Today, on World Intellectual Property day, the challenge is to discuss creativity. There is such a creative side within geekdom and fans can be a huge aspect of that.
Heather over at Just Geeking By has started this exciting new project that celebrates geekiness in all its forms. Looking into it I knew I had to get involved in the fun and that fun is Seriously Geeky Sundays so this is Week 4 of the fun and last of the month. Check out those links to Just Geeking By to find out more and maybe take part in future! The May questions are up over on her blog so you could take a look.
What does creativity in fandoms/geeky interests mean to you?
It takes a few forms. The first, and perhaps more obvious, is the ways people within fandoms come to create inspired by the fandom/geeky interests. For instance, with creating arts/crafts inspired by the fandom or writing fanfiction or taking inspiration from the fandom to make something yourself. Then there’s the side of creativity within fandoms themselves where the writers, authors, musicians, artists and whoever else, take leaps and become creative with the stories they tell, how they present it or who they include.
What is the most creative storyline you’ve come across?
I think it depends on what I consider creative. Sometimes when a TV show does an episode that’s in a different style that comes across as more creative even if the storyline itself isn’t overly different, just the style is. Like the Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode “Trials and Tribble-ations” was a creative nod to an Original Series episode and a way to connect the series and honour an anniversary.
Who is your favourite arty/creative character?
Jane Porter (Tarzan). I love that she is both a scientist type and an artist. She doesn’t restrict herself to one of the two sides by enjoying both.
Who is your favourite quirky character?
Luna Lovegood. She is one of my all time favourite characters generally but she is definitely a quirky character. I love her optimism, her heart, her passion and her belief in herself despite whatever gets said to her.
Which fictional innovative invention do you wish existed in real life?
I would love a teleporter. Anything that means that I could get to where I need to go without having to deal with public transport or traffic jams would be right up my alley. Plus I could go visit friends and family who live in other countries or just far away within the UK. Plus it would be quite cool.
What upcoming fandom are you most looking forward to?
I haven’t been keeping track of things that are coming later this year or even further in the future since this has been an interesting and very different year. I am looking forward to hearing more about the Avengers game and seeing how that turns out.
I’m hoping to be a bit more creative in the coming week in honour of this. Are you looking forward to anything geeky that’s coming out later this year?