"There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it, and when he can."
- Mark Twain

In order to tell you a little about myself, you must first know three things -- first, that I was a hopeful (and largely unsuccessful) writer until about two years ago: second, that I was also an aspiring teacher until about a year ago: and third, that all that ended in a hurricane of Murphy's Law-like problems which culminated in me dropping out of college with a year to go. Don't worry, I won't get into what actually happened (if you know me, you've already heard the story, if you don't, you probably couldn't give a rat's patootie).

IRC (more specifically, #alt.vampyres) was a way for me to reach out and tell people about these problems. People who, yes, were caring and understanding, but weren't really part of the picture of everyday life. Here were individuals that I didn't see every day, and didn't really have to care whether or not they felt I was drowning in the sea of my own self-pity. Whenever a time came that I felt too lonely, or too isolated, I could come out of my shell and try to be myself -- to connect with people that, essentially, feel the same way about life that I do.

Sure we all react to life differently, but that's not what this channel about. We find each others similarities, and gravitate towards them. Then, when the connections been established and the bond forged, we explore each others differences, and celebrate them.

"If the desire to kill and opportunity to kill came always together, who would escape hanging?"
- Mark Twain

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