"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Bilbo Baggins, J.R.R. Tolkien, 'A Long-Expected Party', The Fellowship of the Ring. Hi there, and welcome to my little space here in the Woods! As so many over here, I'm joining in with the Tolkien-lovers, and though I'd like to do more on other characters of his, it seems I'm no less than mesmerized with two of his most adorable characters - Sam and Frodo! As for my other interests - Natural Science, Legal & Human Rights Issues, and Music make my world go 'round. I'm heavily into: alternative rock, symphonic/progressive rock and all sorts of metal, mostly dark/gothic/black/death. Yes, I admire *noise*! New Short Note #8: oops, it's been so long since I updated - well, finally, there's one in the queue right now! Thank you so much for all your supports, kind messages, useful and positive criticism, I'm glad to be here... and be sure, there's a lot, a LOT more to follow...  so much inspiration, so little time...  Karin, February 2007.