So I'm new here, as you can already tell. I don't know where to start, so I'll just write what comes to mind. My name isn't really Damien Ark, it's a pen name. I'm new, to this forum and to writing. I hear, though, that I'm not that bad of a writer. Of course, my suspicious side of me always nags in the back of my head that people are just saying it to be nice. I really want you all to be honest about my work, and to be constructive. If you hate it, tell me why. Don't think you'll say something to discourage me. In fact, if you don't like it that makes me want to try harder. I'm not going to be put down without a good fight. I'm a nice person, though I tend to get dark at times. Some people question my sanity, but for someone to be sane in this insane world is insane by itself. I write poetry every now and then, and I hear that it's pretty good. Of course, that suspicion is always there. I'm not sure if I will post, seeing as I'm a bit defensive about my work. But I will make an attempt to, I really want to do this. I'm not too sure if I'm good at writing longer, novel-like stories; but I know that I'm somewhat decent at short stories. Right now, I'm in the middle of this story idea. However, I only keep coming up with short scenes in it. I think I have this obsession with using commas. It's like my own little secret love affair. I'm trying to shake it off, I really am. It's difficult to remove a habit, and I should know. So I hope that, while I am in this forum community, my writing improves and I can meet interesting people along the way. So, all that's left to say is: Hello, how are you?