Author has written 24 stories for Star Wars, Mythology, StarTrek: The Original Series, Two and a Half Men, American Horror Story, Fright Night, Red Dwarf, Supernatural, Smallville, Hannibal, Star Trek: 2009, Arrested Development, Ironman, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Sean Saves The World, Anonymous, and Walking Dead.
Q. What is the main reason for your reading and writing fan fiction?
A. When I see a movie or show, or read a book, that I really love and get into my imagination runs wild and I get the urge to make up my own version or add to the story. Often it's about possible romances I see. It's fun for me, it's good practice for original writing, it's entertaining, and it's connecting yourself to the things you love.
Q. Which fandoms are your favourite? Why?
A. My favorite fandoms are Supernatural and Hannibal. That would be because I love both of those shows dearly and they are both about subjects that interest me. I love the interaction between Dean and Sam and I love the interaction between Hannibal and Will Graham. I have always loved the dark side of life and the mythological aspect of history. Again, I put a romantic twist on everything I watch/read so that's also part of my allure to those fandoms.
Q. Which genres of fan fiction do you read the most? Why?
A. Romance. That's because I have always been fascinated by the possibility of love connections between people that you wouldn't normally think there would be. Mainly being between two men or family members. I don't condone incest and I would never take part in it, but it does thrill me in a certain way. On the subject on man on man, I have always been attracted to that so that's what I mainly write and read. It's intriguing.
Q. Do you read/write slash?
A. I both write and read. I mostly write. I am a writer, I write my own original novels and short stories and poems. I love the expression of writing and how you can utilize your imagination to the fullest through it. Slash is my favorite type of fanfiction and I don't write anything but slash. I hardly even read anything but slash. I mainly write male on male but sometimes I write 'femslash' (female on female), I pretty much write 'straight' slash only if it's incestuous.
Q. What exactly is slash in your mind? What is its appeal?
A. Slash helps to secure the image in your mind of the people that you want to be together to actually be together in some way and form. If they can't be together in the actual show/movie/book/etc. then at least there is a story out there where they can be. It brings your fantasies, thoughts, and imagination to life.
Q. Do you care about pairings? Do you prefer canonical or fanonical pairings? Which ones are your favourite?
A. I love fanonical pairings because it keeps those aspects of uncertainty, taboo, and tension which are all so enticing. You can put more imagination into those pairings, it allows you to be more creative with them. But sometimes it's nice to actually see your fantasies and hopes come true. With Hannibal there's a good possibility for that and I really want to see that happen, I wouldn't be upset in the slightest. At least there would have been a point of free range thinking, but after that there can be add-ons and alternative versions.
Q. What makes a good slash fan fiction? What makes the worst?
A. One with clear intent, one that doesn't just jump right in. There has to be a way to make it work and it has to be well thought out and taken seriously. It should be heartfelt. I hate when there's are people who are clearly making fun of slash or people who take it way too far and go to the extreme. But I will admit that some 'crack' and straight-to-the-sex stories can be entertaining.
Q. Is feedback important? Does it influence your writing in any way?
A. Feedback never influences my writing style, I write how I write. But criticism is always nice and duly taken note of. Good feedback is of course always appreciated. It's nice to know that people enjoy your writing.
Q. What would you say to someone who dismissed slash as spoiling the characters and/or considered fan fiction in general as derivative, as “poaching” in the original work?
A. It's a way of honoring what you love. It's somewhat of an homage for peoples' works. You get inspired by certain things so you want to take it and make it your own, but you can never take away the original author's credit. It's not spoiling the characters, if fanfiction isn't of someone's taste then they don't have to read it, so there's no harm done.
Q. Do you read books/watch movies etc. with gay characters? Do you have any favourites?
A. I've always been into watching and reading gay erotica. I love when there's a homosexual romance or even a hint of it. Sometimes the hints are the most enticing because it allows your imagination to fill in the blanks and to decipher the mystery. But when you actually get to see it that's a thrill too, it's beautiful.
Q. Do you think there is a difference between slash fan fiction and books with gay characters (or even - gay books/porn) – in the portrayal of the characters, style of writing, their readers etc.?
A. Slash is about finding a connection between two characters and bringing it to fruition. Slash is also about finding other people who think the same way, finding a connection with others who want the same thing or are into the same thing.
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