Beth. Bubble Butt or Bethy Boy will
get you a black eye (grin).
Where are you from (Country and/or State)?
I spent most of my youth on a farm outside
a small town called Homedale…located in the southern part
of Idaho. However, I reside now in Cheney, Washington.
How did you get into the Mag7 fandom?
I saw the commercials on CBS for a new
western and went nuts. I watched that station just for the previews
(the bastards!) Anyway, I started out wanting to watch it for Michael
Biehn, but this guy in a red jacket showed up and I was asking…Michael
How long have you been writing Mag7
I started my first fic during the second
season of the show…but I didn’t get it posted until
I realized people actually wrote fanfiction and I actually wasn’t
all that crazy.
How has your writing changed since you
My grammar has GREATLY improved, and
that is because of all the awesome betas I’ve had the privilege
of working with. I learned more from them than any of my college
Is this your only fandom, your major
fandom or one of the many?
I tried other fandoms, but they just
don’t have the amount of excellent writers this one seems
What is it about this fandom that you
The awesome writers, the well crafted
stories, the good lookin’ men that seem to be in them…
Did you like the Old West before Mag7
or did that come afterwards?
Heck yes, I think I was born with a
horse in one hand and a cowboy in the other. I grew up around horses…add
a dude to that—I’m hooked.
Did you see the show before you got
into the fandom or after, or haven’t you seen the show yet?
I saw the show…taped them and watched
them over and over again…all the while cursing CBS, and the
writers/producers of the show for not taking it to its full potential.
What do you think about the show opposed
to the fandom? Is the show your main interest and the fandom comes
after or the other way around and why?
Fandom comes first…there’re
just way too many excellent writers out there that have taken each
of the seven farther than the show did.
What are you working on right now?
I just finished my next FBI fic and I’ll
try and finish up a challenge…then I’ve got more stories
in the works…better get busy.
How and where do you write?
I write all the time…give me a
piece of paper and a pen and something will be down. While half
my brain is working on plot lines the other half is doing what I
should be doing. I don’t watch TV…I just don’t
have a show that I have to see every week (not anymore) so I do
a lot of writing while most of my family or friends are in front
of the boobtube.
What’s the hardest part about
writing in this fandom?
Staying true to the characters, I blame
the writers of the TV series for that…they left the guys out
there without much of anything, so on one hand it’s great
to take them and run with your ideas.
Why do you write?
I have to…if I didn’t write
I’d go nuts.
What writers do you think you've been
John Sanford without a doubt, I love
his style. I’m a huge David Wiltse fan as well, add in O’Henry
and a few of the classics and I’m good to go. When I was in
5th grade a read a book called, Black Like Me, by John Howard Griffin…it’s
awesome and I decided after writing that book that I wanted to be
a writer…didn’t matter what.
What advice would you offer to beginning
Write!!! Write, and don’t stop!!
It’s a wonderful way to use your creative juices and in this
day in age we need that. Who cares what other people think of your
writing, just keep at it…in time you’ll watch it grow.
Where do you get your inspiration for
your stories from?
Everywhere…music, song titles,
pictures…artworks, TV commercials, urban legends, stories
I’d heard as a kid…and the list goes on.
Do you read any of the other AU’s
(ATF, LB and so on) out there and do you have a favourite?
I read them and I write them…it’s
a great way to force the guys into different situations. I do not
have a favourite…as long as it’s well written and thought
What do you look for as a reader of
First, the idea…if the idea is
good then the story has potential. I look for fairly good writing
skills, someone who knows how to write a paragraph and not a block
of words. I love a showing of dimension in the characters, if they’re
flat…I lose interest in the story and quit reading.
Do you think there's anything missing
in the fandom? Types of stories or certain characters that you'd
like to see more of?
What do I think is missing…the
money to produce our own M7 TV show…
I’d like to see Nathan in more stories (including my own)
and with more of a rounded personality. I can only take so much
of him hating Ezra.
Are there any characters or situations
that you don't think you'll ever write?
Slash and Het…can’t read
it and I wouldn’t want to even try. I feel like a peeping
Tom, seeing that I know what these guys look like, and how they
react to situations. I can read a bodice ripper novel without any
trouble…but I don’t really know what the people look
like other than my own interpretation of the writer’s description.
Who’s your favourite character
Ezra, hands down. He’s complex,
entertaining, good looking, charismatic, unattainable, and downright
nasty. I love a guy who can rob you blind while buying you a drink…there’s
something about that…makes feel all warm and fuzzy inside,
Who’s your second favourite character
I love Josiah, Buck, and Vin…they’d
all have to come in second. I enjoy Josiah in fanfiction more than
I did on the show…same with the others. There’s a lot
of good chemistry between the actors, but even more when a good
writer paints a picture of their idea.
Who’s your favourite bad guy and
Ma Nichols! I loved her…she just
made you mad as hell, but there was an underlying drive that Tyne
Daly was able to capture.
What’s your favourite episode
Vendetta, it had to have been one of
the best when it came to writing…they really did an awesome
job with it and if they’d done more writing like that for
the entire season…we may still be watching the show.
What’s your favourite story and
I can’t pick just one…there
are so many excellent stories out there. By combining good ideas
with complete thoughts and a definite understanding of the subject
one is writing about, how can you go wrong?
Any favourite author?
Too many to choose from, I honestly believe
this fandom has the best to pick from.
What storyline would you most have liked
to see in season 3?
Just one…how about Vin and the
bounty on his head, Ezra’s relationship with his mother—and
did he have a father? What about Buck…I would love to know
more about his relationship with Chris. And Nathan…what about
his sisters? Does Ella Gains come back and send her revenge against
the 7? So many ideas and storylines…damn CBS!
If you could change one thing about
the show, what would it be?
It would still be on the air and I could
bask in Anthony Starke’s excellence as an actor every friggin’
night of the week.
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