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ROC Spotlight: Starfire
Hello there, and welcome to this month's edition of the ROC Spotlight! This month it is my pleasure to present to you the very talented Starfire of Starfire's Redwall Abbey!
Starfire was first introduced to Redwall in 1997 after a friend told her she would love the series. As soon as she had turned just a few pages of a book, she was hooked.
Starfire first entered the ROC when her mum sent a her link to Redwall.org in December 1997 and asked her to check it out for one of the kids in their home-school group. Until January of 1999, she roamed around the ROC, exploring the sites and investigaing the club scene, creating the persona she is known as today: 'Starfire.'
She did something many ROC newbies do: she plotted a Redwall site in six days and slapped it together. It consisted of graphics from Redwall.org, summaries of a few of the books, some links, and an ugly background color. She called it 'Redwall Abbey.' She hit the save button on Tripod's file manager and sent it to the web on March 13, 1999 to be viewed by ROCers. By the end of May, she had attached a club to the site, calling it 'St. Ninian's Warriors.' However, the club was one that only select people could participate in. There was an eventual lack of interest from the ten members that were involved, and by the summer she had ended it. The site wasn't a complete waste of time for Starfire, however, as she met a guy that introduced her to Redwall: MUCK where she could "real-time role-play." Back on her site, she had decided to put 'Starfire' in front of 'Redwall Abbey,' creating 'Starfire's Redwall Abbey' and created a separate message board/forum. Starfire also created an RPG on the message board which has grown and flourished! It was in another section of this forum that Starfire met Arra and Beefy. These three would later work together to create the Redwall humor e-zine 'Lagomorphia' in early 2001.
In 2001, the site celebrated its second year of existence. While Starfire was reading the news headlines on March 16th, she found out that CNN had posted an article about Brian Jacques on their website, and 'Starfire's Redwall Abbey' was one of the related links listed! This moment of fame caused much happiness, that was until Tripod suspended her account the next day. The entire site was gone! She found herself grabbing the most recent version of her site from her computer and uploading it to geocities. It was later learned that Starfire's site was suspended by error, but the relationship with Tripod was over and she decided to stick with Geocities.
Starfire's site soon reached its third anniversary! However, in accordance with the 'Curse of Starfire's Redwall Abbey,' Geocities became problematic. Starfire was forced to move her site to a paid address--www.starfiresredwall.net. At this time she also switched her RPG over from EZBoard to Ikonboard and, after careful consideration and with input from the role-players at the board, decided to set up a fresh RPG set in Southsward. Starfire today maintains Starfire's Redwall Abbey and works for Lagomorphia.
Starfire continues to move forward as a member of our Redwall Online Community. Her hours of contribution and effort do not go unnoticed. I know you are with me when I say, "Keep up the great work, Starfire!"