Fanatical Addict

Hey folks!

Just here to give y’all an update. I haven’t gone into hiding, nor have I forgotten about you guys or my stories. My brain just went a little sideways and decided it needed to obsess over something else for a little while, namely my unadulterated love of television. (I think it wanted a break to write something other than fiction.) The plan is to have new chapters for you next week (Happy Labor Day BTW) of both Much Ado About Vampires and Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes.

I will say that I wrote a new Arrow One-Shot that’s up, if you’re looking for a story to tide you over. She’s Got a Way — Thea decides to throw a ball at the Queen Mansion. Olicity fluffy goodness. Based on the Billy Joel song She’s Got a Way.

But back to the topic at hand. (or fingertip if you prefer) Some of you might have guessed that I have a fierce abiding love of great television. I spend far too much time considering characters, plots, and theorizing on where any given show is headed. I love it. It feeds my soul a diet of twists and turns and heartbreaking revelations. I don’t have school any more for this outlet so I thought, “I don’t need no stinking assignments to finagle to include whatever show I’m obsessing over this week. Nope! I can do it all on my own!”

So I created a new website: Fanatical Addict. I spent the last couple weeks bingeing and writing about Dexter, as well as putting up a bunch of my essays, blog posts, and metas about Arrow, Sons of Anarchy, Battlestar Galactica, etc. I wrote three reviews of Dexter while I was watching it, so those are up as well. I plan on writing weekly reviews about the shows I’m watching this season, as well as metas whenever the mood strikes me.

Wanna know how I grew up to be such a nerd and why I started Fanatical Addict? Guardian of Voracious Viewers

Fascinated by a certain serial killer? My Messy Monster, Trinity Friends, Blood Never Lies
Like Greek Gods and Battlestar Galactica? Good Hunting
Like Shakespeare and Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Buffy & Faith
Sons of Anarchy? Metas & Reviews
Guardians of the Galaxy? Arrow?
Simply looking for a new show: TV Recommendations

This doesn’t mean any of my stories are on hiatus, the exact opposite in fact, I’ll be fresher when I update now. My brain loves options. And if I had my way, I’d get paid to write about television, but since I’m just me, you guys get my opinions and observations for free. Fair warning, though, these posts are not spoiler free in any way shape or form. Just so’s you know.

There’s something for everyone. Give it a try. Start a conversation. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and in general, I love talking about TV. I just do. I live in a town where people are more likely to watch the Kardashians than Dexter. So give me somebody to talk to, my brain will thank you for it. 😉

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

PS Feel free to share anything you find there. I like the idea of my thoughts being out there in the universe. And it’s a new site, so it could use your help! 🙂 Thanks in advance.

Interview for Secret Nerd Princess

Ever wanted to know what goes on in my head? Where I desperately want to travel to? What era I would visit if I had a time machine? Drink of choice?

It’s all in this interview. It was an honor to be asked to do this!

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

The Non-Canon Awards

I know, I know.  I do these on Friday’s normally, but I wanted to get this done now so that I can concentrate on my project.  See you guys hopefully Monday.  If not, I will catch you on the following week.

This lovely lady agreed to share her thought with us.  Please feel free to visit her, or to leave messages!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?  Secret Nerd Princess

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
The first place new chapters go up is on my wordpress site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/ and it’s the only site that has all my stories, fanfiction, original, and poetry. But I also post on Fanfiction, Better in Texas, Archive of our Own, and TheFlashArrowFanfiction. I’m Secret Nerd Princess on all of them.

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?

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Review for Much Ado About Vampires by Secret Nerd Princess

While I’m working on a new chapter of Much Ado About Vampires, Kittyinaz had some amazingly nice words to say about the story. Go give her some love y’all.

Psst: I also put out a new Arrow one-shot in honor of fanfic writers appreciation day: She’s Got a Way : https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/fanfiction-stories/arrow-universe/shes-got-a-way/

The Non-Canon Awards

I have some requests out to see if anyone wants to be interviewed.  Those stories are to be the first to be reviewed.  If you wish to be featured here, please contact me by leaving a message on this post!

Now, this lady I am going to review does crossovers often in the True Blood world, but this time she is doing a True Blood story based upon my favorite Shakespeare Play, Much Ado About Nothing.

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 Name of Story: Much Ado About Vampires

Fandom: TB

Author: Secret Nerd Princess

Site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/fanfiction-stories/much-ado-about-vampires/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Description (Authors): 

Set in an alternate version of America where the vampires and the fae have joined together to run the country, Sookie Stackhouse is sent by her great-grandfather Niall to infiltrate the Fae Court. Along the way she meets Eric Northman, Sheriff of Area Five, who is frustrating, high-handed, and gorgeous. Can two societies…

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At Arm’s Length

The humidity is gone just in time for me to start my work week! WHOO HOO!!! Just kidding. But at least our kitchen won’t be hotter than the all the levels of hell put together tonight.

The sun is shining and I got this chapter of Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes (in case you haven’t started this story yet) back from my sister just in time to get it out before I have to get ready for work. (Man, I really wish I were independently wealthy. I’d eat sushi everyday and do nothing but write stories for all of you.)

You know what’ll be great though? Getting reviews and comments for this chapter while I’m waiting on customers. It always makes me happy to remember that serving isn’t my life. Soon I have to start worrying about grad school applications, but until then I’m going to enjoy the last bits of summer that remain. And while doing that I’m going to swoon over Oliver & Felicity.

Once again: My sister is the best beta ever.
So here ya go y’all! Enjoy!

Chapter Five

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

The Eve of Destruction

Hey everybody! I hope you haven’t melted in the heat and humidity. And if you don’t know what i’m talking about, count your lucky stars! Speaking of, did anyone catch any of the Perseid meteor shower? I live in the city so no shooting stars for me. I’ll just have to hope one of you made a wish for me.

First, I have to confess that in the last chapter I had the meeting between Eric, Sookie, and Desmond happening during the daytime. WHOOPS! It’s because of what was coming in this chapter, but I got ahead of myself. You don’t need to reread the last chapter, just know that I changed it so that meeting happened just after sundown.

Onto the meet of this update. I apologize that these chapters took longer to get out than I expected. You’ll see why. Lots of research and random questions to my sister this time around. Originally this was all one chapter, but it ended up super long, so it got divided up into two. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂

These are the last chapters before we actually begin the actual play. Up until now, I’ve only worked with the backstory that was never fleshed out in the original text. Most of the theater-goers at this time would well versed in the war that Shakespeare mentioned, which, if I recall correctly was supposed to be all the crazy shit between England and Spain that led to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. The Spanish Armada happened in 1588 and Much Ado was written in 1598…so I could be wrong. It is summertime and I gave my Shakespeare brain a vacation.

Anyhow, lemme know what you think! Leave comments! Reviews! Unicorn smiley faces! Whatever floats your boat.

As usual a mad amount of love goes out to my sister for beta-ing. As well as to Kittyinaz and Realjena who were immense helps on these chapters.

But any way it goes, ENJOY!

Chapter Four
Chapter Five

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

PS. If you haven’t jumped on board Much Ado About Vampires, just click and it’ll take you to the beginning!

Smoakin’ Lance Bash

Happy Monday (almost Tuesday) y’all! Or maybe for some of you it’s already Tuesday! You ready for another chapter of Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes? I certainly hope so, because that’s what I’ve got for you.

My sister’s at Annual Training for the military this week so alas, no beta this time–all the mistakes are all mine. I’m fairly certain she’ll read it and lemme know if I screwed anything up royally, but not until she gets home. On a side note: she’d probably be highly entertained to see the picture I have in my head of what she’s doing this week. It involves a lot of grunting, sweaty men and rolling around in the dirt. Speaking of sweaty men, did anyone catch Stephen Amell’s quick guest shot on WWE Raw tonight? LMAO. I’m so not a wrestling fan, but when my bro-in-law messaged me to say he was on…well, I’d be remiss if I didn’t research this. For science, you know. Science I tell you!

Other than that, I’m trying to be a good girl and not just rewatch Walking Dead all night, so I can take Meredith (my 2004 Pontiac) into the mechanics in the morning. Depending on how long it takes, you might get a new chapter of Much Ado About Vampires sooner rather than later. She’s old. There’s a lot wrong with her.

Anyhow, without further Felicity-like babbling on my part (my filter is always broken–in case you were wondering) I give you the next chapter of PPV.

Chapter Four

Enjoy! Read! Review! Enjoy! Drink whiskey! (oh wait, that’s me…tee hee hee)

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

PS: I’d also like to remind y’all that the 11th & 12th bring the Perseid Meteor shower to you! So go somewhere dark and wish upon a falling star.

Losing the Battle

Hey folks! Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all happy and well.

I’m about to run out the door to volunteer at our local theater and then off to see J Roddy and the Business at the local microbrewery. Full day! Hope my laundry understands that getting a chapter out to you was far more important than any silly household chores.

Without further Ado (see what I did there? wink wink nudge nudge) I present to you the last chapter of the prologue of Much Ado About Vampires.

Chapter three

As always, comments are nice! I like comments. Okay, gonna go put on my boogie shoes.

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

Update: Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes

Just a quick note, since I’m about to run out the door to go see my Tigers play baseball! I hope you enjoy this chapter, I’m starting to bring in Oliver’s point of view in this one. Less action this time around, more character stuff!

Enjoy! Chapter Three!

Also, I’ve messed with a few different banners and I’m asking y’alls opinion on which one you like best. Also, reviews are awesome. Comment below or on the Chapter three page. It makes me happy!

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PPV 10 copyHave a great day! I’m off to the baseball game.

mad lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

Baseball and Bawdiness

Hey folks!

Happiest of Sundays! Well, it’d be a better Sunday if I didn’t have to work, but I do get to go see the Detroit Tigers play against the Baltimore Orioles next week in return–so there is that. Bet you’d never have guessed I was a huge baseball fan, would ya? LOL. But yup, been watching them since I was a kid when my grandfather only allowed three shows on the television: The news, The Tigers, and Star Trek.

Guess what? Y’all get a new chapter of Much Ado About Vampires! If you haven’t started reading yet, just click on that little link and hop on board the Shakespeare Sookie express.

Once again, I have to thank Meridian & Kittyinaz for all their help! These ladies let me pick their brains at 2 am while I explain scenes that come later and they ask me great questions. This story owes much to them! Also, once again, huge thanks go out to my little sis who has become my beta. I never really officially asked her, I just began sending every chapter for her to look over.

Well, without further ado…

Chapter Two — Prologue
Warning: Lemons/Naughtiness

We’re still in the pre-story, if you will. The basis for which, if you’re a Shakespeare’s Much Ado fan, developed out a few lines in the play that insinuate that Beatrice and Benedick had a pre-existing relationship of some sort.

But like I’ve said before: It’s not really necessary for you to know the original text. It just makes it more fun for me, the English major who graduated and is really missing professors who give me an assignment and I go…”Well what do you think if I interpret it this way?”

Any way it goes. ENJOY!

Mad Lovely,
Secret Nerd Princess

PS: You can also start at the beginning of Chapter One — Prologue if you haven’t read that yet.
PPS: (LOL) You can also check out Pride & Pride & Vigilantes iffin yr feeling like an Arrow story.

All the Time in the World

Hey folkses! I hope this post finds you well and happy. And if not, I hope the update for Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes helps bring a bit of joyful sunshine into your life.

Been working on updating the website, it’s been a long time coming, but time wasn’t on my side for a while there. Now it is. And I love any chance to play with Adobe Photoshop. Speaking of: I might just create a banner specific to this story after I send this post out into the world.

So I’ve got the second chapter of PPV for y’all and then I’ll continue working on the second chapter of Much Ado About Vampires. I’m very much enjoying having two stories, two very different stories, to work on at the same time. It makes me happy and keeps me busy, which I enjoy. Having too much time on my hands means I should do laundry or some such banal task. I’d much rather be writing stories. But then again, I’d pretty much never leave the house and do nothing but write if I had my way. And if I were independently wealthy. But since that isn’t really an option, I will simply enjoy the time I find to write and suck it up when I have to do things like work.

A note on chapter two of PPV: I am not a tech genius, unlike Felicity Smoak. I used what little tech knowledge I do have, but tried not to get too specific. LOL. If you are a techie genius, please forgive me if it’s not as technically specific as it might have been. And, you know, suggest a website I might use for research. 🙂

Without any further babbling on my part, I may not share Felicity’s tech genius, but I most certainly share her ability to babble, I give you Chapter Two of Pride & Prejudice & Vigilantes.

Have a lovely day/night, whatever it is wherever you are.