Hi I’m Leonel but you can just call me Leo. I’m an Entertainment Technology major, just a fancy way of saying “I’m the guy backstage that made your show experience awesome”. I work freelance as a lighting and sound technician for backstage entertainment, everything from broadway plays to even the thanksgiving parade (As seen above). Oh I thought I should show off that I met R.L. Stine last year as you can see from the picture, yeah I guess I can say he gave me…wait for it…Goosebumps! I also tried asking if I should turn to page 97 or 401…I don’t think he liked that joke. I love comic books, especially DC universe comics and especially Batman. Sci-fi has been my life since I could remember. The first Sci-fi related thing I remember ever experiencing was “Terminator 2” the movie and its been life ever since. My favorite Sci-fi flick till this day is still “The Fifth Element”, among other titles.
One of my weaknesses for sure in reading is loosing interest really quick in what I am reading, so it makes it hard to ever fully finish a book. My strengths has to be having many creative thoughts which really helps when it comes to writing, though I do have certain times where I draw a blank but that’s only human. I have been using OpenLab for at least 3 years now and I can say I’m no beginner at it. Sci-fi to me means the realm of two worlds, the realistic and unrealistic, combined by elements of an imaginative science. I like the questions of why a woman is teaching Sci-fi and why are a majority of men taking the course, I think society has made a sexist standard that only certain genders can like or do certain things. It has been taught since birth and growth that there is a certain role a gender has to play. Hence why there are so many men wanting to take the course and yet so few women, and the woman who doesn’t see the label of a certain subject that is generalized as a “man’s” interest like Sci-fi is the person teaching the course because there is no real label, society made it an imaginary label. One of my most recent Sci-fi favorite book is “The Last Days of Krypton” and I am eager to read all of my “Alien” saga books. What I’m expecting from this course is to learn a new side of Sci-fi.