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The 30 Days on Fanfic Meme
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?


Well, I start with canon, usually, and go from there. While sometimes I'll do things that are silly or odd for a change of pace or my own amusement, for the most part I do like to write something that I think could reasonably follow canon as it stands, and most of the time as a post-canon continuation.

I don't always know fanon for the things I write, but what I do know, I don't often care for. I mean, Eriol/Tomoyo? Come on.

I have my own interpretations, of course. I have my own "head canon". But I try to base it on what's already there instead of making up shit completely out of nowhere. Even my non-canon OTPs I try to write without ignoring the existing backstory and their existing relationship(s), and make a romantic relationship between them seem as believable within the canon context as possible.

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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4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 12th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
But Eriol/Tomoyo look so good together....lol.

Really, I think that's the only thing that spread that ship. Just because they looked cute together. Ah, my old ExT days...lol.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 12th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, they are cute. And like any non-canon pairing, it can be done well. It just... usually isn't.
serena_b From: serena_b Date: July 13th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
It's true. I love a good non-canon pairing, as long as it's well written. And there are a ton of bad ExT fics out there. Sadly...I have written a few myself, lol.
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: July 13th, 2011 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, me too ^_^ I was so much younger then.
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence