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All of my friends on here are posting interesting memes, so I'm probably going to be memeing for awhile.

Stolen from herecirm
1. When and how did you first realize you loved writing?
Oh, man. I've been writing since I've physically been able to. I used to take those notebooks that realtors left at our house - you know, the ones with their faces on them - and I used to draw bodies onto the heads and have them going on adventures...

2. Who is your greatest literary inspiration, and why?
Uh. I really haven't been able to pinpoint anyone whose style I emulate or anything like that. It's terrible because I don't read nearly as much as I used to. Dostoevsky is my favorite author, but I don't know about 'inspiration'...

3. What is your favorite style?
Buuuuhhh...I have no idea. I like anything where there's a heavy amount of pessimism and realism.

4. Whose style do you imitate the most?
I don't really know - I don't consciously imitate anyone, but I'm sure I do unintentionally.

5. What is your favorite genre/subject on which to write?
I usually find myself writing semi-realistic things about high schoolers who have no motivation, no responsibilities, and nothing to do but find themselves. They fall in love (usually with people of the same gender), they have friends (who are usually ridiculous people), and they find their voices. So...coming-of-age? I guess? Ugh, that sounds so cliche.

6. What do you think is the greatest flaw in your writing?
Eh, well, I'm terrible with details and space. I have to draw out maps for everything or else I'll have no idea where my characters are half the time, mostly because my spatial visualization skills leave much to be desired. I also have a tendency to rush into things, and I'm terrible at "show, don't tell"ing.

7. What is your favorite thing about your writing?
People have always told me that I'm really good at dialogue. That's probably why 80% of my stories are dialogue. Apparently that's bad, idk.

8. What attracts you to writing in general? why do you love it?
There are a lot of reasons. First and foremost, I love playing God. I love knowing that these characters will only exist if I bring them to life, and that I can do whatever I want with them. (evil laugh goes here) I'm also an extraordinarily quiet person who's often talked over and ignored, so when I'm writing, I usually find myself feeling like, "Haha, fuckers. You have to let me talk now. I already have."

9. Top three sources of inspiration.
Shit that I hate about humanity, people who have interesting appearances, and weird names.

10. Your dreams! be published, be a critical success? what?
I definitely want to make my mark on the world. As narcissistic as it sounds, I'm determined to change shit with my literature. I desperately want to be published, but at the same time, I'm too much of a perfectionist to ever be content with something enough to send it to a publisher...plus the process, to me, is mindblowing. Weh. But anyway, eventually, I do want to be successful. I actually want to make my living writing someday.

11. Do you write fanfiction? if so, what genre? otp?
I will admit that I've written some. I find it hard to take it seriously, though. I wrote one about Skwisgaar and Johan Edlund once (?!?!?) and I wrote an intentionally-bad one about Vladimir Putin and Adrien Brody because I was bored. The only one that I've been trying to write seriously has been one about Steven and Mikael, but I know RPF is creepy and I know that I can never do them justice, so I've pretty much given up.

12. What are some of the most prevalent themes in your work?
I thought we just went over that? Teenagers, hatred of societal norms, identity...

13. Three favorite novels:
Oh jeez. Definitely Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky; I know it's not a novel, but No se culpe a nadie by Cortázar; aaaand San Manuel Bueno, Mártir by Unamuno.

14. Three favorite authors:
Fyodor Dostoevsky, Julio Cortázar, and Miguel de Unamuno.

15. Weirdest thing you’ve ever written:
That Putin/Brody fic is up there. All of my stories are weird in some way, but I think the weirdest thing that I've written so far is that one story that completely ripped off Battle Royale and for some reason I thought that was okay for the longest time.

Also, here's this, stolen from heartlines:

1. Introduction and Recent Photo.

Hello, everyone. My name is Johan Steven O----. I'm 23 years old and live in Georgia (not the one with the cool alphabet, but the one with the rednecks), although I was born in New York and raised in California. My favorite bands are Opeth and Tiamat (and, while Tiamat held the #1 spot for years there, I think Opeth has finally become my absolute favorite again). I speak Spanish with 'intermediate fluency', whatever the hell that means, I want to learn German again, I can have a pretty decent conversation in Bosnian/Serbocroatian, and I can probably say at least "turn left" and "turn right" in about 30 other languages. Thanks, GPS! Uh, I have 2 cats: Morrissey and Leif. And I'm transgender, female-to-male, but haven't started hormones yet, nor have I even started saving up for top surgery (although I do have some money set aside for the name change, so there's that). I'm a writer, a cashier, and a college graduate. I talk about food too much. I have a wonderful, handsome boyfriend named Julian - we've been together for almost two years now, and yes, he knows that I'm trans.

Oh yeah, recent photo. I took this one just a few days ago to show off how long my hair has gotten:

Yes, that's an energy drink. Yes, I'm ashamed.

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herecirm From: herecirm Date: September 29th, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ahahahaha, yes, that Putin/Brody fic does sound pretty weird. :P But funny!

And I love reading coming-of-age books, for some ungodly reason. Although I especially like them if there's a bit of a fantasy element in there, too.
iprefersir From: iprefersir Date: September 30th, 2013 12:19 am (UTC) (Link)
It was ridiculous. I was talking to this internet friend of mine who was really obsessed with Soviet Russia, so I ended up incorporating a lot of their favorite things into it, too, such as Stalin, Molotov, and even Aleksandr Scriabin (? I think that's how you spell it?) Anyway, it was ridiculous in the best way.
Oh man. I should send you some of my stuff. I don't usually bring fantasy into it, just weird people. :D
herecirm From: herecirm Date: September 30th, 2013 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh yes, I would very much like to read some of your stories! Weird people are good, hehe. I prefer those coming-of-age stories (haha, sorry, I can't think of a better genre term for it either); the more interesting characters, the better.
iprefersir From: iprefersir Date: September 30th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, what's your e-mail address? I'd gladly send you one or two or 2387. They're all raw and mostly unedited, mostly because nobody will read through most of my stories, haha.
From: heartlines Date: September 30th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I kind of want to read your Putin/Brody fic...
iprefersir From: iprefersir Date: September 30th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Haha, I could e-mail it to you. Fair warning, though: it's really, intentionally terrible. The spelling and grammar alone would make an average person want to punch a wall.
From: heartlines Date: October 1st, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go ahead, I love terrible fic, especially if it's intentional :P
gonna send you my e-mail-address in a PM because it has my real name in it.
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