"I'm vain, selfish, and self-centered. I'm a bit arrogant, too. I procrastinate terribly, am petty and spiteful, and fritter away most of my time on pointless frivolities. I also needlessly use big words." (Excerpted from my Facebook Profile)
So I thought it was about high time I updated my profile. If you are reading this, then either I know you and you already know all about me or ... I friended you and you're wondering whether I'm some sort of secret stalker or something. Seeing as I friend people I don't know on a regular basis and it recently occurred to me that people might want to know a little more about me, I thought I might go into why I probably friended you.
I friend people for three major reasons.
The first is that I know them in real life. This is rare, and if it is true you already know me, so I don't need to go into detail.
The second is that you write amazing fanfiction, and after reading one of your fanfics I thought, "Hm, I need to read more from this person, now!" I then clicked on your name and read at least one other fanfic you wrote in a fandom I read that I really enjoyed. And so I friended you. I don't leave reviews very often for a number a reasons (ranging from liking your fanfic not necessarily translating to having anything to say about it to feeling like an awkward creepy stalker if I randomly leave you a happy review --> yes, I know I overthink things, I have literally in the past written up beaming reviews and ended up not posting them because I was worried I would freak the writer out). But rest assured if I friended you, I really liked more than one fanfic that you wrote.
The third is a recent development, and basically means at some point someone on my flist linked to you for some reason, and I found your posts/commentaries on media/race/gender/dramas/life fascinating. I went through reading your posts, and found you link to relevant, interesting articles and are providing me with a much-needed education on certain issues I don't know enough about. To quote a friend, I'm essentially saying, "Hey, I think you're a really nifty person, and I'd love to learn more about you."
I don't comment very often on people's journals (see overthinking the appearance of being a secret stalker mentioned above), nor do I respond to comments very often (this is also because I am very, very lazy and will have a tab open for three weeks because I intended to respond, and then realize it's a lost cause). This remains true for close friends I know IRL and love very much, so trust me, it's not you, it's me.
Aside from that, I really don't know what else there is about me that you, random person, needs to know. Perhaps that I avoid confrontation whenever possible, that I used to be a very strange child, and that I write fanfiction? I have two fanfiction.net profiles (see the bit about being a very strange child), but most of my decently-written fanfiction (as well as a good deal of crappy fanfiction) is available on my livejournal under the writing tag.
Thanks for dropping by, and I hope I've allayed your suspicions.