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Child of the Fey
Date: 2010-05-14 17:10
Subject: Fanfiction writer's Meme
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Mood:chipper chipper
Tags:fanfic, meme

Wow, I took it from here on DA. I can actually do this one because it doesn't involve a lot of drawing.

1. How about a brief introduction of yourself?

I'm a 21 year old female autistic girl. I'm an engineering student and anime is my hobby.

2. Fabulous! And what got you into fanfiction to begin with?

My older sister exposed me. She noticed that I wanted to be doing the cool things she was doing on the computer, so she showed me, how to upload, and gave me an account. Everything else is history.

3. I see, so what kind of fanfiction do you like to write?

Stuff that's different. Things that put strange stresses on the characters. I'm not really into horror or sad endings, but I have been known to toy around with those in the past. Most of my stuff is either adventure, romance, humor, drama, or family genre, but I do like to combine of course.

4. Do you tend to write the same pairing/characters? Or are you a fandom whore?

I'm of the opinion I can write anything. I tend to stick to one main pairing I write, but it can be changed of course. So I'm not really a fandom whore. But I do read anything as long as it is convincing.

5. What is your most popular fanfic and why do you think people like it?

I'm going to define popular by reviews per chapter.

In this case my two most popular stories are Songs For Daddy and Proposal. Songs for Daddy is partly popular because its so long and because the writing is well done. Not to mention its an impressive story. Proposal was short, sweet, and fun.

6. Forget other people, what is the fanfic you've written you're most proud of?

A Chao for Everyone because it was my first story. And I finished it. Not that I am not enormously proud of Songs for Daddy, its just this one showed me I could write a story. And that meant so much to me at the time I wrote it....

7. Do you find writing easy? Hard? What are the most difficult aspects of writing you struggle with?

I find it easy, but at first it was so very, very hard. Harder than anything I've ever did because I had to make my thoughts in a wording that non-autistic people would understand and enjoy. I also had to role play a more normal way of thinking to make sure the right emotions were delivered. Now that I've had years practice, it comes easy to me. The hardest part I have with writing is getting the tone I want. Different characters provide different voices and they aren't always easy for me to get right.

8. Write a few sentences or so of your favorite pairing or character.

"Fucking manager."

Mamori turned around, responding immediately much to her own chagrin. She couldn't help it anymore than he couldn't. It was how they were, always at ends, always drawn to the other.

"Hiruma-kun," Mamori eyed her nuisance, "I'm sorry but if you want my help you'll have to say my name."

She did not show how smug his expression made her.

9. Are there any fanfiction trends/cliches you can't stand or are just sick of?

I really hate stories where someone just literally copies and pastes an entire song's worth of lyrics into the middle of the chapter because a character is singing it. It's lame, distracting, and not a proper songfic. I also don't like people advertising their stories in reviews.

10. Are you guilty of any of the fanfiction trends/cliches you now hate? Or any other ones?

Well Songs for Daddy is a story where I have a very predominate OC and she does have a relationship with one of the fandom bicycles and she is the closest I've gotten to a self insert. But, Emiko is 6 and her relationship is that of a father and daughter and the predominate I will agree with. But she's not really a self insert, for one thing I don't like football nearly as much as she does.

And no, I don't write songfics like the song-insert kind. And the only time I adverstise a story in a review is telling the people on to look at the other side of Letters if they haven't.

11. What was the first fandom you wrote for? Do you still like/participate in it?

My very first story was Dragon Ball Z. I haven't written in there since, I don't read any stories from there, but I still like the series. My first real stories were for Sonic The Headgehog. I'm not involved in that fandom anymore, but I do occasionally get Sonic games and whatnot.

12. Name our OTPs or most frequently written pairings/characters and explain what it is you like about them you love to write.

HiruMamo (Eyeshield 21) - The potential between these two is amazing. Not to mention their personalties are fun to play with.

UnsuiKarin (Eyeshield 21) - I made it up one evening and it just made sense to me at the time. Still does.

RoyEd (Fullmetal Alchemist) - I'm not into this pairing anymore but my reason for doing was that everyone else was.

13. What would you call your writing "style"?

Second person, and I'm not joking. My stories are usually written in third person, but I've taken to changing my third person voice to matching that of the characters in my story. So while we are following Hiruma you get to hear his tone about what is happening around him. It's very powerful and effective for delivering character's emotions.

14. Do you read other people's fanfic? If so, what do you find yourself reading the most?

Stuff with decent grammar. I read just about everything. Really badly written, overly cliche stories, I tend to be deterred from. I'm not really into hearing about Gaou having sex because it scares me. And I'm not into hearing abuse stories either. Had enough of that in real life from bullies.

15. Name one thing you'd LOVE to write, but have been too afraid or shy to do.

Hmm.... Can't think of one. I write what I want to write, never seen anything stopping me.

16. Do you have trouble taking criticism? Or worse yet, do you have the dreaded bloated ego?

I can have trouble with it if it is delivered in a cruel way, or face to face in a poor manner. If its online and I'm reaction emotionally, I usually stop reading it, calm down, and come back. I need criticism to improve, everyone does. Franky I get a lot of it in my life to help me be properly social, so I'm used to taking it. I don't really see myself as having a large ego.

17. When you write, is there anything that helps? Music? Quiet room?

Music when there is random, distracting noises, quiet room otherwise. Oh and enough sleep.

18. What inspires you?

My readers, my beta, and the fact I can proudly show myself I can understand others. Also, sometimes the story or characters inspire me.

19. Lastly, how you sum up your fanfiction experiences and your self as a writer?

I've grown a great deal over the years as a writer. I've done just about everything, big fandom, small fandom, almost all genre of writing. My stories have gotten to the point in which people draw fanart of them and write fanficiton of my fanfiction (does that mean I've made fannon? wait, yes it would). Not to mention I've won prizes for my stories at anime conventions. I consider myself a great fanfiction writer and I hope to inspire and provide good advice to new writers as they enter this world.

20. Tag some friends, because they'll hate you for it.

 <- My current expression. Yes, the switch is important. 


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