Good morning, you adventurous wordweavers and hopefully soon to be comrades-in-tales. I'm Jai, and I write stuff. ... Yup. Favorite hobby is writing and I still hate these kinds of threads. Go figure, huh? Probably because I'd make for a very boring story character. Good thing I was given a list. And I suppose a background is nice. When I was younger, I read a lot. A lot. I once read an entire novel in one day. I also played a lot of games (still somewhat of a gamer), so I began to combine those two favorite hobbies and began to write fanfiction (no one will ever read it, thank god). I never bothered to share any of my earliest writings as I was far too shy, but I did have an active interest in improving, and I improve I did. Eventually I tumbled into one of those lovely roleplay servers on an MMORPG and this introduced me to the concept. I became hooked on it, pretty much addicted. I obsessed over it, sure to maintain an absolutely pristine character page and be an exemplary player. The nature of the platform was a very mixed bag of quality but I did chance upon a good handful of people that helped propel my writing abilities further along. By the end, I learned the difference between roleplay and collaborative storycraft. Of course, this is a roleplay site, but it's very quality oriented, so in my mind it definitely falls into the latter. Fresh off a few years of keyboard adventures from that server, I suppose you could say I "graduated". The level at which I wish to write is no longer supplied by that sentimental server, and the mentors whom were already the outliers of that server have moved on as well. That's why I'm here (and other places), exploring further avenues. In fact, when I'm done typing this up, I'll be back to correcting posts on 8-Lang. I very much look forward to some splendiferously cooperative talesmithing with you lovely writers here!