Quidditch Pitch Interview with SESpotwood

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Title: Quidditch Pitch Interview with SESpotwood
Interviewee: SESpotwood
Date(s): February 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2006, SESpotwood was interviewed for The Quidditch Pitch.

See Quidditch Pitch Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

I became an HP fan in 11/2001 when I saw a little film called The Sorcerer’s Stone. I went to the library the next day and took out the four available HP books. Within two months I had read them all and was hooked for life. I joined Obsessive Harry Potter Fans Yahoo group in 2002.

In April of 2003, I was doing an Internet search for Severus Snape, because of a discussion on this group. I stumbled across a fanfic called A Matter of Honor by McAmy. I didn’t even know there was a such thing as fanfiction. I read the three book series four times over the next six months. I was in love with Amy’s version of Severus Snape. I absolutely loved the whole idea of taking characters that I loved from canon and creating a new world for them. I began a fanfic of my own, in my mind. I daydreamed about it constantly, but didn’t have the nerve to write it down.

In October of 2003, a member of OHPF linked me to The Psychic Serpent HP fic series. I was absolutely blown away. This is an AU series. Book two is very AU, in which Harry changes his past, therefore completely altering his entire life. Halfway through this reading this series, I told the girl who had rec’d me that I had this fic going around my mind for some time. She, Amy (not McAmy), dragged the premise out of me and pleaded with me to write it. I began writing it and would email a piece of it to her everyday.

In February of 2004, with Amy’s unwavering encouragement, I started my own Yahoo group and began posting my AU HP fanfiction to the Internet. I focused only on this fic until I saw a post in another Yahoo HP group announcing a Hermione/Draco fic challenge in February of 2005. I had never even imagined the two of them as a pairing. I clicked the link, discovered Livejournal. *big grin*. I took a deep breath, signed up and wrote a fic for the challenge. Shortly after this, I was struck by another Dramione bunny and wrote Same Time Next Week. As of today, I have written 43 drabbles (up to 300 words) 27 ficlets (300-1000 words) and 31 fics over 1000 words.
[most shocking scene in HP]: I want to say Sirius’ death, but I was spoiled before hand, as well as DD’s death and all other dramatic events in HBP. So, I will say finding out that Remus was a werewolf. I remember gasping and clapping my hand over my mouth, during the Shrieking Shack scene. I was horrified that he was evil and had led Sirius Black to kill Harry. My heart was broken…for a few paragraphs. I was so relieved to learn the truth. I fell for him all over again…harder than the first time.