Interview with Jaerie

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Title: Interview with Jaerie
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Jaerie
Date(s): December 2012
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: December 2012 Author: Jaerie – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2012, Jaerie 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 originally started writing fanfic in high school probably around 2000. I was a very creative teenager always writing songs, poems, descriptive short stories and so taking that into my fandoms was just a natural process. I have a large box full of notebooks with fragments and finished hanfic that has moved around with me but I haven’t posted much of it on the internet. I was always attracted to the way descriptions came so easily to me in writing and transferring that to hanfic was a way to have my words read.

The genre you write is rather controversial. What draws you to it?

I unfortunately am a person who can call the endings and plots to so many movies and books. I am always on a quest to find things that can stump me or leave me yearning to know what happens next. I don’t see Zaylor as the taboo topic so many people place it in. I see it as a pairing that has more options to explore. The emotions and progressions of their relationship can be more complex and unique. I have written some very racy one shots because, well, they are both very attractive men and a little smut never hurt anyone. My story, however, would not make sense with a normal relationship. The universe I created relies on things that we are not used to in our real life world and this unusual relationship is just one of them.

Which stories are you most proud of having written?

Once I am finished with it, I think I will be most proud of The Breeders. I have always been a short story writer and being able to structure and finish something larger is going to be a big accomplishment for me. Outside the hanfic world I have had several things published on a small level but I don’t feel as attached to them.