Bay City Library Interview with Provencepuss

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Title: Bay City Library Interview with Provencepuss
Interviewer: Wolfpup
Interviewee: Provencepuss
Date(s): September 2007
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Starsky & Hutch
External Links: interview is here, Archived version
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In 2007, Provencepuss was interviewed for the Bay City Library.

See List of Starsky & Hutch Fan Interviews.

Some Excerpts

I had already seen PMG in other stuff and thought he might be the sexiest man alive -- the show caught me for it's originality. I mean, Kojak and all the others were 'suits' and these guys looked like real people. I liked the story lines (until the fourth series) and the overall style. I also liked the idea that the people were as important as the story lines and that these two supercops could (and did) have feet of clay. They even cried.
September 2006. I wrote "In the Beginning" because that's how it came into my head. I started to write fanfic as a way to get into a writing habit. I knew I wanted to write, and fanfic gave me the framework to learn the skills. I'm still learning but I'm writing other stuff now
I find it easier to write from Starsky's POV than Hutch's. I tried to write slash -- but I laughed so much I had to give up. This doesn't mean I don't like slash -- I love a good laugh from time too, and I'm beta-ing a good slash writer. My current WIP is taking on some interesting aspects along those lines. I find action-packed moments difficult to write too (too many cliches).
I have a long history of having to re-read and re-read again everything I write (university, translating) so no I don't use a beta-reader. I re-read about 20 times -- aware that my brain expects to see the word, so my eye has to be alert. (I've re-read this so many times I hope I haven't missed a big blooper!) I hate the way Word thinks it knows better and 'corrects' something; but I find it a good format to work in; it keeps my ageing grey cells ticking. I beta for someone whom I consider to be an excellent writer (she writes slash and gen) and I also do a beta back-up for another writer who doesn't really always need me.
I have the problem that I get everything dubbed on French TV -- so I don't always know the original titles; there are a lot of crime investigation series that catch my attention: Experts; Cold Case; FBI Missing Persons (I think that's the real title -- the one with a Anthony Paglia); Law and Order etc. The re-make of Dragnet has a certain off-beat charm. I loved Hill Street Blues and Third Watch... ER can still grab my attention. But at the moment the one that stands out is House! I've been a Hugh Laurie fan for a long time. My sense of humour was tickled by Six Feet Under, but Nip and Tuck didn't get to my funny bone.