The Darker Side of Sunnydale Interview with Kita

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Title: The Darker Side of Sunnydale Interview with Kita
Interviewee: Kita
Date(s): 2000
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Angel and Buffy
External Links: full interview is here; reference link
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Kita was interviewed for The Darker Side of Sunnydale, a buffy site.

Some Excerpts

Like I`ve mentioned, I think it is a great challenge to write not just horror fiction, but horror fiction that makes someone *think*, that makes someone *feel*. To be able to get inside the protagonist's head..and make the reader empathize with him, even when he does something unconscionable...that's what drew me to the Dark side of fic. As for what drew me to slash...I found that most of the authors of slash were older, more mature, and on the whole, a very talented bunch. So when I started reading fic, I was immediately attracted to slash. I'd never written anything like it before, but I figured I'd give it a try...and it quickly became an obsession. Now it's my main genre. I have written some hetfic, but to tell you the truth, I didn't enjoy it half as much. This is definitely my "niche".
I don't know about fanfiction in general...I've done odder things...I suppose slashvampirefiction could be considered sort of odd...oh, OK. Most people probably think it's nuts. But you have to do what you love, or what's the point?

I started writing fanfic less than a year ago. As I said earlier, I started out reading it, then thought.."I wanna try my hand at writing it!"

I love the first story I wrote, and although I think my writing has improved since I wrote it, I wouldn't change a word of it. It's baby or something, and it makes me happy the way it is. I have some friends in the fanfic world, and I have told most of my "real life" friends about my hobby. My mom has seen my site and is rooting for me to win The Sept. Halo Award. But my mom is kinda weird..*G* My husband loves my writing style, but is a little perplexed as to my slash-genre choice.
I have never been completely satisfied with the way Angel is portrayed onscreen...I tend to think he is made a bit too fluffy for the younger viewers. There has got to be more to the man, and the Demon, than meets the eye. I read the Novelized version of the premiere, "City Of", and found a scene that was edited for the television version. Angel finds the body of Tina, the woman he failed to save, and she has been drained by a vampire. There are still-bleeding puncture wounds on her neck. In the series, he touches her, and walks away. In the book, however, he touches her *neck*, places his two fingers into her wound, and licks the blood clean. Then, horrified at what he has done, he howls, and runs away. THAT is the Angel I enjoy writing about, the one so clearly torn between what and who he truly is, and who he wants to be.

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