r_scribbles: (Pocoyo/Abbey Rd)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] annievh
Name a fandom you know I know and I'll tell you
1. The first character I first fell in love with
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now
3. The character everyone else loves that I don’t
4. The character I love that everyone else hates
5. The character I used to love but don’t any longer
6. The character I would totally smooch
7. The character I’d want to be like
8. The character I’d slap
9. A pairing that I love
10. A pairing that I despise

Moar Memes!

Feb. 6th, 2012 11:36 pm
r_scribbles: (La Reynolds - Anorak)
From [livejournal.com profile] annievh this time!

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
- I am not going to do this. I am going to answer each question as they come & see if you fine people can guess the characters!

FLY, MY PRETTIES!!! Going to select characters out of all my main fandoms - D&DC, Press Gang, TNG, Lost & Sherlock & Cabin Pressure, as well as a few from other sources!

EDIT - [livejournal.com profile] elfgirljen sent me these questions Five, six and Seven are in a bar. Who starts the fight?

Ten sent three flowers by mistake.

Twelve ate one's last snack again! Oops!

Eight planning the big heist, fifteen wants in.

Here are the answers

- Any of them could start the fight, and would start the fight without qualms, if they had a scheme under way which would benefit from it. 5 is too careful with his words to start one accidentally, but 7 might cause one purely by accident. 6 may cause one for something to pass the time or liven up his day. During said fight, 6 would get stuck in, 7 would hide, 5 would take an ass-whupping until the right moment and then take people out with a few well-chosen BAMF moves.

- 10 would be MORTIFIED. He would not be attracted to 3 in any way, and would try to explain this (nicely). 3 would be taken aback & wary (as well as disappointed that they weren't from a hot girl) but after initial misgivings, would probably just make jokes about it, suggesting next time 10 gets him something less corny, like a watch.

- 12 would be very apologetic. 1 would be irritable & give 12 a piece of her mind, but would quickly crumble. 12 and 1 are from different universes, but are very much one anothers' type. All this snack eating may even end up in dinner, you never know.

- This would almost certainly be because 15 is aware that, if 8 is planning it, it will be the worst planned heist ever and will almost certainly end in complete catastrophe. 15 would try to completely re-plan everything, but would probably get distracted, drunk or both in the process. The heist would never happen.
r_scribbles: (Evil Hypnotist)
From [livejournal.com profile] capt_spork

Give me a character and I will give you some kind of meta about their relationship with their physical body (and/or how that relates to their sex life)

Much like Spork, I will find this much easier if you ask about characters I write a lot/RP. But I will have a good think on characters I don't write so much if you do want to go wild.
r_scribbles: (Cumberholmes Chronicling)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] annievh
The Seven Useless Facts Meme:

1) Give me a/some character(s) I'm obsessing over (or in my case, any character I write a fair bit for in fic)
2) In return, I'll give you seven facts about the character(s) from my personal headcanon.
3) Take meme if you want to! <3
r_scribbles: (D&D Eric Writing)
Oh look at me, falling at the (fourth to last) post.

Here we go with the final 4 questions.

27 – Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?

At the pooter, whenever I get the chance.

28 – Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?

I wouldn't call it 'collaboration', as such, but there was the Inversion Trilogy where I wrote a sequel to Sealgirl's story, and then she in turn wrote a sequel to that. And I've done some childish scrawls illustrating scenes from her fics as well... I think Sealgirl's been the person I've worked alongside (not really 'with') the most. And I've had some artists do great illustrations to some of my stories as well as lovely people illustrating/photoshopping Cumberholmes scenes, which I'm always delighted by and pimp to the high heavens (*hinty cough to any other artists out there*)

29 – What is your current project or projects?

I have just finished a story for the Cabin Pressure anon meme, which I may eventually de-anon with, once I've tidied it up. My next thing will probably be another Sherlock/Cabin Pressure crossover - tossing up between a companion piece to Luton and another anon meme prompt (a sexytimes one, this time)... or, the third installment of my Sherlock Bad Porn that I've been promising myself I'll write for ages. So, looks like whatever I write next will have sex scenes in. *Girds loins*

30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link!

You can't possibly make me choose! I've been writing fanfic for about 6 years now, and I do love all of my babies... although some more than others, I'll admit.

I think my favourites - off the top of my head - are probably:

D&DC - Janapurna - One of my first ever fics, still stands up, I feel - lots of humour and, IMO, an interesting couple of OCs.
Life is Beautiful an AU where Eric was left alone as a Bogbeast. Heaps of Eric Angst, Hangst, etc, snippets of the kids' lives on Earth, and a nice ending.
O Most Wonderful Cracky fun with a genderswitch AU colliding with the Canon Universe.

Press Gang - I Need To Talk ALL THE COLIN ANGST IN THE WORLD. Lots of Colin/Lynda friendship, mystery and peril.
Inappropriate Physical Contact Kenny & Colin unwittingly fondling one another. Hijinks ensue.
Remain The Same My PG Epic - pretty much a 4th series, starting a few months after TAC & ending the next summer. Romance, life, death, money, journalism, a wedding, a funeral - growing up and moving on.

TNG - You know what we need? A harmonica Just Geordi & Data lying down in the dark, talking about stuff. I still really love it.
Nothing But Blue Sky A little bit Philip K Dick, a little bit Life On Mars. A darkly humorous SciFi mystery with a bitter ending. I've been thinking about this storyline a lot lately - I think I could rewrite it as an original story/script.
Rollercoaster My epic-est epic yet. An entire canon's worth of an AU romance, keeping on Tasha Yar and letting her grow and watching her relationship with Data go from a one-night stand she tried to sweep under the carpet to something very complicated, very flawed, very messy and very human.

Sherlock - It's Complicated - Teenage angst, slow dancing, snogging on a pool table, fake sex in Welsh, BAMFY 21-year-old Mycroft, a sexual relationship that thought it was friendship but wasn't and a friendship that doesn't know what it is and doesn't care.
Assume the Perpendicular - More Mycroft being wonderfully Mycrofty, and drugged!Sherlock&John to boot.
Naked Almost completely innocent nudity between Sherlock & John, and moments of weird, wonderful domestic madness.
The Gants Hill Variation Gay Porn. And Mornington Crescent. I am very proud.

SHERLOCK BADPORN - Something Something Scientific Purposes & It Was A Bit Not Good And Then It Was All Fine I refuse to apologise for this. All the overused/irritating/baffling Sherlock porn tropes I could think of, mashed up together. Still makes me giggle.

Sherlock/Cabin Pressure - Luton, or the Curious Case of the NotSherlock The little crossover that could.

Cabin Pressure - Boggle By Firelight Domestic fluff. (Here be chapters Two & Three)
r_scribbles: (Futurama - Big Brain)
25 – Music – Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
I generally write without music - partly because I find it rather distracting in general & partly because I only get time to write when Alex is asleep & the computer's right under the kids bedroom so I like to keep things as quiet as poss. However, I often get ideas for scenes while listening to music on my MP3 player - generally what I'll do then is listen to that song over & over again while I work the scene out in my head, then write it out later. I have been known to 'act out' certain bits of the scene without realising I'm doing it during this process - very odd looks if I'm out walking!
26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
I barely used to research at all when I was writing D&DC & Press Gang fic. For TNG fic, most of my research was about technicalities of the Trek universe, but for Cumberholmes & Sherlock and Cabin Pressure fic, I am CONSTANTLY Googling & Wiki-ing.
These are all genuine & just a fraction of what pops up on my Google search bar of things that I've looked up over the last few months for RP/fic purposes. )
r_scribbles: (Rollercoaster)
23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

Depends. My very early D&DC script format stuff was posted to my own (now defunct) fic archive site. Then, I just posted to FF.net. I posted most of Rollercoaster to LJ as well as FF.net at the request of a few people over on [livejournal.com profile] d_a_t_a. Because my first Sherlock fics were actually Cumberholmes fics (or at least, heavily inspired by Cumberholmes), I started off just posting them to LJ. Because 'It's Complicated' was a sort-of Cumberholmes tie-in I did the same, then decided it worked as a straight Sherlock fic and so started my current habit of just posting to LJ and then posting a link in [livejournal.com profile] sherlockbbc. I've posted a handful of my favourite Sherlock stories to FF.net since, although I'm not comfortable posting any of my porn there. And, as far as I'm aware, there isn't even a Cabin Pressure category on FF.net, which is why I'm happier to post my CP fics purely on LJ & link in [livejournal.com profile] cabin_pressure.

24 – Betaing – How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?

I hardly ever use a beta. That possibly sounds foolhardy or even arrogant, but I research, I feel I know American English just about well enough to write US-centric characters (at least - to make sure that the character voices are Americanised and the narrative voice is suitable - I refuse to Americanise my spelling if I'm writing an American fandom - I wouldn't expect it of an American writing a Brit-fandom, I think it's utterly unnecessary as long as the voices are right), I generally only write for a fandom once I know all the canon (Star Trek excluded) and I always closely proof-read my own work at least once - often twice or more - before posting.

TNG is my exception. Even with the Star Trek Wiki at my fingertips, the canon universe is HUGE, and very far removed from the day-to-day life of this little Earth-bound idiot. There's a lot of potential mistakes there to be made, which is why I enlisted the help of the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] realmlife, who was invaluable to me while I was writing Rollercoaster.
r_scribbles: (New Adventures E/D)
21 – Sequels – Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?

Yes. Loads. A lot of the time, I think in 'story arcs', so we've had the New Adventures, Remain the Same & Rollercoaster, all as lots of shorter stories, stringed one after the other. And then there's Orpheus as a sequel/grand finale to Rollercoaster, as well. I'm thinking of doing a sequel to 'Luton, or the Curious case of the NotSherlock', as well, because the world needs more Molly/Martin.

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?

Yep, Sealgirl's D&DC Christmas/Summer fests were great fun, back in the day. I wrote a couple of fics for other people that came from prompts that I wouldn't usually use, and really enjoyed the challenge, and in return received much cherished artwork, as I really can't draw well at all (see icon). Looks like there may well be a Cabin Pressure fic/art exchange later in the year, which I am well up for.
r_scribbles: (Lost bunnies)
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

I don't know. Often, a cool idea will pop into my head and I'll daydream out a lot of the plot, some of the dialogue I want to use, etc. Once that's done, I'll either think 'that was cool - can't be arsed to write it, though', or 'THIS NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO PROPER WORDS ASAP, DAMMITALL', in which case, it must be wrotted.

19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

See above. Occasionally if I'm not sure whether I want to write a story or not, I'll just do a synopsis or an extract for the time being & either use it later or incorporate into another story... or ignore forever.

20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

Very occasionally. There was Sealgirl's Inversion, which prompted a sequel fic be me, and yes, sometimes another writer will hint at an idea that I want to delve deeper into.
r_scribbles: (D&D Eric Writing)
Check me out, falling into my lazy '2 questions every 2 days' pattern.

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

They're difficult, certainly - especially on FF.net when you're very limited as to the amount of characters you get to do them in. Posting on FF.net for a long time probably did me a lot of good, actually - helped me hone the ability to entice readers in with one or two short sentences. Generally, I'll try to summarise the essence of the story in a way that looks interesting - maybe throw in a couple of random elements from the story, especially if the story has comic elements, and/or set up a mystery that will hopefully draw people in.

17 – Titles – Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?

Neither. They're just another element of the story. I think they're important to get right - I'll often start off with a working title just so I've got something to save the file under, and then change it later. I think 'Merde, He Wrote' is still my favourite title yet. I quite like the idea of making any other Sherlock/Cabin Pressure crossover titles '[name of destination used in story], or [ACD-esque name of mystery]', as a running gag.
r_scribbles: (Eric Slut)
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 write everything - from G rated banter and happy fluffy funtimes to graphic sex, violence and swears. (I still take great pride in being the first writer anyone was aware of to use the C word in Dungeons & Dragons Toon fanfic). Sometimes I start building up to something smutty but it just doesn't feel right, though, and I end up cutting to the imaginary fireplace, as I mentioned in an earlier entry.

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?

Personally, there's little stuff I don't want to even click on & give a chance to - I won't look at anything that graphically sexualises kids, for example, and I have to be in the right frame of mind to read darker fics, but even then I'll often give it a shot & if I find it a bit strong for my stomach, I'll just backbutton, no harm done. I think it's important, out of common courtesy, to give a rating and warn for sex - especially non-con - violence, gore... and I always warn for strong language. Actually, I've got into a habit of warning for as much as I can, although I don't always think that this is a good thing. I think there's a bit of a culture, especially on LJ, that the reader should be warned for everything that might potentially be distressing, even at the cost of spoiling a punchline or twist to a story. I end up fretting over what I should warn for and what would compromise the narrative if I announced it right from the start.

Don't know about the weirdest thing I ever warned for, but I was once very annoyed at the review to a story where I had warned for strong language, complaining about the use of strong language. I laughed, because she claimed that fuck was 'the worst word in the English language'. I was sorely tempted to reply 'no it cunting well isn't.'

But, I didn't.
r_scribbles: (Cumberholmes eye spy)
Ugh, still behind on this thing.

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

Sort of, but without so much as being able to complete it or even write enough of an extract that I've been happy enough to share, so far. See, I really want to write how the universe of one of my fandoms would react to the invasion of Wells' Martians. I can't even really call it a crossover, since the fic would have a very similar overall plot to that of War of the Worlds - the first landing, the attack on London/any other large city, the panicked mob trying to flee the city, the Martians eventually succumbing to Earth's bacteria and so on. First, I wanted to write it in the TNG Fandom, either with the 'Martians' (actually aliens from much further away than Mars, but who had burrowed deep under Mars' surface to recuperate in stasis after crashing there hundreds of years before) attacking Earth in the 24th Century, shortly after it's recovering from the Borg's assault in First Contact, or in the late 19th Century, and for some reason the TNG crew hve been sent back in time. Again. In this case, it was going to be Paris, not London, that is attacked, and I have vague ideas as to what would happen - snippets, really - them trying to fight their way through a panicked crush of people along the bank of the Seine as a fighting machine wades after them, getting separated in the stampede. I have an image of a really brutal fight between Data and a fighting machine, too - real tearing off limbs, ripping up lamp posts & hitting one another with them stuff. Alas, snippets are all I have in my head.

I also have snippets of how Sherlock vs the Martians would work - up to a point. That's one that I might be more inclined to actually write. Sherlock vs the Triffids intrigues me, too - only it would be John who would be in Bill Masen's position. Sherlock would be blinded like the vast majority of the rest of the population, and would be reliant on John - at least, at the start. Jim would take the position as the new, despotic ruler of the country, Mycroft would have a Coker-ish role, albeit rather more authoritative until things start going tits up with the first attempt at restoring order. Again, though, I'm not sure that these ideas are well developed enough for me to sit down and write them - they'd be pretty long if I did.

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?

I like to use canon as a springboard - there are some elements of fanon that are great fun, others that irritate me and just feel silly or repetitive (hence my Sherlock Bad Porn - mocking the fanon tropes that annoy me the most). I have my own headcanon and usually I rely on that more than commonly accepted fanon. But really I don't think it matters that much. Fics that get bogged down too much with canon details can be pretty dull at times, you know. Accurate, but dull.
r_scribbles: (SH Jim/Prince)
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?

I really can't write Sherlock/Jim at all, despite me loving its harassment-tastic hate!sexosity. I've scoffed at some of the Sherlock/Jim fic I've read,which hasn't been of the best quality, but I've tried writing it twice now, and it's really very difficult to do well. I think my own Sherlock/Jim fic really isn't my best work at all.

As for pairings I don't care for - generally I just don't bother writing it, that's all. I suppose I've written sexualised Sherlock/John, but that was mainly for parody purposes, or as part of an orgy. I prefer to write them doing weird, sexy-yet-innocent things together, like platonic bathsharing & making Fake Sex Noise in Welsh.

Similarly, for some reason I just can't write Press Gang or TNG smut. I don't know why. Even with the pairings that I really root for, I end up cutting to the metaphorical fireplace.

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

Action/Adventure, or some sort of character based mystery - with side orders of friendship and/or romance, smatterings of angsty hurt/comfort on occasion and almost always a good helping of comedy stirred in. It's very rare that I don't bung some jokes into my fics. Even with my porn, the sex often plays second fiddle to the jokey banter. I just can't help myself.
r_scribbles: (D&D H/E standoff)
9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

D&DC - Eric/Diana. Eric/Hank (mainly more fighting than sexing, though) and Presto & Eric friendship.

Press Gang - Colin & Kenny friendship, Colin & Lynda friendship, Spike/Lynda (of course). (But I also love Kenny/Sam. And Col/Fish, but I made that pairing up.)

TNG - Data & Geordi friendship, Data/Tasha, Tasha & Deanna friendship (although I get a real kick out of all the friendships & their dynamics there)

Sherlock or Cumberholmes - Sherlock & John Epicest Bromance That Ever Epiced, Sherlock/Lestrade, Sherlock/Irene. I like Sherlock/Jim, but it's bally difficult to write.

Cabin Pressure - Molly/Martin = Crossover OTP. Apart from that, I just love all the friendship.
r_scribbles: (Liz Fish)
Oooh, I'm behind on this bad boy! RL has chosen to land me with a teething toddler, so free time hasn't been as forthcoming as usual, and what I have had has been channeled into a new fic I'm writing, funnily enough!

Anyway, here's the delayed Day 7 & 8.

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

Like a lot of people who've answered this question, the answer is 'not really'. Although some fics have opened my eyes to different facets of a character, or different possible interpretations of them, possible backstories/motivations/pairings for them that I hadn't considered, etc. Any fic that reads like a doctrine in why people should love a character the author loves will generally have me backbuttoning, although not as fast as a fic that needlessly bashes a less popular (almost certainly female) character. (*Quirks eyebrow in accusatory fashion at Sherlock Fandom*).

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.

Yes. As [livejournal.com profile] seal_girl mentioned, they're actually pretty vital in a longer story, especially one with action, adventure, mystery etc. I've introduced OC's because:

- They'll create a new tension or conflict within the canon group (Janapurna, Pistol & Nym, Rocco DiMaggio, Morton Baker, Marven)

- They help fill out a backstory as well as creating conflict for protagonists (Charles Montgomery, Len Matthews, Daddy Holmes, Victor Trevor)

- Romantic Interests for characters with whom I couldn't think of a convincing pairing with a canon character, or certainly not in that particular narrative. (Liz Fish & Priti Manek. I admit that these are my most Sueish characters).

- Recurring "Background characters", who started to interest me so I fleshed out their characters a bit (Lester Llewellyn, who started off just guarding a door & ended up with a backstory, a crush on Worf and a heroic death)

- most frequently, because I just needed a rent-a-villain. (Oh God, so many. Favorites include Malison the Wizard, Furnus the Fire Demon, Dr Poklar the mad Romulan Cyberneticist, Aldous & Algernon Bloom the Holodeck Noir Gangsters and Mr Battenberg & Aloysius, the actual Gangsters.)

Apart from Liz, who is one of 4 protagonists, I don't make the OCs the main characters. They're there for the canon characters to interact with. I'm careful to make them well rounded and flawed, even if they're supposed to be likeable. I'm much less careful to round my villains out, mind you. Many of those are more plot devices than anything. And I almost always give my OCs silly names. Whether in a fantasy, SciFi or more everyday environment. It's a little running gag I have & I find it helps me not take my OCs too seriously.
r_scribbles: (Molly/Martin)

6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

Neither, really. Most of my favourite fanfic protagonists are male, but I like them because of their characters, not their gender. There are also lots of great female characters from the canon sources for fic that I love writing, and I write about as many female as male OC's. It's the same with my original fiction (when I do get round to writing it) - it's a pretty equal mix. I don't even think there's really such a thing as a 'male voice' & a 'female voice' - just the character's voice!
r_scribbles: (Futurama - Big Brain)
Because these two questions are essentially the same, and because I was busy yesterday.

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 fic 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 fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?

Short answer - no. I have favourite characters, I certainly have favourite character types, but I don't have a 'muse', and if a certain character has no place in a story, he or she doesn't go in. It's not to say that everything goes as I'd expected when I write a story - sometimes a plot organically ends up doing something different to what I'd had planned, sometimes a bit of backstory I'll hint at will bite and beg to be written much more in-depth, whether in that story or in a separate one, sometimes a background character will interest me and end up being much more fleshed out that I'd intended. But, no 'muses'.

Master list of questions
r_scribbles: (TNG Gravity)
3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

D&DC - Eric. Snarky, flawed, lots of comic potential but a great depth of pathos & potential for Heroism, in spite of his superficial cowardice & selfishness. This pushes pretty much all of my buttons for my idea of a great protagonist for my stories. I also really enjoy writing Presto & Sheila in this fandom. They're both very sweet & self-doubting, and nice to write dialogue and interior monologues for.

Press Gang - Colin, since he's a very similar character type to Eric's. Lynda, Spike, Sarah & Kenny are also great fun to write. It's always fun trying to think up the sort of witty banter the Moff would have written for them.

TNG - Although Data's my favourite in terms of protagonists for my stories, I actually prefer writing Deanna, Will, Tasha, Lore & Q. Tasha's got the whole wounded, flawed hero thing going on, Deanna's warm & witty, Lore's a brilliantly fun psychopath, Q a brilliantly fun sociopath and Will's just Will. I don't write Will very much, hardly ever use his POV, but I love writing dialogue for him.

Cumberholmes - The Porcelain Messiah himself. Ridiculous man. Also, our Irene. I want to be her.

Sherlock - I actually find BBC Canon Sherlock very hard to write from Sherlock's POV - partially because I keep falling back into the silly, cartoonish RP version of him and partially because it's quite hard to get into his head. I find it much easier to use John's POV, reacting to Sherlock. Well... that's canon, I suppose. Lestrade's a good one to use, as well.

Cabin Pressure - Martin's my perfect protagonist - lovable loser, flawed, great potential for pathos & heroism. But Douglas, Arthur & Carolyn are all just delightful to write dialogue for.

Master List of questions
r_scribbles: (ColAngst)

2 – Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.

- My first love: Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon. Started off with The New Adventures - a whole series of stories set 7 years after the never aired final episode (this remains, sadly, unfinished, as I completely ran out of steam while trying to write the final story). have also written several 20K-ish standalone stories and quite a few shorter ones. It's been a few years since I've written in this fandom. It got a bit of a bad atmosphere for a while, as will happen when one person in a small fandom decides the fact that her stuff never gets reviews means she gets to bitch about everybody else's work instead of, you know, slinging a few jokes in to her own dusty tomes so that people can manage to read them without propping their eyes open with matchsticks (oh hey, look at me and my epic grudge-holding!) and more to the point, I'm just out of ideas for it. Maybe some day I'll finish Endgame. Maybe not, though.

- The Small But Perfectly Formed: Press Gang. Written a few 10K Teen Angst Adventures for it, as well as a couple of shorter, sillier stories and Remain The Same - the Epic Fic for that fandom, set a few months after There Are Crocodiles & weighing in with 100K words. Remain The Same, like The New Adventures before it and Rollercoaster after, was actually a series of shorter stories that took place in the same story arc. Again, I feel I'm out of ideas for Press Gang fic, but I'll never say never.

- The Nervous Dip Into Big Fandom: Star Trek TNG. Started off with a couple of short stories, then wrote the longer freaky-deaky mystery 'Nothing But Blue Sky', then a short story set in an AU where Tasha was still alive for First Contact, during which I thought up so much backstory that I decided to use it as the springboard for my next Epic Fic. Rollercoaster - again, an interlinked series of short stories, is my longest fanfic yet at 210K words - 240K if you count Orpheus as well. As with the other two, I'm out of ideas for that fandom. For now.

- Accidentally In Love: Sherlock/Cumberholmes. I wouldn't have started writing Sherlock fanfic had I not started RPing, and I did that by accident. I've lost count of the little 'filling in the scenes' Cumberholmes stories I've written, because I don't put them on FF.net, I just sling them up here. Most of my Cumberholmes or Sherlock stories are shorter. I think It's Complicated is my longest Sherlock story & that's 19K words. I still get ideas for Sherlock fic & Cumberholmes fic, although these might slow down a bit due to me finding...

- My Latest Love: Cabin Pressure. Just done a few fics for this so far, but the characters are an absolute delight to write, and I really want to write more Molly/Martin as they're my new OTP. I also really like being back to a smaller fandom after the mostly-awesome-but-sometimes-scary-and-occasionally-plain-obnoxious bigger fandoms of TNG & Sherlock.

I've also written fic for Ghostbusters of East Finchley, Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker's Guide & Lost, but I don't think those really count.

Master list of questions
r_scribbles: (D&D Eric Writing)
Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] sharelle.

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?

I started writing fanfic back in 2004, soon after falling into the world of fandom for the first time at the already advanced age of 24. I'd bought Husband a Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon DVD, which I really got in to and had a lot of fan involvement - including a DVD Commentary by my pal [livejournal.com profile] fayzalmoonbeam - and a link to Helix Town Square, the D&DC online fan forum. From there I found Darkhaven - the online D&DC fanfic compendium - and started lapping up the brilliant fanfic there. Soon after that, I started writing D&DC fan scripts and short stories myself. Dungeons & Dragons was great because it was easy to get hold of the whole canon (just 2 & a half series), the canon was left unfinished so there was ample opportunity to add your own stories, it was a small, very friendly community, the brilliant character interaction and crazy situations of the canon were great jumping off points and there are characters like Eric, Sheila & Presto who are just joyful to write.

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