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Rumble of thunder, a hero from down under! (1 Viewer)


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G'day everyone,

I figured I might as well introduce myself; I've been posting my work as a newbie and failed to say hi to everyone, so I feel like a bit of a bum ;). I'm a university student currently residing in Japan after a burnout session involving the death of a family member and a degree I don't really want to be doing. My catharsis involved escaping to the land of the rising sun to party like a rock god and figure out what I want to do with my life.

Recently I've started reading and writing again, after years of forced essays and barely picking up a textbook. I finally feel like I can write without having to wrench the words from my brain, and I'm finally motivated to produce something. I'm not sure that I want to be a writer - actually I think I'm more of a visual person than a writer - but I enjoy it as a form of release, and the high of bringing something to life hooks me in :).

I'm a huge fan of science fiction, but I'm generally a very picky reader. I love the imagination involved in perceiving the future, though I feel that sometimes the language of the genre isn't as accessible as more conventional categories. Unfortunately there's a lot of crap science fiction out there, making me a more jaded reader than most. I enjoy Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury; Brave New World was also a good read, and embarrassingly, I've never read 1984. Neil Gaiman - though he writes fantasy - is probably my favourite author at the moment.

Anyways, this ended up longer than I thought it would. Hi to everyone out there, I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoyed creating it. If anyone has any suggestions for my writing feel free to offer me comments and criticisms; I'm pretty confident in my work, and critiques will only help me improve.