Amanda Serve: Blog

June 8, 2015
Posted at 7:22 pm

Complete discography of Hard Times

just for grins I keep a detailed list/companion to my stories.

This is every song from the story. If you want to download them all and listen while you read - that adds another dimension to the telling of the tale.


Ch.7 - "Cruise" Florida George Line - Hip Hop Remix - With Nelly
Ch. 8 - "Pour it Up" Rihanna
Ch.9 - "Spiderbaby" White Zombie
Ch. 11 " You can crash my party anytime" Luke Bryan
Ch. 11 " Gold" Macklemore
Ch. 11 Adventure Time (Cartoon lyrics)
Ch. 14 "Bands that make her dance" Juicy J
Ch. 15 "Benny and the Jets" Elton John
Ch. 15 "White Trash Beautiful" Everlast
Ch. 15 "Sweet Home Alabama" Alabama
Ch. 17 "You shook me all night long" AC/DC
Ch. 18 "Royals" - Lorde
Ch. 19 "Baby Got Back" - Sir Mix-A lot
Ch. 22 "Old flame can't hold a candle to you" - Dolly Parton
Ch. 23 "The Man in Black" - Johnny Cash
Ch. 23 "Every Sperm is Sacred" - Monty Python
Ch. 25 "C.R.E.A.M" (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) - Wu Tang Clan
Ch. 25 "Beer with Jesus" - Thomas Rhett
Ch. 27 "Come on and Dance" - Motley Crue
Ch. 28 "Joker" - Steve Miller Band
Ch. 28 "Paradise City" Guns N. Roses
Ch. 30 "Play that Funky Music" White Cherry
Ch. 32 "Danger Zone" Kenny Loggins
Ch. 33 "Lucky Star" Madonna
Ch. 33 "Jessie's Girl" Rick Springfield
Ch. 39 "Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun" Cindi Lauper
Ch, 39 "In the Air Tonight" Phil Collins (parody)
Ch 43 "She is a Beauty" The Tubes
Ch. 44 "Great green globs of greasy, grimy gopher guts" Conner
Ch. 54 "Lettin the Night Roll" Justin Moore
Ch. 63 "Born in East L.A." Cheech Marin
Ch. 66 "Jamie's Cryin'" Van Halen
Ch. 67 "Beer song" Weird Al
Ch. 70 "The Trees" Rush
Ch. 70 "One Bad Bitch" Maino featuring Yo Gotti and Trina
Ch. 70 "Hell's Bells" AC/DC
Ch. 78 "All about that bass" Meghan Trainor
Ch. 80 "Super Bass" Niki Minaj
Ch. 81 "Here I go again" Whitesnake
Ch. 83 "Doo-Wah-Diddy" Manfredd Mann/Stripes marching song (Ted)
Ch. 85 "Sister Luck" Black Crowes
Ch. 92 Old Dan Tucker (negro spiritual - sung by nelly jr.)
Ch. 97 "I love L.A" Randy Newman
Ch. 97 "Drop it Low" Ester Dean/Chris Brown (Cricket's favorite song/jam)
Ch. 98 "Boom Clap" Charli XVX

In other news, I was watching "Party Down South 2" the other day on TLC and realized that I had vastly underestimated how gross, disgusting, uncouth and stupid a lot of people from the trailer park really are in real life. So I will try harder.

June 4, 2015
Posted at 6:48 pm

CONTEST: Where was Patricia?

If you have read through chapter 97 of Hard Times you realize that Patricia has "seen some shit".

There have been touch points where Patricia came back to the trailer stressed out, and at times left without saying much. If you connect the dots early on in the story - you will be able to surmise that she was probably dealing with her own story.

and what a story it might be; Dancing at the landing strip, looking for Mike, dealing with problems of her own.

CONTEST: Write a story - it could be a vignette about a possible night at the Landing Strip! It could be the time the family saw her at Rowdy's and instead of joining them for dinner she avoided them. It could be the time she came home and saw her daughter naked caught up in some shenigan and instead of completing blowing a lid - she gave her a stern talking too and stalked off to her bedroom!

It could be something else entirely! perhaps something at the mall.

Remember someone stole Ellen's clothes at the mall? Who was that and why?

Write the fanfiction how you want - add it to the Family Feud "Universe" (the submission wizard guides you through that process).

If I read your story and like it - not only will I make it official canon, but I will reference the events in flashbacks in Hard Times!

Good Luck!

February 3, 2015
Posted at 12:02 pm

technical difficulty with Chapter 88

I noticed a technical difficulty - where the entire chapters 1-87 are no longer available and clicking the link to Hard Times takes the reader to chapter 88 only.

My apologies. I've let the webmasters know and hopefully they will have it fixed in a jiffy.

January 30, 2015
Posted at 6:03 pm

Letters from the Road - Family Feud Continuation

I am working on Hard Times exclusively but every now and then I wonder about the Taylors from Family Feud.

I have thought about writing a short story "Letters from the Road" from Jamie Taylor's perspective about the trip to Indiana with her family right after the tail end of FF5.

What happens as they stop at rest stops and need gas money, or have a flat tire. Bill and Chris go off on foot to send back a tow truck and leave the girls to wait for it - what kinds of shenanigans might happen.

Would the discipline be loosened, and how the girls might react to being able to choose their own breakfast.

"You guys go ahead and order for me," Wendy says across the table at Denny's "It's been so long since I had a choice."

"C'mon mom, do you want pancakes, or eggs over my hammy, or.." Chris overwhelms her with choices.

"Seriously, Sir, please choose for me, I really don't know.."

"You don't have to call me Sir anymore,"

"I know sorry, could you give me a slap everytime I forget, Sir? I mean Chris...damnit."

That transformation they went through not quite over and how it will forever affect their relationships.

I might be willing to write something like that - soliciting ideas for road experiences?

January 28, 2015
Posted at 11:04 am
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 11:51 am


If you are a fan of the Family Feud Universe you know that the stories are very long, involved tales where the subjects begin as just typical white-bread America and go on a slow evolution (or de-evolution) as life altering circumstances drag them into their current situation.

If you are not, then yes, that's basically what they are about. They are also about entertaining and that means making you horny, making you laugh, making you think, whatever fantasies they inspire is all good (as long as no one acts upon them, but thats implied).

Family Feud is the story of a "perfect" Middle American Family in an affluent Neighborhood. They start off with the women trying to change the men and make them better and in the end I think that is how it ends up for everyone. There is a lot of bondage, sex, humiliation, blackmail along the way.

Hard Times is my current story and it's in the "same Universe" - many of the characters from the story even find their way into this story. You will see in coming chapters that there is a thread with some of the side-characters all having known each other in the past and the incestuous results of their families coming together are what led to the creation of Cherry Lawn Estates (And the Buckman Trailer Park).

Hard Times is about a white-bread teenage girl from Cherry Lawn who has to move in with her Aunt's family in a massive trailer park in a neighboring poor county. She gets sucked into their scams and grifts and I think in the end is better for it (we'll see). There is lots of bondage, sex, humiliation, blackmail etc along the way as well.

I tell you this because I came up with an idea for a game. A game that may inspire readers and authors on SOL!!

I was watching one of those daytime talk shows and one of the subjects was a 40 year old man with a young teenage wife. He thought she loved him and then she asked if a "Friend" she went to high school could move in.

Naturally, she hung on her hubby and manipulated him into helping this guy out. In time, the man became friends with this guy and they hung out almost like father and son, as sort of a mentor. He was glad to help him out.

Then he finds out that she is sleeping with this guy, and that they have been mocking him behind his back and laughing at him. So he chases them out and has a big confrontation with his wife's mother who apparently wanted to get the two younger people together anyway and had known they were sweet hearts in high school but never revealed it to the older man.

I thought to myself "Fuck, this would make a fantastic story!! especially if we were to elaborate on it!"

This guy is living the Buckman story. He ends up opening an internet modeling business and hiring his ex-wife (who is now living with this guy) to model for him nude in very explicit shots and sort of cuckolding the young man.

He could easily be a "Neighbor down the Road from J street" on the Buckman.

So here is what I propose:

Record Three day time talk shows on your DVR or watch them straight online or on TV. Any talk shows - at random. You can't even read the show notes to find out what kind of show it is in advance. Springer is probably the best for this, but Steve Wilcos, Maury, any trash will do.

Pick one subject on the three shows.


Pick someone from your own life, maybe a neighbor, maybe the people I just described in my example, maybe yourself with some conflict or strife in their life.


Pick a side character you wondered about in the Family Feud series!!

Then set them either in "Cherry Lawn Estates" an ordinary but affluent suburb on "Gardenia Avenue", a street a few down from where the Taylor Family lived.

or set them in the Buckman down on "J Street" not too far from Glory Hill.

You don't have to involve them with the characters or the timeline from Family Feud but it would be nice if you add them to the "Family Feud" Universe (Totally optional).

This story is about them, it should be a nice little short story with a start (chapter one), a middle (conflict) and an end (chapter three).

You can give them different names and change a few things about their lives (that's an author's privilege). Write the problem pretty much as you saw it but give them the ending you think they deserve!!

That's the game: Even if you have never written a story, just give it a shot! See what you can come up with.

You might inspire somebody ELSE to write, or better to masturbate to your story!!

As a side note: Kung Fu Dave is loosely based on a real character from Jerry Springer. His sister Cricket is sort of an amalgamation of the girlfriends (and possibly sister/cousin) he brought on the show. Search him on google and you'll probably find him!