McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with taste is sweet

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Title: McShep Match Team War 2009 Interview with taste is sweet
Interviewer:
Interviewee: taste is sweet (Leah)
Date(s): August 6, 2009
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Stargate Atlantis
External Links: Team Interviews: taste_is_sweet: mcshep_war, Archived version
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taste is sweet 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?

Kind of forever. When I was a little kid, I would end up telling my sister what we called 'superhero stories' for hours on end, all about the characters from our favorite cartoons, specifically G-Force (the Anime, not the Guinea Pigs) and Super Friends (Wondertwin powers activate!).

I got to SGA via Star Trek: Enterprise, believe it or not. That was my first 'official' fandom, where I was part of a Yahoo Group run by the marvelous wpadmirer. Luckily, most of my friends from that show jumped into SGA, so I followed. :)

Your AUs are always very rich in details and realistic world-building. Does it require a lot of research to be able to do this? When you create a world/culture/part of a culture (ex. robots being a common thing), do the consequences come fully visualized in your head? Or do bits and pieces come to you as you write?

Thank you for the compliment. :) Most of my stories require at least some research, either of the show canon itself and/or real-world things (the story links at the bottom of my Scruffy AI fics show a lot of the kind of research I do). When it comes to the culture of an AU world (such as in the Scruffy AI series), what makes me want to write a story in that 'verse in the first place is the potential consequences of the differences from our reality, at least on the small-scale of the Atlantis expedition. For example, I'll start wondering what life would really be like for John if he could turn into a centaur, and then end up writing a whole story about it.