My name is Steph, but that really doesn’t tell you much, does it? I’ve gone by the screen names of Tenebra, Freya, and Shaharazad at various points since I discovered the Internet, and currently use variations of Prysm, Prysmcat, Prysma, or prysma-kitty, possibly more often than “Steph,”which might tell you a little more, but not much.
Well, if you met me, you’d see a woman just into her 40s, wearing glasses, average height and running a tad towards overweight, with shoulder-length brown hair usually confined in a tail or pinned with a clip (but Cory won’t let me cut it short again, he loves burrowing into it too much!). Very likely I’d be wearing scrub pants, or possibly jeans, and a loose t-shirt, with little or no jewellery and no makeup. I’m not particularly striking in any way.
Odds are, especially if I’m in a crowd or an unfamiliar situation, you might notice that I seem uncomfortable and anxious, and that I seem to be trying my best to be invisible or at least as inoffensive as humanly possible. You’d be right on all of the above. A social animal I definitely am not. Online, I do much better. After all, the written word is my communication medium of choice, and I find it far less draining than being around most people in person. Yes, I’m very strongly introverted.
If I get the sense that you might be friendly, though, and that we might have some common ground, it’s not all that difficult to get me talking. Depending on the situation, I might tell you about any one aspect of myself. Less often, I may offer more than one. Each one is real, of course, but each is only one part of the spectrum.
If you want to know about more of those aspects, take a look here under the various headings. This is who I am.