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Oct. 27th, 2010

Catch-up post for 30 Day Fanfic Meme

19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
Depends on the bunny, though lately, they all get shoved in the closet, unless I'm lucky enough to get one that fits to an assignment I have to do.

20 –Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
I have quite often, actually, though only a few have actually seen the light of day.

21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
Many.  Some because others asked for them, some because the characters fed me more of the story after the end of what I wrote, and some because of 20 above.
I think sequels have their place, though I do believe that the best sequels (or prequels) are those that were planned for.  When they're done because people push the writer into it, or to otherwise please fans, they never have the impact of the original fic.

22 – Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
I've done a Big Bang, and I've been in a few different fests.  But my favorite overall was the H/D Remix (which I am doing again this round), because I liked the format, and because the subject matter just works for me.  I can't wait to see the fics that get remixed, and you never know what will turn up.  Makes it that much more exciting. :D

23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
I generally only post here, though I keep trying to get my act together to archive everything at least one other place.  At the moment, the chosen place is AAOOO.  Though I've only managed to post a few fics there.  Need to get on that, really.

24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
I would most prefer three, but I rarely manage more than two, depending on who's available, and what I'm writing.
I do remember finding one beta who I absolutely adored because she called me on everything.  It was the first time I'd ever experienced that, and it was amazingly freeing, knowing that I could trust her to call me on it.  Unfortunately, she left the fandom soon after.  I've since found another few who I adore as much, but I do miss her...

25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
I tend to like to have music on, though I can't have the TV on or I get totally distracted.  I like to make playlists, especially when the characters are being difficult.  Helps me get into their mindset a bit more.

26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
Hm.  Not sure.  I could say names, which is easy, but gets complicated depending on why you're looking for a name, and for who, but that's too easy an answer for me because I love doing it.  Clothes is always fun.  Oh, I did have to research punk rock for a character once.  Even though he was pureblood, he decided that was his one Muggle vice.  That was lots of fun.  I didn't know much about it, and had only listened to a few songs myself, but it fit with his character very well.

Oct. 18th, 2010

So behind

14 – Ratings – how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
I have a little trouble allowing myself to get to NC-17, though I write it all the time. Most of the time I have to push even to get R.

15 – Warnings – What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic?
Hm...strangest warning? Not sure... I'd have to look, really.

16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
I actually don't mind them, and have been told by others that they rather like some of the ones I've come up with.

17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
For me, titles either come first thing, or I have to force them. I've only done a few fic where I actually titled chapters, though usually it's more an outline of the fic overall when you look at them.

18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
Depends on the story. Probably a lot of RP, a bit of reading, and a bit of the source material.

Oct. 13th, 2010

30-day fanfic meme day 12 and 13

12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
[info]foodie keeps having ideas for them...not sure if I have or not...I'd have to look through all my fic... :P

13 – Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?
I use canon as a starting point, but sometimes I really think she doesn't understand her characters.  I don't mean that I just know them better, I mean that she literally doesn't follow through in the promise she creates in her characters.  Hence fanon works just as well for me in many cases.

Oct. 11th, 2010

30-day fanfic writing meme

10 – Pairings – Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?
I used to write Harry/Draco almost exclusively, but slowly I've pushed out a little, though there are some I still refuse to do.  I did do a Ron/Draco once, though I still dislike the pairing immensely because to me, Ron and Neville just aren't believable as gay.
I have tried to do Snupin a few times, but I always have trouble making it come out the way I imagine--they're just too pigheaded.
On the other hand, I was shocked at how easy it was to write Remus/Regulus.  I'd thought they'd be as difficult as Snupin or Sirius/Remus, but not so.  It's one of my more-common pairings to write, actually.

11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
Romance, smut, and angst, pretty much.  I'm not so hot at comedy, and mystery is too complicated for me.

Oct. 9th, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 9

9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

Elfquest - The only canon pairing I actually wrote was Skywise/Foxfur.  All the rest were OCs paired with one of the known characters.

Voyager - Janeway/Chakotay, Tom/B'Elanna, haven't written any others

HP - Harry/Draco, Severus/Draco, Remus/Regulus.  And I've written tons more, too.

Youkko Nitta - Carlos/Magira, I don't think I've written any others.

Merlin - Again, only written one- Arthur/Merlin.  Though there are others I don't mind.  I just haven't written them.

Oct. 8th, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 5-8

Very very behind because my trip had me offline for two days, and I'm still catching up on some things, so catch-up time on this now:

5 –If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
Kingsley Shaklebolt. He was supposed to have a small part in my first NaNoWriMo, but as soon as he showed up, he started bossing me around. I ended up having to add stuff in the editing process to integrate him better into the story.

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
I used to be afraid of writing guys. Then I got into slash, and never looked back. I barely write female characters any more. It's a bad habit I really need to get out of.

7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
I was going to say I wasn't sure, then I remembered a little fic I read ages ago: Time out of Place by Cosmic. She's the one who made me fall for Draco, and I've never looked back.

8 – Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
No. For a very good reason. When I wrote Elfquest fic, I wrote almost exclusively OC's paired with the main elves. I know one *can* write OCs in a reasonable and interesting way, but there are so many characters in Harry Potter, there's really no need. You can find almost any sort of character to fill any role you need.
Not that I hate OCs--I have quite a number of HP OCs that I've RP'd. I just think there's generally little need to in fic.

Oct. 4th, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 4

4 – Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?

Heh. See my answer to the HP section yesterday and raise it by 100%.

Draco even likes to push his way into things that have nothing to do with HP. If there's a character he can identify with, suddenly he's in that story/movie/etc. He literally doesn't shut up.

I have done Het Draco (Yes, really), Slash Draco, baby (okay, child) Draco, older Draco... I've slashed him with Harry, Snape, his father, his son, and even a few Weasleys, just to name a few. But the one thing I can't handle with him is death. It's literally too much for me to handle. I get so emotional I have to take a step back and find something else to focus on for a while.

But I admit it, I love my blond muse, even if he is a brat. ;)

The only other character outside of HP that I can think of at the moment that even comes close is Morgana le Fae.

And, just to let everyone know, I'm off for the next few days, and will likely have no internet access. I'll be back sometime Wednesday. Be good to each other while I'm gone. *snugs*

Oct. 3rd, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 3

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

Elfquest: Well, I did mostly OC's, but the ones I tended to pull from the main group were Winnowill, Cutter, and Scouter, if I recall... (did I mention I had a thing for evil characters? ;) )

Voyager: Janeway, and to a lesser extent, Chakotay and B'Elanna. I think Tom was all Foodie, really...

LotR: The fic I found myself writing focused on Frodo. Never finished it, though.

Harry Potter: Say it with me folks... Draco. Yeah...anyone who got that wrong needs to start at the beginning of my journal and work their way forwards. ;) Also Harry comes to me a lot, and Severus, Remus, Blaise, and Regulus. And sometimes George. Oh, and Lucius, and sometimes Kingsley. And I'm probably forgetting a half-dozen more, too.

Buffy: Haven't written a whole lot, but...Willow. :)

Firefly: Again, I think I've written maybe three drabbles? Plus, the group's so small, it's hard to have favorites. But I suppose if I chose, it would be Inara, Kaylee, Mal or Zoe.

Youkko Nitta: Magira. Again, I haven't quite written enough to be sure, but I do love he and Carlos... :DD

Merlin: Despite RPing Merlin to [info]kabal42's Arthur, I have to say that my first answer here is Morgana. Then Arthur, I think, and then Merlin. I suppose I'll find out more in November, huh? ;D

Oct. 2nd, 2010

Fandom 30 Day Meme part 2

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.


My first fanfic I can remember writing (I might have written Star Trek or Star Wars stuff before it, but I don't remember anything specific) was in Elfquest. Chock full of OCs that broke pretty much every rule there is for Mary Sues. Thank god none of it ever made it online.

Then in college, I did a piece on the Dollenganger Saga by VC Andrews, but just one poem, and not so much fanfic.

As I said yesterday, my first published piece was with [info]foodie in Voyager fandom.

We moved on to LotR, but I don't think I ever finished the fanfic I was writing, though she posted several about the Hobbits that I helped with.

And then I moved into HP, and never looked back. I couldn't even begin to tell you how many stories I've written in HP any longer. I've been writing HP stories for about 7 years now, if I'm counting right. HP is also my first slash fandom.

Since writing in HP, I've done a few drabbles in older fandoms--Buffy and Firefly, a bit more in Trek and Elfquest.

And then Someone introduced me to Youkko Nitta... I haven't written enough there, but I do love playing with those two characters...I need to write more. :D

And of course, Merlin, my newest love, which will be the subject of my NaNoWriMo this year. :D I've done maybe a dozen or so drabbles, and a couple of fics in the fandom, but I promise there will be more.

And I think that's the lot...though I'd probably be terrified by what I could unearth on my hard drive...

Oct. 1st, 2010

New Meme: 30-day fanfic writing meme

Yes, I am still alive. Deadlines staring me in the face, Christmas projects coming up, so I haven't had much of a chance to do much beyond writing and family tree work in a long time.

But I wanted to get something up here that's not just fic or ads for fests.

I made this myself after finding that a writing meme of the same sort that really didn't quite appeal to me. Feel free to snag and use if you'd like.

The Questions )

And today is the first, so here's #1:
1 – How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?

I read fanfic long before I wrote, and I suppose it was only a matter of time before I started writing myself. I'd been a Star Trek fan since I was a kid, so when I finally got inspired, it was Star Trek I ended up writing in first. [info]foodie and I came up with an idea for a Star Trek Voyager story, and we had a great time writing it; so much that we even ended up writing a sequel.

But it wasn't until Harry Potter that I really took off.