Hey, guys, the name's Captain Garlock, but you can just call me Evan, if you'd prefer. For all intents and purposes, I'm...pretty much a newbie in every possible sense of the word. When it comes to writing, I'm quite inexperienced; that is to say, I've yet to come up with a story that I've stayed with for any significant period of time before declaring it utter trash and throwing it out. Still, I like to think that my brief string of self-inflicted defeats have shaped me into a reasonably competent writer, as far as beginners go. I've got a leg up on a lot of other newbies, anyway, because I like to think that I actually learned a thing or two from my past failures. As for me as a person? I guess you could call me an all-around nerd. Science fiction, comics, anime (er...not the creepy ones for people with weird fetishes- I tend to go for things like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost in the Shell), etc. are the order of the day for me. However, I try to balance out my nerdiness with...decidedly "manlier" activities like football and martial arts. So, why'd I come here? To improve my abilities as a writer, of course. But...I've kind of got a shyness problem when it comes to new forums- odd, considering I'm pretty outgoing in real life- so don't be surprised if I'm a bit slow to start posting with any sort of frequency. So...here's hoping I can overcome that quickly and get around to improving. Oh, and yeah, I do speak more casually once I start to open up. Just trying to make a good impression, that's all.