D (for your big bang story) & G for the fic writer ask game?
Terra, my pal, my buddy. You’re the best.
D) Is there a song or a playlist to associate with your big bang?
OMG YES. I keep meaning to talk about this but never do! Nearly all of the aesthetic and romantic and poetic aspects of the fic (as well as SO MUCH of Eugene and Snafu’s relationship) are inspired by 3rd Planet by Modest Mouse off of their album The Moon & Antarctica.
In particular, a few lyrics:
your heart felt good / it was dripping pitch and made of wood
the universe is shaped exactly like the earth / if you go straight long enough you’ll end up where you were
given that our blood is just like the Atlantic
I absolutely love exploring and writing about relationship between the human body and nature, the human body/soul and the universe. The idea that, in this fic, people who know such different realities are all connected through their humanity and their universe.
I listen to the entire album while I write, honestly.
G) Do you write your story from start to finish, or do you write the scenes out of order?
Dude, I wish I could write my story in order. My brain is just like “I LIKE THIS SCENE LET’S DO THIS ONE” and all the in-between stuff takes so much more effort to write. But such is life.
Thank you so much for the ask, I really appreciate it. <3