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How did you become a Spander reader/writer?

gacked from spikeswilngslav in bloodclaim:

01. What was the first Buffy ep you ever saw?

02. Was Spike or Xander the reason you kept watching?

03. If not, who/what was?

04. How did you feel about Spike and Xander when you first watched?

05. How did you discover Fanfic, and what was your first?(Author,title,pairing ,rating?)

06. If your first was het, then what was your first slash? How did you switch?

07. Who was your original OTP? (Be honest guys. Some of us were spuffys)

08. How or what made you switch to Spander?

09. What was your first Spander fic?

10. What is your all time favorite Spander fic?


My Answers

01. What was the first Buffy ep you ever saw?
The first buffy ep I ever saw was... the first Buffy ep ever screened on British terrestrial TV - S1:1. I was/am interested in vampires, and when I read the write-up in my TV magazine I was curious and made a point of tuning in.

02. Was Spike or Xander the reason you kept watching?
Well, Spike didn't appear until S2, and Xander was kinda goofy (except in The Pack, and dammit, wouldn't you know it, I missed that ep first time round!).

03. If not, who/what was?
I have to say I was in it for the general vampiness of the show, and I thought Angel was decent eyecandy and I've always loved ASH so... I just kept watching.

04. How did you feel about Spike and Xander when you first watched?
When Spike stepped out of that DeSoto and lit up I went to a happy place. Xander took longer to grow on me, mainly because I missed seeing hyena!Xander, but I loved his humour and the 'hurt me' vibe he seems to put out all the time.

05. How did you discover Fanfic, and what was your first?(Author,title,pairing,rating?)
An online friend was writing a Harry Potter fic, starring Lucius Malfoy and an OFC in a D/s relationship. I'd never read fanfic before at all, but I was curious, so, as a) I love reading and b) she is a friend, I went and read and enjoyed and commented, and ended up betaing several chapters for her. (The journal this was stored in has since been deleted, and my memory will not provide me with the title, though I can tell you it was definitely NC-17.)

06. If your first was het, then what was your first slash? How did you switch?
Once that I finished with the above-mentioned fic, my curiosity got the better of me and I did a search for fanfic in LJ. The Buffy fic seemed very prolific so I followed a link (sadly lost to memory) to a page containing a link to alexandriabrown's fic. The very idea of Spike and Xander getting groiny was enough to send me into hysterical laughter, but once I'd regained control I went for a quick read, thinking it would be oh-so-very-bad and completely unbelievable.

A few pages into 'Waiting Here' and I was hooked: in tears and in love with the pairing and the genre. Slash was the new chocolate in my life. *g* W.H.'s NC-17, contains graphic violence and rape and self-harm, and you need a box of tissues to keep the keyboard dry.

It's a shame AB has left the fandom as she had several good WiPs going that I would love to see finished, but they're still good reads as they stand.

07. Who was your original OTP? (Be honest guys. Some of us were spuffys) &
08. How or what made you switch to Spander?

I got lucky. I started off with Spander and I've never looked back. They were my OTP before I'd left AB's (now deleted) website, and, despite taking a look at other pairings, I have remained a Spanderette (&tradeliterati) since that first fic, read in November 2003.

09. What was your first Spander fic?
See the answer to #6.

10. What is your all time favorite Spander fic?
I'm supposed to pick one?! Impossible.
Go here -> bloodclaim and look at the list of fic in the right hand column. Thet are some of my favourites. ;o)



spikeswilngslav wrote: "Please post your answers behind a lj cut in your next journal entry. If you want to just write it out in essay form that's cool too. You don't have to give numbered answers. You don't have to post my questions either.(but it would be nice to pass it around and find out from more people) Please post a comment telling me where I can read your answers w/ a link to your LJ please."

So there ya go. ;o)

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