An Essay By Julie // 3/7/2017

LoriAnn invited me here back in 2009 after we 'met' on a fantasy website, and I was fairly active through 2011 or so, when my college classes started to take up more of my time.

I graduated college with a BA in writing and literature in December 2013 and promptly moved back home. I eventually found a job working for our local newspaper (circulation under 1,000); covering high school sports and local meetings means I'm working 2-3 evenings a week on average, sometimes more. Writing up sports and meetings leaves me with little inclination to write for fun.

I spend most of my online time these days on Tumblr as AslansCompass; I don't post often, but I reblog a lot of scifi/fantasy stuff. I can also be found at, but that page is mostly book reviews for free copies. When I do write, it's generally fanfiction at Archive of Our Own, also as AslansCompass.

I think I'll be coming back here once or twice a week, maybe making a few critique comments on short stories or essays. I may post personal thoughts on occasion, but probably not any fiction or poetry.


Welcome back! Makes me happy

Welcome back! Makes me happy when older members start being active again. :) I look forward to seeing your comments and posts!

Damaris Ann | Wed, 03/08/2017

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Oh, it'll be nice to have you

Oh, it'll be nice to have you around again! I'm also pretty happy about getting free tutoring from a writing major/professional journalist. : )

Hannah D. | Thu, 03/09/2017

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

YAYYYYYY, Julie is back!!!!!

YAYYYYYY, Julie is back!!!!! So happy to have another familiar face returned! I definitely remember you!!

Sarah Bethany | Sat, 04/01/2017


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