October 21st, 2011

btvs - spike write: sdwolfpup

Fic meme, Day Twenty

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

Visual art, most definitely. I'm not an artist, and I'm incredibly visually oriented so it's VERY easy to trigger bunnies this way. Ridiculously easy. I mean, didn't we all do this as kids? See a picture and make up stories about what was happening in it, or what had happened, or what was to come? I used to imagine getting sucked into pictures all the time (anybody who knew me before I started writing fanfic would not have been surprised by Rhapsody AT ALL, lol). That's one reason why I have such a hard time resisting those reverse art-athons where you get to pick a banner or wallpaper or something and write something based on it.

Other stories, that's more gray. I do my best to turn off the what if part of my brain when I read because I know what it's like to have your stories and ideas stolen from you. However, it does happen occasionally, but I rarely, rarely act on them. There is one very specific time I did, though, and I was upfront when I started posting the story. When I read elsaf's A Cricket in California, I fell in love with the idea of a Buffy/William story. It gnawed at me a long time, because I adored William so much in Elsa's work. I finally came up with the idea for Legions of True Hearts and away it went. I made sure to credit her when I started posting, too, because even though our stories have almost nothing in common except William, it was the whole reason I bunnied on it in the first place. Plus, Elsa's is a wonderful story. I wanted more people to read it. :)

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