Interview - Editor's Choice - Quizzical (2007)

Interview with Quizzical

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All That They Had Not Lost - Quizzical

  1. How did you get involved with writing fan fiction?
    The trio idea bit me after reading HBP. I had actually sort of mapped it out before I found 'HP fan fiction' as a real thing.

    I wrote stories and journaled a lot when I was a kid. I suppose it carried on from that.

  2. Who is your favorite Harry Potter character and why?
    I'm basically a Ron girl.

    But I was first impressed by Harry and Dumbledore. I thought they were such well written characters. Very layered.

  3. What was the most shocking moment of the HP series?
    I suppose I was most shocked by Dumbledore's death. Which I know - stupid me! I should have seen it coming - hero's journey - Obi Wan Kenobi and all that, but I was still pretty blindsided.

  4. If you could ask JKR one thing, what would it be?
    I think the question about the Slytherins, and why they weren't more integrated in the conclusion.

    Also – who she would secretly ship.

  5. What is the defining moment in the characterization of your favorite character?
    Defining moment in my perception of him - facing the spiders in CoS, and standing up to Sirius Black in PoA.

  6. What advice would you give to first time writers?

    None at all! I'll leave that to the 'real' writers.

  7. Which is your favorite Harry Potter book?
    Too difficult. HBP is the book where I really 'got it'. But I love re-reading GoF. PoA rocks. As does DH.

  8. Tell us something interesting about where you are from.
    Erm... we can go to Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo a lot as it's quite near there.

  9. What character is the easiest for you to write? Which character is nearly impossible?
    I've never attempted Snape. I just don't think I could manage him. Luna is also really difficult. I think I slip into Hermione's mind the easiest.

  10. What would be the thing you'd miss most?
    My kids.

  11. Give us five ways you'd use the Imperius Curse.
    I really, really couldn't. Even in a joking way I find the concept deeply horrifying. There's a reason it's an Unforgivable, you know!

  12. Fred and George have given you a Daydream Charm. Which four characters would star in your daydream and where would it take place?
    Urgh... today - it would be George and Lee, Harry and Ron. Erm... somewhere cold.

  13. What is your favorite food and which famous person (non-HP) would you most like to share it with?
    Favourite food to share would be sushi. I'd love to have a meal/conversation with Bono.

  14. What inspires you to write?
    The characters. Their interactions. Thinking 'what if...?'

  15. What type of environment do you like to write in?
    I love late at night. Good music. No interruptions.

  16. Who are your favorite real life authors?
    Definitely Ursula K. Le Guin. Favouritestest ever.

  17. What do you do for fun outside fandom?
    Fandom is my fun.

  18. Do you think fandom is dying off with the end of the books?
    I think it inevitably will a little, but the making of the films will keep things spinning for a while. It won't die off altogether, though.

  19. Word association:
    Ron: courage
    Harry: integrity
    Bubblebath: peace
    Slash: fiddlesticks
    George: grief
    Broomstick: polish

  20. What was your favorite moment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?
    Silver Doe, baby.