Jan. 15th, 2017

wow...

Jan. 15th, 2017 10:59 am
jebbypal: (sn blackcars)
Nothing like realizing how long you've been out of a fandom until you start trying to write in it again.

I have a feeling this is going to be horribly out of character. sigh.
jebbypal: (ficwriter)
They just go together, am I write?
In that vain, I've been poking around some journals of all the new folks in my circle *waves*, and realized that at least by my tagging (which I'm poor at. Oh so bad at), I have done a meme in like 5 years.

So I saw this one on [personal profile] lyr's journal and figured this is great! It was also introduce me (or reintroduce me to those who are surprised at how much I'm posting in 2017).

And well, procrastination. :) It's a character trait. I'd say flaw, but you know what, sometimes it ends up being a positive thing. :)

fanfic meme questions )

So question 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?

Well, I've been reading fanfic since I first got access to the internet in 1994 at the age of 16. Roll forward many years to college internship and I tried to write my first fic while recovering from mono one summer in The Sentinel fandom. Actually got a couple of chapters betaed by some poor soul, but I put my Mary Sue fic to bed and didn't think of it again.

I wrote and finished my first vignette - a Buffy piece post Glory - one summer waiting for grad school to start in Philly. But I didn't really post it and continued to lurk on archives.

Then Firefly aired. and I couldn't find any good fanfic archives. and I kept rewatching it. and finally found the Blue Sun Room. And started writing. A rather lot. Because it was more fun than grad school. :)

I'm rather ignoring the "what pulled you in?" part, aren't I? Let's see. The Sentinel -- well, the pretty. And the bonds of friendship. But also, well, frankly sympathy. I have always been bothered by being too sensitive to certain noises, getting migraines from certain fragrances, and allergic to dyes/fragrances/fabrics on my skin. (no, i'm not on the spectrum. I had undiagnosed food allergies that made me have low level headaches my entire life). So the concept of enhanced senses? wow, spoke to me. Now if someone could invent dials for me? that would be heaven.

The Buffy story -- this won't make sense out of context of the actual story I wrote, which was an examination of Ben's knowledge of his duality and own sense of self and how that might fit into the context of religion and followers. Also, a friend had once told me her belief that maybe we all don't really exist unless someone else in the world is thinking about us, and it all got wrapped up into this bunny that wouldn't stop.

Firefly. Family, betrayal, sense of not fitting in. Westerns (which I grew up on), Sci Fi (which I grew up on), and angst. Yeah. Pretty much in my 20s, Firefly was very much the show of my soul.

Okay, okay. Time to focus the frog back on writing.

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