McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with ladyamarra

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Title: McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with ladyamarra
Interviewee: ladyamarra (ami)
Date(s): August 18, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Stargate Atlantis
External Links: McShep Match: Team War, Archived version
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ladyamarra 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)?

Uh... I think my first Fanfic ever posted was in 2000. A German SG-1 fic that has vanished in the net a couple of years ago. I started my english stuff in 2003 with a series of POTC vampire AU fics. There were several fics about Inuyasha, Lord of the Rings, Troy, and Stargate Atlantis in the last years, and two times SgaBigBang.

I do art pretty much as long as I can remember, studied it in the time between 2003 and 2008, and have tons of it all over the net. Much of it pops up now and again, and I don't even know it's mine. It wasn't always good, especially the digital stuff, but lately I'm kind of proud on what I'm doing and even earn some money with it now and again.

As far as creative processes go, what type of writer/artist are you? Do you create an outline/find photo references/make maps, etc., or do you jump in and go with the flow?

That depends. When I write, I start out with an idea and follow the characters where they go. The downside of that is that dead ends are usually parts of the whole thing, followed by a lot of deleting and headaches that even gay porn can't cure.

The art process is a lot better. I have a idea, make a draft, figure out if I need references, where I get the stock pictures for it, and bring the show on the road. But I think that's the fault of one of my art professor and the torture lessons on organisation he put us through in preperation for our yearly art shows.

Why do you ship McKay/Sheppard? What draws you to the pairing, what do you like and dislike? Favourite scenes or episodes? Quotes? Screencaps? What other SGA pairings do you ship?

The first Slash I ever read was Jack/Daniel. It took some time getting used to that. Then Sheppard and Rodney came along and I was instantly in love with their friendship. There was a chemistry right from the first episode that just needed to be turned into more. And let's be honest guys, in the early seasons it didn't take much to imagine them getting down and dirty as soon as they were alone.

My favourite episode is the "Tao of McKay". Period. There are good episodes after that, but Ignore most of them in favour of my sanity - and the dislike of a female character.

The next best pairing is Parrish/Lorne.

What are your 'tells'? How can a fic of yours be spotted in the wild? (again, go ahead and make origami out of the truth!)

Usually, it's either naked vampire Pirates, naughty (naked) dog demons, needy (naked) hunters that do a lot of illegal things with each other - although that one's not finished yet - or german sentence structure with english words.