I decided to do a set of mini interviews with people I’ve interacted with and have extraordinary backgrounds. Many I’ve met via Facebook and many I’ll meet when I attend SDCC for the first time this July. First up is Geek Girl Diva!
Name: I go by Geek Girl Diva, a brand all on her own.
Online Handle: @geekgirldiva
Age: Old enough that sleeping out for movies is less exciting but young enough to still want to.
Fave cartoon/book/movie/whatever: Too many to name, and too many genres to cover. I go from Cowboy Bebop to Star Wars to Firefly to forensic thrillers. I read fantasy and sci/fi, some horror, definitely thrillers and I have a love for NCIS and Law & Order.
L: If I read right, your day job is doing marketing. Tell us a little bit about Quantum Mechanix and the products it produces.
GGD: I do the interactive media for QMx which, to be honest, is pretty easy to do since I love everything QMx makes. To borrow from the QMx “about us” page: QMx is a boutique developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles, apparel and artwork inspired by entertainment’s most beloved shows and movies or, as I like to say, we make cool geek stuff.
L: You were just behind a boisterous letter writing campaign due to Syfy not picking up a gold mine like “Blood and Chrome” (I’m shaking my fist at the air as I write this). How important is it to you for geeks to unite in a singular goal, be it this failed pilot, ME3’s questionable ending, or a charitable cause?
GGD: For me it’s not so much as geeks uniting, to be honest. I started my blog because I wanted to talk about things. There are days I’ll post silly videos and days I’ll get into serious rants. Now that I have a day job, I find myself posting less, but when I do post I feel pretty strongly.
I suppose there are times I have more of a ‘geeks unite’ feel, but I also think some of it is more about looking to do what I can to focus attention on certain issues or — in the case of ME3 — get people to chill out a bit.
However, in the end, it’s really just my opinion. I appreciate that anyone takes the time to read it.
L: Since you seem constantly doing something amazingly cool, what kind of projects do you have in the works?
GGD: I don’t have any personal projects in the works, really. I’m much more drawn to helping support other people and their projects — so I suppose it looks like I’m involved with them.
For some reason, people seem to follow me on Twitter or consider me to have some influence in the community. It’s pretty amazing to have people decide they want to pay attention to what you have to say just on the strength of your words and personality. I also decided a long time ago in life that what worked best for me as a person, mentally and spiritually, was making things happen for other people. I like to be a contribution to others in their efforts, their dreams, their lives.
So, in an effort to both curb any ego I may have about whatever “pull” people think I have, and as a way to keep on doing for others, I tend to use a lot of my energy to help make things happen for other people. I promote fellow geeks and geek-centric businesses because it makes me happy to do so on a number of levels.
L: Everyone has a science fiction property that means the world to them, be it Star Wars, Back to the Future, or even E.T. What’s yours?
GGD: Oh, man. That’s tough. I have a couple that sit very close to my heart, but for different reasons. I’m a Star Wars fan, I love Firefly to death, but if I had to choose — Anne McCaffrey’s Pern. It’s fantasy, I know, but it was my first and remains dearest to me.
L: At this very moment, what’s your current obsession?
GGD: Star Wars: The Old Republic. Oh, man. Love it so hard in the face.
L: I ask this question of everyone, so be honest: If aliens landed in front of you and, in exchange for anything you desire, offered you any position on their planet, what position would you want? I know I’d crap my pants.
GGD: Knowing me? I’d likely ask for a job that gave me a lot of free time and my own personal spacecraft so I could go anywhere on the planet and interact with people. I’d also make sure the position included a place to live that allowed for my hermit streak.
Many, many thanks to GGD for participating!! Be sure to check her out here and follow her on Twitter!