Meet the Failcrew – Evelina Burke

While she likes to insist she was hatched from an egg, Evie actually entered this world after 48 hours (give or take) of labor. Not surprisingly she is an only child. Then nothing happened for a long time except that she came to suspect that her mother is a Disney princess (she once saved a little bird!). And then she wrote this and fought a bear. She can neither confirm nor deny that said bear was a plush stuffy. The most interesting thing about Evie is that her favorite joke (the interrupting cow joke notwithstanding) is: if Marilyn Monroe was alive right now, what would she be doing?

What is your role in Made of Fail Productions?

I co-host I Hate/Love Remakes with Noel. And by “co-host” I mean “yell angrily about things I don’t like and occasionally making a valid point”. I was also on the October episode of Made Of Fail in 2011 (the one about the DC reboot).

What fascinates you the most about your fandoms, or fandom as a whole?

The wank. Oh my sweet caramel covered god, the wank. For some reason observing people losing their shit over something makes me feel like Dian Fossey. Also THE FOLDER. But that’s neither here nor there… actually it is there, assuming ‘there’ is Dayna’s computer. Then it’s there, but otherwise it isn’t.

What is your proudest accomplishment or achievement?

Beating my addiction to caffeine pills… though that may have been an episode of Saved By The Bell that I saw. If that’s the case then becoming unbreakable to the things Noel says. If we were Highlanders I’d be unkillable.

What do you do when you’re not online?

I write… sometimes the sentences are even coherent. And drink coffee. Lots of coffee.

What is your dream job?

Working as a file clerk. I really like filing and if I found a place that paid me well enough and let me wear my iPod while working I’d pretty much be in heaven. Either that or professional maker of cool looking things that get used in movies and TV shows… assuming that’s a job one can hold.

What is your greatest pet peeve?

Misspelled words. EVERYTHING HAS SPELL CHECK NOW! There is no excuse for poor spelling. Unless it’s because your cat fell asleep on your keyboard. That’s actually a pretty good, if not entirely believable, excuse.

Evie can be followed on Twitter (@Eviey)

3 thoughts on “Meet the Failcrew – Evelina Burke

  1. I find that spellcheckers, while they do catch misspelled words, turn them into other correctly spelled words that are not the word that was intended to be used. Nothing beats a proper linguistic education.

    Remember: When in doubt, check with the Professional Association of English Majors (P.O.E.M.).

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