Five Things Solovei Said

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Title: Five Things Solovei Said
Interviewer: Claudia Rebaza
Interviewee: Solovei
Date(s): January 20, 2019
Medium: online
External Links: Five Things Solovei Said
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Five Things Solovei Said a 2019 Q&A guest post, conducted by the Organization for Transformative Works' Communications Committee with Solovei.

It is part of a series. See Five Things Said.


What made you decide to volunteer?

The year was 2015. I had just finished my Master’s in Library and Information Studies and was having trouble finding work, so I needed something to occupy my brain during the job search slog. I had gotten back into writing fanfic some months before after being too busy for it for a few years, when I saw that the OTW had opened applications for tag wrangling. I really loved cataloging and information management classes in library school, so this seemed like the perfect thing to satisfy my love for fiddly organization and make use of some obscure fandom knowledge.

What fannish things do you like to do?

I primarily read and write fanfic, though these days it seems that my to-read list is just getting longer and longer… I’ve been writing fic since the mid 2000’s, so I’ve been in fandom for a while! I also used to participate in roleplaying communities on LiveJournal, and I’ve been known to make an OTP fanmix or two. My fandoms are many and far-ranging, from obscure webcomics to very popular video games and anime. A friend had recently introduced me to Star Trek, so I’m diving into that fandom headfirst.