7. Share a snippet from one of your favorite pieces of prose you’ve written and explain why you’re proud of it.
That first time they met, that one dreary week in October. He remembered, because it was ironic how they called it Spring/Summer week and they had to dress up in bright neons and soft pastels, but the world was sliding straight into the familiar bleak grey of late autumn, right around when all the trees were burning out their colours. It took him a while to remember where they were, but Seoul sounded like the best bet because he still remembered the way the boy uttered ‘괜찮아요’ (i’m fine) with his eyes closed in the frenzied backstage of yet another show. He was just hovering in the background, really, when Lu Han cupped the boy’s face in his hands and whispered 'you're going to be just fine' against his cheeks.
The boy’s skin was a dark contrast against the soft cream of his outfit, the fabric of his linen trousers clinging to the curve of his calves. His bare feet curled against the cold floor, because it was Spring Summer and they were going to walk down a runway of white pebbles, the little stones grinding underneath the arch of their feet. It was supposed to be all about holy detachment and the serenity of a human’s soul at Jehee Sheen, but the frenzy around the boy spoke of anything but.
post blue was all about style over substance, but that’s why I’ll always have a soft spot for it. I loved the imagery here: bleak grey sky, soft cream knit, a runway of hard white pebbles. It’s the one image that set the mood for the entire fic.
15. If you could choose one of your fics to be filmed, which would you choose?
I hate to say this obvious answer but it’ll have to be Arbitrage. Look, you can’t tell me you don’t want to watch 90 minutes of hot boys/girls cruising around in hot cars. It’s my ONE wish for EXO’s acting career: to see them star in a street race gang movie. (You’d think 6 Fast & Furious movies would have sated my thirst, but nope.)
16. If you only could write one pairing for the rest of your life, which pairing would it be?
Uh… none tbh?? My interests are too fleeting. /o\
21. How many times do you usually revise your fic/chapter before posting?
I read over everything once or twice and then hit that post button. By then I’m probably feeling too done to look at my writing anymore. I don’t really do revision lol. I just do a lot of minor edits after posting when I catch them on subsequent re-reads.
38. Talk about a review that made your day.
All of them tbh, but especially the first one on each fic. I’m incredibly anxious after posting fic, and getting the first comment always shocks me - a surprising reassurance that what I wrote is not completely garbage, that someone cares enough to write a few lines for it. As long as there is one person who likes what I write and feels that it touches something in them, my day is made.
(Source : fykai)
29. If you could write the sequel (or prequel) to any fic out there not written by yourself, which would you choose?
I strongly believe that a fic always wraps up at the perfect point in the writer’s mind and anything beyond that would take apart the carefully crafted structure of the intended story.
Having said that, it’d be an exciting challenge to write the aftermath to windowright's "the end of this shared history". One, because I have a thing for Hunger Games AU. Two, because the setting is intense and mesmerising. Three, because no one’s dead yet.
Having said THAT, I won’t ever do it, because it’s perfect as it is and I won’t touch that. ~o~
1. Describe your comfort zone—a typical you-fic.
A seduces B and they end up having ~no-strings-attached sex for a variety of reasons. A finally realises there might be strings, but vehemently denies it. A and B are stuck in a passive aggressive tug-of-war because they’re both too emotionally stunted to deal with a relationship. There is much sex and absolutely-not-talking-about-feelings. There might be a few gory dead bodies along the way.
3. Is there a trope you wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole?
Infidelity. I just can’t do it. And uh, mpreg. Or any kind of pregnancy tbh.
5. Share one of your strengths.
I could be quite visual in my writing, I think. It helps me to think of scenes and sequences as part of a movie. In my head, I often see exactly where the characters are sitting, what they’re wearing, the lighting, the camera angle, where the close-ups could be.
6. Share one of your weaknesses.
I don’t have witty dialogues or a sense of humour lol. My lines are not something that will ever strike someone as ‘clever’. A lot of times they tend to overrun. But the major thing is that my stories and in turn my characters lack emotional depth. I could say it’s just my style, but still, I can’t write the kind of story that evokes genuine emotion like sadness or happiness. Everything I write tends to skirt the surface of emotions or actively avoid them.
…omg I’ve just remembered my biggest grievance back in the days was that I CAN’T WRITE A LOVE STORY.
13. What’s the best writing advice you’ve ever come across?
'Read books' tbh. In order to write well, you have to know what good writing is first.
14. What’s the worst writing advice you’ve ever come across?
Do u really think I would remember a bad advice…
17. Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
Start to finish. That’s why when I write, I have to keep going at it until the story runs out. It’s very time consuming. u__u
28. Share three of your favorite fic writers and why you like them so much.
This is so difficult omg… I-I have so many people I like…
I think one that will always stand out to me is amillionsheep. She’s pretty much everything I won’t ever have: wit, excellent humour, and a strong grasp of genuine human emotions. Her writing is very simple and light-hearted, but that’s why it’s refreshing and hits the hardest when it counts. It’s the kind of writing that makes me laugh and genuinely enjoy reading.