Hey there Lo! Thank you for stopping by!
1. Why did you decide to join the HPFF and HPFF forums community?
I'd found HPFF the boring way (googling Harry Potter fanfiction and clicking on whatever came up) and had been reading stuff here for quite a while. I stumbled on the forums and I found that there was such a lovely community spirit here, with everybody being really lovely and friendly to everyone else, and I wanted in. So I joined, and a bit later I published my first story, and it's safe to say I don't regret a moment of it.
2. You write mainly one-shots and smaller stories. Was it a challenge writing your NaNo novel?
Not really, actually - I don't think it's the writing that bothers me too much, especially because I didn't have to edit along the way. The thing that bothered me most was the editing that came later. I think it really helped that this story was a short story collection more than anything else, really. It revolves around a friendship so I didn't need to do a lot of continuous writing, which definitely helped me.
3. Where do you draw inspiration from?
Everything! A snippet of conversation with my friends, some of the lovely graphics on TDA, the Challenge section of the forums, other books. I think writing has become a real outlet for me and my writing often reflects my mood at the time.
4. What would you patronus be and why?
Hehe, I took this quiz once and it told me that I was a penguin. It was surprisingly accurate, quite scary actually, and the description was very right. So yep, I'd be a penguin.
5. What would you think of when conjuring a patronus?
Probably just me and my friends hanging out and cracking awful jokes and laughing until out sides hurt. For me, it's really the small things that make me happiest. Maybe just being with my family.
6. Out of all your MCs, which is your favourite and why?
Such hard questions! Uh, I think I can relate to Lily from Trapped most, actually. There was a stage in my life where I went through quite a tough period, and it was a very bitter, pent-up time for me, and Lily can share that sentiment. I like Freddie as well though, he's a fun person to write about. Jaz is just crazy, she's a blast to write as well. Oh dear, those are about three people. Is that cheating?
7. If you could ask J.K. Rowling one thing about the HP verse, what would it be?
Ohhh no, only one question? Darn it! Um, I'd probably ask something about Lily and James. Because they're my OTP, and I would love to know what the short-term, long-term and trigger reasons of what caused Lily to change her mind about James.
8. Which one of your stories are you absolutely, completely in love with and why?
I don't know! I love them all. Maybe my NaNo novel though, it's the first longer piece I wrote and because it was my first NaNo win, it will always have a special place in my heart. Also, friendship is something I absolutely treasure, and my NaNo novel is based around that.
9. Top 5 favourite fics on the archives and why?
Oh wow, this is hard! Right - in no particular order:
The Girl From Slytherin and Play The Devil by Jenna/Lululuna. The Girl From Slytherin because it's written in a beautiful style that sounds like prose, it's written from Astoria Greengrass' POV dutring the Second Wirarding War and because the layers and layers of detail in the story is stunning. Play The Devil because it deas with next-gen so realistically, because the War of the Roses is one of my favourite periods in history and because the premise of time-travel to the War of the Roses era is fascinating.
Acanthus by Kiana/patronus_charm. Acanthus because it's a wonderfully written suspense/mystery sort of story and it's what kind of got me to ship ScoRose.
Off The Rails by water_lily43175. Off The Rails because it deals with the world of Quidditch and the details here are absolutely fantastic. It deals very realistically with the pressures of being a sportsperson and the characterisation of James as he spirals down and then climbs up is fantastic.
Shut Up And Kiss me by Jack/soapman333. SUAKM because it was the first novel(la) I came upon when I discovered HPFF. It's a fluffy story and I adore reading fluffy puffy fluff, which is what this story is made of.
Wow, I hope that wasn't too long of an answer, haha!
10. Top 5 favourite spells and why?
Oh geez. Uh - Accio because it's super useful, I'd never lose anything again and I wouldn't have to get up to fetch anything. Silencio because I could get my friends to shut up whenever I wanted. Geminio so that I could duplicate money and go buy all the books I want. The Lumos charm so that I wouldn't need to switch on lights and I could have light anytime I need, and the Patronus Charm because I want to know what my patronus would actually be.
11. Am I allowed to ask about when we get to read your NaNo novel, or is that still top secret?
Haha no, you're allowed to ask!
I just might not tell you. Nah, I am trying to edit it! But it's awful, all the mistakes and just awful awkward things I somehow managed to stick into the silly little thing is making it a nightmare. It will be up soon, hopefully.
Thank you so much for all the lovely questions, Lo! I really enjoyed answering them all.
Edited by -BookDinosaur-, 03 February 2014 - 11:29 AM.