Bay City Library Interview with Rebelcat

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Title: Bay City Library Interview with Rebelcat
Interviewer: Wolfpup
Interviewee: Rebelcat
Date(s): December 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Starsky & Hutch
External Links: interview is here, Archived version
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Rebelcat was interviewed in 2006 for Bay City Library.

Some Excerpts

I don't think I would have got sucked into writing fanfic in the first place, if it weren't for the feedback. It's addicting. And not just the positive stuff! I've learned a lot from the constructive criticism I've received as well. Feedback keeps me coming back for more. When I'm feeling alone all I have to do is post a story and suddenly I'm feeling the love again. "Postscript" is by far the story I've received the most positive feedback for....It's the longest and most ambitious, and I created an entire universe in that novel. I still receive feedback on that one, even now. Although, honestly, my personal favorite is "Revelation." I'm very proud of the writing I did in that story, especially the descriptive passages. I go back every now and again to read it. The feedback I got for that story was more detailed and though-provoking than with any of my other stories.
I've gotten heavily involved in the Professionals lately. Which is kind of Starsky and Hutch with more blood, more angst, and a much meaner, ruthless Dobey. But I've only written one gen fic in that fandom. Gen is easy to write in S&H, because we know those two will love each other no matter what. The sex is pretty much irrelevant to their basic relationship. Whereas, I don't think Bodie and Doyle from the Professionals really have anything holding them together beyond possibly the foxhole syndrome of working in a job with a ridiculously high body count. So, I find I keep slashing them just to keep them from killing each other.
I like the hurt, but I need my comfort, too. And not too much hurt, or I start giggling.
'Tap Dancing!' Absolutely my favorite [episode], just for all the innuendo, and Starsky pinching Hutch's butt! Because, after all, he did say, "Somebody pinch me!" And the hotdogs! And the Cowboy and the Ay-rab in the funny shoes! Oh, everything about that ep! ... 'The Set Up!'[is my least favorite]. Terry Nash must die. And the worst crime? It was boring! It dragged! And exposition fairies kept popping out of the woodwork and talking and talking and they wouldn't shut up! And it's not like they were talking about anything interesting, like Starsky's dad, nooo... they had to carry on about Terry-effin'-Nash. But, the Black Baron was kind of cool, and they did blow up the Torino. Though we didn't get to see nearly enough Starsky angst over that. I wanted to see him cry... Because you know he did!