I imagine it must be time for my introduction, so here it goes.
My name is Blake, and I'm 18 years old and a senior in high school. I may also be the only male in this community. ^_^ Call me crazy, but here I am. Melanie Rawn is my all-time favorite author; I absolutely adore her writing, and I own all of her novels (except for the Quantum Leap one, which I haven't read). I started out reading Fantasy novels with the Shannara novels back when I was, like, six or seven. I've been addicted ever since. I was first introduced to Melanie when a friend gave my mom an old copy of Dragon Prince. Let's just say that one day it quietly disappeared from her room and she hasn't seen it since. ^_^
I really love The Ruins of Ambrai, and Alin & Val are two of my favorite characters from the book (hence me being here!). Just a couple of really great guys who shared something very special. Definitely one of Melanie's greatest accomplishments was their story arc, in my opinion. She creates wonderful characters, and they're a perfect example of that. Of course, my favorite character in Exiles is Cailet, but that's a completely different story....
So that's me. I love reading and writing Fantasy, some Sci-Fi, and a few other things that catch my eye. I also dig anime and video games, and I'm an avid D&D player. Oh yeah, and don't ever get me started talking about music, cause I'll talk your ear off! I love The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Pearl Jam, The Sundays, Everclear, and many, many more. Yeah. Go Alin & Val! ^__^