Christina L. Kamnikar
Pen names Christina K (
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Christina Kamnikar is an author of Forever Knight fan fiction.

For an alphabetical list of Forever Knight-related material by this author, please see Category:Works by Christina Kamnikar.

On 17 May 1996, in response to a question by Susan Garrett as to the appeal of Forever Knight, Christina talked about her own interest in the series:

Another fun thread to toy with!

>Was it the vampire aspect or the cop shop?

Neither and both. It was the modern feel to it; of vampires in present-day Toronto, ones who are aware of all the old cliches about themselves, all the bad movies, all the tired jokes, who are coping and evolving as they adapt to the world. They aren't walking around in silly tuxedos (much as I enjoy DRACULA:The Series, it is irredeemably silly), they make night baseball and Betty Ford Clinic jokes, and they aren't killing randomly anymore, since they can drink bottled blood. They manage night clubs. They are late-night disc jockeys, and graveyard shift television film editors, and computer hackers. And cops, yes, who can plea "allergies" and get away with it.

If it had been only about vampires and their blood drinking, I would have gotten really bored. If it had been a cop show, well---I might have watched. I loved "Night Heat", another Canadian cop show. But I wouldn't have gotten hooked.

The idea of something as metaphysical and fantastical as vampires coexisting with DNA testing and ballistics is just really appealing.

I don't think I would have gotten as addicted as I did, though, if it hadn't been for the wonderful, Shakespearean feel some of the actors gave the old Good vs. Evil conflict. All those flashbacks---and the wonderful costumes, and the accents, and the idea of the past influencing the present---filled out the scope, set against the really *normal* humans like Schanke and Natalie. And a vampire like Janette! Soooo cool.

In "Last Act", Nick & Janette visit the apartment of recent suicide Erica, which is obviously the abode of a clinically depressed person; unkempt, draped in funereal black and cobwebs, dead flowers and abandoned scripts. Nick is totally shocked and pained that his friend was so unhappy and he completely missed the signals. Janette gasps. And then she says, "If I had only known... I would have loaned her my decorator."

You have to love a series that comes up with stuff like that.

I would have loved to have seen more "non-traditional" flashbacks, like "Curiouser & Curiouser" and "Stranger Than Fiction". Something along the lines of, oh, I don't know... Susan's "Dreaming of the Knight", maybe, with Natalie the vampire and Nick as a mortal. Or the ghost of Donald Schanke coming to see Nick at Christmas (hi Perri!), or even an "It's a Wonderful Life" for Natalie, showing what her life would have been like if she'd never met Nick [please steal this idea. I don't have time to write it]. Much as I liked the normal flashbacks, they did get predictable after a while {Dianne, where's that list of Top Ten Phrases Guaranteed to Give Nick a Flashback?}.

I am forever grateful to Felicia LeCou, who got me onto an FK chat loop from the boondocks of Prodigy, and recommended Susan Garrett's fanfic to me; and I am deeply indebted to Susan's little flyer that she sends out with her stories, about joining FORKNI-L. It's the saving grace of this situation, that at least I can obsess about it with like-minded people, many of whom I'd never have come in contact with without Internet and Forever Knight, and who I am now happy to be e-mail pals with and hopefully close friends at some future date.

— "Why do you like FK?", post to FORKNI-L@LISTS.PSU.EDU on 17 May 1996[1]

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