Who We Are?
I love anything that takes me to a different place and out of all the comic genres available today, I have to say Sci-Fi really tests the borders of my imagination. It just amazes me what the human mind can conjure up – after reading a particularly good story, my mind tends to wander and I put myself as the heroine or the protagonist in various situations. Either I have awesome superpowers or I’m in the future fighting to keep my space ship from being vaporized by the evil Gorgons of the Planet Xethon.
As you can, I do have a very imaginative mind.
I think my love for Sci-Fi comics began when my older brother left his stack of Sci-Fi comics behind when he left home for college. I was way younger than him, bust as all younger siblings, I looked up to him. So, whatever he did or liked had to be cool. Fortunately my young mind absorbed all the information and my love and appreciation for the Sci-Fi grew steadily.
Honestly, if you asked me, I would tell you that’s the best genre ever. What’s not to like? It’s got action – lots of it – it’s got super powers, takes place in the future or has amazing events with amazing people happening in present day. If you’re ever having a mundane day at work, instead of daydreaming about the cute girl or cute guy across the hall, you can instead see yourself as the avenging angel that comes to destroy your enemies and save the damsel in distress.
Sci-Fi, in my opinion, really broadens the mind. If you can believe it, Star Trek featured computers before they became a reality like the way they are portrayed in the series. That takes a lot of forward thinking on the writer’s part. Kudos to Gene Roddenberry. In fact, many of the things we see like mobile phones were fashioned after what they saw on the screen.
We all know the impact Star Wars had on the generation that got to see the movie screened in theatres. It was the highest grossing movie of all time for a long time. That’s because it didn’t have the run of the mill drama. There was imagination, creativity, new worlds that were brought to our doorstep. Since I was young I’ve let my imagination run away with me.
I would always get scolded, saying come back to Earth or ‘Beam you up, Scotty’ – you know, the typical lines. But I got used to it. There was so much in my head I wanted to share with the world, or enjoy in my own world inside my head. Although these are still early days, I’ve written out some of my own stories within this genre and tried my hand at doodling. I’m really bad at sketching so I’ll be meeting a friend later who’s agreed to give my stories a shot and is going to make my characters come to life. I’m just counting down the hours as I write this – let’s see what the future holds for me….*daydreaming*