Lois & Clark Nfic Archive Interview with Jen Stosser

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Title: Lois & Clark Nfic Archive Interview with Jen Stosser
Interviewee: Jen Stosser
Date(s): 2002
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
External Links: full interview is here, Archived version
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In 2002, Jen Stosser was interviewed for the Lois & Clark Nfic Archive.

See that site for others in this series.

Some Excerpts

Since before it aired on TV in Oz. A friend from NJ taped the first three eps and converted them for me to PAL as an Xmas present one year. I think I may have been one of the first Aussies to see the show, because I went to a comics convention a little while later (I think maybe in March, '94?) where they were showing the Pilot on a big screen and I was going "I've seen that!" and they all wanted to know how! I watched and taped right from the beginning, but it wasn't till the following year (probably in March again - I was pregnant with Megan then) when I attended another comics convention in Sydney this time, that I met another FoLC (anyone remember Mel Rich?) who let me know about on-line folcdom. She had a whole lot of printed out spoiler notes, which I read avidly, and when I got home, I pestered Joe to set up mIRC for me, in the good old days when I had 90 minutes of online time allowed per day. I quickly got addicted!

My first fanfic was a collaborative effort with another FoLC; I had an idea for an nfic, and shopped it around a little; the story came out in the end nothing like my original idea, but a good story nonetheless. It's called The Private Life of Clark Kent, or Practice Makes Perfect. I'm not sure where it's now available on the 'net. I would like to write MY idea into a story one day <g>. I was also involved in one or two round robin stories, apart from the one story I've done of which more details below.

I read a heck of a lot, and often used to get ideas from what I had read elsewhere. I guess I did a lot of what might have been termed fanfic when I was a kid. I wrote a Mary-Sue Pern story once, and a variety of Superman stories. The only non-derivative story I've ever done was still a superhero one; it involved a girl who, having had cancer that was in remission, decided to do stuff to help people, and decided to put on a mask to do it. I'm in awe of people who can write truly original stories!