I use my LJ as a place to talk about writing and game design more than I do about my life (though the most recent posts have primarily been about my novel, so the game-writing is due for an update soon). I haven't had time to really poke around the LJ communities yet, so I've only found one or two RPG-related groups, and this seemed like a good one to join :-)
I've played a lot of different games over the years, and collected a lot more. My favorite settings are Planescape and Earthdawn, for their atmospheres; currently, my favorite ruleset is the Cortex system. My favorite weird system is probably Everway, though Amber Diceless looks fun to me too. I tend to like mystery/horror (as opposed to slasher/horror) as a genre, have done some studies in the areas of crime fiction and the works of H.P. Lovecraft, and I have an interest in all things steampunk as well.
And I'm always interested in meeting new gamers; see ya in the world,