Hello there, I'm also a migrant from reddit.
I never considered going to an alternate website from reddit, but in light of all the default subreddits going private, the apparent incompetence of the reddit admins, and the childishness of the reddit community in general, I decided to look elsewhere and thus came across here.
The slower pace of this website considering its smaller size has caught me off guard at first, but i'm very impressed by the users here who seem to pretty mild-mannered and focused on quality discussion.
I live in the great state of Virginia and I will be attending George Mason University this fall where I plan to major in Geographic Information Systems. I'm pretty interested in geopolitics and news in general, which I guess would make me a political junkie. :) I consider myself as a centrist by the American political spectrum. My hobbies I guess are playing cello, working out, and researching politics or history. I also took Japanese for four years in high school, but I kind have forgotten a lot of it since then.