My real name is Cory Parkinson, I'm 20 years old, and have been a LotR fan since the age of 5, when first I read the books with my father. He read them to me until I was able to read, then I read them to him. I've followed the films extensively and anxiously await the Hobbit films. I am in the process of learning Elvish...albeit slowly, lol.
I attended the University of Michigan for a time, but had to withdraw due to health problems. I am disabled by a genetic disorder that has caused me to have numerous major surgeries on my heart and my leg (due to bleeding).
My family is in the process of moving to CA, from here in Chicago, to a warmer clime where my fibromyalgia and other pain might be eased by it.
At UM, I was a music composition major at the School of Music, Theatre and Dance. I was the only freshman composer accepted at this prestigious school in an even more renowned department of famous and successful American composers. My major instruments are voice (bass-baritone) and piano. I have won over 10 awards for my compositions, and have been equally lauded for my singing. I'm not a concert pianist, but I am quite proficient and am an excellent sightreader, which makes me a good accompanist/collaborative pianist.
I do not know what is next for me. I may choose to finish my music composition undergraduate degree at one of the UC branches, take the required science courses at a community college to enter med school, then go to medical school and become a diagnostician, cardiologist, or psychiatrist. Who knows what the future may bring, but I hope to have a little fun on this great site.
I hope you've liked the little fictitious bio I created for myself. My current Elven name actually begins with the Elvish equivalent to "Cory" and the last is a form of "wise." Cory means ravine/river in Scottish/Celtic, so I extrapolate the translation, in an effort to be more Elvish-sounding, to be "River of Wisdom." I know my fictitious back-history may be incongruous with the history of Middle Earth, and what many of you may have going on for yourselves, but I thought it was cool, lol--reason enough for me!
I look forward to getting to know you!