desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

 Catching up again...

 #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 have no problems writing explicit/NC-17, although I do shy away from getting too technical, for lack of a better word.  Heat level doesn't bother me, but language does on occasion.  Every story doesn't have to have SexyTimes, and sometimes I just write something short and sweet,

#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 warn for the standard stuff - sexy times, violence, extreme graphic anything, character death, and spoilers.  I can't say I've ever warned for anything strange.

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

 They're useful, and I suck at writing them.  I try to keep mine super short.  I also have difficulty with titles, as any of my beta readers can tell you.

The rest of the meme is here.

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 Today's question: 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?

 Um... have a comfy seat?  We could be here for awhile.

Short answer: it depends on the fandom. 

 I think the one I rely on fanon the most in is GI Joe, but that's because I've helped contribute to at least one ship that (I think) achieved fanon status.  Some of the fanon is better than the stuff that was in canon.

 Basically, if it works for what I'm writing, I'll use fanon.  However, if the fanon doesn't work, I don't (or I go AU).

 I think one of my favorite moments involving fanon was when I got a review on my ongoing Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys story where I made Nancy's mother's name Cecily, not Elizabeth.  (Her name is never given in the books, so no canon.)   The review informed me that "we" (I couldn't tell whether it was the Elizabeth Drew Foundation, or maybe the royal We) prefer Elizabeth.  But they liked the story.

The rest of the meme is here.
desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

I got a touch behind on this.  I just didn't have the patience on Friday and Saturday was a majorly lazy day.

#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?

Not so much.  It depends on what the pairing is and how integral to the fandom it is.  If it's something that's sort of a background, then I just mention it and don't do much about them.

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

I don't do action pieces as well, but pretty much anything other than that is open.  I do some, but they aren't my best pieces.  Also, I have a hard time with sustained comedy.

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


The rest of the meme is here.

desertvixen: (p/c)

 Today's question: Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

 Get your popcorn... although not all fandoms HAVE 3 pairings...
It Gets Shippy In Here )

 The rest of the meme is here.
desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

 I missed yesterday, so here we have two days' worth.

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

 If the question is referring to while I was writing a character, the answer is no.  I think I've probably changed a few people's minds myself, though.  I have changed my minds about a few ships, but that mostly comes from really examining canon while writing for Yuletide.

 Every Yuletide, I run into a fic or two that challenges how I think about a character.  This year, one of them was Pretty as a Doll, which basically let Snow White have a brain and be calculating.

 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 don't write them as much as I used to.  I still use them where appropriate (ie, Helena from my long Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys story) and where I'd have to do cartwheels to find someone to match up in canon.  I don't think they really count as an OC if they're sort of background (like all the greenshirts in GI Joe).  As far as avoiding Mary Sue, I just try to not make characters either perfect or super tortured, and you're usually okay.

 I also trust my beta readers to shoot straight with me on whether characters are taking the trip to Mary Sue-land.

The rest of the meme is here.
desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

 Today's question: When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

 I tend to go with female POV characters more.  I find it easier to get into female characters' heads, in general, and I find myself thinking about the female characters more.  When I write male characters, I spend more time thinking about whether they sound realistic.

 The rest of the meme is here.
desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)

I know, I just posted Day Three a few hours ago, but I'm awake anyway, and it is the next day.

Today's question: 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?

I don't do the character as muse thing.  For me, muse/inspiration is that little voice in my head that pipes up and says, "Heyyyy, wouldn't it be cool if X and Y did THIS, only like THAT".

The only time I really focus on a particular character is if I'm writing for something like Yuletide, where the requester has specified a character and/or something specific happening to a character.

See Day One for the rest of the meme.

desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

 Today's question: For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

 Eleven Fandoms and Two Possibilities ) The rest of the meme is here.

desertvixen: (rejections kawaii)

Today's question is: Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

Grab some popcorn, we'll be here for awhile....

Eleven Fandoms and A Pair of Possibilities )

The rest of the meme is here.

desertvixen: (deadline and screwed)

 So, in an effort to bring some focus to the "make a post every day in June" attempt, I went looking for fanfic memes.  There's an interesting one about writing fanfic that I decided to give a whirl.

30 Days of Writing Fanfic Meme (link to the originator over on InsaneJournal)

30 Days of Writing Fanfic )

Today's question: 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?

I was always the kid who made up her own stories, so pinning it down to a first fandom is pretty hard.  The first one I ever wrote down was actually based on a computer game, The Scoop (which is itself based on a collaborative mystery novel featuring Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers), and as I recall, featured a horrible Mary Sue.  I was in fifth grade, I believe.

Fast forward to the whole Internet thing when I was in high school, and my entrance into the world of Star Trek: The Next Generation AND my first ship (Picard/Crusher, naturally).  

It's hard to figure out what pulls me into a fandom - either it gets me, or it doesn't.  One of the things that was cool about TNG was that there was so much room to play with.



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