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The 30 Days on Fanfic Meme
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?

As much as I love Lorelai/Christopher, I'm amazed I've never really been able to write anything for them. Same with Buffy/Xander. And Giles/Kaho is my dream crossover OTP, but the one time I tried to write it, I couldn't really get anywhere. Maybe someday.

Syaraon/Meiling I don't really like (I don't hate it, I just don't care much either way), but I wrote it for one of my first fandom friends. Yeah, I eventually abandoned it, but I gave it a good go for a while there.

Guy/Anise isn't that hard to write, but, ugh, it's just ooky to me. They should have a big brother-kid sister dynamic. She should maybe be a little inappropriate with him, but he can't ever be that way with her. (But It's My Birthday is kind of a good example of this.) It's just... yeah, ooky.

That Eriol/Syaroan I wrote for the One False Pairing challenge was surprisingly easy. I think it turned out really, really well, too. Still don't like them together, though.

Logan/Emily wasn't something that even ever occurred to me, but it was really easy, too. I think I maybe almost could ship them a little because of that.

And then there are the pairings I like that just don't inspire me at all. Syaoran/Sakura and Luke/Tear, especially. They're both supercute, but I couldn't write for them if I wanted to. The couple of times I tried S/S it was just so shallow and dopey.

So, yeah, it's funny how pairings you like can be difficult to write, while ones that are a bit weird can just flow out of you.

Day 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?

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

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

Day 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?

Day 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?

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

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

Day 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.

Day 9 – Pairings – For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?

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?

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

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

Day 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?

Day 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?

Day 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?

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

Day 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?

Day 18 – Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

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

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

Day 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?

Day 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?

Day 23 – When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?

Day 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?

Day 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?

Day 26 – What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you've had to research for a fic?

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

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

Day 29 – What is your current project or projects?

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

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6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
ionizable From: ionizable Date: July 8th, 2011 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
anything with anise is kind of ooky :(
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 8th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, I love her.
ionizable From: ionizable Date: July 9th, 2011 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
oops, i just saw how that came out and it came out wrong! i meant that anise is so cute in the game that i can't really picture her paired with anyone, even ion. lol
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 9th, 2011 01:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I was hoping that was what you meant.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 8th, 2011 11:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't it weird the way it works out like that sometimes? I was once firmly in the EriolxTomoyo camp (right before the craze first started getting out of control) and so whenever I think of Eriol with anyone I always pair him with Tomoyo. Although I do perfer Tomoyo with Touya.

Anywho, I once wrote a sort of abstract EriolxKaho fic. And for some reason I can't stand Kaho. And I think it turned out to be one of the best things I've ever written. So strange.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 9th, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really strange. It shouldn't be easier to write something you don't like, but there it is. I think maybe I just run out of ideas for the pairs I do like.
6 pathetic excuses or justify your existence