Saturday, September 17, 2011

Saturday Sit-Down with @jaydogrut

Let’s start off with the basics…

What’s your penname?


Where do you post most often?

I post on FFN.. I do have a tumblr and a blog but my fics are on FFN

What’s your favorite pairing? Favorite genre?

Edward/Jasper I love slash lol.

Is there a pairing or genre that you absolutely cannot stand?

Edward and Carlisle. I will tell you though, I did read a great a great E/C fic, but generally it weird’s me out lol.

What got you into the Twilight Fandom? It’s all the hot guys, wasn’t it? Don’t lie.

It was my wife @agrutle and her BFF @obsmama. They got me hooked with the EP and MoTU lol…then I found slash and I was hooked.

What do you find to be the most challenging part about writing your fics?

Keeping readers happy along with telling the story. Sometimes I find that the way I envisioned the story in my head does not work so well when I write it…so I usually write as I go…I let the story talk to me.

Best review you’ve ever received? Worst?

Best..was by a reader that told me I might be the second writer to ever make her cry (hmmmm wonder who that was)

Another Best was ForksPixie, she always leaves AMAZING reviews lol.

Worst-a reader told me that she would not read my fic because of my misuse of commas.

How do you get into the zone? What’s your method for getting the creative juices flowing? Dancing around your living room in nothing but a baseball cap, weird shit like that?

Well, my chapters usually come to me in the shower. I use that time to think of my fics and how I’m going to write it. Also, I like to blare music in my ears (usually the song I’m writing for the JWN chapter)

Do your friends and family in your real life know about your fan fiction alter-ego?

NOOOO If my parents ect…knew that I write and read slash…well they would…idk….explode.

What do you look for in a good fanfic?

It’s the story. There has to be emotion involved. I like to feel what the characters are feelings. Also, I like stories that are not the norm. Surprise me with the story…

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Anything you’d like to share with us? Married, single? Kids? Covert CIA agent? Alaskan crab fisherman?

I am married with a son (11 yrs old). I have been a manager for Wal mart for 10 years.     

Spill! What’s you guilty pleasure? I promise not to judge you, as long as it isn’t Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber is my idol…okay now that I’ve guilty pleasure is my affair with me HTC EVO. I am a tech geek and my wife tells me that I’m leaving her for my phone lol.

Do you have a favorite published author? Someone that actually has printed novels with a publishing house, like Stephenie Meyer.

I love books…let’s see….Karen Traviss, Stephen King, Rick Rhoridan, J.K. Rowling.

Favorite musical artist? Anything we should definitely check out?

I love music…except most country and heavy shit that hurts my head (metal). I love Katy Perry’s voice, Linkin Park (LOVE THEM!!)

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?

Well, I will tell you that Touchstone67 was one of these authors…Now there is a fic that needs some attention. Bluetooth by Malice Slashlover…Amazing fic.

Do you have an author that you fangirl over? And do you squee? I do. Many times.

Well…I don’t fan girl lol…honestly no….I am a very mellow individual.

If you were to break someone into the Twilight Fandom, what fic would you give them to read first?

Um..Let’s see there is Merger’s, How to turn a Straight man Gay, MoTU, EP.

Can you suggest a fic to be recommended on the blog?

Lol…Mentioned above…Bluetooth.

And now for a bit of fun…

Give a shout out to your team!

Stephenie Meyer’s Bella… Strong, independent woman and a role model for all girls, or a sniveling, whiny, spineless twit? And do you that KStew makes a good Bella? Anybody you think could’ve done it better?

I do not care much for Bella. I will tell you the whole depression stage of the books annoyed me lol. I do not think anyone could have done a better job lol. KStew did an amazing job with Bella, just some of the traits that were written for her was annoying. (that must be that guy coming out in me lol.)

Ever imagine yourself in the place of a character in the fics you read? (It’s the lemons, isn’t it? Naughty naughty!)

Honesty, I don’t lol. I would like to experience some of the lemons I read though lmao!

Let’s say that your friends and family don’t know that you write fan fiction. You’re at the office, or the family get together, and someone mentions that they’ve be reading this fan fiction 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?

I would run and hide! My family reading slash is a scary thought. However, if it did happen, I think I would run away and hide and my laughter would be very hard to hide. I am imagining my mother reading JWN now LOL!!

Thank you for participating!

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