I've been looking for a site like this for a while, to discuss the actual mechanics of writing. Very glad to have found it. I'm a writer and editor for an Internet company (I publish web content...) ... and I absolutely HATE it. I want to get back into the fun stuff. Writing has always been kind of an obsession of mine, I wrote a lot growing up and once entertained dreams of being a writer as a career (and fully expected to land on top of the New York Times Bestseller list at age 15, of course). I put it down when life got a crazy but in the last year or so I've really begun to pick it up again. I like dark fantasy/sci-fi, horror, surrealism, mind f*cks, Dystopia, the more disturbing the better. I have a particular interest in themes such as the twisted side of beauty, beauty in the twisted, the fear of death/quest for immortality, corruption of religion/personal morals, the descent into madness. I probably won't post a lot of my work (most of it isn't kid friendly or for the average faint-of-heart reader) but I do love to discuss ideas and swap speculation. Anyway, that's me. Hello world.