Ask the Author: arlad (alasse)

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Title: Ask the Author: arlad (alasse)
Interviewee: arlad/alasse
Date(s): December 12, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Supernatural
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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arlad (alasse) was interviewed for Supernatural Roundtable.

Some Excerpts

I started reading fanfiction when I was 12 – Lord of the Rings, a great start for reading but a very intimidating one for writing – and I’ve never stopped since, reading LoTR (where my preference for slash eventually started, too, through Legolas/Aragorn), ER, Buffy, Alexander, and finally writing for Brokeback Mountain and Queer as Folk before I serendipitously left the TV on the WB and Bad Day at Black Rock was playing. I’d seen some QaF writers I loved writing Supernatural but it wasn’t until that one episode made me laugh, worry and care about Sam and Dean that I decided to give it a shot… and the rest is history, a history that includes mainlining seasons 1 and 2 in a weekend, spending a few sleepless nights going through epic rec lists of Sam/Dean and Jared/Jensen stories and generally falling in love with this damn show, its actors, and the wonderful people in its fandom. Since then, though very intimidated by the sheer amount of talent around, I’ve written quite a few stories, even attempting BigBang, which was challenging and amazing and sleep-depriving. I’ve basically written Sam/Dean and Jared/Jensen with one gen exception; as to the type of stories I write, well, I have a thing for trying to fix things between Sam and Dean so a lot of my stories serve as episode codas, and basically all of my J2 one-shots are absolute schmoop – schmoop that has mutated, even, since at least three of my alleged one-shots have become ‘verses.
I ADORE the J2 relationship, both the non-au side of it and what authors constantly convey even in AU - that incredible connection between the boys, that once-in-a-lifetime friendship that turns to love so easily. There's a chemistry between them that you don't see quite so clearly in otehr pairings and I LOVE how so many talented authors play off it - my favorite thing is recognizing them even in AU fic, if that makes sense. As for Sam/Dean - good god, how they love each other. It's insane and co-dependent and INTENSE and unhealthy and so beautiful - they are each other's WORLD, because their world is, after all, so very claustrophobic, and I loooove exploring that ONLY YOU ONLY YOU ONLY YOU in stories - those are my favorite, btw, the ones where the OTP of it all comes through (which is why I have a HUGE kink for bonded!boys, hahahahaha)