Hello everybody, I just found this forum through google and immediately felt at home. An active community full of nice, helpful people obsessed with writing? That's just too good to pass up. First of all I'd like to introduce myself. Just like the topic's title indicates I'm German so if my English appears a little sub-par from time to time(or you notice excessive commas) that may be the reason. Furthermore I am only 17 years old so let me apologize in advance for any responses that might appear juvenile to you. What brings me here is my love for the English language. In the last 2 years or so I started watching more and more American and British television, mostly because I couldn't wait for our TV-networks to broadcast new episodes of my favourite shows and of course, as I soon found out, nothing beats original synchronisation. Soon I started reading and listening more and more English and as I learned to understand your language better, a whole new world unfolded before me. Aside from being able to read or watch a whole lot of books and movies in their original form( which really is a whole different experience) a lot of song texts suddenly made sense The greatest thing about speaking English is surely the ability to communicate with people all over the world through the Internet and being able to meet exiting new personalities, which brings me back to you. So what do I actually want to achieve here? I plan on contributing as much as I can through posting my opinion on topics that spark my interest and of course I'm also interested in receiving some feedback on my on stories, if I decide to post something worth reading. Woah, this sure turned out a bit longer than i expected it to be but there you go. That's basically my "story" so far. So hello again, it's a pleasure meeting you all.