June 12th, 2010

Anything Goes

30 Writing Questions in 30 Days-Day 2

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2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

The number of characters is pretty much infinite. Multiple fandoms with multiple characters plus OC's, not to mention (hopefully) infinite numbers of characters to appear in original fiction.

For fanfic, I generally think I write men better than women, which is a bit of a failing. IMO, my House, my Wilson, my Chase, my Jack Harkness etc are more compelling than my Cameron, Cuddy, Gwen, etc. I don't honestly know if this is a failing of the writers of the canon I'm drawing from or myself, and just how much I love my male characters and therefore write them as deeper and more complex.

I don't have to go through the archives to know that I've written vastly more fics with Male POV characters and featuring mostly other males. I came back to fandom as a slasher, and even though I've declared myself as bi-fictional, I'm probably 70-80% slasher at heart.

However, when it comes to original fiction, I'm almost always female centric, writing a first person female POV character, who while I hope she isn't a Mary Sue, is some variation of my dream self. In fact, these characters tend to be so deeply flawed: drug users, promiscuous, alcoholic, duplicitous, etc. that they could be considered anti-Sues. Except they also get to be snarky, funny, usually screwing one manipulative bastard along the way, and inevitably solving the mystery. OK, they do look a bit Sue-ish.
Brooding Clive

A Movie Meme

Ganked from britfan1013

Comment and I will give you ten actors and ten actresses. Then post in your Livejournal with your favorite films of theirs.

britfan1013 gave me the following:

1. Hugh Laurie-Peter's Friends
2. Robert Sean Leonard-Much Ado About Nothing
3. John Simm-24 Hour Party People
4. Philip Glenister-I'm a little stuck here because I haven't seen any of his big-screen films, so I'm going with State of Play, because it's closer to being a "movie" than Life on Mars.
5. Harrison Ford-I absolutely can't make a decision between Raiders of the Lost Ark and Bladerunner
6. Clive Owen-Gosford Park
7. John Hannah-Four Weddings and a Funeral
8. Robert Downey Jr.-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
9. Stephen Fry-Gosford Park
10. Charlie Sheen-Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1. Natasha Richardson-The Handmaid's Tale
2. Jennifer Morrison-Star Trek (Reboot)
3. Emma Thompson-Dead Again
4. Sigourney Weaver-The Year of Living Dangerously
5. Julianne Moore-I'm so tempted to go with 30 Rock here...it's the only thing she's done that I really loved. However to be true to the meme: Children of Men. (Hey it's depressing as hell, but it does have Brooding Clive.)
6. Helena Bonham Carter-Sweeney Todd
7. Helen Mirren-The Queen
8. Cate Blanchett-I'm Not There
9. Meryl Streep-Out of Africa
10.Susan Sarandon-Bull Durham
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