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  1. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Welcome to the new (and very shiny) WNU Interview Thread!! [face_party]
    I am your interviewer and host, Khalia Octa. In this thread we will conduct interviews of different members to get to know them better! If you have any questions just PM me. ;)

    You may be asking “Why do we need an interview thread?” or “We already have Ask a Question Answer One!”. Well, this interview thread is to get to know the members here, oldbies and newbies alike. An interview thread is a more direct way to get to know members than AQAO, which is why we now have one.

    This is how things will work:
    - PM me if you would like to be interviewed!
    - The questions will range from Star Wars-related ones to JCF-related ones and random ones
    - The interviews will usually go for around two weeks
    - Members are allowed to ask questions to the interviewee too

    Just keep in mind…
    - All the usual JCF rules still apply here
    - Don’t ask any personal questions, e.g. “What is your name?”
    - The interviewee doesn’t have to answer questions they don’t feel comfortable answering
    - This isn’t a social thread so have your conversations over at the Space Station


    I'll be starting the first interview, which is with Adalia, most likely tomorrow, so stay tuned!! :D
     
  2. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Sorry for the lateness of my post :)

    Can we all welcome the amazing @Adalia-Durron!! She will be our first interviewee. =D==D==D==D=
    Just a quick note beforehand, remember not to ask personal questions to the interviewees.
    Okay, let's get started with a few questions:

    1. When did you first watch Star Wars and what was your first impression?

    2. If you could add or take away one thing from the SW Canon, what would it be?

    3. What is your favourite SW movie?

    4. How did you come up with your username?

    5. What is your favourite food cuisine?



    Once Adalia answers these questions the floor will be open to anyone who wants to ask questions to her ;)
     
  3. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    1. When did you first watch Star Wars and what was your first impression?
    I was 11 in 1977, there was no such thing as 'World Wide Release' back then and we in Australia had to wait till our September School holidays having heard the hype from the news from the other side of the planet. I stood in a line outside one of the big city cinemas (no suburban ones back then) for hours with a friend and her mum. We were excited, and everyone was around was talking excitedly. We finally got in and I will never forget the Star Destroyer coming in over what we felt were our heads back then. Had a profound effect on my life, and I managed to see it again 5 times in the coming weeks. A big deal for an 11 year old kid!

    2. If you could add or take away one thing from the SW Canon, what would it be?
    Jar Jar Binks. Sorry, but SW is not where physical comedy routines should be played out.

    3. What is your favourite SW movie?
    Always loved ROTJ, but these days Rogue One wins hands down.

    4. How did you come up with your username?
    I watched a TV show about a girl in Africa whose name was Adalia, I love the name. Amber was going to be my second daughters middle name, but he turned out to be a son and was named Luke instead. I also and desperately in e-love with Kyp Durron......figure the rest out! :p

    5. What is your favourite food cuisine?

    I love Chinese Honey Chicken!! Also love fresh mud cake and whipped cream! [face_love] Neither are good for me..........but then nothing that tastes good is ever good for you.
     
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  4. Voss Fulris

    Voss Fulris Jedi Knight star 3

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    @Adalia-Durron
    Which SW character most closely matches your IRL personality?
    You've been around here a while - what is your favourite memory of your time on JCF?
    How did you get involved in WNU before you became its mother?

    Also, would you mind copy-pasting the question above your answers please - it makes it a little easier to see what you are answering :)
     
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  5. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Which SW character most closely matches your IRL personality?
    I used to think Mara, these days, more motherly..........and I don't even know who that is.

    You've been around here a while - what is your favourite memory of your time on JCF?

    The Trial Of Zarkinfrood!! @zark s trial had me in fits of laughter for days/weeks. Meeting real JC'ers has been a highlight. Met @Maulfly and @Grand Admiral Strife Admiral Strife 15 years ago with others (who are no longer around) and that was the most amazing experience of my life. Flying to the US for 10 days, attending a Convention and meeting the most amazingly wonderful people.

    How did you get involved in WNU before your became its mother?

    I am a mother in RL, so I tend to be mothering in all aspects of my life. At my local archery club they often call me the pied piper as where ever I am is where you find most the teens and young adults. I love it. So welcoming people just seemed natural to me, normal. I gravitated to people who need someone to say 'hello', and I have a knack for picking up when people need 'someone' to talk to ;)
     
  6. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron ;)
    If you could make a lightsaber, what would it look like?

    Which is the greatest condiment/sauce?

    Could you last a month without the JCF?

    Do you prefer reading from books or eBooks?
     
  7. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    If you could make a lightsaber, what would it look like?
    slimline, gold handle, amethyst switch and purple blade........

    Which is the greatest condiment/sauce?
    Chocolate!!

    Could you last a month without the JCF?
    I did for a year or two..........so yeah I guess.

    Do you prefer reading from books or eBooks?
    Real books, they feel good, they smell good, and they don't flat. :p
     
  8. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron (agreeing wholeheartedly on the chocolate and real books, the smell, the feel) :D

    Are your a morning or night person?
    What is your favorite season of the year and why?
    Do you like water sports?
    If you could write a novel for SW, would it be Legends or new canon, and what would be the driving plot?
    Have you ever delved into costuming for SW?
    What was your favorite car that you owned? ;)
     
  9. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Are your a morning or night person?
    Night Owl for sure.

    What is your favorite season of the year and why?
    Spring, flowers, sunshine, cool nights, warm days.

    Do you like water sports?
    Not really, never been good at them

    If you could write a novel for SW, would it be Legends or new canon, and what would be the driving plot?
    Legends for sure, its where my heart is. It'd be about a bunch of pilots and the adventures they get up to.

    Have you ever delved into costuming for SW?
    You know I have....X Wing, Leia Bespin, Jedi, Sith (Yes!) are all done and dusted.

    What was your favorite car that you owned? ;)
    The one I am about to sell due to the cost of running and insuring it. My turbo Veloster.
    [​IMG]
    Not to mention the speeding fines I've managed to accumulate.......
     
  10. Corellian_Outrider

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Curator: Art&RPF | Oceania RSA | CR NSW star 6 Staff Member Administrator

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    @Adalia-Durron , you've done quite a few costumes.
    Was there a costume that was an absolute joy to do?

    Was there one which surprised you by how it had turned out?
     
  11. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Was there a costume that was an absolute joy to do?
    I really enjoyed making Padme's picnic gown, hours of embroidery and tiny flower sequins. Also loved painting my Bespin cape, 56 hours of painting.

    Was there one which surprised you by how it had turned out?
    My Sons Kylo Ren, I was proud as I completed it BEFORE the movie came out and I was close!!!
    [​IMG]
    Sans his mask
     
  12. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron

    Standout scenes from your favorite SW movies/novels?

    What is it about Kyp that floats your boat? [face_laugh] (I know you could write a book!) =P~

    Sweetest/Hallmark moment tied to a wedding anniversary? (SQUEE!) ;)

    Do you find coming up with OCs for fics easier or harder than for RPGs?
     
  13. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    And just adding another one in with Nyota's @Adalia-Durron....

    Would you fly with Kyp's Dozen? :p
     
  14. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Standout scenes from your favorite SW movies/novels?
    The sniping between Luke and Mara I loved. There's a scene with Jaina, Jag and Kyp where he was sure they were out to kill him that I loved. And in Courtship of Princess Leia, the scene where Luke is taken prisoner. "You can't just take men for.........." :p

    What is it about Kyp that floats your boat? [face_laugh] (I know you could write a book!) =P~
    Flouts the rules, and plays at the edge of them. Dark good looks with green eyes and a touch of vulnerability that he hides.

    Sweetest/Hallmark moment tied to a wedding anniversary? (SQUEE!) ;)
    Mine? Husband told me to pack a bag for the weekend, wouldnt tell me where we were going. Took me to Kangaroo Island for the weekend, was a wonderful trip. First wedding anniversary, 27 years ago now.

    Do you find coming up with OCs for fics easier or harder than for RPGs?
    Yeah, I struggled to create someone not far from me, but I am not bad at adopting others personalities. If you write me a character, I can write it.

    Would you fly with Kyp's Dozen? :p

    In a heartbeat, but I'd make sure I had 'wormed' my way into his attention so he'd be less likely to do something dangerous with me! :p
     
  15. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron :D
    How did you first get into RPGs?

    Best type of chocolate (like, caramel, mint, etc.)?

    If you could bathe in anything besides water, what would you bathe in?

    Do you think you'd be a good pilot IRL? ;)
     
  16. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    How did you first get into RPGs?
    Years ago on another board I used to run myself with my sister in law @GoddessJainaSoloFel Started in thread as pretending to punish people in character for silly things they did. @Rebecca_Daniels and @Warrior_Goddess will remember. ;)

    Best type of chocolate (like, caramel, mint, etc.)?
    Dark Rum and Raisin, but dark mint or dark orange are good too.

    If you could bathe in anything besides water, what would you bathe in?
    Funny thing, I'm not a 'bath' person at all, and showers are 5 mins max for washing only. So I can't imagine 'bathing' in anything other than water.

    Do you think you'd be a good pilot IRL? ;)
    I love speed, I love control (hate being a passenger) and I love flying, but I suspect the knowledge and study in this world would hold me back big time. :p
     
  17. Rebecca_Daniels

    Rebecca_Daniels Force Ghost star 5

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    @Adalia-Durron

    Best memory from those silly GC days? :p

    Best highlight of the Shadow Sabres story?

    Best part of being a Sith, at the time?

    Least favourite SW book?

    Favourite SW toy/action figure?

    Best type of ewok?
     
  18. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    Surely you don't need to ask that :p [face_dancing]

    Heads up, depending on how this interview goes, I may change the length of time the interviews will go on for ;)
     
  19. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Best memory from those silly GC days? :p
    The Friendships and trust I was given by you guys. I was surrounded by teens who told me their deepest secrets and trusted me with them. I still have them all. And the saddest? The loss of Rhys. Connecting with his mother after his death (in a car accident) was one of the most powerful moments in my life and one I will never forget. For a moment I was able to show her a world her son hung out in that she knew nothing of.

    Best highlight of the Shadow Sabres story?:p

    When Kooky hung Rootys A Wing upside down from the Hangar roof, a moment in history!!!

    Best part of being a Sith, at the time?
    Friends, I met some great people there.

    Least favourite SW book?
    Crystal Star........waste of paper and ink.

    Favourite SW toy/action figure?
    All my X Wings! My 50cm Poe, my boxed Wedge/Biggs dolls.

    Best type of ewok?
    The Dancing Kind Of course!
     
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  20. Jedi Knight Fett

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    @Adalia-Durron What is your favorite memory from your time on the JCF?
     
  21. Khalia Octa

    Khalia Octa Bringer of Truth to EUC/TPM AnniversaryBannerFinal star 4 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron :p

    What was the first SW EU book/book series that you read?

    What is your favourite non-SW book series?

    Where do you want to visit on a holiday, but haven't yet?
     
  22. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    What was the first SW EU book/book series that you read?
    Heir to the Empire, back in 1990 if I remember right.

    What is your favourite non-SW book series?
    Rangers Apprentice Series, Awesome books

    Where do you want to visit on a holiday, but haven't yet?
    London - Europe

    What is your favorite memory from your time on the JCF?

    Over 15 years there have been way too many, but becoming an RSA was awesome, then an EU mod, and when I was approached to be a WNU Mod, that was a shock! :p
     
  23. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Game Host Who Loves Fanfics & RPGs star 7 VIP - Game Host

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    @Adalia-Durron -- Heir to the Empire was my first foray in to Legends too. :) [face_love]
    Woot!

    What do you think of Thrawn and compare him please in Legends and in the New Canon? :D

    Do you like Rebels?

    [face_laugh] Pancakes, waffles, [face_mischief] or something else for breakfast?

    Favorite style of music (jazz, pop, etc.)?
     
  24. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron WNU Mod - from the Land Down Under star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    What do you think of Thrawn and compare him please in Legends and in the New Canon? :D
    I am surprised they brought him back having banished all the Legends, gives me hope for Kyp!! I haven't seen enough to compare but he seems like the Thrawn we all read about.

    Do you like Rebels?
    I love Rebels.

    [face_laugh] Pancakes, waffles, [face_mischief] or something else for breakfast?
    Bacon, these days I eat Keto and have bacon.

    Favorite style of music (jazz, pop, etc.)?
    Pop, rock, ballads, a bit of country.
     
  25. ThisIsMe1138

    ThisIsMe1138 Defender of Family Friendliness star 5 VIP - Game Winner

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    Ugh, my mom is crazy about the whole keto thing. Drives me crazy :p:p

    @Adalia-Durron

    What SW planet would you live on?
    In which era?
    With which group? (e.g. Rebels, Jedi, Death Watch, etc.)
    Legends or New Canon (I'm assuming Legends?) and why?
    Do you prefer reading, writing or drawing/other types of art?
     
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