|Editor's Choice for May 2007 - Rickey_A|
RA: Back in early 97 the net was just expanding with newsgroups, webgroups, & email lists. Remember alt.news.? or maybe I’m dating myself here. I was into Xena and Seaquest. Found a few groups discussing the series, read some fan-scripts and thought gee I could write something. Wrote a couple scripts, moved on to fic…found smut…found slash…kind of like finding religion.
RA: In HP? Brass in Pocket was fun to write (as most PWP’s are) because it was just Ron’s mind sort of wandering all over the place and I just let the boys cut loose. Tea and Empathy was difficult because I got a bit ambitious with the scope for a short story and had the daunting task of working a Harry/Ron story that equally dealt with the Harry-Draco relationship. Also, body-switching has almost as many land mines as time travel.
RA: Harry. Because it’s Harry Potter and the ____________. Seriously, nothing quite so lovely as the damaged hero.
RA: I’m an east coast US (Boston via Baltimore) transplant to California. San Jose is great. It’s a city of almost a million people and yet where we live feels like a suburban bedroom community. Also, the racial diversity is fantastic. My son’s kindergarten class looks like a mini U.N.
RA: Let your writing sit for a few days or a week, then come back and re-read it.
RA: I’d like to go eat Sushi with Steve Jobs.
RA: Harry (although I think it unfair to lock him up in a cupboard). “Let’s have mind-altering sex to keep your mind off of things.”
RA: I like them all equally for different reasons.
RA: Oh absolutely, me too!
RA: Tough call, I think Cedric’s instant death, brilliant but so shocking.
RA: What was the first “Harry Potter” idea/story that formed in your head and tell me all about it?
RA: My parents.
RA: Oliver Wood? Morning Wood?
RA: A bottle of Cazadores Tequila, my husband and some lube.
RA: Severus Snape: he’s been playing the game for years.
RA: Another toughie, in the absence of Book 7, I’ll choose when Harry picks himself up and faces Voldemort in the graveyard at the end of GOF.
RA: My imagination.
RA: The hero must live. HP isn’t a Greek tragedy, it’s an archetypal journey.
RA: With the exception of Molly Weasley, anyone of the “older” generation. They all seem to come out the same. I really enjoy writing Harry’s generation.
RA: Quiet, when the kids are out of the house or asleep.
RA: Lucid dreaming/fantasizing
RA: I was lot like Hermione in high school, but more like the Twins in college.