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The legends about the Long Night in Yi Ti explain that a descendant of God-on-Earth known as the Amethyst Empress was usurped and murdered by her own brother, an event known as the Blood Betrayal. This caused the Maiden-Made-of-Light to turn away from humanity in shame, and the Lion of Night came forth in all his wrath to punish mankind’s wickedness, inflicting the cold and darkness of the Long Night. - Yi Ti, The World of Ice and Fire

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Fireworks Friday: Hallowishes from Bay Lake Tower - September, 2014 by Bob Rowan
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To capture the size of Disney’s fireworks shows that include perimeter bursts requires backing away from some of the standard locations for shooting Wishes. This view is from a hotel room in Bay Lake Tower. From here, a lot is lost, as Cinderella Castle is dwarfed by Space Mountain and the foreground includes a relatively uninteresting parking lot. The curve of the monorail track adds at least a moderately interesting shape. This #FireworksFriday photo isn’t my best effort, as I don’t know the Hallowishes show as well as I know regular Wishes, but it does give folks a pretty good idea of the scale of the show.

So… what you’re telling me is… Stephanie Meyer wrote a fanfiction of her own damn book that was published, sold and made onto a film, to rival the fanfiction that EL James wrote about that very book, but then changed names to fit a new book of her own design, which in doing so she effectively wrote a fanfiction of her own fanfiction that was eventually published, sold, made into a film? Not forgetting that Twilight was ripped from a short story LJ Smith wrote a good 10 years before Mayer started writing. So… really… Twilight was a fanfiction too.

If You Ever Want to Know the Most Frustrated Fandom

Look to the Night World fandom. WE’VE BEEN WAITING SINCE 1998 FOR THE LAST BOOK IN THE SERIES TO BE PUBLISHED.

AMAZON LISTS THE RELEASE DATE AS 2030. TWO-THOUSAND THIRTY!

And to top it off the author is now writing “fanfiction” on Kindle Worlds for Vampire Diaries. MOTHER EFFING VAMPIRE DIARIES.

So Sherlock fandom, do not dare complain to me of a long hiatus or wait. At least you have Doyle’s original works to comfort you.