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27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

I can write just about any place if the mood takes me. I used to write by hand (I used to write during classes or on the bus or train) but now it's exclusively by computer.


28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

I tried to write a fic with a friend at school once. We both got bored.


29 – What is your current project or projects?

I'm getting all set for NaNo and I'm working on my fic Exile


30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link

Definitely Exile -
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9870131/1/Exile
It's my favourite because I feel like I've learned a lot of lessons from the other fics I've written, and for me it's got all the elements that made the source material so good. I've got a plot and subplots and good guys and bad guys and it's all coming together quite nicely!
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26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

Uhm...don't really know if I'm honest...I had to try and figure out the real size of the Pegasus Galaxy recently and went off my head writing a story that look place in multiple timezones!


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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?

I usually have one - The Mind of the Dragon aka Fraggle - who's a good friend.

Beta horror story - One beta I had edited my story and screamed at me about my punctuation and spelling etc. Me as a teenager thought I must be wrong and uploaded the one she altered...I got torn to shred for how bad the punctuation and spelling was lol!!
Dream Story - Fraggle has been an amazing beta, and she's been helping me with the fic and letting me bounce ideas off her for a couple of years now. Best beta I could Ihave asked for :D


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?

Every story I write has its own soundtrack - set music I find myself playing while writing. I can only write either with music or with complete silence.


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23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

I post to ff.net and AO3...I used to post on here and on my personal site, but not anymore. I did at one point run my own archive, but then phishers took control of my hosting account so my host deleted my website...and everyone's fic.


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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?

I've written a couple and I like the idea of doing sequels or continuations.


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?

No...I've thought about it, but don't think I'd be any good.


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20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

Occasionally, but I don't act on them.


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19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

Neither...which is why most of my best ideas have never been written as fics!!


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18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

Usually from watching the show...I'll have a thought of 'what if' while watching the show...If I then go and find a fanfic about what I was thinking I'll leave it be, but if I can't find a fic I then give thought to writing it myself :D



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16 – Summaries – Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?

I like them so long as they're accurate, which they often aren't. But if a fic has no summary I probably won't read it at all.

I always use summaries...sometimes they're easy, other times they're really difficult.



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?

Sometimes I get a title that just pops into my head...Other times I can find myself really struggling and scratching my head and re-reading what I've written in order to get inspiration.

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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?

I think things like character deaths are the most important, also if there's a lot of violence or themes that some people could find difficult to read about.

I've never warned for anything strange lol.


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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?

I wrote one NC-17 fic when I was a teenager...I don't think I'd ever do that again. I typically write fics rated 'T' these days.


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12 – Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?

I have thought of plenty, but I've never actualyl done it...I probably will do it one day though :)


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?

That's a tricky one...I do have some small headcanons that I take from one fic to another, but to be honest I try to stick to canon, especially if the show's still on air when I'm writing. I'll often research facts that I think might be fanon instead of canon so that I don't use them.

I think writing for a fandom has to change how you view the source material. If you're writing your fic properly it should involve research like regular fiction or non-fiction would, and you're inevitably going to be casting a more critical over what you've been viewing or reading. You analyse plot points and try to work out why the writers did what they did and why characters did certain things. I often reveals plot inconsistences, bloopers and unanswered questions. At the same time however you become far more appreciative of the overall show/book/movie etc because you somtimes notice little intricacies in the plots that you'd never have noticed before.


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11 – Genre – do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?

My earliest fanfic was an action/adventure, and then I shifted almost purely into romance when I was obsessed with Sam/Jack on SG-1 (I was a teenager lol). Now I'm more into action/adventure/sci fi, with heavy doses of character exploration. I try and make my fic fit the feel of the show I'm writing for when at all possible :)


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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?

Nope!


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9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

Star Trek Voyager - Janeway/Chakotay, Paris/Torres, Seven/The Doctor
Red Dwarf - Uhm...I guess Lister/Kochanski by default since Lister wouldn't exist without it! And I ship Rimmer and the Cat with their own egos :P
Stargate SG-1 - Sam/Jack, and Jack & Daniel (non-romantic)
Stargate Atlantis - Sheppard & McKay (non-romantic), McKay/Weir, Chuck & Lorne (as a comedy double act)...TBH I never really shipped anyone seriously in SGA
Lois and Clark - Lois and Clark (well, duh!), and a few original pairings
Hey Arnold - Arnold/Helga (again, duh!), Gerald/Phoebe
NCIS - DiNozzo/Anyone who treats him right (his taste in women is awful!)
Sonic the Hedgehog - Uhm...ew?
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Julian/Ezri, Kira/Odo, Worf/Jadzia



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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.

I write OCs. I avoid making them Mary Sues by not thinking about it. I build up a character profile and traits that people have. I don't shy away from OCs because let's be honest - how many episodes of TV shows don't introduce new characters even if they're just in the background.

I don't create OCs lightly though, and I'd prefer to use existing characters from a show's canon where possible. When I do create an OC they're there for a reason, and it's never to be the centrepiece of a fic.



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7 – Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?

Yes actually...With writing Voyager, I've really had to confront just how flimsy a character Chakotay is, and how dim he actually is. He really is pretty stupid. And in rewatching Voyager as an adult it's impossible to miss.



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6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
As a woman with a male brain I tend to relate more to men...I find their voices easier to find. I don't tend to relate to female characters, or women in real life. I lack a lot of 'feminine' instincts and a lack an interest in a lot of 'female' things. So I much prefer writing males than females.

I don't however think that's the whole story though and I think pre-existing characterisation plays a part. For example I find it a lot easier writing for the Voyager women than I do writing for the Stargate women. Janeway, B'Elanna and Seven were written as very bold and unique characters whereas sometimes in Stargate I feel like they could replace the character's name with 'female' in the script, especially with Weir and Teyla. I feel a lot of the charactersation of the female characters in Stargate comes more from the actors, the best example being Weir who was still interesting and likeable despit the godawful dialogue usually written for her.


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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?

I had this happen with a Voyager fic which involved Janeway's sister. I'd written her as quite a force of nature and I think that reflected in my writing. I'd written her to have a much larger part later on in the story, but I found her working in a lot of scenes...I kind of snuck her into some scenes and purposefully kept her out of others.


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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?

Uhm...I don't know, not really I guess. I'd say I do sometimes have to regulate McKay in fics because I love him so much.



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