Power User Profile: Jessica

Although she has yet to win a contest outright, she has made it as a Finalist several times and is always a fun, interesting, and motivated participant in our discussions. Thus it gives me great happiness to present to you the Power User Profile of Jessica! Has anyone noticed how many different countries HM folks are from? I think that's one of my favorite things about our community, you really get a sense for how comics (and art!) can bring people from very different backgrounds together.

Anyway, heeeeeeeeere's Jessica!

  1. Online name used in HeroMachine environs: Jessica
  2. A photo (or drawing) of you in "real life":
  3. Real name: Jessica Armstrong
  4. Real city/state/country: Cambridge/Ontario/Canada
  5. Real job: Student (Geomatics Honours)
  6. Real age: 30
  7. Gender: Female
  8. Relationship status (married, single, in a long-term relationship, dating someone, "it's complicated", etc): Dating steadily.

  9. Online archive of your creations: There are two: http://s248.photobucket.com/albums/gg188/tvjess8107/ and https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150118232129580.286896.546339579
  10. The best piece of HeroMachine art you've created: "Vesta" (love the way her hair looks like gold on fire!)

  11. Favorite all-time geeky movie if any:Star Wars (grew up on that stuff)
  12. Favorite all-time geeky book if any: Anything Kelley Armstrong (woman is a genius). And no I can't just pick one!
  13. Favorite all-time geeky TV show if any: SUPERNATURAL (I am so hooked!)
  14. Favorite all-time comic book character if any: Marvel Girl/Jean Grey/Phoenix (she was very girl-power)
  15. If you could have one super-heroic power in real life, you'd choose: God, I have to choose?! Well, if I had to choose, it would have to be telekinesis. It is just too cool being able to throw things with your mind.

  16. In your leisure time you like to: Read, play on computers, walk, chill with my honey Tony...

  17. Character design turn-ons (things you love to see that make for a good design): Anything female! It's a pain in the butt trying to get everything right when it's made for a man! Girls just have too many curves that men don't...
  18. Character design turn-offs (things you hate to see that make for a bad design): Unmatched body parts (with other parts as well as clothes). Makes it hard to fit anything together fluidly.
  19. Best tip for a HeroMachine newbie: Don't be afraid to try new things! Think outside the box and you will eventually get it right. Most of all, have fun with it! I still laugh my head off every time I see a parody in the contests!
  20. Any personal message you'd like to share with the HeroMachine community about Geek Life: I am the oddest combination of Geek that you will ever find! I come from a family full of roughnecks (not exactly sharpest tools in the shed!) and I am the only one who has any higher education! Everybody in my family calls me "the Smart One" or "the Geek". Oddly enough it has made me a weird blend of sarcastically funny mixed with odd facts that no one ever thinks about! I refer to myself as "The Big Dictionary of Useless Facts". I'm also a feminist (if you haven't caught onto that yet) and believe that anything a man can do, a woman can do too. I'm damn proud to be a Geek and am of the opinion that those who make fun of Geeks are either sheep (baaa!) or just jealous.