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The 30 Days on Fanfic Meme
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?

I guess there's two cases of this. First, there's The CCS Fanfic Cliches Fanfic, which I dashed off after being frustrated seeing the same old fanon perpetuated in every single story. A lot of people asked for a sequel, and I didn't know if I could do it, but I actually think the sequel turned out to be much funnier and cohesive. It wasn't that I thought there weren't any more cliches to be covered, it's just that I felt, well, I did this idea already. Then some people asked for a third part, but I think I exhausted all my funny. There's probably gold to be mined from the "she's a bitch, he's an asshole, will they fall in love" thing, but I couldn't write that shit even as a joke.

Then there's What I Didn't Know, which technically is a prequel to Shadows. One of the problems in Shadows was that I just vaguely hinted at why Touya and Yukito broke up and couldn't come up with a non-intrusive way to really tell that story within the context of Shadows. I didn't want it to come across all info-dumpy, and since I consider Touya to be rather... reticent, I didn't see him really going into it in gory detail anyway.

So I started WIDK as a way to back up and tell that story, because I am one of the very, very few who doesn't see that relationship lasting, and I wanted to write that in a way that it would be believable, not making anyone a villain, just that this is a case where there are problems and situations that can't be overcome. I think some people got confused about it being a prequel because Tomoyo is such a side character there, so I guess it's better classified as a companion piece or background piece. It's the same timeline, just taking place a few years earlier and all from Touya's POV.

I never finished either Shadows or WIDK, and never even got to the break up in WIDK, but I think if you read it, you can sense it coming. Although some people didn't. They said it was a great T/Y fic. Um, so, I guess it's just as well I gave it up when I did.

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!

Tags: 30 days on fanfic meme, writing memes
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