PoP! Fangirl of the Month – August 2012

The PoP! Stars scour all of teh internetz in search of the most Fabulous Females of Fandom. Please keep it in your pants.

Whether she’s repping her nerd pride with some fresh ink or belting out the hits at karaoke, our latest Fangirl of the Month is making her presence known wherever she goes. And while Tennessee can be a terrifying place, the term “diamond in the rough” couldn’t be more true than when referring to this native daughter; the PoP!ulation’s own T-Lex!

Name: Alex Torrejon

Handle: T-Lex

Birthdate: Aug 22

Location: Shelbyville, TN

Marital Status: Single; come at me boys!

Occupation: Sales Associate at Advance Auto Parts; neon sign design specialist

Hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Singing, Painting, Gaming, Kayaking, and of course… Drinking

Favorite Movies: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, Army of Darkness, Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Fifth Element, Starship Troopers, Labyrinth, Chicago, The Avengers, Amazing Spiderman.

Favorite TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The IT Crowd, Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Wilfred, ST:TNG.

Favorite Music: Led Zeppelin, MC Chris, Avantasia, Blue October, +44, Bayside, Childish Gambino

Favorite Comics: The Dark Tower, New 52 Aquaman, Powers, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Nightmare World, Morning Glories, Planet Hulk, Stuff of Legend

Favorite Video Games: Assassin’s Creed, Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain, Mortal Kombat, Skyrim, Oblivion, Resident Evil 5, The God of War Trilogy, Fable, Fatal Frame 2.

Favorite Books: Anything by Lee Child or Gena Showalter.. There’s way too many to name. And The Dark Tower series.

Turn-Ons: Nice smile, and a good sense of humor. Other than that I have a weakness for nerds and musicians. And you’ve gotta have swagger…

Turn-Offs: Close-minded people, bad teeth, and general ignorance.

What makes you a Fangirl? The fact that 95% of my life is filtering what I say because I know no one else around me will understand it or care.. Cons are the only place where I can speak freely

What’s one of your earliest Fangirl memories? When I was about 12 I’d learned several different phrases in Elvish.. I didn’t know I was a nerd back then.. I thought I was cool.. Still do

What are your current Fangirl obsessions? Skyrim and it’s DLC, Dawnguard. Game of Thrones, New 52 Aquaman.

What’s the most Fangirl-ish thing you’ve ever done? Once at karaoke (which I do every Saturday) my friend/boss was asking around the table about the [then] upcoming Spider-Man movie. When he asked me who the new Spider-Man was I immediately said “Miles Morales”. It wasn’t until he looked at me like I was a complete headcase that I realized what I’d said.

What is your biggest geek-out moment? I never once thought that I would ever be starstruck by a celebrity, even one that I admired. But at CCC 2010 I met Brent Spiner. I was so starstruck in fact that I cut in the huge line without thinking and walked right up to him. He signed a picture for me and we talked for a bit. Well he talked… I was too stunned to talk much. In fact, I had to make him stop talking so I could walk away so he wouldn’t see me tear up. Yes, I was so excited that I started to cry. And I got shit for it for days…

What’s your wildest Fangirl dream? I don’t have any wild dreams, really. I like being part of a big project. I want to do so many things I guess my brain can’t focus on just one. But I’d like to be an artist for a comic, or a writer maybe. I’d even like to do voice acting in video games and help design them.

Other than that I’m in the process of writing (or trying to) songs for a demo to promote my singing. I’d love to be known for my voice one day. Singing is one thing I do for myself and no one else. It elevates my mood and makes me feel like I can rule the world. And when people have a good time while I’m having a good time it makes it so much better.

Speaking of video game designs… Yeah, I customize controllers. It’s just a fun little hobby, painting (usually nerdy) images on X-Box controllers. I also love painting Warhammer figurines!

How has being a Fangirl affected other aspects of your life? It hasn’t really. I’ve been this way my whole life so, besides being obviously a nerd compared to other people, it’s the same as it’s always been. I never did makeovers as a little girl, I played Super Mario; still do.

No makeovers as a little girl, but now that you’re all grown up you’ve taken to a different kind of makeover. That’s true… I have 4 fangirl-y tattoos; 5 if you count that one is split in half down my feet. That one is a tribal butterfly from my favorite romance novel series The Lords of The Underworld. One on my calf which is a girly version of the logo for Forte, a character Junkle created for a comic we’re writing together called Family Dischord. It’s streets ahead. The one on my wrist is simple – I’m The Fifth Element. And finally, my favorite. I have a large flaming dragon egg on my back for my deep passion for Game of Thrones. It was designed by the magnificent and wonderful Michael Champion.

HEY! I know him! So… where can people find you online? Honestly, I’m really not online much. Between working and trying to record my demo I just don’t care to get online. Facebook is about it for me.

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Jason Kerouac is a co-founder of Panelsonpages.com. He spends roughly half of his waking life in servitude to the Giraffe. Raised in a town in New Hampshire you've never heard of, he now lives in Indianapolis, IN and is pretty sure that's a step in the right direction.

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  1. Denim says:

    Gratz and early happy birthday

  2. AKA Brandon says:

    Grats and happy early birthday T-Lex.

  3. T-Lex says:

    Thanks so much guys.. This is awesome. I legitimately feel honored. XD

  4. Happy Birthday, Khaleesi from Tennessee!!!! 🙂

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