t the start of 1974, Brisbane
was struck by a flood. Later in the year, just before Christmas, Darwin was
devastated by Cyclone Tracey... then on the 31st of December, I was born.
(The first two events were heralding the third, perhaps? I am the oldest of
two children, and although my sister and I didn't always like each other
growing up, we're now great mates in adult life. My parents are both
professional educators, and I believe that is what formed in me a love for
learning and a love to continue to learn throughout life. Dad's profession
as a school principal, meant that we were regularly transferred throughout
Queensland, and I attended 6 different schools through my 12 years of
schooling, with 5 of those schools being in my primary school years.
In 1992, I finished high
school and went to uni to study accounting and finished this study in 1996.
I worked as an accountant for a few years, and then went back to uni in 2002
to train to be a teacher. In 2006, I graduated as a teacher. I worked for
four years as a teacher, and then in early 2010, had a meltdown, and haven't
been back to the classroom as a teacher since.
I am currently doing bits and pieces here and there in IT, Training,
Accounting and so forth. My next big adventure is going to be A Masters of
Writing through Open Universities Australia.
My love affair with Star Trek began in 1989, where "The Next Generation"
(the one with the bald guy, Patrick Stewart as captain) was being advertised
as coming on TV. I remember sitting down and watching it and loving it, and
watching all the Star Trek I could. From TNG, I watched DS9 and Voyager and
in time TOS as well. I also watched the movies (honestly, what were they on
during The Motion Picture and Star Trek V?) and in time went to conventions,
occassionally dressed up. There was the infamous convention that I decided
to wear my GarTrek t-shirt... that really didn't go over well with others
there... some of them need to laugh at themselves a bit.
While studying at uni, I typed in Star Trek RPG, and star-fleet.com came up,
I investigated, and signed up, and subsequently have risen through the ranks
to be the Captain of five different ships in the club. I've also been in
various administrative positions around the club as well. Apart from the
times when I had to take a step back for personal reasons, I've been an
active member there since about 2005/2006.
I remember thinking while I was in Star Trek one day, surely there must be a
fantasy site similar to star-fleet.com. So I went searching online, and I
found santharia.com. I was hooked almost immediately, I went through and
read articles, I read through the Santharia RPG information, and wrote up
Deklitch Hardin. He got approved rather quickly, as I recall, and almost
immediately went back to creating other characters. During this time, I
remember being really interested in the Kyranians, and caught up with Garret
in IRC to discuss the Kyranians. I actually think I need to return to giving
some attention to the Kyranians. :)
I signed up on the Development side as well, and began writing entries. In
time, I became an apprentice, and then was offered the opportunity to do a
Masterwork. I am also co-Mod, with Master Anfang of the People's forum. On
the RPG side, I became Mini Mod, then CD Mod and then most recently
Administrator, as well as being Story Mod for the Home Sweet Home thread.
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