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Forever Meme

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Snagged from brightknightie .  Once upon a time, long before I started writing BTVS xovers, I wrote Forever Knight Fanfic.  It's not the greatest, but it's where I learned how to write.  Anyway, for this meme I'm going to limit my answers to my FK fic, if I can remember that far back  ;-)
Five Ways to Tell You're Reading FK Fanfiction by Me


  • It's about Tracy.
  • Even though it's about Tracy, Vachon's hardly in it.
  • Either is Nick.
  • No flashbacks, it's all about the here and now.
  • The here and now is hilarious! Vampires + Cops = Romantic Comedy!

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Fifteen Questions and Answers About My FK Fanfiction

1.) Which is your favorite story? (Is it the same as your best story?)

Hmm, I have a soft spot for 'Tis the Season.   It's a little outside the box (Tracy is thrown back in time to Victorian England,) however, it was the first story where I managed to hit 50 pages, which was epic

2.) Which is your best-received story?

Enthralled, it was my first award winning story.  Tracy was never the most popular character, so getting recognition for a story that paired Tracy with Miklos (the Raven's bartender in season 2) was pretty nifty. 

3.) Which is your worst-received story?
The only fic I can remember getting a flat out negative review for was Happily Ever After.  It's Nat looking back over her 15 years of marriage to a now human Nick and realizing she isn't happy.  I think the reviewer called it "irresponsible." 
 
4.) Which is your angstiest story?
I'm not much for angst (reading or writing) but I wrote Clear and Bright after a friend's suicide attempt and, yeah, angst city.
 
5.) Which is your funniest story?
Unlike angst, comedy has always been my bread and butter.  It's hard to pick my funniest (I'm one of those people who rereads her own fic and laughs out loud) however, Cousin Mary Must Die! has Vachon vowing to kill me for always writing him conveniently out of town. 
 
6.) Smuttiest/Hottest?
I don't write smut anymore, but I made a few attempts back in my FK days.  There is a Lacroix/Tracy/Miklos fic out there that I never archived on my site (my mom's been to my page), but it exists.  

7.) Fluffiest?
Melodrama, Vachon and Screed wage mock war for Tracy's hand.  It's so cutesy it's almost painful.

8.) Have you ever made someone cry with a story?
With my FK stuff?  Hmm, I think I remember a couple reviewers claiming tears, but really, most of my stories are comedy, romantic comedy or comedy/drama.  I love happy endings. 
 
9.) Which story frustrates you the most?
Loose Cannon, the sequel to That Old Black Magic (season 3 AU where the plane didn't blow up,) was lazy writing.  It didn't take any chances or really depart from the original episode.  I don't know what I was thinking.
 
10.) Which story was the most fun to write?
Peccadillo's, it's about Tracy going undercover at a strip club Screed frequents.  I had a stupid grin on my face the entire time.
 
11.) Who is your favorite OC you've ever created?
Nowadays I invent a lot of OC, but when I first started I was scared to death of writing new characters into the FK world.  On the other hand, the way I wrote Screed was a major departure from how he'd been written and Miklos, well, he didn't have a back story or even a characterization on the show, he was a name and a position.  I have a few OCs in my FK fics, but honestly, how I fleshed out Miklos in Enthralled is probably my best FK "creation."
 
12.) Are you better at oneshot or multipart?
I find oneshots easier to write and I think I'm pretty good at producing well crafted shorts.  That being said, I'm proudest of the longer, multipart stories.  

13.) What character do you think you're the best at portraying?
As 99% of my FK fic centers on Tracy, I certainly hope it's her.  Other than Det. Vetter, I've always thought I had a pretty good handle on Nat, Screed and Urs.
 
14.) What character is the most difficult to portray?
Nick.  Seriously, I managed to write Nick center-stage exactly once. Coming Across is probably my darkest, angriest FK story.  Nick's head is a scary place.
 
15.) What story do you want to write, but you haven't (yet)?
Tracy-bird, it was the third FK story I ever attempted.  In it, Screed turns Tracy into a vampire to save her life.  It's one of my favorite ideas and I wrote a few really good chapters, then I got stuck and it's been sitting on my hard drive ever since. 

Comments

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greerwatson
Nov. 24th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
"The only fic I can remember getting a flat out negative review for was Happily Ever After."

Really? The only thing wrong with it that I can see is the ending. "It was all a dream"? What a cop-out! Up to then it was really good.

Okay. A little different, but quite a reasonable extrapolation, all characters considered.

cousinmary
Nov. 24th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC)
I always wondered if I got a little too close to describing that reviewer's life and hit a nerve. And yeah, having it all a dream was a bit of a cop out, but at the same time, ending right after the stabbing would have felt incomplete.
brightknightie
Nov. 25th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC)
Your list of five characteristics is amusing and brings your fkfic-l stories promptly to mind. :-)

>"Miklos (the Raven's bartender in season 1)"

Psst! Typo! You mean season two.

>"It's Nat looking back over her 15 years of marriage to a now human Nick and realizing she isn't happy. I think the reviewer called it "irresponsible.""

The commenter's is an interesting take, to be sure. I wonder what she meant. Surely responsible writing strives to provide the reader some new idea or information or interpretation, to inspire thought and reflection, and to lead by example of not celebrating evil or condemning good...

It's never popular to resist the N&N pairing, of course, never mind actually puncturing it. ~wry grin~ I personally enjoy thoughtful takes on that angle, though! I see N&N as beginning to grow apart as soon as the teamwork toward the common goal of the cure ends, in whatever circumstances that end might come. (That's one of the main differences in writing solely for myself or for an exchange; I'll skewer 'ships not my own for myself, but know to leave them intact as best I can for others.)

>"Nick's head is a scary place."

Oh, yes, absolutely. But it's also an enthralling place. :-)

>"It's one of my favorite ideas and I wrote a few really good chapters, then I got stuck and it's been sitting on my hard drive ever since."

I would be interested to read this someday. Please let it out to play in your imagination from time to time!
cousinmary
Nov. 26th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
Nick always baffled me. I could get behind him on the show, or in other people's fic, but whenever I tried to write him into something, it took a dark turn. While Lacroix had a particular worldview, I tended to have Nick brooding about every aspect of his actions. Usually in a dark room with the curtains drawn :-D

As for Tracy-bird, that's a fic that's so past its shelf life it's not even funny. There was a time where I could drag people (kicking and screaming) to read Tracy/Screed fic, but I'm not sure there are many people who'd read it with anything other than grim horror/amusement. I do have a love of odd pairings though :)
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