Friday, January 8, 2010

The Birth of a Blog

*waving* Hello everyone! After our Twilight blog ended, Rain and I decided to continue on in a slightly broader format. Here's a glimpse at the intimate conversations that brought us to this new venture:

SCENE: Roughly a week ago. Facebook Inbox.

So, Rain. I'm bored. Wanna start a blog?

Really? Seriously? Because I'm so bored! So, what would we talk about?

Hmm... Well, I love Twilight exponentially more than as much as the next gal, but I'm more than just Twilight. I'm also incredibly obsessed with other things. You know, like writing. And reading Twi... I mean, reading other books. Think people would want to read about that?

I think so. I mean, I love Twilight too but I do read other things too. *glances around at the piles of books on the floor* Yeah, I think I could talk about books. But, you know I can't discuss books without also wanting to discuss the movies and tv shows that they make from books. I mean, how could I not talk about the Salvatore brothers and Edward and Emmett and hopefully someday Gale and Peeta and Jace and Sam? I need that loophole.

Oh, totally! And, you know, when I write sometimes I listen to music. So we can include music, too! Right?

Sure! *thinking* Why don't we just discuss whatever we want to talk about? I could do a weekly update on what I'm reading. I probably shouldn't do strict reviews because, 1. I hate reviews and don't read them, and 2. I find it hard to say mean things about a book - even when it sucks. Unless it really sucks. But I'd love to share what I'm reading and hear what other people think too.
And you could still do you fan-fic updates right?

Ooh, yes! And "whatever we want" is so... so... freeing. Especially since I tend to rant. *whispering* Does this include makeup? Because this lipstick I just got is ah-mayze-ing! *worried look* But, can I still rant? I tend to rant a lot...

I do love that lipstick... so, sure! And yes, I love it when you go all Meadow Rooney and rant away. It's my most favorite thing.
And, can we be a bit more personal? You know I loved 'working' as a superhero but maybe since we hung up our capes we could show a bit more of our true selves? Like, *ahem* my true hair color?

*laughing* But, I do look like my avatar! *shaking my head* Okay, not really. But I do make that face often:

Oops. Look at that. I just "outed" myself, didn't I?

You sure did. Full frontal! I was inspired to snap a shot too...
Hi I'm drunk and I like books!

*laughing hysterically* That works! After all, we are both usually drunk AND like books! *winking*

How about this one? It says "I don't believe you've ever really read a book."

*snorts* Oh that's perfect! What does this one say to you?

Ooh, you look like you're gonna beat me with your book. I kinda like it. *snicker*

Who's the resident bitch now? Hmmm?

I think Bitchtown has expanded to Population: 2.

"Why are you bothering me while I'm reading this book? Hmm?"

I'm pretty sure that's the same look Mr. Rain and Baby Showers get daily from me when they interrupt my precious reading time.

Oh, and we all know you loooooove books. Like this picture. It says to me: "I want to read you some smut. Naked."

*giggle* "Do you want me to read you a lemony story?"

SCENE: A while later, after we'd sobered up and stopped laughing at ourselves.

So... The consensus is that we should do a blog, based on our love of fiction and all things funky, odd, irritating, and any other general tomfoolery. Like the fact that I imagine Bradley Cooper in all his yummy deliciousness as my James in Frozen Spring. (Think about it. It so works.) Or the fact that I am convinced that pandas are incredible assholes.

*confused look* Um, Meadow... are pandas some sort of code word in fanfic speak? You know, like lemons? And who the f*ck is Bradley Cooper? *shakes head* Anyway, I am so excited to talk about a bunch of random nothingness! Even if you don't like pandas.

No, it's just a fact: pandas are bastards. And this is Bradley Cooper. You know, that guy from The Hangover!

You really need to take your nose out of a book and watch a movie sometime. *wink*


That, my friends and readers, is how this blog came to be. So what is it? It's a blog about books, fiction (fan and otherwise), and anything else that seems remotely related to that in our minds. We hope you enjoy this Whimsical Fu.. I mean, FICery. *smirks and points to blog header*

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Coming Soon!

Meadow & Rain will be going live on Friday, 1/8/10! Come back and visit us tomorrow - our first real post will be up sometime in the morning!

Whimsical Women

Hi everyone! What can I tell you about me that you don't already know? I'm a mom. I'm a snarky wordsmith. I'm a shoe h00r and a twitter addict. I raise my eyebrow in disbelief a lot. I mock constantly. I would sell my kidneys to have half of the talent in Neil Gaiman's pinky. Pitch me a story with some sort of space exploration and I'm totally there. I'm another one of those gals who says "Twilight inspired me to write!" And as cliche as that sounds, it's totally true. I started writing in the wonderful and educational world of fanfiction and am currently working on my first YA manuscript. If I ever get published (ha!) you can all say "I knew her when..." ;) Twilight also introduced me to a giant community with some hysterical women, one of whom I'm now blogging with. *waves at Stacie*

Follow Leigh on Twitter here:

*waves over at Leigh* Okay, so I am a self-confessed book whore. I will read pretty much anything, and if I really like something, I will read it more than once. I've read almost every genre, but I'm currently addicted to YA fiction. I mainly enjoy books that have an element of the supernatural - you know, vampires, werewolves, shadowhunters - that type of thing. Aside from reading, I'm a mom who regularly needs drinks wine, a wife who can't cook or clean very well, and sometimes I try to get crafty.

You all should know, I don't do Book Reviews, I do Recommendations. Mainly because I am soft-hearted and hate to say something bad about a book. So, if you see a book recommended here, it's because I loved it (or Leigh loved it - she does recs too). Oh, and also? I really suck at titles. I think everyone should know this because it's true. I hate them.

Follow Stacie on Twitter here:

And if you want to see how we met and where this all began, you can visit here:


Occasionally we have guest contributors to the blog. These amazing women are funny, smart, and incredibly well-read.