18. Where do you get the most inspiration for your fics (aka “bunnies”) from?
Talking to friends, a lot of the time. I’m a pretty subversive writer when I want to be, so a lot of the times the stories I write deconstruct an idea and put it back together, or to play with tropes. A lot of ideas come to me during twilight sleep, right as I’m waking up or falling asleep. I’ve got one bothering me at the back of my mind last night because I had a really weird sleeping schedule (went to bed at about 6:30, woke up at midnight, went back to bed at 4) and it’s both wholly like something I would write and something completely out of my league.
26. What is the oddest (or funnest) thing you’ve had to research for a fic?
I spent three days watching youtube videos on how to strip a gun. Granted, I ended up using that information for a pretty important scene, so it was nice. Research is hilarious to me because the longer I research something, the less likely it is to make it into the story. For example, for Superheroes Anonymous, there’s a scene where Gail faces off against a psychic villain at a train stop and I thought, WTF are those raised strips on the edge of the platform called? So I did a buuuuuuunch of research into “Tactile Paving” and then it became a tiny throwaway line. But I fell into the Wikipedia hole on the history and common uses and design makeup of these bumpy patches. Also, I now know more about Olympic diving than I will ever need to know ever, I am positive.