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Author has written 9 stories for Merlin, and Harry Potter.
Name: I'm named, first and last name coincidentally, after a Doctor Who character from the 1970s. Guess it if you can!
Age: 20, so technically not 'TeenMuggle' any more.
Location: Scotland. Pay no attention to the little British flag telling you I'm from the UK. I do not consider myself British anymore. I am Scottish, and NOT British (see below)
Occupation: Student of history at the University of Glasgow.
Things I like: Reading, writing, playing piano, knitting (badly) and procrastinating.
Thing I don't like: Socialising, shallow and two-faced people, listening to One Direction.
TV: Merlin, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Stargate SG1, most period dramas, Arrow, Castle, Avatar: The Last Airbender (intend to watch the other Avatar series soon), Once Upon a Time, Grimm, The Big Bang Theory, Friends.
Movies: Star Wars, LotR, Hobbit, anything Disney.
Books: Harry Potter, anything Tolkien or Austen, Narnia, Inheritance Cycle, Percy Jackson.
Reading and writing are an escape for me, a place where literally anything could and does happen. Sometimes it's hard to force myself to rejoin the real world. I suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder, and so for me, writing is a way for me to escape the restrictions on my daily life, and is the only way I feel I can effectively communicate who I am. Some people deride fan fiction and the people who write it, but for me, it's been a godsend, and the only thing that's kept me confident and optimistic about my future and self-esteem. Here's to many more years of fan fic, and hopefully in the future, some original stories too. Publishing my own novel is a lifelong dream, and one I can hopefully accomplish one day using all the skills I have learned from this site.
After the Scottish independence referendum I have decided I am no longer proud to call myself British. I feel the campaign opened my eyes to the realities of life in the UK and I have decided I no longer want a part of it. I will always feel an affinity for British culture (I am after all still technically British and have lived my entire life on the island of Great Britain) but I no longer want to be a part of the United Kingdom. Do not mistake this for 'hatred of the English', I like to think myself above such petty nationalism/racism. Politically, socially and economically, I think we would be better off an independent country, and I'm hugely disappointed at the result. I'm still part of the campaign however, and I'm proud to say I'm one of the 45% who voted for independence. The campaign exposed for me the ugly and contemptuous nature of British politics, and led me to joining a political party for the first time in my life. 16 and 17 years olds voted in the referendum, and the whole country is engaged in politics in a way we never have been before, with 97% of people now registered to vote, and the turnout being the highest ever recorded in British political history. This can only lead to real positive change for the people of Scotland.
To sum it up, I live in Britain, but I am not British. I am Scottish. And I will always believe in our independence. Alba gu bragh!
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