Hello, all! My name is Lauren, but my pen name is Lola Waters. You can call me either-or! Despite my "flirtatious" username, I take writing seriously, and I have for about five years. Naturally, I've improved since the sixth grade, and I plan to continue bettering my style. I'm not sure what I want to be when I grow up. (I've been leaning towards forensics lately, but maybe I'm just saying that because it sounds like a pretty interesting profession.) All I know is that I want to be a novelist or at least a short story writer on the side. I'm not as good of a poet as I was back in the days of seventh and eighth grade, if you want to know the truth. My stories are usually either sci-fi-based (Cyberpunk, biopunk apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic, etc.) or much more realistic (School, gangs, etc.) I'll occasionally write a traditional fantasy story involving use of magic and all that, but I haven't in quite a while. I'll also write from an animal's perspective, be it a quadruped or an anthropomorphic creature. The vast majority of my stories contain either underlying or obvious romance, usually revolving around two women, but I'll write straight fiction and "slash" every once in a while. Anything else...? Well, let's see.... I'm seventeen and from New Jersey. The origin of my username is the "stripper" name I thought up for myself one day when I was bored out of my skull, and the name randomly popped into my head. My computer had to be system restored not too long ago, and I lost everything, so I'll eventually, but surely, begin posting my work. For now, I'll do my best to critique!