Hostess

Hostess

Hello there. I figured you might want a bit more information about the person running this show. If that’s the case, read on.

My name is Bethany and I’m 26 years old. I’ve recently (May 2010) graduated from college with a degree in English Literature. I don’t really know what I’m going to do with that degree or the rest of my life, but it’s a nice milestone anyway. I’m trying to find a job that will actually make use of my degree. Failing that, I’d like to go back to college and collect a few more fancier degrees. I’m also working on an original novel, and I sell crafts and things online.

I’ve been a Hanson fan since I was 11 or 13, depending on how you look at it. I don’t remember when I first heard their music — probably in 1997, but I’m not sure. I bought MON in late 1997 or early 1998 (the memory’s a bit hazy) but I didn’t really become a big fan right away. I appreciated Hanson for being such dorks, for loving oldies, and for making awesome music at such a young age. But I didn’t go all teenybopper over them. When This Time Around was released, however, they hooked me and I’ve only rarely looked back since. I did take myself out of the online fandom for a few years, from about 2005 to 2008. I just needed a break.

As for my involvement in fanfic, I started writing some really horrible Backstreet Boys fanfic when I was about 12. That only lasted a year or so before I realized I didn’t enjoy it and I didn’t really like their music either — I just needed/wanted something to obsess over. That obsession transferred to Hanson, but it wasn’t the same sort of teenybopper obsession. I had a real respect for them and their music. I couldn’t imagine not writing about them — everything I read and heard inspired more and more plots.

So I wrote. I had a few rather inconsequential stories and websites online from 2001 to 2003ish. I was also pretty heavily involved in a variety of roleplaying groups, usually playing Zac or one of The Moffatts. I also dabbled in moffic a bit, mostly as crossovers with Hanson.

As I said, I took myself out of the online fandom for a while but Hanson continued to play a role in what I wrote. I always wrote. I can’t not write something. In the summer of 2009, I ventured back into the hanfic world and started publishing my stories again. Now I can’t remember why I left in the first place, although it is a very different world these days.

I also lurk in a number of other fandoms, and that has inspired me to do for hanfic what I see other people doing for their fandoms; hence, this site. Among those fandoms are bandom, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Avengers and several more over the years.

If you want to know more about me, there are several ways to contact me in the sidebar.

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