I got tagged by Pi. Grar on Pi. *snugs Pi*How about a brief introduction for yourself?
I'm Tori Angeli, and I'm evil. More or less. Mostly less. Not as evil as I'd like people to think. Actually, I'm pretty nice. Quite nice. A pushover. Downright fluffy and friendly.Fabulous! And what got you into fanfiction to begin with?
I think I was 6, and I wrote a fan fiction without knowing what I was writing. It was about Lord of the Rings, and the characters were Pippin and his son Faramir. But what got me INTO writing fan fiction? Probably my brother mentioning its existence. I eventually stumbled across some fan fiction for Final Fantasy 6. I started reading. I started writing. I was crappy back then. I'm less crappy now that I've spiraled through various Final Fantasies, the Chrono series, Xenogears, Whedonverse, and Lost, and finally landed back home in TMNT.I see, so what kind of fanfiction do you like to write?
Oh, various genres, all TMNT right now. I used to be pretty founded in humor and lighthearted stuff, but now I'm venturing into darker things. Well, I should say I HAVE ventured into darker things. I'm almost finished with the darkest thing I've ever written. And yes, I'm planning on continuing this sort of diversity. I have more humor planned, more action/adventure, and more darkness.Do you find writing easy? Hard? What are the most difficult aspects of writing you struggle with?
It depends. I used to find it a lot easier to write at night. Now, it's easier to write in the mornings. Sometimes I can get a flow going, sometimes not. I tend to get stuck on dialogue and not pay proper love and attention to the narrative. It's like that when I'm reading, too. I don't have the patience for narrative, sometimes.Write a few sentences or so of your favorite pairing or character.
Well, I have two favorite characters, really. Maybe three. I adore Splinter. But Mike and Raph are my darlings. There, that counts as a few sentences.Are there any fan fiction clichés or trends you're sick of or just can't stand?
Girly!Don. GAH! Okay, I'm not saying Don has to be like my icon here, but I HATE it when he's a girl in fan fiction. Oh, and Jerk!Raph, and Wilting!Leo, and Toddler!Mike. And grr, this thing where people will actually CORRECT you when you use the non-fanon age order. Even though the age order I use is creator-approved. And I'm getting tired of getting onto FF.net and BWAH! Nothing but Mary Sues as far as the eye can see!Are you guilty of any fanfiction clichés you hate? Or any other ones?
At the very beginning, I wrote a fic that took the assumption that Raph and Leo NEVER get along. This fic has never seen the light of day.What was the first fandom you wrote for, and do you still like/participate in it?
Lord of the Rings? I'm still a massive LotR fan, but I don't read fan fiction for it. I used to read a select few authors. Citrine2 is the BEST. I mean, WHOA that girl can write.Name your OTPs or most frequently written pairings/characters and explain what it is about them that you love to write.
I don't write romance. The one romance I wrote was at a request. Although when I was in Lost I liked Charlie/Claire and Rose/Bernard. Didn't WRITE Rose/Bernard, but I loved 'em. And I only hinted at Charlie/Claire.What would you call your writing "style"?
Um...rhythmic. I write in a way that appeals to the musician in me. I'll choose this word because it has the right emphasis, or this word because it has the right number of syllables for the sentence. It might also, uh, lead to me not having enough sentence variety.Do you read other people's fanfic? If so, what do you find yourself reading the most?
Of course I read other fanfic! I always tend to be a sucker for humor and crack in particular. Oneshots are things I have patience for. Multi-chapters need to have the right kind of pacing. They don't necessarily need to be action-oriented, as long as SOMETHING happens to move things along quickly enough. Silence by LucyToo is one of my favorites of all time.Do you have trouble taking criticism? Or worse yet, do you have the dreaded bloated ego?
I LOVE concrit! I absorb it like a sponge, or reject it when it doesn't suit what I need, but always consider it.When you write, is there anything that helps? Music? Quiet room?
I find that having something to do while I'm pausing in my writing to think helps like crazy. Like, if I'm writing at work and need to think about what to write next, I stop and actually do WORK. That sort of keeps the juices going until I know what to write next. Ha! If 'm writing at home, I sometimes keep my wonderful Clark tin whistle nearby, and when I stop to think, I pick it up and play an Irish jig however many times it takes for me to come to a decision.What inspires you?
Pretty much anything. Eighteen Minutes was spawned by a freaky dream I had where I was held hostage and my brother has eighteen minutes to ransom me. And...a bunch of Brazilians showed up. So I had to have a Brazilian in the fic. Then, people were asking what would have happened if the flashlight thing in Eighteen Minutes had gone through, so that spawned The Halfway Point. Residual bunnies concerning the Purple Dragons and Leo covered in House's blood spawned the latest installment--an upcoming SEQUEL to The Halfway Point, which so far will be called "Endgame."Lastly, how would you sum up your fanfiction experiences and yourself as a writer?
It's been truly amazing! So very rewarding! I've become a much better writer from this, and gained so many wonderful friends...GAH! I so happy!
Tag six friends because they'll hate you for it.