MORE STUFF about Grace Ryder that I’ve decided.
She’s a cultural anthropologist and huge mythology buff, thinks the best way to understand a people is to understand the stories they have to tell, wants to hear new stories and share humanity’s stories with others - think like the “Darmok on the Ocean” episode of Next Gen which remains like one of the best Trek episodes of all time.
I want her color scheme to revolve around the color turquoise bcs southwestern Chicanx is an aesthetic unto itself.
She is a dog person but being a spacer she couldn’t really have a big dog so she had a tiny Pomeranian. I may or may not decide that she just brought the dog with her on the Andromeda initiative bcs fuck your limited space, the dog only weighs like 8 pounds and she loves him too much to leave him behind.
Also the dog is golden blonde so his name is Huitzilopochtli bcs the sun, but she just calls him Weetzee for short.