I can't Really be bothered to come up with some hilarious opening scene for my arrival, as this post will vanish to oblivion soon enough. However, there will be a short introduction and a hint at my motives for registering to this site. A/S/L = 26/M/EU. Oh yes, I did that. I haven't considered, and still don't, writing as a viable profession. Living in a small country with an obscure language and a very limited population, probably wouldn't get anyone overly excited about writing and publishing. So, why would someone like me consider writing of any kind? I've always had a knack for writing, be it prose or poetry, but never had the Need to do it. Sure, if there was some literature course I would attend, there would be no question that I'd get top marks. But why would someone go to the trouble of truly writing something? Being an avid fan of the Fantasy genre, I've become rather well acquainted with several authors. Some I've enjoyed more, thus read everything they've ever published, others not so much. I recently finished going through Tolkien's work once again, and decided to get a fix of nostalgia by reading the Belgariad. This was one of those catalytic moments, that made me think of writing for real. Imagine walking through a magnificently beautiful and well ordered park. Suddenly a bird relieves itself on your shoulder. Needless to say, only the nostalgia kept me going. After this incident I refused to accept my conclusion, that Eddings was a mediocre writer, and googled myself silly trying to find someone worse. I did. I won't name the author, but compared to Eddings' bird dropping the other one was a wheelbarrow full of dung. Though this may be seen as a terrible cliché, I thought to myself: "You can do it better." How hard can it be? I'm not after a multi-million dollar publishing deal, though it would be pretty darn sweet. Yet, I truly believe that the fantasy genre hasn't been utilized to its fullest. Will I do it? Hopefully not, but I intend to create a piece, which is good enough to be read to my grandchildren some day. That should be the sufficient amount of rambling for any forum introduction, no? Wish you all a pleasant day.