Interview with Ellen Van Looy

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Title: Interview with Ellen Van Looy
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Ellen Van Looy
Date(s): September 2015
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: September 2015 Author: Ellen Van Looy – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2015, Ellen Van Looy was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

See others in the series at Interview Series.


Have I mentioned that I love how diverse and international this fandom is? Ellen Van Looy is a great example of that and is a wonderfully creative author and fan who I am so happy to be able to feature here. You can read her first completed hanfic, Blue M&M’s Forever, on my sister site, here. It’s one of the only English language fics to be originally posted to that site, which generally focuses on Brazilian authors and fics translated to Portuguese. In addition to that, you just might enjoy her Cookbook for the Hanson Fan, which you can checkout on its Facebook page.

Some Excerpts

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

Oh gosh, it’s hard to explain why without giving you the full details of my life, which are boring, so I won’t. Like a lot of people I think I have been writing all my life, little things, to have an escape, an out. If you read the first part of my hanfic you get a little peak into the kind of things I was trying to get away from and writing about anything allowed me to do just that. It wasn’t until I was 10 yrs old in 1997 when I discovered Hanson I started to write fanfictions, but never anything I wanted to be read until now.

What’s your favorite genre/pairing to write and why?

I’m a sucker for a good love story and I find it hard sometimes to shy away from that. If you read Blue M&M’s forever you will notice I used my own name for the main character and that has a very simple explanation. Being that it is supposed to be symbolic for the strength their music lends me. So there is usually something personal in there, coupled with a love story.

Which stories are you most proud of having written?

This is going to sound weird, but the story I am most proud of having written is not a fanfiction. Actually it is the exact opposite of it. I’ve mentioned before there is some truth to the fic I’ve written and that means especially the first part. (Up until Hanson gets involved obviously.) A few years ago I started to write the real story of how Hanson’s music helped me get my life on track and I gave it to them on the first concert I’ve seen them play. That’s definitely the story that was the hardest to write down, but also the one I’m most proud of.