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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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Favourite genre of music: Pop
Operating System: Windows
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Favourite cartoon character: Sleeping Beauty
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They're putting NOS on the Galileo shuttlecraft.

FAST & FURIOUS Director Justin Lin To Take The STAR TREK 3 Helm

Paramount has found the director to bring Star Trek into its 50th anniversary... and it's Justin Lin, the guy who made the Fast & Furious films into global mega-events. Lin, whose FF films grossed around two billion dollars worldwide, comes in to salvage the wreckage left by Bob Orci over the past year. 

I like Lin. I like the Fast & Furious films a lot. I think Lin's a great action director. I just don't think we need a great action director on Star Trek 3. Action hasn't been lacking; JJ Abrams made sure to bring Trek closer to Star Wars during his tenure on the series. We need more classic Trek, and I don't mean boring The Motion Picture stuff - Trek was never hard science. I mean adventure stories with a morality/social commentary element. 

Lin's hiring shows that Paramount is serious about making this franchise a global box office winner. They're tired of the OK returns of the last two films, and they're going balls to the wall on this one. But could they kill the soul of the franchise by going in that direction?

I'll tell you what is good about Lin taking the captain's chair: he handles ensembles well. His FF films have an earnest positivity to them. He can shoot very well. We'll probably get a movie where Sulu actually does stuff, as Lin and John Cho go way back to Better Luck Tomorrow. It'll look good. 

But I am still gravely concerned. I want this film to be great, and I would be okay with it being popular (I'm not making any money on this shit so I honestly don't care what kind of cash it makes), but I worry that hiring Lin is a shift away from any sort of traditional Trek elements and a move into absolutely modern blockbuster aesthetics. 

I'll still be showing up, hopeful.

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karracaz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you all for your birthday wishes.  
Paudraic Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Patrick's New Year's Toast copy by Paudraic
JMShearer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Happy birthday.
Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! :cake: :hug:
thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Many Happy Returns!
Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Hope you have a great day!
AthdaraSeleyaRiddle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday! :) 
Snapelove14 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Love StarTrek und love Spock, I find your drawings are beautiful! Heart Hug 
DBEEERS Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014
I hope you have had a Merry Christmas! And Also Happy Birthday my friend!Hug 
zanchi-PHOENIX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Welcome to our Group.
We hope you enjoy. :hug:
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