13 10 / 2013
For a very long time, I avoided AU fanfics. I didn’t see the point : why writing something that far from the original characters ??? That was my mistake…! Slowly, I found AUs I liked, even loved.
BRING ME TO LIFE by Aschicca is one of them. Summary: Justin Taylor was bashed at his prom and now lives as a recluse. When, on the night of a snow storm, someone knocks at his door, Justin’s life is changed forever…
Lots of angst, of course (!), but also humor and love. Some chapters are NC17.
12 8 / 2013
"My take on Brian was foremost one of free will. It seemed to me that the most direct way to find him was to underplay all the cliches. He simply wanted men and believed he was right. He had no need to question himself. Of course those were my angles. How he came across was the result of those choices I made blended with the way the part was written, shot and edited. I kept returning to my belief that his sexuality was not up for debate by anyone, himself included. That was very freeing, and it inspired me to deflect all speculation about my own sexuality. I’m straight, but the character was too important to me to muddle his world with my private life. As a nobody, I got away with that deflection. I think it may have helped to introduce Brian as a believable gay man. Maybe not. However it played, it’s been out of my hands for a long time."