PlaceToHide.net Interview with Aeryn
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|Title:||PlaceToHide.net Interview with Aeryn|
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"You might recognize Aeryn’s name from the Articles section here. She contributed one of my first articles, a piece one what it’s like to be an Australian fan. We’ve become quite good friends during my return to hanfic and I figured it was about time I gave her an interview."
Why did you start writing hanfic? How long have you been writing?
I started to write hanfic mostly because of Middle Of Nowhere. I bought the album two days after Christmas 1997, with my Christmas money for that year – it was the first CD I’d ever bought. The first time I heard the song Weird, I clicked with it straight away (for want of a better term). I’d been writing for years before that, but that was the first time I realised that I had a creative talent that I wasn’t using to its fullest potential – and that if I didn’t use it, odds are I was going to lose it at some point. Not to mention that I figured that if Hanson could do what they were doing, and at such a young age, I could do it as well. I was able to thank Hanson for giving my start as a hanfic writer when I met them just before their Sydney concert during their first Australian tour, back in 2005.As for how long I’ve been writing? Twelve and a half years, if I count the first hanfic story I ever wrote during my summer break from high school. I’d never heard of fan fiction at the time, though, as I’d never used the Internet, so I basically consider my official start to have come in May 2002, after I discovered FanFiction.net and realised that what I wrote actually had a name. So essentially, it’s been a little more than eight years.
Where do your ideas and inspiration come from?To be honest? Everywhere, but music is my biggest inspiration. Real life also plays a big part as well. The Basement Tapes, which I started for NaNoWriMo 2009, is set in the city closest to where I live, and because I know the area more or less intimately it’s pretty easy to write. My project for the 2010 Boomerang Big Bang, Sisyphus Rising, was inspired by a fanvid of Firefly and Serenity that’s set to the 30 Seconds To Mars songs This Is War and 100 Suns.