Interview with Sammy

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Title: Interview with Sammy
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Sammy
Date(s): June 2012
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: June 2012 Author: Sammy – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2012, Sammy 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 can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’ve been writing hanfic a little for five years now! I guess it doesn’t seem possible because I still remember it all so vividly. I remember browsing the web for new Hanson info and innocently coming across a Zaylor short–a hilariously vulgar Zaylor short. It was the first fanfic I’d read, ever. I’d never come across a cest story or even a slash story, so to say I was initially shocked and traumatized would be an understatement. But for some reason, I couldn’t stop reading. I laughed and blushed my way through the entire thing. It wasn’t so much the dirty content of the story that was sucking me in as it was the idea of Zac and Taylor together in general, and there was suddenly no shortage of Zaylor-centered plot bunnies clouding my mind. Immediately after reading, I began writing my own Zaylor fiction, and have been writing ever since.

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

I just love the challenge that idea of such a forbidden love brings. It’s always a struggle when writing to figure out how/if two famous, married brothers will defeat the odds overcome everything thrown at them, and wind up together.

Where do your ideas and inspiration come from?

Everywhere, really. Some of them are inspired by my own dreams and experiences with people and places I’ve visited, others from things I’ve seen people close to me go through. I just try to take what I’ve been through and seen and incorporate them in my stories. A large part of my inspiration comes from music-nothing inspires me the way a good song does. There’s also something about being outdoors, especially by a lake, river or beach that’s deeply soothing and inspiring to me.

What really inspires me to write, though, is Hanson. Listening to their harmonies and interviews, watching video clips of them being completely weird and insane, watching the way they interact with each other, feeling the passion that they have for their craft–it just doesn’t get much more inspirational than that.