1. The current OTer of the Week chooses the next OTer of the week and starts a thread in their honor.
2. That person's week in the spotlight runs from Monday to Sunday, after which a new OTotW takes over.
3. To keep this interesting please choose someone with whom you typically disagree here on OT, and also someone you don't know well. We'd hate to see it get clubby.
4. Current OTotW should set about picking a successor within a few days in case the search for a new OTotW takes awhile. And also so that person can prepare and write a brief bio like Bad Wolf did below.
5. Have fun, and LEARN about each other.
Bad Wolf said:
Erm...I'm Lil (my name is Lillian but people tend to shorten it to Lil). Born and raised in California. I've lived in the SF Bay Area for most of my life though I was born in Blythe (bonus points to anyone who knows what that is). I was raised in a multi cultural household. My mother is Filipino, ended up in Argentina then Mexico after WWII. I learned to speak Spanish at the same time as English though to my chagrin I do not read or write it that well. One day I hope to change that. I have family all over the world: Manila, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Australia, Canada as well as all over the country. I was raised Catholic and though my parents didn't directly shove it down my throat they allowed our relatives to (when I was spending summers in Mexico City). I have a huge chip on my shoulder about Christianity but in the last few years I've discovered that I need spirituality in my life and luckily I've found it. I've always liked fantasy and SF starting with fairy tales, The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone, and Star Trek. I didn't get into fandom until Hercules the Legendary Journeys though since then I've never looked back. I've met numerous people in person that I first got to know on line. I've traveled as far as Australia to do this. I think that the friends I've made through the 'Net shows what the 'Net is really about. My family thinks I'm some kind of leftist bordering on communism but I think I'm left of center on most issues and moderate and even conservative on others. My hot button civil issues are separation of church and state, gay rights and reproductive rights. In terms of issues on which you might find me more conservative I'd say government spending, the idea of a flat tax, and my lack of sympathy for illegal immigrants who are not here due to genuine political persecution.
Let's see, currently I'm on a graphic novel kick because there's so much badly written genre stuff out there. Faves include Preacher, 100 Bullets, Fables, DMZ and Queen and Country. In terms of non "genre authors" my favorites are Jane Austen, Lousia May Alcott, Mark Twain and Dickens (I've read Oliver Twist three times voluntarily and not in school). Authors I'm not in to are Steinbeck and Hemingway (who I think is highly overrated and who to me reads like a drunk rambling without thought of story or grammar). In terms of genre authors I love Neil Gaiman, Tolkien, Joan Vinge, Jim Butcher, Rowling (to name a few).
My taste in most entertainment is pretty eclectic and based pretty much on whether I like it. I know that sounds circular but there it is.
Current favorites: John Barrowman, Torchwood, Doctor Who, True Blood, Dexter, Mad Men. Last movie I paid to see: Harry Potter, which I LOVED. I may pay to see G.I. Joe and am really looking forward to District 9.
So maybe that gives you some inkling.
1] Other than being an Attorney what other field interested you when you were growing up [or even now]?
2] Who is / are the greatest influcences in your life?
3] If power and money were no object, what would you fix in the world first?
Edited by Certifiably Cait, 09 August 2009 - 11:48 AM.