Octaves of the Heart Interview with Ducks

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Title: Octaves of the Heart Interview with Ducks
Interviewer: Octaves of the Heart
Interviewee: Ducks
Date(s): early 2000s
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Buffyverse
External Links: online here; archive link
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Octaves of the Heart Interview with Ducks is posted at the Buffy website Octaves.

For others in this series, see Octaves of the Heart Interview Series.

Excerpts

[I started writing fanfiction] wow, like... four million years ago, at least. *G* No... I started writing toward the end of BtVS Season 3 -- post-B/A breakup, because that was when I officially became obsessed with them. Plus, my addiction to all things Angel was complete about that time. I wrote a ton of truly atrocious crap that I didn't even keep, but the earliest pieces of truly atrocious crap I DID keep, and admit (somewhat sheepishly) to writing are I Remember Maireach, Angel Goes to the Shrink, and It's Always Bad News. [I started to write] because I was fascinated by Angel, and disappointed by Joss' treatment of B/A. ;) How? Angel made me I swear, it was like a mild form of schizophrenia. I was hearing him talk in my head All. The. Time. I figured writing fic was cheaper than medication.
You're pretty much revered in the B/A fic world. What's that like? Revered? Seriously? That is too weird. I don't even like the word "revered"... I'm not some kind of deity, you know? I'm not even a leader. I'm just a short, fat geeky chick who has an entirely unhealthy crush on a fictional character and likes to write stories about him. How I ended up being perceived as standing at the bow of the B/A Ship is completely beyond me, especially considering how many times I've gotten disillusioned by the whole thing and just walked away. So the concept is bizarre all around. But thanks for flattering me! :) Sometimes it’s really frustrating, because I can’t seem to do or say anything on the net without it becoming a thing - I mean… why would people freak out over things *I* say? *shrug* I’m baffled On the other hand, I can't count how many wonderful people I've met because of my broad circulation. It's really encouraging and uplifting to get feedback from such a diverse group of people. My horizons have really been broadened by being involved in this verse, and I can only be thankful for that. :) That's just... strange. If you only knew me... ;)