Silvermoon Interview with Sternel

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

Sternel was interviewed for Silvermoon.

See Silvermoon Interview Series.

Some Excerpts

Why did you choose your pen name?

Sternel is the Austrian translation of "Starling," varations thereof I have used for years. Since there's another, much more artsey Starling, I figured it was high time to go with my nifty Austrian version.

When did you start writing fanfiction?

I remember a very bad piece of ST:TNG fluff I wrote back in sixth grade. It was truly bad. I flatter myself that I have improved since then.

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

I think it depends on the fandom. I also think guys tend to turn to role-playing more; just a variation in media, really. But in the end, if the fic is good, I could care less who's on the other end of the keyboard. =)

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

I think Snape is just amazing. He's a true antagonist – he's the opposite to the protagonist (Harry), even if they're on the same side. He's also angsty and tortured, which just makes for such wonderful speculation. I also am fascinated by the Malfoys, but I hope never to encounter them on the sidewalk.