September 20th, 2011

btvs - spike write: sdwolfpup

Fic meme, Day One

I'm trying to get back into the habit of posting every day, hence my random confessionals at night, but cindergal is doing this, and enigmaticblues did it earlier this year, so I'm going to do this fic meme, too.

Day 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?

I discovered fanfic even existed when I was living in the UK, stuck at home pregnant, and hooked on Buffy. I had mainlined the first 5 seasons and was waiting for season 6 to start, which in the UK meant months because it was delayed in broadcasting over there four months after it premiered in the US. So I went online to try and discover ways to watch it sooner, and learned fanfic even existed.

Some of it was pretty darn bad, but others gave me hope. Then I read Kantayra's "The Seventh Slayer" and learned, wow, fanfic could be long and plotty, too! It was a combination of both of those that got me trying my hand at it. I've always been a writer in one way or another, but I had gotten away from prose in high school when I discovered theater. That stuck for a long time because I worked in theater and film for over a decade, which meant I wrote plays and screenplays in between the acting and editing. Falling back into prose wasn't easy, but I was so desperate for anything Buffy, I needed to create something for my own enjoyment. That need is what ultimately sucked me into writing for the fandom, and the support and friends I made in the Spuffy community kept me there for years.

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eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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The A/C is still broken, but we think we've figured out what the problem is. See, a week or so ago, PG&E installed something as part of their SmartAC program, something Craig thought would be a good idea. But Craig checked our electrical usage since it was installed. It's dropped by over a third, without us changing anything obvious. So we're pretty sure that the A/C has been nonoperational since it was put on, and we were too busy to notice it wasn't as cool as it could've been. We spent a good part of the weekend outside, and only in the house evenings when it was already cooling down. Craig's going to be talking to them in the morning, and hopefully, we can get all this reversed.

No writing today, because I spent a good part of the morning doing a lot of other jobs, then the afternoon at Alicia's softball game, and dinner out because I wasn't going to cook and make the house even hotter. Today it hit 100. Fall can get here any time.