Stole this meme from ozqueen
, whom stole it from meinterrupted1.) List all the fandoms you have written in:
Haha, yeah I only write for one fandom, damw. So this is gonna be a short list!2.) How many published fics have you written?
According to ffn, 14 fics. Wow, I have written jack shit in like 2 years or so...3.) In terms of wordcount, in which fandom have you written the most?
Uh, see 1.4.) At the moment, which one of your fics is your favorite/you are the most proud of? (you can include unpublished fics)
Hmmm... This is really hard to answer. There's a couple I am really proud of/really like because of different reasons. Heavy In Your Arms
is probably one I still really like. This was written for ozqueen
for her fandom_stocking
last year. Idk, I think it's one where the idea just hit me one day as I was driving to work, and then it totally wrote itself. It's nothing particularly special, but I think it's a nice glimpse into a more serious Wheeler, or something. Plus it's slightly
Gi/Wheeler which I think is kind of refreshing.
I kind of still really enjoy Stuck
. It's light and humorous, and sometimes I wish we had more of that in the fandom. Just to balance out all of the angst and massive amounts of fluff/sap. Again, it's nothing overly special - it's just a gen fic - but I'm kinda proud of the fact that it reads sort of like an episode? I'm always trying to keep the characters IC because I cannot stand reading anything OOC unless it's justified.
Oh man, I had almost forgotten about Restaurant! God, I still haven't finished it and it was meant to be a gift-fic for plunderer01
but I got stuck. Anyway, I'm immensely proud of what I've written so far. It's a bit different to my usual style, and I really enjoyed exploring Plunder and Blight's characters. I should really finish that some time.
And lastly, I have to admit I'm kind of proud of Howl
, which is a smut!fic I wrote lol. BUT, I think I did a good job of keeping it all believable, included even a bit of plot (omg!), and
kept the characters IC. Plus, Linka/Wheeler smut. 5.) Which writer (fanfiction or not) inspires your own work?
Within the fandom, I'm really inspired by ozqueen
- her writing style omg. Just, everything about her writing - the way she creates the scene, it seems so effortless, but has so much impact. She inspires me to improve and to push myself. Another author,frankiealton
has a brilliant way of creating backstories. I don't know how she does it, but god, just her EV fics are awesome. I think she has also helped me to push the envelope, and move out of my comfort zone to explore other characters. Some of the other authors that aren't so active anymore but I just adore their writing style are: Kaiame, catfic and Ren4 (all on ffn). Just the way they use words, and create visuals - stunning.
Outisde of fandom, I read a lot of fantasy novels, but I like to think I read good quality novels ;) I think one of my all time favourite authors would have to be Isobelle Carmody (and omg, I got to meet her eee! and lol I was in Linka cosplay at the time lmao). I don't know, I just really love her style and I've loved her since I was a teen. In that same vein would have to be Robin Hobb (whom I also met!!). The way these women build a scene and suck you in to their characters. I would love to be a fraction of the writer they are. Also, Scott Lynch who has some fantastic humour in his writing style while pushing beyond stereotypes to create fantastic, believable characters.6.) What was your first fanfic about?
Lmao, god my first fanfic I wrote was when I was I think, 14? I can't remember exactly, but I was in Year 8, and it was a Captain Planet fic. And it probably had something to do with some ridiculous plot and Wheeler and Linka get trapped somewhere, or something equally ridiculous. I honestly can't remember exactly what it was about. And there were a few, so the vague memories blur into one - and they were PAGES long you guys. I literally would write fic in class when I should have been doing work. And then I'd write on the train and bus on my way home. But anyway, it's hard to remember back almost 20 years ago (D: jesus that makes me feel old). I so wish I had kept them - I went through all the old boxes in the hopes that I had kept them, but alas they were not to be found. God though, we seriously thought that Turner would actually buy our stories to use on the show XD I'm not even joking.7.) Out of all the characters whose POV you have written, which one do you feel you identify the most with?
Oh this is easy! Wheeler of course! I'm similar to him in a lot of ways (though I'm not nearly as dense, so I would hope. Though I do have blonde days...). I'm short tempered, and usually react on emotion rather than logic when I'm fired up. I think I can get his humour down pretty well, though probably not as punny, or as quick as he is in the show. Idk, I definitely find Wheeler the easiest to write and I think I can get into his headspace the easiest. 8.) What do you feel is your biggest challenge when writing?
Urgh, stop overthinking everything. I seriously nitpick over stupid inconsequential details. I have no idea why - I think I'm just so caught up in trying to convey what's in my head. When I find myself getting really bogged down I either try a few writing exercises, or skip to dialogue, then build the scene around the dialogue. I really get bogged down by the details and trying to make the scene read perfectly, and it's probably why I don't have very many fics :/ 9.) Do you generally outline your fics or do you prefer to write spontaneously and then revise?
It really does depend. On multi-chap fics I usually scribble notes down of ideas and the vague direction I want it to take, particularly if it's overly complex or needs a bit of research. Mostly though, I kind of make it up as I go. I might have a rough plan in my head of where I want it to head, but seriously, I largely make it up as I go. And then edit the shit out of it, and pray it all ties in together. I'm really quite amazed at how details link together...10.) Which one of your fanfics has the most hits? the most comments? the most kudos? (if applicable)
On ffn -
Most hits (based on number of visitors rather than number of views because some are multi-chap and some just one-shots): Hot
. It was my first L/W smut!fic. It's not as graphic as Howl, and was one of my first fics published.
Most comments: Soon We'll Be Found
. It's my biggest multi-chap, and again, one of my first fics published. A close second is Out of My Mind
, which is incomplete (lol oops) and doesn't have as many chapters. It's a body-swap fic, which is probably why it has a lot of reviews, idk.
On AO3 -
Jesus Christ, I've not looked at AO3 in forever, and lmao it's pretty clear that Out of My Mind has the most number of hits compared to everything else. Like, by a pretty big margin. Weird.
Most comments: tbh not many people leave comments - in my experience - on AO3. It looks like the most I got was 2 comments for Heavy In Your Arms, which was the fandom_stocking
post for ozqueen
Most kudos: lol the most I have is 1 kudo, for several fics. 11.) What proportion, if any, of your fics are rated M or above (# of M-plus fics/ total # of fics)?
haha yeah I either tend to write pretty heavy, or swear a lot. So a pretty decent proportion of my fics seem to be M or above. Let's see what the actual number is...
Lol yeah, I'm not surprised at all. 12.) Finally, tease us with the title of one of your upcoming fics:
I'm currently working on an update to Right In Two
. It's not exactly an 'upcoming' fic because I've already posted two chapters. But... I've got fics to update, so I'm avoiding starting anything new. How about a snippet to appease instead? (also, this is still in the process of editing/writing so will probably change but eh).
Wheeler stirred awake, disoriented and unable to move. It all came painfully back to him: their capture, the cell, and being used as a punching-bag in order to break Ma-Ti. He groaned, in both pain and realisation that this wasn’t just a horrible dream.
Hooray I made it to the end! Wow but I ramble! Uh sorry?