I never quite know what I should place on profiles like this.
My name's Andy, I'm probably not the gender you would normally associate with that.
I mostly signed up so I could stalk the people whose stories I enjoy.
I'm envious really, I feel as though I'm constantly trapped within my own head. Thinking up worlds and situations, alternate realities that differ greatly from my own. I can flesh them out in full detail, know the ins and outs of all the characters as they go about their business, seemingly without my hand there guiding them but when I go to put thought to paper: Poof! Nada! My hand can't keep up with my mind. All I'm left with is garbled dialogue and a vague paper thin world which is two dimensional at best. The best bits remain prisoners in my mind, slaves for when my own reality gets to be too much.
It's all I have sometimes, the plots and people in my mind, to keep me going through the rough days. Where friend and foe blur and become the same thing. This is when my voice fails me most and I sink back into the place where I can scream til I'm hoarse. The mind is an incredible thing.
Some days though the ability to create a place within my mind that I can safely retreat escapes me. On these days I'm forever grateful to the nameless, faceless person who unknowingly introduced me to the world of fanfiction. In many cases I find fanfiction to be more inviting than books to me because these are characters I've read about before, grew up with, watched on television and in movies. Seeing them brought to life again and again in different places and scenarios further entrenches them into my heart. It may not be "official" but to me each story makes the characters I've grown to love that little bit more three dimensional and just so much more human.
Also the talent of many of the writers on this site are wholly under appreciated and recognized. There are hundreds of fantastic writers here who probably think they can't make it who could if given the chance and proper encouragement. This is the reason why I always try to leave at least some form of feedback, be it constructive or merely congratulatory. I know it would make my day brighter if roles where reversed so I hope that my sometimes lacking reviews boost your much deserved egos that little bit more and make your day that little bit more magnificent.
So on that note if anyone reads this and feels they wish to say something, anything to me. Be it "hi" or "you spelt this wrong" feel free, I assure you it will brighten my day.
The meaning of life is to give life meaning
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
In other news, I swear this will be the last time I change my pen name.
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