Ep. 14 - #GoodOmens/Critical Role - Interview With Fanfiction Writer Mlle Kurtz
Updated: Nov 28, 2021
In this episode I interview fanfiction writer Mlle Kurtz, also known on AO3 as TheKnittingJedi, about their Good Omens fic ‘An Absence of Stars’ and Critical Role fic ‘Fundamental Forces Other Than Gravity.’ Mlle Kurtz remembers discovering fanfiction when a group of LoTR fans translated a Boromir fic into their native language, and then eventually learned to read English so they could enjoy other fan stories as well. Mlle Kurtz drabbled in fic writing for a bit before taking a break, but says the Good Omens fandom is what drew them back in. We marvel at the explosion of Good Omens content on AO3 after the series premiered on Prime and how amazing it was to see so many talented writers flock to the fandom. Mlle Kurtz discusses poetry, T.S. Eliot, metaphor, the sea, and we dive right into themes of isolation, connection, vulnerability, identity, and the mortifying ordeal of being known. Mlle Kurtz also introduces us to Critical Role, describes researching physics to prepare for ‘Fundamental Forces,’ and explains why they’re fond of the Shadowgast pairing. We talk about their writing process, the importance of letting love guide the work, and how fanfiction grants us the opportunity to tell authentic stories that reflect our unique experiences and offer hopeful possibilities for our respective communities.
Thank you for coming on the show, Mlle Kurtz!
Keep on rollin'!
The link to ‘An Absence of Stars’ is here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/20491979/chapters/48628070
The link to ‘Fundamental Forces Other Than Gravity’ is here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/28453104
The link to Mlle Kurtz’s Tumblr is here: https://mllekurtz.tumblr.com/
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Other Authors Mentioned
Princip1914 - The False And The Fair - https://archiveofourown.org/works/25944682/chapters/63065092
Dawl_and_dapple - Things That Gods Despise - https://archiveofourown.org/works/28052367/chapters/68724531
#An Absence of Stars
#Fundamental Forces Other Than Gravity