Guys, hi! I'm Nina, though you're all probably going to call me Noddy. Fifteen and a masked vigilante in Sydney, Australia. =] Not quite... I've been writing "novels" since I was nine, though they were more like paragraphs. Hehe. Now, however, I'm happy to say that I'm writing substantial pieces. That said, I'm only finishing for the first time ever. Cough. Uh, yeah. I write, I just don't...persevere all too often. Hopefully that'll change in the near future though. So, on a writing level, I do it whenever I can, and even when I can't. Can you say yearly studying? I've tried my hand at the whole reality chick-lit genre, didn't like it. I have since discovered that I enjoy myself far more with the fantasy themes. Not exactly dungeons and dragons, but unexplained powers, mythological creatures, etc. Themes where I have complete and utter control over reality. On a reading level, I've been described as ridiculously advanced by my English teachers. (I have two). I can't stand YA fiction, there's just something so offensively mundane about it all. Ugh. Lately, I've been reading the Popular Penguins. I bought Frankenstein, War of the Worlds and the Chrysalids on a Dymocks gift card. Before that, I was really into crime novels, particularly Kathy Reichs. If I had to choose, I'd be anti-Twilight. I'm a Potter fan at heart. :biggrin: My favourite books are probably: Oscar Wilde's the Picture of Dorian Gray, J.K Rowling's Prisoner of Azkaban, Robert Louis Stevenson's the Curious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and, uh, maybe Catherine Jink's Evil Genius. Beyond the world of words, I'm a devoted football striker, or rather, soccer striker. I'm an advanced art student, a painter, graphic artist and sketch illustrator, really. I front a band, alternative, punk-pop, rock sort of a feel. I've got a passion for the criminal psyche and I probably know more about serial killers than the entire history department at my school. Yew. Applaud my creepiness. Hehe. I watch a lot of movies, I suppose. But uh, yeah. That's me on paper.