We’re here with another interview with a newer member of our community. The title of this column is “Lower Decks,” hearkening back to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Lower Decks,” in which junior officers aboard the Enterprise-D speculate on the reasons for recent unusual actions taken by the command crew near the Cardassian border.
This month’s interview is with the writer behind Ens. Wallace Williams playing a Human male assigned to the Embassy.
THORAN: Can you tell us a little about yourself for the folks who may not know you?
WILLIAMS: My name is Jerry, I am from Amsterdam in the Netherlands and I turn 25 on Oct. 7th! I have seen a great part of the Netherlands when it comes to living already, but I am happy to be back in Amsterdam. I recently started my own Webshop!
Is this your first simming experience, or have you done other forms of role-playing before?
This is my first sim style RPG so this was a brand new experience for me. I didn’t expect I would start to like it so much! I am really happy to be here!
What’s been your favorite part of being with the community so far?
The fact that I can be myself out of character, but can be who I want to be in character. This community is friendly and understanding, and the actual sims are always either very funny, extremely exciting, or really touching to read!
Do you take any inspiration from films, television, or books when writing your character?
I tend not to, I like to think “What would I try to do in that kind of a situation” rather than what would … do here? I personally think it is important to use your own imagination here in the simming, take some experiences out of your own life and find a way to reflect those on your character.
What duty post are you playing, and how’d you choose it?
I play a tactical officer named Wallace Williams who is assigned to the USS Thor and the Duronis II Embassy, this is my first assignment. As a fanatic military enthusiast, picking the guy who runs and maintains the weapons was the logical choice. It gives me the creative freedom to basically come up with stuff relating to everything from weapons to sensors to shields. I haven’t had any chance to go deeper into it yet, but I sure want to.
Looking back on your experience so far, what would be one piece of advice you’d give to anyone who’s just joined?
Be yourself, talk to the others, get to know them as a person, and take the time to read your shipmates their profiles on the wiki too! I eventually just started talking and asking advice to my fellow shipmates by sending them emails to their email account, but don’t forget that if you run into trouble, the OOC channel is a great way to get it solved!
Thanks for your time, Ens. Williams!
You can read more about Ens. Williams on the wiki.