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FORKNI-L Digest - 30 Dec 2005 to 31 Dec 2005 - Special issue (#2005-352)

Sat, 31 Dec 2005

There are 19 messages totalling 1017 lines in this issue.

Topics in this special issue:

  1. Getting to know us (9)
  2. FK Moment
  3. FK Question (2)
  4. Wow!
  5. Fk thought
  6. getting to know us
  7. Survey stuff
  8. December 28 Birthdays
  9. Today's Birthday:  December 31
 10. Prayer:  Texas/ Oklahoma


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 18:45:21 -0500
From:    gwatson2 <gwatson2@r.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?
Greer Watson, of [Xxxxxxx].  Born in London (England), actually, and I still
retain a fair amount of the accent ; but I've lived in [Xxxxxxx] since I was
six.  I'm a grad student at U of T (that's Toronto, not Texas!) in the
English Department, currently writing my Ph.D. thesis.   Because of various
delays -- such as being on my second supervisor, and third topic -- I've
been more or less at this stage for years.  However, I'm glad to say there
is a small light visible at the end of the tunnel.

What is your favourite FK character and why?
No, no, no, no, no!  I don't play favourites.  If you are going to write
virtual episodes -- let alone a whole virtual season -- then you have to
like *everyone*, or else you can't write them properly.
    Personal plug:  if you haven't encountered my virtual Season IV (FK4)
yet, check out my website:
The episodes were put up weekly over the course of the 2004/05 TV season, so
all 22 are now there for you to read.

How long have you been an FK fan?  How did you get started?
Although I'd heard that there was going to be a cop show about a vampire
detective, I didn't actually spot it in the TV Guide until the second season
(1994/95).  I caught about six episodes, and then CTV decided to drop the
show; but I saw most of the rest of Season II on a Buffalo station in the
summer repeats -- on which I also got to see Season III.  Of course, there
was then a long frustrating wait for the show to come on in reruns so that I
could catch Season I.
    Joining the FORKNI-L list, however, had to wait until about eighteen
months ago, when I finally got a new computer that was capable of getting
the Internet.

Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?
Yes, I've met several people who've visited Toronto, as well as a number of
other Toronto fans who've gone to dinner or on the tour with them.  Lovely
people, all of them.

Favourite episodes for each season?
Oh, this is hard!  In no especial order:
Season I:    Dying for Fame; Only the Lonely; Feeding the Beast.
Season II:   A Fate Worse Than Death; Stranger than Fiction; The Fix;
Partners of the Month; A More Permanent Hell; Baby, Baby.
Season III:  My Boyfriend is a Vampire; Hearts of Darknesss; Trophy Girl;
Night in Question.

Other hobbies?
There was a time when I would have been hard put to it to come up with more
than reading and watching TV.  However, in the last ten years or so, I have
seriously branched out.
    I love gardening, though I have only a small downtown plot.  This is
intensively planted (i.e. no lawn), so I do manage to get a lot of flowers
    Then there's dolls' houses.  I don't actually own one, though I have
plans.  Literally:  scale plans of the house my family lived in when I was
in my late teens and twenties.  Someday, I intend to build it in 1:12 scale.
(That's Lilliputian size -- the same as in Swift's book.  It's the usual
scale for adult dolls' houses nowadays.)  Meanwhile, I make miniatures.
This is a hobby that can take you in many directions.  At one time or
another, I have done miniature carpentry work (furniture, doors), sewing
(clothes, bedding), embroidery (cushions), and Fimo modelling (food).  For
those who don't know, Fimo is a brand of plastic polymer clay, and can take
a lot of fine detail.  I've no idea what the embroiderers among you would
think of the cushions:  I use a variety of stitches on 32 or higher count
material; but I make the patterns up as I go, finishing up usually with
symmetrical geometric shapes in concentric squares.
    The past couple of years, I've combined miniatures with gardening,
making tiny model plants for (eventually) a dolls' house sized garden.  I
have a lot of punches to cut out shapes.  (These were mostly gifts from my
mother and sister.)  However, for many plants I have to make a stencil, and
cut the petals and leaves by hand.  They are then painted, shaped, and
glued.  I take a ruler and colour swatches out to the garden to ensure
accuracy, and try for as much botanical detail as possible.  This means that
for plants like tulips, iris, and daylilies, I'm copying actual varieties
(not just doing generic flower shapes).
    Oh, and I also take photographs of flowers -- mostly in the garden, but
also sometimes around the neighbourhood.  My rogues' gallery hangs on the
wall in the hall.
    Mmm....what else?  Oh, fan fiction.  Right.
    I'm supposed to be working on FK5.  About which I feel guilty, since I'm
actually writing something else entirely.  It started as fan fic for another
series (Alias Smith and Jones), and was going to be a long backstory piece.
Then I realized that I wasn't remotely interested in fitting in all the bits
of backstory scattered through the canon; so I changed a few things (the
names, mostly), and started turning it into a non-fan-fic thing.  Why I'm
writing an historical novel set in the American West befuddles me.  I
haven't read or watched Westerns in years.  However, it seems to want to be
    Besides all this, my most minor hobby is working on my thesis.  Yes, I
know how that sounds; but there's a sad lot of truth there.

Family status?
Single.  I share a duplex with my mother.

Have you ever met anyone famous?
Define "famous".  Come to that, define "met".  I go regularly to the annual
meeting of the International Association for the the Fantastic in the Arts,
which is an academic conference attended by some two hundred or so people
giving papers.  But a lot of writers go, and some are fairly well known,
especially the guests of honour.
    As a rule, the more famous they are, the less likely I am to have
actually *spoken* to any of them.  However, one year, Harlan Ellison amused
himself by taking over the conference registration desk at the time when I
went up to get my programme and ID pin.  I was utterly boggled; and he was
very nice.  (He doesn't really eat scared little SF fans for breakfast.)
And, a couple of years ago, when I was running a questionnaire -- and boldly
going up to god-knows-who to talk them into doing it (which is totally out
of character for me) -- I found myself looking at an ID pin, and realized I
was getting Daniel Keyes to fill out the form for me.
    On the whole, though, I don't talk to people about their writing, not
having the faintest idea what to say, especially if I don't read their stuff
(and even more so if I don't like it!); and I don't collect autographs.  So
mostly, if I do happen to speak to someone notable (if they're attending a
paper session say), I only know it afterwards, if at all.  Although a lot of
the writers schmooze by the pool, quite a few do attend the paper sessions.
The guest list is quite a who's who of SF, fantasy, and horror writers --
but, as I say, I *see* them more than actually *meet* them.



Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 16:38:02 -0800
From:    Amanda Berendt <debrabant_foundation@y.......>
Subject: FK Moment

I was just watching Jeopardy and when Alex Trebek was talking to the
contestants, one guy said he met his wife at the morgue that he was
working at (he was the overnight director).

 <insert smirk here>

They didn't go any further than that.


"This thing... man... whatever it is...evil may have created it, left its mark
on it, but evil does not rule it.  So I cannot kill it."  - Gabriel Van Helsing


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 17:03:01 -0800
From:    Kristen Fife <fenix23fyre@y.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

Plug for Greer...her miniatures are ASTOUNDING. I had
the privilege of seeing them when I was in Toronto
last fall :)

--- gwatson2 <gwatson2@r.......> wrote:

>     Then there's dolls' houses.  I don't actually
> own one, though I have
> plans.  Literally:  scale plans of the house my
> family lived in when I was
> in my late teens and twenties.  Someday, I intend to
> build it in 1:12 scale.
> (That's Lilliputian size -- the same as in Swift's
> book.  It's the usual
> scale for adult dolls' houses nowadays.)  Meanwhile,
> I make miniatures. >
> Greer
> gwatson2@r.......
=== message truncated ===

"The price for this gift is the darkness of the night, and the blood of
humanity to sustain you." -THICKER THAN WATER, Kristen Fife in progress


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:35:58 -0500
From:    bluefaerymagick <bluefaerymagick@a.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

I go by Sierra (not my real name) and i'm 28 years old.  I live in Virginia
with my mom and her boyfriend.  I graduated from college last May with a BA
in sociology.  i had a job but quit after 2 months.  Looking for another.

Who is your favorite FK character and why?

LaCroix and (Dark) Nick, i can't pick between the two.  I don't much like
Nat.  She makes the show good, but she gets on my nerves.

How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

I didn't know FK existed until i saw the 3rd season advertise on USA in
1995.  I loved the previews and was hooked before the show even aired.
Later i saw the first two seasons on SciFi channel.

Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

No, but i regularly talk to two people offlist, and another on occasion.
And i've talked to all three on the phone.

Favorite Episodes for each season?
S1: Feeding the Beast
S2: Killer Instinct (my fav of all the seasons), Father's Day, fate worse
than death, bad blood
S3: Games Vampires Play, Night in Question, Sons of Belial

I'm a Cousin, Dark Knightie, but mainly i'm a UFfer *grin*

Other hobbies?

Other shows i've enjoyed include: Queer as Folk, Buffy, Angel, highlander,
hercules, and xena.  Lately, i watch disney channel a lot.
I donate money, sign petitions, etc., for causes such as: banning infant
male circumcision in the U.S., saving wildlife and the environment, keeping
abortion legal, gay rights etc.  And no i'm not gay lol.

Family status?

Single, no kids. I have some cats (all fixed and have their shots).  I did
have a dog, but he died a few months ago.  He was 12.

Have you ever met anyone famous?

No.  I've never been to anything to meet anyone.

How has FK changed your life, and why?

FK is the only tv show i've remained an obsessive fan of for so long.  I
love reading fic and i've been fiddling with a FK fan fic of my own for a
while.  I enjoyed writing the story and i owe FK for that.  Since the
question was posed, i guess i'll answer honestly...it changed my life in
that i still have one.  i tried to kill myself and it didn't work...and i
planned to try again after the 3rd season of FK ended which was two weeks
later (hey had to see the end right?) and after seeing the last ep, i
decided not to.  Seriously, i'm not kidding.  But let's not make a big deal
outta this, gawd that was almost 10 years ago.



Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 22:54:27 -0500
From:    Julia Kocich <jkocich@g.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

Julia Kocich. The unfashionable east side of the East River. Alternate
between ballet/opera administration and editing, mainly medical
editing. (Yeah, I don't do description.)

Who is your favorite FK character and why?

If I had to chose, I'd say LaCroix. But I liked them all, although I
never quite forgave Tracy for replacing Schanke. And I agree with Libs
that Screed and Natalie were made for each other.

How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

I don't think I became hooked until it was already in reruns. I've
always liked movies that were bilingual, so the subtitled flashbacks
in French, and other languages, really hooked me. You have to remember
that back then, US teevee simply wasn't doing that sort of thing: it's
gotten to be almost overused (like dead characters walking) since

Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

Lotsof terrific people! I went to Bridging the Knight, which was held
in the very office building where Scott Adams had been a cubicle slave
before creating Dilbert. Went to most if not all of the LCAs in TO.
Haven't been able to get out to the LCAs in LA, alas. Have made some
lasting friendships across the country through the FK lists. (Sob: I
missing yelling "Settle!" when the crowd gets rowdy at LCA. Once a
stage manager, always a stage manager ....)

Favorite Episodes for each season?

Every ep listed on the UF UnFAQ <grin>. Least fave is the dreadful
ballerina ep, and some of the lamer first season eps.

Other hobbies?

I seem to be unable to allow any plant to die if I can help it. I also
seem to be unable to not feed feral cats, birds, squirrels, and the
occasional raccoon. I know that doesn't square with my UF List Cobra
persona, but I promise I don't cut homo sapiens as much slack.

Family status?


Have you ever met anyone famous?

I was stepped on by Rudolf Nureyev. Intentionally.
I've given pens with political slogans to Ger and to Elvis Costello.
Joan Sutherland complimented me on my shoes.

How and where has FK changed your life, and why?

FK got me into online fandom, although I just don't "do" fan.
The online FK fandom and the cons got me into list owning the Unnamed
Faction list, after all my loud protestations that I would never,
ever, join any FK faction.
I think I've learned a lot about ... influence, and when to say
publicly, but civilly, what others are thinking but wary of saying,
from my dealings on this list and the UF list. And when to say things
that need saying privately, offlist.  I helped uncover a fanfic writer
who had been implying if not saying outright, offlist, that he/she/it
was an FK actor. Heeee.
List owning has reinforced for me the importance of taking nothing
personally. It has taught me that nothing committed to an e-mail ever
remains completely private. It has shown me how group dynamics work
most of the time, and how quickly they can flare up into a hot but
baseless controversy.
And the main list has taught me that FK Wars are the finest two weeks
anyone can have.

Happy new year to us every one,
UF list cobra


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 20:13:19 -0800
From:    phylis sullivan <phylis_s_2000_2001@y.......>
Subject: Re: FK Question

  How and where has FK changed your life, and why?
FK  didn't change my life until I found the wonderful FK lists, the fanfiction
on the internet.  Once that happened I became inspired to write.  Poetry at
first and lately stories.  I have made some dear friends on this list, who I have
yet to meet, but hope to some day.  Phylis

Phylis (Knightfilli) N&NPacker, Knightie, Dark Knightie
"Evil...is a metaphysical condition."  Nick Knight


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:24:30 EST
From:    Libratsie@a.......
Subject: Re: FK Question

**How and where has FK changed your life, and why?

Well, I most certainly would not have rat/mice figurines and collectibles
all over my house if it hadn't all started with The Ratsie Wot Kilt Screed. I
also would not have the number of wonderful friends, both Internet and Real
Life, who I've met through FK. I also am not quite so sure I'd have come to
realization about my orientation so calmly.

When my ex left, it was an FK fan who insisted on calling me across the
country to stay on the phone with me until a real life friend (also an FK fan)
arrived at my house to check on me. By then, I was ready to CELEBRATE my quite
sudden and unexpected independence and freedom! <g>

I'd still be acting and writing, but I would not have some of the support
I've received, especially as far as acting is concerned. If it wasn't for one
of  the FK actors, I also don't think I'd be as well known in the local acting
community for my facial expressions<g> and to some extent, some of the
character voices and accents I can do. I certainly would not have written the
FK parody for Shanda Fantasy Art's 'Atomic Mouse' (issue 3, for the comic book

(I also would not have made a few directors scream in horror at what they
thought was a dead white half eaten rat on stage before rehearsal...)

I just remembered that the person who first talked me into auditioning I  met
through this list! She hasn't been on the list for a long time, but
following my ex leaving, she invited me to attend a play with her. Inside the
playbill was an audition notice. She mentioned she thought I'd be a great actor.  I
told her I'd done one play right before I got married, but wasn't able to
pursue it further due to in-law objections. So my theatrical addiction IS FK's
and this list's fault!

If it wasn't for FK, I'd still be me, but I'm not quite sure I'd be as much
me as I am today BWAHAHAHA



Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 20:39:17 -0800
From:    Bonnie <callalily@l.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

At 12:26 PM 12/30/2005 -0500, Libby wrote:
>Bonnie, didn't you actually have a dream you'd do it?

Yup.  I dreamed that I was in a theater in Canada, hanging out with Greg
Kramer.  Libby then shows up in the dream and I introduced her to Greg.

Just a couple of days later, Greg emails me to tell me he's doing a play in
Vancouver (his first play since appearing in FK); I tell him that I'll fly
up and see him.  Libby gets wind of my trip and *begs* to come along.  So,
we go and, in a theater in Canada, I introduce Libby to Greg - the world has
never been the same since. ;-)

Cousinly Receptionist and RatsAss (i.e., ratpacker-by-association)


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:48:40 EST
From:    Libratsie@a.......
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

In a message dated 12/30/2005 10:39:47 PM Central Standard Time,
callalily@l....... writes:

Libby  gets wind of my trip and *begs* to come along.  So,
we go and, in a  theater in Canada, I introduce Libby to Greg - the world has
never been the  same since. ;-)

*inserts throat clearing sound*

As I recall, the e-mail conversation went something like...

"I don't  really know if I have the money to go. Are you going?"
"I don't know if I have the money to go."
"I don't know ... I think I'll go."
"I think I'll go, too."

(Only this went on for quite a while<g> I don't think there was ever  a
chance we'd NOT go. LOL!)

However, the "fun" part Bonnie left out was how sick I got up in
Vancouver... Sick enough that I spent my layover in Bonnie's area in the ER
instead of
on the tour she was going to give me<g> My personal doctor  thought it was real
funny when I got back and the only noise coming out of my  throat was

And, no, Greg did not make me eat any white rats, although I felt like it  by
the time we were back in the US (and I had refused to eat the  sushi)



Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 12:48:36 -0500
From:    Forever Knight Tales <fknight420@c.......>
Subject: Re: Wow!

I totally agree; we're stronger than ever; every minute.  GO FK

Don't trade a treasure
for an empty box.


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 15:23:19 -0500
From:    Forever Knight Tales <fknight420@c.......>
Subject: Fk thought

I find it amazing on how much a show can influence people or even save
them at times.  Star Trek, orginial, raised me as a kid, but always had
the Underworld.  Forever Knight came in 1992 and changed my world for
the best ever.  Alicia was born in 93 and the writing intensified, now
published and working along side with Sony; shocking but great.

Don't trade a treasure
for an empty box.


Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 13:37:22 -0800
From:    Allison Lahikainen <smilewithviolets@y.......>
Subject: getting to know us

>>Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

Allison, [Xxxxxxxxxxxx], NY as of July...
Central MA for the 28 years before.
I've been a professional body piercer for the past 8 yrs.
And I write.

>>Who is your favorite FK character and why?

Lacroix. Seductive, blond, evil... and the accent. Uffer too.

>>How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

1992 - Crimetime After Primetime. Saw the commercial on CBS,
tried desperatly to stay awake - sometimes failing miserably.

>>Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

Susan Garrett at her book signing for These Our Revels.
I have sent Libby shining lil' ratsie earrings, but haven't
met her. ;P And Nancy and I share the kinship of the MINI.

>>Favorite Episodes for each season?
Here are three random ones:
Feeding the Beast
Curiouser and Curiouser
A lot of third season :D

>>Other hobbies?
Go-Ju Kai Karate, clubbing, dancin', music (listening and making)

>>Family status?
Living with my most excellent boyfriend, Nigel. :) We have
Enchantra the cat. And Shadow,my dog of 14yrs just passed away a
couple months ago. :(

>>Have you ever met anyone famous?
Yes. Of the FK genre, Deborah and Nigel.
And some other folks too. :D



Date:    Fri, 30 Dec 2005 21:22:03 -0700
From:    "L. Marvin" <wyllow2@m.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

>> ---Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

I'm Lisa M.  and I live in Colorado. I'm a school media specialist
and was also a classroom teacher for 18 years. I'm about 5 years away
from retirement.

I had the original "NatPacker" or "Nat" nickname, way back when the
show was first airing in its regular seasons. I was on the FK list
and also went into the chatroom. I've been away from active FK stuff
online for so many years that I'm sure by now the nick has been
adopted by someone else. I still use NatPacker as a username for
various non-list related things.

>> ---Who is your favorite FK character and why?

I never had one particular character as a favorite. I liked (or
disliked) each one for different reasons. Janette was beautiful and I
loved how she kept the Raven as a safe haven for other vamps. I also
liked Tracy <ducking>, even though she was unpopular with some as a
replacement for Schanke. Vachon was a vamp of a different sort - not
such a vicious type - so I liked him for that reason. And Natalie,
who loved Nick completely while doing a pretty good job of not taking
any hooey off of him. I liked her a lot.

>> ---How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

I started watching during the first season. A co-worker told me about
the show because she knew I liked vampire stuff. I started watching
and taping it on days I was working. I got hooked immediately. I have
boxes and boxes of video tapes of the episodes. Now that the show is
out on DVD, I'm going to collect those too.

>> ---Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

Yes. I've never been to a con, but I had a Forever Knight party at my
house once, at the end of the final season. We watched several
episodes and then we watched Last Knight <:-(   With the exception of
that final episode, the get-together was really fun. We made
Geraint's dessert with the funny-sounding cheese.

>> ---Favorite Episodes?

There were very few that I didn't like. Here are some of my favorites:

Be My Valentine, Blood Money, Bad Blood, Father's Day, Partners of
the Month, Curiouser and Curiouser, The Queen of Harps, A More
Permanent Hell, My Boyfriend is a Vampire, Night in Question, Dead of
Night, Human Factor, Fallen Idol, Ashes to Ashes, Francesca, Last Knight

>> ---Other hobbies?

Reading (currently The Historian - yep, it's about a vampire), Tarot
card reading, knitting, movies, web design, crafts, gardening.

>> ---Family status?

2 poodles and a bunch of fish.

>> ---Have you ever met anyone famous?

Yes, but not from the FK cast.



Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 19:39:16 +1300
From:    Kylie Tucker <kiwisun@i.......>
Subject: Getting to know us

Okay heres me too!

Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

KiaOra everyone!
I'm Kylie Tucker otherwise known as Knightraven, I'm a graphic and web
designer by night and a building manager by day! I live in [Xxxxxxxx], New

Who is your favorite FK character and why?

Lacroix...dark, intellegent and sexy....need I say more?

How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

FK started here in about 1998..i think...it seems like forever ago...It
was played at about 1130 at night and I just stumbled upon it one
sleepless night and was instantly hooked! Of course when they played the
Last Knight...that then instantly took my howling self to teh internet
where I found Mel's awesome fanfic site and proceeded to gorge myself ever

Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

Yes! I met a fellow FKer when her and her lovely family came a touring NZ.

Favorite Episodes?

Oh man tough choice...Ashes to Ashes, And all the rest!

Other hobbies?
Writing FK...and other fiction. Archaeology, history kind of stuff. Am do
a lot of research for my first novel which is a heap of fun.

Family status?

Single...shopping for husband.:P

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I've met, russel crowe, cause I did some work at the cricket club his
cousins play for and he turned up for a game. Peter Jackson,
breifly...Amanda Morton, she was living next door to my mums during
filming of River Queen. hmmm...who else can I name drop....Sam Neil, at a
work do, Mike Myers and Seth Green...they were staying next door to mum's
during Without a Paddle filming. Saw Keifer Sutherland from a short
distance...does that count?:P



Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 02:27:26 -0500
From:    Brooksie <a11ebrook@a.......>
Subject: Re: Getting to know us

My turn...

>---Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?

Julia Brooks, aka Brooksie.  Live on [Xxxx Xxxxxx], NY.  After 26 yrs working
in the computer field, and working my way from mainframes to project
management, have taken a sabbatical.  Right now, I teach horseback riding to
pay for my Starbucks habit.

>---Who is your favorite FK character and why?

Nick. I am a dyed-in-the-wool Knightie.  Because I admire him for always
getting up after he has been shot down, his perseverance in pursuing his
dream.  Sort of a vampire Charlie Brown, only way cuter.  My second favorite
character is Schanke, cause I loved how smart he really is, and how most
people in the show (including Nick, at first) usually can't get past his
boorishness and garlic breath!

>---How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get started?

Um, would you believe it was my Mom who first mentioned "Forever Knight" to
me when it was on Crimetime After Primetime?  But did I listen?  Nope.  I
didn't see the show until the third season premiered on USA Network
(1995/6).  I joined this list after hearing about it at Gerthering 2.  I
then caught up with the first and second (IMHO the best season) when it
showed on the SciFi channel.

>---Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?

Yup. <waving>  Met most of them at Gerthering2, LCA2, LCA3 and LCA8.  And
met them again, either at some of Ger's recent performances (DC, NYC), or at
other NYC area events.  And I even met one at another fandom's gathering.

>---Favorite Episodes?

S1: Dying For Fame, For I Have Sinned
S2: Stranger Than Fiction, Hunted, Close Call, Queen of Harps
S3: Fever, Night in Question, Human Factor

>---Other hobbies?

Horsemanship, reading, house arch/design, landscaping, music listening (esp.
nuevo flamenco).  Beatles fan, "Highlander" fan, "Star Trek" fan, Walt
Disney's "Zorro" and star, Guy Williams, fan.  Most recently, I have become
a fan of Japanese Anime, (as is shown late night on Cartoon Network),
especially "Cowboy Bebop."

>---Family status?

Single, with one dog and one horse.  No other kids.  <g>

>---Have you ever met anyone famous?

Susan Garrett!!!  And Ger, Nigel, John Cassar.  Some actors from the old
Walt Disney "Zorro" show, two of whom will ring bells with Star Trek (TOS)
fans - Michael Forrest (played Apollo in "Who Mourns for Adonais") and
BarBara Luna (the Captain's woman from "Mirror, Mirror").  Lastly, and the
horse lovers will appreciate this, stood just on the other side of the fence
from Secretariat as he stopped to listen to the crowd noise in the walking
ring at Belmont Park, on the day he won The Belmont Stakes, June 1975.

>---How and where has FK changed your life, and why?

Despite being in the computer industry, it wasn't until I was looking for
info on "Forever Knight" that I got connected to the Internet.  Another
first was joining the fan clubs, the original FK Fan Club and the GWDFC.
Flying out to LA for G2 was my first intro to fandom.  It was a great
adventure and I haven't looked back since.  I have met so many new and
interesting people, and am proud that some of them even call me 'friend.'  I
also hadn't written fiction since college, so I was inspired to try again.
When the "Zorro" affection hit, I was able to jump into that fandom with
both feet and now run a discussion list in that world.

But in the end, I think of myself as a "Forever Knight" fan first and
foremost.  Finding FORKNI-L was like going back to those wonderful, crazy,
thoughtful, informative and diverse discussions that would happen between
friends at college.  Er, minus the beer.  <bg>  It is cultured, civilized
and refreshing.

Knightie Leader, War 12
"You take the front, I'll go around!"


Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 04:15:43 -0500
From:    Naia Zifu <naia_zifu@b.......>
Subject: Survey stuff

    *finally gets around to this*
> Who are you, where do you live, what do you do?
    Katherine (most commonly known OL as Naia), currently in the SE US
(that's about as specific as I get, paranoid girl I am :-P ), chronically
unemployed, but want to take cosmetology classes ('cause hair is fun) and
become a published author one day (fame optional, but would be a good plus).
> Who is your favorite FK character and why?
    Originally, LaCroix, 'cause he's creepy and semi-evil, but with a softer
side that peers out once in a while.  In S3 I became a big fan of Vachon and
Urs, though, 'cause they're younger vampires, and have more traits I can
relate to.
> How long have you been a FK fan? How did you get
> started?
    I became a fan watching the late-night CBS airings.  They had that neat
"Crimetime After Primetime" thing going, and I liked pretty much all those
shows.  I wasn't into vampires before that, so if FK hadn't been in that
block, I probably would've never seen it.  Once I did, however, it became
one of the "can't miss" shows ^_^ .
> Have you ever met anyone off the FK lists?
    Nope.  Unfortunately, I'm super-poor and can't afford to go to
out-of-town cons (and there aren't any in-town cons anymore, that I know of,
so I'm deprived :-( ) or to travel for any meet-ups.
> Favorite Episodes for each season?
    I can never remember titles, and it's a quarter to four, so I'll spare
you my weird babbling trying to describe eps.  I'll just say I like most of
the ones I remember.
> Other hobbies?
    Writing, drawing, watching too much television, long hours at the
computer.  Some of the things I like include old music from the '50s and
'60s, non-English (especially Asian) pop, science-fiction, some fantasy,
cheesy horror, subbed anime, and Sims.  Though I know I can't sing well, I
love doing it, and am currently trying to put together my entries for an
idol contest. . . which I'll be lucky if I survive the first round of, but
am only really entering for fun, anyway.
> Family status?
    Single, no kids, living with some people.  Currently own two birds (grey
doves named Boo and Eek) and am helping care for a stray cat that's claimed
us for her family (a grey tabby named (not by me -_- ) Poopie).
> Have you ever met anyone famous?
    IRL?  Met Yvonne Craig and George Takei at one of the few cons I've been
to, hung out with a female writer at another con but never caught her name
(and feel badly about that!).  Met Trent Dimas, Betty Okino, and Bela
Karolyi (and I think someone else I can't recall) at a gymnastics show.  OL
I know a lot of people I consider celebs, but I dunno how widely known they
are outside their fandoms.  Not sure if this counts *feels a little
embarrassed to say it* but by EVP I've talked to (people who may have been)
Thuy Trang and Niiyama Shiho.  There are lots more great celebs I'd like to
talk to that way, so if that part of this list counts, it could soon be
>How and where has FK changed your life, and why?
    Well, I wasn't into vampires before FK, and now I like them.  That's
probably the biggest thing.  It's also the friendliest fandom I've been in--
the elitist, condescending attitudes and out of control arguments/flame wars
so rampant in most other fandoms are rare to none in FK, as far as I've seen
^_^ .


Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:16:22 -0600
From:    eowyn23@j.......
Subject: December 28 Birthdays

Hi Y'all!

Here are some others who share Sue and Dianne's birthday on December 28.
Woodrow Wilson, President
Sir Arthur Eddington, Astrophysicist
Dame Maggie Smith, Actor
Denzel Washington, Actor
Cliff Arquette (aka Charlie Weaver), Comedian

Significant events on December 28:
1065 Westminister Abbey opens in London.
1836 Spain recognizes independence of México.
1869 William Finley Semple of Mount Vernon OH, patents chewing gum.
1895 World's 1st movie theater opens in Paris.

I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, Sue and Dianne!

eowyn23@j....... or eowyn@w.......
GWDFC, FK X-Stitcher, Proud Survivor of FK Fic Wars 8-12, Texas Knight
Knighties List Owner, Keeper of the FK Birthday List


Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:26:46 -0600
From:    eowyn23@j.......
Subject: Today's Birthday:  December 31

Hi Y'all!

Today is the birthday of: Laila HaNassi         muselaw@e.......t

You may send birthday greetings to Laila at the above email address.
Please NOT to the list!

Others who share this birthday:
Charles Lord Cornwallis, Solider/statesman
Henri Matisse, Impressionist painter
Rocky Graziano, Boxer
Rex Allen, Cowboy singer
Anthony Hopkins, actor

Significant events on this date:
1744, James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's motion of nutation
1781, Bank of North America, 1st US bank opens.
1857, Queen Victoria chooses Ottawa as new capital of Canada.
1879, Edison gives 1st public demonstration of his incandescent lamp.

I hope you have a very Happy Birthday, Laila!

If you would like to be added to the birthday announcements, please send
your name, birthdate (no year needed) and email address to me,
eowyn23@j......., privately, and I'll be glad to add you.

GWDFC, FK X-Stitcher, Proud Survivor of FK Fic Wars 8-12, Texas Knight
Dreamers, Knighties List Owner, Keeper of the FK Birthday List


Date:    Sat, 31 Dec 2005 10:05:32 -0600
From:    eowyn23@j.......
Subject: Prayer:  Texas/ Oklahoma

Hi Y'all!

My parents don't live too far from Cross Plains so the fire there was all
over their local news.  I was visiting for the holidays and the pictures
from Cross Plains are heart-breaking.  Cross Plains is a small farming
community and this has been devastating.  While I don't know anyone from
Cross Plains, they are "neighbors".  Please keep this community in your
thoughts and prayers.  And please keep Texas there as well.  The fire
danger is worse than I've ever seen it and I've lived here for 35 years.

eowyn23@j....... or eowyn@w.......
GWDFC, FK X-Stitcher, Proud Survivor of FK Fic Wars 8-12, Texas Knight
Knighties List Owner, Keeper of the FK Birthday List

On Fri, 30 Dec 2005 10:13:42 +0100 CousinLucilla
<cousinlucilla@f.......> writes:
> I hope all the list members from those areas are well out of range of
> the brush fires.


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