Mama Deb (mamadeb) wrote,
Mama Deb

Fanfiction Meme

Gacked from fernwithy

Fanfiction Survey
How old are you?40
How old were you when you first started reading/writing fanfiction in general?I wrote my first fanfiction at the age of eleven. I started reading it in my thirties.
Do you ever feel your interpretation of the books has been affected by fandom?"the books?" If you mean Harry Potter, certainly.
Do you openly share your participation in fandom, or only with certain people? Or do you keep it a secret entirely, except for people you see online?Most people know.
Did you ever write/read fanfic for any fandoms before Harry Potter?Yes, indeed.
What other fandoms do you write/ read fics for, if any?The Sentinel, Star Trek, X-Files, LoTR, TPM, DS, Sports Night...
Have you ever written a crossover?yes
What about an Alternative Universe?yes
Were either/both challenging, or did you find either/both easy?Both were challenging
What do you think of original characters?Sometimes they're necessary.
Have you ever read an exceptionally good original character?Yes.
In your opinion, what is the difference between a good original character and a "Mary Sue"?A good original character is important for the plot and doesn't distort it.
Have you ever read any exceptionally good OC's? (Feel free to name some!)Most of AJ Hall's OC's are very good.
Has any fanfiction you've ever read personally affected you?Huh. I don't know.
Have you ever written a fanfic based on a real event you or someone else experienced?Yes.
Have you ever written an original story based on a fanfic idea?No, because I haven't written original fic.
How about the reverse?No.
What do you think of the movies?They're very good adaptations.
Do you think that the movies and marketing are a good thing, or do you think they take away from the books?I think they change perceptions about the books
Finally, back to fandom. What are some advantages and disadvantages of fansites and fanfiction?Fandom is more than that, but fanfiction doesn't run out and fansites are free. And fanficition can be poorly written and fansites hard to navigate.
Do you think it has taught you anything?Of course - how to write and how to reinterpret characters.
Finally - have you changed since you first started writing?Yes. I read differently now.


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