Hello. Call me "Flux", it's easier that way. I just joined this forum in order to improve my writing skills for my novels since I was not satisfied with novel I finished two years ago. I am starting two new novels, but I am kind of keeping it on hold because I feel like I might make it crappy again. I specifically want to significantly improve my theme making skills. Here's a brief biography. Real name: Actually I can't tell you. Age: 18 (turning 19 this month) Gender: Male Height: 160 cm (painfully short) Nationality: Japanese Race: Japanese Status: College Student Faculty: Applied Science and Technology Other interested subjects: Philosophy, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology Sport: Mixed Marital Arts but I mainly train Boxing. I want to train Muay Thai and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. I have some training in Judo. Hobbies: Playing Bass, Pen Spinning, Mixed Martial Arts, Video Games, Writing novels...and a lot. Musical taste: Heavy Metal, but I listen to other music as well. I lived in the US for 7 or 8 years. I went there when I was first grade and got back to Japan in 8th grade. 1991 November - Born in Tokyo Japan 1998 April - First grade in Elementary School 1998 September - Goes to USA as first grade 2006 April - Goes back to Japan in 8th Grade, 3rd Grade Junior High School 2007 April - 1st Grade Senior High School 2010 April - Freshman in Hokkaido University, faculty of Applied Science and Technology My English skills aren't so good, well below average, as you can see from the stuff I've wrote just now, but it's considered excellent over here in Japan. Japanese are more dominant language for me in sense of fluency. I write my novels in Japanese. I am very interested in Philosophy, and I have studied 3 years of philosophy on my own. Most of my stories are based on my philosophy, and all of my novels have certain philosophical point that many people are actually normally unaware of. I mainly write about Science Fiction, but sometimes mixes Fantasy and SF together. Most of them are terribly violent and gory though. I have two styles of plot: 1) Serious atmosphere plot 2) Softer manga-like plot. (I have no idea how to express this...) Many people consider me as "terribly pessimistic and completely lacks self-confidence". I don't deny it, but I myself is trying to be realistic most of the time. Well, nice to meet you guys.