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30 Day Fanfic Meme - Day 7 
12th-Jul-2011 01:12 am
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30 Days Fanfiction Meme

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

I can't say that I have. I mean, besides slash and porn fic I do like to read some gen fic or plotty fic now and again. Of course the best kind of fic has a healthy mix of all those things. ;D But I think for me, the main thing is the separation between canon and headcanon. Sure I might have read some fic that changes my headcanon of a character, or adds to it, but canon is canon, so a fic won't change my opinion of how a character is canonically represented. Does that make sense? Urgh. I mean, I can see how exploring a character that you might normally dislike could possibly lead you to liking them due to things that haven't been explained in canon, but that's pretty much pure speculation. But I guess that's supposed to be the fun of fic, right? Exploring the possibilities that the creator of the canon didn't get into? Maybe I should just be simple and say, "No." XD

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!
12th-Jul-2011 05:59 am (UTC)
But this is a very good point. Since in L4D2 we actually know very little about these characters, there is so much that has been established by the fandom when it comes to Nick and Ellis. And because of this I think that they are a lot more fluid within the head canon, and therefore opinions are more changeable. So, yeah, what you're saying makes sense to me!
13th-Jul-2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Okay good. I'm glad that my ramblings weren't too incoherent then. XD
12th-Jul-2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
I can see your point as well. I think we all have our head canons and fics can add to or change that. But the real story and relationships are finite and can't change unless something in canon does.
13th-Jul-2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Yeah! :D Headcanon is fun and all and I definitely have headcanon for all of my favorite characters, but a fic isn't really going to be the thing that convinces me on a character or not. They don't call it OOC for nothing. ;D
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