Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September Spotlight Member - Zen Mar

Zen Mar

Zen Mar is this month’s spotlight member and I’m happy to say that when this was announced I was so friggin excited! LOL She has been a helpful member of the forums for a long time now, always there with a kind word to say!

I don’t really remember when Zen and I started to talk, it just seems like we always have! Most of our conversations consist of healthy disagreements on wether Spike or Angel is the better vampire for Buffy. And because I know how much she loves Buffy and Spike together I’m going to post this little bit of hotness ( *covers eyes*)

Is it over yet? Oh good…Now back on track. LOL

Zen Mar is a huge fan of music; other memorable conversations include our mutual love of Wicked and squeeing over the awesomeness that is Hans Zimmer. LOL oh and Johnny Depp, don’t forget him…yes I totally agree with this!!! LOL

I also asked a few of Zen’s other peeps about what Zen Mar means to them

LPlover FFN said

First time I spoke to Zen Mar was on the FFAA thread. All of us were discussing possible fandoms for Fandom of the month and i slightly fell in love with her as she knew the Inheritance series, which is usually rare as most only know the one film that has come out. After a pretty long discussion of the books we have, we fell out of contact only for her to come back in my life 4 months later. And though I didn't recognize that it was the same person at first, I'm glad that I do now because it's brilliant how most of the stuff between us is common. I love the fact that even with twelve and a half hours of time difference in our time zones, we still get to spend time together, as little as it is as each friendship must be cultivated so. And I love my fic-sistah, SusanC aka Zen Mar.

Some Facts about ZM:
*She loooooves Dramione and would do anything for it.
*I keep to seem forgetting she likes Heroes as well (must google it,LOL).
*She works in a place where you get to meet celebrities( She saw Rob, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!)
*She sits up till the wee hours of the morning chatting with everyone on Facebook.
*She is a twin-whore as she and I spent loads of time tagging James Phelps in almost twenty-five tweets as we chatted with one another about the awesomeness of Harry Potter.

I really must thank her from the bottom of my heart for cleaning out my garbage grammar, for improving me as a person in some subtle ways and being a very very very good friend. I love you, Zen Mar!!

ARae Marie Davies said

I absolutely adore our Zen Mar. I’ve only know her for a few months, but we clicked from the very beginning, must have been our mutual love for Tom Felton. She’s an incredible friend and just you wait for her stories about the idiot tourists or rude celebrities….

She’s my go-to girl for anything Dramione and my fic-search buddy. I know I can trust any fic she sends my way to be a great read. We’re HP generation and damn proud.

Also, a post about Zen Mar wouldn’t be complete without a nod to the sexilicous Zachary Quinto. I might have had to google Sylar the first few times she mentioned him, but hot damn, I’m glad I did.


Zen Mar is a huge fan of Harry Potter, with Dramonie aka Draco/Hermione is her go to pairing. As someone who was previously in the HP fandom I just wanted to link her ( and any of you others who will be interested) to some great fics I used to read.

Her Decision by MajiKat

Draco Malfoy. Death Eater? The Devil incarnate? Or lost soul? Six years ago he disappeared without a trace. Now, he's back, and after a chance encounter, Hermione Granger's life takes a turn she was not expecting.

Confessions of a Fugative

Year is 2000… the gang are all 20 years old… Harry is the hero of the wizarding world, a widower with a little girl; Lily – Lily’s godparents are Ron and Hermione… Ron is married to Luna… Hermione is pining over the love she lost, so long ago… Ginny and Neville are together, going strong – they’re engaged… then there is Draco Malfoy, who is still in hiding, his only correspondent is the one person everyone believes he hates.

Hermione 88’s trilogy

Hermione and Draco are forced to work together when they are both accepted to the same Auror training facility, but when their respect for each other grows and a friendship begins, will hard times and tribulations force them apart or possibly strengthen their relationship more than they could have ever imagined? Read to find out. TRILOGY COMPLETE! CHECK OUT 'TWO WARS TO FIGHT' AND 'IN THE END . . .'

Story 1:

Story 2:

Story 3:

The Lioness’s Son by Queen Sabreen

Don't get drunk in your graduation party is a lesson Hermione will never forgot. The result of her nocturnal rendezvous is her unexpected pregnancy. Now as her son grows up, she finds that she must tell him a secret. The secret of the father's identity. But the catch is, she doesn't know it herself.

Zen is also our resident Heroes fan, it’s also the fandom in which she has written her first ( and currently only) story. Its a o/s, featuring Sylar and Peter in a dreamworld.

Her fic can be found here

As a way to show my appreciation for what an awesome and supportive friend Zen Mar is I wanted to make her a banner for her story, which you can see below.

I hope you had an awesome time being this months spotlight member!!

Hugs and Kisses

Ashes at Midnight, with help from LPlover FFN and ARae Marie Davies

Monday, September 12, 2011

And the winner is...

It’s that time you’ve all been waiting for; time to announce the winners of the first FanficAholics Anon Look-a-like contest, and Movie Poster Competition.

The entries poured in thick and fast, and the admin of FFA were rather glad that the voting system was a public one, thus saving us from any difficult decision making.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submitted an entry to either contest, plus all those who took time out of their doubtlessly busy schedules to vote. Without the continued support, enthusiasm and dedication of its members, FFA would not exist!

So, it is without further adieu that we declare that the joint winners of the FFA Look-a-like Contest were..... *insert drum roll*

Ashesatmidnight Fanfic as the late Amy Winehouse, and, Rose Masen Cullen as Sofia Bush.

The winner of the first FFA Movie Poster Contest was....

Silverspoon with a Barbie doll inspired ‘American Beauty’ spoof.

Congratulations to all the winners, who will be receiving either a Twilight or Buffy The Vampire Slayer themed prize from the contests’ co-hosting admin, Officer Spread ‘em, aka Vampmama.

Sweet September

Cupcake Week 12th – 18th September

The time has come for Officer Cupcake to reign supreme and show off her cupcake eating skills! But word is she needs new recipes! So at FFA HQ we’ve been talking about the best way we could make this happen and get everyone involved.

We give you the FFA Cupcake Cook Book!

To be involved and get your copy, you'll need to:

Create a document on the forum.

Headline it with ‘Your Recipe Name’ (why not mix it up and add a fandom theme in there?).

Include measurements of each ingredient and a detailed description on how to make it.

Add your name and an email address we can contact you on.

To complete it, snap a picture and upload it to our Cupcake album on the forum.

When we have a few recipes we will pretty them up, add them, with pictures supplied, to a PDF and post to all members who would like a copy (look out for the document requesting email addresses for posting). There you have it, FFA’s very own cupcake cook book and all thanks to YOU!

We’re also adding a bit more sugar to sweeten the deal; Officer Cupcake herself will be choosing her favourite recipe based on looks and creativity (sadly she won't have time to try cook all the recipes herself and this is where photos are important!). The winner will receive the cook book ‘200 Cupcakes’ by Joanna Farrow valued at $14.95RRP (AUD)! So get your recipes in before the 20th of September.

(PDF booklet will be posted in the last week of September, as will the winners book.)

Talk Like A Pirate Day 19th September

Captain Jack Sparrow says ‘tis COMPETITION time! We want to spy upon ye portraits of ye ‘n ye buckos or ye kin dressed in ye pirate best. A pirate booty be given to the best looker. Pin them in th’ book o’ portraits.

If ye not wantin' to dress up ye can scrawl ye email in th’ parchment to get ye books of booty for ye scallywags.
-Capt’n Silverspoon has written two PDF books on activities (fun & educational) to do with your children on Talk Like A Pirate Day. Book one is for 3-5 year olds and book two is for 5-7 year olds. Both books include a colouring in page hand drawn by Capt’n AshesAtMidnight. All kiddies that participate and send us a picture of their colouring in will get a handmade certificate of completion certifying that they be part of th’ crew and need not walk the plank.-

If ye don’t want t’ share ye portraits and ye got no scallywags but ye`d like t' join th' crew, here be a wee fun things ye can do.

Find yer sea dog name an' swabbiea by clickin’ ‘ere ‘n changin’ ye FaceBook name to ye pirate name for th’ day. Share with ye matey’s ye new persona.

Scribble all ye posts in buccaneer talk. Ye can translate them ‘ere.

Change ye FB language to English (pirate) ‘n ‘ave a giggle at ye new words.

Have a pirate party ‘n share with ye crew ye portraits of ye and ye matey’s drinkin’ th’ rum. Ye can even make some delicious pirate party food.

Find a Seafarin' hearty Festival in ye homeport an' join in wi' th' other scallywags fer a whole tide o' fun.

Whatever ye do, don’t forget to blabber to ye mates ‘bout the rum drinkin’ festivities with ye shipmates at FFA. The more, the merrier they say. Arrrg.

Capt'n Chaz

Where’s all the rum gone?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Fandom Of The Month

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! It’s Disney month here at FanficAholics Anon!

It’s unlikely that there’s one among us who has not been captivated by the magic of a Disney movie as a wide-eyed child, and now FFA is offering you all the chance to relive those pre-salad days among friends.

Founded on 16th October 1923, the company was first known as Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and was the baby of Walt Elias Disney and his brother, Roy O. Disney. In 1938, the studio became publicly traded as Walt Disney Productions, and it was not until 1986 that it adopted its current name of The Walt Disney Company. Today, it boasts one of the largest and best-known movie studios in Hollywood, and is worth an estimated $69.206 billion.

The very first Disney production was a short, silent film in 1923 entitled ‘Alice’s Wonderland’, which depicted a child actress named Virginia Davis interacting with a series of animated characters. Since then Disney has come a long way, moving expertly with the times with the release of it’s first sound film ‘Steamboat Willie’ (featuring company mascot, Mickey Mouse), through to the success of it’s first pre-war feature length animation ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarves’, right up to the creation of Disneyland in 1954. The company has moved from strength to strength, now with a list as long as your arm of movies that have topped the box offices. In addition to this, the Disney Company own Pixar, the ABC network, Marvel Entertainment, ESPN Inc., a cruise line, and a host of other media and entertainment related companies that proudly wear the Disney logo.

So, step-lively, and look for your bear necessities of Disney, down at Fanficaholics Anon, and its sister groups, FFAFM, FanficAholics Updates, and FFA PicSpam.

After all, we are where the magic lives!

By Silverspoon.