Hi, I'm Floatbox. I registered quite some time ago and have been lurking/critiquing sporadically. I wanted to make a perfect introduction, a post which encapsulated me - my personality, my purpose, my ideas - in a way which showed off my writing ability in a decidedly unshowoffy way. High ambitions, I've got a lot of those. Of course, that perfect introduction was never written, nor a good enough introduction or even a kinda lame introduction and half a year later, here we are! Lesson learned, eh? It's a lesson I'm always telling myself I'm learning. I'm sure a lot of you know what I mean. I like poetry, I like general fiction and science-fiction. I sometimes dabble in Word Art. I like writing to discuss things online. I like non-fiction, essays, articles, too. I use writing to meditate. This process inspires reflection, discovery, a better understanding of this reality and myself in relation to it. I try to write everyday. Writing helps me grow. I hope to grow with you all here. I like writing and reading about writing. I think it's healthy. I want my mind to be healthy. I don't want to be crazy. Because then the mirrors will get me with their reflections - those cracked visions of what-could-have-beens, and the dandruff of the stars will suffocate me in my bed of corpses of old I's and dead dreams, and old lovers will conspire with the government to take me away to the torture chambers where they loop Season 4 of Survivor and exclusively feed you GMOs. I don't want to be crazy because I don't want that to happen and I know it's happened to at least four people I know, I swear I'm not crazy. So I write.