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18: Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?

Hmmm... nowadays it might be more likely to be other people or kink memes or fests etc. When I started, it was just me. I came into the Merlin fandom knowing I wanted to write a fic about Merlin having anorexia and I wanted to write one about Arthur being abused at home, and then after that I just sort of played it by ear.

The most specific bunny I had was meeting an awesome lady farmer who told me how lambing season worked, and instantly knowing I had to put that in a fic somehow. Thus City Slicker was born...

19: When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?

I have an ideas document and it is such a hot mess. Lines I wanted to save for later, odd paragraphs of fic, prompts, things people said in Chatzy... and then just a single note at the bottom that says: 'Catboy Merlin'. Sigh.

20: Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

YES! Let me rave forever about how fantastic the Merlin fanartists are. My tumblr is basically all art reblogs, and I get bunnied a lot by them. But to be honest I am nervous to write a fic for them sometimes in case they don't like it! Which is silly and I should get over it and just write that one Whimsycatcher fic I am burning to write because damn...

1: How did you first get into writing fanfic, and what was the first fandom you wrote for? What do you think it was about that fandom that pulled you in?
2: Name the fandoms you've written in, and how much you've written in that fandom, and if you still write in it.
3: For each of the fandoms from day two, what were your favorite characters to write?
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?
5: If you have ever had a character try to push their way into a fic, whether your "muse" or not, what did you do about it?
6: When you write, do you prefer writing male or female characters?
7: Have you ever had a fic change your opinion of a character?
8: Do you write OCs? And if so, what do you do to make certain they're not Mary Sues, and if not, explain your thoughts on OCs.
9: Pairings: For each of the fandoms from day two, what are your three favorite pairings to write?
10: Pairings: Have you ever gone outside your comfort zone and written a pairing you liked, but found you couldn't write, or a pairing you didn't like, and found you could?
11: Genre: do you prefer certain genres of fic when you're writing? What kind do you tend to write most?
12: Have you ever attempted an "adaptation" fic of a favorite book or movie but set in a different fandom?
13: Do you prefer canon or fanon when you write? Has writing fanfic for a fandom changed the way you see some or even all of the original source material?
14: Ratings: how high are you comfortable with going? Have you ever written higher? If you're comfortable with NC-17, have you ever been shocked by finding that the story you're writing is G-rated instead?
15: Warnings: What do you feel it most important to warn for, and what's the strangest thing you've warned for in a fic?
16: Summaries: Do you like them or hate them? How do you come up with them, if you use them?
17: Titles: Are they the bane of your existence, or the easiest part of the fic? Also, if you do chaptered fic, do you give each chapter a title, or not?
18: Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka "bunnies") from?
19: When you have bunnies, do you sit down and start writing right away, or do you write down the idea for further use?
20: Do you ever get bunnied from other people's stories or art in the same fandom?

21: Sequels: Have you ever written a sequel to a fic you wrote, and if so, why, and if not, how do you feel about sequels?
22: Have you ever participated in a fest or a Big Bang? If so, write about your favorite experience in relation to one. If not, are there any you've thought about doing? And if not, why not?
23: When you post, where do you post to? Just your journal? Just an archive? Your own personal site?
24: Betaing: How many betas do you like to use to make sure there aren't any major flaws in your fic? Do you have a Beta horror story or dream story?
25: Music: Do you listen to music while you write? Do you make playlists to get into a certain "mood" to write your fic? Do you need noise in general? Or do you need it completely quiet?
26: What is the oddest (or funniest) thing you've had to research for a fic?
27: Where is your favorite place to write, and do you write by hand or on the computer?
28: Have you ever collaborated with anyone else, whether writing together, or having an artist work on a piece about your fic?
29: What is your current project or projects?
30: Do you have a favorite fic you've written? What makes it your favorite? And don't forget to give us a link

Date: 2015-10-12 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nomical.livejournal.com
I feel you on that ideas doc. Cat boy Merlin made me laugh.

Date: 2015-10-14 09:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polomonkey.livejournal.com
I really must write it soon!

Date: 2015-10-12 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I think I want to read catboy!Merlin now. :-)
And you definitely should write for whichever of Whimsy's wonderful artworks it is. I bet they'd be really pleased.

Date: 2015-10-14 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polomonkey.livejournal.com
Oh God Clea, it's the spanking one from pornathon because you know I am nothing if not predictable...

Date: 2015-10-14 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clea2011.livejournal.com
I was hoping you were going to say that - I love that picture! I really want to read this fic if you write it.

Date: 2015-10-17 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polomonkey.livejournal.com
Yay, ok, so I have one vote for it anyway!

Date: 2015-10-13 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brunettepet.livejournal.com
Catboy!Merlin will never get old.

Date: 2015-10-14 09:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polomonkey.livejournal.com
I know! I must have read every fic out there at least three times!

Date: 2015-10-14 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
Catboy!Merlin, Yesss. If you write this I will make you all the arts :D

Date: 2015-10-14 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polomonkey.livejournal.com
Oooooh oh my gosh!! Is that a promise? *rushes to open up a Word doc*

Date: 2015-10-14 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] narlth.livejournal.com
After I finish horror, yup a promise :)

Date: 2015-10-17 12:35 am (UTC)

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