Welcome to another Saturday Sit-Down with one of my all time favourite women of the fandom, rmhale!. I love this girl, she is a beautiful person inside and out and one day I will invade her state and make her spend copious amounts of time with me. In the mean time, check out her interview!
Let’s start off with the basics…
What’s your penname? rmhale
Where do you post most often? Fanfiction.net
What’s your favorite pairing? Harry/Draco and Edward/Jasper
Favorite genre? Depends on my mood, I love Hurt/Comfort.
Is there a pairing or genre that you absolutely cannot stand? I don’t like reading Edward and Bella. If I am reading het I can read Jasper and Bella with no problem, but in my mind, she needed a man like Jasper to make her feel passion.
What got you into the Twilight Fandom? It’s all the hot guys, wasn’t it? Don’t lie.
Can I admit this here? I was pissed at the lack of sex in Twilight and Googled the words “Edward”, “Bella” and “Fucking”. That led me into the world of fanfic and I never looked back. Once I read my first slash story, Over the Top, I haven’t read anything since.
What do you find to be the most challenging part about writing your fics?
Honestly, it is staying inspired. I have a lot going on in my life and while I love to have writing as an outlet, sometimes it is also a burden when I feel I am not posting at regular intervals. I hate letting people down but I can’t make the words come when they don’t want to.
Best review you’ve ever received? Worst? I can’t pick a best one; that would be too hard. And for a bad review, most of the time I get PM’s when people have a problem with me.
How do you get into the zone? I turn off the lights, turn on Vanessa Mae, close my eyes and type what I see.
What’s your method for getting the creative juices flowing? I don’t have a method, when the words come I try my hardest to get them down.
Dancing around your living room in nothing but a baseball cap, weird shit like that? HA! No way…
Do your friends and family in your real life know about your fanfiction alter-ego? I have a very conservative family and they were told by someone in my life and the fallout was not a fun time for me. I come from a long line of staunch Republicans and I fell very far from that tree.
What do you look for in a good fanfic? A good summary first and foremost, a realistic plot and I love most where the boys were friends first and then became more.
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Anything you’d like to share with us? Married, single? Kids? Covert CIA agent? Alaskan crab fisherman? Let’s see, hmmmmm. I am married to the most amazing man in the world that has the libido of a teenage boy and I will never complain about that. We have two kids, he fully supports what I do and while I wish I was something cool like a spy…never mind, just keep thinking I am.
Spill! What’s you guilty pleasure? I promise not to judge you, as long as it isn’t Justin Beiber.
Oh fuck…porn! Lots of pretty boy porn and, ummmmmm Cross Gen Fic.
Do you have a favorite published author? Someone that actually has printed novels with a publishing house, like Stephanie Meyer.
My favorite author of all is Edgar Allen Poe.
Favorite musical artist? Anything we should definitely check out?
I don’t have a favorite, I love so many.
Time to spread the love…
Who do you drop everything for, including the urn with your great grandmother inside, and run to the computer when you get an update?
Beautiful Figment, SavannahVee and Lomonaaeren
Do you have an author that you fangirl over? And do you squee? I do. Many times.
I really used to until I got to know them all and found out they are just like me.
If you were to break someone into the Twilight Fandom, what fic would you give them to read first?
That is a hard one, because when someone wants an intro I ask many questions to find out what they like and dislike and make a suggestion from there.
Can you suggest a fic to be recommended on the blog?
There are a few I rec to almost anyone who asks. I loved with all my heart Say Something Else by vampireisthenewblack and Once We Were Kings by Sweetp-1 and All My Secrets by venisenvy. She wrote it for me for FGB.
And now for a bit of fun…
Give a shout out to your team!
My team? Like Team Parka Peen? Or the Mavericks? I love them both.
Stephanie Meyer’s Bella… Strong, independent woman and a role model for all girls, or a sniveling, whiny, spineless twit? And do you think that KStew makes a good Bella? Anybody you think could’ve done it better?
Do I find Bella a good role model as written in Twilight? No, not at all. I am too independent to ever understand the depth of her obsession with Edward.
Ever imagine yourself in the place of a character in the fics you read? (It’s the lemons, isn’t it? Naughty naughty!)
Hell yes! I imagine myself in the middle of an Edward and Jasper sandwich quite often.
Let’s say that your friends and family don’t know that you write fanfiction. You’re at the office, or the family get together, and someone mentions that they’ve be reading this fanfiction online. As you listen to them recount the details of this story, you realize with growing horror that this is your story! How do you react?
Oh, being that I like to keep that part of my life private I would definitely play the fool.
Be sure to check out rmhale's fic and leave her some love!