Name of Fangirl: Lisa
Fangirl’s Occupation: Math tutor/farm and dog sitter in Nashville, TN. She can also be found in the equestrian world of eventing where her R2D2 text message alert frequently helps her find other geeks.
What is her Fangirl interest?
Star Wars, Urban Fantasy books, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, YA Fantasy books and movies, Marvel’s Avengers (Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor), Mythbusters, Arrow, Charmed and Once Upon a Time. R2D2 is her favorite character though she admits that Oliver Queen is gaining on him.
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this Fangirl?
Lisa has been a positive participant in fandom for many years. I really enjoy her contributions to the site Eleven-ThirtyEight.com where she uses story elements from Star Wars and other genre franchises that have worked well to generate discussion on how storytelling can be improved.
How does this Fangirl express her fandom?
Lisa can usually be found with a sci-fi/fantasy book in her hand or a geeky shirt on. She’s the “go to” person in her group of friends whenever someone has a math or geek question and can always be counted on to have seen the latest episode or recently released movie if they have a question about something.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“When life knocks you down…kip!” – Lisa says this is from her high school days when she was into WWE wrestling. Her favorite character HBK Shawn Michaels used to do a kip and then it was game on. She tries to apply that mindset to her life. She told me, “When things get tough and it would be easy to just roll over and stay down, it is far better to get up quickly and with fire blazing than to stay down and be defeated.”
What is her favorite Fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Lisa has moved around a lot: six different states while going through her 20s. The one item she always make sure comes with her is her battered and well-read copy of Aaron Allston’s Starfighters of Adumar. Lisa was lucky enough to get Allston to sign it at Celebration 5. Since his death it has become an even more cherished possession.
Where can we follow her online?
Lisa goes by the handle of s65horsey all over the internet. She mainly posts on Facebook and theforce.net’s Jedi Council Forums. Lisa is also a contributor and has her own opinion column titled Halcyon Days at eleven-thirtyeight.com a star wars fan site. (http://eleven-thirtyeight.com/category/opinion/halcyon-days/)