Hey Sian! Nice to meet you
1. Well, I think writing fanfiction just increases your love for a fandom. You get all these ideas about stuff that isn't explicitly detailed within the series and you get to form your own headcanon. Also, I breathe reading and writing and fanfiction gives me the chance to improve both- seriously, my writing has improved so much just purely because of getting practice with writing. It's fun too! I mean come on, who doesn't like getting to use their imagination, especially when you don't have to exhaust your brain thinking up characters and settings.
2. I can write anywhere, but I like writing at home the most because anywhere else I feel as if people are peering over my shoulders at what I'm writing and that just scares me. As long as I have my music and my laptop/notepad, I can write in most environments- even in lessons.
3. It's an even mix. Sometimes I might have a plunny and I'd make a graphic for it, even if the plunny in the end never gets fully formed, but sometimes I'd make a graphic and start thinking up a story to go with it. Both writing and graphics are art forms, so it's not surprising that they influence each other really.
4. I was quite surprised when I first took the Pottermore test and got Hufflepuff- I thought I'd be a Gryffindor because of my Fred and George-ish personality- but I came to see the qualities that make me a Badger. I have unswerving loyalty- whenever someone slags off my house, I'm always the first to pipe up and defend Hufflepuff to the end. I'm also really friendly and optimistic- it takes a lot to bring me down, not even my French teacher and she outwardly hates me.
5. 'humpty dumpty sat on a wall' because I really worked hard to do Frank and Alice's story justice. Also because I cried when writing it and apparently, I made my readers cry too and a story that brings tears has to be powerful.
6. The tea. No, seriously, I think it's the opportunities we have as a democratic first world country, and also the rich heritage that we have- I'm a bit of a history geek.
7. My favourite pairing has to be James/Lily, without a doubt. It's a shame that Rowling didn't write more about them!