Twilight Fanfiction Author Interview: Legs

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Title: Twilight Fanfiction Author Interview: Legs
Interviewer: swedishyoung
Interviewee: Legs
Date(s): June 7, 2009
Medium: print
Fandom(s): Twilight
External Links: interview; reference link
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Twilight fan Legs was interviewed in 2009.

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Excerpts

Type of fanfiction you'll never read?

A story that is AU AND OOC AND AH…I'm afraid I don't understand that genre too much. If it's not in Forks, they're not in character, and no one is a vampire, then you've just attached the names of Stephenie Meyer's characters (or perhaps the faces of the actors) to a fantasy of your own choosing.[1] Some of these pieces are extremely well-written but my question remains: Why don't you write an original fiction, instead? What makes it Twilight? Just a personal preference.

Biggest letdown in Twilight movie?

The meadow. There was a lot more to that conversation and they really screwed up some of the dialogue. In particular, making the line "personal brand of heroin" Edward's instead of Bella's was a serious misstep. It turned a sweet, innocent joke into a creepy drug reference.

Fanfiction pet peeve?

Laziness. If you want to write a decent fanfiction, be prepared to research anything you don't know about. Writers should use spelling and grammar check. They should reread their work for typos and tense/plot inconsistencies. And a writer should not apologize or write side notes in their summary. Just because it's fanfiction doesn't mean it should be mediocre or sloppy. On the other hand, a writer who takes the time to do really careful research and crafting of their work is worth every second a reader spends on it.

References

  1. This would be, of course, Fifty Shades of Grey.