Hello there. My name is James, or Jim, or pretty much any variation thereof. I answer to most. Before anyone else says it, yes, 'darthjim' is an excessively stupid moniker for a grown individual, but it seemed like a good idea when I started posting online more than a decade ago, and it's kind of hung around. Like a bad smell. Or one of those friends that just won't take the hint wen you never return their calls and you tell them you're dying of ebola and then they see you in Waterstone's mocking the latest Dan Brown tosh and you tell them you're cured and they're so desperate they believe you and... Well. Anyway. It all seems very nice and terribly civilized here. It's always nice to find a reasonable outlet for my verbosity (okay, okay, verbal diarrhoea) in the face of FaceTwit et al's horrid laconic nature. As a brief explanation of who I am and what the living heck I'm doing here, I've been a part-time writer for some years (various videogame/movie review and news sites), am currently gnawing my way through pencils (and my wife's patience) writing my first novel and enjoy dabbling in poetry when the mood doth take me. I also like lifting massive weights, but you don't need to know that. Hi.