Hi there, everyone~ I'm not terribly good at these introductory things, but here goes ... My online name is T_LeeaF, though I respond to a slew of various oddish nicknames. I go by Leea (mostly), but I'm not terribly picky about what I'm called. If all else fails, "Hey, you!" tends to do the trick. I live out in the middle of nowhere, hopelessly lost in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. Currently, I'm renting a cozy little house with my Partner In Crime and our too many cats. Admitting to just how many fine feline friends actually roam our property would make me twitch a bit, so I won't do that, but suffice to say there are ... enough. Some random things about me: There is often too much blood in my caffeine stream - Nocturnal by choice; daylight functional (using the term loosely here) by necessity - Collector of books, journals, pens and pretty paper - Artisty-type, poety-type, writey-type - A consumer of yummy coffees and teas - Ever fascinated in the world around and beyond, I flounce through life with a perpetually open mind (that airs out the moths and dustbunnies, you see) - Not much affection for soda - Love/hate relationship with Oreos - Enough stuffed penguins to sink a ship - Laptop dependent - A fondness for posters with snarky sayings on them - Despises board games, yet always seems to win. Age-wise, I'm 24 (although granted, sometimes I find myself feeling much older than that). I grew up in the country (and thought it was boring), so I moved to the city (and thought it was dirty) and finally ended up in the mountains (which is too far away from civilization to be convenient, but the cats keep it interesting and the dirt stays under the growing things, where it belongs). Walking, hiking, cooking and nature watching are some other hobbies of mine. My tastes in books, movies and music tends to be wildly diverse. As a general rule, I'll give anything a try at least once. My writing tends to trot along through the scifi/fantasy genre, though lately I've been trying harder to branch out. It's always fun to try something new, right? Search engines are good for that... which is ultimately how I ended up here. (Hooray!) Just peeking around the forum, I'm seeing some great threads with writing exercises, tips and all sorts of interesting things that are waking up my Muse. Sooooooo, I'm going to wrap this up and go read things now. Thank You for reading my fully ramblematic introduction. Cookies for all?