|Rest In Peace Mr Spock|
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
President Barack Obama has issued an official statement on the passing of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who died earlier today after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
In an official White House Statement, the President shared his love for Mr. Spock, whom Nimoy played throughout his lengthy acting career since 1966.
You can read President Obama’s statement below.
Long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy. Leonard was a lifelong lover of the arts and humanities, a supporter of the sciences, generous with his talent and his time. And of course, Leonard was Spock. Cool, logical, big-eared and level-headed, the center of Star Trek’s optimistic, inclusive vision of humanity’s future.
I loved Spock.
In 2007, I had the chance to meet Leonard in person. It was only logical to greet him with the Vulcan salute, the universal sign for “Live long and prosper.” And after 83 years on this planet – and on his visits to many others – it’s clear Leonard Nimoy did just that. Michelle and I join his family, friends, and countless fans who miss him so dearly today.
The President’s heartfelt message follows a slew of remembrances from the actor's colleagues and fans. You can see them all here.