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Question Time Meme

Gakked from pen37 via ithildyn.

Have you ever wanted to ask me a question about one of my fanfics? Here is your chance to ask me anything you want...

What inspired it, what in the world was I was thinking when I wrote it, how do I feel about it now, what do I wish I'd done differently, what would have happened if... etc.

Or you can ask any of the characters from a particular story something you want to know, and get an answer from them.

It can be about absolutely anything in any of my fics (even if it is still a WIP, except for the co-authored ones) and I will tell you the answer. Don’t hold back. I won't *g* Ask about major upcoming plot points if you want to and whatever you ask, I will answer truthfully.

I will warn you in advance if my answer contains a major spoiler and give you a chance to back out. If you then decide that you still want to hear the answer, I'll give it to you.

Think carefully before asking a question. You might not want the answer as badly as you think you do. ;)


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Oct. 10th, 2009 06:06 am (UTC)
I read the challenge description, of Fraser being on trial for murder, and immediately flashed on the scene from Victoria's Secret, of Fraser being led away in handcuffs. She was already framing him for robbery. Why not murder? And the moment I was hooked was when I realized that Vecchio was the murder victim. Dial the angst up to 11!

As for life with RayK, Fraser has this to say.
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Oct. 11th, 2009 01:36 am (UTC)
I like some plot with my angst, yes I do. broken Fraser seems to be one of my favorite themes.

The noir voice I developed in writing 'Guilty Until Proven Innocent' has stuck with me over the years, particularly when I write RayK. I'm very pleased with it, and 'Death-Defying'. They just doesn't speak to me as much, on a personal level, as some of the others. If that makes any sense.
Oct. 10th, 2009 10:43 am (UTC)
Okay, I'll repeat the question I left on Death-Defying the other day. Does the guy in the bookstore who shows Ray that "one man in a thousand" poem have a backstory in your head? I was kind of fascinated by him.

Also, after surfing your fic index, I notice that you've put little stars by your favorite stories. What is it that keeps Death-Defying from being one of your favorite stories? Are you dissatisfied with something about it? (Obviously it's my favorite story of yours. Hmm, along with Con Job and Father Confessor.)
Oct. 10th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC)
Mr. Hammond comes from a wealthy and respected family in Connecticut. He was career military when he was younger, and served as a Captain during the Vietnam War. He lost his 'one man in a thousand' there, and doesn't regret a single moment that they spent together.

I think 'Death-Defying' is probably my best story. It does exactly what I wanted it to, and I'm very proud of it. It's just not a story of my heart. Maybe because of the AU aspect? I'm not sure. There's just always a bit of distance between me and that story.
Oct. 10th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, that makes sense. Thank you. Did this come to you now, or did you know it when you wrote the story? *curious*

Hmm, interesting distinction between best and favorite story. I'm not sure I have enough distance to my own stories to tell which of them are the best ones (which is why I'm always stumped by that question on the year's end meme).
Oct. 10th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)
When I wrote the story I knew that Hammond was former military, and had both found and lost his love there.
Oct. 12th, 2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a little slow in approaching this question, but I'm still intrigued. There are so many questions *g*. But how about asking your Joe this off the wall question--Do you keep a personal journal? How do you hide it from the Watchers, if so? How about the Immortals?
Oct. 13th, 2009 03:15 am (UTC)
What do you think the Dawson Chronicles are?
I started keeping a journal back in a field hospital in 'Nam, when I found out the world was a little wider, and a little darker, than I'd expected. When I realized there was a truth I couldn't tell, I started writing it down.

Once I joined the Watchers, I stopped. I kept up the Chronicles, and that was enough. But after James - after Macleod - when I found there were secrets to be kept, I started writing them down again.

I had codes, and stashes, even kept pages rolled up in a hollow cane for a while, very Cold War. But in the end, when my secrets reached the point where they were like a crate of old dynamite, a danger to anyone who found them - then I sent them to Methos.

No one's better at keeping secrets. And if, someday, the Watchers need a reminder of just how close we came to edge, he'll make sure my journals end up in the right hands.

Edited at 2009-10-13 03:15 am (UTC)
Oct. 13th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
Re: What do you think the Dawson Chronicles are?
Somewhere, buried in those earliest entries, is the reason Joe didn't return to Chicago after the war, and never contacted Betsy. I wonder if he didn't hide them even from Methos. Not that Methos might not find a way to acquire them anyway...

Thanks, Keerawa!
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