I’m a red-head biologist living with my husband in NE Ohio. This blog is a celebration of all my geeky interests. I love scrapbooking, Mara Jade, cats, my husband who got me started on this blog, Ticket to Ride, and induced stem cell therapies for cardiac heart disease.
I chose my pen name “Mei-Mei” when writing fan fiction in high school; it’s an homage to Meiling Li of the anime Cardcaptor Sakura. I am nothing like Meiling, personality-wise, but for some reason I really connected with her position as an outsider, her unrequited love, and just her general “un-special-ness.” Plus she kicks butt and has a cool outfit and hair.
I’m also told “meimei” means “little sister” in Mandarin, so it’s doubly appropriate for me. You can hear Simon call River “meimei” in Firefly several times.