Meet your Starsky and Hutch fic writers: HardboiledBaby

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Title: Meet your Starsky and Hutch fic writers: HardboiledBaby
Interviewer: dawnebeth
Interviewee: HardboiledBaby
Date(s): April 21, 2016
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Starsky & Hutch
External Links: online here; archive link
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Meet your Starsky and Hutch fic writers: HardboiledBaby is a 2016 interview.

It was conducted by dawnebeth and posted at starsky_hutch.


Q: What made you start writing stories? Had you written fic in other fandoms?

A: There is a quote by W. Somerset Maugham on my LJ sidebar: "We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to." That's basically it, for me. After I read a bunch of fanfic and wallowed happily in the expanded 'verses that these stories created, I began to realize that I had some stories of my own to tell. This came as a huge surprise, as aside from some tabletop RPG scenarios and character backstories, I hadn't done any 'creative writing' since I was in school (a very, very long time ago); and even then, it hadn't been my favorite subject. So yeah, fandom can blame itself for my writing :D

My first fic was posted in March 2009, an Alias Smith and Jones fic. S&H came very shortly thereafter, as well as a handful of other fandoms.

Q: What is your favorite story that you wrote? In the fandom?

A: Hmm, I don't have one that stands out as an all-time, hands-down favorite. Right now I'll say "Double Date" (but ask me again tomorrow, and I might pick something else).

As for favorite out of the whole fandom? That's a nigh-impossible choice. Ours is an old and venerable fandom, and we've had truly talented authors gift us with wonderful S&H stories over the years. And the hits, they keep on coming! :) The author who had the most influence over shaping my head canon is probably Agent Molo/morganlogan and I love her stories dearly, but there are many other writers' stories that also reside in my heart. My profound thanks to all of you <333

Q: Do you need to watch a few episodes or immerse yourself in other stories or the opposite?

A: I don't suppose it's any secret that I'm often inspired by the fanworks of others. I stand on the shoulders of giants, and am grateful for the privilege. And watching eps--or more specifically, listening to the characters' voices--is always useful to the process. I probably don't do enough of that.