30 days of fanfic
3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?
I go through phases where I like certain characters and everything wants to come from their POV, and then suddenly switch. I also tend to get attached to the POV's of characters I've RPed. But the most enduring are:
Buffy/Angel - Faith. I also really like doing Illyria.
Firefly - River and Mal.
Marvel Movieverse - Pyro. Though with the widening of the universe, I have a few other characters nibbling now.
Sandman - Dream, probably, though I enjoy Del a lot.
Harry Potter - Sirius. I started out with a better feel for Remus, but gradually Sirius became my default POV character. I also really love doing James, and in Trio era Ron, though.
Supernatural - Dean is always the entry character for me, though of the few SPN stories I've put up, the one I like the best is the Impala's POV.
Leverage - Hardison.
Vampire Diaries - Carolyn. Though I have ficlets written and unfinished with like. . . . half the cast as POV characters.
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.
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 story 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 story, 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 story 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" story 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 story?
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 story? Also, if you do chaptered story, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your stories (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have
20 – Do you ever get
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a story 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 story? 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 story? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a story?
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 story?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite story you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!
I have finally given Community another try and finished the first season. I like Jeff and Britta, and Shirley has her moments. (I really didn't like Jeff at all at first, but he is growing on me.) I find Pierce remarkably unfunny, and Annie I just don't care very much about yet. But man, the show is worth watching for Troy and Abed alone. They are so adorable and funny together. (Decorating the Troy!)
I don't find most of the Professors and administrators funny, excepting John Oliver, and that's because he's John Oliver and also wasn't around enough to annoy me. And I am SO DAMN GLAD that Jack Black was only in the one episode, because he was so fantastically annoying I wanted to beat him over the head with something. (If he comes back, I may have to actually skip the damn episode.)
But yes, worth watching for Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, even if I didn't like any of the others. (Also Donald makes THE BEST FACES.)
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