1. How was the wonderful world of FanFiction introduced to you?
Believe it or not, I was actually introduced to FF through Grey’s Anatomy. At the time I loved Callie and Arizona so much, I wanted to see if there were any Fan illustrations or graphics so I constantly looked them up on the internet. I cam across a bunch of message boards where I saw they were refereed to as Calzona and began looking up that. But it was the Jessica Capshaw fan site where they highlighted their favorite fic each week that I found a bunch of the first fics I ever read.
2. Your initial thoughts?
So much confusion. I had never heard of FF, so I thought they were like really weird scripts. LOL. Maybe spoilers of what was to come but after reading a few it made no sense, so I looked it up and found out what it really was. When I finally understood it, I loved it.
3. Are there any other sites besides FanFic.net that you read FF on?
Live Journal was my first discovery, after reading all (and I do mean ALL) of the Calzona fics I could on there, I did a Calzona FanFic search on Google and found FF.Net. Then I started seeing mentions of Tumblr, started reading there and it was only recently though that I also discovered A03.
4. Do you binge read?
At first hell yes! I read every Calzona fic on LJ and FF. Then when I ran out of stuff to read I decided to look up other shows fics. THIS WAS WHEN MY REAL FF OBSESSION BEGAN.
5. Most people associate shipping OTP’s with FF, do you?
I didn’t even know you could ship “random characters”. I only found this out when I started looking up Glee FF’s because I ran out of Calzona fics. I thought all the ships anyone wrote about were real couples. It was when I saw all these fics with Rachel and Quinn as a couple and was like “WHAT?!”, “Their not dating!”, once again, I was so confused. LOL! Ahh, Glee. I had loved it from the beginning and while I had no idea the Faberry fandom even existed at the time, I was so obsessed with the characters of Rachel and Quinn that I just had to know what these FF authors thought of them. Rachel because she was always my favorite being so driven and cute and my initial infatuation with Quinn was because she was just so damn pretty and sad. So discovering the holy grail that is Faberry, I decided to start reading all of those fics. And once again I do mean ALL.
6. Do you write any FF, or are you just a reader?
Up until very recently I only ever read. I just began writing but it is such a slow moving process. Because while I consider myself a good writer, I cannot for the life of me write anything in any characters POV. Especially since the whole Glee fandom knows exactly what these characters sound and act like. You have to live up to it. Original characters I can write, previously hashed out characters, especially ones with as big of fan bases as the glee ones, I can not.
7. Now that you’re better acquainted with FF, are their any self imposed rules regarding which fics you will or wont read?
Unless the author seems to update regularly I really prefer not to read incomplete fics. It makes me a hypocrite cause I haven’t posted to my fic in months, but once you get into a story you’re always on edge to see what happens next, and too often I’ve read wonderful stories that right at their peek get dropped. So I decided to be more careful about what fics I read.
8. Is there anything you dislike about FF?
ANON reviewers who, and I get being I get being critical to help the authors writing, but when you get those people who just like to complain about the ship or insult a way of thinking you may have mentioned in your story, those people are just unnecessary. I also kind of hate when authors insist on giving a quota for the amount of reviews they must receive before they publish the next update.
9. What are some of the shows/books/movies you read FF on?
Grey’s Anatomy, Twilight, Glee, Teen Wolf, One Tree Hill, and Pitch Perfect are all that come to mine right now.
10. What is your true number one OTP?
Faberry all the way!!! Unfortunately since Dianna Agron left Glee, I am finding fewer and fewer fics worth reading and updates to fics further and further apart but Faberry will always rank #1 with me.
11. Any other Ships you care to share?
The ones I actively read up on…
Glee: PezBerry (OTP #2), JulyBerry, FaPezBerry, Berrittana, and pretty much Rachel with anyone but Finn.
Twilight: Rosella a.k.a Rosalie and Bella. Recently though I have found a few fics I love that ship Bella with various Denali sisters.
One Tree Hill: Brooke and Rachel or Brooke and Haley.
Teen Wolf: Alydia or Allison and Lydia.
Grey’s Anatomy: Calzona. But hardly any more. I really don’t like the way the show is going regarding these two.
Pitch Perfect: Becca and Chloe, Becca and Aubrey, Becca and Chloe and Aubrey.
12. Do you have any rules regarding OTP’s?
For Glee only. I ship with Rachel with everyone but Finn, and I ship Quinn with no one but Rachel. Also and it’s not much of a rule but still I ship exclusively femslash couples. I mean I’ll ship Rachel with boys too but not really.
13. Do you ship RPF?
14. Do you have a favorite FF?
It’s so hard to pick only one but if I had to, I would choose Dirty Little Secret. Which coincidentally was one of the first Faberry fics I read and yet the sequel is still in a very slow moving progress.
15. A favorite author?
That I can definitely not pick only one, but I feel Sulkygeek deserves a significant mention. Her fics are super depressing and typically always depict something horrible happening to Rachel but she ships Faberry and her writing is incredible.