Hola! Don't worry, my phone's autocorrect always changes Dramione to crampons. No idea why but it gives me endless amusement.
1. I had no idea! I was writing it for kicks, really. I was just a hopeful little upstart on the site then and I really wanted to establish myself as a drastoria author because it's my OTP. But then I think justonemorefic got me in review tag once and it all just sort of snowballed from there. I'd planned a sequel for some time, simply because I wanted to write a fic about the silliness of being Scottish (something I am all too familiar with) and, well, silly seems to go well with my Lucy and Scorpius. But the sequel was originally very different (and I'm glad I went for a different plot in the end!). The prequel came about because I wanted to write a Hogwarts-centric fic, and a lot of people reviewing SA had been wondering what on EARTH Scorpius and Rose saw in each other. So I wanted to write about that too, because I actually plotted for them to have a pretty complex relationship and I thought that might be fun to explore, plus writing new characters and lessons and stuff. My favourite bits of the series itself were always the bits set in Hogwarts, so I wanted to try my hand at writing that.
2. Ha, definitely not! Far too paranoid to write in public ^^ Generally I draft everything first in my plot notebook, and that tends to happen in my desk or when I'm sitting up in bed having a lie-in or something. That book never leaves the house, haha! And when I'm typing, I'm generally curled up on a sofa flicking between tumblr and a word doc at 3am or something. I lead an exciting life, me. That said, I do draw on real life a lot for inspiration. So I suppose everyday experiences just go on to shape what I type up later.
3. 'Or did he just apparate into your mental flower pot one day, wearing a party hat and clutching his left eye?' -THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED. Okay, no, Scorpius is definitely not someone I want to know, because the pretty sad truth is that I based a lot of him on me. I guess, character-wise, I'm equal parts Rose and
Scorpius (in my academic freak-outs and inherent patheticness). A lot of his scenes in prequel sort of, um, come from my life. It's kind of weird writing him as a character because sometimes it's a bit like keeping a diary from someone else's point of view. Okay, this is, like, early Scorpius. Definitely not the guy he becomes at the end/in sequel with, you know, the relationships and the jobs and the everything. But he's a lot like me. We're both miserable, pathetic, whinging smiths fans with bad hair and a bleak outlook on life. In terms of appearance
, though, I kind of took inspiration from everywhere. He totally has Morrissey's glasses and Robert Smith's hair and the dress sense of every boy I bump into when I go trawling round vintage shops in the hipster bit of town. Oh, that was the weirdest explanation of his character ever. But he is a weird character. And I love writing him.
Thank you for the questions!