Saturday, February 27, 2010

Chapter 13 Teaser! Plus Chile And Hawaii Thoughts

Hola!

If you're the type to either love or hate me for teasing teasers, you have Miss Orion/Kimberly to thank for your feelings. I promised her a teaser today, so... Here you go.

I groaned and threw my head into my hands, hoping the world would just swallow me up. I didn’t stay in that position for very long, though. “Cold Desert,” my second favorite song from the album, was just beginning. The moment the opening chords began to play, I shot up outta my seat. I sighed dreamily and clasped my hands together under my chin. Suzy saw the far away look in my eye and snorted, standing up with me and indulging my inner-happily ever after moment feelings.

The song hadn’t been played for more than fifteen seconds when I felt something warm on my left hand. I looked down and found a beautiful set of fingers wrapping themselves around it. I followed the arm, knowing full-well who it belonged to, and startled as Jackson began pulling me out of the aisle. He held my hand as he led me around the chairs and to the area that was completely empty. I had to fight every urge I had to interlock my fingers with his or simply pull away.

I had no idea what he was doing. We hadn’t spoken to each other in an entire day, though it seemed like forever to me. I couldn’t help but think that his hand was warm and soft and how I wanted him to hold it for as long as time would allow. I kept my eyes from floating to his ass. It was quite marvelous to be so close to that puppy but I didn’t want him to catch me staring… or drooling.


Dun dun dun! Not a lot, I know. Hence, a teaser! Anyway, to go along with the teaser promise I made to Senorita Kimberly, Chapter 13 will be submitted to Twilighted tomorrow. I'm only halfway done, but I'm working on it all today and tomorrow to pull of this deadline. She's a slave-driver, I tell you... A slave-driver!

On a serious note (cuz I do have one of those occasionally): Please keep your thoughts and prayers with the people of Chile and Hawaii. I can't even imagine the devastation and loss that has taken place in Chile let alone coupled with what's about to happen in Hawaii. Aftershocks are still continuing in Chile and the tsunami's impact will be affecting parts of the United States and other countries, as well. Please remember to keep these people in your prayers, too. C, CD reader Kirsten has family in New Zealand so please keep them in your thoughts. I know I will be. <3

Hawaii holds a special place for me. Suzy and I went on vacation there three years ago after her failed attempt to get to Europe. Long story, but, if you're interested, I'll tell you later. Anyway, I had never flown over water before and I was panicking like a MoFo. Thankfully, we landed safely all the way from New York. We spent a week in the ocean, snorkeling, climbing Diamondhead (volcano), watching sunsets on the beach, parasailing, and chasing Dog The Bounty Hunter. During a van ride back from one of our group activities, we somehow stumbled onto the set of LOST. Suzy was barely able to pull me back into the moving van. It took her almost an hour of pleading and threats to keep me from running from the hotel back to the set. :)

My thoughts, prayers, and heart go out to those affected by these horrific and tragic events. May God be with you. <3


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris



View of Diamondhead from the Honolulu Zoo

Waikiki coastline from the top of Diamondhead

Driving along the Waikiki coastline

Sunset on Waikiki beach

Me on Waikiki beach

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chapter 12 Follow Up

Please read this only AFTER you've read the chapter. It'll make a lot more sense that way. :)

OK, so, needless to say, I was scared shitless posting this chapter. Why? 1. There's not a lot of Jackson in it. I know the laser beam in which The Bone uses to draw the ladies in is strong and fierce and cannot be fucked with. Thing is that the lack of Jackson in this chapter speaks volumes. With Iris and Jackson spending every day of the past week together, generally having fun and getting to know one another, it's a big fucking deal that they're not speaking to one another. Yeah, you can blame Iris, but just remember that she's trying to keep her heart from being broken. She's slowly starting to realize that it's going to happen with or without him in her life. 2. Having Iris sing on stage with Kings Of Leon? Huge. Fucking. Deal. I can tell you that, as someone who has severe stage fright, getting up in front of people, even if it's just 1 or 2, can feel like you're dying. Panic attacks are common. My concern with how I wrote Iris, first as a nervous wreck and then coming into her own in the middle of her performance, is supposed to symbolize that she's growing. She began her adventure in Vancouver feeling as though she was fine with the way she was living her life and everything she was doing, with the exception of the grandmother situation. Then Jackson and his crew comes in, turns that all sorts of upside down, and she has to find some way to make that work. Her performance is just a metaphor for how she's going to handle the Jackson situation. I probably didn't make that clear in the actual story, and, for that, I'm sorry. Good thing my lazy ass decided to get a blog and explain shit, right?

So, as I mentioned earlier, the actual singing on stage with the Followill hotties was Dream #2. This is a big effin deal to me. I've wanted nothing more in life than to sing in front of people and not wanna vomit all over myself. Singing is the only thing I've ever wanted to do. My going to law school is simply Plan B (my parents HATE that I call it that-LOL). But seeing as how I can't even sing in front of Suzy without have copious amounts of alcohol and have no real actual talent, I have ruled becoming the next Mariah Carey off my list. LOL! So, this dream is super duper important to me. Not only because of that but because it goes with Chapter 13 so freaking well.

Anyway, I'm back to working on Chapter 13 tonight. I was hoping to have it done last night and get it posted on Sunday, but there's just SO much going on with it that I'm barely 1/3 of the way through. I'm trucking along, though! J finally got online last night to read what I had for it, and I made her cry. I'm guessing (hoping) it's a good thing. :P

So, now that I've rambled on and taken up 5 minutes of your day that you will never get back, the moral of this blog is this: Please don't kill me for the lack of Jackson in this chapter. It DOES serve a purpose.

P.S. To the ladies who have supported C, CD since the beginning, who tweet back and forth with me everyday, and who give me nothing but love and encouragement to keep writing, this chapter's for you. Having you be characters in my story is an honor FOR ME. You have no idea just how wonderful you all make me feel. I hearts you to death. #OperationKidnapGuBoneGardTinson


Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chapter 12 Teaser!

So, because Ms @GallifreyReject yelled at me last week for only posting links to the YouTube videos for the chapter instead of actually going with something written from the chapter, I decided to do right by you all (and her cuz she seems the type to get violent-LOL) and give you a little snippet from Chapter 12. My substitute beta for the moment, @qjmom, said she'll have the chapter up on Wednesday, late afternoonish. YAY for her awesomeness! So, here it is... Feel free to yell at me if you don't like it. But I'll still shake my fist and stick my tongue out at you from this side of the comp for doing so! *snicker*

“She’s freaking out about the concert.”

“All this because she’s going to try and bum rush the stage?”

I raised my head and looked at Suzy, realizing it was Kristen that was with her. Suzy gave me the eye, her indication that it was time to give up my secret. I nodded, letting Suzy know it was OK to tell her. I didn’t wanna look like a complete psycho, having a panic attack because I was supposedly going to try and lip-rape Caleb.

“Are you sure?” she asked me.

Though I had calmed down some, I still didn’t have the energy to speak so I nodded again.

“She was never going to do that,” she sighed.


I know it's not long, but that's why it's called a "Teaser." I can't just give it all away! Well, I can, but I'm a huge fan of cock-blocking when necessary. :P

So, when you read the latter half of the chapter on Wednesday, please keep this in mind: The way the song is supposed to go during the concert is way of the album version. In my dream, the band jammed for much longer at the end than what they actually did during their Vancouver show. Just so ya know...

Also, for the visuals of what the cast is wearing to the concert, click on the following, if you will:
Cast At KOL Concert, #1
Cast At KOL Concert, #2

As you can see, the cast really wasn't in a VIP section as I mentioned in Chapters 10 and 11. Once you read its description, and see what lies ahead in Chapter 13 *giggle*, you'll understand why I did this.

I'm off to work on Chapter 13! It's coming along quite nicely and I hope it doesn't take me forever to post. But you know me - I like to procrastinate and blame it all on Twitter. Plus, the new job? It's really cutting into my Professional Lazy Bum title.

Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chapter 12 Extra Goodies

Iris' Outfit:
Monkey shirt (pretend it's fitted and shorter)
Jeans
Peep-toe heels (pretend they match the Monkey shirt)
Make-Up

Concert:
Kings Of Leon's "Closer"
Kings Of Leon's "Closer (Live In Vancouver)

Edward/Bella Fic Recommendations:
Master Of The Universe (MoTu)
The Missaprehension Of Bella Swan (MoBS)
The University Of Edward Masen (UoEM)
When Fiction Becomes Reality


I'm working on Chapter 12 as you read this! I'm trying to get it done and submitted to Twilighted by tonight. I'm not feeling too well, though, but I'm gonna break on through to the other side ala The Doors.

Con Amor Siempre,
Iris

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chapter 11 Extra Goodies

Carrie Underwood's "Jesus Take The Wheel"
The Lonely Island's "I'm On A Boat"
Flower arrangement (just add matching ribbon)
Notch's "Que Te Pica"
Pitbull's "The Anthem"
Taylor Lautner dancing (just for shits and giggles)
Return To Paradise
August Rush
August Rush's "August's Rhapsody"

Blogs To Follow:
TwiCarol's Blog

Edward/Bella Fic Recommendations:
Bella Swan: Zombie Killer
Darkness
Expectations And Other Moving Pieces (EOMP)
Hit By Destiny
Beautiful, Dirty, Rich (BDR)
With Teeth
Edward Wallbanger
Dying By Degrees

Chapter 10 Extra Goodies

Damien Rice's "Cold Water" (LOST/Charlie Tribute)
Johnny Cash's "Hurt"

Other "Bad Family" Mix Songs:
Sarah McLachlan's "Fear"
The Blind Boys Of Alabama's "I Shall Not Walk Alone"
Leann Rimes' "What I Cannot Change"
Damien Rice's "Eskimo"
Damien Rice's "Eskimo (Live)"
Rascal Flatts' "I'm Moving On"
Sarah McLachlan's "Full Of Grace"
Mariah Carey's "Petals" (#1 on the playlist)

Score-Whore
The Village's "The Gravel Road"
Defiance's "Exodus"
Braveheart's "Wallace Courts Murron"
LOTR: The Fellowship Of The Ring's "The Bridge Of Khazad Dum"
LOTR: The Two Towers' "Evenstar"
LOTR: The Return Of The King's "The Return Of The King"
Transformers' "Bumblebee Captured"

Other:
Monkey shirt (pretend it's fitted and shorter)
While You Were Sleeping
WYWS is my favorite romantic comedy of all time... And it's not because the guy's name is Jack though that does help. LOL!
Steel Magnolias' "She's A Diabetic" scene (cuz the trailer doesn't do it justice)
Coincidence that the groom's name is Jackson? Think not!
13 Going On 30

Blogs To Follow:
ROBsessedBlog's Blog
KStewDevotee's Blog

Edward/Bella Fic Recommendations:
Emancipation Proclamation (EP)
Clipped Wings And Inked Armor (CWIA)
The Naked Guy Upstairs (TNGUS)
Elemental
High Anxiety
The Woods Are Lovely, Dark, And Deep (The Woods)

Jackson Fic Recommendations:
Vicious Circles
Polar

Chapter 9 Extra Goodies

The Wedding Singer
Adam Sandler's "Grow Old With You"
The Village
"Those We Don't Speak Of" scene
"Lucius And Ivy On Porch" scene

Chapter 8 Extra Goodies

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King

Chapter 7 Extra Goodies

Selena's "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom"
Mike Dexter's "Amand-DUH!"
Mike Dexter And William

Chapter 6 Extra Goodies

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers

Chapter 5 Extra Goodies

The Wedding Singer
A Proper Grito (Fast forward to 4:45)

Chapter 4 Extra Goodies

Iris' hair
Zoolander
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KStewDevotee On Twitter