I LOVE STALKERS. They are my brethren. Er, sisteren? And I love all reviews, long and short, capslocked or not ;D
I get dramatic music along with my questions? Spiffin'!Is Rona modeled after you? And if she is then you and I would get along great because I think Rona is hilarious.
Kiiiiind of? xD She's got most of my flaws. Paranoid, selfish, doesn't think before she speaks. I'm also quite stubborn and obsessive (I have a fangirl personality. It's the reason for the constant capslocking). I'm quite bossy too, I think, but less take-charge. And I think it's easier to talk to guys than girls in general because my interests tend to lean toward the male-oriented ones. But to say she's like me doesn't feel quite right, either. Probably because I'm much too bubbly. And I'm nicer (I think). And I'm a little less people-fail than I used to be. I'm a bubbly, nicer Rona. Of course, it would've been very likely that I'd turned out to be very much like Rona (the possibility was there), if I worked on my cynicism instead of my bubbliness during high school, but that's not how it went.
Sadly, I am not as witty in real life. All I have are my capslock and my saying things when I'm not supposed to. But I'm sure we'd get along ♥
Where did you get the personalities for Rona's quidditch team? They're brilliant! I love most of the boys (I'm not that big of a fan of Roger however I do love the pun Davis and gentlemen)
The boys aren't based on anyone in particular, but I do love to write all of them so endearingly, even the very minor ones. I know I focus most of my attention to Roger, Jeremy, and Jason, but I like to give each a bit extra to their personality as few lines as they get. Randolph and his desire to show off but hasn't got the backbone to defy Rona. Grant and Duncan, the fourth-years who spectate the seventh-years' drama with popcorn and bets in hand.
A lot of my characters started as a set role (Jason as comic relief, Jeremy as the best guy friend, Roger as the unreasonable antagonist), but I flesh them out and always keep in mind why they do what they do. Jason might seem just funny at first glance, but he's got a lot of heart. He really cares about keeping the team together like a family (which is also why I thought he made the most sense to take over as captain the next year, because I think he'd do brilliantly
Jeremy, I actually haven't got to explaining most of him yet. He shows up a lot more in the sequel. I really wanted to write a guy friend whom the main character just had ABSOLUTELY NO ROMANTIC PROBLEMS WITH (I ended up with one Rona/Jeremy shipper, but I swear, I wrote them without chemistry!). FUNNY STORY, I was talking to my beta friend about Jeremy and wondering who I based him off of, and I said, "Huh, everyone likes him and he's sensible and friendly but he kind of fails whenever anything romantic enters his life OH MY GOD HE'S YOU." (she's a girl, though).
Roger, I really wanted an antagonist that one couldn't entirely blame. (I mean, it's questionable whether Rona should have told the truth to her team or waited it out until after the match. It's a huge grey area and I'm surprised not more people argue about what was the right thing to do). I know almost everyone hates Roger, but he is very devoted to his team and he has his reasons for what he does. He made decisions that were harsh and emotionally charged and probably unreasonable, but he does come around. But I hope people do see that he's in a very tough spot as captain and he has to do what he thinks is right and sometimes it's the wrong way to go about things. But Oliver was
acting very suspicious most of the time; even many readers were fooled! What kind of music do you like?
I looooove my 'hipster indie music' as my beta friend likes to call it. My favorites are probably Regina Spektor, fun., The Format. Happy hand clap songs are a weak spot for me. I've got a lot of those 'happy songs with depressing lyrics' kind of songs. I also listen to a lot of K-pop (my favorites are Brown Eyed Girls and 2NE1, and a special place for the jazzy Winterplay), because dance-y songs for me are a lot better when I can't understand the words. I also just prefer Korean R&B songs over English ones.
Wicked \o/ I need to see that.What are your favorite authors? What kind of books do you normally read?
Robin McKinley and Terry Pratchett. I grew up reading fantasy novels and my favorites were always fairy tale adaptations. Robin McKinley does a lot of those and I love her original books too. I put up a thread in the Rec a Book forum for her that fully explains my spazz. And Terry Pratchett and his Discworld! I haven't got around to reading much yet, though I know much about its world. I read his Tiffany Aching books way back when, and I just love the witches. So SENSIBLE! Sadly, I haven't read much except fan fic recently ;A; But I've got some books for Christmas so I better get to them!
To reply to your statements! I wasn't aware Penny's a snob in most fan fic (I haven't seen her much in fic at all, actually)! I imagined Percy to be a bit whipped from her, actually xD Although I also imagine them to sit upon their high prefect throne, sipping tea and looking at all the lowly subjects. That too. And I can totally see the possibility of Penelope/Oliver. If I hadn't written Game, I would've totally written one. But I work on one personal canon, so that can't happen anymore xD
That signature totally brought me back into graphics making. Ah woe to my free time
Thanks for all the questions, fellow Ravenclaw!