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What character in your favorite fandom do you most identify with?|
My favorite fandom is Star Trek, the original series, followed probably by Voyager and Deep Space Nine. My all time favorite character who I identify with is Spock. He came into my life at an impressionable age, I suppose - late teens - and I felt his pain as my own. Spock is an outsider. He doesn’t fit in with Vulcan society or that of Earth. Plus, he’s an iconic character - loyal, honest, and willing to die for what he believes in.
My most favourite creator?
Now, that’s a hard one to answer. There’s so many books that I’ve enjoyed and TV shows and movies. My favourite authors would include Ursula LeGuin and C.J. Cherryh, along with A.C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. The artists I admire are mainly from this era like Frank Frazetta, who paints far off worlds and alien people. Science fiction in all its many forms has been part of my life since I was ten or so. I like the strange and otherworldly. TV shows would have to include Star Trek, of course, but also Doctor Who and the two Stargate series. Although I’m addicted to Lost right now.
What was your first fannish creation?
My first fannish creation that I can remember was Avellach, but I think I was born with a pen in my hand. I’ve always loved to write and to draw. From a very early age I can recall telling stories in my head.
What talent would you like to have that you don’t have?
LOL! Again, there’s so many things I’d love to be able to do! But I think I’m a perfectionist. If I could play an instrument or dance I’d have to be top notch at it.
What’s something no one would guess about you?
I doubt anyone would guess that as a little girl I wanted to be a ballerina. I’d only seen ballet on the television. But the first time I saw a ballet at the theatre it was such a disappointment. Though the dancers were still graceful and very skilled I’d never realized how much noise they made. All I heard was the thump, thump, thump as they bounced about the stage. Another dream dashed.
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Current Residence: U.K
Favourite genre of music: Pop
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: Is there more than one?
Shell of choice: turtle
Wallpaper of choice: For walls or computer?
Skin of choice: mine
Favourite cartoon character: Sleeping Beauty
Personal Quote: Live Long and Prosper
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