April 10, 2010

Sue's interview with Justforkit about 'The Groupie'

Ok, many of you know of my love of JustForkIt.

FIRST, how can you not love her? The user name alone is pure genius!
Second, she is funny.
Third, I think she can write.

SO she told me about her new fic The Groupie in our last interview for the fic, It Isn't Stalking If You Don't Get Caught, a collab she writes with Mels.

And me being ME, I had to read it.

From Chapter One, I was intrigued.

Here is her summary
Groupie: N a fan of a singer/band who usually follows around on concert tours Or.. a girl who has fallen in love with her best friend, even when she knows she shouldn't. E/B Romance, Angst, Humor
Twilight - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 47,405 - Reviews: 262 - Updated: 1-10-10 - Published: 12-2-09 - Bella & Edward

And here is mine:

Bella and Edward are pals, one of them is in love and it is not Eddie boy.
He is clueless.
Bella does everything to support him and his dream and eventually he makes it BIG as a singer. She was his groupie for a while, then she got a real job.

She goes back to following him around, because she wants to.

How does she cope with her love for him and his cluelessness?
How does Edward deal when he finds out she loves him?
Well we are in the middle of the story right now, and we have no idea what the heck is happening!

What fascinates me about this fic is, right now, Bella is an idiot. She does things in here that just makes you wanna grab her by the shoulders and say HONEY you gotta stop you are destroying yourself! and the good thing is her friends try to do that ! You worry about this Bella because you KNOW she is better you KNOW she can do better and you want to see her do better !!

That's right folks. You do not have to be a Darwin award nominee to be stupid. Love does it people love and anger two powerful emotions that make even the best and brightest do things they know they should not do!

I am looking forward to seeing this Bella grow up and get a backbone, and become the woman I KNOW she can be.

OH, Here is the banner I made for her story. I AM NOT a banner maker but JustForkIt is easily satisfied!!

Do I have insider information about how this is gonna happen?
NOPE. JustForkIt is VERY tight lipped about what is gonna happen.

Let's just say, I have hope for Bella.
I also have hope for Edward.

My hopes are that they will, at LEAST, end up as friends.

So I sat down in Gchat with Mels and Justforkit and we hashed out this little interview. I hope you have as much fun watching me pull teeth as I did!!

The neat thing about this interview, is MELS had her own Qs to ask her friend!!



*waves shyly* hi sue


JustForkIt: Don't be shy

we all friends here

J: Hit me with your best shots

I have the right to choose not to answer


*sits down with my glass of water*

M: you will answer every question i give you and you will love it.

J: lmao

Where did you get the idea for this story? What was your inspiration?

M: *pops open a red bull and dumps some juicy fruit in mouth*
S: *Lights up a smoke and drinks a coke*
J: Can I not answer that one?
S: Yes you can
J: Yeah and I wanna skip that one
S: WHAT?? WHY that is my best Q LOL
J: BC only two people know where I got the inspiration and its really personal.
J: something I really would like to not share with everyone.
Mel: ok here's my first question


J: LMAO mel

Mel: What is one thing about your story you wish you could explain to your readers?
J: I can only imagine where this will go
That it wont be perfect. It will be complicated and messy and you will get pissed off at the characters.
S: Which is a good thing sometimes
J: Yeah. Because life is messy.
I don't know one relationship that is perfect.
S: Mine is perfectly messy
J: perfectly imperfect :o)

M: Why do you think it is important to place an emphasis on writing situations that are similar to real life rather than fantasy?
J: Because even though this story is rated M, I know teenage girls read it. And they need to realize that when you grow up your life wont be perfect.
S: We know Teenage girls are reading all of these fics

M: Do you think readers appreciate the more "real life" aspect of your stories?
J: Relationships are hard and they take work. It isn't all fairy tails and fading to black. lol
S: Mel am I gonna get to ask her anything?

M: ok sorry *steps back*
S: NO NOI am just giving you shit


J: I think they do to a certain point, until it gets too real. Then they get pissed bc its hard to deal with.

Why should readers read your story?
J: Because I am awesome? lmao
J: Because this story shows a very real Bella and a very real Edward.
S: YUP both flawed and not sparkly
J: Yup

So you do anything special while writing a chapter like listen to special music, need total silence, eat a bag of M&M's, drink heavily, whatever…?

S: Mel next Q is yours to ask!
J: As always... music. always.

M: What kinds of stories inspire you/make you want to be part of the fandom?
J: Would it make a total bitch to say Stalking? LMFAO lol
S: I do not think so 
J: Seriously though
S: I love the characters of Stalking
J: I love stories that don't paint a fairy tail picture!! I love stories that take chances and don't do what everyone expects.
S: I got lots of those!

What do you do after you click the submit button for a chapter?
J: I immediately want to go back and rewrite the chapter. You can ask Mel or Di... I constantly doubt everything I write.
S: shame on you
you should be proud of it
J: I'm semi OCD about it.
S: just put it out there
I do
and look at all the fans I have
like 20
J: lmao

S: seriously!

J: I think its bc all of my stories are so personal. THO was like a therapy session for me bc of issues I have with my MIL.

Mel: she does its true :)

Ok chas, question

J: And then the Groupie is probably the most personal thing Ive ever written... I want it to be perfect

Ok mel


M: I know you cant tell us what happens next or in the future but can you tell us if we'll get to learn more about Edward and Bella's backstory?
S: OHH Good Q
M: :)
J: Yes. There will be a period where Bella is... um... doing a lot of soul searching. And there will be a lot of looking back over everything that led to her reaching that point. A lot of flashbacks.

Do you have a soundtrack to your stories?
S: Go ahead say what you wanted
J: Well the chapter titles are all songs, and each of the songs related to the chapter. But I have a Groupie play list and they are all songs that I can listen to and feel the characters. Not just Bella or Edward, but Alice, Jasper, Emmett and Rosalie.
S: Do you have this on mix pod or something?
J: Nope, its my own personal play list that I wont share with anyone. I let Mel listen to a few songs when we were driving through Texas, but I'm very stingy with it.
S: I understand
J: That makes me sound like a bitch lol
S: NO you said it is personal also different songs mean different things to different people

for example
J: exactly
S: The Song by Kenny Rodgers called Little Boy

makes me bawl like a baby

others would say

WHO THE FUCK is Kenny Rodgers

J: lol

I know who he is

S: but you get the idea

Mels you got another !


.fuck me I cant type

M: If you had the option to be a groupie for any band who would you choose?
J: Kings of Leon lmao no doubt about it
J: Or 100 Monkeys.... only for FrodoBen though
S: I suck at music stuff
M: monkeyssss
S: I only heard of these groups because of fics
J: lol
S: how sad is that I am so damn old
J: Oh music is mah life lol I has to have it
S: mine too just different kinds

M: Ok chas, one thing you wish you knew about the fanfic fandom before you started?
J: Are you trying to get me in trouble?


M: no not anything like that just one think you wish you knew
J: I wish that I had known who i could and couldn't trust. In the beginning I met some folks who I thought were really cool and they ended up kind of screwing me over. But then I've met some other people who have turned out to be some of my best friends.

What actor/actress do you picture as YOUR Edward and Bella?
S: (can be ANYONE) (or NO ONE)
J: Well... Bella is me. lol or was me... a long long time ago.
S: I thought so
J: I dont really see anyone as Edward.
S: So nameless faceless Eddiekins
M: i kinda picture john mayerish guy
S: and YOU
J: I picture a mix of like Caleb from KOL, Rob, Jackson Rathbone and John Mayer
M: jacksonnnn!
oh why did you have o speak his name
J: Shocking right?lol
S: umm you have a thing for the dude in the wig that made him look like a fluffed up Qtip?
J: Me?
M: *glares at sue*
S: No J not you
DONT glare at me he looked like SHIT in that wig!!
J: I have no feelings for Jackson Rathbone... as Jasper or not lmao
M: i hated that wig but yes, i heart me some jrathboner
S: The WIG was STUPID bad idea on costumes to do that to him and TO Jasper
the character is not supposed to look like a jacked up Qtip
Ok moving on
J: lmao
M: well maybe if he hadn't mohawked his hair....
S: There has to be BETTER wigs I have better wigs in my stash of costume shit
THERE MUST be better wigs
they can SPLURGE and spend 50$ on a better wig just saying

OK REALLY moving away from that

J: lets all hope for better in the next movie
S: I get a little nuts about that stuff LOL
J: LMAo ok continue lol

Is the story all planned out or do you do it as a fly by the seat of your pants thing?
J: No its very planned. I know exactly what will happen.

Ok Mels what do you got?
J: *takes a sip of water and waits*
S: I hope I did not piss her off by talking about how the makeup costume crew fucked up Jasper
J: lmao no you didn't I'm sure
S: but they did
M: ok sorry
S: he is a cute kid and should not be forced into that shit

Mel: Will Jacob make an appearance?
J: He already has yo lmao
M: wtf i read to much fic
J: lmao
J: He wont have a large roll... how about that lol
M: ok i got a good question

Why did you choose to make Mike the ex-bf and not Jacob?
J: bc I like Jacob as a character, him being this like cheerful guy who is just a good guy. I hate him being changed into a douche bc of issues with Edward. So... poor Mike got the role.

Do you have a posting Schedule? If so what is it?
J: Nope. I try to post once a week, but that doesn't always happen.
S: Fair enough

Mel: If Edward and Bella don't work out can you tell him I'm interested? :)
J: Will do. But as your friend I wouldn't want you to be with him.

Do you believe in HEA?
S: This is my subtle way of figuring out what is gonna happen see I am subtle as a SLEDGEHAMMER
J: I like the idea of a HEA, but I don't think that we are entitled to one. :o)
S: and in this fic (come on this is like pulling teeth)
J: Not saying :o)
frutrated scream over
J: Only one person, other than me, knows how it will end.
S: MELS??? is it you?? I will bribe you with brownies??
M: *smirks* there are perks to be fanfuckingtastic :)
J: She has to put with a lot to earn such privileges
S: damn

Give me a list of your current projects AND do you have any more fic plans in the future?
J: Assward meets Bella, which is a prequel to THO. Stalking, which is fantastic. The Groupie and that's it right now.

Mel: tell us a random fact about yourself.
J: lmao :)
S: GOOD ONE I am stealing that one! with your permission
J: Um. I count constantly.
M: cool! yes you can have it sue
S: THANKS ! I will credit you Till I forget to
M: no worries
S: SOO Random fact about yourself!
J: I count constantly.
S: OH DER I am an idiot

What brought you to fanfic? To twilight?
J: lol
we had just moved to a new town where I knew no one. I wasn't working or anything and I got bored. I read Twilight as something to do during the day and the rest is history!

What is your background in writing?
J: Don't really have one. I always liked creative writing in school but that's it.


If you could have 15 minutes with any Edward FF or SM's, which one would you choose and would you do?
If you do not LIKE any of the Edwards feel to substitute an actor here. Rob, Kellan, PFATCH or even that S: OR a ginger if you want


S: I will accept HP actors here so long as I can have the TWINS
J: If I could have 15 min with Rupert Grint, he would be tied to a bed and my hands would be all over him. Especially his hair.
S: He might like that!
S: he has nice shoulders!
J: ...
If I could have 15 min with Stalkmett... we could cause all kinds of havoc!
S: SEE I would want 15 minutes with Stalkward he could help me with my puter shit
J: lmao
S: give me blog tips tell me how to make it more popular you know
J: He would be all over that
S: AND I have WIFI he would be happy at my house
J: lmao y'all could be bffs
S: TOTALLY I collect RobPorn, he can collect Bellaporn
we even put it in sleeves
we would be SET
kidding about the sleeves LOL
I have it professionally laminated
J: LMAO he isn't he actually does that

What is your FF pet peeve?
S: This is just for stories
J: Umm.....hmm
When they always make Bella clumsy or when they always make Rosalie vain and bitchy 
S: That's it? you are easy to please
J: I just wish people would be original lol
S: mine is WAYYY longer
J: lmao
you got another one?
J: lmao
S: OK Here is one
J: her computer sucks lol
S: Poor Mels I tend to talk over people I do not do it to be rude I am just oblivious

What is your Fandom PetPeeve?
J: People thinking Rob is Edward.That annoys me to no end.
S: LOL I find that funny
J: I just feel sorry for the guy.
S: cause neither is perfect
I do too but I still find his fame amusing. he is quirkyI like quirky

Ok This next Q is silly and I already know the answer
J: I like Rob a lot. I do not however like Edward.
S: Edward is an ASS in the books
J: Yes he is and I would punch him if I had to put up with his ass
S: and Bella is a WIMPand "in love" whatever OK

I know this answer already but I am asking anyways

Which character do you identify with the most?
J: lmao ok In my story? or in general?
S: In your story see why I know the answer
J: Bella. lol
S: yeah

Any character who would you like to see yourself with? Either as buddies or more?

S: in your story
J: I am lucky enough to have a Jasper in my life. He is a cool guy. So I would say Jasper :o)

Which RL author inspires you?
S: Agreed I can read and re read her books and find something NEW every time
J: She is a great lady.
S: Those books will stand the test of time and eventually be taught in schools

Did any FF authors inspire you?

J: there are way too many for me to just single a few out.We have so many talented authors in this fandom
S: True but off the top of your head
J: Mels and Di are my two main girls. I go to them with every idea I have.
S: OK see that was not so hard!
J: lmao

Any recs for us?
J: No Place Like Home by tellingmelies it is so great
S: I am reading it too!
J: A Great Fall by little miss whitlock
S: we are almost done I swear only 2 more Qs
J: Ok

If you could ask any Twilight Cast member a Question who would you ask and what would your Question be?

M: sorry i fell asleep
S: I did not mean to bore you! LOL
J: I would ask Rob what his favorite memory of the past year is.

Anything else you would like to add?
J: mmmmmmm nope lol


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