B: Any of your stories inspired by personal experience?
Sadly no, even though I tried to write a now deleted Batman fic where eight rogues go on a trip in Europe, inspired by my own trip with the school.
K: What’s the angstiest idea you’ve ever come up with?
I didn’t quite “come up with” an idea, mostly I even listened to a very sad song or I read a book that sparked up my fic-soaked brain. This one is inspired by a book where the main character kills his wife, then spends the rest of the book trying not to go crazy. Spoiler alert: he goes crazy.
P: Are you what George R. R. Martin would call an “architect” or a “gardener”?
It honestly depends.
S: Any fandom tropes you can’t resist?
Since Kuro fandom is kind of shitty, I kinda avoid its tropes.
While we're talking about wrestling, what did you think about Shane McMahon's return while there are rumors/stories about a huge rift between him and the rest of his family?
I have no idea really. I don’t read internet “dirt sheets’ because they’re filled with spoilers and misinformation. I stopped watching WWE in 2007 after Benoit died because right before Benoit lost it Vince did an angle where he did a mock 10 bell salute for his fake death, the kind they did when Eddie Guerrero, Owen Hart and Brian Pillman died, which really pissed me off since I was a beyond huge fan of those wrestlers in particular. I think that helped lead to Benoit going insane because at the time he was still extremely traumatized about Eddie’s death and was talking to him in his diary and stuff in a weird way. Eddie was his best friend, and Benoit was known for being extremely introverted outside of a hand full of close friends that were like family.
Although it’s bizarre to me that Shane seems to have been cut out in favor of HHH/Stephanie. Shane always seemed to be very close to the talent and liked working in the ring. So I have no idea how that worked. There would have be a shoot interview to provide more context. Overall, I think I trust Shane’s mind for the business more than Stephanie’s. There was a period where Stephanie was the head of creative on Smackdown and it was beyond terrible.
I’m actually considering giving WWE another shot soon probably after my vacation in early May, just because I want to see Austin Aries and Eric Young and Bobby Roode may be on their way over there as well. So I might be able to give a better opinion on stuff. Although, according to Glee-Chan it sucks, but I just want to see my guys I guess. I think another reason I got extremely jaded was because they kept pushing crap green talent several years ago, and especially John Cena, who is terrible. But people like Aries and Roode are top tier talent. Doesn’t mean WWE will push them at all though.