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Because it looks fun.

1. How did you come up with the title to [insert fic]?
2. Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
3. What character do you identify with most?
4. Is there a song or a playlist to associate with [insert fic]?
5. If you wrote a sequel to [insert fic], what would it be about?
6. Care to share a favorite hurt/comfort fic?
7. Care to share a favorite crack fic?
8. How would you describe your style?
9. Do you have a guilty pleasure in fic (reading or writing)?
10. Write or describe an alternative ending to [insert fic].
11. What's the angstiest idea you've ever come up with?
12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?
13. Got any premises on the back burner that you'd care to share?
14. Is there a fic you wish someone else would write (or finish) for you?
15. How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
16. Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an "architect" or a "gardener"? (How much do you plan in advance, versus letting the story unfold as you go?)
17. Do you have any discarded scenes/storylines/projects?
18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?
19. Any fandom tropes you can't resist?
20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
21. A pairing you might like to write for, but haven't tried yet.
22. A secondary (or underrated) character you want to see more of in fic?
23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?
24. A character you enjoy making suffer.
25. A character you want to protect.
26. Major character death--do you ever write/read it? Is there a character whose death you can't tolerate?

Date: 2016-09-15 02:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
12 and 23 :)

Date: 2016-09-15 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
12. What's the weirdest AU you've ever come up with?

The weirdest AU amd one that I'll most likely never write is my "post-apocalyptic enforced-threesomes universe". (Be warned for shaky plot). About 150 years back, there was a terrible epidemic that killed off a small percent of men and most women on Earth. The virus also caused that pregnancies became difficult, miscarriges common and women rarely birthed healthy girls. Obviously this messed up societies in many unexpected ways.

Fastforward 150 years into "present time". The virus is still around, but science has made significant progress since and the male:female ratio has become closer to normal. But the mentality and the laws caused by the epidemy is still there. Like, there has been a significant feministic movement, but women are still expected to have children "or we'll die out" and *not* having kids causes significant social stigma, not to mention possible legal problems. People are strongly encouraged to live in relationships of 1 woman + 2 or more men, because it's best for mankind. Except all that was 150 years ago - nowadays, half of these laws make no sense.

Cue Peter&El being a couple in a universe that tells them being a duo is selfish. Cue the medical team of Neal&Mozzie(&others?) who write fake medical reports for women that for whatever reasons don't want to be pregnant, claiming that they're infertile. Cue Peter the member of the FBI, who discovers that Diana is in a forbidden relationship with a woman and keeps her secret, but recommends that the best cover would be to have a baby. And then when the FBI becoms suspicious, they move Peter to the "Sex Crimes" unit, where his new job is investigating people like Diana and Neal, and the whole society and his upbringing tells him what's the "right way" to live but Peter's also a compassionate man with a brain. Everything's one big mess.

You asked for the weird stuff.

23. Do you like more general prompts, or more specific ones?

I enjoy both and I've succesfully worked with both. I do prefer though if the prompt isn't too detailed, so there's more space to shape the prompt in a way I'd like.

Date: 2016-09-15 04:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
LOL yes I did ask... And yes, that sounds indeed, weird ;-)

Date: 2016-09-20 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That sounds like an amazing AU! Why not write it?

(and thanks! :-)

Date: 2016-09-21 09:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks :)

Basically, it's not high enough on my WIPs/ideas list. As an epic, it's unlikely to happen; maybe I could make it work as a series of oneshots, but I haven't exactly been successful with that particular format (I have like seven oneshots planned for my necronite 'verse, which I love, but so far I barely managed to finish the first one). So really it's a matter of priorities.

(You're welcome :) )

Date: 2016-09-15 06:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sapphire2309
How about 18?

Date: 2016-09-16 08:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
18. Are there any writers (fanfic or otherwise) you consider an influence?

Sure. In fanfic, I really like treonb, sholio and citrinesunset - between the three of them, I think you get a very accurate portrayal of the WC characters, so sometimes I like to read their stories to get a better feel for my own characterisation. Also, most of the way I view and write Kate has been heavily influenced by florastuart and later also veleda_k, and veleda's writing has definitely influenced the way I write Sara and some other WC women. There have most likely been others in the past, but that's who comes to mind at the moment.

Outside of fanfic it's much more indirect. There were some fairytales that resonated deeply with me or that I loved for their humor(by Oscar Wilde, by Andersen, by Tolkien, certain stories by Astrid Lindgren). I'll also say that "Out of the Dungeons" has been influenced by Dumas's Count of Monte Christo, but other than that I can't really track it down to any particular writers or stories.
Edited Date: 2016-09-21 05:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-09-15 07:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nywcgirl
Like to hear your answers to 8 and 20.

Date: 2016-09-16 09:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
8. How would you describe your style?
Verya little visual description, often dialogue-based, often with a story and a plot but those are mostly a stage for the underlying semotions and relationships. Some angst. I can be conscise, but sometimes I get distracted and then there's too many words and unnecessary sideplots.
Instead of one continuous narrative, I write in scenes. I think my natural writing media would be a theatre play, or a script for a movie.

20. Any fandom tropes you can't stand?
I'm not sure if you'd call it a trope, but I hate with a passion this scenario of a victim in an abusive relationship, who is continuously abused by her partner but through her bravery and power of love "changes" him or her and they live happily ever after.
It's not the "terrible relationship turns friendship/true love" that bothers me. That can actually make for a great story. What I hate is when you have a victim who is continually abused and suffers and suffers, until finally by the end her abuser "sees light", realizes he/she acted horrendously, true love ensures and they live happily ever after. HELL NO. It's usually stories written by 13 years old teenager in love with a sexy villain actor, and it sends all the wrong messages to the world.
Certain slavefics also hit hard my "yuck" button - if it's a non-con "relationship" where the abuse is justified or trivialized by the writer and "all the victim needs to do is accept it and be happy". Which is not to say all slavefics are bad - I've enjoyed a quite a few of them, but it's definitely a trope that needs to be handled with care.
Finally, I can't stand character bashing and I'm especially annoyed by it if it's used as a tool to promote the writer's favorite character or pairing. I mean, if you want to write Draco/Hermione, sure, but you have to work for it; don't try to sell me on it by bashing Ron, Harry and everyone around.

Date: 2016-09-21 10:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
15. How do you begin a story--with the plot, or the characters?
Both. Usually, I start with "oh, it would be cool if this happened to characters A and B". And then I go forth and back between characters and plot - how will these events affect A and B? How will A and B's characters shape the plot? If A does this, other stuff happens - how does that affect A back?

I couldn't imagine thinking of a plot without the particular characters. I may occasionally think I want to write someone, but it's no use unless I figure out the plot - I'll toss around ideas in my head, until something clinches.

Even in my (admittedly rare) own fiction, I go forth and back between thinking of a plot and creating new characters, adding more depth to both with each cycle.
Edited Date: 2016-09-21 10:04 am (UTC)


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