Greetings! As it is considered good form to introduce oneself when joining a forum, I stand before you like a slovenly penitent before Bede's Chair. My name is Martin. I'm in my thirties, unmarried but attached, I read fantasy, horror, sci-fi and crime novels, and in my halcyon days I investigated reputed hauntings and other so-called 'paranormal' phenomena (driven more through ennui than any real desire to break down the doors of perception). I don't suffer fools gladly (in fact I don't suffer them at all) as I'm a firm believer in the maxim 'if you've nothing worth saying, say nothing'. This being so, expect my posts here to be few in number and possibly combative but also rather exceptional in their erudition.* And that's me done. I shall now retire to the garden to imbibe some ridiculously potent alcohol and spark up a cigarette. Best wishes to you all.:draught: * This last bit might conceivably be a lie. Or it might not. Only time will tell. Ooh, the anticipation!