March 28th, 2020

NCIS: Ducky (Name)

30 Days of Fandom Meme Day 04

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?

The short answer to this is: no. I never have had a muse character. Maybe that's because when I started writing fanfic, I only wrote in fandoms where there was (pretty much) only one pairing and two 'main' characters. Thus, by the time I moved on to multi-pairing, multi-character fandom, the habit stuck.

Even when I wrote 'team' gen stories in Buffyverse and NCIS, I didn't have a character who tried to push their way into a story, for example, Giles and Ducky respectively did appear in the vast majority of gen stories, but I never forced them to. The story either involved them or it didn't. The same applied when I wrote Buffy/Angel or any of the array of het and slash pairings I wrote in NCIS, if Giles or Ducky popped up, they did so because they were necessary; they were part of a story.

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