This is a good idea Jera :) I agree with you there... you know the avatar, but the writer is almost a stranger.
Well, I came here by accident shortly after my 18th birthday. Was googling 'fiction' then 'interactive fiction' then 'romance fiction' and as you'd imagine, eventually I found E. I'd tried roleplay since grade 7, but I've always wanted to try something with romance as a more important aspect. Well... I got that, but, E has a way of broadening horizons ^__^
I enjoy video games, and reading, and tend to think too much, and too openly >.> big mouth of mine has got me in trouble before, and I tend to speak before thinking. I'm working on that though. Getting over it. I share Jera's tendency to be an assistant, rather then leader. Don't like leading, but I'm very social in a group I'm comfortable with. I did drink, but no more of that. Still, people tell me I'm the life of the party sometimes. And I'd like to believe them ^_^
Was raised into a family of kind (but slightly prejudice in some areas...) mother. She is so nice, and took in a lot of the other kids in our small town and was like a mother to all of them. The real parents didn't like their kids there (perhaps if they tried some parenting, they're kids wouldn't have been there >.>) so they spread some... pretty filthy rumors that we've only just managed to clear ourselves of in the last few years.
I have a brother, younger by one year. Practically a walking disaster, a one man 3 Stooges. As in, he's accident prone, gullable, kind of... dumb >.> but I like him, even though we can't be around each other too long without coming to words.
People seem to get the wrong idea of me, but I'd like to think I'm intellegent, and caring... and many of my friends have insisted this point, so even though I have some self esteem issues... I'm getting over them, thanks to you guys. You know who you are!
Dad was outta the picture shortly after I was diagnosed with Autism. I still don't really understand anything about it, but all I know is he didn't take kindly to his son 'being fucked in the head' and not 'joining the football team like normal kids' so, mum left him, and now I have a great stepfather ^_^ I just hope when me and my loved one decide its time (and shes made it clear that won't be for a looong time) that I can be half the dad he didn't have to be <3
I still to this day do not believe to this day that I'm different in any way, mentally. Thanks once again to the support of my awesome friends.
I grew up in several little towns, the last being Kepple Sands, a beach town that I really, really hate... its basically a community of hillbillies that are just above 'backward' level, and, honestly, the whole place is only there for the pub.
School wasn't much better. here in Queensland, there is a lot of trouble in the high schools over racism. Aboriginal students would hurt a lot of caucasion kids there, sometimes very severely, and my little brother was hospitalized after having a knife jabbed in his side. The school would do nothing. They were terrified that reprimanding the students involved would be seen as a racist gesture, and honestly, they had good reason to be afraid of that. Not to say it was right... I was put into Aboriginal Awareness and Cultural Studies, but I was so angry I walked out of school and went straight to the head of Queensland Education.
Turns out the offenders were expelled almost a year ago. The spineless Principal was too afraid to kick them out because the family is very troublesome, and so covered it up and kept them enrolled secretly.
Well, that was it. We went to court. A lot of parents suddenly came to support us, but... threats were made. A lot of supporters dropped out for their own safety, and we decided to do the same.
Oh well, moved on, graduated, got a little apartment and working on getting employment. Right now, life is looking good ^_^
So, thats the lengthy "Who am I"
Good idea again Jera. Hope everyone else joins in!