"You’re told that you’re in your head too much, a phrase that’s often deployed against the quiet and cerebral. Or maybe there’s another word for such people: thinkers." Hello, I'm Lys. When I turned 7 I became adamant that I was going to become a writer. Although I have moved on to other things, my mind never quite swayed from the idea of writing. Most of my work are excerpts from journals and diaries and things. Little snippets of my own trials and tribulations. I find the most raw things seem to be the most intriguing. My poems aren't carefully constructed, nor do I agonise over word choices. I just write. On a personal level, I enjoy other creative pursuits such as painting and playing the cornet. My favourite book is White Oleander and my favourite tea is chamomile. Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and Eminem saved my *%#*ing life. I'm too deep inside my head for my own good. I'm one of those bitterly single types who still bawl over photos of that &@%*er who broke your heart and head months ago. I love Science because it gives me hope that maybe my existence isn't such a waste and I could make a difference to the world. I also love cats.