Story Recs: Hollywood

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New writer alert! Help us welcome our newest member of the Directory, Ladytarara.

 

It isn’t hard to imagine our enigmatic duo doing exceptionally well in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, be it in the past or now, the Viking has a bit of a fan club, after all. Kjwrit’s much loved “All In” (if you haven’t read it by some miracle, this is clearly your sign to do so now) prompted us to seek out more recommendations in and around tinsel town. It’s safe to say we found quite a bounty and guess what, it’s not all all-human after all, but Happily Ever Afters certainly are abound.

 

The angst oh the angst... it's a miracle we still have fingernails left.

The angst oh the angst… it’s a miracle we still have fingernails left.

 

 

California Bound” by ChanelAddict

 

One angry washed up actor, one idealistic new director, both former child stars taking on Hollywood, and each other, all over again. Tension, Tantrums, and Tabloids await them both. AU, AH, OOC, E/S, rated M, -COMPLETE-

 

Those familiar with ChanelAddict’s work will know of her penchant for angst and California Bound may be headed into the sunset of HEAs, but boy, is it a bumpy ride! Eric is disillusioned actor with a career going fast down the drain and a personal life to match. This sorry state of affairs changes fast as he ends up working on a movie project with Sookie who has grown up more gracefully and become a promising director. After a rocky start, the movie shoot progresses well and romance ensues, but that is just the beginning of the drama that will put Eric and Sookie’s relationship through some severe tests. Drama, break ups, and some severe angst moments, but with a very satisfying HEA to make up for all the tears… Tissues warning!

 

The Magic Eight ball assured us of it...

The Magic Eight ball assured us of it…

 

Universal” by Suki59

 

A human Sookie and Eric have a memorable experience at a famous amusement park in Los Angeles. What will it lead to? AH, E/S, rated M, -COMPLETE-

 

A working waitress in L.A., Sookie gets a chance to work for a season as a wardrobe assistant at one of the many musical shows put on by a local theme park. Eric is the director of her show. Of course, the handsome (and often oblivious) director can’t help but notice the sweet (and fairly naive) wardrobe girl who smiles like sunshine. This is a story of instant connections, terrible misunderstandings, and the colorful and sometimes cutthroat theme park performance circuit. Happily Ever After is guaranteed in this one, even though Pam saves the day! The ups and downs make it seem like it will never happen…or even if it should happen. Still, a fun romp through a less acknowledged, yet vital Hollywood community.
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Eric Northman: After the Show” by Meridian

 

So, what will Eric Northman do when True Blood is over? How did True Blood even come about? Romantic, Dramatic, and semi-Humorous tale of what could have been/might could be. E/S, Godric is Eric’s Maker (naturally!), no vamp Bill, and with some/many elements from THAT BOOK SERIES. This story is definitely AU, and not meant to be taken TOO seriously. Elements of both TB and SVM. AU, E/S, -WIP-

 

Welcome to a world where Eric Northman is not just the fictional character we love, but he is a real life vampire, and one-time actor, who agreed to play the True Blood version of himself as written by One-Who-Won’t-Be-Named, in preparation for an eventual revelation (that vampires are indeed real) … In this story, we are in the land of meta-reality with references to the fandom, the author, the TV producer, the premium cable network… as much as the mythology from the books and TV show in a cocktail of fun and games with a few select characters from canon… Eric, naturally, is there with a very much alive (or undead) Godric who is not just Eric’s, but also (a much improved) Stan’s Maker! The story starts quite literally ‘After The Show’ with Eric reeling from the farce that was the True Blood series finale, echoing the feelings of millions of fans, but it all thankfully goes AU into the land of fun because quite swiftly real fairies make an appearance and guess what? Niall is an annoying, self-important meddler, but at least he is not useless, and there is a Sookie who is as Fairy as it gets, but still a danger magnet… Dun dun dun….

 

Hey, they may be human but they're still our Eric and Sookie!

Hey, they may be human but they’re still our Eric and Sookie!

 

Golden Gothic” by RoseMac

 

Determined to survive the Depression, Jason Stackhouse leaves his farm in Louisiana and heads for 1930s Hollywood, bringing his sister along for the ride. What will Hollywood’s Golden Era hold for Sookie? AH, E/S, rated M, -COMPLETE-

 

The Golden Age of Hollywood began in the early 30’s, and many consider 1939 to be the peak of that era, the year that Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were released. Against this glittering backdrop, a brother and sister from a small town in Louisiana pursue his dream to find a better life for themselves. This story follows Jason’s perhaps naive dream and what happens as he and his somewhat reluctant sister work to make a life for themselves in the city of dreams. RoseMac put in a lot of research for this story, sharing her love of this time period in the plot as well as throwing in historical facts, both in the story and A/Ns. The unsavory underbelly of Hollywood is explored as they find themselves unwillingly drawn into a conflict between two warring mobster families. There is drama, angst, tragedy, and ultimately a HEA, exactly what you would expect from a story about Hollywood. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this story when it was originally posted. The writer’s love for this time period is obvious in the historical details she included. I’m not a huge fan of all human stories, but I loved this one…

 

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When Life Imitates Television” by Terri Botta

 

An ESN Romp with a badass Eric and Sookie. AU, E/S, rated M, -COMPLETE-, ONE-SHOT

 

When Eric breaks his agreement and takes Sookie to the set of a certain not-to-be-named vampire television production, the mayhem that ensues brings a laugh to those of us who might have had issues with some of the choices that Alan and his team of writers made in the portrayal of our beloved characters. Join Eric and Sookie’s hilarious critique of the actor’s choices, with perhaps a touch of helpful glamour that leaves us wishing that this could have really happened. Terri Botta, as usual, does a great job capturing Eric and Sookie’s voices in this lighthearted fic…great as a palate cleanser between darker, more angsty stories.

 

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10 thoughts on “Story Recs: Hollywood

  1. Meridian says:

    Oh hey, thanks for the EN: ATS shout-out! Things are currently in a slightly-more-serious curve but no worries – equilibriums shall be restored in the near-to-far future…

    Ladytarara, Hermy gave you the regal nod, so you’re in like Flynn (that’s a good thing, right?).

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  2. ladytarara says:

    Wow Hermione’s regal nod – I am so not worthy. Notice I kept the cuddle monkeys off my page – though I do think I should get an ‘I grossed out Meridian’ badge or something. Yeah #nomonkeys, I know…

    Thanks so much for the warm welcome everyone…. Now I actually have some followers – wow. Might have to revise my directory page! Thanks Hisviks for helping me get the directory page up – no mean feat, I assure you. Now off to write – Pam’s getting a bit too close to me with that flamethrower.

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