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Fanfic meme: 4,5 and 6. Muse 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.

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?
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?
6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7 – Have you ever had a fic 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" fic 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 fic?
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 fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
19 – When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20 – Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?
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?
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,ewhere 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 fic? 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 fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26 – What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
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 fic?
29 – What is your current project or projects?
30 – Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link

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?

Thought that was question 3*g*
Ah well, uhm, I guess for me muses are the characters that pretty much make the fandom for me. Without those characters, I'd probably lose my interest in the fandom in question.

Temlan in Highlander fandom. He was this oc that I created, little brother to Methos. And somehow, even when he wasn't in the fic, he at the very least least got a mention. Of canon chars, I'd say Methos. Richie was admittedly more of a canon stu, but Methos was the canon char that at the time pulled me in the most. Which is funny, cause when I rewatched the show a few years ago, I realized that I now identify much more with Duncan, and think that Adrian Paul was the better actor of the cast. So if I ever write HL fics again, he'd probably be the char that would slip in, no matter what the subject of the story would be.

Spike in BTVS and Angel. It just doesn't feel like the Buffyverse to me, if Spike isn't there. Even when I read someone elses fic, I keep wondering where he is, or what he'd think of what's happening. Which is annoying since most btvs crossover writers don't seem to feel the same way  *pouts*

Dean in Supernatural, and Jensen in spn rps. I just can't read or write an spn fic that doesn't have Dean as its emotional core. It's also the main reason that I just can't read bottomSam. I just don't care enough about Sam, to read about him as the emotional center of a story. (and since the bottom char usually is the emotional center of the story in the majority of fics)

And I think I already explained about Scott in Teen Wolf. The lack of a decent amount of scott-centric fics, is probably the main reason that I never quite seem to be able to slip entirely into teen Wolf fandom, mostly because I lack any and all interest in Stiles. And don't even get me started on how boring I find Jackson.
I can't even imagine writing a Teen Wolf fic that isn't about Scott in some way or another.

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?

Unless it goes too much against canon, I usually let them, after all, I'm more likely to follow where the story leads me, than to just plot things out in advance.


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

I hate to admit it, but I usually go with male characters. I feel too close to female chars. I'll bring them in when I can, but since I usually write dark stories, esp. including non-con and slavery, I just don't want to write those with female chars in the submissive role, nor do I want to turn them into the bad guys. So they usually end up being outside observers to what's happening, which makes their parts less emotionally charged and thus smaller as a whole;

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Comments
meus_venator From: meus_venator Date: October 5th, 2015 01:09 am (UTC) (Link)
These are always so interesting to read. You've also given me the answer to a question I've wondered about for a while.
I've been wondering why people who like bottom!Dean will make the exception and read my stories even knowing I'm an unapologetic switcher of who tops from fic to fic and sometimes within the same fic. I think you're hit the nail on the head here with your comment about Dean being the emotional center of a story. I love both boys, but I find Dean more intriguing to write about or write from his POV.Sam by his very characters nature is the witness, the thoughtful scholar, while Dean is usually caught up in the action. (Not to say that Sam/Jared won't leap into action as well), but I think that's why even though in over half my fics Dean tops, he is usually always the emotional center of a story.
It's a really interesting insight. : )
liliaeth From: liliaeth Date: October 12th, 2015 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah it's a weird thing I've observed in several fandoms. It doesn't happen in all fics of course, yours being an example, but when there is a clear bottom, it's usually pretty obvious that they're the writer's favorite.
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