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The Youngstown Officers
Origin Story: Mandy comes from a far-off exotic land named Texas. She arrived in Youngstown in 2014 with her two dogs and two cats by her side. Although her day job is being a professor, she does not wear robes like her colleagues at Hogwarts. She does, however, teach undergrads to hone their powers, namely that of their sociological imaginations.
Mandy is a proud Pawnee Goddess and thinks she has a lot in common with that group’s founder, Leslie Knope, in that she is very passionate (especially about feminism), gives great gifts, and loves breakfast food. No one has seen Mandy and Wonder Woman in the same room at the same time, but if you ask her about that, she’ll deny it and try to change the subject.
Geeky Loves: Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Bob’s Burgers, Parks and Recreation, Doctor Who, The Muppets, stand-up comedy, Shakespeare, and strong female characters in pop culture franchises
Brunch Drink: Sometimes a mimosa, but most of the time she goes for water
Geeky Boyfriend: Ewan McGregor (always)
Origin Story: Danamarie is a fur momma to Dracula and engaged to her partner Terry, who she affectionately refers to as Dwarf Lord (and Googly Bear). Currently she’s a queer disabled student studying Anthropology and GIS at YSU. She loves bones, death culture and death positivity. Danamarie was first introduced into the world of fandoms and geeky love by her father who let her stay up *way* past her bedtime to watch Forbidden Planet, Star Wars and Universal Monster movies with him. Her love of reading was thanks to her mother who read to her and her sisters nightly for years and believed no childhood was complete without weekly library trips. When Danamarie isn’t studying or with family she’s trying to catch up on comics and TV shows she’s missed during Fall and Spring semesters.
Geeky Loves: The short version – Independent Comics and Artists, Disney, Harry Potter, The Hollows, The Southern Vampire Mysteries, Universal Monsters, Soul Eater, Forensic Anthropology, Osteology, Wonder Woman, Shakespeare, tabletop games, and Sci-Fi, Horror, & Fantasy movies in general…
Brunch Drink: Vodka Sunrise and Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Geeky Crushes: Jeff Goldblum, Felicia Day, Mayim Bialik, Bill Paxton, Rob Zombie, Norman Reedus (Prior to TWD)
Origin Story: Samantha came to the geek side after receiving her calling to journey to America and fight alongside the Slayers, helping to close the Hell Mouth and fight back evil. With evil at bay (for the time at least) she has made the most of new experiences available to her here in America, including the fascinating culture of cosplay, learning how to craft costumes and props for both herself and others (though the sewing machine still continues to be a challenge).
In her spare time she enjoys taking in the cinematic productions of the Marvel universe with her Partner in crime and their fuzzy sidekick, and indulging them both with her culinary creations. (The latest cuisine to take her interest is Japanese Bento, and trying to learn how to perfectly roll Tamagoyaki.)
Geeky Loves: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Black Butler, Attack on Titan, Blue Exorcist, The Avengers, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock to name just a few.
Brunch Drink: Bloody Mary
Origin Story: Heather started out life as a Disney princess but quickly found that if she wanted something done it was better to do it herself so she became a vampire queen. In the process she mastered the culinary and martial arts. She has a 1st degree black apron to match her 1st degree Kwanmukan black belt.
By day she is a mild-mannered accountant but by night she becomes The Numerator, an epic hero working to defeat her evil arch rival The Denominator who eats away at everything she does. She practices both regular and aerial yoga to keep The Denominator’s entropy ray from hitting her. Her sewing, knitting, and crochet skills helped her craft her superhero costume and numerous renaissance faire costumes.
Geeky Loves: Batman, X-Men, Doctor Who, Firefly, Disney, Star Wars, Deadpool, Alton Brown. Star Trek, True Blood, Dracula, Dark Shadows, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Babylon 5, Highlander, and Harry Potter
Brunch Drink: Red Sangria
Geeky Boyfriend: The Doctor, I’ve never denied it. But whoever said The Doctor loved me back? The Doctor doesn’t go around falling in love with people. And if you think The Doctor’s anything that small or that ordinary, then you haven’t the first idea of what you’re dealing with.