Interview with Misery

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Title: Interview with Misery
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Misery
Date(s): November 2011
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: November 2011 Author: Misery – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2011, Misery was interviewed by Bethany for the spotlights section of her website

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Some Excerpts

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

Honestly, I started writing because one of my favorite authors said I should give it a try. I gave it a shot in 2005, wrote a few chapters of a story, then scrapped it because I got a better idea from it. My first story ended up being total crap, though I’m still posting it on HFF for shits and giggles. I do still have those first few chapters that I’d ever written lingering in my email somewhere.

You write Tokio Hotel fic. How is that different from hanfic?

Oh, I could go on for ages, lol. Tokio Hotel is a German band. It’s an entirely different world from what I know due to the language and cultural differences. Their music is completely different, be it the genre or the ‘message’, the two bands are nothing alike. Honestly, I can relate to them on a better level than I can Hanson because I find myself more easily able to identify with four small town boys from the hole in the wall village of Magdeburg than three religious and family oriented brothers from Oklahoma.

While Hanson fans have Hancest, which can be a pairing of any two brothers, or more, TH fans have Twincest, which is the pairing of identical twins Bill and Tom. Twincest is without a doubt the largest fiction genre in the TH fandom. It’s different writing about a relationship between twin brothers, even non-incestual, than typical brothers because of the strong inner bond that twins are known to share. Adding romance and taboo love to that twin bond makes for some /very/ heartfelt writing and reading. It can be written as one soul split into two bodies, destined to be together forever, or something as simple as a very unique connection. This alone can spur into mythical genres as well, from chimera to forbidden love that spurs across multiple universes just to exist. I find it fascinating.

Also, through Tokio Hotel, I’ve discovered other musicians that tie into their world. Just like Hanson has Michelle Branch (and whomever else would be considered a staple in Hanfic), Tokio Hotel has Bushido, Chakuza, Fluer, Kay One, and Samy Deluxe (who are all German rappers who share a past with Tokio Hotel) as well as a slew of body guards, managers, make up artists, models, friends, and family who are all staples within the fandom.

As I said, it’s an entirely different world. It really is like comparing apples and oranges. 😀