Stolen and modified from my waifu 1. Do you prefer traditional writing or stylized?
My style is very traditional.
I hardly ever break out of the orthodox format.
I hate it when writers use italic text or bold anything for artificial emphasis.
It is okay in rps and lesser forms of literary pursuit, such as blog writing samples and etc.
But I am an elitist and I consider such tactics to be tacky, embarrassing and lazy.
And I have openly critiqued even my favourite writers on this.
I don't like experimental styles, I hardly care about the style at all.
I care about characters, setting, environment, occasional lore fluff and actual story progression.2. How long have you been writing?
I randomly decided to be a fandom writer like, 5 or 6 years ago.
And I have been writing ever since, with only the occasional year-long break in between.
But I do love it, I do miss it at times, but life is sometimes too stressful for me to write recreationally anymore.
So I put a lot of my inspiration into RPs and general brainstorming sessions with friends.3. How many classes have you taken?
Fucking none. Most of my grammar and English is self taught, from communicating with people on this site.
As a result, a lot of my grammar is poor and I make weird sentences.
But I still feel like my English comprehension is superior to most Native speakers on both sides of the pond.
When it comes to actual writing style and tactics, once again - 100% unique to my own.
I learned how to write through writing and reading, I taught myself everything.
And for that, I am extremely prideful.3. Do you have a DeviantArt, personal website, or art blog?
DA and Tumblr are my primary accounts activity wise, but my main account will always be my dA account.
I have an FA one for browsing.
I could never write erotic literature without it being unintentionally hilarious.4. What’s your favorite thing to write?
I love writing humorous scenes.
Which is funny, considering how I never write comedic stories - like at all.
But I think it makes my humour that much more enjoyable, during say - a Strelok story when my trademark is in there after some grimdark realism or something.
I may write an entirely comedic work sometime in the future though.
In fact, I would love to do so.5. What’s your least favorite thing to write?
I can rp it, sure.
But I can not write it to save my life.
It is beyond question.6. How often do you reference or use something as inspiration?
Literally, all the time.
My writing and my characters are all combinations of tropes, themes and so on of things I love.
My writing is a big tribute, a love letter to all the things I like and I wish I would see more in literature, games, movies and music.
7. Do you draw professionally, or just for fun?
Just for fun, however I am sure if I found a publisher - I could definitely get some books into the market
And I can even do most of my own translations, so more money for me
But I don't think I will
The minute I write for money is the minute I sell out everything that I ever considered fun about writing in the first place
When I work for a paycheck, that is the day I die as an author
So fuck that
8. How much time do you spend writing on an average day?
I say I rp with Puffy about 3-5 hours a day, every night usually after I get relieved of my duties since I do early day and afternoon working hours
9. Are you confident about your writing?
In terms of grammar and correctness?
Not at all
As a writer and regarding my substance and subject matter, tremendously
I would be as bold to say that I am one of the best writers in the fandom, but you guys would argue that
And have no right to, since you fuckers don't read shit longer than a journal anymore anyways
10. How many writing-related blogs do you follow?
Besides a few friends and fellow writing-oriented ask blogs on tumblr, very few.11. Is it okay for people to ask you about your process?
No one has asked me how my writing has been going in years
And if they did, and I was writing, I'd simply tell them to fuck off
When it comes to writing, I either finish it and perfect it in a single sitting
Or I never touch it again
And I get very touchy and butthurt about unfinished projects12. Do you prefer to keep your writing personal, or do you like drawing things for other people?
My writing used to be very vicarious and personal.
Nowadays, I keep it abstract to myself and extremely distant - entirely for the entertainment of others
That is just something I have personally been doing for a few years now for my own sake
I haven't written a personal story in what feels like years
In fact, I remember the last personal story I wrote - it is far gone and deleted13. Do you ever collaborate with others?
I'd say how Puffy and I run my pony ask blog is the biggest collaborative effort I have ever done
I would love to work cooperatively with others
But every attempt has failed miserably otherwise14. How long does an average piece take you to complete?
I can finish a 10,000 word or more entry in about 4-6 hours of non-stop writing
And in that time, I beta and review it and edit it
Meaning I put up a full entry in the same day I start it, often putting it in stash and writing the description, tags, all that
Only to post it sometime the next day after I celebrate15. Do you write more today than you did in the past, or do you write less?
I do not actually write at all anymore, which is a shame
I used to be very active during Blood-Sport and I miss the tournament for that alone16. Do you think you’re justified in giving other people writing advice?
No, but I still do
I still offer my opinion
Because deep down, I have my own tastes and I do not hold others to my standards regarding style
As a result, I can only offer assistance in characterization and actual plot17. What are you currently trying to improve on?
Actually fucking sitting down and writing something18. What is the most difficult thing for you to write?
Besides sex scenes?
Kung fu fights, holy shit
How do you write that shit man
That is why
You can't fucking write a street fighter or mortal kombat story without it reading like a retarded kindergarten story19. What is the easiest thing for you to write?
Useless in world anecdotes, lore fluff and general descriptions of unnecessary things to add further depth to the universe established20. Do you like to challenge yourself?
I challenge myself every time I write
If you don't, you will never get better and you will fail to entertain anyone21. Are you confident that you’re improving steadily?
I feel like my writing is either constantly improving or at least getting better defined each time I post something22. Do you write more fan fiction, or more original fiction?
hahaha what u think m8? 23. Do you feel jealous when you see other people’s writing, or inspired? (Be honest!)
I feel inspired to do better than anyone better than me and motivated to decimate anyone lesser than me
This is not a team sport
Unless it is a collaborative effort, I am competing with every other writer for a reader base
Every single time I post something
So yeah, I get a little flim flammed with I see some really shitty literature getting a lot of attention when it does not deserve even a fav24. Do you like to write in silence, or with music?
Music is the most important part of my writing process
I select a soundtrack, as if it was for a movie or a game
And my music choice greatly affects the pace of which I draw and inspires every word I type
Writing without music to me is almost impossible
Music also helps me immerse myself, I almost like a method-actor when it comes to writing
One little anecdote I mention frequently is when I was writing Strelok during blood-sport, I kept a loaded handgun on my desk at all times
And I'd occasionally practice weapons retention with other weapons, while pacing my room
I have to become a different person when I write
So the music helps me push out everything else
And makes me think of things in a new world, a new environment
Otherwise, the static of the world around me would greatly interfere 25. For digital writers: what program(s) do you use?
Shit you not, I often just use typical wordpad and that
Fancy, I knowFor digital writers: how many edits does a typical piece require?
One, unless you want to rewrite something and compensate the rest of the writing for itFor traditional writers: what medium do you like most?
I used to be a pretentious, edgy prick and I wrote most of my stories free-hand in a notebook with an ink pen before typing them up
I did the entire first Blood-Sport this way
Occasionally some parts were written in German or Russian and translated later when typing it
I adopted this practice from Quentin Tarantino - who freehands all of his scripts first in a notebook to prevent people from stealing it but also because he is most inspired while doing soFor traditional writers: How do you usually start on a big piece?
"Fucking Christ I don't want to write how the fuck do I do this goddammit I will write a shitty outline holy shit this is bad damn"26. What inspires you to not just make literature, but to be a better writer?
It depends on how much I hate other writers or how much I want to show off
Yeah, I know I am a shitlord for that, ya cheeky fucks