Once upon a time I was just terribly witty about introducing myself, but as I grew accustomed to the internet I discovered myself rather annoyed at peoples attempts to be random, funny, baiting... Or at least I decided it isn't who I really want to be. So; 'Just the facts, ma'am.' Hello! My name is L. Ai, and I will admit the main reason I chose this site is because I can access it from my cell phone. My laptop I used to write on has been kludged in a not un-borg like fashion into our... I hesitate to say 'entertainment center' (how posh that sounds!) but I suppose that's what it is. And my netbook I borrowed from my friend when she got her new computer doesn't do internet, so aside from stealing a moment here and there to plug in something to upload for review, this is the only internet access I have. Not that the site isn't absolutely beautiful, and I was comforted to see I couldn't access anyone's work as a guest. I'm not the best of writers, but I think I have some pretty good ideas and I am hoping to maybe get something published one day. I am all for mutual brainstorming and inspiration swapping but I've had my work stolen before so I'm a bit leery of posting any snippets where just anyone can see them. I like to experiment with different style of writing, I guess that means I'm still trying to find my own, but it's good fun. I do have a few fanfiction projects I fiddle with between fits of 'original' motivation, but they're so nerdy I'll probably never post them... I like to read; mostly fiction. Fantasy and science fiction and (I love love 'zura!') old fashioned detective novels, and some of the old classic authors; Dostoyevsky if I spelled that right and Checkov, Hugo, Lovecraft- I adore Lovecraft. But I can't read paperbacks, there's something special about the feel and smell of hardbound books. I'm synesthetic, I can't help it. Paperback, kimble or whatever it is, audiobooks, just don't do it for me. My current projects are a sort of young adult fantasy adventure (that just keeps getting more epic the more I try to hammer it out), a collection of horror shorts far too irreverent to see publication (but they amuse me), and the most boring vampire story ever; in which rational adults make logical, thought out decisions and no one falls in love with anyone (I call it BOB). Anyway, it's a pleasure to meet you all, or it will be, I'm sure.