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Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] inlovewithnight:
Ask me anything you want about any of my stories: how I thought of the idea, what I did to write it, what I was thinking when I wrote it, what I feel about it now, what I wish I'd done differently, etc. Or ask any of the characters from particular stories something you want to know, and get an answer from them. Or both.
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] nemo_gravis:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
Two books were equally close:
A) He lifted his hands, let them drop loosely to his sides. "Monsieur, how can I possibly sell it?" All the sadness in the world was in his voice.

B) The woman is disappointed; she is a devoted reader of Silas Flannery. "The novels I prefer," she says, "are those that make you feel uneasy from the very first page. . . ." // from the terrace of the Swiss chalet, Silas Flannery is looking through a spyglass mounted on a tripod at a young woman in a deck chair, intently reading a book on another terrace, two hundred meters below in the valley.
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I am a truly evil person. And I've been wanting to do that for ages, ever since the fic notifications for X-Men and Superman Returns began popping up in my mailbox.

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Date: 2006-07-31 09:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] likeadeuce.livejournal.com
Dammit. It's SHOW WES COOL!!!!

But -- yeah yeah, I giggled.

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Date: 2006-07-31 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alixtii.livejournal.com
*lets loose a sigh of relief*

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Date: 2006-07-31 10:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mymatedave.livejournal.com
I was reading your early fic "Maturity" and I wondered what, if anything would you change about and also, what made you write about Xander and Harmony?

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Date: 2006-08-01 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alixtii.livejournal.com
Well, remember that by "early" here, we mean early. "Maturity" is the second Buffy fic I started and the first I finished, and while I wrote some fanfic before Buffy (mostly Star Trek: Voyager; I have a half-dozen unfinished Naomi Wildman WIP's sitting on my harddrive) none of it became published on the web until after

"Maturity," like the beginning of the first draft (i.e. the version currently up at the Pit of Voles) of Windows of My Soul, was written at a point when Buffyverse canon was still open. Part of the impetus behind "Maturity," then was that it was (relatively) unjossable--compared to the hurdles I had to jump over to keep WoMS canon-compliant, "Maturity" fits in quite nicely. So the first reason I wrote "Maturity" was: because I could.

In the two and a half years I've been writing Buffy fanfiction, I've only written Xander a handful of times. So his appearance in "Maturity" pretty much only has to do with his canonical conversation with Harmony that starts my fic. The impetus behind the fic was Harmony; Xander was a convenient POV character and filter.

Harmony, pre-"Graduation Day," was shallow and vapid, but she was shallow and vapid in the way that Cordelia was; we never really (or at least I never really) doubted that she was a person, with her own concerns, and her own depths hidden from view. She had the capacity for growth. All of this was robbed from her in "Graduation Day"; after her vamping, her shallowness becomes so exaggerated and over-the-top that its mostly only good for humor (although vamp!Harm does certainly have her moments of pathos).

Vamp!Harmony seems to get all the love in fandom, which makes me sad because as much as I love her, I think I love human!Harmony even more, because she was a richer and more dramatic character. Macalaster might be a stretch, but her going to college post-SHS does seem like a likely lifepath, and now I really want to write an AU.

As far as would-have-dones, this was written before I really began to take my fanfic seriously, with only as much work put into it to convey the idea. It's very dialogue-heavy because I didn't care enough to put anything into it other than the dialogue and the angst. A few object correllatives would have served it well.

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