Recently the Magazine got to chat to Elle, Known as elleinaustin on fanfiction.net. Here’s what she had to say.
KM- For those Klaroliners that may not know you, can you tell us a bit about yourself.
Elle- My name is Elle, I’m 30 and I live in Austin, TX with my husband and our one year old son. Klaroline is definitely my main fandom but I’m really into Lucifer right now and looking forward to the Gilmore Girls revival! My tumblr has been dominated by ACOTAR and ACOMAF, so I’m hoping to read those over the holidays. That’s kind of it haha nothing real interesting or exciting… 🙂
KM- When did you join the fandom?
Elle-Spring 2012 is when I started my tumblr so I’d say that’s when I ‘officially’ joined. Basically, once Klaus showed up in season three just watching the show was no longer enough for me!
KM- Are you active on any social media (twitter / tumblr ), and which do you prefer more?
Elle- Yes! My tumblr is elleinaustin and my twitter is @ATXklaroline. I’m way more active on tumblr. Twitter is great for watching others live blog episodes but sometimes it gets a little much for me with all the drama the TVD/TO writers cause and it’s seems harder to avoid the ugliness of antis. I prefer to live in a Klaroline bubble!
KM- What are some of your favorite moments from being part of this fandom?
Elle– Definitely the launch of The Klaroline Mag! It was such a crappy time for us and it felt good to know that so many people were still in love with Klaroline as much as I was and still holding out hope for good things for our ship! The time around the 100th episode was also super exciting! After listening to so many people from the shows and other ships talk about how Klaroline was over or never was, I felt vindicated that Klaroline was a part of such a milestone episode for the series.
KM- What inspired you to begin writing fanfiction and encouraged you to publish your stories?
Elle- This is the first fandom where I got into the fic part of it. There are so many talented KC writers – I was in awe of their work for such a long time but then I caught myself jotting down story ideas or like quick dialog exchanges. For a long time I would turn these into prompts for other writers but one day I had the idea for my story, Into the Woods, and I just started writing it out. My husband read it and said it was good and asked ‘why wouldn’t you put it up?’ So I did!
KM- I noticed you have written AH stories, which do you enjoy writing more; AH or AU?
Elle– I feel like AH is just easier for me to wrap my head around as a new writer since I’m kind of still finding my voice. I hope to do more AU in the future because I love reading it so much!
KM- Which character do you enjoy writing the most?
Elle-I love writing Kol!
KM- I noticed one of your stories is where Caroline goes to Klaus. If Caroline were to go to Klaus in canon, how would you like that scene to play out?
Elle– Ideally after she’s been on her own for awhile and more comfortable being honest with what she wants and needs from a relationship. So it’d be great if she was very blunt about her intentions and Klaus just ate it right up!
KM- Do you still watch The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. If so, how do you feel about the direction both shows have taken?
Elle- I don’t watch either anymore. I stuck with TVD until about halfway through season 5 and TO I only lasted the first 3-4 episodes. I don’t know that the direction of the shows has bothered me as much as the way they have regressed the characters. I was really excited for TO, I thought it was going to be so good because we’d be rooting for the ‘bad guy’ and would be a nice juxtaposition to the high school-ish drama of TVD. The Hayley/baby thing was hard to swallow, mostly because their interaction in TVD was so odd and forced, I just didn’t see how that was going to translate to a good premise for the spin off. Which in my opinion it hasn’t and is why the show feels so all over the place and inconsistent. As for TVD, I think they stifled themselves by continuing to tie these characters together and to Mystic Falls and that’s why the had to un-develop characters, like Caroline, because they had outgrown these relationships and that town.
KM- Which other couple(s) do you ship from TVD besides Klaroline?
Elle– Kalijah is the only couple, other than KC, that I don’t multi ship the characters. I love reading stories with Rebenzo!
KM- When updating your stories do you follow a schedule or update as you have time?
Elle- This year has been crazy, so I’ve been really sporadic at updating. I have written and re-written the next part of Into the Woods like six times, hopefully I’ll get it right soon!
KM- Would you have liked to have more seasons of TVD or do you think 8 is enough?
Elle- With the path they’ve taken the show, eight is more than enough! It will be weird once it’s over but it’s time.
KM- Looking at all the projects the Klaroline fandom has had, which would you say is your favourite and why? Do you have any other ideas for any other projects?
Elle– I love the Klaroline Gives Back, it’s always for a great cause and some of my favorite mini stories and drabbles have come from incentive gifts. I feel like we need to do something to celebrate the end but I don’t have any ideas 🙂
Check out her stories here : Fanfiction