Name or Pseudonym:
Write under the moniker DorkJunkie


Larabee's Elite at
I happily share the site with SassySouix

Where are you from (Country and/or State)?
Southern Ohio in the good ol' USA

How did you get into the Mag7 fandom?
Watched the series on CBS and then when I got my computer, began prowling for something to read and stumbled on Jean's wonderful Abandoned... and was hooked all over again.

How long have you been writing Mag7 fanfiction?
Since the aired show

How has your writing changed since you first started?
LOL! I hope for the better! But I guess that is for the readers to decide.

Is this your only fandom, your major fandom or one of the many?
It is the only fandom I currently write. I have written and edited in several others over the years.

What is it about this fandom that you like?
The characters. They each bring something to the table and it is a nice challenge to work them together.
Also, this fandom as a group is one of the nicest I've encountered. And there is such an abundance of very talented writers who are a joy to read...and reread!

Did you like the Old West before Mag7 or did that come afterwards?
Oh, gee! I've loved westerns since discovering Zane Grey when I was ten years old! Dating myself here, I grew up watching all the old westerns... Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, High Chaparral.... long before they came to TV Land and
Hallmark! LOL!

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 before.

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?
Seeing the show before finding the fandom, I have to say there just wasn't enough episodes to satisfy me and I truly love the way the writers have expanded this world and expounded on the characters....

What are you working on right now?
Editing SassySouix's next piece! And I have two stories of my own which have been currently sidelined due to
overwhelming pressure of real life. I hope to get back to them soon.

How and where do you write?
Oddly enough, I long hand my original ideas with pen and paper and later type and expand the polished draft at the
computer. As to where I write... any place I can!

What's the hardest part about writing in this fandom?
Doing justice to all the characters. Someone always gets shorted.

Why do you write?
Because I have to! It's just a part of who I am. I don't think I can honestly remember a time when I haven't written!

What writers do you think you've been influenced by?
The aforementioned Zane Grey... he paints such wonderful visuals with his words. Louis L'Amour... who writes such action, and such depth of characters with his Sacketts. Jack Shaffer.... who captured the cowboy dying breed with his Shane and Monte Walsh.

What advice would you offer to beginning writers?
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! And if you want to be a writer, then start by being a reader! Read everything and anything. And once you start writing, have fun and trust your characters! They'll tell you where they want to go!

Where do you get your inspiration for your stories from?
Out of thin air. They just 'happen.' It goes back to the previous remark... the characters tell me what they want and I run with it....

Do you read any of the other AU's (ATF, LB and so on) out there and do you have a favourite?
This is the first fandom where I've actually broken down and read an AU! I really enjoy reading the ATF universe. And I have to say I love Sassy's Lil' Ezra series.

What do you look for as a reader of fanfiction?
A story that is well written, with as few errors as possible! I figure if an author cares enough to take pains with their work, then it is worth reading. If there's ten misspellings and bad punctuation in the first two lines, I don't care how great a plot it has, I ain't gonna read no further. I do like a good plot, with believable characters acting true to their nature.

Do you think there's anything missing in the fandom? Types of stories or certain characters that you'd like to see more of?
I think it could use a little more opening up of other characters... so many stories just focus on the Seven, which is fine, but it does get stale after a while. C'mon, there are more people in town than Inez and Mary and Billy! I'd like to see more interaction with OFCs.

Are there any characters or situations that you don't think you'll ever write?
I will never write a slash story and no death fics.

Who's your favourite character and why?
Vin. He is a lost and dying breed... a lost loner who has fought to find his own way. Those types of loner characters have always struck a chord in me.

Who's your second favourite character and why?
Ezra. He's so complex and full of surprises. When you think you know him, he ups and surprises the hell out of you.

Who's your favourite bad guy and why?
Ella Gaines. Just a nice twisted bitch in a male dominated arena.

What's your favourite episode and why?
Wagon Train.... It showed a side of Vin we'd not seen....

What's your favourite story and why?
Jean's Abandoned. As I stated earlier, that story got me hooked on M7 fanfic.

Any favourite author?
SassySouix, of course!

What storyline would you most have liked to see in season 3?
Any which expanded the characters and their backgrounds.

If you could change one thing about the show, what would it be?
More episodes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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