Hi there. I thought seen as I'm the newbie on the block I would introduce myself. My name is John and I'm a 38 year old married guy who lives in the town of Kilmarnock in the county of East Ayrshire in Scotland (Burns and Wallace Country). I'm a budding author who is currently, after years of jotting down notes and ideas, working on producing my first novel (which I hope to post the first couple of chapters for critique in the near future). The story revolves around a British Security Service officer who is also the human embodiement of Angelic Powers on Earth. His task is to keep the Real World (Earth) and The Hidden World of Twilight (a buffer zone between Heaven, Hell, and Earth) as seperate as possible, and prevent 'The War' between The Eternal and The Fallen. Away from writing my other intersts are Okinawan Karate, in which I hold the grade of 4th Dan, and Judo, in which I hold the grade of 1st Dan. I also moderate on two Martial Art discussion boards, Martialartforum.net and Karatetalk.com. I started my studies of Karate as a shy 7 year old in Rutherglen near Glasgow. Now I'm a 6'1, 20 stone (240lbs) not so shy 38 year old power lifting Gym-junkie. I'm also a huge Theme-Park fan having done many of the classic parks in Europe, and The USA, such as Alton Towers, Phantasialand, Six Flags, Universal, Islands of Adventure, and of course the Florida Disney Parks. Anyhoo, that's me in a proverbial nutshell. John.