So let me do a little catching up…. muchtvs deserves a mention here, considering every time I see an update I give a little squeal of delight. Thursday Afternoon was the epitome of angst as is it’s sequel Best of Intentions. And And I think she writes my favorite Seth. The lines that she comes up with! They’re hysterical, so I guess it isn’t surprising that she can drop a funny story here and there. A Small Favor. Bottom line, muchtvs’s stories are some of the most carefully crafted fiction I’ve seen. muchtvs please update soon.
bonnied is my next pick. She’s the one who convinced me that there is potential for Ryan and Summer as a pair. And I long to see it on the show. I imagine, that three or four years down the line if The O.C. is still on the air, it will come. In anycase, she can pile on the angst, the heat, and on occasion the funny. I couldn’t choose one story, there are so many that I loved. Summer Again which BTW, was blocked at work – damn filters. And there wasn’t even any sex in it. Go figure. (The filter at work also blocked half my searches on the Holocaust too, and lets kids access porn, so I don’t’ give it much credence.) So check out Bonnied’s stories. I’m looking and not sure I even read all of them!
I can’t ignore elzed who has absolutely and totally corrupted me. Yup, it’s all her fault, with that gentle prodding in one of the chapters in the Chinos Redux to check out the hotter version on LJ. So while she didn’t drag me by the hair... she gave me a new appreciation for *cough* porn *cough*. But like bonnied she can tell a great story. Check them out…. I know that I have to go back and read some I’ve missed and reread some just for the heck of it. Just be prepared to take a cold shower afterwards.
Lately, 60schic is more into the one shots. But who can forget her Sanctuary, where she sold me on a Ryan/Hailey union. Her writing offered a new dimension to Hailey which the show absolutely ignored. And well, what can I say, she drew me in. Would love to see more from 60schic and I saw a post that there might be something new on the horizon?
I would lurk on TWoP and everyone kept pimping War but I just didn’t really try to get into it, because Soccer, male bonding was just not my thing. Well, I was finally convinced to read this after hearing everyone pummel joey51 because poor Ryan must be turning blue having been tackled by lots and lots of soccer players and she had better update soon. Glad I didn’t miss this one. It had such a great mix of friendship, rivalry, bonding, and great writing. Joey, please write more!
Yeah, so I’m cheating, I’m choosing more than seven. Did anyone really think I could just choose seven?
So over to the other side of the Ocean… mel39. I was thinking of posting a chrismukkah challenge, where Kirsten gets mad at Ryan. I was thinking along the lines of the mad we saw on Valentine’s day when she shoved Sandy’s roses down the garbage disposal. But I digress. I realized that it was silly to post the challenge, because mel39 had just posted Part of the Family. I don’t know how to explain it, but Mel draws me in. From the first story I saw, Fragile Threads to its companion. I think Mel paints one of my favorite Ryans.
Last (for today at least) but not least, there’s cheekymice. I believe the only story I’ve read of hers is She’s Come Undone. I see there are more and I’ll have to make a decision this weekend, read or write. (You people can vote and let me know.) Cheeky, can heat up the screen/paper, make me cry and make me laugh too. Frankly, this story has had me on a roller coaster of emotions and I can’t wait to see the next update.
Okay,it’s nearly 10 a.m. and I’ve been not working for two hours. Do you think it’s time I go earn my paycheck? And my volunteer just arrived, so I better pretend to work. More this weekend on different authors and maybe life in general.