The name's Benjamin, but you can (and should, if you would) call me Ben, B-Dubbs (long story on that one...), or by my username, which (cookie opportunity!) is a reference to a very well-known Sondheim musical. Speaking of Sondheim, I am a musical theatre geek, and dream of performing on Broadway someday. I also enjoy (in particular) writing, especially performance poetry and flash fiction, singing, playing video games (a guilty pleasure, I must admit), reading a good book, and crossword puzzles. I've recently started fencing so that I can lose some weight, and have resolved to name my epeé Freud after you-know-who for you-know-what-reason. (In short, it's long and skinny- so Freud says that WE ASSOCIATE IT WITH A PENIS! And how could I skimp on phallic symbolism with my first sword? :tongue I hope to have a great time posting here!