Ask the Author: beckaandzac

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Title: Ask the Author: beckaandzac
Interviewee: beckaandzac
Date(s): May 17, 2012
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Supernatural
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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beckaandzac was interviewed for Supernatural Roundtable.

Some Excerpts

I've been writing fanfic since before I could write (Star Trek: TNG killed off my favorite character, Tasha Yar, when I was four; I needed a fix-it), but until I fell headfirst into Harry Potter fandom in 2004 I'd never really been in a fandom, per se. I shipped Remus/Sirius hard, and I wrote a bunch of fic, and I made friends with people on the internet who loved the things I loved as much as I did. Amazing! I hung out in HP fandom for years almost exclusively. And then a real life friend of mine who was also fannish told me I should watch Supernatural, and we marathoned all of season one right before season two started airing (I'm so glad I didn't have to wait through that hiatus, y'all). I was still writing mostly HP then, but I started to dabble, writing little gen and het pre-series stories. I didn't ship Wincest in the beginning, and I remember having a conversation with someone back then about how pointless I thought RPF AUs were, because why wouldn't you just write original fic?? Well, guess what…

I think part of it was sometimes having a story idea sparked by an episode, since going from a book fandom to a TV fandom, there was is just more constant new canon, and there was always some new neat thing to think about. And I discussed SPN a lot with the friend I first watched it with, so that was a lot of the motive to write because we were always saying, "Well, what about this line?" and "What do you think happened in the past here?"

I looooove poly fic. There is just so much to get into there, and so many ways a relationship can work. I hope you like them!

What brought me to Wincest was "Mystery Spot". Like, up to that point I sort of saw the tension between Sam and Dean, but I couldn't imagine either of them ever being desperate enough to act on it, and then Sam in that episode is just insane with hurt and grief, and I thought, Well, actually… And I got into it from there. It was like the Wincest switch got flipped in my head. I think it's absolutely canon that no one else could understand Sam and Dean like they understand each other, and for me that's where Wincest comes from.

The RPF AU thing… I don't even know. I think I didn't get that there was any kind of common ground between AUs because the only RPF I'd read had been non-AU, and that's such a different dynamic in terms of what you're trying to be true to. And the more I read of it, the more it made sense to me. But I can't even articulate WHY very well.