Hi everyone! Call me Kirish and let me warn you: I might be a bit unconventional (and certainly very inconvenient) writer (and person). But hey, I'm a Scandinavian. I gave up writing as a craft some time ago, perhaps I might pick it up again later, perhaps not. But writing and language as phenomena still intrigue me (forgive me the big snobbish words) and rather than worshipping grammar or perfect sentences (although I do enjoy a well composed piece of writing every now and then) I love chopping up words and sentences and strecthing the borders the art of storytelling, narrating and poetry - and also combining them with other fields of art. (No, I can't be more specific! What would be a better way to introduce oneself on a forum than make the post sound like a commercial or an unimaginative job application with some vague cliches.) But still, I don't do dada, surrealism or play with syntax or semantics like Chomsky's "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously". Heck, I don't even know what I actually do! I also like reading books (in theory) but find seldom anything that catches my interest. Although lately I've been reading Henning Mankell's crime novels and planning to browse through some other Swedish authors as well. I still spend an aweful lot of time wandering around book shops and playing hide-and-seek with the well-meaning but nosy clerks. And oh yes, I do judge books by their covers. If I haven't read anything else from the writer, that is. And as you might have noticed I love using brackets to add commentries to what I've just said because everything I say is always somehow faulty (so is language, I believe) and I don't always necessarily agree with myself. (Yes, that is possible.) But anyways, nice to be here and meet you - and your writing, your ideas, characters, worlds, languages, whatever! And I almost forgot the creepiest of things! I don't want to become published. Or write a book. Now you're free to throw things at me. See you on board!