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At least I managed to get my shit together enough to sign up for Yuletide. I realize that I haven't posted a fic in ten months. Doesn't matter. I've done Yuletide every year since it started, literally every single year that Yuletide has existed, I am physically incapable of skipping Yuletide even if I have no interest in writing anything ever again. I did break my own rule this year and offered a few fandoms I've already written, because maybe the familiarity will help with the writer's block thing. So it's likely to be a retread year for me. But that's okay.

Gonna pound out a few questions on the fanfic meme now, because none of these are long answers.

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?

Nope. I don't even know what that means, in a practical sense. Like, I know what a muse is, although I've never used that metaphor in relation to my own writing, but there are no characters who do that to me. Yes, there are characters I relate to better, who are easier or more fun to write. But they're not my "muse." I don't have a muse. That's not how my brain works.


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?

Bzuh? Either I'm writing about a character or I'm not. Some characters are fun to include in cameos, in which case I include them. There's no "pushing their way in". Again, my brain does not work the way this meme does, apparently.


6 – When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?

SIGH. History would indicate that I "prefer" male characters. This is not anything inherent to their maleness. It's generally more of a commentary on what characters are more well-developed in canon, because those are the ones I want to explore further (with some notable exceptions). I do feel like an asshole for not writing Natasha much (MCU), because she fascinates me, but I can't get into her head at all. But yes, I'm also aware that internalized misogyny is a big thing, and yes, that's probably part of why I have a tendency to write more dudes than ladies. I'm a shitty lesbian feminist sometimes.


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
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