What I Read This Week – 25.06.17

Happy Sunday Everyone!

I hope you had a good week and I’m back to share some more fics with you.

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I also hope you’re enjoying these fic recs, so here they are:

Vicious by illarione
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9561599/1/Vicious
Status: Complete

Summary: She was kidnapped to be given to the most dangerous killing machine in the world as an additional reward of his successful mission.
Mini Review:
I’m more than half way through this one. So far though, it’s not a bad plot line. Those who avoid stories because of grammatical errors, don’t read this one. It’s not that bad, but those who seriously can’t handle it, I’d avoid it. Also, there are some instances in this story that are repetitive when it comes to Bella and Edward’s relationship. You kind of want to scream, “we’ve been through this before”. However, you can say that it reflects the Edward in the original Twilight.

I Love Mr North by walkingwithgiants
Link: P2P (Pulled to Publish)

Summary: “My name is Bella Swan and I like porno.”

Mini Review:
When I first saw the summary, I didn’t know what the story would be about. I thought at first maybe it would have to do with Bella being addicted to porn. But no, that’s not what happens in the fic at all. Rosalie takes Bella to a porn convention where Bella meets Edward. She thinks he’s someone who has been dragged to the convention too. But there’s more to Edward than Bella sees, but not for long…

Birmingham by ThisIsReallyHappening
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11315602/1/Birmingham
Status: Complete

Summary: I loved her, even when she didn’t know love was possible. Most folks don’t see the beauty in that, but if they saw what I felt, maybe the world would be a little less blind. ExB. Rated M.

Mini Review:
ThisIsReallyHappening is one of those authors that I love and reread all their fics all the time. I absolutely love Birmingham, it’s not your typical fanfiction. It explores an era where new born mix-raced children were killed by society. Edward, a mix-raced child is hidden away by his white mother, Esme, who had been shunned for marrying Carlisle, a black man.
It will make you experience all sorts of emotions and shows you the reality of that era.

Breaker Baby by ThisIsReallyHappening
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11071020/1/Breaker-Baby
Status: Complete

Summary:
Mama said she wanted someone noble, upright, and godly for me. I just wanted him. Somewhere along the way, I found out what I wanted wasn’t always what I needed.

Mini Review:
Another great fic from ThisIsReallyHappening. I always love fics that are centred on small town life, but this isn’t the same small-town fic you always read. We start the story with Bella’s crazy but humorous family. At the courthouse, the whole town attends the introduction to the new sheriff, Edward Cullen. For Bella, although in denial, you can see she’s attracted and instantly interested in the new young sheriff. Through the story we see Bella and Edward’s relationship move forward but there’s also a lot of secrets that this sheriff holds.

What I Read This Week – 18.06.17

Happy Sunday everyone!

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I hope you enjoyed last week’s recs and I’m happy to share a couple more fanfic recs with you.

Saving Natalie by Frogie48
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10524552/1/Saving-Natalie
Status: Work In Progress

Summary: Bella moves into a new apartment and meets a sweet, talkative little girl named Natalie. As they get to know each other Bella notices things that worry her. One night changes everything for Natalie and Bella meets handsome police officer Edward, they set out together to give Natalie a better life.

Mini Review:
I’m always one to read Momella fics and I’m really enjoying this one. Although Bella isn’t Natalie’s mother, she transitions into that role instantly and very well. When trouble ensues, Bella meets officer Edward Cullen. Bella easily balances being mother to Natalie and starting an instant relationship with Edward. Edward also takes to Natalie effortlessly as a father figure in her life. It’s one of those sweet fics, but it does start out with some sadness in the beginning. But don’t be deterred, it’s shows Natalie adapting quickly and happily with her new life.

The Curb by Jonesn
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12133072/1/The-Curb
Status: Work In Progress

Summary: Bella’s night doesn’t go as planned when she forgets an address and stumbles upon an injured stranger instead. AH

Mini Review:
From another favourite author of mine, comes The Curb. The story starts with Bella drunkenly stumbling the streets in search for Angela’s New Year’s Eve party. In her failed attempt to find the house, she hears a moaning and injured Edward lying on the curb. Once at the hospital and after persuasion from Edward, Bella is put in charge of Edward to make sure he doesn’t sleep for 24 hours. Here Bella and Edward’s relationship starts. I’d rather keep his reason being beaten untold so that you can read the story and be hooked as I was.

Old School by bornonhalloween
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12286291/1/Old-School
Status: Complete

Summary: He’s old school, and I think I like it! 2nd Place Judges’ and Public Votes, P.S. I LOVE YOU CONTEST.

Mini Review:
This wonderful story started as a one shot for the ‘P.S I Love You’ contest and by popular demand, it was continued into a full-length story. When I first started reading this it was still a work in progress. It has now been completed a sequel has now been posted.
It’s an Olderward fanfic, but hold on, he is super sexy. Bornonhalloween writes this Edward with such manners and charm that, this is the only clue as to how old he is. He is a true gentleman, and offers Bella, a college student going to a job interview, his umbrella in the pouring rain. I can’t do justice to this fic with this mini-review. It’s more than just what I’ve explained. This type of Edward, make everyone want this type of person in their lives.

A Big Enough Umbrella: An Old School Sequel by bornonhalloween
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12508253/1/A-Big-Enough-Umbrella
Status: Work In Progress

Summary: Even a superhero has to pull on his tights one leg at a time. An “Old School” sequel as told by Umbrella Man himself. Rated M because they can’t keep their hands off each other.

Mini Review:
The whole fandom was excited to have our Umbrella Man back. I can’t wait to see what bornonhalloween gives us. It’s a story that is read as soon as the update appears.

Enjoy!
M-Sparkle
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Manip Monday – 12.06.17

Hey Everyone!
Happy Monday!

I hope everyone is enjoying the fanfiction recs I posted yesterday.

It’s been a long time since I posted a manip. This manip was done months ago too, so I haven’t technically gone back to manip making.

I decided to keep this manip until now, well I was supposed to post it last week, but time just flew by me.
It’s only one manip but it’s….

WONDER WOMAN!
With Kristen Stewart’s face 😀

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With the release of the new Wonder Women movie, I thought it was best to keep this manip ’til now. Enjoy!

Until next time,
M-Sparkle
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What I Read This Week – 11.06.17

Love’s Little Book by littlestar300
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6344201/1/Love-s-Little-Book

Status: Complete

Summary: Bella’s looking for a fresh start and one day it comes to her in the form of a flyer about the Boston Book Exchange. Can she help the reclusive owner Edward Cullen into the land of the living, and can he help her make the changes she needs in her life.

Mini Review:
So, this first one is a popular fic (I think) but it was written in 2010. It’s such a cute story, the reason why I say cute is because Edward is so adorable in this. I just want to eat him up. He’s the shy one in and Bella is more outgoing than he is. Bella volunteers at his bookshop, trying to change her life. Readers will see their relationship grow from friendship into more. I think that’s what I like most, that there’s a solid friendship before anything else.


Complicated by LyricalKris
Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8615680/1/Complicated

Status: Complete

Summary: High school relationships are always more complicated than they should be. Usually, those complications are made up of the drama that is teenage life. Sometimes… it’s really complicated. Edward and Bella were already there before the surprise of their young lives threw them into a life they weren’t remotely prepared for.

Mini Review:
From a veteran author and one of my favourites, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I missed this fic and had a new (to me) fic to read. It delves straight into the story with teenage Bella giving birth with the help of Edward. If you’re not already hooked from this first chapter, I’d be surprised as I just had to find out what else was to come. 2nd chapter: Edward says he’s not the father! With Bella and Edward being only friends, and Edward having a girlfriend, this fic shows how everything really is complicated. But fear not those who will shy away from this fic because Edward has a girlfriend, trust me, it’s worth reading and it is a B/E story.


Welcome To Evening Shade by samekraemer.

Link: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9076757/1/Welcome-to-Evening-Shade

Status: Complete

Summary: Evening Shade was no different than any other small town in middle America. The biggest problem Mayor Edward Cullen was faced with was the placement of a stoplight and the fact the town didn’t have reliable satellite service because of the weather. That was, until she sped into town. That was when everything changed.

Mini Review:
I love fics that are focused on small town life. I loved reading this story which revolves around Bella and Edward. Bella is the chief’s daughter who comes to the small town of Evening Shade. Bella and Charlie’s relationship is very rocky as Renee took Bella away from when she was very young. So Bella who is trying to rebuild her relationship with her father, comes to evening shade and meets the town folk including the mayor, Edward Cullen. It’s a story of Bella falling in love with Edward and the town, and as always vice versa.

What I Read This Week: Introduction

Welcome to a new segment of WHAT I READ THIS WEEK!

So after some thought, I decided to post fics that I have been reading during the week. That way you still know what fanfics I’m reading. As I had originally planned to start posting this back in January, I have a couple of fics from then.

I will continue making banners with their fic recs which I will keep for the Fic Rec posts.
The recs that I post for this ‘segment’, aren’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea or even one of the famous stories every time. It’s probably going to be a random fic from an infinite amount of fics that I have in my library that need reading. I’ll post a mini review for them or really my views on it, that way you can judge if you’d like to give it a try.

I’ll put up another post for the recs to start the segment 😀

M-Sparkle
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I’m Still Here

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Hi everyone!

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I know it’s been a couple of months since you last heard from me and I just wanted to let you know that I’m still here.

A couple of months ago real life took a bad turn and well I’ve been dealing with that.

Hopefully now I’ll get back to my creations. I don’t know how close I’ll be able to keep up with the schedule I had, but I do aim to continue posting.

Thank you to everyone for still looking and keeping up with my blog.

Welcome new followers and thank you for joining.

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I have a few requests that I need to deal with first but I’ll churn something out as soon as I can.

Thanks again, I’ll talk to you again soon.

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M-Sparkle
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Manip Monday – 13.02.17

Happy Monday Everyone!

I know, I know, it’s almost Tuesday for some of us. It’s been a busy week for me.

I was almost not able to live up to the continuous weekly postings. I was also not going to be able to get three done, but I had the majority done in the all of them…so here they are!

I’m going to be honest, not my best work I’ve produced but at least I tried. I think next time if I don’t get any done the way I want it, I’ll just wait until the posting.

So keeping up with the theme, I have a couple of RomCom movie posters that I manipulated.

1st we have Esme and Carlise (Elisabeth Reaser and Peter Pacinelli) in the movie Date Night!

Secondly, we have Emmett and Rosalie (Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed) in the movie When In Rome.

Last but not least, Bella and Edward (Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) in the movie Love and Other Drugs.

Enjoy!

M-Sparkle
P.S Sorry for the lack of gifs today, was in a rush.

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Manip Monday – 06.02.17

Happy Monday Everyone!

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So, it’s not a happy Monday for me.

My Facebook account isn’t available at the moment. I’ll let you guys know if I change it or not.

If anyone from my Facebook friends see this, please let everyone know I didn’t abandon the fandom. I think someone reported my account, drama and all that.

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I’ve had a few Facebook artist friends have the same issue. I can’t believe someone would do this.

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Anyway….

So, it’s February, the month of looooooove!

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I’m planning on keeping with that theme, but focusing on Rom Com movies.

This week I have Alice/Ashley and Jasper/Jackson in the movie Leap Year.
I was working on others as well but I’ve been trying to deal with this Facebook Issue. So I’ll post additional manip next week.

Enjoy!

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M-Sparkle
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