Yarr!! ‘Tis captain-question-answering day on Ace Asunder, mateys!
For those dat be unawares, the awesome Heather over at Just Geeking By started a series of blogging prompts called Seriously Geeky Sundays. This week is all about captain-ly figures of any variety in honor of Captain Picard’s birthday in two days time. Definitely check out Heather’s creative prompts and take part in the fun if you want! I’m absolutely loving her questions so far.
So… without anymore intro babbling from me, here are my answers to Just Geeking By’s commanding questions for this week. Thank you, Heather!
Who was the captain of your childhood?
My dream job as a little girl was to become a pirate ship captain, and I’m blaming a Lego set called Renegade Runner for fueling that childhood obsession of mine. Man… little me would be so disappointed that dream didn’t become a reality. Alas.
Anyway, I discovered the joy of Lego and video games when I was a 5-year-old trapped in a children’s hospital for six weeks. I barely remember yesterday, let alone 26 years ago, but I do have a vague memory of opening the Renegade Runner set in my hospital bed (along with my very first video game console, a shiny Super Nintendo) on a Christmas morning.
I accumulated A LOT more Lego throughout my childhood, but that set always had a special place in my heart. So Captain IronHook, the little Lego dude in charge of Renegade Runner, is definitely the captain of my childhood.
When you think about captains who is the first one to come to mind?
Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager. I loved all the Star Treks and their various badass captains, but Janeway was a shero to me so she stands out in my memory more. I love her sarcasm, how she would do anything for her crew, and wonderful ability to tell off misogynist aliens. It takes a special captain to keep a crew alive after being thrown into the deepest part of uncharted space.
Who is your favourite fictional captain?
He technically got promoted to Admiral, but I’m going to say Captain Anderson of the Mass Effect trilogy is my all-time favourite captain. He’s with Shepard from the very beginning of Mass Effect 1, and stays an invaluable ally until the bitter end of Mass Effect 3.
Anderson will do absolutely anything to protect the galaxy from a existential threat no one in power believes is real (until it’s too late). He’s also not afraid to punch a certain annoying ambassador for the good of humanity.
Who is your favourite crew?
Let’s have a Mass Effect answer c-c-c-combo! My favourite crew is definitely Commander Shepard’s peeps in the Mass Effect trilogy. These are just the most well-written and entertaining cast of characters I’ve ever had the pleasure meeting in a game.
So, if the Mass Effect peeps are my favourite crew then…
What is your favourite ship?
…my favourite ship has to be the Normandy! This super souped up spaceship has saved the galaxy on numerous occasions in the Mass Effect games. Plus it’s a joint creation between the turians and humans making it a symbol of peace between the two species.
The last fandom you experienced has suddenly been cast at sea/into outer space. Who is the captain and who are their crewmates?
I just beat the video game Control for the first time yesterday (not done with it yet, though… must… Platinum…). Director Jesse would make an amazing captain and would be able to lead the Federal Bureau of Control employees through just about anything in a sea or space threshold. She dealt with the Hiss situation quite well, after all (I think).
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