Hello everyone, So that I confuse no one I won't bother mentioning my real name. I'd say call me Al for short but considering how large the population of this forum is, I'm sure there's at least one Al already, so Alvom will do. I began roleplaying over nine years ago on the RuneScape forums. After a couple years there I eventually migrated to websites designed explicitly for the hobby, such as Silver Glass, the Last Stand and Dark Rain. I even hosted my own forum at one time to support a small, tight knit community of close friends. It's been a few years since I last roleplayed, although I have been writing periodically in the meantime. I am very passionate about storytelling; I love a good narrative, regardless of the genre, and aspire to publish novels of my own on par with a couple of my favorite authors (Brandon Sanderson and Chris Wooding) someday. Since many of my old friends have laid down their reins in favor of their real lives or have simply out grown it, I come here to begin anew. Ultimately my only goals are as follows: first, to hone my art; second, to develop new friendships; third, to have fun. I hope to immerse myself in this forum and to become a part of the family, and look forward to speaking and writing with all of you. Sincerely, the new guy.