All About Spike Interview with Doyle

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Title: All About Spike Interview with Doyle
Interviewer:
Interviewee: Doyle
Date(s): between 2002-2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Angel and Buffy
External Links: full interview is here; reference link
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Doyle was interviewed for All About Spike.

Series

For other interviews in this series, see All About Spike Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I was 11 or 12 and no matter how hard I sent brainwaves through the air, teenage boyband Take That just wouldn't kiss each other on TV. I had no idea what real person slash was, but I was scribbling it into notebooks. Then my attention migrated to DS9's Garak and Bashir. Mulder and Scully sucked me into het for a while before Alex Krycek seduced me back to slash. The stories I wrote were utterly horrible, worthy of the very worst of fanfic.net. I'm so glad I didn't have internet access then: all the training wheels stuff can stay where it belongs, in a drawer in the attic.
...it's always been fanfic I've written... how'd I get into Buffy fanfic, then. I'd been watching the show since Once More With Feeling; had a go at a few bits and pieces but never finished anything. Then the first ficathon came along, and I signed up, and suddenly I *had* to finish a story. And it was Buffy/Wesley, not a pairing I'd ever thought about. Looking back, I can see the flaws with that story, but I still like it very much. And as everybody knows, ficathons are crack. I've done something like fifty of them (!), written some incredibly bizarre pairings, and had a blast. Oh, and written some stuff that wasn't for a ficathon, but those stories are few and far between...
Finding new ways to say the same thing. Kisses are hard to write. Sex is manageable because there's more, ah, room for variation, but a kiss is just a kiss, etc. This is probably why I find myself writing more gen stuff.