Interview with moneybeet
What is your favorite thing to cook? Pretty much any type of pasta is my favorite thing to cook. I have a lot of sentimental attachment to cooking it.
What type of music do you enjoy? I will listen to pretty much any type of music, aside from country. I love the lesser known bands and groups with unique sounds.
What talent do you have? I’ve been playing the flute for 12 years, the piccolo for the last 8, and played the tenor sax, oboe, and piano for a little while too.
What do people always ask you? In real life or online? In real life I am continually asked how old I am (23) because I look like I’m about 17. Online – especially on twitter – the number one question I am asked is when the next update will be. That’s followed closely by ‘how do you think of the twisted stuff Edward does to Bella?’ [The answer varies: some days it just comes to me, some of it is from various nightmares I've had over the years, some is inspired by music or music videos, etc.]
Where is the one place in the world that you would like to be? I would love to be back in Paris, but I’ve always wanted to live in London.
What do you love to do or wear even though it isn’t fashionable? I really love old clothes from the eighties. It’s awful and wrong but I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for block print sweaters with shoulder pads and leggings.
What is your greatest fear? My greatest fear is being a bad human being. I’m terrified about never becoming a valuable member of society. Other things I’m afraid of include: needles entering my skin, heights, and deep water.
What is your guiltiest pleasure? Twilight is my guiltiest pleasure. I have a couple of others too: shopping at thrift stores, drinking slurpees, and watching America’s Next Top Model.
What did your mother always tell you to do? My mother always told me to make good choices. My dad, on the other hand, used to tell my brothers and I to keep our mouths shut and our pants zipped.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? My best friend gave me excellent advice a couple of years ago: Be yourself. Never be afraid of who you are.
What is the worst pick up line that you’ve ever heard? I used to be a waitress and always had to endure awful pick up lines. My two favorites:
Guy #1: Comes in, orders a coffee. Gets my attention and simply says, “I like your face.” That’s all. No follow up. Just “I like your face.”Guy #2: Leaves a map to his house drawn on a napkin with the heading ‘Guy in White Shirt Thinks You’re Hot’. Followed by ‘come here for a good time’ on the back.
When you were a child what did you want to grow up to be? When I was a child, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Well, first a professional basketball player, then a doctor, then a veterinarian.
Why do you enjoy writing? Writing is enjoyable to me because it is always a challenge. Coming up with new concepts and making them adhere to a plotline is always interesting. Plus there’s so much creativity. I love it.
What do you find hardest to do in writing fanfiction? The hardest thing about writing fanfiction is avoiding overused plotlines or fanfiction clichés. I try really hard to think outside the standard format for writing ff.
Why do you love Twilight? It's funny -and kind of blasphemous - but I'm actually not in love with Twilight. The characters are interesting, the storyline is good, but I'm not in love with it. (Please don't hurt me!!!)
What is your most favorite underappreciated fanfiction? My favorite under appreciated fanfiction has to be Octoberland's Hold Me. Seriously, her version of deranged newborn Bella gives me goosebumps. I absolutely love it.
What is your next story going to be? My next story will probably be a collection of cut scenes from Lovegame. After that, I would really like to write something fluffy and sweet. I’ve been kicking around an idea for a NM AU fic inspired by Pablo Neruda’s love sonnets. (He’s one of my favorite poets.)
If you absolutely had to choose between team Jacob or team Edward which would be (no saying you can’t or saying another team instead, choose one of the two)? Ugh, if I absolutely have to choose…I pick Team Edward. Jacob becomes a little too manipulative for my liking in Eclipse.