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7. Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
YES. Back in my tender early fandom days, I hated Lucius Malfoy. He made me spit poison. And so I forced myself to write a series of stories that explained, in my mind, why he had become such an evil person. I decided he had actually been in love with James Potter, who liked him but fell in love with Lily and consequently broke things off. (Side note: Lily breaking things off with Snape was also my rationalization for why he was so horrid to Harry; imagine the party I threw when I read book 7—nothing like having your headcanon confirmed.)
When I finished that series (which you cannot find anywhere, because it’s melodramatic and a w f u l), I liked him a lot more.
Recently, I accidentally fell for my AOS version of Gary Mitchell after I made him Jim’s boyfriend in Only Fools. Gary was an idiot in that, but I believe that he really loved Jim, just didn’t treat him well. I secretly ship them because of that fic. :-P
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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?
Gaila was determined to play a major role in jouiss’s birthday fic, so she did!
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, absolutely. I try to make them people. People have flaws. They believe and say stupid things sometimes. No one’s perfect.
I read a great essay on Mary Sues a while back, about how the term is problematic because a male character with the same traits wouldn’t be considered ridiculous, but make a female character pretty and likable and how dare you. I probably have a copy of that essay somewhere on museatplay but I can’t remember my own tags.
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?
Major character death and non-con are essential for me. You’ve got to warn about that. The strangest thing I’ve warned for? Uh…”questionable use of the Vulcan language” or possibly “uncomfortable air mattresses.” I have way too much fun with the AO3 tag system!
20. Do you ever get bunnied from other people’s stories or art in the same fandom?
YES! Art especially. Sometimes I write little tag stories about art I see on Tumblr. I have a fic inspiration folder on deviantArt and also on Pinterest.
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26. What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you’ve had to research for a fic?
Last year, I worked on a Victorian-inspired fic for cannedebonbon which required me to read up on the language of flowers, Victorian-era courtship, and Victorian clothing. That was fun, because I work in a historic town with a lot of Victorian architecture, which I borrowed for the fic.
The oddest thing I’ve had to research is how a HUMAN brain might be affected by a Vulcan mental shield. My mom, who teaches anatomy/phys, and I sat for hours with an anatomy book and talked about what pathways to block, what might be affected as a result. That was for Redshift. She also advised on bufotoxins for Science Blues.
2. Name the fandoms you’ve written in, and how much you’ve written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
Harry Potter - LOTS. And you will never see 90% of it because I was 18 and it was so bad omg let’s not even talk about it. I dabble but haven’t published in years.
Smallville - 31 pieces, the most in any fandom to date, but not the biggest word count. I did the SVBB last year & am signed up again!
Star Trek - Biggest word count, over 300k. I still write for it; I’m just on a break.
Supernatural - Right now, I’ve written 66k, but nothing is published yet.
Historically, I’ve also written for Queer as Folk US and Sweet November, and done one-shots in JP3 and a couple others.
3. Already answered here!
12. Have you ever attempted an “adaptation” fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
YES! I’m going to write a Beauty and the Beast-inspired fic for jadstiel (it was going to be Trek, but she’s graciously allowed me to switch to SPN if necessary). jouissants's birthday fic was loosely based on Clueless.
My dream is to one day do a Great Expectations-inspired fic. I had delusions of doing this with Vulcans. It might happen one day.
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18. Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka “bunnies”) from?
They hit me at inconvenient times, and I have NO idea where they come from?
Orbit hit me in the shower. I was washing my hair and said, “Okay but WHAT IF once they got back to Earth, Starfleet tried Jim for cheating again. I wonder if he’d show up. He’d probably say fuck you and run away to Iowa. I wonder if Spock would go with him?”
My DCBB (which I can’t tell you ANYTHING about right now) was partially inspired by this post.
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?
YES. Constantly. Background noise settles my brain. I don’t write well when it’s totally quiet.
The Glass is my go-to instrumental writing playlist. It’s perfect.
Sometimes I just listen to this track from American Beauty on repeat for hours. And hours.
For background noise, I highly rec Coffitivity (I have the app on my iPad).