Episode 20: More Powerful than Bella's Hymen

Author: Tempation Staff // Category: ,
This week we welcome Tasha (GiveUsAKiss413) as a guest.

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Show Notes

-The Twilight Awards are dead.
- The Pirate Talking Twilight Contest - entries due by June 12th (cutting it close, we know, but we just found out about this one) - rules and such on thefournikationfoundation's FFn profile
- The Age of Edward Contest - we're gonna go with americnxidiot's profile this week, where you can find the posted rules - deadline is July 15th
- The Sparkle and Snark-full Twilight Humor Contest, hosted by our own Shannon
- The Essence of Charlie Swan One-Shot Challenge
- The Indie Twific Awards are coming!
- The Twilight Body Swapping Contest still going on until August 13th - rules over on thehatdoesnothing FFn profile
And remember to:
- Vote for the 'You're Never Too Young To Start Writing' Noms over on twilightedteensblog.blogspot.com, which ends July 1st
- Nominate fics for the Bellies, which opens June 8th! Categories are now posted in various places, but you nom over at thecatt.net

Listener Emails
-Vampire Virgins?
-First Fanfic ever?
-We get a little controvertial
-Why do authors abandon their stories?
-then we get a little more controversial
-How do we fell about shirtless Rob? Pretty darn good.
-Jasper the poodle?

Fic of the Week - Discussion of the Bellie Categories!

Canon Fic That's Better Than Canon
Best Comedy
Plot You Wish You Came Up With
Update You Twitter About
Alice You Wish Was Your Best Friend
Best Slash
Best Real Person Fic (RPF)
Favorite Darkward
Best Banner
Most Re-readable
Best Non-Smutty Story (Rated T or under)
Best Unresolved Sexual Tension (UST)
Best Twist on a Canon Quote

Try to nominate something in every category!

Main Discussion

Watch the New Moon trailer with us

Thw Writing Process
- Where do we get ideas from?
- Do you post right away or sit on it for a while?
- What gets you motivated to write?
- How much research do you put into things you don't know about?
- Do you outline before or just go with it?

Music Game

What Are We Reading this Week

Stories Mentioned this Week

-Heatwave by RubyWednesday
-The Teenage Angts Brigade by jandco
-Boycotts and Barflies by vjgm
-Breaking Bella by sixeightshuffle
-Three Steps to Zero by Fat Apollo Love (??)
-Dark Side of the Moon by blondie
-Frenemies by McVampy (pulled and on her LJ now)
-Vampire in the Basement by michellephants
-The Red Line by winndsinger
-Legal Briefs by blueheronpl
-What a Horror by ereen
-The Mirrors by adorablecullens
-Cullen's Island by jandco
-A Matter of Convienence by Spotzle
-The Lost Boys by hwimsey
-The Bomb Diggity's stuff
-Festa Italiana by Jen's WordSong
-One Shot Collection by Jen's WordSong and qjmom
-Bonne Foi by amethyst jackson
-Period by ??
-If Love Could Light a Candle by Pastiche Pen
-Behind Enemy Lines by adorablecullens
-Meyer University by SH.C
-Innocent, Vigilant, Ordinary by Oxymoronix8
-Bella Hale by JulesSC
-Midnight Desire by twilightzoner
-Place Your Bets by Vanilla Beans and katiebellecullen
-Nothing Left to Lose by SarahJayneFics
-Blame it on the Cuervo by CallistoLexx
-Bella Swan Diaries by ninapolitan
-Miami at Twilight by mischief-maker1
-The Doctor's Son by michellemybelle
-The Tutor by ItzMegan73
-Bella Swan: Kidnapper by Kambria Rain
-Maybe, I'm Amazed by alicedances

17 Responses to "Episode 20: More Powerful than Bella's Hymen"

MsKathy Says :
June 10, 2009 at 9:52 PM

Thanks so much to the three co-hostesses for indulging my questions. It was nice to hear a discussion of each topic and I appreciate your willingness to "go there" with them.

Love the episode title; I can't read it without dissolving into a fit of giggles.

Tiffany Says :
June 10, 2009 at 11:03 PM

LOL so my story is on here, but the penname is WRONG. It's Breaking Bella by sixeightshuffle!

bemylullaby Says :
June 10, 2009 at 11:10 PM

Hey I just wanted to give you guys a heads up. I'm one of the author's co-hosting the Pirate Talking Contest and we've decided to extend the deadline until Friday, June 26th.

Anonymous Says :
June 10, 2009 at 11:15 PM

Eeek. Sorry about that. I fixed it.

Tiffany Says :
June 10, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Haha thank you :) This podcast was hilarious!

mozzer0906 Says :
June 11, 2009 at 6:58 AM

I'm only partway through the episode, but I thought I would pop in and give my initial thoughts.

The database I believe you are talking about is the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and it contains the ssn, name, date of birth, date of death and other information of most deceased persons who were reported to the Social Security Administration (at least going back to 1962) in the US. However, I don't believe it is updated in real time, there is probably a lag between death and reporting to the site. /nerdspeak off.

I have been a part of many an internet community and this entire "faking your death" is not uncommon. Both of the communities I joined while pregnant with each of my children had more than one person fake a pregnancy which would ultimately result in a stillbirth or a child who died shortly after birth - taking a bunch of hormonal pregnant women close to childbirth completely over the edge. The only rhyme or reason behind this that I have ever been able to discern is that these people are sick twisted drama whores who thrive off of getting people all worked up over nothing. I have no idea if this is true or untrue, however if it is true that she faked her death, she needs professional help and yesterday.

I couldn't agree more about the rapefics. I believe it demeans the very difficult healing process and stark reality of rape/abuse to turn it into something titillating and exciting. It just isn't. I know women who have been raped and no, they never once found it a turn on, they never fell in love with their attacker - not even the ones who knew them prior to being raped and they still to this day have issues with what happened to them. To reduce such a life changing event to something for entertainment purposes is gross. It is one thing to have the event treated with the magnitude that it deserves (such as recovering from rape/abuse), but to pass it off as sexually stimulating is just, just NO.

When I saw your episode title before I was able to listen, I totally pondered how hymenized vampBella would fare with sex, lol. Thanks for making my giggle.

Jax Says :
June 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Good times, good times.

I wanna be Tasha's friend.

I love conspiracy theories, the DaddysLittleCannibal one is intruiging. I'm really sorry if it's true, and I'm really unamused if it's not. It's the Elvis Effect.

Anonymous Says :
June 11, 2009 at 4:06 PM

i love your podcast!
its soo funny!

Anonymous Says :
June 11, 2009 at 4:07 PM

i love the alice in Mr. Horrible

Vicki-Michelle Says :
June 11, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Great podcast and a good range and a fair few fics that I have never heard of - I'm excited to get started on them.
I couldn't stop laughing at the hymen thing and Natasha was hilarious and a great addition.
Still loving the podcast keep up the fab work.

Anonymous Says :
June 12, 2009 at 6:26 PM

I'd love to listen to this episode but it seems like it won't let me download the link/the podcast. I'm having a slight trouble and I'm not sure why it's responding so strangely.

Anonymous Says :
June 12, 2009 at 8:49 PM

If you're doing a direct download, it doesn't work with internet explorer. You need firefox.

dazzled eyes22 Says :
June 13, 2009 at 7:10 AM

Thanks for another great podcast. Tasha was a riot! I love the length of the podcast, but you could tighten the Music Game a little. My suggestion is that the music clips can be planned and songs cut to a uniformed time. Keep up the great work!

Jess Says :
June 13, 2009 at 10:06 AM

Liked the episode. Tasha was pretty funny.
Honestly, I'd cut the music game. That's just me, I usually skip it because I don't really enjoy it. It's also better with less people on the show. Less chaotic.

And I kind of laughed at the Jessica discussion. As you can tell, my name is Jess.

Anonymous Says :
June 15, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Great episode! Tasha was really funny.

I think I 'cheated' a bit on the Alice thing for the Bellies. The ones I picked were ones which stay pretty close to canon (like Alice from Dark Side of the Moon and The Boy in the Cafeteria).

Caitlin, I'm so glad you rec'ed The Tutor, that fic is awesome and deserves more attention.

I love the music game! Don't cut it out. I don't mind the episode length as long as you're actually talking about fanfic and fandom related things. I think if you want to cut out something, you could cut out some of the really off topic stuff and inside jokes. Also sometimes, there's a lot of random waiting, like when someone is trying to figure out what song to play or you're just waiting for someone to answer something and they're thinking about it.

Anonymous Says :
July 3, 2009 at 10:55 PM

Catching up with back podcasts.This one is really good! I love how you tackle all topics, even the controversial ones! Thanks!

Midnight Freesia Says :
July 17, 2009 at 5:06 AM

Loved the episode! It definitely made sense, and I agree with you on the rape concept — it takes a lot for rape victims to heal again. I'm writing a fanfiction where Jacob raped Bella before the fic started, and now as I re-read over it, I realize she should seriously heal much slower.... ¬¬ Also realized how condescending I sounded within my authors notes...
Also, Tasha — Mac's forever. We rock. :)

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