Hey, I'm Rebrella, AKA Tris. Writing has been a passion of mine since I narrated a story about a cartoon character and a carnivorous plant and my Dad wrote it down. I think you'll be glad to know that my father no longer plays the middleman in the writing process! The first time I really read felt like a magical experience to me. Now mind, I could "read", but it wasn't really reading. It was sounding out all the words and then forgetting what had been said at the beginning of the sentence. It was a frustrating process and I have rather just let a teacher or parent read it to me. But one day I came home from school to find my new Disney Adventures on the table. There was this Bone comic and it looked so interesting to me, I wanted it read to me right away. But the parental unit was busy. So I looked through it, concentrated...and just started reading. Suddenly, I wasn't just sounding letters into words. I was reading words. That was pretty cool. Anyhow, I am really getting off subject. Why am I here? Because I'm into writing. Because I feel writing (and reading too, but to me they're intertwined. You can't be a good writer without being a voracious reader) is a part of me. It defines me. If I didn't write anymore that is, if I never had another creative thought in my mind, I don't know what I'd do with myself. When I write often I feel good about myself. When I haven't written in a while, I hate myself. I AM a writer. So I came here and I starting going through some threads, and I found some interesting discussions on the character forum, and I figured, why not? I look forward to foruming with you all.