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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 1 
6th-Jul-2011 01:54 am
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I totally snagged this meme from m_aenea and I'm sort of excited to do it because I've never done one of those 30-day memes before and this one is totally up my alley. :D I don't do enough cosplay or watch enough anime anymore to do any of those other memes floating around so... Yeah, let's get this started. :3


30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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?



Um well, I kind of got into fandom and fic and such, later on in life. Most people get into it in their teen years nowadays, but I was in my earlier 20's when I discovered things like fanart and fanfiction and stuff like that. I was into anime and stuff when I was like 18 or 19 and I've always been an active video game addict, but I didn't really fall into fandom until a few years later.

I'm not sure how I got into writing fanfic. I think it was pretty much just, "Hey, I want to see these characters bang, shit, I think I'll write it!" The first fandom I wrote for was the Xenosaga fandom, which I never was really "officially" in, but I remember way back when on GameFAQs, myself and some friends had made a topic on the Xenosaga boards that was pretty much an ongoing story and everyone would add bits to it, and I really had fun with that. But then I wanted to write more explicit stuff which is totally against the ToS there, so I just kind of wrote stories which I would post on an old Xenosaga group on Yahoo! I can't remember exactly what I wrote, and (un?)fortunately those fics have probably been lost to an old hard drive somewhere or another, but I do vaguely recall writing a fic that involved a hot tub (because what spaceship wouldn't be complete without a hot tub?) and a threesome between Allen Ridgeley (who I still sort of have a crush on), Jr. and Hammer. Yeeeeeah. >_>

As for what pulled me into the Xenosaga fandom? Well, I've found out over the years that I tend to focus on (and maybe get a teensy bit obsessed with) certain video games, and Xenosaga was the first series that I really got into. Despite the complicated plot (which I still don't totally understand and probably never will), I really connected with the characters and thoroughly enjoyed playing the games. Plus, since there were so many unanswered questions (not to mention good looking guys, ahem) there were many possibilities to explore in fic.




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, where 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!
Comments 
6th-Jul-2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I might have to try this meme.
7th-Jul-2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Do eeeeet. :D
7th-Jul-2011 01:32 am (UTC)
omg, Xenosaga! I had such a love/hate relationship with that series - I love (most of) the characters, and the gameplay, but omfg I hate the storyline with a burning passion. I blame it on Namco firing the lead designers halfway through the project :c

...I always keep forgetting that in Saga, Hammer's a pretty attractive guy, lol. (In Xenogears...not so much.)
7th-Jul-2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Yeah the story line already had its share of WTFery, but it got even more so as it progressed through the series. :/

Hammer was cute!! :D I can't say I know what he looked like in Gears... *goes to look on Google* ROFL. Yeah, definitely not so much there. XD
7th-Jul-2011 01:54 am (UTC)
HOLY COW I am so doing this!!!! XD
7th-Jul-2011 02:38 am (UTC)
Yayyyyyy! :D
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