Well hello. I'm sure there's a thousand new intro threads out there, so ... I'll keep mine short, confusing and to the point. I've been writing since I was 13 (so... more than half my life, ugh), but none of it has ever really been of any count. I've come to absorb your collective wisdom in whatever way I can. I've heard learning by osmosis is coming up - theoretically that means I can sleep on my laptop and still get all the info I want? I'm probably going to lurk in the shadows for a while, post in threads that are starting to die, and then wonder why everyone leaves when I come out to play.