liz | 23 | cleveland | journalist/designer
just a few things...
→ this journal primarily consists of personal writing interspersed with fandom-related material. my roleplaying is largely limited to particular gaming arenas and - at least for the most part - will seldom be discussed here. but if you are interested in my RPing history or would like to RP (either canon or OC), i am fairly open and would be happy to chat with you!
→ i am a straight, white, lower-middle class female who's pro-choice, pro-LGBT, moderately liberal and generally apathetic toward religion. but i am not one of those people who believes a difference in belief means the end of a potential friendship. if you are conservative, pro-life or religious in any way, i will respect you as long as you respect me and others who comment on this journal. i do not dwell on tired social, political or religious issues in my writing, so it's unlikely these topics will be mentioned unless someone provokes me.
→ though i am physically stable, i am emotionally recovering from EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified). this means i have the tendency to participate in an array of behaviors common to those with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating disorders. this is also a matter that won't be discussed often, but little asides are likely to spring up from time to time since i've had some form of an ED since i was young. related posts will be hidden behind a cut to withhold triggers from those who may be suffering from similar illnesses.
→ i'm pretty good with returning comments, but there are times when my internet is spotty (mostly when i'm at my boyfriend's place on the weekends). if i don't get back to you promptly, don't take it personally; there's usually a good reason.
→ finally, i am generally not receptive toward DW users who are under the age of 18. there are times when i will post suggestive content (fics and real-life stuff) and i don't feel comfortable knowing that an underage so-and-so might be reading it. please view at your own discretion.
if you're planning on friending me, please leave a comment on this entry. welcome to my journal - i look forward to getting to know you!
p.s.: if anyone is curious, my username is derived from andrew mccarthy's character in st. elmo's fire. it's not necessarily appropriate for this journal (seeing as i'm not sullen all the time), but he's still endearing for nostalgic reasons.