i joined this site to be surrounded by my fantastic writing brethren. writing is something i've always loved to do. it's my favorite medium through which to express my feelings and the like, with music being my second. i've been writing since i first learned how to hold a pencil properly, though my first stories were scribbles and scratches on construction paper. i've since upgraded from construction paper and now write actual stories and poems with a pen and paper, mainly. or whatever is available when a particularly poignant thought pops into my head. keep your important documents and bare arms hidden if i don't have my notebook with me. i'm 16 and i live in new york. i'm a high school junior and it's just lovely, really. i love all the drama and homework. i have an interest in spoken word and i've been playing around with that a lot lately. (andrea gibson is truly the master.) i also like biking and the outdoors in general. i play guitar and alto sax (marching/concert band hollaaaaaaa!). and i'll give a list of my favorite bands copied from my facebook page just for the heck of it: guster, tegan and sara (any other tns fans here?), alice in chains, nirvana, the cranberries, pixies, yeah yeah yeahs, deerhunter, the weakerthans, rhcp, city and colour, sublime, girl in a coma, tender forever, missy higgins, radiohead, primus, tool, vampire weekend, rivermaya, neutral milk hotel, queens of the stone age, soundgarden, björk, the mars volta, keane, atlas sound, blind melon, audioslave, metallica, pearl jam, muse, enya, sleater-kinney, modest mouse, deftones, megadeth, the arcade fire, death cab for cutie, creed, hale, rivermaya, incubus, stars, the offspring, pavement, staind. yay!