Sunday, June 14, 2009

Storytime With Meadow: The Finale

Hello fellow Twilight-fans. It's with a heavy heart that I am writing this, as this will be my last Storytime With Meadow. Unfortunately my real-life non-superhero responsibilities have interfered and I must step down from my post. I'll miss your funny banter and having a valid excuse to read obscene amounts of fanfiction. I hope through my reviews I've created an army of fanfiction readers who will continue in my stead. I can't tell you how much fun it's been to discover new Twilight-inspired worlds and then share them with you.

To ease the pain, instead of giving you just one recommendation I've decided to give you my list of my favorite stories that haven't been featured here. They are all worth your time and I hope you give them a read:


1. Poughkeepsie » by Mrs.TheKing

AU. Bella is at the train station when a homeless man gets attacked. Even if the other train passengers can turn their backs on 'Crazy', the man that pretends to play piano on cardboard, Bella can't.

Peek into the intimate pages of Seth Clearwater's man-journal as he complains about life, love, and teenage shape-shifter angst. Post BD, canon-compliant, rating for language and sex humor...because Seth is a teenage boy.

3. Tropic of Virgo » by

He's a young but jaded musician writing lyrics for his band, and she's a naive, frustrated poet looking to break out of her shell; their words collide online. What happens when they meet in high school, unaware of their literary connection?

4. Mr Horrible » by algonquinrt

They meet at a gallery, from two different worlds. Watch as they learn each other's language and culture... oh, who am I kidding here? They meet. They are opposites. They attract. Rated M for serious potty mouth and scenes of the citrus variety. AH/AU

5. Hiding in Plain Sight » by limona

Bella is a witness in peril. Emmett Cullen is the deputy assigned to protect her. When the witness protection program isn’t safe, Emmett asks Bella to pose as his brother Edward's fiancée until the trial. AU, AH, ExB, Canon couples.

6. My Love Shall Ever Live Young » by Starshinedown

The sequel to Aengus, by popular demand! When the love of your life is a god who holds grudges like no one you've ever met and is eyeballs deep in mythological intrigue, a fairytale ending can be hard to reach. All human.Rated M for a reason!

7. You Found Me » by brighteyes87

When her marriage started to fall apart, she ran into a beautiful stranger on the streets of London. Can he show her what love is supposed to be and help her move on? Edward x Bella A/H Warning: Dark, mature themes. Continuation of one-shot Dimes.

8. Good Bella, Bad Bella » by off-the-deep-end

The much awaited story surrounding the one-shot 'White Carpet and Wall Sconces'. Read and Review. M FOR A REASON. Bad Boy Edward Cullen meets the studious Bella Swan. Do opposites really attract? And what is Edward's secret?

9. Alternate Ending for New Moon » by jaxidy

This story picks up in the toward the end of NM when Bella is trying to save Edward from the Volturi. This time she's not fast enough to get there first... This is going to break your heart... but Jacob's more.

10. The Red Line » by WinndSinger reviews

Edward is an exotic male dancer. Bella is a college student studying psychology and needs a subject to do her thesis on. Bella pays Edward to belong to her for 2 weeks so she can study him. Things soon get very interesting between them.

11. It's Better When I Bleed For You » by xxSiLvErDrAgOnxx

When Laurent and Bella cross paths in the meadow, Alice sees that Bella doesn't manage to escape before Laurent attacks her and all goes black. But what Alice can't see is the arrival of the pack, interupting Laurent's meal. 80 years later in Chicago...

12. Resisting Edward » by ooohlalaaa

When bad girl Bella gets sent to live with her dad in Forks, she meets her equal counterpart. Turned off by his promiscuous ways, Bella tries her hardest not to get wrapped up in Edward Cullen. AU, AH, OOC. Rated M for lemons. Fluff/Humor

13. Seducing Edward » by ooohlalaaa

The sequel to "Resisting Edward." After Edward returns home, he and Bella face the repercussions of his absence. Will their new surroundings force them together or keep them apart? Humor/Romance AH AU OOC. M for Edward's awful language and some sexy times

14. Bleeding Love » by zgirl21

Edward, Bella, and Jacob are childhood friends who are now college roommates. Edward, who only seems to care about one-night stands and his band, and Bella, studious and responsible, are always fighting...and Jacob? All-Human. E/B. Not for Jacob lovers.

15. You Get Me Closer To God » by americnxidiot

They meet for one reason, and one reason alone. Everybody's happy. Nobody gets hurt. Right? "I wanna feel you from the inside."- E/B OOC All Human. Winner of the Eddie for best completed novel.

16. Always » by Molly333

What would happen if the wolves had been just a little too late when they stopped Laurent? What would happen to Bella? What if Edward and his family had no idea? Will they ever find each other again?


1. The Weed Collector by Segolily

Bella Swan was on top of the world.

New apartment, new job, new love interest.

Soft-spoken Edward Masen had captured both her heart and libido.

So why was everyone trying to destroy her world? Why were they telling her to stay away from Edward? Why was he dangerous and what was his dark secret?

Even weeds are mistaken for beautiful flowers.

2. While You Were Gone by Laura Cullen

What if the wolf pack hadn't interrupted Laurent before he bit Bella? This is the story of Bella being changed despite Edward leaving her to prevent it from happening.

Rated for later chapters. Just like in New Moon, Edward will make an appearance eventually!

3. Hiding in Plain Sight by limona

Bella is a witness in peril. Emmett Cullen is the deputy assigned to protect her. When the witness protection program proves unsafe, Emmett has Bella pose as his brother Edward's fiancée. ExB. AU/AH.

4. Cocktails & Dreams by whynot

Edward had a New Year's Eve encounter that he'll never forget, but there's just one problem. Now that he's found the woman of his dreams, what does he do when she disappears and he can't remember her name? Fate has a way of filling in the blanks...

After Edward leaves her in the forest, Bella makes a life altering decision that changes everything. How far will Demetri go to get revenge?

6. Aro's Heir by SubtlePen

Edward, Bella and Alice are drawn into a no-win scenario in Volterra after Edward's attempted suicide-by-Volturi in the Palazzo dei Priori . Aro confronts Edward to make an impossible choice, with Alice as Aro's unwitting accomplice. How will Edward's choice affect his reunion with Bella, and what future can they hope to salvage in the aftermath?

Story begins in New Moon, during Chapter 21, "The Verdict," but enters the AU when Aro reads Alice's mind...

~*~ warning ~*~ story contains very dark themes, including a sexual assault in the first chapter. if this subject is a trigger for you, please do not continue.

7. Seducing Ms Swan by Rialle

AU Post-New Moon.

Bella never jumped, Alice never had her vision and Edward never came back. Six years later, Bella is struggling to make a new life for herself as a teacher in Rochester, New York. How will she fare when a very familiar student crops up in her classroom? Will she be able to remain professional, or will old ties get in the way?

Edward is convinced that getting Bella back is just a matter of 'persuasion', but Bella isn't prepared to be that cooperative. What's more, she's in the grip of a dark secret which threatens to prevent her from loving ever again.

Bella Swan is slipping under...

8. Eternal Night by Lola84

Bella wakes up in a living nightmare, with superhuman powers she doesn't understand and one hell of a burn in her throat. As the events leading up to her death begin to come back to her, she realizes who is to blame for damning her to an existence of eternal night. Unharnessed powers swirling in her consciousness, she realizes she must learn to control and direct her fury in order to exact vengeance on her killer. And vengeance would be sweet...

9. Snowed In by eclipsedawn

Bella travels to Alaska to vacation in the cabin Alice loaned her. What happens when Bella finds out she is not the only person staying in the cabin?

10. Standing Alone by right2write

After Edward’s betrayal Jacob remains just Billy Black’s son and her acquaintance, Alice never comes to comfort Charlie and Edward restrains himself and doesn’t return. Bella falls apart but picks herself back up and pretends to the world that all is well as if he had never been. After college while she is on her way to a new life in a vampire free sunny California a friend gives her a CD of piano music that haunts her. It becomes her crutch to see if the pain really will go away some day if she faces it often enough. What if she was on the precipice of moving on and they came looking for her?

11. Die to Self by JenWordSong

A new kind of Breaking Dawn.

And, as a final note, I've recently discovered a great blog called The Lazy, Yet Discerning Fictster. It not only has great "how-to" articles on the art of writing, but also gives amazing recommendations. The women who run it are all fabulous fanfiction writers and betas themselves. I'm putting you in their capable hands for future fanfiction recommendations. All my love to you, my fellow readers!

- Meadow

While we are all sorry to see Meadow leave us and will miss her greatly, we are very excited to introduce the newest Superheroine of The League. Please visit us tomorrow for the Big Reveal, and help us welcome this Extraordinary Twilighter into the fold.

Yours in Twilight,
Ginger, Spank and Spider.



Wheaty's Girl Creations hearts twilight! said...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *CRIES* I didnt get a chance to get to know meadow. :( I will miss storytime. :(

Ninja Fanpire said...

What? NO! World is over!

Ninja Fanpire said...

But I bet I already know who the new Leaguer is....

Rachel said...

:( This is a sad, sad day!!!

suthrngrl said...

This is extremely sad news to me. I really loved Meadow and I felt like we were somehow linked in spirit. I will miss her sarcastic quips and her views on the world.

kmoye said...

wait, what?? So this is last storytime AND the last of Meadow? Thats like a double hit! That hurts!
this is so sad.

Wish you the best Meadow. The best!

Anonymous said...

This is sooo not right! Not even a warning! I have come to love twilightheaded for so many reason, one being all 4 of you. With one missing is going to be so hard. Meadow, you were so funny, and ur reads were awesome, you let a mom escape to a new world of fan-fic. Thank you!!
Good luck in all that life will bring you!!

imbeingheldhostage said...

NO! :-(

Is the new League member a Mr? And is he super talented with Photoshop?

Jen said...

Oh no :( It is a sad day indeed!
I shall miss you Meadow but you will sometimes come back as a guest, right?

rxmeds96 said...

say it ain't so...meadow! We will miss you greatly.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Twilight mom (Reneem1) who just recently found your site.

I'm sad to see you go. Sorry for your loss.

I am a faithful follower and look forward to more banter and the new gal.

p.s. if you ever need a new replacement.....I got your solution right here.

My name would be VENOM. Because I'm burning for Edward to bite me!

Good luck ladies,

Caitlin said...

No Meadow! Is it the man, is he bringing you down? Do I need to whoop some ass?

But if you must depart, I hope this new member knows that they have some really big shoes to fill.
Some vedy ginormous shoes.

Anonymous said...

Oh no! You totally get us addicted to fanfic and then leave us?! You will be missed! said...

Oh @Meadow
I will really miss you! Tis a sad day in ff storytime world. And every day too! You brightened so many of my days, Meadow! thank you!

Gina said...

Meadow!!! We will miss you soooo much! Thank you for all of the great fic recommendations! and all of you wonderful commentary! Thank you!! Take care!!!

Meadow Cliffdiver said...

Thank you for all the well wishes! I can't express how much fun I've had doing this blog and am very sad to have to step down. I feel like that guy who was in a band and left right before it got big - I know there are great things in the future for the rest of the League. All the best Ladies! :)

Picksee77 said...

Oh how sad!!!! I will miss you terribly! I absolutely refused to read fanfic before you-but now I can't seem to get enough for those you've recommended. Take Care & I wish you well!!!

Ana Cristina said...

Meadow, you will be missed, most especially for your storytime posts. :( Best wishes to you and yours and thanks for all the fanfic recommendations -- I recently discovered them (and may or may not be writing a few of my own!).

Heather said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! i'll miss you, Meadow... *sniffles*

sakixry said...

My dearest Meadow...

I am very sorry to see you go... I really hope that the reason -whatever it is- is worth it!

The League will never be the same again... sorry to say that but it is the truth...

Love you!
Sakixry aka Lickhimright of the Ravishim Team

beesue said...

Good Morning Saddened League!

I feel in Luv with you four Superwomen make in March. I was going thru your prior blogs and the one I Luved was a Bella Day when Meadow was passing the Wine and had "little" or indeed "Nothing" good to say about Kstew! (you know my thoughts on the piss ant). Anyway, I laughed my ass off and was hooked on you!

Meadow, I don't take change very well! (haha) and will truley miss your snarky comments and the way you seem to put your finger on the truth!!! Happy, Happy Days to you and hope you come back to comment cause I know you can't stay away from this Twilight Addiction that we all share.

Anonymous said...

"no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever".

I just want to thank u Meadow for every smile u brought on my face!! I wish u well from now one!! Take care!!

faith aka undresshim

MystifyMe said...

Aw Meadow, I just got here.
I too flit around the internet.I can't make it a full time job, and I feel sad about that, but living and caring for an elderly Mom...well you have to make choices.
Will miss you girl~~
I hope you can drop in from time to time.
“You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”
Happy day friend!
See you on the flip-side.;)

OCD Sufferer said...

WOW!! I almost didn't come here today because I was knee-deep in a story (or would it be waist-deep?). I am glad I did because I want to wish you a sad goodbye!! I will miss you! You, my dear, are the reason I am a smutaholic...and yes, I mean that as a compliment (and Mr. OCD does as well).
I hope everything works well for you! At least pop on and say hello every now and again if you can ;)

vampie said...


noo. so sad. its not right. *stamping foot*

The League and all the readers will miss you.

Thank you for all your fanfiction recomendations and words of wisdom.
It wont be the same without you.

Hopefully you will make guest appearances from time to time?

vampie AKA holdhimdown of the Ravishim Team

GallifreyReject said...

*sniffs* au revior my favorite enabler.. You are and will be missed..*sniffs*

dazzledbyhim said...

We'll miss you Meadow!!! Come back and visit if you can! :)

Anonymous said...

Marta, I don't think so :P


Anonymous said...

I am doing research for my university paper, thanks for your brilliant points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

- Kris