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Personal Quiz: Phlox


Name as it appears on your birth certificate? This terminal doesn't have Denobulan characters.

Current name? See above.

Nicknames? Phlox

Parents' names? By birth pair, Secka (mother) and Tuglian (father). My other four parents were Zinef (male), Ninsen (female), Symmé (female), and Vinku (male).

Siblings? five brothers, six sisters

Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake? Five; Chef made it. Yellow cake with mint frosting, I believe. Very tasty.

Date that you regularly blow them out? I've only blown them out once, but that corresponded to April 15.

Pets? Denobulans do not keep "pets," since we do not have the space for domesticated animals. My animals on Enterprise are too useful to be considered pets.

Height? 1.72728m

Eye color? Blue-white

Hair color? Dark brown

Piercings? None.

Tattoos? Yes; I have one on my left inner ankle. It's a tulip in full bloom. Crewman Rostov inked it. He's quite the artist.

How much do you love your job? It is all I've ever wanted to do. I adore it.

Birthplace? Denobula

Hometown? Meleth, the north quarter

Current residence? Deck C, Enterprise

College attended, degree? The University of Medicine in Phel Manar, where I received all of my certificates of medicine.

What kind of car do you drive? I've never had the chance to learn to drive a Terran car; I am very good on a groundhover.


Croutons or bacon bits? Neither. I prefer wetter foods..

Coke or Pepsi? I'm afraid both make me quite ill. Caffeine is not good for me.

Sprite or 7UP? See above.

Coffee or ice cream? Ice cream. I'm particularly fond of mint chocolate chip and butterscotch.

Coffee, tea, or decaf? iZain tea (it has no caffeine). Didn't you read my soda comments?

Milk chocolate or dark? White, actually, as it's the only "false" chocolate and therefore has no caffiene.

Buttered, plain, or salted popcorn? Salted.

Red or white wine? Red, though I have very low alcohol tolerance so I usually decline all offers.

Gold or silver? Silver.

Two or four doors? Four. More exits.

Bridges or tunnels? Bridges; I love the scenery.

Beach, city, or country? Country. It's unusual for my people to have access so much space. Some Denobulans would hate it; I seek it out.

Summer or winter? Spring, when the trees are starting to leaf out.

Storms: Cool or scary? Scary. I was caught out in one when I was six and haven't gotten over it.

Roller coaster: Scary or exciting? Exciting! I'd never been on anything like it before Terra. They're amazing.

James Dean or Clark Gable? James Dean.

Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn? I look forward to seeing these actresses' oeuvres so that I may compare them.

Beatles or Stones? Both -- Terrans cannot be restrained while expressing themselves!

Blanket or stuffed animal? Stuffed animal. They were the closest thing I had to a "pet" when I was growing up.

One pillow or two? One, but I only use it when hibernating.

Adidas, Nike, or Reebok? I'll have to ask Ensign Sato if she recognizes these terms.

Mac, PC, or Unix? I suppose I use a PC, but to be honest, I'm not entirely sure. Perhaps I should check with Commander Tucker.


Salad dressing? Crushed ebd'al flower stems. A real treat in my youth.

Salad? Maylean. I haven't had it since I left Denobula; it was very crunchy and best early in the season for peral fruit, when it was the most sour.

Pizza topping? Broccoli

Foods? Ensign Sato's oden. But my "favorite" changes frequently.

Sandwich filling? Sliced turkey with ketchup and mustard; see above disclaimer.

Dessert? Mint anything. It's the most amazing thing I've ever eaten. Once I had an entire tube of toothpaste.

Type of ice cream? Mint.

Restaurant? Any good restaurant.

Fast food place? I don't care, particularly -- though "Rosie's" in Philadelphia had good sandwiches.

Drink, non-alcoholic? Water. Mint tea doesn't have quite the same freshness as toothpaste.

Drink, alcoholic? Plain red wine as long as there's not too much of it.

Color of socks? I don't wear socks.

Shampoo or conditioner? I use neither; all my hair needs is an occasional brushing.

Toothpaste? Bubblegum. That's almost better than mint.

Place to be kissed? Denobulans do not regularly kiss. Ensign Cutler kissed my cheek once.

Holiday? The children's birthday in my family corresponded with April 15. Instead of measuring ages individually, we have one large party together. I never thought that odd; on Terra, the Chinese have a similar custom of aging together on the calendar. It's quite simple to understand. Denobulans greatly value community.

Color? Light green.

Car? The older models looked nicer, I think.

Day of the week? Fridays.

Band/Artist? Any music which tells a story.

Book? from Denobula? I can't write the title. From Terra? All Creatures Great And Small, James Herriot

Magazine? The IME Journal.

Movie? I've found that ones with European "sensibilities" are best.

TV show? "Saturday Night Live," "Kids in the Hall"

TV character? Christopher Walken's "Continental" character from SNL. I don't know why I find him so funny, but I do.

Disney character? The only Disney movies I've seen are "Lilo & Stich" and "Aladdin." Of those, I liked the scientist from "Lilo & Stich" the most -- the one with the Russian accent.

Warner Bros. character? I'm eagerly anticipating the "Bugs Bunny" marathon which will be shown during "Movie Night" in two weeks. Captain Archer has been randomly shouting "Yoikes!... and awaaaaaay!" and Commander Tucker won't tell me why he finds it so funny.

Sesame Street character? I'm not familiar with this program.

James Bond? Timothy Dalton. Though Roger Moore had better villains, this man played the character with ample sense (though Brosnan did that as well, I've been told).

Quote? "There is beauty in all things," Vayken

Word or phrase? "First, do no harm."

Flower? Tulips.

Sport to watch? Horse racing.

Zoo exhibit? anything, as long as the animal is cared for and new to me.

Board game? Chess with Subcommander T'Pol.

Town to chill in? Do you mean "relax in"? San Francisco or Glasgow.

Perfume/Cologne? Drakkar Noir. I do not wear it aboard Enterprise, however, as it would irritate my animals and antagonize my crewmates.

Website? Grudge Match -- now in its second century -- and a particular SNL transcript page.

Least favorite thing? Not knowing how my good friends are, or my family, or my animals.

Least favorite subject? Earth Science.


Been in love before? Yes.

Loved somebody so much it made you cry? Yes.

Dumper or dumpee? Neither; we were married.

What inspires you? Hope that tomorrow will be better than today -- no, I'm not a pessimist, I just want to leave the universe a better place than when I arrived.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? If I'm still in the IME? Working among Terrans. Having developed a cure for Pa'nar syndrome. If not, a veterinary business in Glasgow.

What do you look for in a partner? Tolerance, sense of humor, intelligence, lively curiosity, a nice smile, a willingness to share.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A doctor

What characteristics do you despise? Fundamentalist thinking. Bigotry. Cruelty. Insensitivity. Rigidity.

If you had a big win in the lottery, how long would you wait to contact people? Oh, that. I played once and won twenty dollars. I told the person in line with me.

Where would you retire to? Glasgow with Feezal.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime? No.

Do you get along with your parents? Yes, though Vinku didn't like me leaving Denobula.

Have you ever gone skinny-dipping? Let me put it this way: On Denobula, we have never seen the need for swimsuits. We have also never understood the idea of swimming with the opposite gender.

Do you make fun of people? No.

Last person you went to dinner with? Ensign Sato -- her accent is marvelous.

What did you do for your last birthday? Chef made a small cake with mint frosting. When the crew found I'd never had a personal birthday, they all gave me a traditional Terran one. Even T'Pol contributed; she gave me her word she'd care for my animals in my next hibernating cycle.

Do you carry a donor card? Yes, but what use would it be here?


Had the drink Calypso Breeze? I don't believe so.

Been to Europe? Multiple times.

Been to Africa? Yes.

Been toilet-papering? No.

Been toilet-papered? Once -- I suspect it was the same group that did it to the Subcommander.

Been in a car crash? No.

Lucky Number? 12

Any superstitions? I talk to my Pyrithian bat.

When was your last hospital visit? When I went to the Vulcan Interspecies Medical Exchange convention.

First thing you think of when you wake up? I do not sleep, as Denobulans hibernate, but when I enter Sickbay at the start of Alpha shift, I wonder "has anyone eaten anyone else?"

What color is your bedroom's carpet? Starfleet industrial gray.

What color is your bathroom? Starfleet white and chrome

What's on your mouse pad? A picture of a rabbit.

What's under your bed? storage space

How many times did you fail your permit and/or driver's license test? I've never taken the test.

If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Hippocrates.

What was the last film you saw at the movies? "Seven Samurai." Why can't anyone else remember the movie names?

What was the last film you saw at home? A Terran import; it was a documentary on the migration routes of birds.

What was the last book you read? One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey. Ensign Sato lent me her copy when she found out I am a psychiatrist. I will have to discuss it with the Subcommander.

What was the last CD you listened to? Ensign Mayweather lent me a collection of traditional African chants -- it's quite good.

What do you have for breakfast? Whatever is being served in the galley.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Yes. I can touch my ears and eyes as well.

Can you roll your tongue? Yes. Several times, in fact.

How many keys on your key ring? Two.

Where would you like to visit most? South Africa on Terra (the first place of a Terran open-heart transplant) and the Vulcan Academy of Science.

Hobbies? Researching medical techniques of various cultures.

Which single store would you choose to max your credit card? Oh, I don't know. A museum gift shop, perhaps.

What do you do most often when you are bored? Take out an animal and let it exercise.

What words or phrases do you overuse? "Optimism!" (Or so I've been told.)

What words or phrases do your friends overuse? "I'll get back to ya." (Doesn't Commander Tucker have any sense of time?)

Friend who lives farthest away? All my friends on Denobula and Terra.

Greatest pet peeve? People not treating my animals with respect.

Best thing in the world? Curing someone of a disease. The breezes on my face. Space. Mint.

When do you get up? Denobulans do not require sleep; we hibernate once a year for six days.

Bedtime? See above.

Last new thing you bought for yourself? A collection of Terran animal images -- the turtles are so cute.

Photo: Second season promo photo via Enterprise NX-01 RPG
Co-writer: rainwoman