I am 38 and have just come out as a sci-fi geek these last few years. It has been so much fun to go to conventions, talk about my favorite shows and books endlessly, and even create a sci-fi book club. In the daytime, I’m opening a seasonal restaurant on a lake with my husband so I can have winters off.
What is your tattoo of and why did you get it?
My tattoo is a rocket ship in space done in the style of 1950’s sci-fi book art. I really like the stylization and color schemes that were used back then. The main reason I got it was as an homage to sci-fi. Getting it done was part of embracing the fact that I love sci-fi and read it voraciously. I’ve always read it and always will. Science fiction is a part of how I see the world. I believe it’s made me a smarter person and I wanted to immortalize that in a tattoo.
Where did you get your geeky tattoos done and by who?
Ryan (Opie) Mueller at Leviticus http://leviticus.com/
Any plans for future tattoos?
Yes! Currently I’m thinking to continue down the arm. Since the rocket ship is in space I might put land below it and then the underworld below that. I have a sneaking suspicion that a blue police box may show up in one of those designs. I also have my back done. It’s a tree in tribal design. I toy with adding to that as well but I get more excited thinking about what to put in the underworld.
What are you a fangirl for?
Dr. Who! The writing is great, the companion relationships are fascinating, the unlimited worlds are intriguing, it’s just awesome! I also really like when time travel is wrapped up into stories. It allows for many mind-bending stories.
If you had to live in any fictional sci-fi world, what would it be and why?
I would want to be a member of SG1. I would be able to travel to different worlds, accidentally travel in time (or parallel realities) when the wormhole messes up, save people on other planets, and, of course, hang out with McGyver! I really liked Stargate Universe too but I wouldn’t want to be trapped on that ship. Stargate Atlantis was my least favorite (still watched). The Wraith were really good bad guys though!
If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring? I would bring my Buffy comics, all the Dr. Who episodes, and the Fifth Element. That movie never gets old.
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