Alright, I'm sorry, I should have introduced myself long before I actually posted on the forums elsewhere. So... hello there forum people. How're you? Well, I do hope you're doing well. My name is Alan, but you can call me Irish. No, I'm not actually from Ireland. I got the nickname from being really pale. Damn my Irish and German heritage. It's as though they designed me specifically to reflect light. Anyhow, I'm a twenty-one year old amateur writer who is currently working on his first novel. While I am not fond of the genre, it is a science fiction novel without any of that nerdy science in it. Well, alright, there is a little, but I was trying my damnedest to avoid spaceships and moon people. It's more of a look into the sociopolitical structure of a world which has to balance religion and technology. No, there are no modern day Crusades being led by a Pope cyborg with an Austrian inflection. I'm a bit of a realist and I admit I adore politics. It's our modern day version of the Roman Colosseum, sans the lions and such, so how could I not love it? Anyhow, I think beyond that I'm not very interesting. Sorry. So again, Hello... how're you?