McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with reddwarfer and djin7

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Title: McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with reddwarfer and djin7
Interviewer:
Interviewee: reddwarfer and djin7 (Leila and D.J.)
Date(s): August 13, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Stargate Atlantis
External Links: McShep Match: Team War, Archived version
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Contents

reddwarfer and djin7 was interviewed in 2009 for McShep Match.

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

Excerpts

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

Leila: In mid 2004, I realised the internet was more than just a place to read email and access my college's blackboard acct. It was then I discovered Harry Potter fandom and began writing astoundingly bad HP fanfiction. I like to think I've improved over the years and gained many fandoms along the way.

D.J.: Fic? Since my BtVS (Buffy) days, late '90's. Pornographic gingerbread… possibly since the mid 80's? (that decade's kinda hazy, if you get my drift.)

Leila: I am currently in more fandoms than I can handle. Although, most of them are small or for dying/dead fandoms. Harry Potter, SGA, TeniPuri and FMA are the larger ones. I'm also involved in Wild Adapter, Saiyuki, Bus Gamer, Honeycomb, Stigma, Silent Hill, Loveless, Peacemaker Kurogane, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and Red Dwarf (and Psych, Death Note, X-Files and other things very rarely)

D.J.: Without even knowing it, many times in my youth I sampled the phenomena (who knew they were called 'fandoms'? I always called it 'stalking'.) I have concrete evidence I am/was involved actively in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Fullmetal Alchemist, and now SGA. Nothing I do can ever erase it all, I fear. *hides*

(Leila isn't going to mention it in her list, but I have concrete evidence she whored about in the Twifandom, oh yes she did, no matter how much I begged her not to!)

(I admit nothing.)

What do you enjoy most about SGA and/or SGA fandom?

Leila: I love the show because of Rodney. I don't think I'd have watched it if it weren't for him. As for fandom, I love it because everyone seems fairly literate (and SANE). (It seems a trivial thing, but considering some of my other fandoms... Let's just say it's not something I take for granted anymore.)

D.J.: It's a TV fandom, which gives the best head. Er, what I mean is characterizations and canon are more thoroughly defined, and therefore better handled on a fandom level. Boy, that sounds WAY more serious than I normally care for. The fic doesn't suck. There. That's better.


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!)

Leila: I have a few tells. One, I write a lot of references in my fics. To literature or pop culture or Red Dwarf and stuff like that. I mention gaming a bit, especially when writing about guys. I really do try not to end sentences with prepositions, even in fanfic. I also tend to write stuff that seems like it's going to have a happy end, but then attempts to rip your heart out. (I've done that a few times.) Um. I like to write characters who stay together, despite what's best for them. Completely dysfunctional sorta-happy-but not really endings.

D.J.: I like circles. The end is at the beginning. I open at the close. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. A snake eating its own tail. Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows! Er...what am I talking about, again? Oh, yeah, right. I like circles...