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Christina Crowley
+15 # Ways to helpChristina Crowley 2011-07-21 11:56
1) Sign these petitions to protest the decision of using a ghostwriter for The Vampire Diaries.

http://twitition.com/hqnr9 This one is on Twitter

http://www.petitiononline.com/ljsmith/petition.html This one lets you leave comments

2) Let Alloy/Harper know how you feel.
Email Addresses



Postal Mail
Alloy Entertainment
151 W 26th St 11th floor
New York, NY 1001

HarperCollinsChildren’s books, a division of Harper Collins Publishers
10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

3) Spread the word about what really happened on sites that sell or discuss The Vampire Diaries. We really need help spreading the word in languages other than English.

4) Tell everyone you know offline about the situation and encourage them to help.

5) Boycott Phantom
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Ashlee
+6 # RE: Ways to helpAshlee 2011-07-29 16:41
I don't think anyone is happy with this whole ghostwriter thing and I think petitioning and contacting Alloy is a great idea. I will NOT be buying the last books if L.J. Smith doesn't write them. It just wouldn't be the same.
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ALWWAC
+8 # RE: Guestbook 20ALWWAC 2011-07-21 16:49
Dear LJ,

I love all of your series and I love to reread your books. I especially like the Night World series and the Forbidden Game!

I was wondering, what made you want to write fantasy?
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Guestbook Guide
+2 # RE: RE: Guestbook 20Guestbook Guide 2011-07-21 19:20
Hello,
These are some links to different areas of this website that may be of interest to you. You will find L.J.’s response to why she writes fantasy as well as answers to many other interesting questions.
http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/author/faq

http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/links/just-for-fun

The Page One and Bookalicio.us interviews in particular answer your question.
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JudyG
+7 # WOW ---- How upsetting!JudyG 2011-07-21 21:34
I feel awful for not knowing that you were pushed out of your own story, L.J.!!! Totally upset! I TOTALLY loved "MIDNIGHT," and I can't imagine what will happen now to our beloved Elena/Stefan/Da mon (
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Hannah
+15 # Forbidden GameHannah 2011-07-22 04:01
When will the forbidden sequal come out, or have a sneak peek released? Hope there are loads of great Jenny and Julian scenes coming up :)
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renugaa narayanan
+1 # msrenugaa narayanan 2011-07-22 06:13
im a very loyal fan of the Night World series :) theyre a real knockout! can u please tell us when Strange Fate is to be on shelves? ive been waiting for nearly two years, please :) :) :) could there be any chance of seeing Night World on screen? keeping my fingers crossed for that! :D cheers! we love you, ms. smith!
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Guestbook Guide
+1 # Strange FateGuestbook Guide 2011-07-22 08:41
Hi Renugaa
L.J. Smith is currently writing Strange Fate and working hard to ensure it is just right for her fans. She will post information on this website when she is finished, so don’t believe publication dates on other websites. After that, it will be up to the publishers as to when Strange Fate hits shelves. Please, continue to be patient.
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sofia
0 # Q.sofia 2011-07-25 12:47
Hi
who's guestbook guide?
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Administrator
+1 # RE: Q.Administrator 2011-07-25 13:05
Guestbook Guide is a person who is helping me in managing Guestbooks. I believe you will find that she is full of information about L. J. and her works. You can say that she is my trusted lieutenant. :-)
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Caroline
0 # LjCaroline 2011-07-25 19:22
Does Ms. Smith not respond to the guestbooks anymore??
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Administrator
+7 # RE: LjAdministrator 2011-07-25 19:28
She's got a lot on her plate. Reading and writing replies to hundreds of comments and questions can be a full time job...
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Caroline
0 # RE: RE: LjCaroline 2011-07-28 14:27
Okeedokee! thank ya! :lol:
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Caroline
0 # RE: RE: LjCaroline 2011-07-28 14:28
and sorry i didn't mean to seem rude I was just wondering :-)
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werewolf 13
+6 # I looove your books!!werewolf 13 2011-07-22 08:08
Hi lj! I absolutly looove the night world series even though I only read 2 and 3 (my aunt lost 1) they are amazing books!!! I plan on reading every single book you've written!
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Elizabeth Lee
+1 # Is this possibleElizabeth Lee 2011-07-22 09:01
Why can't you write the VD story the way you want too and have it on your website for your fans to read. This would be an unpublished work so would you be breaking any laws? Readers could donate money to a charity if they want to read it.
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Christina Crowley
+1 # Hi ElizabethChristina Crowley 2011-07-22 11:57
I think it is great that you are trying to think of possible ways for us to be allowed to read Lisa’s version of VD. I really want to read VD written by Lisa, too. I’m not sure, but I’m thinking there was probably some type of “conflict of interest” clause in her contract that prevents her from posting her version online. Anyone that is calculating enough to come up with a “work for hire” clause would easily think of something like this that is pretty common in contracts in various professions. I also think right now is the wrong time to post it online because I’m still holding out hope that low sales of Phantom will force Alloy to rehire Lisa.
Have you read any of Lisa’s other books? Reading other books she wrote is a good way to show your support and fill the VD void. My favorites are the Night World series. It has lots of supernatural creatures and lovable bad boys that will remind you of Damon!
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Elizabeth Lee
+4 # Hi ChristinaElizabeth Lee 2011-07-25 06:11
I have read all Lisa's books and have enjoyed them all. In fact, I am currently re-reading Dark Visions and am eagerly awaiting the follow-up to Forbidden Games.
Out of interest, what makes you think I am a Damon fan? I like all the characters in the VD books, even the evil Kitsune twins. I like Lisa's style of writing and enjoy reading the VD series. If the ghost writer is the same person who wrote Stefan's Diaries then I am afraid I won't be reading any more of the VD books.
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Christina Crowley
+4 # Hi ElizabethChristina Crowley 2011-07-25 09:08
I just thought you liked Damon because a lot of people do. I like Damon a lot, but I know what you mean about liking all the characters. Lisa really does a good job of making them all interesting and well developed.

I don't really know much about the ghostwriter. But I won't be reading anymore VD just because they are not written by Lisa.

What a coincidence, I'm re-reading Dark Visions, too. I think it is even better the second time. I read it super fast the first time and I missed some things.
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Sarah
+3 # Hi Lisa,Sarah 2011-07-22 09:07
My name is Sarah, I'm an Italian girl,
Lisa, you are wonderful!
This is the only way I found to write to you ...
Siccomesono scrttrice an apprentice, I would like to talk to you and ask you some advice ...
please take me into consideration!
( Thanks google translator )
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Sarah
+4 # hi lisaSarah 2011-07-22 09:15
sorry I misspelled
I repeat,
My name is Sarah, I'm an Italin girl,
Lisa, you are wonderful!
This is the only way I found to write to you,
since I am an apprentice writer, I would like to talk to you and ask you some advice,
please take me into consideration!
( thanks google translator )
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Christina Crowley
+2 # Hi SarahChristina Crowley 2011-07-22 12:14
I thought you might like to know that Lisa has given some general information about writing on the FAQ page of this website. http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/author/faq
The questions/answe rs about writing are near the bottom of the page.

Also, there are many fellow fans that enjoy writing and may be able to offer advice, if you have a specific question. I know it will not be the same as hearing from Lisa, but it may still be helpful. Lisa tries to respond to as many posts as she can, but as she has said in her blog she has a lot going on right now.
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Nelly 8D
+5 # Character Name MeaningsNelly 8D 2011-07-22 10:06
Hi Everyone,
I was reading the other guestbook and I like how they all say something about the character;
Elena - Shining light / torch / beacon / light (my full name is a variation of Elena, but I never use it)
Hannah - Grace
Raksha - Demon (this doesn't really say much about Keller, but she thinks it does)
Mary-Lynnette - In Old English, Mary means bitter or rebellious and I think Mary-Lynnette can be these things. Lynnette means beautiful, which Ash describes her mind to be.

Oh, and Rashel means "lamb", but there's an exception to every rule isn't there?!
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Nelly 8D
+8 # Names cntd...Nelly 8D 2011-07-22 10:20
Thea - God's Gift
Jezebel - Condemmened. Wicked.
Maggie - Pearl
Ilianna - Wait for it, this really fits well . . . sun!
Maya - Mirage. And a mirage is basically an illusio, yeah? Creepy . . .
Bonnie - Good, pretty girl.
Jenny - Fair
Diana - Divine


Another thing I find pretty hilarious is that Damon means "calm" or "tame"! LOL. I think Damon looks an awful lot like Demon though . . .
Also, the books, especially Night World, focus on surnames, like Harman and Abforth and Weald.
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Allyluvs81
+7 # Your AmazingAllyluvs81 2011-07-22 15:38
I just can't tell you how much I love your books. I have every book from every series and they are absoulutely spectacular. Your reading makes me wish I could have a whole day to curl up and reread them. Keep up the equisite work! I can't wait to see what you have written next!!!
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Andrew
+4 # The Moonbride(Again )Andrew 2011-07-22 15:47
Hi! I know I already posted this in the last Guestbook and I'm sorry to do it again but it was one of the last posts before this new Guestbook came up and I didn't know if anyone would see it. I read in an interview(a chat with L.J. Smith on the home page) from last year, that L.J. is planning a book called the Moonbride. I was just wondering if that was just an early named idea for another book like Princess Aprit's book, for example, or if that is a completely new book. I hope it is! I can't get enough of L.J. Smith's books!
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Geena
0 # Night World; Strange FateGeena 2011-07-22 19:18
Hi everyone,
Does anyone know when Strange Fate will be coming out?
Thanks :lol:
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: Night World; Strange FateChristina Crowley 2011-07-22 20:29
Hi Geena,
I'm not sure when Strange Fate will be coming out, but I know Lisa is working on it now. She said in her blog that she would let us know on this site when she is finished. Don't believe publication dates on other sites. Some places have been posting incorrect info.
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Geena
-1 # Night World; Strange FateGeena 2011-07-22 19:20
Hi,
Does anyone know when Strange Fate will be coming out?
Thanks :lol:
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Administrator
+14 # RE: Night World; Strange FateAdministrator 2011-07-22 23:51
Read the GIANT BANNER at the top of the Guestbook.
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Nelly 8D
+1 # STRANGE FATE . . . (Just Kidding!)Nelly 8D 2011-07-24 09:35
Hey hey everyone!
I just wanted to ask which team everyone is on! Are you Team Damon or Stefan or Ash or Quinn or Julian or Adam or Tom ( . . . ) or Gabriel or Rob or, you get the idea.
So, please answer, coz I'm really quite interested :lol:
Nelly x
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sofia
0 # RE: STRANGE FATE . . . (Just Kidding!)sofia 2011-07-25 12:55
Hi

Im Team Ash and Julian

Was team stefan in original V.D series but possibly team damon in the tv show
hope that helps
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Jodie
+5 # Teams!!!!!!!!!! !!Jodie 2011-07-28 10:22
I am
team : Damon in books / Tv show
team : Gabriel in books
team : ash in books
team : quinn in books

Basicly ALL the bad boys :D :lol: :-) ;-) :P
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Nelly 8D
+2 # RE: Teams!!!!!!!!!! !!Nelly 8D 2011-07-31 05:19
Yeah I agree with all of the above!
And, Jasmine, I like your point about Elena's qualities in Stefan and Damon :-)
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Jasmine
+2 # RE: STRANGE FATE . . . (Just Kidding!)Jasmine 2011-07-30 03:58
Team Ash
Team Quinn
Team Morgead

I'm not too sure whether I'm Team Damon or Stefan... I thiink either of them would be suited for Elena because she has different qualities with each of them. Erm, I think I'm Team Stefan in books but Team Damon in Tv series. In the books he could be like a brother figure to Elena.
Jasmine xx
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Nelly 8D
+1 # L J SMITH PLEASE CAN YOU READ THIS?Nelly 8D 2011-07-24 09:39
:D Okay, LJ, if you are reading this, thankyou! If not, that's fine, because I know you'll be busy with the Aspiring Authors Contest.
I just wanted to ask about the continuation of the Ash and Mary-Lynnette story. Is it going to be finished in Strange Fate or posted on this website. They're by far my favourite couple and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the story (and Strange Fate, obvs.) :D
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Noelle
0 # RE:L J SMITH PLEASE CAN YOU READ THIS?Noelle 2011-07-24 14:27
Hey Nelly 8D, Lisa said in an earlier GB that the more Night World Stories she puts on this site the less she can write about those characters in Strange Fate. I know this doesn't answer your question but I can't find her comment regarding it, this is all I remember. Hope it kinda helps or maybe someone else knows. I'd really like to know myself!
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Lacey
+1 # Ash & Mary-LynnetteLacey 2011-07-24 23:59
Hey, yeah I know what you guys mean, I can't wait for her to finish their story to!! I asked the same question in the last guest book. And your right Noelle but its actually under the Author tab, in F.A.Q., L.J. talks a little about Strange Fate and finishing Ash&MLs story! I just found it myself yesterday, hope this helps you both!
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Noelle
0 # Thanks LaceyNoelle 2011-07-25 13:38
Thanks Lacey I knew I saw it somewhere! Glad I found it again, thanks for the directions :-)
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Nelly 8D
0 # Thanks NoelleNelly 8D 2011-07-25 03:00
Thanks for the comment. Ahh, I now I dunno if I'd rather she wrote about A + ML on the website or in the book! Oh well, I guess it'll be awesome either way! :lol:
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Nelly 8D
0 # Ta LaceyNelly 8D 2011-07-25 03:02
Oh yeah, I just found that comment, thanks for the directions lmao . . . ;-) :-) And yes, it does help! Thanks
Nelly
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Sydney
+12 # Strange FateSydney 2011-07-25 12:39
I read through all of these comments and almost all of them are about Strange Fate, and telling L.J. Smith to write the book faster... I've been waiting too... but I don't think that we should rush her! If we rush her it won't be her best book... and maybe we won't like it as much... just don't make her stressed about writing this book sooner than she can finish it!
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Nicole Wong
+1 # THEGURLNEXTDOORNicole Wong 2011-07-26 02:36
I really looking forward to your books and hope to work with you in the future.
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Andrew
+7 # Character DevelopmentAndrew 2011-07-26 19:00
Hi, L.J.! I just wanted to compliment you on the way you develop your characters in each book. Elena starts out somewhat unkind and selfish and becomes kind and selfless. Cassie starts out shy/timid and ends up a strong leader. Jenny starts out as submissive but ends up strong and with Tom realizing how special she is. Kaitlyn starts out lonely and miserable and ends up happy and with friends. Not to mention your Night World girls. I just love how no two characters are the same. They each have their own distinct styles and issues to face which helps them develop marvelously.
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Jaimie Hogan
+1 # Thank you so muchJaimie Hogan 2011-07-26 20:06
Thank you so very much for all your generous help. Please forgive me. We didnt kknow about them stealing your work. I can'timagine how awful this must be.
Thanks for your Moonlight Shines help. And we/I look forward to the items you offered! Hope you finally got my address. Love, Jaimie
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sofia
0 # adminisrationsofia 2011-07-27 07:43
hi

mine, christina's and charls comments r missing
have they been deleted ?
as i was writing info 4 lisa fan's in a positive light.
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Administrator
+4 # Comments Removed.Administrator 2011-07-27 12:28
Correct. Above mentioned comment from Charls have been removed and any comments that were replied to that comment automatically gets removed as well.
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sofia
+3 # RE: Comments Removed.sofia 2011-07-28 13:02
HI
thanx 4 reply and
i understand - these kind of words hurt [charls], lisa emotionally but i was trying 2 convert this type of attitude by explaining the situation but it has been long going on and the big banner ...
so i get it, these comments will only depress wonderful lisa further and that wont certainly help strange fate completion
LOL
PS people have 2 stop seeing lisa as a author and more as a person, who has had a recent person loss and on - going medical issues, therefore please respect her as a individual.
Also unless u write, u will never know how hard it is, plot, characters etc. dont just drop in ur lap!
hope certain people understand that
lol again
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Jasmine
0 # RE: SofiaJasmine 2011-07-30 03:29
Hi Sofia,
I totally see what you mean as people have to see Lisa as a person rather thn just as a writer. You see, I actually want to be a writer when I get a job and I used a self publishing service to get one of my stories published when I couldn't find any publishers and I had one of the copies put inot my school library and people come up and say 'You're the writer? I was going to read your book but I got bored' and it really hurts - especially when its more than one person. But Lisa's amazing and she should remember that there is only a handful of idiots who don't understand how hard it is to come up with intriguing story plots and amazing characters (as Lisa does every time).
Jasmine xx
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sofia
+1 # RE: Comments Removed.sofia 2011-07-28 13:06
Hi

thanx 4 ur kindness during my mothers on-going medical issues and i want u 2 know how very helpful the comments made during that tough period were bliss
thanx HOPE PEOPLE SHOW LISA THE SAME RESPECT
And is it allright 2 know ur 1st name ? i feel silly typing in administration in title every type!
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TVDLOVER
0 # The Forbidden GamesTVDLOVER 2011-07-27 14:06
Hi! I was just wondering if L.j. is going to make another Forbidden Games, and if she is, is she currently working on writing it (Along with other things that are more important, of course ;)) Also (to L.J. if she reads this), I am love your books so much and I'm sorry that they are going to use a ghostwriter instead of you! The book will suck since your not the one to write it, and I just want you to know I'm with you 100% and I will not buy the book if they decide to go through with it. (Hopefully they will realize the mistake they are making) L.J. you are awesome and my #1 author and hero/ role model. After I read The Vampire Diaries, I believe that's when I decided I wanted to write (Of course that turned out to be a bad idea, lol, so I just stuck with reading all the books you've wrote.) Anyway this comment is ridiculously long, so sorry about that :D Love you L.J. Smith!!!
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TVDLOVER
+1 # Oops!TVDLOVER 2011-07-27 14:14
When I said, 'I am love your books so much' and that thing about the ghostwriter, I meant I love The Vampire Diaries so much and I'm sorry they're going to use a ghostwriter instead of you. Sorry about that! Also I forgot to mention that I love ALL of your books anything by you is truly pure gold! I just ordered The Secret Circle with parts 1 off Amazon and I got the really fast shipping and I just can't wait because I haven't read it yet! I bought part 2 at borders, but I couldn't find part 1 anywhere in store! Sorry I'm making this long again.
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: The Forbidden GamesChristina Crowley 2011-07-27 16:05
Hi,
I just want to say I agree with everything you said. If you would like to help fight the ghostwriter decision, check out the first post on this guestbook.

There will be a sequel to The Forbidden Game. Lisa gave a description in GB12 and mostly recently mentioned the sequel in her blog. I know she has a lot of projects she is working on, but I'm not sure which order they will come out in. Another book she has mentioned is Eternity:A Vampire Love Story. She explains more in GB 12.

Lastly, if you really enjoy writing, I think you should keep doing it. Please, don't be discouraged because it didn't turn out the way you wanted. Writing takes a lot of practice. I like to write, but I don't show it to anyone. Write for yourself, if you don't want to write for other people. If you found out that you really don't like writing, then do whatever else you enjoy.
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Maryann Nixon
+6 # Sequel to Forbbidden Game?!Maryann Nixon 2011-07-27 14:59
You're planning on a sequel to The Forbidden Game, omg you have no idea how happy you just made me, you already know my love for the first one! Excited!
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Andrew
+2 # Poetry?Andrew 2011-07-27 21:52
Hi, L.J! i am just wondering, you have stated that in addition to your books, you have written some poetry. An example of this is in The Secret Circle, the poems Cassie and Faye write. I thought they were both fabulous poems and I was just wondering if you'll ever write a book of poetry. I am sure it would be amazing and I hope you can consider this.
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Rachel
0 # When????Rachel 2011-07-28 07:11
I had just finished the dark vision books i read them all in 3 hours! I just culdnt put it down I was wondering when the next book blindsight will come out as i have spent ages trying to find out? if any one would tell me i would be very grateful!
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sofia
0 # RE: When????sofia 2011-07-28 13:10
hi

have u read all 3 books in the series
the strange power
the possessed
the passion
in the dark visions trilogy
also im not clear on which book ur referring 2 when u wrote blindsight?
re-write ur Q.
hope that helps
lol4kqun
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Caroline
0 # RE: RE: When????Caroline 2011-07-28 14:30
I think she meant like the next book in the series but i'm not really sure :-)
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Lois
0 # #RE:When????Lois 2011-07-28 14:34
Hi,
I googled this (because I love Dark Visions) and found Lisa's blog from Oct 30 2010 and it stated that she had the sequel in mind but hadn't started to write it yet (as she had the sequel to the Forbidden Game). So I don't think there have been any new developments recently, otherwise they would be on the site. Hopefully when she finishes Strange Fate and the Forbidden Game sequel then she'll get to work on this. Although, I don't know what a Dark Visions sequel would have in it, considering I always thought that trilogy ended the most completely of all of Lisa's work. Hope this helps!
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Guestbook Guide
+1 # BlindsightGuestbook Guide 2011-07-28 14:34
Blindsight, the sequel to the Dark Visions trilogy, is just at the idea stage right now. It is behind the many projects that L.J. is currently working on. L.J. responded to a similar question on Guestbook 12, if you would like to see it.
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sofia
0 # RE: Blindsightsofia 2011-07-29 04:17
thank u 4 that
im overjoyed!
LOL
hope the new alloy free projects go on without a hitch
lol again
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Jasmine
-4 # Vampire DiariesJasmine 2011-07-28 14:44
I really love L.J. Smith's books & am really dissapointed to hear about the ghost writer scenerio. I think I'll go to a library to read the new VD books first before I buy them to make sure I think they're worth my money. But I feel kinda sorry for the ghost writer because, if you think about, they have quite big boots to fill! Plus the fact that nearly all of Smith's fans don't want them to replace her, they have to try and meet the standards set by Smith's writing & prove their worth. I have a feeling that the next one or two VD books by the ghost writer may sell really well, but sales will go down for the simple reason that they are not L. J. Smith. Just another perspective on the issue (not entirely my personal opinion but just a thought).
Jasmine xx
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Christina Crowley
+3 # Hi JasmineChristina Crowley 2011-07-28 15:32
I would like to pass along some information so that you are fully informed. Lisa posted on her blog “Just Some Random Thoughts” that the ghostwriter was actually her editor. This person was completely aware of Alloy’s treatment of Lisa and never even bothered to say she was sorry about how things turned out. Just think how that must have made Lisa feel. If the ghostwriter’s books don’t sell then that is just the consequence for how she treats other people. I don’t feel sorry for her. If she came into the situation blind, then of course I would feel bad. I still wouldn’t buy the books, though. I refuse to give my money to support a company that has disrespected Lisa and her fans.

You certainly have a right to your opinion. I just wanted to make sure you had all the facts, so that you could make an informed decision. I think going to the library is the best choice, if you must read the ghostwritten books.
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sofia
+1 # RE: Hi Jasminesofia 2011-07-29 04:20
because u deserve a thumbs up!
hope ur doing well love,
take care
keep me informed - i check in from time 2 time as my mom has some improvements, day by day
LOL
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sofia
0 # christinasofia 2011-07-29 08:49
Quoting sofia:
2 chris
because u deserve a thumbs up!
hope ur doing well love,
take care
keep me informed - i check in from time 2 time as my mom has some improvements, day by day
LOL

hope ur well
keep me up-dated
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Christina Crowley
+1 # SofiaChristina Crowley 2011-07-29 10:23
I'm doing good. How are you? I don't really have any updates. The petitions both have over 3000 signatures, so that's good. I still haven't heard anything from Alloy or Harper. I really don't think I will. Unless they are willing to fix their mistake, I really don't care what they say. I guess we just have to wait and see.

If you have any ideas, let me know.
Take care
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Jasmine
0 # RE: sofiaJasmine 2011-07-30 03:35
Hi Sofia,
I'm fine thanks and I hope you're great too! I agree with your comment that Lisa should ignore the negative comments and focus on the positive ones - there are plenty of them! I can never usually re-read books after I've read them once but with Lisa's books (VD and NIght World) I am reading them for about the twentieth time! She makes her characters so realistic & all her books inspired me to try to write a vampire story myself. I found it challenging but in a good way, and I'm really very pleased with the end result.
Keep me informed and I hope you're well.
Jasmine xx
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Jasmine
0 # RE: Christina CrowleyJasmine 2011-07-30 03:19
That's awful! I didn't think anyone could be so, well, inpolite and inconsiderate! :eek: I agree with you that if the company loses book sales then tough! Poor Lisa, I can't imagine how she feels right now :sad: I honestly had no idea of this.
Jasmine xx
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Nelly 8D
0 # RE: Hi JasmineNelly 8D 2011-08-01 02:19
I wonder what they're going to put in the ghostwritten books. I don't really want to support them, so I might just search it on wikipedia to find out what happens in the end :/ . . .
I think we need to support all LJ's new books coming out - they have priority over reading the next Vampire Diaries installments. We can just wait for Strange Fate, Blindsight, Eternity, the next Forbidden Game and the fairytale type book she's writing (look on the gallery for a picture of a princess). There's definately a lot to look forward too! :D :lol:
And, as well, don't dislike Jasmine's comment. Christina is right, she is allowed her own opinion!
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Leslie
0 # JasmineLeslie 2011-08-01 18:00
Why are people giving Jasmine thumbs down? Just curious, because her post seems to support Lisa. Maybe they misread?
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: JasmineChristina Crowley 2011-08-01 18:54
Hi Leslie,
Although I wasn’t one of the people who thumbs downed Jasmine, I think I might know why people did. It sort of sounded like she was supporting the ghostwriter because she said she felt bad for her. When I read her post I was a little upset, but I also thought Jasmine might not know the whole story. It turned out that I was correct because Jasmine said she didn’t know the info. I posted.

I think it is a lot better if we ask questions/provi de information to people, if we are upset by what they post rather than assuming the worse. There is no reason we can’t all be friends. I’m glad you asked your question. If anyone agrees with me on this, please thumbs up Jasmine’s post. She just didn’t know.
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sofia
+1 # RE: Guestbook 20sofia 2011-07-29 04:21
Hi Lisa

Love u
hope ur doing well
take care of urself
ignore bad comments and remember the positive one's.
LOL
sofia
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sofia
+1 # LISA 4 Usofia 2011-07-29 04:22
4 U
Quoting sofia:
Hi Lisa

Love u
hope ur doing well
take care of urself
ignore bad comments and remember the positive one's.
LOL
sofia
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Karen
0 # RE: SofiaKaren 2011-07-30 03:50
I totallyy agree with your comment but I'm a little confused; is 'LOL' meant to stand for 'Lots of Love' in this case? It's just that I'm used to seeing it as 'Laugh out Loud'
Karen
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sofia
+1 # RE: RE: Sofiasofia 2011-07-30 05:23
yes - lots of love
thanx
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Beth Fields
+1 # RE: Guestbook 20Beth Fields 2011-07-29 16:23
I just got done with your Dark Visions collection and loved it. I could hardly put it down! I am now going to look for your Vampire Diaries Series. Thank you for writing such wonderfully entertaining books :)!
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Jasmine
+1 # True GoldJasmine 2011-07-30 03:43
I can read Lisa's books again and again, the characters are so realistic and I feel as if I know the characters personally & sometimes I wish they were real. I love Lisa's books because they help me to escape the real world and go on an amazing fictional journey to follow a well-thought out intriguing story plot. If you asked me, what is my most treasured material belonging, it would be lIsa's books. They also take me on emotionally journeys that I really feel; e.g. when Damon died in VD: Midnight, when Poppy died in Night world: Secret Vampire, the moments in Night World: Daughters of Darkness when Mary-Lynette would kick Ash it always made me laugh - there are plenty of other moments and books that I simply LOVE.
If you ask me, Lisa's books are true gold.
Jasmine xx
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Nelly 8D
+6 # If I was stuck on a desert island . . .Nelly 8D 2011-07-30 05:25
I would take my collection of LJ Smith books, and not my iPod! :-)
You're right, these books do take you on an emotional journey. My favourite moments are:
When Mary-Lynnette kicked Ash (obvs)
When most of the soulamte pairs appeared in Soulmate
When Thea and Eric found out that the Lethe didn't work
When Gabriel was talking to Kaitlyn when she was in that tank thing
Practically all of the Forbidden Game, but especially when Audrey tells Michael that she loves him
When Cassie ends up with Adam :')
And I love all the online stories, and my fave moment from all them is when Mary-Lynnette says she's "a princess that was going to rescue herself".
LOVE YOU LJ SMITH!
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Jasmine
0 # RE: Nelly 8DJasmine 2011-07-31 13:52
I agree with everything you put! Especially the bit about taking LJ Smith's books and not your iPod ;D haha! I would do the very same!
Jasmine xx
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi again NellyL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 20:31
You're such a sweetheart! I've already invited you to the cabin, right? (Look down, not up, I work in mysterious ways.) I have an Ipod and an Ipad and a smart phone and I can't use any of them. If I had to go to a desert island I wouild take a laptop and something to knock coconuts out of trees, and I would keep sending stories to you.♥

Lisa
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Andrew
0 # Blood Will Tell?Andrew 2011-07-31 07:54
Hey, can anyone help me with something? I read about a short story by L.J. called "Blood Will Tell" but I can't find it on this site. Does anyone know where it is?
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Christina Crowley
+1 # RE: Blood Will Tell?Christina Crowley 2011-07-31 08:34
Hi Andrew,
"Blood Will Tell" used to be on this site, but it was taken down. I'm guessing Lisa wanted to make revisions to it like she did with "After Hours." A while back, I was able to find it on another site, but that is gone, too. Hopefully, it will be put back up on this site sometime in the future. Sorry I don't have more info.

Have you read the new short story that was just posted, "Tumbleweeds"? I just read it. I think it was awesome. I really needed a Damon fix. lol
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Jodie
+1 # Tumbleweeds!!!! !Jodie 2011-07-31 10:36
hi! ive just read tumbleweeds too! i needed a damon fix as well! At the end of the story it says "And then begins a legendery night" I remember reading shadow souls, and when there at the hotel damon smashes a window. But afterwards , in the morning damon dosent remember anything and elena says she wont tell him till he remembers. So did something else happen ....? am i being really naive and not knowing ? or does nobody else know?
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi JodieL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 20:06
You have to really read between the lines here, because Midnight was so censored. But I think they may have left in a bit where it said that Damon, with half a millennium of savage mayhem behind him still had, somewhere lurking inside, a child whose mother had died too soon. His mother was ill ever since having Stefan and in a year or two she died, leaving Damon an unheld child whose father hated him. What he wanted from Elene--and got at the motel--was some cuddling. I did have a line in Shadow Souls, that said flatly that Elena knew Damon wanted her to hold him--without the barriers of fabric between them. But this happened just after their visit to see Stefan in prison and she refused. That got cut out as well.

Lisa
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Andrew
+1 # RE:RE: Blood Will TellAndrew 2011-07-31 10:47
Thank you Christina, that helps. I hope it is put back up because I read it was a Vampire Diaries one and those are my favorites. And yes I have read the new story and it was SO good. I don't even understand why it was cut in the first place. It really showed a more sympathetic side of Damon that we saw in Nightfall when Elena crumbled his walls. I think it was honestly the best Vampire Diaries short story L.J. has posted here yet!
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi AndrewL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 20:18
I'm so glad you liked the story. You are also invited to cabin + angels (see below). It was certainly a very emotional moment for Elena (and Damon) and I was sad to have it cut from the book.
As for Blood Will Tell, I took it down because I didn't want to be lynched. It was a sort of weird mirror-world story that no one really understood. I wrote it while I was really in a very dark place and, since it occurred in another universe I decided to leave it there. Also, I wanted to live to write more books.

Lisa
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sofia
0 # RE: Guestbook 20sofia 2011-07-31 09:24
hi everyone

there is a new storie, a deleted scene of shadow souls up, please read, dont miss
lol
thanx
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Jasmine
+3 # New Story: RE: SofiaJasmine 2011-07-31 14:10
Hi sofia,
I just saw your comment and I thought I'd check out the new story. It was really good! Hmm, I think I might change from Team Stefan to Team Damon on this one!
Jasmine xx
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi JasmineL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:58
Now you really must come visit! I'll sing the Barney song for you. I might even show you the forbidden cut scene from Shadow Souls which no one so far but my dearest friends have seen. It won't put you on any particular team, but it proves that Elena is a natural blond. I had to cut it out of Shadow Souls, not for space, but for the same reason I had to cut out all mention of porcupines. Concubines, I mean. How old are you?

Lisa
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi SofiaL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 20:21
Thank you! How are you? Come and visit as soon as you're free: cabin + angels + stories!
See below!

Lisa
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sofia
0 # RE: Hi Sofiasofia 2011-08-03 03:05
hi lisa

it's me sofia - my mom was in hospital for a month, you know ...
age 25
lol
take care
nice to see you on GB
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Lucas
0 # FigmentLucas 2011-07-31 12:28
Hey, I antd to ask. Have you joined Figment yet?
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Shani
+2 # Fans =}Shani 2011-07-31 16:05
im so glad there are other crazy fans here!!!(in a good way) i read every book in the series over the years and Forbidden Game is my fav. by far. Damon fan.
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L. J. Smith
+3 # Hi ShaniL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:51
I think Damon and Julian would either go out for a drink or kill each other. Most likely first a drink and then the second. Better keep them apart, for their own good. I take it, then, that you wouldn't mind a Forbidden Game sequel? I'm planning on one, if Simon & Schuster are of the same mind.

Lisa
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Jasmine
0 # Brilliant BooksJasmine 2011-08-01 02:00
I made a spreadheet of all the LJ Smith books I wanted. I told my mum if she ordered them for me then I would pay for them. She just looked at me with that 'you're joking' look on her face when she saw the total price. It was only £50... ;D haha!
Jasmine xx
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Nelly 8D
0 # RE: Brilliant BooksNelly 8D 2011-08-01 02:13
I'm going to count how much I've spent on LJ Smith books . . . I bet it's a lot! lol :lol:
Nelly xox
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Heather
0 # FigmentHeather 2011-08-01 03:51
I've just joined figment and posted my first ever completed vampire story.I would recommend Figment to anyone who enjoys writing and reading. Some of the other users works (poems & stories) are really good!
Heather x
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sofia
0 # RE: Figmentsofia 2011-08-01 09:24
uh hi
what is figment .. ?
thanx
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Christina Crowley
0 # RE: RE: FigmentChristina Crowley 2011-08-01 10:04
Hi Sofia,
On Lisa’s blog titled “First, Second, Third” she mentions Figment.com It is “a community where you can share your writing, connect with other readers, and discover new stories and authors.” There is a link on the links section of this site. Hope that helps. : )
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L. J. Smith
0 # Thank you, ChristinaL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:25
As always. I should have said more about Figment but it was a rather long blog today anyway. I have a profile up on figment, and I have some figs--some short stories, or chapters from books--to look over. I'm going to critique them gently and then give them back to their owners. It's a great place to get other people interested in your work BEFORE you finish that book or story, if you like.

Christina, you are an angel yourself, undoubtedly head seraphim of somewhere, and are always welcome at the cabin.
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Administrator
0 # RE: Thank you, ChristinaAdministrator 2011-08-01 19:36
I've created a direct link to Lisa's Figment Profile. It is located beneath the Figment logo under "Links/Publishe rs & Friends" http://www.ljanesmith.net/www/links/publishers-a-friends
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L. J. Smith
0 # Hi NellyL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:38
It's so odd. My comment to you disappeared. Aanyway bless you and thank you, too. You and everyone else can come visit me at the cabin in Point Reyes. Just drop me a line when you visit Northern California.

Lisa
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Lucas
+1 # RE: Hi NellyLucas 2011-08-01 20:40
It would be nice to have a L. J. Smith convention in California! With lots of things to do, like discuss stories, shipping wars (maybe with fake swords!), sneaks and Black Magic Wine (nonalcoholic, of course (or maybe not, for us, older than 21)). And marshmallows with creepy stories around a bonfire.
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi JasmineL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:43
I think I ought to send some books to libraries in the U.K. Anything you want to read soon?

Lisa

P.S. Come visit the U.S., Northern CA. Cabin. Angels. See below.
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Heather
0 # RE: L.J. SmithHeather 2011-08-02 00:29
Anything and everything! I love reading your books because they have realistic charaters, settings and always intriguing plots! *Thumbs up!
Heather x
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Morgan
0 # Question about new contestMorgan 2011-08-01 14:08
Hello to Admin. or L.J.,
I read that the winner of the new Cassie contest will be notified via twitter and I was wondering if they would also recieve an email? I ask this on behalf of all those without twitter :)
Sincerely,
Morgan
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L. J. Smith
0 # Re: New contestL. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:21
Twitter is just a way of trying to find anyone who doesn't respond to their email saying "Congratulation s!" So, yes, you will receive an email, which is a good reason to check your email at the edn of any contest you enter. For example, the Grand Prize Winner of the Secret Circle contest hasn't yet checked in, despite all that chalcedony awaiting her.

Lisa
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morgan huttlinger
+2 # night worldmorgan huttlinger 2011-08-01 17:35
The "Night World" series is one of the best series i ever read. Even through I only read the first one I am addicted. I can't wait to read the second and third ones. thank u so much for writing them!
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L. J. Smith
+1 # Hi Morgan--L. J. Smith 2011-08-01 19:17
Thank you and bless you and may seraphim and cherubim surround you. (They're angels, which you understand already, no doubt.) Thank you from my heart for reading The Night World instead of... well other things that I didn't write. You may come and visit me in the cabin at Point Reyes sometime and we can compare vampires. :) I feel this way toward all readers who speak so kindly; I really do. In addition, you have a wonderful first name.

Lisa

Lisa
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Lucas
+1 # Movie IndicationLucas 2011-08-01 19:44
Hey! I'm a big fan, so I like to read about what you like and stuff. I reember I read you like 80s horror movies, so I have one great indication! It's a horror movie, but from this year. It's called Insidious, but it's really old school. Great charcters and story. It reminded a little bit of The Return trilogy, especially Shadow Souls, with a trip to another dimension, and out of body experiences.
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Lucas
0 # Ray-BanLucas 2011-08-01 21:39
I finished Shadow Souls yesterday, and since I was reading a translated version, I don't know if it was cut or something. But I wanted to know what type of Ray-Ban does Damon wear?I have an Aviator and I can't live without them.
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HeatherV
+3 # RE: Ray-BanHeatherV 2011-08-01 22:06
I always thought he wore those kind of Ray Bans that were popular in the eightys. Like in The Lost Boys...You know what I am talking about?? Something like Corey Feldman would wear in the eightys...lol IDK
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HeatherV
+3 # LOVEHeatherV 2011-08-01 22:02
I don't think I have ever really fell in love with any characters or shipped any characters bookwise or tv wise until I met Damon and Elena.....Like I seriously do not know what to say other than WOW. Like after reading Midnight I was speechless. Honestly. Damon and ELena makes my heart go pitter patter. I absolutely love them so much. Thank you LJ!!
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