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Hi everyone! I'm EnsignBush. I think this goes without saying, but I LOVE Star Trek!! My first episode was Thine Own Self, which I saw on May 23rd, 2006. Since then, I have become a Star Trek aficionado and have been completely obsessed with it. Literally.
Who I Am Edit
I was born on September 18th, 1994. I had a pretty normal childhood overall. I began to study languages at age five, and have continued every year since then to do so. When I was ten, I started to play the violin. Now I have a good chair in my school's top orchestra, which plays really hard music that we all have to practice a lot. I also played the flute for three years, but had to give it up due to scheduling conflicts. I have been in five musicals, and this year I am trying the pit orchestra with my violin. (I think I prefer being onstage, though!) I like to read (especially Harry Potter and Greek or Klingon mythology), spend time with my family and friends, play with my Webkinz (most of whom are named after Star Trek characters) and, of course, watch a lot of Star Trek!
Discovery of Star Trek Edit
As previously stated, my first real awareness of Star Trek came on May 23rd, 2006. Both of my parents like it, so I technically was "exposed" to it before then, but one night after dinner my dad was watching that episode. I asked what it was, and watched it with him. This day has become a celebrated holiday in my family, because my sister and I are both so into it now that we can quote it, watch it, discuss it, and imitate it to no end. This goes to the extreme of dressing up like Jadzia Dax (me) and Seven of Nine (her) in real uniforms for Halloween and staying completely in character all night with no hesitation.
What I Like About It (In General) Edit
Ever since I was eight or nine, I have liked science fiction a lot. Since that is pretty much the genre of Star Trek, it worked out really well! Other than that, though, I like what I can learn from it. It has some of everything to lead a life with: Family, friends, command structure, religion, politics, difficulties, amazing moments, humor, school, etc. I can actually take these things and incorporate them into my life, which (aside from being really awesome as I think about the fact that I'm living Star Trek) is the mark of a good show.
What I Like About It (More Specifically) Edit
Although there is very little I could even think about not liking in this saga, I have my favorite parts too. For example, the fact that they have other languages really intrigues me. My favorite is Klingon, and since some wonderful people went and actually made a whole language out of it, I had to go and learn it. I am not totally fluent yet by any means, but I really enjoy it and can speak it well. I am a member of the Klingon Language Institute, just to give you another insight into how crazy I am. Another thing is the fact that I can relate to so many of the characters. When Hoshi Sato (my role model) has to learn how to say something really fast, I can think of how I have had to be the one to piece out a sentence for one of my friends before their language test. When Jadzia Dax moves everything in Odo's quarters just barely out of alignment, I think of how I am a prankster too and how I would so be there doing that!
Favorite Characters Edit
Everyone has their favorites, right? My list is pretty extensive, but each one is someone that always makes me laugh, or that I'm really similar to, or just is such a cool character. Jonathan Archer, Trip Tucker, Hoshi Sato, Spock, Uhura, Scotty, Data, Spot, Gia, Worf, Jadzia Dax, Odo, Rom, Q, Molly O'Brien, Kathryn Janeway, Kes, Seven of Nine, Tuvok, B'Elanna Torres, Naomi Wildman, and Mezoti are just some of the amazing characters that have influenced my life. In fact, I like Naomi so much that I have written 31 stories about her life on Voyager, partially because I love to write and partially because the idea of the only child on a starship lost in the Delta Quadrant shoved so many ideas into my head that I just had to write them down!
Association with Memory Alpha Edit
On October 31st, 2008, I joined the Memory Alpha community. I found the link here by accident; I clicked on it from Wikipedia, where I was looking up information on Spot. I was totally amazed by the wealth of knowledge I found! I decided to join right away. Since then, I have made a number of edits, mostly filling in details. Although I have written several small articles, most of my work has been on Naomi Wildman's page. I added a lot to it, just because I felt really close to her after all my writing. Anyways, like I said, most of my edits are small. I have written a couple of small articles, but I mostly contribute to existing ones. I find that I can build off ideas better then come up with them on my own. But I will always be happy to look over something!
Life as a Klingon Edit
As I mentioned, I have been learning for several years how to speak Klingonese. Along with speaking the language, I also practice the rituals, learn the history, and have even imitated eating the food! Last year for my English class, we had to do a big personal presentation. I made mine Star Trek themed, and since we had just finished reading "Romeo and Juliet", I translated a few lines into Klingon and recited them. I also made a big deal about my Klingon Rite of Ascension, which is in the seventh month of the child's fifteenth year.
In the future, I hope to attend The Ohio State University. I plan to major in languages (although exactly what I'll do with them, I'm not sure), and I also want to continue playing my violin. That, or I'll head to Starfleet Academy and do exolinguistics there. Whichever works. I plan to be in Bozeman, Montana, on April 5th, 2063, to meet the Vulcans. Unfortunately, I won't be around to meet the Klingons (unless medicine makes some serious advances).
Live Long and Prosper \\//_ Edit
Thank you so much for reading my page! I'm glad I can share my passion with others who actually understand my slight insanity. So, as the Vulcans would say, dif-tor heh smusma. That means live long and prosper. However, I prefer my Klingon variant- qo'mey poSmoH Hol. That means "language opens worlds". It certainly does!
One Last Note Edit
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made Star Trek possible!! It has literally changed my life, and I love it!!!! So, thank you to Gene Roddenberry and all the wonderful writers, producers, musicians, crew, and most of all, actors who made this entire series come true!
EnsignBush out. =/\=