Those Banner Ads Really Work!
So, there I was, checking to see the ranking for Girl Genius after voting for it on Buzzcomix when I saw a banner ad for something called "An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom" featuring a character called "The Teacher" and bearing the descriptors "secretive, powerful...trapped". From the illustration and description, this seemed to be my kind of character, and the art style looked good, so I followed the link. Once there, I discovered that this was not a web comic, as I had initially presumed, but an online novel series. Once I read the prologue teaser, I was hooked. I've spent the last several days reading the story to date, and have not been dissappointed. The Teacher has, indeed, proved to be the kind of character that pushes all the right buttons for me.
Anyway, that's how I got here, and here's who I am. I'm a lifelong SF/Fantasy and anime fan located in the Washington, DC area. I draw a little and design clothes (but haven't gotten around to actually *making* them) and I have several sets of characters and storylines about which I have only managed to write notes and snippetts. It impresses me immensely that MeiLin can not only produce her fiction on a regular schedule, but write side stories to order, as well!
(In trying to write about myself, I find that I have surprisingly little to say, but that's actually because there's too much - I have far too many divergent and convergent interests to go into.)