Liliaeth (liliaeth) wrote,

Fanfic meme: 3. Favorite 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

3 – For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

OC-verse: Brains, a thirteen year old girl who's mutation was that her brain wouldn't stop growing, making her go from below average intelligence to a supergenius.

Highlander: my oc's? (ducks for cover), well them, and oddly enough, the Kurgan.

BtVS and Angel, Spike, I loved Buffy, but somehow at the time, Xander and Spike were easier to write. Though admittedly, this is the fandom where I started to grow up, grew out of my focusing too much on oc's stage and realized I was starting to use Xander as a Canon Stu, which led to me losing interest in him over time.  By the time I left fandom, I was primarily a Spike-writer.

Marvel, Peter Parker, no ifs or buts, Peter just hit me in a way that none of the other characters have ever managed to do. Which is why Dan Slott's ruination of the character pretty much ruined the fandom for me as well.

Criminal Minds Grimm, the Listener, NCIS, ... no particular fave, though I did love writing for Derek Morgan. And Nick is easy to write for in Grimm fandom

Supernatural (and spn rps), as mentioned before, Dean, Dean, Dean, and Jensen, and oh yes, some more Dean*g* And Victor Henriksen who's total fun.

Teen Wolf, Scott McCall.  He's the one character I most identify with, and who feels most unique amongst the Teen Wolf cast. Liam's fun too, but Scott is just so sweet and kind in how he deals with everyone, while completely insecure about his own worth. These days, on most shows, the main characters are either cynical jerks, or the broody manchild anti-hero, which I do like when done well (see Dean), but they've just become such clichés, that it's becoming hard to relate to new versions of the trope.

I mean, I like Derek, but if it weren't for Hoechlin, his char would be nothing but cardboard. It's like the writers were ticking off a list on what a brooding manchild char is suppsed to be like and then filled every single field.

With Scott, it's so rare to see a main character who's emotionally open, who accepts his feelings and emotions and supports others. Who to use Potter terms, is a Hufflepuff rather than a Gryffindor. Whose main emotional state isn't anger, or sadness, who can admit when he makes a mistake (often toth e point of his own detriment) and whose entire heroisme isn't based on some dead female relative/love interest, but on the example of still living role models. (aka Melissa and Deaton)
We saw Scott actually grow up, yet still keeping his same core values, which is soooo incredibly important to me. He feels like a combination of a younger version of Peter Parker and Steve Rogers and I totally love him for it.
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