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15 October 2015 @ 07:15 pm
Playing the Meme like everyone else  
I've read this meme on several LJ posts so I thought I would play along. I'm doing the "Ask the Question" as opposed to the daily answer. So pick one an I'll try to answer to the best of my ability.


1: How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
2: Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
3: For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?
4: Do you have a "muse" character, that speaks to you more than others, or that tries to push their way in, even when the fic isn't about them? Who are they, and why did that character became your muse?
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?
6: When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7: Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
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.
9: Pairings: For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
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?
11: Genre: do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
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?
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?
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?
18: Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
19: When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20: Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
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?
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?
23: When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
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?
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?
26: What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
27: Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28: Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
29: What is your current project or projects?
30: Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

yonkyuyonkyu on October 15th, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
Number 29? Please
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 15th, 2015 11:56 pm (UTC)

Waay too many!

I have several TimeStamps in my Dragonverse - one on deck for the White Collar Big Bang.

Also an SPN for the Sunday Morning Porn Club next weekend.

In Nov - Dec I'll run my 12 days of Christmas Meme.

Then some more SPN - possibly an entry for the SPN Big Bang.

yonkyuyonkyu on October 16th, 2015 12:36 am (UTC)
I wish you the best at completing your to-do list.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 16th, 2015 12:38 am (UTC)
LOL - my writing to do list will never end. I keep adding stuff to it.
yonkyuyonkyu on October 16th, 2015 12:43 am (UTC)
LOL - well I hope you are able to accomplish your to-do list, one story at a time. <3
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on October 15th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
Tell me about #10.
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 16th, 2015 12:05 am (UTC)
Actually yes. I never thought I would be able to write Wincest. I even shied away from reading it as well.

But I wrote one for a comm I'm part of and I found I didn't really have as much issue with it as I thought!
aragarnaaragarna on October 16th, 2015 12:04 am (UTC)
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 16th, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
All the time!!!! In fact The Dream Becomes the Man was inspired by Elrhiarhodan's Helios story.
kanarek13kanarek13 on October 16th, 2015 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm still going with the sweet 16 :P ♥
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 16th, 2015 12:45 am (UTC)

I have a love-hate relationship with summaries. The marketing person in me wants to keep them short and sweet and not give away the plot, but the author in me wants to give info to suck in the reader.

Some are easy to write and others not so much.
fufarawfufaraw on October 16th, 2015 02:05 am (UTC)
#1, please.

Also, I'm stealing this! (runs away)
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 16th, 2015 02:15 am (UTC)
Officially I first started writing fanfic in 2012 with White Collar. There was a line where Neal asked Peter if he was Catholic and Peter said "Lapsed" - and that was my first fic. White Collar sucked me in because it was so smart, which I like.

However - I actually started writing fanfic when I was 14 or so. I didn't know it was called that, I didn't have other friends to talk with, I just wrote stories in the Star Wars, Magnum PI and Simon and Simon universes.

As to SPN - it's just a wonderful sandbox to play in with such great characters. Lots and Lots of inspiration.
fufarawfufaraw on October 16th, 2015 02:18 am (UTC)
Well, we're glad you're here!
milly_galmilly_gal on October 16th, 2015 08:24 am (UTC)
#28 please honey :)
theatregirl7299theatregirl7299 on October 24th, 2015 10:55 pm (UTC)
I have not forgotten about you!

Yes I have collaborated. Our little White collar fandom is so blessed to have our own resident artist! Her LJ name is kanarek13 and I hav been honored to have her illustrate several of my stories. She and I have an ongoing Dragon'verse that started last year.

Also - my first ever SPN fic was SPN Reverse Big Bang and I collaborated with cybel. The fic was ( Similis In Terra ).

And lastly - a friend of mine and I are collaborating on an original fantasy fic that hopefully will be self-published next year.
milly_galmilly_gal on October 25th, 2015 11:03 am (UTC)
I didn't think for one minute you had honey ♥

It's always wonderful when you get to collaborate with awesome people, it makes the experience that much more fun :D