Octaves of the Heart Interview with TKP

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

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


I’d been writing Angel for 3-4 years, before I knew who Angel was and back when I thought the show with the title character “Buffy” had to be stupid. All the original fic I’ve written features a main character seeking redemption and suffering major guilt, and I tend to only be interested in themes of hope and salvation. So Angel? Is like the climax of my various interests and literary endeavors. Yeah, he’s my orgasm.

I’m a single-minded, obsessive—romantic—personality. I get stuck on a ‘ship and everything else falls away. In Jossverse it’s B/A; it’s why I started watching the show. But what surprised me, when I really started watching, was how much I cared for all the characters. And I want to write them all: Faith for the vulnerability under her bravado, Wesley for giving me questions about morality, Spike for being just so damn cool, et (almost) al. And while I still am an eternal B/Aer in a die hard way, other relationships are important to me and I’d like to do justice by them: B/S because it’s real to me; A/Wes because it’s impossible; B/A/S because it’s a fundirtykink, etc. There’s just so much to work with. Jossverse is heavy themes, worlds without shrimp, sexuality, David Boreanaz, humanity, and more. It’s the sandbox they have for three year olds in heaven. With a cheese man.

And the castles the fans built? Make Trannsylvania look pathetic. They teach me every day I still have lots to learn about writing. Best of all, there are people willing to teach. A2zmom is my beta for what I’m working on right now, and she inspires me with every chapter. Most of my inspirations/recs for fics would lead to fics on the Sublime Archive, and the fics that aren’t there are by authors who have at least one other fic on Sublime—all except Chrislee, because she didn't archive herself—so can I do the lazy rec thing and say go there? Now?