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Questions asked by whiteadelphi
1. What do you think your strengths are as a writer? (I'm not looking for a "none" answer - SOMETHING has to convince you to come back and try again!)
 
I don’t write because I think I’m any good, or because I CAN or MAY. I end up writing because I MUST. A personal experience or a set of scenes about other characters burns to be expressed on paper. Unfortunately, when it comes to fiction, those scenes never give me a complete story or a PLOT, which is why I make a lousy fiction writer.
 
I write in order to reach out and make contact with the world beyond the four walls of my flat. I write because if I keep writing, I hope that one day I will make contact with someone who knows what I’m talking about, right down to their heart and soul. It’s both communication and Communion. If it falls short of that meeting of minds then I’ve failed in what I set out to do. 

I once would have said that I was good at saying what I wanted to say... but repeated experiences here on LJ and as a result of the fan fiction I've posted in both the TMNT and SG-1 fandoms have taught me that it is not the case.
 
Maybe I’m okay at characterisation… but that depends on whether YOU have the same vision of the characters as I do.
 
2. One of your favourite memories of your parents?
 
Even though they’ve been married thirty-three years, they always hold hands while they’re watching TV. By the same token, a specific memory would be my Dad singing along to Frank Sinatra's "The Second Time Around" TO my Mum, his second wife. They're still in love, in spite of everything. :D
 
3. The mythical creature that appeals to you most?
 
The Kylin or Qi-Lin (sometimes called the Chinese Unicorn).
 
4. What is, to your eyes, your biggest flaw?

I’m often far too self absorbed. I need to remember to look OUTWARDS more and worry about other people rather than myself.
 
5. And by the same token, your greatest strength?
 
Endurance. I can put up with and struggle through anything and come out the other side.
 
The Meme
1)  Leave me a comment to this post, such as your favourite quotation, and I will respond by asking you 5 questions for YOU to answer in your own LJ.  
      Then post this meme in your journal so that you can interrogate your f-list!

And/Or
2)  Reply to this post by asking ME any five (5) questions of your choosing. 
      I will answer completely honestly, on any subject. 
      I will answer each set of questions in a separate post to this LJ. (Some posts may be f-locked.)

      All questions gratefully received.
 

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whiteadelphi
Jul. 5th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
Shared vision is always a problem with writing; if the vision is, to your own eyes, accurate, then great - but yes, it's definitely frustrating when others say "Oh, but what about this and why did they do that and--" etcetera, etcetera.

And that's a great memory of your parents! :D It's so awesome that they're still in love!

Thanks for answering ;D
natsuko1978
Jul. 7th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Given the gap between me and everyone else, I think it is a better idea that I just do not write for other people to read. If GW can decide that she cannot say anything to be any longer, I'm best off not putting myself out there.

I keep giving offense without any intention of so doing.
tori_angeli
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
A critic is a virgin who would teach Don Juan how to make love.
natsuko1978
Jul. 7th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
1. If you were granted 3 entirely self-centred wishes (i.e. nothing altruistic such as "World Peace"), what would they be?

2. If you had 5 alternative lives to live, what would you do with them?

3. Why do you write fanfic?

4. Why TMNT? What pulled you in?

5. How would you like to be known/remembered?
ivy_chan
Jul. 5th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
Asking my heart for guidance was like pleading with a machine.
natsuko1978
Jul. 7th, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
1. If you were granted 3 entirely self-centred wishes (i.e. nothing altruistic such as "World Peace"), what would they be?

2. If you had 5 alternative lives to live, what would you do with them?

3. What does it take to make you into a fan of something?

4. What do you think your greatest gift is?

5. What gives your life meaning?
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