Anyway... at the time of my writing this, I'm 27 years old and living in Massachusetts, currently working as a cashier in a grocery store while I pay off college loans. I'm currently taking my last course for my major so I can graduate. I attended Western Michigan University and majored in creative writing with a Japanese minor. I love animals and have the best furbabies in the world. I have twin boy kitties named Alin and Val, a silky terrier named Tenshi, and another kitty, creatively named... Kitty. :D
I'm interested in anime and manga, though I don't really keep up with it like I used to, and from that came an interest in the Japanese language, which I started learning in college. Japanese is one of my favorite things to study and I loved speaking and writing it nearly every day. I'm hoping I'll be able to pick it up again one day in the future.
I've always loved to read, mainly fantasy, but I've also read a little bit of "regular" fiction and some mystery-type stuff. Melanie Rawn is my favorite author and I love her Dragon Prince and Exiles series. I also enjoy reading books by Lynn Flewelling, David Eddings, Michael A. Stackpole, Anne Bishop, Chuck Palahniuk, and several others. Along with that comes a love for writing. I mainly write fantasy, though I also have written a tiny bit of poetry and some fiction short stories. At some point in the future, I'd like to sit down and focus on getting published, which is basically my dream. :D I also love NaNoWriMo!
I also enjoy many types of music... pretty much anything but hip-hop, R&B, and rap, though there are a couple of exceptions there. I also enjoy J-rock. My favorite bands are Alkaline Trio, Three Days Grace, and the Goo Goo Dolls. When I could afford to, I would spend almost my entire paycheck on CDs, haha. My CD collection is kind of ridiculously important to me.
Another big part of my activities involve video games. :D I like RPGs for the most part, but I do venture out of that genre every once in a while. I love the Suikoden and Final Fantasy series. I also play a lot of World of Warcraft, mostly due to my wonderful guilds wow_dota and wow_doth! :)
My journal is currently mostly friends only, so what you see in the recent entries won't really give you an idea of what my posts are like. Please comment or send me a PM if you'd like to add me. :)
Some other journals and whatnot: storychan: Here you can find the story I was writing with Stephers and Caitcait. Our characters are the cutest EVER. Currently on hiatus, maybe permanently. :x anatra: My creative journal. It'd be nice to comment if you added it, because I might not notice otherwise. Drawings, stories, and poetry go there... and also, I might only add you there if I know you from here. darkdancer: Where all my finished stories & poetry go. Private/friends only. exiles: My Melanie Rawn community, which is kind of dead, haha, whoops. Cailet: My Deadjournal: Updated regularly, for the most part. Alyx: CrazyLife Journal: Updated rarely. Please comment if you add me there. Kurai: My uJournal: Updated rarely. Again, please comment if you add me there.