McShep Match Team Peace 2009 Interview with Leyna

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Title: McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with Leyna
Interviewee: Leyna
Date(s): August 8, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Stargate Atlantis
External Links: Team Interviews: Leyna: mcshep_peace, Archived version
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Leyna was interviewed in 2009 for McShep Match.

It is part of this series: McShep Match Interview Series.


How long have you been writing fan fiction and/or making fan art and/or whatever else (vids, knitted goods, pornographic gingerbread cookies)?

I started out in Blake's 7 fandom in its heyday, where I drew lots of fanart, wrote a truly horrendous story, and was the proud possessor of a Mary Sue (of whom I'm still rather fond). Wandered off into roleplaying and the SCA for many years and returned to fandom, lurked for years and became active again in 2007.

I lurk in lots of fandoms, but don't participate in many. The ones I'm currently active in are Supernatural, and dueSouth. I've also drawn art in other fandoms for a challenge or simply because I felt like it - Dr Who, FF10, Chess the Musical, Good Omens, NCIS, Heroes, Xfiles, BtVS. There are many othes, where I'm just waiting for the right excuse to come along.

Why do you ship McKay/Sheppard? What other SGA pairings do you ship?

They are both ferociously competant, fascinating, and complementary but different characters. They like each other, care about each other. They can be dorky together. Umm, I speak better through my art (yes, I like the secretly pining trope): I'm usually an OTC fan (I have one favourite and like them in various pairings), but SGA is my only OTP fandom, though I'm occasionally charmed by OT4 and Teyla/Rodney.

How long was the longest you worked on one of your pieces of art?

The most recent SPN art took 2.5 months, only because that was how long before I could post it. If not stopped I will keep working a painting and fiddling with it for months. One of the toughest lessons I have to learn is when to step away from a piece. I like having deadlines for that reason!