I am a (gasp!) 24 year old female Potterphile currently living in Illinois. As a graduate student pursuing a PhD in chemistry (yes it really is as boring as it sounds... well not really but if I were to elaborate you would REALLY classify me as a geek!!), I desperately require diversions from the real world!! No seriously, fanfic and my crazy Potter obsession have kept me from totally losing it over the past few months... so thanks in advance to all those excellent writers... you have kept one more person from losing her marbles!!