Hey guys. According to my profile, I joined in December 2010, but I know I didn't become an active member until probably a month or so before As the World Bleeds was announced. But as I've stayed here I've found that I really like hanging out with you guys. So this is a thread to talk a little about ourselves, so we can get to know each other better. So I'm a 15-year-old kid. I absolutely love music, but my passion is actually writing. I run a blog and I'm in the process of working on a fantasy novel, though I'm not yet prepared to fully jump in. Fantasy takes a lot of planning. I understand one of the members of this forum is a published author; I need to read his books. Favorite bands: Theocracy Dream Theater Symphony X Within Temptation Van Canto Favorite albums: Mirror of Souls (Theocracy) Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Dream Theater) Images and Words (Dream Theater) Systematic Chaos (Dream Theater) O3: A Trilogy, Part III (Dominici) The Heart of Everything (Within Temptation) The Protomen (The Protomen) To Know That You're Alive (Kutless) Innocence & Instinct (RED) Favorite songs: Mirror of Souls (Theocracy) Absolution Day (Theocracy) Wages of Sin (Theocracy) Mountain (Theocracy) Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence (Dream Theater) In the Presence of Enemies (Dream Theater) A Change of Seasons (Dream Theater) A Nightmare to Remember (Dream Theater) The Ministry of Lost Souls (Dream Theater) Paradise Lost (Symphony X) Hand of Sorrow (Within Temptation) Last Night of the Kings (Van Canto) The Mission (Van Canto) Frodo's Dream (Van Canto) The Seller of Souls (Van Canto) Genesis (Dominici) Remember Me (Kutless) Jesus Freak (dc Talk; the only rap song I know the lyrics to!) Favorite authors: Steven James Ted Dekker Randy Alcorn Brandon Sanderson Favorite books: The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster) The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien) Elantris (Brandon Sanderson) Immanuel's Veins (Ted Dekker) Hittite Warrior (Joanne Williamson) Favorite video games: An Untitled Story Metroid Fusion The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Spyro the Dragon Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Final Fantasy IV Tales of Symphonia Aquaria Favorite movies: Lord of the Rings trilogy Jason Bourne trilogy Cars Favorite TV shows/series: Stargate Atlantis Hogan's Heroes MythBusters Firefly So guys, tell me a little bit about yourselves!