Hi. I'm going to admit, I was lazy and didn't really check out the forums; figured it would probably be polite when I saw a thread here in the feed.
I'm a guy, 25. I sell cigars. I don't write (or, to be honest, read) as much as I'd like to anymore. Pulled this out of my backlog of bookmarks, figured the change of pace could help.
I'm more of a sci-fi guy than a horror guy. Would probably pick out Alfred Bester, Roger Zelazney, Douglas Adams, Philip K. Dick, and Larry Niven as my favorite sci-fi authors. Like I said, I'm not too up on horror, but I love Poe, in a squinty light Coleridge looks like a horror author, and there's one short story I'm particularly fond of called The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (right out of "H.P. Lovecraft's Book of The Supernatural" from B&N. Probably as mainstream as they get, but most of the stories in it are pretty good imo). I will freely admit I've never read anything by Lovecraft, for that matter, which is a little embarrassing because I really should.
I kind of dove in on a few comments. I try to be specific and fair. Feel free to ignore everything as an amateur's advice, because it is. I'll try to have a tale up soon myself, but the idea needs some work.
I honestly don't know how much I'll be active around here. I guess I'll just settle for saying I'm looking forward to getting to know you all in due time.