Silvermoon Interview with Nemesis

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Title: Silvermoon Interview with Nemesis
Interviewer: Helen Vader
Interviewee: Nemesis
Date(s): early 2000s
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview was here; Wayback link
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Contents

Nemesis was interviewed for Silvermoon.

See Silvermoon Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

When did you start writing fanfiction?

I didn't start publishing fanfiction until last July, when I started writing I am Lord Voldemort and posting it on FanFiction.Net. But I was writing fanfiction, both Harry Potter and non, for years before that. My first fanfic was a "sequel" to Zilpha Keatley Snyder's The Egypt Game–I wrote it when I was nine years old and it was a whopping 37 pages long. Before the second Harry Potter book was published I was already writing Mary Sues –by the time I got to writing formal fan fiction I was over that, thank God. As for work concerning Tom Riddle, that goes back to when the second book came out. As soon as I read who Tom Riddle was I wanted to write a story about why he was evil–it took me a year to start I am Lord Voldemort after going through loads of alpha copies and badly-written diaries. I'm still not satisfied. Go figure. ;-)

Would you agree that fanfiction is a genre dominated by women, and if so, why do you think it's so?

It's definitely dominated by women, probably because more women are willing to admit to reading Harry Potter. :-) Even within the fandom, though, slash is dominated by women even more.

This is a site devoted to antagonists. Could you reveal us your favourite Mr. Bad Guy?

Tom Riddle, clearly. Outside Harry Potter, my favourite baddie is Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. Actually, he's my favourite fictional character in any book, ever, challenged only by Hamlet from... er... Hamlet. In film, my favourite villain is Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke–she was complex and sarcastic, you just HAD to love her.