hello everyone, i became a member here some time ago when i first had the notion of writing as a hobby, but i've saddly been too busy to stick around. now that i have some time on my hands, i thought i'd like to try getting involved again in reviewing and hopefully contributing some of my own writing. since i've been gone so long, i thought i'd get a fresh start by reintroducing myself: i don't exactly have a lot of writing experience yet, but i've always had a passion for reading fiction and for anything else with a good story; from modern movies to ancient mythology. i guess for the same reason some die-hard video game fans decide to go into the gaming industry, i now have this dream of being a writer myself and some day having my own work published. i've graduated high school with a few college level classes under my belt such as english literature and biology, so i consider myself still young but fairly intelligent. i feel like i have a good idea of what i takes to make a good story, but whether or not i have what it takes is still untested. well i'm looking forward to learning what i can here and hopefully developing my own writing skills.