Greetings from a total noob.
I am but a simple but strange soul who has spent most of her life lost in darkness and shadows. From my earliest memories the supernatural, the weird and the creepy have always compelled and fascinated me. I grew up highly influenced by reading Lovecraft, King, Poe, Lumley and such authors, watching scary films, and watching Kolchak: The Night Stalker and other creepy shows including the Kroft Saturday morning live-action puppet shows on tv (believe me, they were horrifying and in my opinion heavily drug-inspired programs…what sane or sober person dreams up a "land of living hats"?) Later I began playing horror games in earnest as well as all of that, and reading various 'creepypasta' on the internet (Ted's Caving Page and the Dionaea House stand out in my mind particularly well.)
I found out about this website one day a few weeks (or months, time is a bit strange for me due to my staggered sleeping habits) ago via a posting on a favourite indie games website about SCP087 (the stairway) simulation. This, of course, led me to the website and many long hours reading and marveling at the incredible writing within. I've always had an interest in the arts; dabbled in writing, poetry, music making, painting/drawing, crafts and other things over the years but the last few years have found my creativity stagnant and uninspired due to real life situations. Thus I've been searching, always searching for inspiration and wonder, and here I have found some.
I must apologize in advance if I manage to frustrate or annoy anyone though I shall attempt not to - the truth is that I am a bit odd in the way that I do and learn things, and especially things of a technical nature are very difficult for me. My computer and its hardware and such are maintained by my significant other simply because I am unable to deal with technology. This is one of the reasons I am so artistically stifled, as I'd badly longed to create music with various programs but have never managed to wrap my brain around any of those complex things enough to use any but the simplest ones. So I thought maybe I could get back into writing. It may take a while before I have courage and confidence enough to actually post anything of my own making, though. I hope you are able to bear with me if I ask what might seem like stupid questions concerning things such as formatting and tech issues. (things like "What is a sandbox and how do I make one?")
I am able to be of some use in simple proofreading issues (spelling and such), but ultimately hope to some time actually contribute something original.
Naturally, it will be horrible, as almost all first articles are - or so I've read. ;)
Reminds me of a line from the Matrix - "Everybody falls the first time."
I pray at that time you will be kind (or at least thorough) in your explanations of how my efforts are complete crap so that I might hone whatever skills I happen to still possess. ;)
Hoping you are all well this day.