Friday, January 23, 2009

Cartoon Bloggers Part 4

I'm gonna get right to this, because I have a bunch of folks to immortalize here.

First up, bloggers that were my friends before they were my blogger friends. I am not a Trekkie or a Star Wars fan. Sorry - I don't get it. But my blog roll is awash in them! I literally had to spend minutes of in depth, painstaking research into various characters, but I think my friends are worth it!

Kris at Elephants are People Too as Dr. Beverly Crusher from Star Trek: The Next Generation



This may come as a surprise to some, but Kris is actually NOT a large, grey pachyderm. She is a beautiful wife and mother who has been a great encouragement to me over the past several years. She writes a conservative political blog that I like to leave stupid, random comments on because some of those people really need to lighten up. Actually, most of the comments are respectful and intelligent. She had some, um...interesting followers, but let's just say they're not allowed to leave comments anymore. As it turns out, the whole Dr. Crusher thing works out pretty well. I just cut and pasted the Wikipedia description and changed a couple of things. Otherwise, it's a pretty accurate description of Kris:

"She is very intelligent, passionate, and caring; she is introverted, reserved, and quiet; she has a very strong will and a sense of justice and will stand up for the underdog, even if that sometimes means going against her training as a Starfleet officer obedient church goer. She is often found playing devil's advocate in the senior staff meetings her husband's bible study class, though she always does so with class and sensitivity, taking the feelings and views of others into consideration." Yeah. That works for me.


Laz from Last Row as Anakin Skywalker (before he turns to the dark side and becomes the voice of James Earl Jones)




(Okay -- I don't have a picture of Laz, unless you include the one where he and his wife are dressed up as Mary and Joseph holding a baby doll in a manger surrounded by a goat and a very sad donkey, and that would just be confusing. So I'm using Danny Phenton because there is definitely a resemblance.) Anyway, like I said, I didn't really get into the whole Star Wars thing, but I've seen parts of all of them. So Luke's father was pretty wicked smart; Laz is pretty wicked smart. Plus, he's a giant Star Wars freak, so I figured he'd be cool with the comparison. But I don't think there's any danger of him going over to the dark side. He's down with G-O-D in a big way.




Seriously -- this is Christine's profile picture. Star Wars geek? Oh YESH! Another very scary smart person, very discerning, a prayer warrior extraordinaire, a role model, a real artist (like actually trained and stuff), FUNNY -- man, is she funny! Currently enrolled in seminary, which is probably why she hasn't written a blog post in forever! I miss you Christine. Quit surfing Facebook in your spare time and write a post already!
Jude from And Jude Wonders as Kim Possible

Again, sorry -- no picture. I met Jude (or Judi) several years ago and lost touch with her. I am SO very happy to say that she is a core group member of our church plant, and I gotta think that it was God's plan all along. Another very smart person. We share the bond of having made many unwise decisions in our lives "back in the day", but God was merciful on us both. So, why Kim Possible? Well, let's see...hard working executive, single mom of two great kids. Oh yeah, there's this, too: she is a Christian working for a non-profit that runs an AIDS clinic surrounded by some fairly outspoken opponents of Christianity. And while things are not always sunshine and roses, she has witnessed to her co-workers without words for years. She never shoved a bible down any one's throat, but gained respect by the way she conducted herself. So much so, that she was actually able to share her testimony to a room full of people who actually wanted to hear it. None of them are busting our doors down on Sunday morning, but I definitely think some seeds were planted. Yeah...Kim Possible.

Julie at A Preacher's Wife as Jessie from Toy Story 2




Oh, I miss my friend Julie! She and her pastor hubby Jeremy and their 2 cuties moved up to Yankee country (near Dallas) and are growing a cool church up there. Julie, like Jessie is a fan of country music, is spunky and outspoken. She also had quite a bit of heartache at an early age, but she's a fighter and puts her faith and trust in Jesus. Now, all I want to know is, who is Stinky Pete? (Okay, don't answer that one.)

Okay, that's it. This thing is getting really long, and I'm not even half-way down my list. I've got a bunch of pictures and I don't want to lose them during transport from google docs to blogger. (Hey, that was some free techno-geek advice right there, so you're welcome.) My next post will immediately follow this one. Breathe, Helen....breathe! You're next!

10 comments:

Kris said...

hey...you are so good. i know all these people (except judi) and you got them right on.

you forgot saun in that list...he would be in time out, but he does have a blog. it is on my gcc blog roll.

yes, i love beverly crusher...as you know, i am a trekkie.

love ya too

kw

katdish said...

Okay....but who is Stinky Pete? (uh-huh...okay, I'm gonna stop before I get struck by lightning or something.)

Christine said...

ok, you nailed Kris! She would be irreplaceable on any starship :) (And, IF you used a Star Wars reference, she would also make a fine Senator Amidala.) However, that might put her in a precarious position with Laz, our angry young Jedi.

As for me, I have always been Princess Leia. No arguments there! Btw, can you tell I photoshopped my profile picture? Yes, it's actually my face between Luke and Han instead of Leia's. I've been surprised how many people didn't realize that. :) LOL --photoshop is cool.

I know you aren't into Star Wars, but I'm on a roll here (which doesn't seem to be happening on my own blog), so I figured it would be good to fit you in to the Star Wars sega.

If Katdish were a Star Wars character, she would be a cross between Leia (b/c of her good looks:)), R2-D2 (gives opinions in a non-threatening manner AND he gets the job done), and Jar Jar Binks (who I'm quite sure chases shiny chickens--but still wins a good battle.)

These posts were totally fun to read. :)
Christine

Christine said...

Oh and btw, I'm pretty sure I've seen Julie wearing that cowboy hat before. I know her hair was that color once. Looks just like her. Uncanny.

lastrow said...

Since Kris plays Dr. Crusher, does that mean that Jake is automatically cast as Wesley?

As for Anakin, I'll wear it proudly. Even when he became a Sith ("turned to the dark side") Obi-Wan Kenobi chided him with this accusation, "Only a Sith deals in absolutes".

Since I also deal in absolutes, well the resemblance, if not physical, is uncanny...

Kris said...

laz...thats why we love you...you do deal in absolutes, the world needs more of that

kw

lastrow said...

And the best part of the exchange is that Obi-Wan didn't realize that his barb was no more and no less than a (drumroll please), absolute statement...

katdish said...

ATTENTION:

I have officially renamed this comments section to:

Awkward Star Trek Convention

Thank you. Live long and prosper.

Christine said...

The Shatner clip was hilarious! But, and I just can't help myself on this, most of the comments on this section have been Star WARS...not Trek.

Yes, there IS a difference!
(((shyly whispering...although I AM a Trekkie too)))

I know...it's so confusing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoaQYL8ylms

JP's Gal said...

I love this! You are hilarious and oh, how I miss you. I think you hit the nail on the head with mine. Thanks for still thinkin of me. :)