Feb. 26th, 2009

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1.) How do you view your role in fandom?

I've pondered this for a while. I'd like to think of myself as many things in fandom, but the role that I'm most known for and that takes priority in my mind is Fan Historian for Prisoners of Gravity. It's only a minor thing in the range of projects that I work on, but it means a lot to quite a few people. Nothing makes my day more than posting an episode and having comment thanking me for bringing back a lost piece of someone's youth.

I think that I mean many different things to many different people that I interact with in fandom, so my view of myself changes, but that tends to be the most universal. It's also a role that few people share with me, so it's special. :)

2.) What would you like your fandom future to be like?

I would adore being part of some major fan restoration project for PoG. However, I've come to terms that this means that I probably need to LEAD it. If new PoG ever does come around, I'm not sure if I want to be part of it officially, but I would love to be part of it on the fan side. I can't see Signal Loss closing, ever.

Otherwise, I'd like to explore more long-length fiction with the ShadowKnights. This has a tiny audience, but I love the idea and I love the characters, as misplaced as they are. It's something that makes me happy just to write. And really, that's what I want from fandom now. Not fame or popularity, but just being pleased with myself and making other people happy.

3.) What's your favorite thing about yourself?

This is a tough question, because my self esteem is so wonky. Physically, I like my eyes. They're the only real notable physical feature of mine and everyone I know comments on them. If you've never seen them in person, they're gold surrounded by gray-blue. Back in high school, I would have the more edgy kids ask me about where I got those amazing contacts. Sorry, they're natural.

Mentally, while people like to comment on my sense of humour, I'm more fond of my resourcefulness. If something is possible, I can make it happen. If a location exists, I can reach it. If things look grim, I can get to the other side. There will always be a tomorrow, because I say there's one. This wasn't always the case and my skill and faith in myself come from many long and hard battles. I'm still here. This should say something.

4.) What's your favorite thing about writing and drawing?

I love the state of mind that comes from creating. Anything is possible. ANYTHING. It's this lovely, warm and fuzzy creative mental head space that I find myself getting into while working on a project. It makes me really annoyed when I have to wake up and go to work the next day. I'd honestly rather be writing or drawing.

I know that I can gain that state of mind back, but it's a little disheartening to have to let it go during office hours.

5.) What is one thing we definitely have to do while in Maine, aside the obvious?

Well, we've talked about so much already, Steff! I'd really love to take you down to Old Orchard for a night. That's the area's eastern-sea-coast-style community just south of Portland, complete with gift shops out on piers and rides by the sand. That said, while I would like to take you there, I don't know if I should. Our time in Maine is limited and I don't want to waste an evening dragging you down to something that I would enjoy and you wouldn't. That's my same thoughts about asking about going to a really dorky tourist restaurant in Boothbay. I want you to enjoy it as much as I am.

As for something that's more along the lines of what I know you'd enjoy... Lenny the Life-Sized Chocolate Moose! He's just south of Portland! CAN WE GO?! PLEASE! LOOK AT THE CHOCOLATE:


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