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Fan Fiction Meme

Snaggled from kytivafan

01. How many fandoms do you write for?
I mainly write in NCIS where I write a variety of pairings and characters. In fact it's been quite some time since I wrote in any fandom other than NCIS.

However, I do have other fandoms in which I write from time-to-time.

There are four I consider 'main': The Professionals, Due South, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Sapphire & Steel.

Plus another seven I write in even less frequently: Starsky & Hutch (my very first fandom), Buffyverse, M*A*S*H, Inspector Lynley, Sherlock Holmes, Raffles and The Sandbaggers.

There are also a few I have written a story in, but have no plans to write anything else - so I haven't included those.

02. Do you have a particular character that you enjoy writing?
I enjoy writing all my characters, otherwise I wouldn't write them.

However, I find the easiest character to write is Ducky; for me he's a doddle.

03. Is there a character for which you refuse to write?
Er, no. There are characters I dislike and I have been known to put them in a story in a negative way.

However, I can't think of any character I'd out and out refuse to write.

But there are certainly pairings I refuse to write, because I simply do not see them as a pairing at any of my 'shipping levels'.

04. Do you write slash?
Does a bear . . .  Er, the answer to that would be a resounding 'yes'.

When I first started to write fanfic (1999) I only wrote slash. It wasn't until 2005 that I wrote my first gen story (Giles & Wesley from Buffyverse) and that was a one-off for a challenge. In 2006 I wrote my first het story (Buffy/Angel) and again it was a one-off. It wasn't until 2007 that I started to write a little more het and gen. And not until 2008 that it increased significantly.

In fact so far this year I have written more het and gen than slash - but the year has only just begun *g*

05. Do you write smut or lemon/lime?
Like kytivafan I had never come across the term 'lemon/lime', I did wonder if it was another term for 'vanilla'.

However, toomuchfandom Googled and found out what it was and I dug further (for my own satisfaction this morning). The terms /are from anime - which explains a great deal. They have apparently begun to pop up in the odd non-anime fandom, but not in any I know of.

The thing is that in effect they mean the same thing as 'smut' at various levels.

These days (in fact since 2003 I have written very little fanfic that is rated R or NC-17, i.e. no on-screen sex. I did start off by writing a fair bit of smut as it seemed to be the 'done thing', but mostly now the highest I write is PG-13. I haven't NC-17 since 2004 and that was only two stories.

06. Do you write ship fic?
Once more with the 'does a bear . . .'

I do indeed. The vast majority of what I write is ship fic (slash or het). In fact of the 1,267 stories I have written a mere 141 are non-ship.

07. Have you ever written a cross-over?
I have indeed. Not many, just a handfull. They have been Gibbs/Ducky (NCIS) crossed over with Silver/Steel (Sapphire & Steel) and G/D with Napoleon/Illya (MFU).

In fact my very first NCIS story was a crossover with MFU - that's how I began writing fanfic for the show that has consumed my writing life for the past six and a half years.

08. Is there one genre that you prefer to write?
Not really. I write a variety of genres from really fluffy fluff to heavy angst.

I guess the theme that tends to flow through most of my ship fics is 'romance'. But not in the 'boy meets girl (or boy) they fall in love and angst about it for heaven knows how long, with so many things going wrong between them until the last page when they get together'. I don't tend to write that type of romance even in my first time stories; I tend to have other areas of conflict. The 'romance' in my first time and established relationship stories is quite similar.

When it comes to first time vs. established relationship I much, much, much prefer the latter. I have written considerably more established relationship stories than first times and/or pre-slash/pre-het stories (844 to 282).

09. How did you get into writing?
I can't remember a time when I didn't write either actually physically writing stories down or making them up in my head.

I got into fanfic writing purely by chance when Googling to see what Starsky & Hutch videos had been released led me to a slash story and led me to realise I wasn't 'odd' or anything like that because I made up such stories in my head. I started to read and it was only natural, given my life-long love of writing that I too began to write.

10. Would you like to write professionally?
I would love to, yes. It's my dream.

Will it ever become a reality? I doubt it. I don't think I have the confidence to try, to be honest or the toughness.

Will I ever actually try? Maybe. I do have some ideas for pro-fic; we'll see.

Oh, and yes, I do have all the information concerning my stories in spread-sheets, which I update every time I write and post a story. Doesn't everyone? *Wry grin*
Tags: !memes: fanfic/fandom, nikki: writing
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