Aspen

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Fan
Name: Aspen
Alias(es): cursescar, humanhosepipe
Type: fan writer, vidder, moderator, webmaster
Fandoms: Harry Potter, Hanson, Gundam Wing, Veronica Mars, South Park, Firefly, Supernatural, many others
Communities: Walking the Plank, Nocturne Alley, Girls Today, etc.
Other: (retired)
URL: cursescar - fandom LJ, defunct
privetdrive - current fic community
humanhosepipe on YouTube - fanvids
Aspen's HP fics at Restricted Section
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Aspen was a fan writer most active in Harry Potter fandom. Though perhaps best known for her Harry/Draco story Daisychain!Draco and her Harry/Snape works, she was a multishipper who often wrote het and femslash as well as m/m slash.

Aspen's fics can now be found at the privetdrive community on LiveJournal. The comm is currently friendslocked but will accept members who provide an age statement.

Fannish History

From Slashcast Insider Interview with Aspen in 2007:

I've been in fandom for so long now. I started off in popslash fandom in 1998 and I started out with het, and that whole Mary Sue genre that you so often find in music and band oriented fandoms. But I'd actually written original slash before, so writing two guys together wasn't a new thing for me at all. I was in the habit of writing these really long, stupid, epic original stories about that time, when I was like 14 or 15. The main thing is, I was always interested in the character dynamics and relationships that I didn't feel like I could include or extend on in the main stories, so I was always writing these little slash excerpts, almost like fanfiction for my own fic. So yea, I slashed my own characters way before I knew other people were doing it in a fannish way. And I never even knew of slash before I was writing my own popslash and setting it up online.

It didn't take me long at all to start in. I started in 1998; I was writing slash in 1999 and it was all porn and- yea, I've always been a porn writer.

Notable Fanworks

Some of Aspen's Ron/Ginny fanfiction is available on FanFiction.Net as Pepper Imp, an account shared by Aspen and Altricial. Two of her Snape/Harry stories are still available at Walking The Plank.

References

  1. Daisychain!Draco at The Bottom!Draco Emporium.
  2. If that Mockingbird Won't Sing at Walking the Plank.