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12 October 2015 @ 08:36 pm
MEME: Thirty Questions About My Fandom  
Ganked from elrhiarhodan, tjs_whatnot and angelita26.

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!
 
 
 
angelita26: Matt - Happyangelita26 on October 13th, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
All very good questions! *closes eyes and points*

#27!
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 02:50 am (UTC)
Hmmm, I don't really have a favorite place to write. I like to write in the quiet room in the library mostly, but it's more about the right time, rather than the right place.

I switch back and forth. Usually I write on the computer but sometimes I shake things up by writing in a blank book or whatever scrap of paper I can get my hands on.
kanarek13kanarek13 on October 13th, 2015 02:49 am (UTC)
I'm sticking with my 16 :P
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 02:51 am (UTC)
I kind of hate them. I always want to write a witty, informative, SHORT, summary and fail to hit the mark 99% of the time.

But, they are a useful tool I find to convey the idea of a fic, more so than tags, so I do my best.
(no subject) - kanarek13 on October 13th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:18 am (UTC) (Expand)
dennih23dennih23 on October 13th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
#30 please
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:07 am (UTC)
hmmm, that's a tough one.

I think the best thing I've written in fandom is "Bittersweet". http://pooh-collector.livejournal.com/11307.html. It's my favorite in terms of writing quality.

But, I think my favorite 'story' is Of Christmases Past, Present and Future. http://pooh-collector.livejournal.com/8407.html. It spawned a whole 'verse that I'm still having fun writing in.
(no subject) - riverotter1951 on October 19th, 2015 02:36 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 19th, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC) (Expand)
aragarnaaragarna on October 13th, 2015 03:01 am (UTC)
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
I think I technically have to say no to that. I love writing Neal, he is my favorite character. But, I often find myself writing from Peter's POV. Which is odd to me honestly, but that's the way it seems to work nonetheless.
(no subject) - angelita26 on October 13th, 2015 03:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - angelita26 on October 13th, 2015 03:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - aragarna on October 13th, 2015 03:44 am (UTC) (Expand)
elrhiarhodanelrhiarhodan on October 13th, 2015 01:43 pm (UTC)
How about #14, please?
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 03:13 pm (UTC)
I've written G and I've written NC17. The story I'm trying to tell dictates the rating, not the other way around.

That said, the NC17 I've written has been pretty vanilla. I'm not really that much into kinks. I read them sometimes, but I don't feel any burning desire (see what I did there) to write them.
doctor_fangeekdoctor_fangeek on October 13th, 2015 04:04 pm (UTC)
How about #7?
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 13th, 2015 05:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm, good question.

I'm going to need to think about this one for a bit and get back to you. Thankfully, HA! I have a four hour plane ride to consider.
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 19th, 2015 05:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
sheeniannisheenianni on October 13th, 2015 05:14 pm (UTC)
25, please?
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 14th, 2015 10:12 pm (UTC)
I'm more the completely quiet kind of writer. In fact I don't listen to music at all when I write. I do sometimes have the TV on very low in the background, but I find that pretty distracting too and don't do it often.

Sorry, lame answer is lame, but true.
Machiavellian Puppet Master: geekgasmtjs_whatnot on October 14th, 2015 06:30 pm (UTC)
#7 Either from something you've wrote, or read.
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 14th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
Doc, already asked me that and I'm stewing on it. Want to give me a different one?
(no subject) - tjs_whatnot on October 15th, 2015 05:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - pooh_collector on October 19th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on October 19th, 2015 02:33 pm (UTC)
13 please
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 19th, 2015 02:53 pm (UTC)
Canon or Fanon? I would have to say it's a bit of both. Mostly canon, but there are some bit of my headcanon that have certainly come from fanon that leak in regularly.

Writing and (reading) fan fiction has definitely colored the way I see the show. I certainly didn't see all the inconsistencies in the show until I started up with fan fiction. For example, in one ep the tracker can tell you that Neal is literally sitting in the same spot in his apartment all day. (You can even see his dining room table right next to him.) In another ep in the same season it can't tell you what floor of the FBI building he's on. Oy. Things like that make it hard to write canon stories, because there is no way to say definitively what 'canon' is.

Of course on the other hand, the WC fandom has some really exquisite storytelling in it, which in some ways has made me love the show and especially the characters even more.
riverotter1951riverotter1951 on October 19th, 2015 04:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Please write the sequel.
pooh_collectorpooh_collector on October 19th, 2015 05:32 pm (UTC)
I've been asked for a sequel to that story quite a bit. And, I've considered it, but I don't think I ever will write one.

It's hard to accept a world where our boys don't have a happy ending, but in this instance, it is what it is.

Thanks for reading it!