Immeritus Interview with Maeglin Yedi

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Title: Immeritus Interview with Maeglin Yedi
Interviewer: Pen and Moon
Interviewee: Maeglin Yedi
Date(s): April 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2006, Maeglin Yedi was interviewed for Immeritus by Pen and Moon.

Others in the Series

See Immeritus Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

[I discovered Harry Potter fandom] September 2002. I'd discovered fanfiction about six months prior, when searching for Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode guides on the net, and I was hooked from the start. I read Buffy and LotR fanfiction for about six months, and then decided to give HP fanfiction a go, since I was already a fan of the books. I've been in the HP fandom ever since.
I'm a firm believer of the fantasy vs reality theory. I write fiction—fantasy—and the characters I write about aren't real people, and thus nothing is taboo, because it's simply not real. There are subjects I don't think I'll ever write, such as Mpreg or cross-dressing, not because I think they are wrong, but because they just don't interest me much. And I'd never censor my own work: I put up clear warnings, so readers know what to expect. That's enough for me... I've written just about everything. My fics range from romantic humor to dark non-con. I love all genres, and I write whatever strikes my mood, really. If by genres you mean 'slash, het or gen', then I mostly write slash and occasionally gen. I have written het, but since most female characters in the HP fandom don't interest me much, I just don't get a lot of ideas for it. I've never written femslash in the HP fandom. Not because I don't like femslash (because I do), but because I just don't see the same dynamics between the female characters as I do between the male characters.
I'm a slasher, for several reasons: I like the idea of slash (two or more guys getting it on is hot), and I like a lot of male characters and the dynamics between them. But the HP fandom is large, and there is also a huge het following (think Snape/Hermione, Harry/Hermione, Ron/Hermione, etc). Both slash and het are equally big in this fandom, I think. It has never affected my work: I write what I like, simple as that. As for why slash, I think the reason is simple. Straight and bi women like men. And what's better than one man? Right, two men. Together. For me, it's also the fantasy aspect of it. I get het in real life. Slash (two men together) is something I'll never experience in real life, because I'm a woman. So that makes it even more interesting to read and write about. At least for me.