Interview with Selina

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Title: Interview with Selina
Interviewer: Bethany
Interviewee: Selina
Date(s): August 2014
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Hanson
External Links: August 2014 Author: Selina – Spotlights, Archived version
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In 2014, Selina 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?

Why I chose Hanfic is realistically because at the time I first started putting pen to paper to write fiction, I was about 11 or 12 and I was obsessed with Taylor Hanson.

I have been writing fanfiction before I even knew that’s what it was called. I only found that it was something other people did when I had access the internet. Discovering the Hanfic community in the early 2000s was like falling into a black hole and finding other people who were like you.

Do you write other fiction and/or fanfic as well? If so, what genres/fandoms/etc?

I write other general fiction but not other fandoms though I have had RP characters wander into Hanfics. Sometimes they’re not even people I’m a fan of, they just fit the kind of character needed.

Mostly the genre would be chick lit, humor or urban fantasy. I prefer light and funny stories because that’s how I like my entertainment. I write more for fun and experimentation than trying to hone an art and with that mindset it’s easier to have something that you can dip in and out and for me those genres are ideal.

What are your favorite hanfic stories and authors?

I’m actually out of date on most Hanfic because I disappeared from the scene when it became predominantly incest and have only in the last year or so started to look around again to see what the landscape is now.

The first author who I actually followed was Ella who wrote Catapult, and to this day it remains my favorite Hanfic. It took a very surreal premise and made the characters very real. In an era rich with Mary Sues you had characters who were fleshed out and likeable despite how easily they could have fallen trap to being formulaic protagonists. If I could get one unfinished hanfic finished, it would be Anna Begins from the Catapult universe.