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What do you do in real life

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Monday, January 16, 2006 11:05 AM

LAWLER


I am a program assistant for a non-profit agency. I work on regional and state conferences that focus on community economic development.

At some point, I would like to become a program manager here for some cultural initiatives. This is pushing me towards getting a graduate degree in non-profit management.

I love that we are so diverse!

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Monday, January 16, 2006 11:19 AM

XENOPROBE


In real life? Well, I am a Corporate Travel Counsellor... that means I am a travel agent who deals with big-wigs from companies that have huge spending accounts to send their big-wigs to places like Calgary, Denver and Santa Clara...

This is a relatively recent gig for me though. I worked for 10 years in IT/software support in systems distribution. Anyone who has ever worked a Helpdesk will know that the politics, in-fighting, back-stabbing and general nonsense is the same no matter where you go. I have just discovered that those same traits are abound in travel too... lucky me!

I would like to drop this gig in favour of my real passion- writing, but alas, that is still a pipe dream until I can squirrel away more cashola.

I'm 33 years old and have enjoyed a lifetime of geekdom that started with Star Trek and all sorts of supernatural shows and books while growing up. I'm a die hard X-Phile but Joss and all he touches is top of the list, over-the-moon, fabulous.

I find it so wonderful that we have such splendid diversity... great tv brings the great together!

Ching-wah TSAO duh liou mahng. Shiny.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 12:13 PM

SIROSIS


i'm a freelance writer, rusting away up here in portland, oregon. used to write poetry, but now i write mostly for corporations and non-profits.

never even heard of 'firefly' till i saw 'serenity.' bought the dvd set, fell in love, then into the many stages of loss - denial, anger, depression, etc. - once i found out fox had cancelled the show. felt like i was 3 years late to a really great wake. i long for what might have been like a meth addict.

what else. love my wife, our 5 cats, and our place in the woods. when i'm not writing, i'm watching tv or chilling outside with the crew or riding my motorcycle or cooking. oh, and i've watched the series and film so many times now i'm pretty close to being able to recite every line. pretty scary.

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Monday, January 16, 2006 3:13 PM

DAMROD


Animal Control Officer here. Cats and dogs everywhere!!!

Have a better one!!!


Always bring grenades!!!

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Monday, January 16, 2006 4:40 PM

FWBBROWNCOAT


Currently in the USAF, Missile Maintenance...other than that, i was a computer tech, and that is also what I am going to school for!

"Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all." - Malcolm Reynolds

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Monday, January 16, 2006 7:34 PM

SPACEMANSPIFF


Astronomical Observer at Lowell Observatory...hopefully going back to school soon for the PhD, so I can call myself an Astronomer.

Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!

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Monday, January 16, 2006 9:23 PM

LUTHIEN1121


I'm a future librarian. After 11 years working in a bookstore, I moved back in with my parents and started attending community college working toward a BA in English Lit and then it's on to a Masters in Library Science. Only 5 more years of school to go....

Oh, and I work in a coffee shop to pay the bills.

We may experience some turbulence.. and then explode.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2006 5:55 AM

DESKTOPHIPPIE


I'm an IT Trainer. I specialise in teaching absolute beginners how to turn the computer on, and that waving the mouse around in front of the screen doesn't work.

The pay is average, the hours are awkward, the people never listen ... it's the best job in the world


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Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:29 AM

BELLONA


i'm a psychic dancing cowgirl witch faerie karate master jedi browncoat superhero rally driver who flies like a maniac and sings/plays drums/guitar with the best rock group in the 'verse. in other words, i'm a high school student with an overactive imagination, a sleep-deprived brain and sci-fi addiction.

b

"i'm getting a powerful energy emission..."
'cause we are who we are, even if we forget, an' there ain't nothin' can change that.
my other coat is brown.
the most concrete evidence that there is intelligent life in the 'verse is that it hasn't tried to contact us.
-great, so you just eat my ice cream and take off?
-i knew you'd understand.
don't you really hate long messages on stuff?

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:03 AM

RAVENHAIR


middle school social studies teacher

mother of two, wife of one

my brother, who has an uncanny sense of what I will like in terms of movies/tv, suggested I rent the Firefly DVD's a year ago (my family and I were living overseas when it first showed on Fox). I will never be able to thank him enough.


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Thursday, January 19, 2006 10:37 AM

BWARE42


The pirates couldn't have killed the lawyer! I filed a temporary restraining order and asked customs to impound their ship pending satisfactory quarantine reports for importing exotic birds.

Plus, everyone knows lawyers are todays gunslingers. I'm Jayne in a suit! ;)

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:04 AM

ALLARTICULATE


(Beer brewers are the coolest people.)

I am a legal assistant by profession, dancer and counselor by nature...

Hubby is a lawyer by profession, collector of hair metal bootlegs and all things Star Wars by nature...

Hoping to soon be raising little Browncoats!

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:21 AM

GALEN


Mechanical Engineer....that works on stuff that ends up in space!!! (boring satellites)

I'll see if I can name something Firefly or Serenity...

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:22 AM

GELASSENHEIT


you are all so shiney and diverse!!!

bumpity bump

Gelassenheit means Serenity

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:25 AM

WINDWALKER


Quote:

Originally posted by Gelassenheit:
Lurking around this board I discovered that there were several librarian Browncoats out there, besides myself. Got me wondering as to what other Browncoats did for a living? Were they students, stay at home moms, accountants, actors or computer techs?

So, what do you do to earn your keep on the 'Earth that was'?

Gelassenheit means Serenity



Ex- military
Did the Browncoat thing for a couple of years.
Classified stuff
Now I am a Tech Support Rep for a large medical device manufacturer

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:31 AM

ARTCAT81


I'm a fulltime receptionist/ administrative assistant for a construction company.
I am also a parttime management trainer and master printer for a local chain of hallmarks.
I also run artcatdesigns aka artcat's blue sun shop www.texasartcat.com/bluesun.html
and co-Captain the Houston browncoats with Valgal ( www.houstonbrowncoats.com)

I have grand ambitions of getting back to school and continuing my education especially in fine art, science and history.

Browncoats are the shiniest folks in the 'verse

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:33 AM

BULLHOR


I am a 21 yr old Bus Mechanic, Tried the school thing, might go back someday.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:43 AM

GHOSTY


Before children, I was a legal secretary and a bookeeping manager.

This 'verse could stand a few marketing majors, I think.

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:47 AM

SILVERQUEEN



Earned my B.A. in English, and I am now working on a M.S. in Library and Information Science at Kent State, Ohio. I'm also working part-time in the university library.


Well, I am yet another librarian - I work reference and with teens. I went to Kent State for both my MLS and my undergrad in History and Anthropology.



Half of writing history is hiding the truth.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:45 AM

STETCHNIK


Fascinating--there is such a huge variety out here.

I'm a mom w/ one little boy at home and another in Kindergarten. Before I had the kids I was a computer specialist/fieldworker (I preferred fieldwork but only got out once in a while (sigh)) for our state's department of natural resources. I miss being in my chosen field of work but I do like (usually) being home w/ the kids too lol. Oh and I got my B.S. in environmental bio but I really could use an M.S. if I want to get somewhere some day...don't want to think about it now lol.

Stetch U.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:49 AM

THEPISTONENGINE


Navy midshipman. Studying systems engineering.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:29 AM

LITTLEALBATROSS


Student - four months from finishing a BA in politics (hard to believe Firefly began at the same time I started my degree). Then taking a year off before starting a Masters. I think. That's the plan anyway. Also, I work as a supervisor in a store, so I get to corral staff and deal with angry customers.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 5:30 PM

ICHIMUNKI


I'm a coordinator with a nonprofit Global HIV/AIDS effort - Collaborative Fund for HIV Treatment Preparedness. We raise money from donors for the effort and then grassroots activists who are actually living with HIV/AIDS in the community make the decisions as to which organizations receive the money.

Check it out:
www.hivcollaborativefund.org

Susie

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 6:00 PM

DEVIDARKWOLF


Animation student. Depraved and proud of it.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006 8:01 PM

JETGIRL23


Production Manager/Producer for TV/Special Events/Concerts in NY

Thinking I should move to LA...get a job at Fox (after I have sold my soul of course), work my way up to the executive offices (should only take 10 years or so...maybe not if I play it real stupid) just so I can find and fire the idiots that cancelled this show!! Or at least their children who will of course have been given a cushy job as the "Vice President Of The Im An Idiot That Doesnt Know Good TV Department"

"Faster would be better"

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Monday, January 23, 2006 9:46 AM

LONGLOSTBRISTOW


Sophmore English major at Marywood University in Scranton, PA.

When I'm not in school, I work at a local department store doing pretty much anything they need me to do, as long as it's not working a register. :)

-Meg

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Monday, January 23, 2006 10:02 AM

TAYEATRA


Like so many of you I am a lowly student... although this time in the UK.
1st year of University studying Forensic Science and Computer Programming. I know... weird mix.
I love literature and the English language in general which I think is why i enjoy Joss' works. They're just so well written.

Taya,

Dark Angel, Firefly, Buffy, Angel, Enterprise, Farscape... anything else you'd like to cancel?

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Monday, January 23, 2006 10:13 AM

MALNOURISHED


I'm an astronomy grad student, and I'm currently in the post-Masters pre-PhD (why am I still in school?) slump.

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Monday, January 23, 2006 10:23 AM

DAX82


Sling Drugs

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Monday, January 23, 2006 11:05 AM

SHINY1


Well, let's see. I am a mother of 2 boys (ages 5 and 8). I work for the State of California as an Office Assistant for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. I am also finishing up my schooling in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies so that I may work as a teacher's aide for the California School for the Deaf. With my busy life, I have taken the SLLLLLOOOOOWWWW route for school. I am 31 and am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnell. Being a Firefly/Serenity nut should be an occupation also. At least in my opinion it should be

"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

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Monday, January 23, 2006 11:05 AM

SHINY1


Well, let's see. I am a mother of 2 boys (ages 5 and 8). I work for the State of California as an Office Assistant for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. I am also finishing up my schooling in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies so that I may work as a teacher's aide for the California School for the Deaf. With my busy life, I have taken the SLLLLLOOOOOWWWW route for school. I am 31 and am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnell. Being a Firefly/Serenity nut should be an occupation also. At least in my opinion it should be

"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

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Monday, January 23, 2006 11:05 AM

SHINY1


Well, let's see. I am a mother of 2 boys (ages 5 and 8). I work for the State of California as an Office Assistant for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. I am also finishing up my schooling in American Sign Language/Deaf Studies so that I may work as a teacher's aide for the California School for the Deaf. With my busy life, I have taken the SLLLLLOOOOOWWWW route for school. I am 31 and am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnell. Being a Firefly/Serenity nut should be an occupation also. At least in my opinion it should be

"I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch how I soar."

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Monday, January 23, 2006 11:07 AM

SHINY1


OMG! What is up with my computer?! This is the 2nd time it has posted something 3 times. ACK!! Sorry!

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Monday, January 23, 2006 12:26 PM

JUSTSHINY


I'm a Senior in High School. Fun times, I know...I work at McDonalds, and laugh at people who order a Big Mac meal large-sized and a Diet Coke.

Hopefully this year in June I will be starting college for interior design. YAY!

I wanna meet some AZ Firefly fans!
www.myspace.com/noodlicious

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Monday, January 23, 2006 1:47 PM

GUTSC1


Capital Markets and Investments; speciality is Mortgage Banking

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Monday, January 23, 2006 4:44 PM

MILFORD


I'm a professor of rhetoric and public address at a state university.

By afternoon I'm a swashbuckling long distance runner and a toddler's dad.

Interesting that we're all as disparate in our backgrounds and skills as the crew. That's why they're great characters, they're just like us, only better with tighter pants.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:30 AM

KIZZIECSTARS


ooo funky. 6th year high school student applying to study astrophysics at edinburgh next year. snap decision last august in the, continuing the thread, library, coz i didn't know what to do. of course, i then had to switch every course i was doing except chemistry. sensible, me, not.

saw tv by chance, watch sci fi by choice.

peace out
Kizzie
XxX

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:36 PM

CAT1620RD


Quote:

Originally posted by Serenyty:
I'm a High School student. Freshman. I know, I know, I seem young... but... yeah.

~A message from Serenyty~



Hey, Freshmen Rule!!! I am so a fish and lovin' it!... except for the Algebra part.

(I think I need to think less about Firefly and more about my Algebra work when I am sitting in class...nah)

Also a part time actress when I can get a role...stupid biased drama teacher!

It's a real burden being right so often.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:20 PM

WANMEI


I'm a 17 year old high school student by day.

An aspiring author by night.

And a dancer everywhere in between!

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:32 PM

RODWY


I'm 15, a Freshman, 2 honors classes. I think thats all.

---
Mal: Define Interesting
Wash: Oh god, Oh god, We're all gonna die?

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:35 PM

RODWY


Quote:

Originally posted by Rodwy:
I'm 15, a Freshman, 2 honors classes. I think thats all.

---
Mal: Define Interesting
Wash: Oh god, Oh god, We're all gonna die?



2 more things, I've been with firefly from the start and I am a hardcore gamer.

---
Mal: Define Interesting
Wash: Oh god, Oh god, We're all gonna die?

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:07 PM

CHAI


Teach English at a University. Write scholarly articles about Firefly and other Science Fiction.


Chai

"This is just a moment in time. Step aside and let it happen."

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:13 PM

NOVASTARCLOUD


Stay-at-home aunt for my brother's three kids. He's a widower and I'm just helping out. I was in the insurance business before I became Mary Poppins.

I'm a new Firefly fan (the most recent sci-fi marathon; I was on Amazon before the end of the marathon buying the box set and the movie).

I don't think I've earned the rank of Browncoat yet, but i'm working on it: Today I told the pest-control guy all about Firefly and Serenity while he was here exterminating the house.

River: "I swallowed a bug."

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:21 PM

ILLUMINIX


My title is "Systems Architect". But better put, I'm a unix monkey. For 8 years now. Yikes.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 11:28 AM

JEEJARNG


I was a teacher for a Medical School, but I just put in my notice today. Will be working in big business soon woohoo... Ok not really but the $$$ is much better! hehe


Well they tell you... never hit a man with a closed fist. But it is, on occasion, hilarious.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 2:06 PM

GALACTICHERO


I spend my days either teaching the fifth grade or running the school I work in. Finishing a post masters degree in administration and will son be a school superintendent. I'm tired. Love Firefly/Serenity though. I wish I had Joss as a writing teacher in my district.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 2:26 PM

HAILFAX


By day, I'm just another whiny, poor college student trying to get a English or a Film degree.

But by night, I work at a video game store helping non gamers into the world of 2d and 3d animation.



We're deep in space, corner of No and Where.

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Friday, February 24, 2006 2:34 PM

MISTY


I am actually the manager of a call center that recruits volunteers for non profit orgs. So before you hang up on that telemarketer...make sure it's not someone just asking for your time!

Also, I was a library page throughout college...actually, I think I'd still like to be a library page!

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Friday, February 24, 2006 4:25 PM

THENAVIGATOR


i work in a seasoning factory...its kinda like being a mudder...smelly n dirty...i also dabble w/ music art and lit...got a few poems published...trying to write a screenplay at the moment....going to go back to school next semester to be a librarian or teacher

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Friday, February 24, 2006 5:29 PM

STARRBABY


Quote:

Originally posted by NovaStarCloud:
Stay-at-home aunt for my brother's three kids. ."



You are too cool. Such a good sister/aunt.

I'm a mum of twin 5 month olds. I fancy myself a writer and do so freelance. (Gotta do something with this pesky degree)

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