|Name: Keegan (he/they), OOC Rank: Lieutenant Commander, Writer ID: V239806K11
Hey there! I'm Keegan, and my primary character is Lt. Cmdr Robin Hopper - Chief Science Officer and Second Officer of Amity Outpost. I also have a menagerie of oddball PNPCs and side characters, all of whom I love dearly. When I first joined SB118, my primary character (and the namesake of my username) was Kivik - now a PNPC and the Chief Science Officer aboard the USS Kitty Hawk.
I'm from Vancouver, on Canada's West Coast, and have somehow managed to stick out living there to this day (though wooo is it ever getting expensive!) I was first introduced to Star Trek at a young age, watching re-runs of The Next Generation with my dad. At the time, I didn't really understand a lot of what I was watching (I even called the show "Saturn" because of the ringed planet in the show's intro). Growing up, we continued watching Trek as a family and I was much more engaged with Voyager and Enterprise. Nowadays, I dearly love Strange New Worlds and Lower Decks, and tolerate the other shows with the type of good-natured love one has for family members that rub you the wrong way occasionally. I'm currently in the thick of a full watch-through of Deep Space Nine (which, until recently, had remained a pretty blatant 'blind spot' in my Trek knowledge).
I'm also a big fan of other sci fi franchises, like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate, Alien(s), and fantasy, such as Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice & Fire / Game of Thrones, and so on. I've been roleplaying since I was about 12 years old, starting with forum-based RPs based on Lord of the Rings and Diablo - but got properly introduced to TTRPGS in high school with World of Darkness and Vampire: The Requiem. I tried Dungeons and Dragons for the first time properly as an adult and began DMing my own campaign during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
My approach to roleplaying here are to focus exploring characters as complex and diverse people first, and exploring their job / duty post second. I often take a lot of inspiration from IRL sources (myself / my own experiences, people I know, or even the face claims of the characters) and generally try to imagine I'm writing a real Trek show for real actors to play in. I'm also interested in using roleplay as a way to gain additional perspective on diverse identities and character traits as well as developing and 'grounding' world and species development. You can check out my Lower Decks Interview (from when my Primary Character was Kivik) to learn more about me and my goals at that time.