The OWL Awards Interview with Subversa

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Title: The OWL Awards Interview with Subversa
Interviewer:
Interviewee: Subversa
Date(s): March 9, 2008
Medium: online
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
External Links: interview is here; reference link
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In 2008, Subversa was interviewed for the 3rd annual OWL Awards.

Some Excerpts

I am constitutionally incapable of working on two WIPs at once. I get my head so into the story I'm writing that it is like a physical wrench for me to "leave" that story to work on another.

The Remus/Tonks story which won an award was a one-shot written for the Romancing Wizard community on LJ. I was able to write it because it was a different wizard—I didn't have to reconcile two different Severus Snapes in my head at one time, so I was able to do it.

When I wrote Unseen, it was my only project—and for that time, my head was "into" adolescent Severus.

I hope that makes sense.
It's completely amazing, to think that I have written something that affected another person so much, they want to translate into a different language to share with others.
No, [I am not a newbie] at this point. I've been around now for coming up on three years, and in cyberworld, that's a long time. I certainly don't consider myself to be one of the dinosaurs, either—I'm a nice middle-aged fan.
I was disappointed with the way it all ended. I would like to have seen Severus Snape die a less ignominious death, if die he must. I do realize that the story belongs to JKR, and that she did it her way, so I have to be content. As for me, almost all of my work has always been very, very AU. So it really doesn't restrict me in any way, unless I am undertaking a challenge where I am attempting to write something canon-compliant. So, I guess the way I feel about canon is ... relatively unaffected; I just continue to go my own way.