The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive Interview with Bex

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Title: The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive Interview with Bex
Interviewer: The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive
Interviewee: Bex
Date(s): August 4, 2006
Medium: online
Fandom(s): X-Men
External Links: the interview is here; copy
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The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive Interview with Bex was conducted in 2006.

Other Interviews in the Series

See The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive Interview Series.

Excerpts

Some I'm proud to say that it was through being a fan of the X-Men films and a Wolverine and Rogue shipper. A cyber friend I met through a messageboard recommended jj blazer's fanfic as a good place to start and, of course, the WRFA, and I was hooked. I emailed jj and devildoll, and they recommended some other writers, and that was it. I've since dabbled a little in Firefly fanfic, but Wolverine and Rogue remains my first love, and will always have a special place in my heart. Plus Logan gets really pissy when he's being ignored.
It's a cliché, but I simply read a lot of other people's fic and thought - I can do that! Once the idea was in my head I couldn't let it go, my first experience of a plot bunny sinking its fangs into my ankle. Plot-wise, 'Just One Kiss' is a typical wish-fulfillment scenario. I was desperate to get the two of them together, and I thought about the films and then just had a stab at what I thought might be a realistic way for them to get it on, preferably including a passionate clinch because that's what we're consistently denied in the movies. I was mainly thinking about it from Marie's point of view - if I was in love with Logan would I ever be brave enough to just come right out and ask him to kiss me, just once, so that I'd know what it was like. Posting it was sooooooo nerve-wracking that I felt sick, although I think it helped that the people reading it would be strangers. To this day none of my family or friends know that I write fanfic. My husband knows, but I don't let him read what I've written, mainly because I don't think he'd get it, not being a big X-Men fan, but also because there's something very revealing about writing, and I'm not ready to share that with people who think they know me yet.
Although I was bitterly disappointed in X3 as a film it has provided quite a lot of fic fodder: Logan doesn't see himself as a father figure (yay!); Bobby and Rogue seem to be about to break up (yay!); Rogue has taken the cure (boo!); as a result Rogue and Logan can touch (yay!). X3 changed my view of Logan in that he came across as a big wussy-pants who was in love with Jean, and I really didn't like the way they portrayed his character throughout the film. It didn't seem in keeping with the friend and protector of X1 and 2 that he would just let Marie go off and take the cure. It should have been Logan trying to find her, not Bobby, dammit! But in fic I could choose to ignore that, or change the outcome, or have him beg Marie's forgiveness on bended knee, and that's the beauty of fanfic - you use the bits you like, discard what you don't and generally play around with it.