I just recently joined and I wanted to take some time and introduce myself to the Community here.
I typically go by the moniker Pax or Paxy (even among friends), so please call me by that. I prefer that to my own name unless I'm around family.
I'm a bit of an introvert for various reasons, but I have a lot of hobbies. I really enjoy reading and drawing, and doing handcrafts (like spinning yarn, knitting, and embroidery.) I also enjoy playing video games and tabletop RPGs (like AD&D) and going to anime conventions from time to time. I have a deep interest in music. After playing the oboe for 6 years and taking a hiatus (due to college, work, and the general BLAH of adult life) I've recently picked up the violin - though I can't manage anything beyond a few screechy notes at this point. I'm also a bit of a TV nerd, I enjoy shows like Supernatural, Doctor Who, MLP, ReBoot, Sherlock, Are you being served?, and MacGyver.
Originally, I wasn't looking for a forum to join. I didn't even know they existed for people like us outside of fetish-sites. (Which are a bit too hyper-sexualized for my tastes when it comes to this aspect of my life.) I found this place when I was looking for information on bottles.
To be honest, I was actually pretty frightened to join. I didn't think I'd fit in here. Until I read some of the posts and articles. The more I read, the more I felt like this would be a nice place, and that I could open up to people about this part of myself instead of hiding it like some horrible, dark secret. I've always felt ashamed for still liking plushies, blankies, and bottles at my age. After finding ADISC though, I don't feel that way anymore.
Even if I don't make any friends here (though I hope I do), it is nice to know that there are others like me; and places like this who aim to support and nurture.
So...I guess in closing to my intro....to the staff and Community of ADISC I would just like to say: Thank you..