I know you love the AUs, baby, so: Favorite AU to read? To write?
I DO LOVE AUS SO SO SO SO SO MUCH.
I feel like there are two major kinds of AUs.
On the one hand, there are AUs that let the fic author kind of poke at the original creation until it starts to bend and twist in their hands. It’s not so much about changing the original per se, it’s more about seeing how far you can push a point. These are the kinds of AUs where the hero is the villain, some connection has been missed, something is missing, something is added—that sort of thing.
Then there’s the other kind of AU—which I also love—which is about showing how strong the fundamental aspects of the original creation is. It’s about transporting the trope/character/relationship/whatever to an entirely different setting and seeing how much fun it is to watch these favorite aspects of the original tinker away. These are the high school AUs, the take-your-fandom-to-work AUs, the lawyers AUs, the litterati AUs, the sci fi AUs.
BUT BACK TO THE POINT.
My favorite AUs are almost always literary—bookshops, universities, libraries, and writers make me weak at the knees. There was a time when someone—I forget who—was wandering around the various fandoms writing library AUs for all of them (I remember especially the Inception one, god I loved that fic) and I could not have been happier.
BUT. For writing, I always prefer the first kind of AU, the one where you poke some strain of the original until it starts to warp.
OMG, I have just FAR too many feels about AUs. Someone should stop me before I write a book on the subject.
It was an entirely natural evolution of an impulse—I went from copying pictures from comic books and novels to illustrating scenes from novels to making up new scenes to writing them down….and then the internet gave me someplace to put them.
2. What was your first fandom? Your first OTP?
The first time I actually took part in a community of like-minded people who were also fans of what I was a fan of (i.e., fandom) was Star Trek. But my mother—who was a wonderful woman the likes of which no one will ever meet again—understood my childhood of obsessiveness in creative ways and took me on a tour of Marvel headquarters when I was quite young. I didn’t know other people—especially other girls!—liked comics then, though, so I missed out on early fandom in that vein. But the earliest OTP I had I must admit to being Gambit/Rogue. I shy away from them now because of how creepy my past self seems to my reasonable (coughliescough) adult self, but yeah. They were the beginning of soooooo much.
14.How long have you been “18”?
I have been “18 or older” for for a good decade and a half. BUT, I should stress that I was raised by quasi-hippies so sex has never been a dirty topic to me. My mother had loads of very frank conversations with me and taught me, to quote Macy Gray, “you’ve got to express what is taboo in you and share your freak with the rest of us, ‘cuz it’s a beautiful thing.”
Do you review all the fanfics you read, most, or do you prefer to read and move on? If you write, what’s the best review you’ve ever gotten? The worst?
Favorite AU to read? To write?
What’s your favorite genre to read? To write?
What are your biggest fanfiction pet peeves?
Do you have any crackships?
Do you have any ships you don’t like or used to but don’t anymore?
Are there any kinks you love to read? Any you avoid?
Do you prefer to read fanfics in first, second, or third-person POVs? To write?
Do you read exclusively NC-17 fanfics, or will you read any rating?
What’s the latest you’ve stayed up reading a fanfic? Writing one?
Is there a website you’re partial to when you search for fanfiction, or do you more read whatever you can get your hands on? When it comes to writing, is there a website you prefer to use for publishing your fanfics?
How long have you been “18”?
Are there any plot ideas you want to either do or see someone else do?
Do you associate certain songs with certain ships or fanfics? If you could make a playlist for your OTP(s), which songs would be on there?
“Many people believe geekdom is defined by a love of a thing, but I think — and my experience of geekdom bears on this thinking — that the true sign of a geek is a delight in sharing a thing. It’s the major difference between a geek and a hipster, you know: When a hipster sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “Oh, crap, now the wrong people like the thing I love.” When a geek sees someone else grooving on the thing they love, their reaction is to say “ZOMG YOU LOVE WHAT I LOVE COME WITH ME AND LET US LOVE IT TOGETHER.”—
actually, i am so torn about sterek. for the first time, i actually really, really want to let myself believe that this is an actual thing that could happen? but i’m also afraid it’s all going to amount to smoke and mirrors. which, just. disappoint.
yes agreed. I thought the show was gearing up for some actualfact sterek but it seems like they were just trololoing about them being paralyzed nearby each other. That’s *different.* Fun, yes, but my hopes were *this high*
can we talk for a second about how much of a douchenugget scott is being right now, and also how badass allison is, and also FUCKING STILES and also witch doctor FOR REAL WHO ARE YOU and finally whyyyy teen wolf why could i not have the smiley photo
I HAVE SO MANY CONTRADICTORY THOUGHTS ABOUT ALL THE REVELATIONS OF THIS EPISODE. But REALLY: were they worried that we would get bored and wander away? Cuz we’re not. There was no locker scene, true, but we’re still here. Pace yourself, show.