1. What do you love about writing Illyria?
Thinking up the insults definitely! Ask Illyria was a joy. I suppose I just like trying to get into the head of a character that thinks totally differently. She has a dizziying perspective, a little like riding a horse, where everyone else is just so beneath her, yet she’s beginning to learn that she needs them.
2. What was the best gig you ever went to? And why?
It’s either Glastonbury in 1995 or Sonic Youth/Prolapse about the same time. That Glastonbury was at the height of Britpop and almost everyone was there (no Blur though). My one disappointment was that I didn’t get to see Elastica because my friend desperately wanted to see The Cure (yawn). I think PJ Harvey and Pulp were my highlights. I'd love to see Polly again..
Sonic Youth are a band I have never really been into although I do like them, but they were just fantastic. Prolapse played their socks off too.
Honorable mention must go to Depeche Mode/Sisters of Mercy at Crystal Palace stadium - that was just a really special day.
3. What is the pairing/character that you really like writing but never seem to get around to?
Spike/Fred, they have a really lovely dynamic that reminds me of Spike//Tara, but I find them that pairing a little too sweet for my tastes these days. I would have to really subvert them to get enough interest going to write them. I was also thinking today that I'd like to do more Spike/Harmony.
4. What are your five favourite Spike scenes from AtS and/or BtVS?
1. Crush in the crypt at the end
2. The Gift stair scene
3. Afterlife stair scene
4. end of Intervention?
5. Gone in the crypt?
5. Siouxsie Sioux turns up unexpectedly on your doorstep. What do you do?
Tidy up very quickly!
If anyone wants me to interview them with completely inferior questions, then just say so...