Saturday, January 7, 2012

**UPDATE** A Flight For Bobby Compilation

As a way for us to say "thank you" to those of you who donated to Bobby's cause, we're putting together a compilation of stories. Some will be one shots and some will be outtakes. It's all Twilight Fanfiction.

The following are the graphic artists who have agreed to make banners for the authors donating:
(Click their names to be directed to their site/form)




**Authors: Please contact the above if you're in need of a banner.

Pieces are due on March 1st 2012.

There is no maximum or minimum word count. Slash is welcomed, as is any pairing.

I know I said there were no rules or regulations, so the following are "reminders" or "suggestions". If what you plan to write is unconventional or disturbing, contact me and we'll talk about it.

A few reminders for you as you work on your piece:
  • Please remember to rate your submission appropriately
  • Please do not include pedophilia, or bestiality in your submission. But if you really feel the need to have Edward fuck a dog, again, email me and we'll discuss it. LOL. I didn't mean Jacob . . . as Jacob. Stated above, slash is very welcomed.
  • Please make sure your work is beta’d before submitting it.
  • If you have a teaser and/or banner you would like to send, so I can post, please email it to by February 15th, 2012.
  • Completed submissions & banners *if you have one* need to be sent in by March 1, 2012.
  • Remember to send us the name of your banner maker if you have one when you send in your piece so that they can be thanked and receive a copy of the compilation as well.
  • You may not post your submission anywhere (FF, Twilighted, ADF, TWCS, etc)  until April 20, 2012
  • Since we don't have that many authors, I'm hoping to get the compilation out days after the due date 
  • IF FOR ANY REASON YOU CANNOT MAKE THE DEADLINE, PLEASE NOTIFY ME AT SEXYLEXICULLEN@GMAIL.COM, FACEBOOK, OR TWITTER AS SOON AS YOU KNOW. We're all busy people, and I understand that - don't beat yourself up if this happens to you. Just please let me know as soon as you do. Thank you! :)

Please contact me if you have any questions. I'm on Facebook and Twitter, and you can click one of the icons on the right upper hand side to get in touch with me.

ATTN AUTHORS: On March 1st, please send your piece/story to:

The following authors are contributing:









Layne Faire

Butterfly Betty




JA Mash


Charli Denae



*** More "may" be added to this list. I'm still waiting for some people to get back to me.

NOTE: Fandom causes are usually done the other way around - I have this backwards. Due to the fact that Bobby needed the money right away, we got her the funds first, and then pulled together a compilation after. She has her plane ticket. The charity is pretty much over with, which sucks because of pimping/recc'ing the cause out to your readers :/

I know it's donate to read.

And I'd hate to make this even more complicated.

HOWEVER, "if" you want to recc/pimp the piece you'll be submitting to your friends/readers/fans, have them donate to Autism Speaks AND MAKE SURE THEY FORWARD THEIR RECEIPT OF DONATION TO

There is NO minimum like other fandom causes - you donated/donate, and you receive it. But if they don't send their receipt from Autism Speaks, I have no way to get them the compilation.

Bobby is keeping track of everyone who has donated to her because it all went to her personal paypal account.

I hope this isn't too confusing. I mean, I'm sure Bobby can use some extra cash, but I think she'll appreciate the donations made to Autism Speaks as well.


Thursday, January 5, 2012

**UPDATE** RE: Bobby Duprea Cullen

The response you all had - stepping in so quickly to donate leaves me speechless. In less than a day, we all banded together and managed to raise $640 for Bobby Duprea Cullen. She has since made plans to travel this week to see her son.

We did it! (claps hands) And I am so proud . . .

I'd like to personally thank you all!!!!



We seriously did a wonderful thing today - almost as if we performed a miracle. At least that's what it feels like to me. I'm so happy Bobby will be able to visit her son.

Everyone take a bow.

We did it!

Love you all <3


ATTENTION TwiFic Fandom peeps!

ATTENTION TwiFic Fandom peeps!

We need your help! One of our own is in a bit of a pickle. Most of us know Bobby Duprea Cullen (@TropicNebula on Twitter), and you all know she’s a sweetheart. Recently, her son was in an accident. He’s banged up pretty bad and in the hospital.

Bobby’s main problem is that she lives in Florida, and her son is hospitalized in Wisconsin. She has no way (means) to travel there to see him. So, I was wondering and hoping that us, as a fandom, could all donate a few dollars to help get her butt to Wisconsin.

Airfare, round trip, is about $700. 

Having no experience with setting up a Fandom cause, I sought help from fellow twific fandom friends. Michelle LovesCupcakes Collins, came up with a great idea. Last night, I asked Bobby to set up a paypal account. Through paypal, using her email addy, we can transfer funds easily. There’s a tab that’s labeled “send money”.

At this time, I have nothing to offer anyone – as in a compilation or fan art. She needed to be there yesterday, and there simply hasn’t been enough time to pull anything together.

I know times are tough. I know we all just got through the holidays, but if 140 people donate $5, we’ll get to the $700 mark. Or, if 70 people donate $10 . . . and so on.

A few dollars can go a long way for someone who needs it. This isn’t the “usual” fandom cause, where there’s a $5 minimum . . . there’s NO minimum. We have nothing to offer at this time, but when we do have something everyone will receive it.

If we can pull a few authors/graphic makers together, we’ll send you all something as a “thank you!” Bobby has been advised to make/keep a list of every email address of everyone who donates, so we can get something back to you when the opportunity presents itself.

This is a recent status update from Bobby’s Facebook page:

'**UPDATE ON MY SON** he called me this morning and told me he now has eyesight issues and is partially paralyzed on the left side but I think with PT he will be able to move more, its only when he rolls to the left side that he can't move. This sucks!

What sucks even more is that Bobby can’t be there with him.

I, personally, have Twilight Barbie Dolls. I have an Edward, a Victoria, and a Bella doll, and a Edward jigsaw puzzle—all which I have posted on eBay. Here is the link to all my listings: CLICK HERE

All proceeds will be transferred over to Bobby!

Again, a few dollars will go a long way. To donate, please go to Paypal, hit the tab “send money” and type in Bobby’s email addy:

Also, if anyone out there can and wants to help out with this, please get in touch with me as well. I’ll take any help I can get, so we can get Bobby to Wisconsin. If you have things you’d like to donate, too, let’s see how we can do this. I’m hoping out of the goodness of everyone’s heart, we can all donate a few dollars. Once more, I know times are tough, but I’m not asking for a mint here, just . . . even if you can spare a buck. That’d be amazing.

Thank you so much for your time and for reading. I’ll try to keep everyone updated as to how this is all going. With writing fic, working fulltime, and life – this is something new added to my plate. So please, be patient if I or Bobby don’t get back to you right away.

For more information about Bobby, Friend request Bobby Duprea Cullen on Facebook or @Tropicnebula on Twitter. Just ask, and she’ll tell you!

Our goal is $700!

Let’s make it happen!