I'm a thirtysomething mom of two who came to the party a little late. I'm a fan of the Harry Potter books. I saw all the movies. I watched Goblet of Fire a half dozen times. Never thought much about the actor who played Cedric Diggory. I mean, like I said, I'm in my thirties. I shouldn't find a Harry Potter character attractive. Right?
Then last year EW ran a horrible cover story on the making of Twilight (Rob looked atrocious and in pain on the cover) and it piqued my interest because I'd always been a fan of vampire stories. I mentioned the book to my sister, who decided to buy it and read it during her vacation the following week. I figured I'd borrow it from her at some point if she thought it was good. Ah, so naive. Less than a week later, my sister calls me from an airport in Mexico. She is frantically searching through airport bookstores for New Moon. I laugh because she has clearly been consuming too much tequila. Again, naive. She tells me she's dropping the book off at my house as soon as she gets back as long as I promise to start it right away. I have a book club selection I'm reading but I promise I will. A week later I have read Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse back to back. I finish Eclipse the week after Breaking Dawn is released. I can't imagine what fans had to endure by having to wait a year in between installments. I couldn't wait a day in between the books.
I didn't hate BD as much as other fans did but I was left feeling a little empty. I learned then that Stephenie Meyer was the ultimate cockblock. I couldn't get my mind off of her "fade to black" honeymoon sequences. So, I started to Google. Certainly, there must be more people like me who wanted more, right? I found the Lexicon and played around there for a bit before getting directed over to FFn.
So it was August 2008 when I discovered fan fiction. When I learned what a lemon was. When I learned that I loved DTE. When I stopped reading my book club selections. (Really? You want me to read Revolutionary Road instead of The Dominant? Ah, no.) When I started wondering what Rob Pattinson thought about Demi and Ashton's age differences. To paraphrase Britney, I'm not a girl, not yet a cougar.
So here I am. You can find me attached to my BlackBerry waiting for jandco, wtvoc, tara sue me or some of the other terribly talented writers to update and provide me with my daily dose of smut.
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