I'm still not good at these things but I figured i should update this.
My name is Cristin.
I am no longer a Senior in High School. :) I can't wait for college but at the same time I don't know if I will be starting this fall.
I am a redhead or some say "Ginger" and i love it.
I love to read and am beginning to love to write. Unfortunately I still have not put anything down, on paper or hard drive, I feel is ready for the internet. I have read SOooo much and I wan't mine to be good but there are some author out there that I have no idea how I could come anywhere close to comparing with yet. I guess I just want to keep my growing process to myself and only show myself when I think it is good enough. I should probably work on talking myself out of this notion. I had a note on here about how much of a perfectionist and a procrastinator I am and let me tell you senior year will show that more than ever before. I hear college is worse so I hope I can get something out before I become too busy to be able to.
I have been a Harry Potter fan in a big way for the last six years, and that is what drew me to this site. Honestly its the only thing I look at on here.
I won't comment on any specific ships or characters that I like or dislike, only that i have found any character can be written well and written badly it all depends on the writer.
I will say that I do not appreciate slash stories as it is simply unrealistic for the characters. Dumbledore is the exception to this rule as told by JKR herself "I always thought of Dumbledore as gay." at an interview at Carnegie Hall. this still does not mean I want to read about Dumbledore hitting on little boys. As a side note so I don't get flamed as homophobic I would mention that my two gay friends agree with me that none of the other HP characters are (or should ever be thought of as) gay. One addendum to this that I have discovered much more recently, I have found myself almost physically ill when I do read slash pairings. (slash being any same-gender pair in a romantic relationship, not necessarily sexual in action or detail.) I have nothing against people who write/read/live that way but if you write it please give a heads up to the readers before surprising them with it.
I am an outdoor fanatic, my dream job is something called adventure education and means i want to do things like lead river rafting trips or similar things but in different settings.
My favorite season is autumn, I love the colors of the leaves, I love the chill crispness to the air and most of all it means i get to spend more time with my friends again.
I am a Hufflepuff at heart, as has been corroborated by various sources and groups of people. :) This is one of the things I am proudest for, to me it means people can see how much I love my friends and what I would do for them or anyone who asks.
So new things to add, not many but some.
I am a good student but I find that I easily can lose my drive when it no longer matters. (I have heard it called senioritis)
I have just this last year started playing D&D and Magic the Gathering and while I feel like SUCH a nerd sometimes I am not bothered by that as much as some might think.
I need a job and a car and almost all my other problems stem from this. To get a car I need a license but if I get a license my parents may lose their insurance because of the record by brother left them when he was on it. this means I will need to get my own insurance to get my license which means I need a job to pay for it. I can't get a job without a car because of where I live there is no place near enough for me to walk/bike to to get a job. Then as a side function to this me going to college is probably something I will need a job and a car to so as well. sorry for the rant but I figure few people will actually find their way here to see it and I needed it to be out there somewhere.
My goal is to go to college for a degree as an outdoor educator, sometimes called Adventure Education. It is basically my dream job. My goal is to lead the future leaders and teach the future teachers. In short this is going to be a very long journey and not easy to get there.
Well that is probably enough of my life on the internet for one night, perhaps I will add more later, or maybe I will regret doing this and take it down.