Hmm, let's see. How do I do this? 1. I've never joined a writers forum before. I have stuff posted on two different writing sights, but as for forums, I've joined a tarantula forum and hermit crab forum, comic forums and random forums, but never a writing forum. 2. As far as I know, I've been coming up with stories for as long as I can remember but the earliest piece of writing of mine that I have to day is from when I was 7--and it's like a paragraph long, soo... 3. Most of what I write is science fiction. I don't like fantasy much--I'm not not the type for elves and fairies and whatnot, so suffice to say that I found The Hobbit and the entire Lord of the Rings series a little...out of my range of comfort. Supernatural, too, isn't really my thing. Although I used to write a lot about dragons, I haven't done much of that in a while. I guess I'm just the robots-and-time-travel type. 4. I absolutely can NOT write without music. It's a physical incapability. 5. My favorite characters are the kind that in any normal, average situation you would NOT find yourself identifying with. The outcasts, the crazy people, the slightly-off, and the forgotten. But one thing I have learned as a writer is that you can't be picky. You have to take people for who they are, and characters are no different. You can't just pretend the world is full of nice, moral people, and at the same time you don't need to focus on the evil in the world because there's always plenty of that. I like as much diversity as I can get, and though it drives me crazy, that usually means my stories have 20+ characters... The more the merrier! 6. You can always tell how important a character is to me by his name. The John's and the Steve's of my books are never going to be the ones on the cover. The stranger the name, the more fun it is to say, the better. 7. I'm a synesthete. Synesthesia is a disorder where people's senses get mixed up. For some people, it means tasting colors or seeing music--yeah, that parts not science fiction. A common thing with synesthetes is for them to associate different symbols (letters, numbers) with colors. Some actually SEE these colors when they look at a matching letter. I don't see them physically, but whenever I see a letter, I always tend to think of the color associated with it. And with me, each letter has a personality. That means that when I name a character, depending on their temperment, their name will usually start with a letter whose matching personality fits that of the character. People with names starting in D are usually calm, sympathetic and patient. K's and H's, however, make a fiery character. No, I'm not crazy. It's just what I do. 8. My username is Ferdinand&Alfonso, but I'm actually a girl. Ferdinand and Alfonso are the names of the main protagonists in one of my old story ideas. They're (are you ready for it) time traveling salesmen. Yup...needless to say, the idea never took off. History was never my favorite subject. When I tell stories about time travel, I like to stick to the future, where everything is up to me! That's about it. Thanks for reading. I can't wait to start posting!