NAME(S): Mary-Lynn, M.L., or even just plain "M" by my family and friends AGE/BIRTHDATE: 35 - 5 July 1970, and yes, I slept in on Independance Day LOCATION(S): St. Louis (Overland/Maryland Heights), Missouri, though I'm rooting for Galway, Ireland in Winter of 2007 OCCUPATION/DRUDGERY: Camp Registrar and Member Services Associate at the Edward Jones YMCA in Maryland Heights, as well as Anthropology Student (primary interest historical archaeology) over at University of Missouri - St. Louis FAMILY/PETS: I'm engaged to be married 30 September of this year (nothing big or fru-fru, we have yet to even figure out what we're doing) to my sweetie, Lloyd, a fellow Star Wars fan, special effects dude, and best friend since 1997 or so. My mother, although not a major Star Wars fan, is the one in my family who first picked up on the mythic elements of the series and brought "Hero With a Thousand Faces" and such into our home when I was a kid. My sister, eight years my junior, understands my lunacy and has promoted it to a certain extent with her own children, namely my nephew, Brendan. At almost five years of age, he's hooked on the movies, loves the toy sabre I bought him, and can regularly kick his father's rump in all the Star Wars video-games they have. He's cute, he knows it, and he uses it, and with his nearly merciless harassment of his older sister, Meghan, he could be a Sith padwan hands down. For those of you who've read the comic-book bit with a young Darth Maul titled "Hate Leads to Lollipops" in Star Wars Tales Volume 3 just about fits my nephew; sweet, but gifted in the mischeif department. PETS: I am owned by three cats: Epiphany (Piffles) the resident cleaner and youngest; Lucrecia (Lucy) the middle child with all of the syndromes; Skitter-Boo (Da Boo) eldest, biggest, and most demanding attention-hound. SW FAN SINCE: 1977 - Saw it at the drive in up off of St. Charles Rock Road, complete with home-made stove-top popcorn (microwaves weren't quite mainstream, and microwave popcorn had yet to come into creation) and Mountain Dew. HOW I INDULGE MY SW OBSESSION: Movies, a few figurines, the occasional comic book, collecting artwork online, and of course letting my imagination ramble wildly into odd corners the main stuff hasn't gone into yet to look for a good story. I'm also working to aquire the RPG books with hopes of running at least one game at Archon come October. Going over to Borders last Saturday was a rather sizable feed on the Star Wars obsession, and I was thrilled to meet other women interested in the fandom for themselves rather than trailing along with their significant others. OTHER SCI-FI INTERESTS: Ghost in the Shell, Dr. Who, Battlestar Galactica, Blake's 7, Red Dwarf, Stainless Steel Rat, and probably a bunch of other things I've completely forgotten such as anime titles. OTHER OTHER INTERESTS: archaeology, anthropology, history, ancient history, mythology, pre-history, role-playing games (primarily the story-heavy ones such as Werewolf and Mage, and some D&D), creative writing, historical research, and archaeological excavations, anything scientific as well...just about live on NPR's "Science Friday" program, anime, a darn good story, tattoos, historical reinactments...and writing. MUSICAL TASTES: This is huge mix of this that and the other, depends upon what catches my fancy though while working out, I enjoy a good rave or upbeet soundtrack. CHAT ID'S: Ninshuber over on Yahoo, or Revolutionary.cats over on Google.