This week we had a chance to chat to Monica a.k.a. Joey-prue. We chat to her about her edits, what she thinks every Klarofan should read, and her advice to the fandom. Read what she had to say here:
KM: For all of the readers who don’t know you, why don’t you tell us about yourself?
Monica: Hi! I’m Monica, believe or not I’m working in a bank and no, I can’t lend you money (even Yusuf made that joke about my job). I’m really a process auditor, exciting, isn’t it?
KM: Klaroline is not the easiest ship to ship; what was it about this pairing that stood out to you?
Monica: Both characters as individuals. They were their own person, each one with their own story and development. When they came together, they contributed to mutual development and not to a setback., like it happened with other Klaus or Caroline ships.
KM: What was your first fandom?
Monica: I could say RBD?, because it was the first time I contributed with something to the fandom, I made a couple of edits about Lupita and Mia or Anahi and Maite, and posted them in forums. Man!! That was 14 years ago!!
KM: What is your favorite Klaroline scene?
Monica: This is a tough one. You want my brain to explode with this one, don’t you? If I must choose I would say 18? because in a single episode you can see all the stages of their relationship: enemies to friends, friends to enemies, friends to shameless flirting, etc etc. But if you ask me tomorrow I would probably change my answer, but don’t blame me, all their scenes are perfect, because this ship is not about quantity but quality.
KM: Soooo since we’ve seen the spoiler pics of Klaus and Caroline in New Orleans, what do you hope will happen with our favorite couple in The Originals final season?
Monica: I think it will be Caroline’s realization, I mean Klaus is already there. But we will see Caroline’s journey towards becoming aware of how important Klaus is to her. I think she knows subconsciously so she needs to make it conscious. And when she does, she’ll be more spontaneous with her expressions of affection towards him. Hello!! Haven’t seen the videos from behind the scenes of Klaroline in 5×13? That girl is all heart eyes for Klaus.
KM: How did you choose your url?
Monica: When I was young, I had 2 favorite female characters, one was Joey Potter and the other was Prue Halliwell (before Paige obviously). I’ve always had this username, so I decided to use it for my blog too
KM: You have made some of my favorite Klaroline edits. What is it about this pair that drew you to them and inspired you to make edits of them?
Monica: Awwww really? I’m glad to hear that, they really inspire me and the fandom. I loved them so much that I needed to find a way to express all this love that I felt for them. It’s the first time that I feel this about a ship. I mean sure I like other ships, but a ship to push me to create things just this one.
Klaroline really makes me happy, it’s as simple as that.
KM: Your top 5 must read fics for a new reader?
Monica: Ok this is unfair, another type of question like “Sophie’s Choice”. But I’ll do my best.
KM: If Klaus hadn’t made an appearance on TVD, with who you would ship Caroline?
Monica: No one deserved her, and Tyler was on his way to deserve Caroline-, so I could say Tyler by discards
KM: And lastly, what’s your one piece of advice that you would like to give the fandom?
Monica: Please do not waste your time fighting with antis, we are already here, and we are where we fight for a long time to be. We still have a lot of Klaroline to enjoy, while the antis only have to ruin the party (which is pathetic) so don’t let them.
Check out Monica’s blog HERE