Hello! My name is Gina and I write for Lieutenant Commander Chochmingwu Cheveyo-Arma , Mission Specialist aboard the USS Astraeus.
- Joined 118: October 2004
- Gender: Female
- Age: 36
- Occupation: 4th Grade Teacher
- City of Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
- OOC Rank: Lieutenant Commander
- Hobbies/Interests: Star Trek (obviously), Science fiction, writing, reading, life-long learner, travel
I was 17 when I first joined the group. I spent what felt like forever trying to find a group that I liked. When I did--wow! However, in my second year of college, I had to retire my character (Rebecca Hollendale) to focus on my studies. But I missed the outlet that role-playing provided and before long I was reapplying to UFOP with another character (Elina Kincade). Again, real-life interfered when my oldest son was born and I had to retire her. As my son grew older, I had more time to write and roleplay. So I rejoined with my character, Lael Rosek, in 2015. With the exception of one leave of absence to have my second son, I've been an active member ever since.
- Where were you first placed? What was it like starting to sim on your vessel? The first ship I ever simmed on was the USS Independence under Captain Jessa Anasasi. I remember my first mission quite well. It's when I meet Daydan Taboo, a commander at the time. He was one of my first friends in the group.
- What have been your greatest challenges in this group? I'd say balancing it with real life. I retired twice before I finally came back to stay.
- What have been your greatest achievements in this group? I really feel like I've connected to other people and drastically improved my writing. It's changed how I view my world.
- What do you hope to ultimately accomplish? I'd love to be a Captain someday.
- Where do you see this group in five years? It's my sincere hope that the group will become even more a close-knit community than it is now with more formal training available to advance into command roles and even more support for incoming writers.
- How do you think this group has contributed to Star Trek's legacy? How has the group contributed to the internet community? This group has brought Star Trek to life for me and so many others. It's given us a chance to be someone else and experience a different life. As far as the internet community...I can honestly say I believe there's no better Star Trek RPG group out there.
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|Awards and Service Ribbons
|Awarded to those officers who have improved their methods of simming since their acceptance into StarFleet.
|Awarded to those simmers who manage to show a good portion of the character's life despite the demands of the main plot
|Given to those who have been members continuously for one year.
|Awarded to those officers who show conspicuous effort in improving their simming skills.
|Given to those who have been members continuously for three years.
|Awarded to those who have shown great care in the mentoring of fellow members.
|Awarded to those who demonstrate extra, out of character, simming devotion. This includes, helping fellow officers who are in need of simming aid, running OOC sims, upkeep of wiki pages, etc
|Awarded to those who decide to inflict mental and/or physical trauma on their character, and then dive into the resulting emotions and choices in a realistic manner.
|Awarded for achievements in exploration with new lifeforms.
|Awarded to those who have consistently boosted the morale of his/her crew.
|Given to those who have been members continuously for ten years.
|Given to members who hold the rank of Lieutenant or Lt. Commander and support the ship's command staff by mentoring crew, facilitating missions, maintaining the wiki and other tasks essential to the smooth running of our sims.
|Awarded to a simmer who keeps their team guessing with unexpected, clever plot twists throughout the year. Though they may be sudden, unexpected, and even dramatic changes in direction, the twists must be realistic and sensible. The twists should never happen in such a way that people feel misled, fooled, or embarrassed. Great narrative twists always increase, not decrease, other simmer’s participation in the story.
|Awarded to Helm officers who have proven themselves to be the best of the best, dedicating themselves to improving their specialisation. From finding a safe route home to flying an emergency atmospheric landing, pilots who have earned this award know the importance of staying focused on their task at hand, and place their ability to make spectacular maneuvers at the service of their ship and its mission.
|The Collective Intelligence
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