Hello! As you can see, I am new here. Being new here, I am, as expected, posting in the inroductions section of the forum. Excuse me for stating the obvious, but I am really at a loss of what to write at the moment. Phoebe is my name, and I am an aspiring professional ballet dancer. I am also an amatuer photographer, and I own my own written RP forum, based on Brian Jacques series 'Redwall'. I have been told I have a knack for writing, and though I am still undecided as whether to pursue it as a way of life, I see now as the time for me to improve whatever skills I may have. Therefore, I am here, at this forum, attempting to learn what I can of the art of writing, whether it be in the form of screen-play, short story, poem, etc... Just because I am at a loss for as what to write, and because I am not yet satisfied I shared enough about myself, I will continue on, in the hopes you may know me that much better. I have always dreamt of being a ballet dancer, and now that I am here, progressing through advanced stages of this beautiful art, I have grown a habit I am not sure whether I like or not. When somone calls me a ballerina, I absolutely scream inside. It sounds so stereotypical for someone who knows nothing of the emotional and physical stress a ballet dancer goes through to call someone who takes ballet a ballerina. Also, the word ballerina has been tagged to objects such as pink tutus, princesses, tiaras and what other nonsense. Honestly, when you think of the word 'ballerina', what do you think of? I can almost guarantee that your thoughts do not wander to words such as pain, sweat, hard-work etc... Yet another thing I am strongly emotional about; The fact that for some reason, ballet is considered a girl thing. Disagree if you will, but I know for a fact that male ballet dancers are the among the most athletic men in the world. If you thought that ballet was just for girls in pink tutus, think again. And the stance against men taking ballet because of the requirement to wear tights? Did you know that football players practically wear tights? Now, enough about ballet; I think I have said enough for you to chew on, so I shall tell you a few more things about myself for now. The animal that holds the most of my admiration is definately the tiger. So powerful and sleek, my dream has always been to photograph one in the wild. The thrill of being in peril is something I look forward to each morning as I wake, though I try not to be to dangerous, for my career depends on my well being. Smoking has never peaked my interest; I neither condemn nor support people who smoke. I wish not to offend anyone here when I say I have no interest in politics at the moment, and yes I do think these are some points worth mentioning about a person. Fantasy is more than half of what I have ever read in my life. The things you can do when writing fantasy have no limit. You can create gods or fantastical creatures as you wish, you have but to put pen to paper; Or, in most cases, fingers to keyboard. Ever long I have been an artist at heart, transfering my emotions and thoughts to paper, either with pencil or brush, since I was an infant in diapers. Van Gohs works enthral me, and I have many of them on my walls here at home. Now I believe I shall retire for the night, since it is getting late and I feel as if you know me much better than before. May the stars watch over you, as well as myself, these darks hours of the morning, and may I find the motivation to wake myself in but a few hours to continue that tiresome and beautiful task of living.