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Fandom Meme - Day 18 and...

18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

Anywhere and Everywhere... photographs, snippets of conversation, history channel, anything

19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

I have to at least jot down the idea or I'll forget it, but I don't always have the time to actually write it down right then and there...

20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

not really... I don't read a lot of stories because I'm putting the site together... and i only have time to beta for a few people... so I read relatively few stories...

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?

Sequels can be great.. but there has to be a huge reason for it... the story has to breathe on its own. I've written a few series of small stories that lead into each other..

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?

Both... I've been in fests before... that was fun (Firefly and West Wing) they were both very different experiences!!
And I'm currently in a small fandom big-bang... so let's see how that goes...

23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

Journal... but not recently... mostly on the Writer's Ranch... my website for The Young Riders fanfiction... but I've also posted on fanfiction.net and a few other places...

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'd love to have two for everything... just because you get that separate view point and it makes for a much better story...

As for beta horror story.. i've never had a bad beta.. some are less picky than others... but i've always had a ton of wonderful help with my stories.... as a beta reader for others... yes... have stories.. share them? nope

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 Anoise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?

Yes.. music, tv, movies... lyrics fine... words fine... just can't be NEW words...

I have to have 'something' going... silence is deadly for me... deadly


Fandom Meme - Days 15 - 17

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?

16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

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?

15 - i don't know if i want to give warnings.. i know some fandoms require you to let readers know if it's a death-fic.. but really what's the point...

if you know someone is going to die... then you're reading the whole thing thinking... is it him? is it her? not fun.. i think you miss the story...

i like to think that the story unfolds and you're either with it.. or not...

16 - summaries... hard to formulate.. short to the point.. it's like writing a logline... and i think by now i know how to do it... i just don't enjoy it.. :D

17 - title.. i actually like titles... sometimes they can be a trial.. but for the most part.. i think it's nice to put a 'cap' on something.. my only fear is that i'll use the same title more than once...

or i'll unknowingly copy someone else's title that i've seen over the years.. that is NOT my goal or aim


30 Days of Fandom Meme - Day 14

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 guess i should start by saying i'm not quite sure of the 'division' line between R and NC17

for purposes of my sites we've used the idea that as long as things are not GRAPHIC.. that specific body parts aren't mentioned.. that it's not too adult for my Gen sites...

as far as what i'm comfortable with...

I guess writing the vague scenes are better for me.. i like the fade to black for intimate moments...

as for violence... I guess the same applies... it's one thing to mention the general injuries but one blood starts spurting and shooting from veins or if someone describes a brutal attack in brutal detail... i think that crosses into 'adult' or R/NC17 :D


30 days of Fandom Meme - Days 12 & 13

12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?

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?

sorry, i got behind... only two people will probably even realize it anyway...


does my story where Tompkins is like Scrooge count??? if so, yes... if not, no

13 - oh goodness... the problem here is that after ten years of writing... i think i use my own fanon and don't always catch it... it's like living with someone... you start to accept certain things because you've, well, accepted them...

i also like a pairing that i consider canon, but i've developed a 'fanon' about them... or maybe it's just the way i see them but is canon in some respect... so let's just say i'm MESSED up on this one...

but there are certain aspects the keep popping up in stories that i don't agree with... things that i consider trite or odd.. but hey, that's how folks see it... so it's all good... i just don't read it :D


30 days of Fandom Meme - Day 11

11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?

I guess Western... although some folks lump that into Action/Adventure... but I don't think my stories nec. fit into that 'bent'... i like concentration on people and what they go through... how they relate to each other..

I'm really not sure I fit too tightly into the Romance genre either... but I've been told I write it well...

30 Days of Fandom meme - Day 10

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?

Hmmm, how to answer this...

I don't think (for me) that's a matter of can't or couldn't...

what it seems to be is a matter of WHAT i'm writing for the pairing... I think this question is stated with the assumption that when you write a pairing you're writing them in a 'love-match'... or something with the bent of them as a workable pair...

some of my stories that I like the most are stories that work with the idea of two people in conflict... where they're not on the same page and things are mis-understood or unhappy...

so, no is my answer, i guess... when I have a hard time with a pairing i just find a plot line that feels like the truth of the matter and go from there


30 Days of Fandom meme - Day 9

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

The Young Riders - Jimmy/Lou - Sam/Emma - Jimmy/Lou (oh wait... i said that one already) - Buck/Rosa?
Lonesome Dove - the outlaw years - Mattie/Clay - Mattie/Call ... no one really
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (film) - Mina/Jekyll - Mina/Hyde - Mina/Dorian (hmm, a trend?)
West Wing - Josh/Donna - Donna/Zach(OC - alt universe)
Firefly - no pairings yet... but i've wanted to try Kaylee/Jayne... just cuz
Peacemakers - can't remember...
The Village (film) - Ivy/Lucious
The 4400 - none really
Hellboy (film) - none really


30 days of Fandom meme - Day 8

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.

Yes... OCs... write them... although i'm writing them less and less these days... or so it seems...

(in my fanfic)

in my other writing.. it's all it do... lol... so maybe my muse is sep. the two more...

what do i do to make sure their not mary sue... i don't know if it's one specific thing... or if I just try to make sure that whatever i write for them feels 'real'


30 Days of Fandom meme - Day 7

7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

No... but my writing is informed by my opinion of a character...

if find that as I grow(i'm assuming that i have) as a writer and as a person, I may see different sides of a character... begin to explore what he/she might have done in certain situations...

it's also that i'm not so in-love with characters that I don't allow them to be human. My characters can be dorks, idiots and jerks in certain situations, but aren't we all... and really, if someone says that a character is 'perfect' then I believe they've fallen into the Mary Sue/Gary Stu trap and that's fine for them...

I have had other fans try to force feed me their beliefs about a character... that usually makes me dig my heels in or walk in the opposite direction (i refuse to run)

while those incidents didn't change how I felt about a character.. they have given me, on occasion, an alternate plot line for a story I was working on...

you'd be surprised (or not) how much pain I can inflict when I'm riled with no other venue to vent that frustration!!


30 Days of Fandom Meme - Day 6

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

Either... it's more the muse that i worry about... let the sex of the characters follow the muse.




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