I'm kind of an odd duck, and not the kind that grew up into a swan: I'm about six and a half feet tall, I have autism, diabetes and currently I'm addicted to Mystery Science Theater 3000. My family moved to Germany for three years and was branded with colorful nicknames by my classmates when I returned. After many glorious years of school I served a two-year mission for my church and came home realizing that I actually had to fend for myself if I wanted to survive. So I got a degree that didn't quite turn out how I hoped. Now I'm working towards being a secondary school teacher since teaching is the only job-related skill I'm actually any good at.
My other talents include, and are limited to, writing and drawing. Nothing special, just barely well enough to stand out from the rest of the crabs in the internet bucket. My passion has been and always will be fantasy, but every so often I dabble in science fiction. Unfortunately I'm not technical enough to satisfy hard core fans of either genre, so I stick primarily with youth as a target audience (since they're too young to know what's going on anyway).
To be honest (not perfectly since nobody's perfect), I have no ambitions of becoming the next J. K. Rowling, and not just because sex changes are expensive and British accents are hard to fake. It's like every editor I've ever talked to has said: there are far too many people attempting to enter the fast-paced and fickle world of fantasy/sci-fi publication, more than in any previous period of civilized history. So what I have going on here with this blog thingy is simply an outlet for the few projects I work on.
Much of my time is spent acquiring an aforementioned teaching degree and just about everything else in my life revolves around my gaming hobby (which is another way to express ideas and entertain others), but every now and then I manage to squeeze out some writing and drawing. Basically I figure that, even though it's statistically a waste of time to try and get published, I may as well post my stuff online and if anyone enjoys my work then I feel fulfilled. Just don't expect me to react to any criticism. It's not that I'm opposed to making necessary changes (which the Lord knows there are plenty to be made), it's that I'm not being paid to do this, so why spend time worrying about it?