Better know a fic author: xyai

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Title: Better know a fic author: xyai
Interviewer: Fanauthor Workshop
Interviewee: xyai
Date(s): November 19, 2017
Fandom(s): Yuri!!! On Ice, Captive Prince, Star Trek: AOS
External Links: Fan Author Workshop
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Better know a fic author: xyai is a 2017 interview with xyai.

It was posted for Fanauthor Workshop.


when did you join fandom, and what were your first experiences with fanfiction?

I got into fandom around 2000 or so, though I’ve been fannish since early elementary school. I recall roleplaying Yu-Gi-Oh and Digimon with friends without knowing that was what we were doing. For a few years, I wrote terrible dialogue crack!fic and posted it on I didn’t stumble upon my first slash fic (Good Omens!) until 2003. Since then, I’ve gone through a spate of fandoms, the main ones being Hetalia, Star Trek AOS, Captive Prince, and Yuri!!! On Ice.

I’m more active as a fanartist than a fic writer. Since 2013 or so, I’ve averaged 1 fic per year. Writing is always a laborious production, but I fucking love that sense of immersion.

what fandom are you in now and what brought you here?

I am adrift in fandom right now; my last two were Yuri!!! On Ice (I was induced to watch the pilot bc my dash provided scintillating preview gifs) and Captive Prince (a friend sent me the self-published PDFs, knowing how dearly I love court intrigue). I still think about CP a great deal (and probably will forever), but I’m not as involved in fandom anymore. Seeking next major attachment, though not actively.

what projects are you working on right now?

I have a bunch of Captive Prince WIPs lying around, but who knows whether I’ll ever finish them. I’m working on original short stories (literary and sci-fi/fantasy) to use in applications for grad school and workshops. I’m also going to take on NaNoWriMo! Probably! That’ll either be a YA fantasy novel or a queer romcom.