Del Floria's Interview with Reera the Red

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Title: Del Floria's Interview with Reera the Red
Interviewer: Del Floria (Live Journal)
Interviewee: Reera the Red
Date(s): October 13, 2013
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Man from U.N.C.L.E.
External Links: full interview is here; Archive
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Del Floria's Interview with Reera the Red is an interview with a Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan.

It is part of a series at Del Floria's. See Del Floria's Interview Series.


How did you find yourself in MFU Fandom?

I honestly can’t remember for certain. In the mid-1990s I was on a bunch of fannish elists, and I think I found my way to the MFU-specific ones via one of the multi-fandom slash lists, probably Virgule. I joined Channel-D fairly early in its history, though I wasn’t there right from the start.

I started what became in the spring of 1997, and had begun to add MFU images to the site by the end of that year. I was working from videotape back then, of course, which was much slower and more laborious than doing captures from DVD, as I do now. MFU was the third or fourth show I added to the site – it started with U.F.O., then Blake’s 7, and MFU and The Professionals came in at about the same time.
How did you find MFU stories, zines/online/other? Zines. That’s where the action was when I got into the fandom; online stories hadn’t gotten a foot in the door yet. I picked up a number of MFU zines, mostly slash; still have some of them. Nowadays it’s almost all online, of course, so I’m involved in archiving and indexing online fanfic. Over the past couple of years I’ve started e-formatting stories I like and putting them on my Kindle, as that makes for more convenient reading.
What are your half dozen favorite MFU fanfic stories that you would take to a desert island with you for the weekend, same for episodes?

Hmm… I don’t have a few specific favorites, since what I’m in the mood for varies from day to day, but looking through what I’ve re-read fairly often, I’d say these are some likely candidates:

Damn, that’s seven, isn’t it? Oh, well; I’ve already left out a bunch. I don’t have to take only half a dozen; I’ve got a Kindle.

For episodes, see favorites above, though I’d much rather take a compilation of favorite bits and pieces from throughout the series. That’s how I watch them, anyway; I very seldom watch an episode all the way through in a civilized, linear fashion.