Jesus Christ, you guys really HAVE to start digging at me on a day when I'm already incredibly irritated, don't you? Of course human beings are social animals. But notice that not everything is quite a social activity. Porn's a huge example, when you really think about it. First off, I don't consider writing to be a strength of mine. I do consider music to be a strength of mine, which is why I do occasionally show off at school (okay, so I'm vain about it ) but that doesn't really detract from the fact that my primary purpose in studying music is for my own enjoyment, not for my parents', my friends', or teachers'. I don't do it to win competitions or praise. This is an indirect side result of me studying piano since I was 4, plus all the really good people live in Phoenix (a city north of Tucson in Arizona.) The same applies to my writing. Its primary purpose is for my own self-expression and enjoyment, because writing is one of the few activities that I consistently enjoy. Whether I choose to share that or not with friends is my own choice and more importantly, my own business. I really have no idea why you two are intent on trying to get on my nerves when I'm rather upset as it is over my novel's file being corrupted. In other words, say something useful or shut the **** up because I'm really unable to deal with it today. I'm sorry.