Avant Garde Awards~Spotlight interview with 'Emanicpation Proclamation' author Kharizzmatik

Emancipation Proclamation is my favorite fan fiction story, so when the Avant Garde Awards "sat down" with Kharizzmatik, I was over joyed with the wonderful questions.  Enjoy...
Q:  EP is such a moving story, can you tell us the inspiration behind it?
Khar:  I'm passionate about the subject of human trafficking and have been for quite some time (since I was in high school and was introduced to the concept of modern-day slavery).  It was about a decade ago (Good God where has the time gone?) that this strange and twisted plot started playing out in my mind about a girl trapped in the world of human trafficking and her journey toward freedom.  I've always been fascinated with organized crime so it just seemed natural to pair the two together.  I guess my inspiration for writing it is to help spread the word about the real life horrors that still exist in the world.  I figure if it even opened one persons eyes to the truth, then it was worth it.

Q: Apart from Rob did you base PrinceMafiaWard on anyone else?
Khar:  Actually, my main character was never really Rob to me. I used photos of Rome Rob to portray him (mainly because he was gorgeous with his out-of control hair and he looked downright stoned), but my main character was more of a unique person.  He was formed using some qualities of someone I know in real life, but he's really just himself, all finicky and irrational and sexy.
Q: We notice from the blog that you have a different actress as your Esme, can you tell us why you made that choice?
Khar: I adore Elizabeth Reaser (LOVED her on Grey's Anatomy) but she just was never Esme to me. I saw Esme as classy and beautiful, with striking features.  She was refined but had a sense of humor, and was compassionate and loving.  Esme, to me, was simply motherly... and that's just not how I see Elizabeth Reaser.  She's playfully, has a certain look about her like she's mischievous and out to have fun.  She seems more of a party girl or a social butterfly, so that's why I went with Italian actress Anita Caprioli.  She's how I envisioned my Esme.
Q: Is there any particular chapter that is a favorite of yours, either to write or read?
Khar: My favorite chapters to write were the Mafia-related ones, although I toned them down a lot from what I envisioned sometimes.  Reading-wise, I think my favorites are the more light-hearted ones, like the game of twenty questions and the cleanup from the Halloween party.  I'm my biggest critic, though, so i don't do a lot of reading of my work.

Q: Are there any stories out there that you are reading that you really love?
Khar: "We Were Here" by sweet lola-pops.  I loved her story "Summer of Salt" and am loving this one just as much, if not more.  Her words are pure poetry.
Read the full interview.  Haven't read Emancipation Proclamation at Kharazzmatik's blog.

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Comment by Scarlet Isabella on January 30, 2011 at 4:15pm

and if you don't know about the EP group here on twifans here isthe link, come and enjoy the chats, pics, & slid shows!

 

http://www.twifans.com/group/epandbeyondtheemotionalworldofemancipa...

 

Comment by Blanca* on January 30, 2011 at 5:47pm
oh my god, i adored this story soo much! its my favorite. thank you for posting this!!
Comment by JENNIFER N. on January 31, 2011 at 6:46am
This is definitely one of my favorite stories. Beyond amazing. Thanks for sharing Alison.
Comment by Dorota on January 31, 2011 at 1:53pm
I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT !!!!
Comment by Eden Courtney on January 31, 2011 at 5:57pm
I love this story too.  Such a different 'take' on Edward, Bella,  Carlisle and the others.  I was somewhat put off at first by all the foul languaged Mobward uses, but it was necessary to his character as Khar wrote it.  I was so glad that she took her time to get the ending just right.  I laughed, I cried, I was amazed, I was surpirsed, I was enlightened by the story.  Thanks so much Khar!!!!!!

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