posted on Sep, 19 2016 @ 04:55 AM
Hi there! Under the guidance of one of the admins, I'd love to re-introduce myself since it's been awhile and I don't know any of the new folks
I joined in March 2006, posted a *ton*, became Forum Subject Matter Expert of the Cryptozoology forum (which desperately needs some help... I will get
to it when I finish my thesis...) and then fell off the face of the planet once I started focusing more on college (sorry about that, I promise to be
a better FSME). I literally just re-formatted my avatar (beautifully made for me by a member, I'm never getting rid of it)--it's been that long.
I've been lurking around recently just because ATS is a useful resource for hard-to-find sources, and provides quick news updates. I've also been
interested in the political atmosphere on here because having been a member for ten years, it's been interesting to see how that keeps changing. This
political season seems to be, um, particularly dramatic on here. Some of the recent ATS polls have been surprising to say the least (okay, maybe not
*too* surprising, but highly imbalanced)
Anyway, I'm a 25 year old female, I work in environmental conservation, and I live in the mid-Atlantic US. I haven't, and won't, talk much about my
work on here solely because cryptozoology is still frowned-upon in the conservation/science mainstream, although there are some notable exceptions.
Recently I've been really glad to connect professionally with Loren Coleman who is a cryptozoology god, so that's exciting, and try to incorporate
traditional/local knowledge in my work everywhere possible. I tend to post in the sciencey forums more than other places. I do have a strong
understanding of science so I do my best to deny ignorance specifically in those areas.
If you have any questions, let me know! I'll still be mostly lurking, but posting when it seems appropriate. Especially if you have any
science/wildlife/cryptozoology questions, feel free to send me a note.
edit on 9/19/2016 by ravenshadow13 because: (no reason given)