Wow, that's so cool! I totally remember the first fics I read on HPFF so it's actually a weirdly huge compliment to know that ^___^Speaking of which - was the first fic that you remember reading?
The first fic I read on HPFF was Match
. It was #1 most read at the time, and that's pretty much the only reason why (I didn't read much HP fics before). I read stories from the middle (because that's how I'd judge whether I'd like a story), so I started from chapter 19 and I didn't think I'd stick to reading it. But I kept going back, and I didn't know what was happening so I'd have to read the chapter before. And then before that and before that and before I knew it, I read my way backwards to chapter 1. And then read my way forwards.Your favourite Next-Gen character? (Mine are probably Albus and Dom - wow, that just shows my slight obsession with etc. etc., doesn't it?)
I love Hugo and Lucy as Aiedail and peppersweet characterize them, respectively. Hugo inspired a lot of Caper
's Albus. And Starving Artist
's Lucy is pretty much the only Lucy for my headcanon. Caper
's Lucy and Rose are a bit of an homage to SA
Oodles of inspiration from everyone.How do you come up with the awesome titles for your stories?
I think most of my titles are terrible xD The exception being etc. etc.
That one was a title I suggested for someone else, but it didn't quite fit her fic's mood. And I liked the title too much to leave it stray ...sooo I took it in.
And that's the only reason why etc.
exists today.The very first one-shot you wrote, and how did you come up with the inspiration for it?
The very first one-shot I wrote was for a challenge, two summers ago. It was a Cho fic and it's not on my author's page anymore. I had very adamantly stated back then that I was only at HPFF to finish writing my WIP Game
. But I caught an itch to write something dramatic, and so I entered a challenge. It was awful, but it taught me a lot about looking deeper into canon characters, and I look at Cho differently today because of it.
The first oneshot I wrote on my own accord was Unravelling
. It's the one one-shot that I'd say I wrote because I had to. It was my way of coming to terms with and remembering a time of my life that was very important to me and has made me a lot who I am. I wrote it as if I knew that the memories of my adolescence were slipping away (and I'm not sentimental nor do I write in a journal). I didn't want it to just vanish, so I interpreted it into this oneshot.Your very first story?
My very first HPFF story was Game. I don't remember why I wrote it except I was bored, but it was a very fun first fic to write and it taught me a lot. I've always had the loveliest readers for all of my fics.
My very first stories, period, are some stories I made up in 3rd grade, where I gave my friends and I all elemental powers (based on Pokemon, I think). And we'd play pretend and I'd write down our adventures. Oh, to go back to those days and do such silly things~I like sweets/chocolate/sugary things in general. What's your favourite?
Nothing beats a warm just-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookie.If you could meet one of your own characters - who would it be?
Part of me would like to say that I'd love to meet Oliver. Besides looking like Tom Hardy, he becomes a bona-fide celebrity... and I mean, he looks like Tom Hardy
. But I wouldn't know what to do except stutter in his presence.
But I think I'd like to meet Bea. She's the sort of person I can find myself getting along with. Loves to chat about her work - I can nerd out with her! And random biscuit runs are totally fine with me.Your favourite Next-Gen pairing?
I don't really have one, just because they can be written so differently. Scorpius/Lucy of SA are what I've shipped the most.What do you think of the Marauders era?
I've just never been very interested in the way it's usually written. I find that many stories fall into the trap of making the characterizations too limited. James is the foolish one, Remus is the quiet sensitive one, Sirius is the joking-but-brooding one, Peter is the forgotten one with the occasional glint of evil in his eye, Lily is perfect, etc.
Part of it is also the finality of that era. It's already happened. This is why Post-Hogwarts is my favorite era. I like my reminders of canon, but I also prefer to read something where the story can go just about anywhere, unhindered by the canon.Last question, promise - umm, hmm, this is hard, I think I've run out of them - your favourite male character that you've written?
After getting so far into the story, Caper
's Scorpius is my favorite now. I like most of the Scorpius-es I've written actually (sans etc.
Scorpius because he isn't anything but wallpaper there). There's a lot one can do with that sort of character, rich or formerly rich, pride and pressure, darkness in family history, themes of rebellion, and so on.
The Scorpius in And Capers Ensue
surprised me. He started as this ambitious boy who was naive despite his front. Standard rich-boy-doesn't-understand sort of thing. But then he became the true unexpected dreamer of the story. He's the one who believes in Bea's invention, and without that, the invention would have become another lost idea. Fighting against that is his desire to make his father proud of him (something that I'll get to expand on later). As Anjali often points out, these goals are mutually exclusive, and Scorpius believes that he can change that. The overarching plot is actually more about Scorpius than it is about Bea. It's his decisions that drive a lot of the story.WAIT! One last question! If you could be any one of your own characters, who would it be?
amirite? ... ahem. I think I'd like to be Bea. I wrote her as the kind of person that I admire. She's the type who gets fiercely protective of the people and things she loves and is extremely passionate about her inventing. She'd stay poor before being a sellout. And she's arguably the most emotional -- and willing to be emotional -- of all my main OCs.
As much as I admire people like that, people who can care about what they do so much be it a hobby like art or a cause like saving animals, I was never really fit for that personality myself, but it seems very exciting and fulfilling. I'm a bit of a Fred, too apathetic and safe for my own good.
Thanks for the questions! ^__^ phew this was long! and aha, yes you can call me Gina ;D
Edited by justonemorefic, 04 March 2012 - 09:47 PM.