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21 March 2015 @ 07:45 pm
Twenty Questions Meme  
Grabbed this from elrhiarhodan's journal.


Pick a number, any number, and I'll answer it… Just make sure you let me know which fandom.

1. Which is your favorite of the fics you've written for White Collar or Supernatural fandom? (you can choose, one or more)
2. Do you have a favorite piece overall? Favorite series?
3. Which story was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?
4. Which story the most "you" in it, however you'd define "you"?
5. Which story or series are particularly proud of?
6. An idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?
7. Do you have plot point/chapter/moments that you dislike, make you cringe, or wish to retcon? If so, why and what would you change?
8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?
9. Favorite character to write?
10. Favorite line or lines of dialogue that you've written
11. If I'm asked to recommend just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?
12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?
13. Are there any things that might have happened in any of your stories, but you changed them at the last minute? (So-and-so dies, they don't actually kiss, main character has long extended ballet-based dream sequence, etc.)
14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms? If so, what would you want to see on screen?
15. Does font matter to you when you're writing a draft?
16. Your three favorite comments ever received on fanfic.
17. Have you ever received any mean comments? How'd you deal with it?
18. If you could go back and revise one of your older stories, which would it be and what would you change?
19. Do you make up scenes at work or when you're not actually sitting down and writing?? Who are the characters that pop up the most? Do you write them down?
20. Go nuts, and talk about your writing. Your process. What you love. What you hate.

Don't worry if someone's already picked the question you want answers to. Some questions can be asked more than once.
 
 
 
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on March 22nd, 2015 12:02 am (UTC)
Number six, please!
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 12:10 am (UTC)
6. An idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?

Hmmm. Deathfic I think. I can hurt the boys in all sorts of ways, have them die and come back and do the pretend deaths but I just can't bring myself to kill them off permanently. It hurts too much.

I have the start of a fic idea where the boys are old and Peter has Alzheimer's and Neal is his caregiver and I haven't looked at it in at least a year because I just can't face that.
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on March 22nd, 2015 12:18 am (UTC)
That is probably the one thing I could never write, although I had the idea once.

Even thinking about it makes me cry.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 12:21 am (UTC)
I understand exactly what you mean.
joy2190joy2190 on March 22nd, 2015 12:29 am (UTC)
That was a seriously heart-breaking story. Number 14 please.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 12:39 am (UTC)
14. Would you want to write canon for any of your fandoms? If so, what would you want to see on screen?

Yes I would love to write canon. And while I would love to see Peter/Neal I know that's not possible so I think I'd like to see two things.

1. The backstory of Neal and his mother. They teased us with snippets but I want to see more.

2. Mozzie finding and dealing with Neal's father so he could never come back and hurt Peter. (Dark I know)
joy2190joy2190 on March 22nd, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
I was hoping the mother would make an appearance in the final season. It never made sense that Neal would walk out forever because Ellen told him his dad was a dirty cop. I didn't get why it was such a crime to raise Neal to believe his dead father was a hero rather than an absconding murderer. And I so agree that Mozzie would be sure to protect them all from James if he could.
stripytightsstripytights on March 22nd, 2015 01:16 am (UTC)
Q9 for SPN please!
theatregirl7299: j2 -boystheatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 02:14 am (UTC)
9. Favorite character to write?

So far I've written mostly J2 and I find myself really enjoying Jared. He's just so much fun.
daria234daria234 on March 22nd, 2015 01:18 am (UTC)
6 and 9
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 02:44 am (UTC)
6. An idea that you always wanted to write but could never make work?

I'll go SPN here - Not sure I can write Wincest. I can read it, but I still have a mental block about putting the words to paper.


9. Favorite character to write?

White Collar - Mozzie hands down. He's just so complex. Fun and sad and wise and dark.
daria234daria234 on March 22nd, 2015 05:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!

Mozzie is indeed SO fun :)
palombaggiapalombaggia on March 22nd, 2015 07:42 am (UTC)

2 please.

theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 10:24 pm (UTC)
2. Do you have a favorite piece overall? Favorite series?

Oh wow this is a tough one. All my fics are like my children...LOL

But seriously....the most fun I've had writing in a series has got to be Dragon'verse. The ideas just keep coming and I add them to the timestamp list. (It's up to 12 now I think)

Single story? It changes depending on my mood. Right now it's Shattered and It Was A Very Good Year.

Edited at 2015-03-23 12:25 am (UTC)
milly_galmilly_gal on March 22nd, 2015 06:56 pm (UTC)
7, 11 and 12 please :) ♥
theatregirl7299: Baby2theatregirl7299 on March 22nd, 2015 11:04 pm (UTC)
7. Do you have plot point/chapter/moments that you dislike, make you cringe, or wish to retcon? If so, why and what would you change?

Yeah. There was a challenge called White Collar Last Author Standing that I participated in when I first started writing. The piece I wrote for the challenge level where I got eliminated was just really stilted and just...bad. lol They were right to vote me out.

I would rewrite the whole thing, frankly.


11. If I'm asked to recommend just one of your pieces to someone, which one should it be?

I have to go with my White Collar Big Bang from last year.
Here Be Dragons was a hard journey but I am so pleased with the entire piece - the pacing, the dialogue - all of it.


12. What WIPs do you have going now? Are you excited about them?

LOL I have several in different stages of completion. (More than I have time to work on regularly, frankly) and but these are the ones at the top of the list right now.

White Collar

My WCRBB - Neal is a mermaid and Peter is an archeologist. They meet on the island of Santorini.

Stardust - An AU set in the 1920s where Neal owns a club called the Stardust and Peter is a crime boss and bootlegger.

Possible White Collar Big Bang Idea - a Futuristic AU where Peter is an oracle/courtesan and Neal - who used to be in his position - needs something from him.

Supernatural

Space Slave story where Jensen is in a high ranking military position and Jared, who has been kidnapped from Earth and is being sold as a slave, is revealed to be an intrinsic part of that world's prophecy.

Jensen is an Oscar-winning actor and Jeff is a famous photographer who used to be paparazzi. They meet, fall in love, and all is well until compromising photos of Jensen that were stored on Jeff's computer become public.
milly_galmilly_gal on March 23rd, 2015 08:51 am (UTC)
Hmmm, interesting list of WIP's and some stuff there I wouldn't usually read but I've been trying to branch out lately and I find myself enjoying things that I didn't know I would :) thanks for the answers hun ♥
theatregirl7299: Brothers Grimmtheatregirl7299 on March 23rd, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
You are very welcome
Neal's ass is magicfatale on March 23rd, 2015 12:06 am (UTC)
4, always four.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 23rd, 2015 12:22 am (UTC)
4. Which story has the most "you" in it, however you'd define "you"?

Probably Lapsed and Old Blue Eyes is Back.

Lapsed because it speaks to my Catholic upbringing and my love for ritual and Old Blue Eyes because of the big band musical theme that runs through it. My favorite style of music is the Great American Songbook and standard/torch songs.
Neal's ass is magicfatale on March 23rd, 2015 12:27 am (UTC)
I love number four because I think fanfic writers especially put a lot of themselves in fics (feel free to disagree). I know, I know, you can't project what a writer says through characters onto the actual writer, i.e. having a racist character does not mean the author is a racist. But, we always project some of ourselves into what we write. I like to know the particulars. I'm surprised number four hasn't been a more popular choice on this meme.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 23rd, 2015 12:31 am (UTC)
It probably will be. And I agree with you. As writers we are told to "write what we know" so there's always going to be a little bit of ourselves in the story, even if it's fan fic.

I have to write things that I like (dragons, music, jewelry, mythology etc.) or else it won't be any fun.

Edited at 2015-03-23 12:32 am (UTC)
sandy79sandy79 on March 23rd, 2015 12:40 am (UTC)
Numbers 3 (WC) and 8 (SPN), please! (but if it works better for you the other way around, feel free to do so!)
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on March 23rd, 2015 01:02 am (UTC)
3. Which story was the hardest to write, in terms of plot?

Call of the Void ) It was so difficult to keep the idea of "What is Neal?" in terms of is he a vampire or not from the reader until the end without spoiling it.

8. Favorite plot point/chapter/moment?

In Similis In Terra - the end. It's a twist and I don't want to spoil it if you haven't read it. lol