Can you please tell the people reading this your name?
Danae Infinger Pen Names: Ariadne Morag and Demitria Teague
Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
www.FanFiction.Net Here is my personal url for the site: https://www.fanfiction.net/u/1136856/
What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?
I’m southern, so we like our sweet tea, but nothing makes me happier than a delicious mug of hot, creamy coffee.
What is your favorite beverage of choice? And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?
Mm… Chocolate milk.. and Coke.. and Mountain Dew (Regular, Code Red, and the blue kind – Can’t remember the name.)
What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?
I first saw the new Mountain Dew choices when I was working as a cashier at Winn Dixie. I thought Mm.. let’s try this. Although, I never believed for a second that new flavors could outdo the original Mountain Dew. I was right. I tried the white Mountain Dew flavor and it just tasted like a flat original flavored one. Such a huge disappointment. It’s like *tastes… makes face and hands it over to the person beside me – like, take this as far away from me as possible. I will never drink it again.
What foods do you love?
I love pizza – omg.. and beef flavored Ramen Noodles with hot sauce. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it. I also love Chinese food.
What is your go to food for comfort?
Original Lays Chips
What do you like to snack when writing?
I don’t like to eat when I’m writing, because I constantly have to clean my fingers off, but I do love chewing gum. It helps me focus, while giving me delicious mouth watering flavor.
Is there a scent that says home to you?
I’m a scent freak. I could have an entire room dedicated to things that smell good, but the only scent I can think of is coffee – fresh brewed. My dad has his routine that he makes at least two to three pots of coffee a day. He makes it so good that he’ll make enough for our huge family and just start passing mugs out.
Is there a scent you wish you never smelled…ever?
Omg.. Chicken manure.
If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be and why?
England. I love the accent.
If you could go back to any point in time, which would it be and why?
I would never want to go back in time. I believe that the past is what makes you who you are. I love who I am and would never want to risk losing any of the experiences that I’ve had. I am a stronger, happier, and more intelligent person because of my past.
What music do you like?
I enjoy all music – even classical, but my favorite genre is alternative rock.
Is there a genre or song you hate?
I don’t like songs that talk vulgar. Like, talking about your pants around your feet or something involving a woman’s vagina (the Pu**y word – Yuck!)
Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know:
I have O.C.D., which leads me to perfect my stories and finish what I start. I can’t leave things undone or it will drive me nuts until I finish it.
Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing – I know you’re excited…
Why did you start writing?
When I was a child I used to draw – A LOT. Most of the people that I drew were characters with full profiles. Names, ages, powers, clothes, their height, their likes and dislikes, their fears, strengths and weaknesses, all of that. Even what world they came from. I was a very creative and imaginative child. Eventually, just drawing wasn’t enough for me. I felt compelled to tell these character’s stories and it was only natural that I would start writing. I don’t remember when I first laid pen to paper and began to tell stories in the text medium, but I am sure glad that I did. My life has been the most rewarding only because writing has kept me sane. I never feel a level of immense joy until I get mondo inspiration for a story that I feel compelled to write and I never feel more me unless I’m writing it. When I finish it and finally put it out there, when someone lets me know how much they enjoyed it. It really lights up my soul when I know that I have entertained someone for even a small amount of their time and that they enjoyed it. Writing isn’t just what I do it’s who I am.
What do you enjoy the most about it?
It’s pure creation. I get to be a spectator of life and beauty and wonder coming from no where. A reader is just a person who is taken on an adventure. The writer get’s the front row seat at the very creation of it. Because my stories write themselves I stare wide eyes as these amazing people and amazing worlds come into view and flow out of my fingertips on to a blank page or screen. It’s the greatest gift in the world and I feel blessed to be a writer.
What do you like least about it?
A lot of times when I’m away from writing for a little while, a day or two, because I couldn’t bare to go any longer than that with out writing, when I go back to it I feel this horrible sense of dread. It’s just my body’s resistance to having to make the effort and do something. I don’t know why I get like this, because I absolutely love to write. That dread eats me up so bad, though. Ugh. But I press on and push through it and am rewarded with the magic of pure creation.
That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?
I have never published anything the old fashioned way, but I have published stuff on www.FanFiction.Net and Yahoo Contributor and each time I publish anything I either feel extremely excited to finally get it up or I roll my eyes and sigh, so relieved to finally get that project away from me. When you read something over and over and over to edit it, it gets old. To me any way. I’m a Gemini. I like fresh things and I love to begin things. It takes real effort for me to push through and finish stuff.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Everything inspires me. Movies, books, poems, lyrics, hearing bits of random conversation, images, and sometimes I just have awesome ideas pop in to my head from nowhere. Sometimes, a single color will evoke a story to life and it feels like it just blossoms like a flower in my head and I run to paper and write it down, because I can hardly contain myself with the excitement that I feel.
What is your writing area i.e do you use computer or paper, or both? Or another medium?
I use both computer and paper. I’ve thought about using a voice recorder, but I don’t really think it’d be a smart thing to voice aloud some of the things that pop in to my head. I have family members around all the time and I don’t want to have to explain myself or deal with the weird looks they give me.
Do you use an outline, rough draft, or just write?
I lay out main ideas and places I want the story to go. I also write out character development and the synopsis. All these things may change, but they give me a direction. As for the story itself, I just let it flow out of me. I don’t believe that you can control a story that already has a life of it’s own and it’s be crazy to try and a waste of time. You’d do more fighting with your story then actually writing it, so I just let it come as it comes.
What do you do while you’re writing (i.e listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?
I listen to music, most of the time I have headphones in my ears to block out the world. It becomes my writing world bubble and nothing can disturb me. If I don’t have headphones I will turn on some music or let a movie play in the background, as long as there isn’t a bunch of people running around making a lot of noise.
What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?
Having the misfortune of not having a pair of headphones. When people run around me making a lot of unnecessary noise. AKA: Screaming kids. I know they can’t help it, but grrr… I end up moving to another room, at times, changing from computer to paper.
If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?
I haven’t finished any fic yet, but I am very happy and excited when I finish each chapter.
Who are your favorite characters in the TVD Fandom to write?
Jeremy Gilbert, Elena Gilbert, Damon Salvatore, Bonnie Bennett, Alaric Saltzman
Jeremy is obvious, hot hot, and he can fight, so it’s natural that I would love to write about him. Jeremy and Elena have been through so much, so I usually write them together. Elena as a vampire was very refreshing, because she became a stronger character, so it gave me more exciting story options. Damon Salvatore is a very complex character. He went from seemingly evil to becoming one of the strongest, most loyal people on the show.
Most of his problems are because of his brother and Katherine, so I learned to love him. I was so happy when Elena chose him instead of Stefan. I like the whole family thing of Damon taking care of Elena and Jeremy. Bonnie Bennett is a sweet, loyal, strong personality with kick ass witch powers and determination. She brought Jeremy back from the dead and gave up her own life to do it.
Even as a ghost she’s there for the betterment of her friends. (Yeah, I’m a little behind on the show, but it’s still good stuff.) I also look forward to seeing what happens, relationship wise with Jeremy and Bonnie. They belong together. Alaric Saltzman, is hot hot hot… just saying, but he’s more than that.
If he wasn’t hot I would most likely still be writing about him, because he really is an awesome character. All of the things that he went through to find out about his wife’s death. The struggle he had with developing a second, evil, personality and the fact that he became a vampire along the way of trying to kill vampires. He’s also the one guy that Damon became best friends with even though the two of them first hated each other and Damon even killed him once or twice. Because of Alaric, Damon reached a new level of transformation in his personality and I appreciate that.
Now, I can’t help myself, but I like to ‘go there’ and write things that are not very pleasant for the characters and these personalities are the ones that I find the most fun to torture. I don’t like to write them being tortured to death, but I like to take them through a journey where they are forced to deal with things that they don’t like and I like to write about their transformation and about the lessons they learn along the way. It’s even more fun to write a continuance, a story after the first one where they are already transformed, because they are stronger and more knowledgeable and can deal with things they didn’t used to be able to deal with. I love the shock or impressed reaction from their friends and family. They go from being these weak, helpless people, to a modern day powerhouse leader in their own life.
I wrote all of that to explain to you just the way I think about characters and why I choose them to write about. I don’t just choose random characters and see what I come up with. I have to have respect and appreciation for them as they are. Or, they just have to be devious or vulnerable enough for me to play with them and see what I can do for their future.
Who are your least favorite characters in the TVD Fandom to write?
He’s one of those characters that has done more bad than good and he keeps on making the same mistakes. Like, if human blood comes in to play and he loses control he can’t help himself. He freaking fed off people until he ripped their heads off. I believe they called him the shredder or something like that.. no.. it was the ripper. *shudders* When Elena chose Stefan and not him he freaks out, turns off his humanity switch, and guess what? He becomes the ripper…on purpose. He whines and complains and soaks in his self pity about the things he’s done as the ripper and eventually people help him work through it and then he throws it all away and does it on purpose. My sympathy for him is gone. He’s a bad guy in good guys clothing. My least favorite type of character and person in the world.
What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?
My favorite story would have to be the one I am working on right now. It’s a slash fan fiction and it’s based on Supernatural. It’s my favorite, because I kept to the true character personalities. The title is called Shame and Game. You can try and guess why 😉 or read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10374476/1/Shame-and-Game
Read the reviews to the story here: https://www.fanfiction.net/r/10374476/
What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?
I can’t think of any scenes that have been difficult for me. I don’t have a problem with detail. My stories write themselves. Now, if I try to write anything without being inspired, then the entire experience feels likes I’m wading through sludge. That’s why I usually begin my writing experience by looking at inspirational images, listening to music, watching music videos, or writing something unrelated to my project to open my mind. It’s the most effective way for me. I always have headphones in my ears, listening to music. Or, if it’s quiet I put some music on the radio or use the satellite music channels on my t.v. to get me in the mood.
Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?
I basically try to stick with the characters actual personality. Sometimes, I’ll throw stuff like that in if I feel it will work, but each character is different. Occassionally, I’ll write about those characters that do similar thing unknowingly. That goes with all my characters.
Which ones and whom?
What do you like most about The Vampire Diaries Fandom?
A Fandom is like every other Fandom. It’s about the fan’s ranting and raving and showing their support. I’ve seen amazing edited pictures and fan fictions. Someone even edited a picture with Damon’s face over a beautiful sun set and put Happy Birthday on it for my birthday. Now, that was cool. It was very touching that someone would go through that much trouble for me.
How would you describe your fics?
I don’t really know how to answer this other than saying that all of them are different. Besides, main ideas in the plot or main things about the characters, I don’t like to lay out my stories, so I never know where they’re going to end up. I say that some of them are fun and funny and others are deep and tortuous. According to my fans, they are entertaining. That and the fact that they make me happy to write them is all that is important.
What story would you recommend, of your own, for a new fan to start first?
I would have to say ‘Mentalist Slash Vampire’ and the reason I say that is because that is a pure fan fiction. There is no smut or slash. Just pure wholesome, fantasy/Patrick/Lisbon/Vanpelt/Rigsby/Cho goodness. I stick to the characters’ personalities as much as possible and I like to see what I can do with them. There are a few chapters and if anything it will give you a good look at my writing style.
You can read the story here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7293611/1/The-Mentalist-Slash-Vampires
Now the HARD questions:
If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?
Make sure that your story is something that you are ecstatic about. If you started writing it, then changed things because you didn’t think anyone would like it, then you cheated yourself. When you write, do it to entertain yourself. When you do that every single word is thick with your passion. Your readers will be able to see that and feel that. They will only enjoy your story as much as you do if you are true to yourself. If you’re not passionate about what you’re writing then your stories will be dull and lifeless and your readers will be able to pick up on that too, because your story will most likely put them to sleep.
If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say? (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)
I would tell myself to stop slacking and finish something. It’s what I always tell myself to kick my butt in gear. I know this statement may sound harsh to others, but if you know me and my personality, a dose of harshness mixed with a smirk and some humor actually does make me work harder. I like to amuse myself. When I get that warm fuzzy feeling like I want to laugh I feel better and want to write.
What 5 stories would you recommend someone read? Please list fandom, sites, and name with pairing.
1) Charmed: It’s an adorable story with Dean Winchester/Castiel Slash Pairing. The fandom is Diestiel.
Read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10302908/1/Charmed
2) Bending Supernatural Reality: Another Dean Winchester/Castiel Slash Pairing. The fandom is Diestiel.
Read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10095582/1/Bending-Supernatural-Reality
3) The Day I Fly Away: It shows you how Castiel is with a cracked, confused mind. Dean Winchester is his doctor, but it’s not slash. The fandom is Supernatural.
Read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10380742/1/The-Day-I-Fly-Away
4) Psych Takes A Vacation (Another Fan Fiction Of Mine): No pairings. Fandom Psych.
Read it here: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6044043/1/Psych-Takes-A-Vacation
5) Avengers: Casual Affair: Loki/Tony Stark Slash Pairing. The fandom is Avenger or Iron/Ice. This story was written with great care to blend the events of Iron Man 1 and Thor in to it. There is also a video, which the Slash fiction was based off of.
Read it here: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1112326
Watch the video:
Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.
No. You really covered it. 🙂
Thanks!! I will be turning this in. Now questions about your favorite character
Name of Character:
Story he/she is in:
He’s not originally from a story.
Is he/she an Original Character or a series known?
He is the main character from the hit television series Psych.
Are they In Character or Out of Character?
He pretty much plays as many roles as he wants to to get his way.
Shawnster, The Amazing Psych Man
Date of Birth:
Psychic Consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department
Stats (Aka height, hair color, eye color, and so on):
Height/Unknown, Hair Color/Brown, Eye Color/Brown
Burton ‘Gus’ Gustor, Pierre Desperaux
Impossible to list in this tiny space.
Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings:
If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be?
Um.. knowing Shawn, it would probably involve something with Pineapples.
What is their favorite Movie?
There really is no telling. Shawn and Gus watch movies all the time and have marathons.
What is something that the fans don’t know about your character?
He’s not my character. I hope that wasn’t implied. But in my story Psych Takes A Vacation it could be hinted that he has a supernatural ability… or is bisexual… it’s still debatable.