Check out our interview with rageprufrock, the first writer in our Love Your Fandom series! Then you can do a little reading over at AO3.
What is your method for writing (ie. by hand, on the computer, out of order…)?
Always on a computer, always telling the story in linear order. I very rarely make significant edits in stories once I start, and I very rarely start stories unless I already have a clear idea of where the plot will progress. Writing longhand takes too long, and my hand ends up cramping up. Worse, my hand can’t keep up with my brain, so it turns the writing process into a frustrating exercise in self-torture.
Where do you get your inspiration?
I could not even begin to explain where the ideas come from. There’s this whole debate in philosophy about what consciousness is, and on the more fringe discussions of science, about whether or not consciousness comes from the brain, or if the brain is just the receiver for consciousness. Sometimes I think story ideas come to me pre-formed; sometimes I get drunk and think “this would be hilarious” and then nobody stops me.
What are your primary fandoms?
I’m fannishly migratory. Currently, I’m writing in MCU and reading whatever catches my fancy, which could be anything really. I currently have stories from Inception and The Borgias opened on my browser. Also Supernatural is my ride together die together fandom so you know, I deserve everyone’s pity for that awful life choice.
What project have you always wanted to do?
In my head I still have a fully articulated plot for an X-Files miniseries.
What is your favorite work?
This is liable to change at any time, but I love (Un)covered, an NCIS story where I made Anthony DiNozzo Antonia DiNozzo and used as an opportunity to do a lot of online designer imaginary shopping.
What is one thing fandom doesn’t know about you?
In college, my nickname was McKay (after SGA’s Rodney) because on top of my existing childhood allergies, I was developing some hella fun adult-onset ones in the form of most fruits. GOOD TIMES.