I've been "new" for a little while now, but here's a little bit about myself...
I have been here for a few months now. So, I am only somewhat new. But I haven't entirely introduced myself yet and I have also seen a lot of join dates close to mine. So I thought that some other people may be feeling as foreign as I am and may want to be buddies? I guess I will start out with a little bit about myself. Thusfar, on this site, I find I have been more comfortable on the Writer's Workshop than in the forums. I think it's because when you submitt your work you know you are going to get constructive criticisms, whereas, in the forums people can just sort of attack you if they want to. Luckily, I have only really had one bad encounter with someone, which speaks highly of this site, because most sites are full of immature people trying to cut people down. And even the negative incident that occured wasn't nearly as bad as on other sites out there.
I am a bit of a sensitive person. Maybe that is why I found the episode with the one person so negative because I am a sensitive girl (well, woman, but I'm still not used to saying that heh)...Anyway, so we've established I'm sensitive, and that's about it. Sometimes it takes me longer than it needs to to communicate. It is one of my biggest pet peeves about myself.
Well, let's see, what to say about myself?...I love women. However, I also happen to love my boyfriend of 8 years. I suppose that makes me "bi" under all of today's labels and whatnot...I'm probably more of a lesbian in love with a man, but who's splitting hairs?
I am classy and trashy. What fun is one if you never experience the other?
I like pot. I smoke every day. I drink rarely. Everything else in moderation. I used to chain smoke, but as of writing this I have quit for coming on 6 months and "smoke" water vapor from an electric cigarette.
I like to read and I like to write. I am here because I am very passionate about writing. I look forward to giving and receiving feedback. I am also here to meet like-minded people as well though. I collect the Canadian equivilent to disability payments because 10 years ago my family was involved in a very violent attack which left me with nerve damage and chronic pain throughout my body. I feel sort of like I have been asleep for that long period of time and I am just now waking up. And I want to write. And be stimulated by other minds who are into writing.
I don't think I will ever fully grow up. I like to watch people and make up stories about their lives, what they're going home to, where they're coming from, etc. I am somewhat anti-social (moreso in the "real world", but I am not completely detached from it or anything). But I want and am open to making new friends (especially on a site like this, it seems like there would be a lot of people I would get along with, even just with the common interest in Chuck).
I like piercings, tattoos and body modifications. I only have 4 tattoos right now, but plan on getting much more. I have 5 facial piercings (septum, vertical lip, monroe, nostril, and anti-eyebrow).
I enjoy music from all genres. I like to read a lot of biographies and true crime. I have trouble finding authors who's novels I consistently enjoy and am always open to suggestions (on any of the things listed, not only authors and novels, though some authors who consistently write great novels would be great).
That's about it for now, and I'm sure that's enough. If anyone wants to add me, feel free. Also, I listed some of my interests on my profile under their appropriate classifications....I think posting them here would be overkill. You probably don't want to read EVERYTHING in such a long post.
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes. I am out of control and, at times, hard to handle. But, if you can't handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best"- Marilyn Monroe
"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, I'm already better than them."-Marilyn Monroe
"You see things and say 'Why?', I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'"-Bobby Kennedy