so it took me a day to wander all the way down here from the writers lounge where google dropped me off when i asked it for a good place to met other sci-fi/fantasy writers. and while i am embarrassed by the delay i cant say its that bad of a thing. About me? well i started reading at the age of 8. my aunt gave me a set of Chronicles of Narnia for my birthday, and i didnt understand the half of it (because i was still skipping prologs at the time). but what i did get i loved and dyslexic or not i was going to learn to read if it opened doors to magical lands where i could live and breath in the freedom of my imagination. as a result of my dedicated love of fiction i have only been a resident of Earth for about 3 years now, i moved here from Narnia, Pern, and many other magical places. and while the adjustment and culture shock are not quite as bad as i had always feared they would be, and i'm even starting to feel at home here, there are still days (weeks even) when i hop a ride back "home" via any comfy surface with semi-adequate lighting. i did some writing in high school but mostly just mini fictions or dream diary's to entertain what few friends i had. it wasnt until just before i moved back to earth that i started taking my writing seriously and at that i had the backing of a mob of friends who bashed into my brain that small obstacles like spelling and grammar should not bar my imagination from the world. that i was too creative to let minor technicalities such as not knowing how to spell 9/10th of my vocabulary get in my way. i still get into frequent arguments with spell check because my spelling is as creative as the rest of my writing (i never did understand how to apply phonics to English.) and you'll note my distressing lack of capitals and horrendous punctuation. to my current lamentation i put all my emphasis on my vocal understanding of communication and have only lately become interested in how to translate that understanding to text. to bring this humorous rendition of "my life" to a close i would like only to add that i am very glad google dropped me off here, i am making my self quite at home, and have already benefited from some delightful advice from your very helpful and encouraging members.