Name of the Fangirl: Julie
Fangirl’s School Grade: Paleontology Master’s Student
What is her fangirl interest?
She loves Star Wars, especially Return of the Jedi. She is one of the few fangirls who prefers Luke over Han. Other fangirl interests include voice acting and animation, Toonami, Sailor Moon, Transformers, and non-Anime Japanese shows, such as Sasuke (Ninja Warrior).
Why did you decide to shine the spotlight on this fangirl?
Juggling grad school and being a fangirl can be a challenge, but Julie does her best. Since she was very young, her favorite movie was Return of the Jedi. She also fondly remembers watching Toonami after school, and it is now one of the high points of her week. She has been known to figure out who is voicing even the smallest background character in various cartoons. She was once on a bump on [Adult Swim] after entering a contest for one of the shows. Her prize was a Robot Chicken Star Wars DVD autographed by Seth Green and Matt Senreich, which is still a prized possession. When she is lucky enough to have the time and money, she would love to go to Comic Con to meet guests involved with Star Wars and some of her favorite voice actors.
How does this fangirl express her fandom?
Although she has not yet had the opportunity to go to a con, she has made simple Battle of Endor Princess Leia and Sailor Jupiter costumes for Halloween. She wore a different Princess Leia costume to high school during homecoming spirit week, which really took some courage at that age She has a Luke Skywalker necklace that she wears every day. Julie recently bought the Her Universe Princess Leia hoodie and has various Star Wars and Transformers shirts that she wears with pride. She loves nerdy discussions with her peers and is known to nerd rage from time to time.
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“I’m a fighter. I’ve always been a fighter. The few times when I have been at leisure, I’ve been miserable. I want challenges, I crave them.”
-Mara Jade Skywalker
“Dry your tears, my son, for nothing worth having is easily attained. Sometimes you must fight for what is yours and for what you believe in.”
-Samurai Jack’s Dad
What is her favorite fangirl item that she cannot live without?
Julie’s friends probably would not recognize her without her Luke Skywalker necklace.
Where can we follow her online?