A call was heard and I am eager to answer.
Happy to be here, although I am not elven kind myself. While I have signed up to the forum under the name Atlas, I may also be called Wicker. Preferring the latter in most circumstances. One could say I am still in a position where I am unsure how to express myself in certain contexts. Names, to me, are strange things. They have no real meaning other than to momentarily identify a being's presence in the mind of another. In that way, I find names to be liminal, transitional, and largely unimportant.
My nature is chimerical. In the pursuit of accuracy, Grotesque would be the correct identifier. Although most would not know the meaning, and thus I opt to use Gargoyle. The connotations of the former, especially in the times of which it was attributed to my kin, are also discouraging in some respects. I am not of stone, but of flesh and blood, tooth and claw. Of the earth. A decade and a half of self exploration and there is still so much more to know.
My spiritual journey has been full of many things, and I have traveled much in days since past. The earth called to me some years ago and now I am service of the mother until so passes the timely end of this temporary, mortal binding. It is likely due to this that I am often drawn to gatherings of other earthly kin and find them to be great company. Well, I find most beings to be of great company with the right intent I suppose.
One could say that I have a working theory on most paths, and I am always open to discuss the natures and energies of this world with others. My hope is to continue my exploration of this world through yet another winding road.
When it comes to "normal" pursuits, I am engaged heavily in philosophy, machine learning, programming, and computer gaming.
Glad to be here, and may my whispers find the right ears.