Aloha – Debbie was willing to respond to a few questions about some of the unusual maneuvers she is known for in Return to Demeter and Defending Demeter.
Doc: How did you come up with what is commonly referred to as Debbie’s corkscrew?
Debbie: Well, I’ve always liked roller coasters. Several years ago, dad had a summer teaching gig in Yamashita Ken in Japan. During that four month period I had a chance to ride the Eejanaika Roller Coaster. What a rush? Anyway, I cajoled Ryder and convinced him to take me back several times. So when I started flying space craft outside of Demeter I wondered if I could do it in a fighter. Just like that, the Corkscrew maneuver was born.
Doc: How do you keep your bearings? I can imagine how it might help you get out of trouble, but I understand you shot down three fighters in one dogfight. How did you know where they were?
Debbie: I didn’t really see them, I just thought them. Where would they go from where I saw them last? They always were where I expected. Shooting them down was easy because they were so confused. I sort of felt sorry for the pilots.
Doc: I understand that you have a new ship now. What can you tell us about it?
Debbie: You’re talking about the Raven-class ship. I’m not allowed to say anything about it yet except that I think it would look great in purple with polka dots.
Doc: Only to be expected from you. Good luck.
Debbie: Better to wish the Haumeahan’s luck.