Friday, May 28, 2010
So Many Edwards! How's A Memory-Challenged Twitard to Cope?
[*Note to all you non-fanfic-readers who are probably rolling their eyes right now [and aren't thinking "twitchy palm"!!] because it's practically been "FanFic-O-Rama Week!" here at Twitarded: don't ditch us just yet even if you don't feel like reading another fanfic-related post... Skip down to the bottom of the page - I have questions for you!]
As most of you know, I haven't read a ton of fanfic... But between JJ's 15 Step, Myg's Osa Bella, Tara Sue Me's delish tie-me-up-tie-me-down Twifecta The Submissive/The Dominant/The Training, and Master of The Universe, I'm starting to notice a little problem: how the hell are you supposed to keep all these Edwards (and Bellas) straight?! How can you keep all of the story lines and plot points and other shit straight?! Because as I am trying to expand my fanfic horizons, I am seriously at a loss here...
I should probably mention that I am not the best at remembering...stuff...in general. I regularly forget birthdays, anniversaries, what I had for breakfast, what I wore on Monday when it's Friday and I am trying to make sure I don't repeat an outfit at the office in the same week - you know, shit like that. Seriously, I should probably invest in mega-doses of ginko biloba and maybe start playing games like Soduko that are supposed to help keep your brain sharp, because at this rate, my noggin is going to be a mushy turnip by the time I hit 50 (and note to Twilight: I love you but you aren't helping matters - just sayin'... I think my frontal lobe is 1/10th the size it was two years ago).
So what are your methods for coping with Edward overload? How are you reading one story and not mixing it up with the other? Because I have read in the comments recently that some of you are in the middle of 10+ stories, and I am totally baffled. Do you have a max on how many stories you will read at once (which is REALLY hard because most of them are not complete...)? Are you one of those people who ends up on Oprah as an adult because they can remember how many Cheerios they ate for a snack thirty-something years back and every detail since? Or do you just lose track and wing it??? I need to know! Seriously...
*OK you non-fanfic-readers - like I said, I have questions for you: why aren't you reading fanfic??? Are you opposed to people messing with Stephenie Meyer's characters?? Maybe you tried one on for size and found it was horribly written?? Do you not want to read smutty, lemon-y stuff filled with graphic, moistness-inducing smexsiness? Or are you just afraid you will fall down this oft-trodden rabbit hole and find yourself reading Twi-smut every waking moment and at work until you find yourself debating exactly how inappropriate it would be to have a little "alone time" in the ladies room???
I have questions, you have answers. Comments, please!
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