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About Me

Name: Kimberly
Birthday: November 13th
Location: Texas
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'9
Siblings: Four much older brothers.
Marital Status: Single
Religion: Christian (non-denominational)

Aliases: kkrazy223, Kimberly and KimK

Favorite genre to write:

MSR--usually angst. Sometimes I write something cute and humorous if an idea hits me. Cute and humorous is somewhat trickier to write than angst, though. I think angst is pretty much unavoidable when it comes to this show, making it easier to write. When it all comes down to it, however, I'm just one of the many who like to answer the questions we never got answered. Or come up with better answers than what we got.

What genre do you think you will never write:

Slash and/or putting Mulder with Kim the Receptionist or Scully with Langly or something crazy like that. I'm a hardcore shipper, that's all there is to it. I don't plan to ever kill Mulder or Scully, either.

Favorite genre to read:

Romance, of course. However, to elaborate, I tend to enjoy the more character-driven stories as opposed to the plot-driven. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I'm rather picky when it comes to characterization. We've seen plenty of wonderful plots on the show, and although I think the show is captivating in its originality, the characters intrigue me so much more and I think fanfiction gives us the chance to explore these characters with no real limitation. We can read into a look, a touch, an inflection and come up with endless possibilities of what it could mean. When reading and writing, I want it to take me to the point where I almost feel guilty for meddling in the personal layer of our heroes' lives. These characters are complicated and witty and they almost force you to dissect and prod into the one thing they hold most dear: each other. So to answer the question--without giving the obvious answer of 'romance'--character-driven stories are what I enjoy most.

Least favorite genre to read:

Well, I have never read Slash or strictly Mulder/Other or Scully/Other stories, but I have a feeling I would not enjoy them at all. It's just unreal to me. Out of the genres I have actually read, I would have to say pre-XF stories don't really appeal to me. I rarely enjoy them. And I haven't gotten up the guts to read a Mulder/Scully death story. I like 'em breathing, thank you very much. Baby-fic isn't a favorite either. I can stomach a marriage fic, but despite me loving the idea of Mulder and Scully having 2.5 kids, it's just not something I enjoy reading.

Favorite Author(s)?
You know, I don't really have one. I actually collect favorite stories rather than keep up with favorite authors. There are actually two, off the top of my head, that have never let me down, however. Karen Rasch, who I miss dearly in the world of fanfic, never ceased to amaze me. I have enjoyed every single story she has written. So much talent and she really knew the characters. ArcadianFalls is right there with Karen, in my book. She is the queen of subtle, real romance and captures Mulder and Scully flawlessly in dialogue and prose. I admire many of the writers out there today, though. I actually just don't read fanfiction as often as I used to, so I've probably been missing out on a lot the last year and a half or so. Ah well. Such is life.

Why write X-Files fanfic:

Because there is so much to write about! To this day I think that the chemistry of these actors/characters reigns supreme. I have never seen such chemistry between two people on television. Or on the big screen, for that matter. The show was original and daring and the plots made me laugh, cry or sit at the edge of my seat waiting for the next big thing to happen. And yet, there were still two huge flaws that the show had: inconsistency and loose ends. However, even though Carter had the nasty habit of never answering questions or making us second guess what we thought was the truth, he gave us something to write about. I can't bring myself to hate him, even though I have plenty of reasons to, because he gave us two incredible, smart characters that we all fell in love with and a show that nothing can ever be compared to. I don't see how people cannot write about this show. There is a whole world of possibilities that can come from these characters and their lives, and fanfiction let's us explore them.

Why not write original stories?:

Who says I don't? I think that's a common misconception of fanfic writers--that we can't come up with our own characters, so we opt to "borrow" from a TV show. Mulder and Scully and their history are the only thing we borrow. We are capable of coming up with in-depth plots and theories of our own and some amazing original characters have been created through X-Files fanfiction. Obviously if we can do that with fanfiction, original stories aren't far from the making. In fact,  several writer's for the fandom write for a living. Why we write fanfiction, or why I do, can be found in the previous question.

Explain your writing method:

I won't work on the story unless I know I have time to spend on it--a couple of hours, at least. My muse is kind of stingy and I have to work on her time. I can't write on paper. However, if I am nowhere near a computer and a scene comes to mind or a piece of dialogue, I will jot it down on whatever I can find. And on my longer fics, I do an outline. The outline usually changes three or four times, though, haha. In order to get anthing done, however, I have to be in front of my computer. I write in the order of the story. I rarely ever write, let's say, Chapter 5 and then skip ahead and write Chapter 9. I'm a perfectionist, to say the least. I will not move on until I am completely satisfied with what I just wrote--whether it be one chapter or one sentence. And I have to be in the mood. It's obvious, to me, when I write something without putting my all into it. I can't stand that. I go at my own pace.  I make sure to put school, family, friends, music, "me time" and any other things of RL ahead of writing fanfic. I usually do most of my writing at ungodly hours of the night, when I can't be easily distracted by anything else other than sleep. In the end, I do what I can, when I can.

Any advice to those who want to write fanfiction?

My advice to you, is to write whenever you can (obviously <g>). It may be trial and error as far as finding your own method. You may find out that you prefer to work on a fic fifteen minutes a day instead of making sure you have two or three hours to do it. Or that outlining every story, no matter how long or short, suits you best. I'd make sure to carry a small journal with you everywhere you go and write down any and every idea that comes to you as soon as you get the chance. You'd be surprised how helpful those little notes can be. When inspiration hits, don't fight it. Write on your arm if you have to. Once an idea hits, you can write a hefty amount of story in no time. Most importantly, when all is said and done, make sure you're happy with it. If it takes you a month to write a four page vignette fic, don't worry about it. As long as you're satisfied with it and know that it's as good as you can make it, that's what's important. Respect your readers, but don't push yourself to a nervous breakdown because "poking" won't cease. Feed off the pokes, let them inspire you, but you write because you want to.

I hope I answered all the important questions! If you're curious about anything else about me, just send me an e-mail. Take care and enjoy!