Monday, February 7, 2011

GemmaLisax Pursued by CareMarie

* Author Name: GEMMALISAX

* Stories: A Different Direction; One Hell of a Forever; Spontaneous Combustion; Dracula?; Three

CareMarie: Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Gemmalisax: I always hate this part, *Laughs*. Well, I'm 29yrs old, a single mother of two fantastic and highly independant girls. I'm a housewife, or a stay at home mum or whatever it is that they call someone that spends way too much time within the fandom while watching the children and keeping house, *laughs*. I read a lot and now write a lot and I am also staff on the Darkest Temptations blog and the soon to be live Twitrite HQ blog.

CareMarie: How did you get introduced into Fan Fiction?
Gemmalisax: My sister literally dragged me to the computer at my parents house, sat me down and ordered me to read. As cheesy as it sounds, I really did never look back and I've been hooked ever since. It gave me the ability to stay in the Twilight world which I loved and do here I am.

CareMarie: Do you remember the first story you read?
Gemmalisax: Family Therapy: Cullen Style. It was so funny, and a brilliant take on the Twilight world. I sat and read it the whole way through after my sister sat my arse in the chair. It was awesome.

CareMarie: Is there a story behind your pen name? No, LOL. Not really. It's my first and middle name combined. The 'X' was added when I joined twitter, and I changed my pen name accordingly.

CareMarie: What story (ies) are you reading right now?
Gemmalisax: Wow...I am reading so many right now. My J/B stories that I drop everything for are Conversations With my Killer, by OracleVas; Saving Bella by Mynxi; Finding Me by Carolinagirl1275; A Delicate Line by DarkNnerdy. They are only the ones that I can think of off the top of my head. Also, I can't forget about Master of the Universe. I love that story!!

CareMarie: Do you have a favorite character and if so, why that character?
Gemmalisax: It might seem like a cop out, but my fave character is Bella. I love what can be done with her character or when she's kept canon and I love her as the main character in whatever story or paring that I read.

CareMarie: First off, tell us a little bit about your stories:
Gemmalisax: Well, A Different Direction is my 'What If' story. It's Bella/Jasper, and I tried to keep it as origonal as possible. It's funny, I hope, and dark in places. There's angst and some sex and lots of fuckery and action.

One Hell of a Forever was written for the Death by Darksper contest that was held by the Darkest Temptations blog. It was my first forray into writing that I actually posted. I won (YAY!!) and started on A Diiferent Direction. This OS is dark, it was basically my fantasy version of the Cullen's. It was a lot of fin to write!

Spontaneous Combustion was literally born of Twitter fuckery. I was challenged or asked, or cajolled into writing a Vamp Cowboy Fire Fighter Jasper. It kinda got away from me and now involves all the Cullen men and Peter and Ben. There's even some plot in there. Somewhere.

Dracula? was my post for the Darkest Temptaions blog Halloween post. It was never meant as anything other than that, but I got a fair few requests to post it on my profile and to continue it. It's another dark one and has the vampires as more traditional. This OS or first chapter is from JPOV.

Three was something that I started writing at the same time as A Different Direction, I just chose ADD to do first. It's E/B/J guessed it...will be very dark. Bella has been having dreams or nightmares and that is the basis for the first chapter. This will be explored more as I get more into the story and I am very excited about writing it.

CareMarie: Why did you pick the pairings that you did?
Gemmalisax: I chose J/B because that was the idea that came for me. I read E/B, I love Edward and still consider myself a part of Team Edward. But I also love Jasper and what can be done with him, and in terms of who I wanted to write and who I found easier to write, it was him that spoke to me the most. However, Three, gives me the chance to bring Edward into my stories also.

CareMarie: Do you have a favorite point of view to write in?
Gemmalisax: The POV that I chose depends on what's going on in the chapter. At first it was BPOV that I found the easiest, but as I tried out more and switched between them, I just chose the POV to fit the situation.

CareMarie: Was there a part in the Twilight Saga that inspired you?
Gemmalisax: Ah...kind of. The whole thing inspired me, and then fanfiction really got the creative juices flowing by giving me an outlet for the ideas that were running around my mind.

CareMarie: How did you decide to post your stories?
Gemmalisax: My beta, Mynxi, made me. *Laughs*

CareMarie: Have you ever changed your story outline based off of a review? If so, what was the review and what did you change?
Gemmalisax: No, never. I have been very lucky with my reviews, but also I feel that the story is the authors and I have always had a very good idea of where I wanted the story to go. If i were to change that, it would put me off the whole thing.

CareMarie: Do any of your characters in your story remind you of yourself?
Gemmalisax: This is going to sound bad, but my drunk Bella has a lot of me in her. *Laughs* I think I channel my bitchy side when I write Rose. But I also think that any character that I write probably has some of me in there, even if it's small.

1 comment:

  1. Good job wifey! You're just awesomesauce all the way round! Love ya Mac.