Quidditch Pitch Interview with Cluegirl (2005)

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with Cluegirl
Interviewee: Cluegirl
Date(s): November 2005
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2005, Cluegirl was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch. This also appears to be the identical interview also posted in April 2006.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I got involved with Anime fandom in the 80's, and was a big fan of Gatchaman, amoung other, now long forgotten classics, like Saint Seiya, Shurato, and Eroica Kara Ai O Koike. At the time, (back before the flood) fandom and fanfics were basically regulated to APA's -- monthly, serialized fanfic/fanart clubs of a sort. I got involved with Bird Scramble for my Gatchaman fix, and Endless Warriors, and SlashAPA for the rest. I soon found that once I started reading fanfiction, I had to try writing it.

The rest is simple: I fell out of love with anime in the mid 90's, and in love with Harry Potter fandom in the early 2000's. And here I am!

Most fun? That would probably be Points. Funny thing about that one is that it's probably one of the most forgettable of my stories, but I just laughed so hard while I was writing it, and nothing else has tickled me quite that way since.

As for most challenging... that's always the one I'm writing now. I write fanfic as much to learn about my craft as for anything else, so I like to challenge myself with each one. When I'm embroiled in a fic, it's always going to be the hardest thing I've ever done. Of the finished ones though, I think I have to say that Occasional Demons put me farthest outside my comfort zone, but Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence scared me in ways that none of the others have quite done yet.
I know it's heresy, but my favorite character actually is Harry. I love characters who Overcome, and let's face it, Harry does that in every book. Even when he gets severely knocked back, he gets up again, and keeps on finding a way. He's resourceful, and he's determined, and he's working against amazing odds to do everything that gets thrown at him. Sure, he's flawed -- who here, if locked in a room with their own 16 year old self wouldn't wind up strangling her in twelve hours or less? -- but the point is that Harry's overcoming... not only his challenges and his enemies, but his own growing pains as well. He's playing a hand of poker with unmarked cards, and he's got to find a way to win, or else people are going to die in horrible ways. That's a hell of a thing, when you think of it.