Special Episode 7: The Serial Numbers
Special Episode 7, “The Serial Numbers,” is the first of a two-part series on Elizabeth and Flourish’s fanfiction writing practices. In this installment, Elizabeth interviews Flourish about her changing attitudes towards the relationship between canon and fic, different types of AUs, and “filing off the serial numbers.” They also discuss taste, genre conventions, influence in all kinds of writing, and finding the language to describe what your work is doing. To listen to this episode or read the transcript, pledge to our Patreon!
[00:02:10] In case you’re listening to these out of order…the “last episode” was number 81, “Happy Anniversary #3.”
[00:03:06] The XMFC fic Flourish recommended to Elizabeth is “Anarchy in the UK” by Yahtzee.
[00:13:47] The Georgette Heyer book in which Austen means you’re awesome is A Civil Contract.
[00:14:22] The Bustle article is “9 Works of Literature that are Basically Fanfiction.”
[00:22:10] The personal essay Flourish wrote about comics and access is “My Life With Comics.”