Hello! :] I noticed this site a while ago, but didn't think to register. But after sneaking around for a while have decided to join. I won't be posting any of my work here, but am rather here to give comments and to join in with discussion with people more open-minded than those I've grown up around. I am member of other writing forums, but the majority of them are made up of the same regulars. So I've come here to try and find a new community to get involved with for a little more variety. So, an introduction. Yikes. Well, I'm Tina, or Yoshiko. I'm seventeen, located somewhere in Europe with my beloved laptop and a cup of tea. Aiming to be an English (language, not literature) teacher, and with the more personal goal to be published by the time I hit thirty. But while I'm still a student, I make use of my free time by going to the gym and socialising. My preferred genres include romance, realism and psychological thriller. I prefer to both read and write subjects that would make most squirm in everyday-conversation, and think that engaging reader emotion is one of the most important aspects in writing. So I don't quite grasp the thrill in comedy, unless we're talking films. But fantasy completely goes over my head. Unless I can imagine it happening in the real world it fails to enthuse me.