Thursday, February 9, 2012

Meet the Furies: Medusa Harm

Real Name: Heather Goskie

Position(s): Jammer, 3, 4

Number: 85

Number of years skating: started on the Bloomin' Doom 5/2010, so 1 year, 9 mpnths

What brought you to derby? I needed an aggression outlet & loved those Skateworld days as a kid...

What jobs do you do for the league? Merch mistress for our travel team, the Skatesaphrenics; Registering derby names & numbers for the league

Who is/are your derby heroine(s)? Demanda Riot & Suzy Hotrod - fell in love with them at the first tourney I attended

How did you come up with your derby name? I've loved Medusa since I was a kid, so it had to be.

Have you won any derby awards? Rookie of the Year 2011

What do you do to pay your bills? Haha - pray, at the moment.

If you had one word to describe yourself , what would it be? Tenacious

Where did you go to high school? Why, so you can make fun of me? In a small town. ;)

How old are you? Older than I look

Favorite TV show? American Horror Story

Who's currently on your ipod? Janes Addiction, Excision, Die Antwoord, The Prodigy, Rob Zombie, Crystal Castles, Zeds Dead, Fever Ray, Stones, etc.

Favorite midnight snack? I usually STOP eating right around that time...

What is your bout day ritual? Sleep as late as possible, drink lots of coffee, take skates apart and clean, gag down 2 eggs, 2 pcs of toast, 2 pieces of bacon around 1:00, crank up the dubstep, take a long epsom salt soak, shower, get dressed, stare at my butt in the mirror way too long to make sure it hasn't gotten any bigger, transfer the music to the car and go.

What's your biggest accomplishment? Not killing my teenager (ha!)

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo

What's your favorite non-derby sports to play or watch? Horse racing - it's pretty much derby or nothing

Assuming you don't get injured, will you be playing derby 5 years from now? As long as I'm still progressing.

What qualities make a great derby player? Dedication, a good attitude, perseverance

What advice would you give someone interested in playing derby? Evaluate your free time before you even put the skates on.