Okay, so I love reading and writing. I love history. I LOVE mythology and folklore (I even majored in it in college). Reading and writing are my escape from the crazy world in which we live, and I was perfectly fine just scribbling my own stories in my spiral notebooks for my own enjoyment, and just reading my novels.
Then I stumbled into the vast, prolific world of fanfiction.
After that, I started surfing around on various sites, but I still refrained from really writing any of my own until this well-done, under-the-radar show called "Supernatural" decided that it owns my soul. I mean, it's a drama, where they supernaturally (obviously) scare the daylights out of you each week (which I prefer to more realistic shows, 'cause the supernatural stuff doesn't bother me like serial killers and the like do), it's well-researched, well-written, intelligent, funny, and the two main actors (three, when you count the episodes where Papa Winchester appears) have the most incredible chemistry and ability to play off of each other I may have ever seen on the "silver screen."
So, I broke down, bit the bullet, and decided to open an account to post my stories this show inspired, make my own contributions to the fanfiction community, let other people critique my writing so I have a better idea of where I could improve, and maybe after I get a little more used to other people reading my writing I might post things other than from this particular fandom. Who knows? (Plus, all my favorite authors have recently made their journals "friends-only," so I needed an account so I could ask to be friended :-p)
"Apprendista" is Italian for "apprentice." I believe that there will always, always, ALWAYS be room for improvement in everything we do, and I don't ever want to stop learning. Yes, I'm a nerd, and I'm proud of it :)