Texas Slang – “She’s been rode hard and put away wet” refers to an unnattractive, hard-looking woman. After “Clipped Wings & Inked Armor”, this is how I feel… (I’m simply exhausted!!)
Gurls, I’m feeling a little bittersweet at the moment. About an hour ago I read the words “THE END” on our current FanFiction book club selection “Clipped Wings & Inked Armor.” Now, I thought I’d be freaking ecstatic because this story has taken me a lifetime to read – we started October 8TH!!!!!!!! But for some reason I feel sad, and not because this story is f****** angsty as hell. (P.S. You can blame my increasingly profane language on Tattward, who has a penchant for the Eff word. He’s been rubbing off on me…pun intended.) It’s because of all the FanFics I’ve read so far, this is the closest I’ve ever felt to Edward and Bella. I know these characters inside and out and yes, they’re really effed the hell up, and heartbreakingly imperfect, but they really took me on a journey with them. And now I’m sad that it’s over.
This story was so heavy and I know that’s mostly why it took me for f****** ever to read. A gurl can only handle so much angsty emotion and heartbreak in one day. But sometimes it was actually really funny. Edward – no, Tattward – was somethin’ else. He stole my heart. He’s my emotional lovah and the one that checks up on me constantly and takes care of me. I mean Bella. I really loved getting his EPOV throughout the story. He just had such a distinctive character and he was so lovable even when he was being an ass. Not gonna lie; I think in real life, I actually might want a Tattward more than a Fifty. You can only carry silver balls in your cooch for so long before there needs to more to the relaysh! And just coz Tattward is an emotional lovah it doesn’t mean he’s not a stallion in the bedroom – or on the hood of his Audi. Tattward was insatiable, but the fact that we got to hear him talk about how much he loved and needed Bella as he pumped her full of himself, it just made him so much more tangible.
What drove me nuts about CW&IA
I had my moments of frustration with this story. Mainly, the chapters are too freaking long. I looked back fondly on the days when I used to read a chapter of ‘Master of the Universe’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’ in a half hour. Hell, I remember reading like 20 chapters in one day of MOTU!! But most days I’d only get through one chapter of CW&IA! Personally, it drove me nuts how we had to relive everything two times as we had to get Bella’s POV and then Edward’s. When I was reliving sex, I was fine hearing it twice. But when it was all that angsty s*** where Bella’s O-D-ing on meds, I’m like; Hey Principle, gimme a freaking hall pass to the next chapter! I honestly think this story could’ve been half its length and we wouldn’t have necessarily lost much in the character development. But idk, maybe the length, POVs, and sheer epic detail to every situation is what made me have such an emotional attachment to this story that’s now causing me to feel sad at its end?
When the author said at the conclusion that there would be no sequel my heart broke a little, not gonna lie.
What I loved about CW&IA
Though we had to wait an agonizing amount of time to get to dem lemons, it was totes mind blowing S-E-X when we finally did get there! I actually think the wait created this aching build up that only made the love making that much more epic. And man, was it EPIC. My lower half actually ached when I finished the first sex chapter (rode hard and put away wet?). The way the author, hunterhunting, described EVERYTHING in such explicit detail it just made it all so much clearer to picture. She left nothing out, no stone unturned….WELL, I will say the 'ass sitch' never got resolved. Hey, maybe there’s an outtake of Edward finally takin’ Bella from the back door?! A gurl can only hope! ANYWAY, the lemons in CW&IA never, ever left you wanting.
Those two – Tattward & Tiger Kitten – were just made for each other. I’ll never look at a cupcake the same again. I think I’m going to start a campaign to get a sequel. I want to see Edward do that thing that he didn’t do…
SO, I know you speed readers out there have been chomping at the bit to get the next FanFiction recommendation from your’s truly, but gurls, mama needs a FanFiction break! I know, I know – I’m sorry, I suck. I just feel like I need a little vacay from Edward. Just kidding, I want to catch up on the latest 6 chapters of MOTU and the latest 3 of MDB! I’ve been lettin’ Fifty pile up on meh, and I’m ready to spark up that relaysh again! Cuff me Edward!
I’ve got a new fic in mind for next week, so I’m going to preview a couple chapters to see what I think, but I’m going to do a little research into some others too. Rest your eyes for the next seven days Kittens. Try to give your husbands, boyfriends, or rabbits a break. We’ll pick up some smut next Friday!
Did you love CW&IA? Are you Team Tattward? Lemme know whatcha thought of our latest fic!
And fic suggestions for our next read? Something LESS angsty...shorter...tons of lemons?
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