Sep. 23rd, 2015

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3: For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?

The O.C. - ha I'm sorry it's just hilarious to be reliving my time as an OC fangirl. I would say Ryan, because I always tend to cleave to the most vulnerable character on any given show...

Veronica Mars - again Logan for the vulnerable thing, but I'm sad I never got to write more Veronica perspective because she's probably one of my all time fave characters. She'd be really interesting to characterise I think, because there's so many layers. Plus, she's the Queen of Snark and that's my jam.

Sherlock - I am unrepentant Moriarty trash, god rest my soul. As long as he is a character on that show, I will probably continue to watch it, no matter how far Moffat tests my patience... Anyway his speech patterns are a lot of fun to write, and you have the bonus of reading them out loud in his accent, which is always enjoyable ;)

Merlin - it's hard to choose between Merlin and Arthur, although sometimes I feel like you can put a more original spin on Arthur's characterisation because canon left so many gaps wide open. My Arthur is usually slightly damaged in some way, and needs looking after (see above: most vulnerable character wins my undying affection).

I've also been writing Elyan recently which has been awesome, even if I'm still trying to settle on his characterisation. He's coming out quite whimsical at the moment, which is a bit unexpected... but not necessarily unwelcome.

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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?

Okay, I am drunk and my brain is mush but I'm determined to do this challenge so I'm just gonna say that Merlin usually tries to muscle his way in on stuff, and I usually let him because, you know, love that guy. But I should probs give him less free rein...

Weirdly, I'm writing Merlin as quite unpleasant for one of the fests coming up. Not dark, not angsty, not sadistic or power mad or corrupted. Just... not that nice. AND IT IS SO WEIRD. He's been my pivot character for so long that to write him as some kind of unimportant, not very nice side character is super bizarre (I really hope it works...)

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