”

“Well, tell him to suit up, I’m bringing the party to you.”

He swung wider around the corner of 51st and 3rd, the beastie following obligingly but still clipping the sky-scraper with a great graunching of metal and glass.

“I don’t see how that’s a party.”

XXXXXXXXXXX

“-wipe out midtown.”

“JARVIS, put everything we got into the thrusters.”

Away from the city, the sky was clear, and there wasn’t any dust to obscure the sun. It was quiet, apart from the roar of his own propulsion, until Natasha’s voice came over the comms, wavering with hope. Tony’s plan settled, and he called the stop, letting his teammates know just how high the stakes had just risen.

He pulled up under the nuke’s path, ready to catch it and pray that it wouldn’t go off under the heat of his repulsors. “-and I know just where to put it.”

The comms were silent, and Pepper didn’t pick up the phone when he called… The speed and sharp turn as he pulled up, skimming Stark tower, crushed him against the chest plate, but the nuke flew true and they broke through the portal into sudden and absolute silence.

JARVIS’ connection stuttered and failed, his thrusters cut out, and his air vanished, leaving him staring into the vastness of space, glittering and heaving with alien ships. Soon, the smoke and glare of the nuke cleared and it vanished into the hulking mass of the central ship, it’s glow obscured for two long seconds before the ship’s skin bulged out in an expansive fireball.

Triumph, hypoxia and relief battled over dominance in Tony’s head, as gravity began to reassert itself through the portal and he started to fall. Too late, he thought, closing his eyes against the glare, lungs burning and head clouded. There was a jerk of acceleration as he breached the portal and Earth’s gravity came back full force but he wasn’t awake to feel it.