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In The Land of Make Believe

Just a Little Soul

7 January
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First of all, I would like to mock the instructions for filling out this portion of the profile: Here you can enter a little mini-biography about yourself.

Thank you. Because, without that, I'd have been sorely tempted to do a lengthy dissertion on Sir Issac Newton, Queen Elizabeth, or Hulk Hogan, instead.

Now that that's out of the way, I suppose I should say something about me.

I'm an adult, at least chronologically (in any other sense is open for debate), I worked for fifteen years in local government before getting sick of the politics and resigning in order to become a couch potato, and I've been more or less happily married for nearly 20 years now (Yes, to the same person). I have no children and rather like it that way, but I do, however, have dogs who seem to believe they're children, so I didn't get off totally unscathed.

This, obviously, is my journal. Why I have an online journal is still something of a mystery, especially to me, but that's beside the point. I have one, it's mine, and this is it. Likely, it'll be filled with a bunch of things that may or may not makes sense to anyone but me. Rambling, ranting, whining, things to do with various Role Playing Games I'm part of, writing, silly, pointless quizzes and memes...pretty much whatever I feel like. If you want to read it, be my guest. There's not much in it that's friends locked, simply because, well, if I'm going to spew out my guts on the internet, it seems sort of silly to bother locking it all up. If it's stuff I really don't want anyone to see, I'll just write it down on a piece of paper at home and save myself the trouble to begin with.

So, like I said, read if you want. If you don't, don't. Being that this is my journal, I reserve the right to write whatever I like, and you can reserve the right to read it or not. That way, it works out well for all concerned.

I was born and raised in the Southeastern United States and rather like it here. I live in the country, on a farm, and I rather like that, too. I'm not, however, what anyone would think of as the typical 'redneck southerner'. At least I don't think I am. Stereotypes really aren't my thing to begin with, so I don't pay them very much attention, I'm afraid.

Writing is a long time love of mine, has been since I was old enough to put crayon to paper, and that has translated, in very large part, to a lot of involvement in Role Playing Games. Specifically, X-Men related Role Playing Games. It's something I enjoy immensely and I co-mod/admin a site of my own, and mod on yet another one. Links can be found in my journal and you're more than welcome to check those out, too. I've also written some fanfic here and there, only one of which I've ever bothered to foist upon the internet and I still haven't finished it yet. One day, however, I will. Probably not soon, but eventually.

I write, and game, because it's what I like to do. I'm not the best writer on the planet by any stretch of the imagination, nor am I the worst. I always welcome constructive criticism (and, no, that's not code for 'shower me with endless praise about how great I am', it's the actual truth in this case and I don't particularly care for praise simply for it's own sake), but I also reserve the right not to pay it any attention if I don't want to. My writing is for me, and my own entertainment and enjoyment, not everyone else's. If you enjoy it, great! If not, that's ok, too. In the end, the only person it has to make happy is me, and it does that.

That doesn't mean I don't want to improve. Improvement is half the fun. It just means that I have no aspirations of being anything but what I am, a hobbyist writer, and won't be inclined to change the way I do things just so other people like it better. Would I like to be published? Well, I wouldn't spit on it if it happened, but it's not something I strive toward with any seriousness. If it ever happens, fine. If not, it's not anything I'd give much thought to.

Annnd, that's likely enough rambling for now, considering that's likely more than anyone wanted to know to begin with.