COCO CHANNEL Interview with Scarlet
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|Title:||"An interview with the author"|
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Although conducted at a similar time, it was not among the COCO CHANNEL interviews posted to the COCO CHANNEL website, and the interview follows a different format than ones on the website. See List of Star Trek Fan Interviews.
SSD: If you write Slash and/or FanFic, how much and what did you read before the 'hey-man-I-wanna-do-this!' light went on?
I had only read a few stories on the Trekslash site when that 'hey-man-I-wanna-do-this!' light went on. But at the same time, the red warning light started blinking to remind me that English is not my native language, I don't know enough about the Trekiverse (have always been too busy drooling over the gorgeous characters to pay any attention to technical details), and anyway I couldn't write erotica to save my life even in my own language. I did toy with the idea of writing something about a really odd couple, like Chapel/Uhura, in the hope that somebody would say, "well, nice try, kid, at least you show some IDIC spirit." I actually started on that story. I quickly tore it up, and the world is a better place for it.
SSD: Who was your first beta and how did you and he/she get together?
You should remember, Karmen -- it was you! I sent you feedback for your first post to ascem, the enchanting The Return. In your reply, you asked if I had written any stories of my own. I of course replied that this was impossible because of the language barrier. You very kindly answered that you did not believe this would be a problem, and graciously offered to check the language if I decided to give it a try. I started writing that very night.
SSD: What are your top five favorite stories?
Not necessarily in this order:
There are many other stories that I love very much, but these are stories I regularly find myself remembering and contemplating.