Because I put some biographical information into my profile, I will not waste space with it here, though I will repeat that I am more of a math person than anything. I hope that I am not being too immodest in admitting that I took calculus in 7th grade, when I was 12. I think that the analytic qualities essential to a mathematician, mixed with creativity, yield to an individual something very important to writing. I am a great lover of beauty. Music and art are important in my life, and even more important than these is my appreciation of natural beauty. I consider myself a bit of a romantic, and I would rather watch a beautiful sunset than earn money, for whatever that's worth. My definition of beauty is that which inspires emotion through the imagination. Pick that apart and interpret it as you will; I think that that is an excellent definition, if I may say so. I said that my favorite book is Catch-22, but that is not an enthusiastic selection. I have many favorites. One of my first favorite novels, from when I was in elementary school, was Robin Hood, by Paul Creswick. I said Shakespeare is my favorite author, though I know he was really a playwright. My tastes in music are almost exclusively romantic. Late Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Chopin, Dvorak, etc. My protagonists are often solitary and introspective, but this isn't any sort of rule. My largest accomplishment thus far in my writing is a 55 page or so (in Microsoft word) beginning of a science fiction story (with an admittedly weak plot) that will end up being a little under twice that. 100 pages for the completed work is probably accurate. I consider myself good with words, and I think I can be rather descriptive. Plot is my weakness, but I shall, hopefully, overcome. I am also fairly proud of a sonnet I wrote for my creative writing class, which I will be posting here, I think. Also, in complete honesty, I don't know if I'll be hanging around here or not, but there's no way to know if it's worth spending time here without signing up, so here I am. Maybe I'll become a regular; maybe not. I am aware that this introduction has been on the impersonal side, but, as I find myself afflicted by the same laziness as so many other high-schoolers, I am unwilling to revise. I mostly sound like this because I am tired; I can actually be rather warm sometimes. Just not now.