Interview with Aimster

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Title: Interview with Aimster
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Aimster
Date(s): April 2013
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: April 2013 Author: Aimster – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2013, Aimster was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

See others in the series at Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Why did you start writing hanfic? How long have you been writing?

I started writing Hanfic straight off the bat in 1997, so practically since day one. Why is harder. I’d been writing stories practically since I learned how to (I still remember stories I wrote in first grade at the age of six) and I’d dabbled in other fanfiction in a very minor way, but when Hanson came onto the scene they just started appearing in the scenes playing out in my head and they became the perfect characters to base most – if not all – of my stories around. I also love writing around the sibling dynamic, which is odd because I grew up an only child.

Do you write any other types of fanfic or original fic? If so, how is that different from hanfic?

I’ve tried my hand at both and I tend to fail miserably. I shortly went on a Supernatural tangent but nothing really took off. I’ve often thought of converting a Hanfic into an original fic, but then I don’t really see the point. You either like it or you don’t, and I ultimately write for myself and not to please other people.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

I don’t tend to read much as the genres I stick with are a dying breed, and the stories tend to distract me from writing my own. However back in the day there were quite a few. The old school ones I remember loving were ‘Weeping Willow’ and ‘The Quiet One’, but then I really got into the Anomalies series by Chelle. As a result of becoming a fan of hers I ended up in an RPG called HansonRoswell with a few other writers (taking on the Taylor character) and subsequently became a bridesmaid at her wedding. She’s probably had the biggest influence on my writing as far as grammar and layout go (I began writing shorter chapters for one). My beta Angie has the biggest influence as far as subject matter goes, and we tend to help each other out when writer’s block hits.