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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!!



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Jul. 31st, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
Yeah, count me in on the "not surprised" side of the coin. ;)
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