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* WriteWhoYouKnow: The author has stated that the new character of Callie, introduced in Chapter 14, is based on three specific friends of hers. At least two are aware of the story and have argued for changes, including the minor OrwellianRetcon updating Charlie's description.


The story is listed as the first volume in ''The Tempest Trilogy'', and a sequel, ''Brave New World'', is slated to begin in the summer of 2018. The first in a series of side stories, grouped under the title ''These Our Actors'', has been posted to [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14429865/chapters/33327873 AO3]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12914935/1/These-Our-Actors FFN]], and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/146283289-these-our-actors Wattpad]].

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The story is listed as the first volume in ''The Tempest Trilogy'', and a sequel, ''Brave New World'', is slated to begin in the summer has begun as of 2018. The first in a July 2019, available on [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/19709434/chapters/46644388 AO3]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/13330966/1/Brave-New-World FFN]], and [[https://www.wattpad.com/myworks/193208574-brave-new-world Wattpad]]. A series of side stories, stories from the perspective of other characters, grouped under the title ''These Our Actors'', has been posted to can likewise be found on [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14429865/chapters/33327873 AO3]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12914935/1/These-Our-Actors FFN]], and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/146283289-these-our-actors Wattpad]].


Though listed as the first volume in ''The Tempest Trilogy,'' it is incomplete as of April 2018.

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Though The story is listed as the first volume in ''The Tempest Trilogy,'' it Trilogy'', and a sequel, ''Brave New World'', is incomplete as slated to begin in the summer of April 2018.
2018. The first in a series of side stories, grouped under the title ''These Our Actors'', has been posted to [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/14429865/chapters/33327873 AO3]], [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12914935/1/These-Our-Actors FFN]], and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/146283289-these-our-actors Wattpad]].



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* AlternateUniverseFic: Though the story leans heavily on the actual Twilight saga, particularly the books, several key differences have emerged over time. Most notably, of course, Alice Cullen, Jasper Hale, and Leah Clearwater are established as gay early on. In addition, [[spoiler:Leah was the first of the Quileute to turn, after a chance encounter with Rosalie, and is now the alpha of the Quileute pack, with Sam as her second.]] Cass's presence and her knowledge of the books has only led to further changes.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** As mentioned above, Alice and Jasper are immediately established as gay, and as close friends rather than romantic partners, though they did apparently try to live "as husband and wife" at one time.
** Leah is also established as gay, and generally comes off as much more content and comfortable with herself than her canon counterpart, which means she's mouthier, snarkier, more opinionated, and has a better sense of humor. She's also still close to Sam Uley and Emily Young.
** Billy Black can come off as more paranoid than in canon, though this may have a great deal to do with the fact that a complete stranger has apparently taken over the life of his best friend's daughter, and is ''extremely'' cozy with the Cullens to boot.
** Jessica Stanley is very intelligent and perceptive, and has surprising upper body strength for someone of her stature.

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* AlternateUniverseFic: Though the story leans heavily on the actual Twilight saga, particularly the books, several key differences have emerged over time. Most notably, of course, Alice Cullen, Jasper Hale, and Leah Clearwater are established as gay early on. In addition, [[spoiler:Leah Leah was the first of the Quileute shifter to turn, after a chance encounter with Rosalie, transform, and is now leads the alpha of the Quileute pack, with Sam as her second.]] pack. Cass's presence and her knowledge of the books has only led to further changes.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** As mentioned above, Alice and Jasper are immediately established as gay, and as close friends rather than romantic partners, though they did apparently try to live "as husband and wife" at one time.
** Leah is also established as gay, and generally comes off as much more content and comfortable with herself than her canon counterpart, which means she's mouthier, snarkier, more opinionated, and has a better sense of humor. She's also still close to Sam Uley and Emily Young.
** Billy Black can come off as more paranoid than in canon, though this may have a great deal to do with the fact that a complete stranger has apparently taken over the life of his best friend's daughter, and is ''extremely'' cozy with the Cullens to boot.
** Jessica Stanley is very intelligent and perceptive, and has surprising upper body strength for someone of her stature.
changes.



* CerebusSyndrome: The author admits the story started as something of a lark, and this shows in earlier chapters, but it grows stranger and more serious as time goes on. There are still elements of humor, but later chapters have revealed [[spoiler:that Cass actually comes from an alternate 2025, not an alternate 2015 as she previously assumed; that she has lost all her memories after October 2015; that the Earth of 2025 was destroyed in the fallout of a massive war; that TheMagicCameBack in the process and Cass was a leading witch rather than just another neo-pagan practitioner; and that her friend Callie, who had also become a witch by that time, was somehow dragged into the world of ''Twilight'' and landed in the body of another Forks High student, though not anyone named in the books. Oh, and Callie still has access to magic, and has recently discovered that Jessica seems to have a natural talent for it. Phew.]]

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* CerebusSyndrome: The author admits the story started as something of a lark, and this shows in earlier chapters, but it grows stranger and more serious as time goes on. There are still elements of humor, but later chapters have revealed [[spoiler:that Cass actually comes from an alternate 2025, not an alternate 2015 as she previously assumed; that she has lost all her memories after October 2015; that the Earth of 2025 was destroyed in the fallout of a massive war; that TheMagicCameBack in the process and Cass was a leading witch rather than just another neo-pagan practitioner; and that her friend Callie, who had also become a witch by that time, was somehow dragged into the world of ''Twilight'' and landed in the body of another Forks High student, though not anyone named in the books. Oh, and Callie still has access to magic, and has recently discovered that Jessica Stanley seems to have a natural talent for it. Phew.]]



** To ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Cass is a fan, and on at least two occasions imagines morphing into the Pink Ranger)
** To ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''. Cass quotes the comic when Alice explains the mating bond is triggered by physical presence; Alice surprises her by finishing the quote and revealing a mutual interest in comic books and graphic novels.)
** To ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Cass adored the game, it turns out Emmett plays it, and so she, Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie end up spending an evening fighting bad guys online. Cass urges them to buy out any company that might threaten the game's existence so as to prevent its shutdown. Emmett seems amenable.)
** To ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7700978/1/Tossing-Stones Tossing Stones]]'', another ''Twilight'' fanfic in which a woman with knowledge of the books is thrown into Bella Swan's body and throws the story into chaos. By the author's own admission, though she ''was'' an avid ''City of Heroes'' player and genuinely misses the game, she was inspired to bring it up in ''As Dreams Are Made On'' after a reader drew parallels to ''Tossing Stones'' (which also makes use of City of Heroes/Villains) and she gave it a read.

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** To ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Cass is a fan, and on at least two occasions imagines morphing into the Pink Ranger)
Ranger.
** To ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''. Cass quotes the comic when Alice explains the mating bond is triggered by physical presence; Alice surprises her by finishing the quote and revealing a mutual interest in comic books and graphic novels.)
novels.
** To ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Cass adored the game, it turns out Emmett plays it, and so she, Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie end up spending an evening fighting bad guys online. Cass urges them to buy out any company that might threaten the game's existence so as to prevent its shutdown. Emmett seems amenable.)
amenable.
** To ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7700978/1/Tossing-Stones Tossing Stones]]'', another ''Twilight'' fanfic in which a woman with knowledge of the books is thrown into Bella Swan's body and throws the story into chaos. By the author's own admission, though she ''was'' an avid ''City of Heroes'' player and genuinely misses the game, she was inspired to bring it up in ''As Dreams Are Made On'' after a reader drew parallels to ''Tossing Stones'' (which also makes use of City ''City of Heroes/Villains) Heroes/Villains'') and she gave it a read.


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* WriteWhoYouKnow: The author has stated that the new character of Callie, introduced in Chapter 14, is based on three specific friends of hers. At least two are aware of the story and have argued for changes, including the minor OrwellianRetcon updating Charlie's description.

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->''What I really couldn’t have foreseen - and should have, considering how much I love to read - is that I would die in a bookstore, having accidentally sent a doorstopper of a hardcover toppling directly onto my own damned head.\\\
Although really: did it have to be the tenth anniversary edition of Twilight?''

Somewhere between an homage and a TakeThat to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', ''As Dreams Are Made On'' chronicles the life of Cassandra Reardon, a gay/trans neo-pagan and unabashed sci-fi/fantasy fangirl, after she inexplicably lands in the body of a teenaged Bella Swan on the day of her arrival in Forks. Fearing Edward's reaction when she rejects his romantic advances, Cass immediately acts to get the attention of Alice Cullen and try to come up with a plan - only for Alice to form a mating bond on her the moment they meet face-to-face.

This is only the first of many changes to the plot Cass thinks she knows.

Originally published on [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4986874/chapters/23064606 Archive of Our Own]] starting in October 2015 (unsurprisingly, not long after the tenth anniversary edition of ''Twilight'' and the companion novel ''Life and Death'' were published), the story has subsequently been crossposted to [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11634610/1/As-Dreams-Are-Made-On FanFiction.Net]] and [[https://www.wattpad.com/story/144756982-as-dreams-are-made-on Wattpad]]. The author also maintains a [[https://twilight-adamo.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] for story notes and commentary.

Though listed as the first volume in ''The Tempest Trilogy,'' it is incomplete as of April 2018.

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* Main/AllThereInTheManual [[InvokedTrope (invoked)]]: Though her memory isn't perfect, Cass has read all four of the main ''Twilight'' novels as well as the ''Illustrated Guide,'' and is at least aware of the Twilight Saga Wiki, so she is aware of some details that may not be apparent to anyone working from the novels alone.
* AlternateUniverseFic: Though the story leans heavily on the actual Twilight saga, particularly the books, several key differences have emerged over time. Most notably, of course, Alice Cullen, Jasper Hale, and Leah Clearwater are established as gay early on. In addition, [[spoiler:Leah was the first of the Quileute to turn, after a chance encounter with Rosalie, and is now the alpha of the Quileute pack, with Sam as her second.]] Cass's presence and her knowledge of the books has only led to further changes.
* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:
** As mentioned above, Alice and Jasper are immediately established as gay, and as close friends rather than romantic partners, though they did apparently try to live "as husband and wife" at one time.
** Leah is also established as gay, and generally comes off as much more content and comfortable with herself than her canon counterpart, which means she's mouthier, snarkier, more opinionated, and has a better sense of humor. She's also still close to Sam Uley and Emily Young.
** Billy Black can come off as more paranoid than in canon, though this may have a great deal to do with the fact that a complete stranger has apparently taken over the life of his best friend's daughter, and is ''extremely'' cozy with the Cullens to boot.
** Jessica Stanley is very intelligent and perceptive, and has surprising upper body strength for someone of her stature.
* BerserkButton: You probably shouldn't tell Cass she's cute when she's angry, especially if she's already angry at ''you''.
* CerebusSyndrome: The author admits the story started as something of a lark, and this shows in earlier chapters, but it grows stranger and more serious as time goes on. There are still elements of humor, but later chapters have revealed [[spoiler:that Cass actually comes from an alternate 2025, not an alternate 2015 as she previously assumed; that she has lost all her memories after October 2015; that the Earth of 2025 was destroyed in the fallout of a massive war; that TheMagicCameBack in the process and Cass was a leading witch rather than just another neo-pagan practitioner; and that her friend Callie, who had also become a witch by that time, was somehow dragged into the world of ''Twilight'' and landed in the body of another Forks High student, though not anyone named in the books. Oh, and Callie still has access to magic, and has recently discovered that Jessica seems to have a natural talent for it. Phew.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Cass herself tends toward fairly snarky narration, but is easily bested in dialogue by Leah, Rosalie, and later her friend Callie.
* GenreSavvy: Cass knows exactly what kind of story she's in, or at least thinks she does, and isn't shy about sharing that knowledge with the Cullens or the Quileute shifters.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Cass does not have Bella's mental shield, or any power that really seems to benefit her personally...but she does have a power. [[spoiler:Specifically, the power to modify the powers of other supernaturals, or at least vampires. Sadly, as shown below, it appears to come at a price.]]
* LesbianVampire: Alice doesn't fit entirely into the classic mode, but she's unabashedly gay, worldly, flirtatious, and downright seductive. Her sexual interest in Cass only ''rises'' when she finds out Cass is relatively experienced, and she seems to relish her role as initiator.
** Alice has mentioned other lesbian or at least bisexual vampires among her exes, including Maggie (from the Irish coven), Tanya (from the Denali coven), and Jessamine (possibly a reference to ''Life and Death,'' where Jessamine is the name of Jasper's female counterpart).
* LipstickLesbian: Definitely Alice. Sometimes Cass, but mostly with the help of others.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Alice toward Cass. Edward later clarifies that not all vampires instantly form mating bonds; most form relationships over time, which can eventually solidify into eternal, unbreakable bonds. As in the books, the Quileute shifters are also prone to imprinting, though this mostly appears to take the form of male shifters imprinting on wholly human women.
* MeaningfulRename: After [[spoiler:seizing, losing consciousness, losing a bunch of memories and almost dying]], Cass stops thinking of herself as Cass and starts going by Bella. Some characters still use the former name. By a similar token, Cass eventually stops calling Charlie by his name in her narration and dialogue with others, and begins referring to him simply as "dad".
* OlderThanTheyLook: Applies to the Cullens, of course, but also to Cass herself. Though she's in the body of a seventeen-year-old Bella Swan, she has thirty-two years of life experience from her own world. [[spoiler:It later turns out that she and her friend Callie are both in their forties; Cass simply does not remember the last decade of her life before she was dropped into Bella Swan's body.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: As in ''Twilight'', though ''As Dreams Are Made On'' sometimes diverges somewhat from canonical details as well.
* OrwellianRetcon: Owing to its online nature, the story is fairly easy to edit and readers of earlier versions may notice some changes in the current version. Most notably, a joke Cass made about realizing she was in a femslash version of ''Twilight'' has been removed (as some readers felt it broke suspension of disbelief), and Charlie, previously described as looking like a young Creator/JimBeaver, is now described as looking a little like Creator/BillyBurke.
** The author has, however, stated that she may publish a full "author's preferred text" for the story at some point, which will hopefully cut down on future changes to the original published text.
* PowerAtAPrice: Unfortunately, Cass's power carries certain side effects, starting as a mild static shock before progressing to pins and needles, temporary paralysis, and eventually [[spoiler:an outright seizure, loss of consciousness, and memory loss on top of what she'd already suffered in the transition to her new world. As of the current chapter, she has been told outright that even one more use of her power as a human may kill her, and it's unclear what will happen when she's a vampire.]]
* SelfInsertFic: Though the protagonist and narrator is a (sometimes heavily) fictionalized version of the author, she is also an undeniable self-insert by the writer's own admission, and some personal details do come into play, including the lyrics of a song the author wrote for her mother's memorial service.
* ShoutOut:
** To ''Franchise/PowerRangers''. Cass is a fan, and on at least two occasions imagines morphing into the Pink Ranger)
** To ''ComicBook/ElfQuest''. Cass quotes the comic when Alice explains the mating bond is triggered by physical presence; Alice surprises her by finishing the quote and revealing a mutual interest in comic books and graphic novels.)
** To ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Cass adored the game, it turns out Emmett plays it, and so she, Emmett, Jasper and Rosalie end up spending an evening fighting bad guys online. Cass urges them to buy out any company that might threaten the game's existence so as to prevent its shutdown. Emmett seems amenable.)
** To ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7700978/1/Tossing-Stones Tossing Stones]]'', another ''Twilight'' fanfic in which a woman with knowledge of the books is thrown into Bella Swan's body and throws the story into chaos. By the author's own admission, though she ''was'' an avid ''City of Heroes'' player and genuinely misses the game, she was inspired to bring it up in ''As Dreams Are Made On'' after a reader drew parallels to ''Tossing Stones'' (which also makes use of City of Heroes/Villains) and she gave it a read.
* TakeThat: Cass is very prone to bringing up various disagreeable elements of ''Twilight'' in narration even if she doesn't discuss them aloud, but most notably, while describing the existence of hybrids to Carlisle, she goes off on a tangent about the varying number of chromosome pairs among humans, vampires, hybrids, and Quileute shifters. Carlisle's response? "All of that sounds extremely unlikely."
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