Hello! We've already interacted in the Tolkien forum, but I'll take this opportunity to welcome you officially.
Amidst all that essay writing for school, have you ever tried your hand at fiction? If so ... or even if not, actually, since sometimes you have to try something to find out what your capabilities are ... you might like to join in our http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum...ead-first.html
You have until the end of the month to write an entry, and then comes the fun of voting on a favorite story. Which, in fact, will be a pleasure open even to those who haven't contributed something.
Meanwhile, we've just closed our other writing challenge for the month, but again reading and voting is not reserved for those who have entered. http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum...ead-first.html
But even outside the writing forums there is a lot to be seen and a lot to do. Gaming, Television, Movies, Art ... if it's related to science fiction or fantasy we have it covered. Also forums for History, Science, Technology (if you are interested in photography, we have a Challenge for that, too, April Photography Challenge -- PLEASE READ FIRST POST!
) Sports, World Affairs, general silliness in the Lounge, and yes, Music Music - Science Fiction Fantasy Chronicles: forums
, although that isn't one of our busiest forums.
Feel free to ramble around.
I used to think California was lame, but after about sixty years I realized I kind of like the place. Maybe in another forty or fifty years you'll get used to Florida. From what I hear, it has great retirement communities.