Who are you?
That's really the question, isn't it? Who am I? I'm still working on trying to figure that one out. I can give several answers, none of them really being the ones that would put the question to rest. Anla'shok Ivanova is a comfortable mask I hide behind, a persona chosen not so much because Susan Ivanova is my favorite B5 character, though she is, but because I see quite a bit of myself in her. I'm not Russian, but my heritage means a lot to me, and some of it's quite similar to Susan's. My mother isn't a telepath, though there are times I'm pretty sure she does know exactly what I'm thinking, and she and I are very close. I'm a loner, something of a cynic and a pessimist, and I'm slightly infamous for my one-liners, though I haven't compared myself to a deity lately. It goes deeper than that, but then, many things do. I understand Susan, her wit and her pain both, and I see a lot of myself in her. The parallels are almost eerie in some ways.
Who are you?
I'm Christine. Human, a 25-year-old college student living in the part of the United States known as California, several hundred years before the Earth-Minbari war. I'm an avid fan of the Earth entertainment genre known as "science fiction", particularly the works of certain authors, and the television show Babylon 5. I play the guitar, not particularly well but with enough enthusiasm that I don't care if I suck or not. I'm someone who loves music, basically everything save the Earth music genres of "rap" and "heavy metal". I'm fond of artists and groups that aren't typical of my generation thanks to my mother's influence; Melissa Etheridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joni Mitchell, Michelle Branch, and Bon Jovi top the current list.
Who are you?
I'm a practitioner of the nature-based religion called Wicca. I'm proud to call myself witch, priestess, and Wiccan. I'm Irish, love all things Celtic, and read Tarot cards pretty well. I have a sometimes spiritual outlook on things that can make me seem as if the witch and the cynic are entirely different people. I guess I'm a bit like Delenn in that. Sometimes I say things that are apparently very wise, and the people I know look at me as if they don't know what world I'm from.
Who are you?
I'm a Ranger, a crusader. I live for the One and I die for the One- though I haven't figured out yet what cause or individual the One in this case is. I stand on the bridge and none may pass- or so I'd like to think, at least. I'm pretty sure that if I had been born into the Babylon 5 universe, that I would have been a Ranger. I've always had this thing for nearly hopeless causes, and hanging around with a bunch of occasionally suicidal Humans and Minbari carrying pikes sounds like more fun than my average day, not to mention the fact that they serve things far greater and so much beyond anything that even exists in my world. I fight the good fight even when I know there are some cases when it's hopeless. And I've always been better at helping other people, than helping myself.
Why are you here?
Because I was born into this place and this time. Because I have hobbies and obsessions and dreams, and sometimes crazy, sometimes not, ideas for Babylon 5 and Crusade fic that keep me up past midnight, or that send me scrambling for note pad and pen at twenty past two. Because I figured after a lot of years of reading, writing, and roleplaying Star Wars, with countless versions of countless webpages devoted to that stuff, it was time to obsess about something else for a while. And because, one supposes last but not least, if I'm going to take the time and effort to write fic and essays and poems, then they should have their own special place in the universe to call home.
a place where no shadows fall