I'll do my best not to blather on here. I tend to ramble. To start, I've been looking around these forums about a month, considering joining. Finally decided to at 1 am, when I seem to get most things done! I'm such a shameless night owl. It seems to worry the parents. Pretty much your average teenager here. I'm a country girl from rural America, who sometimes seems to prefer books to people - though I try hard not to seem like that too often. A bit of a gamer, and a bit of an artist, but my mainstay has and hopefully always will be reading. To a lesser extent, writing, though I am working hard to change that. Currently I'm working on a novel that's fairly dear to my heart - part fantasy, but sans magic, and dosing heavily on politics and false religion, most of it hand crafted when it comes to religion. The last thing I can think of is my username... Nobody seems to know how to take it! Heh. If you don't want to spell it out, feel free to call me Shal. It's an old character name I grew rather attached to, even though the character is long dead in some archives of some RP. Nice to meet ya'll.