Just an author writing solely to please my own tastes while hoping that others may enjoy coming along for the ride.
I had hoped to be able to post a link to my literotica.com submissions when the time is right, but I have since found out that we can post text stories here as well. I may give my stories a shot here first, or publish them simultaneously in both places. Another thing I may do from time to time is to post shots from my role playing in Second Life or Champions Online.
As for the question of gender and my name "Val," I have intentionally given myself a safety cushion here of a slightly vague name. Is it Val as in Val Kilmer, or Val as in Valerie? I enjoy an air of mystery, so you can take "Val" as you prefer. I do not intend to use DeviantArt as a dating site, so there should be no problem.
I also want to keep my Real Life as completely separate from my edgy online presence as possible. And if a stalker does not know who or what they are stalking, maybe they won't even bother in the first place.
In any case, I will take no offense when anyone assumes me to be of either gender. One of my probably unattainable goals is to be able to write well enough from either gender's perspective that I seem to be that gender. Crazy, I know, but it's so crazy, it just might work! Hehe.
Plus, the harder confession is likely to be my true age, after which there would probably be less concern about gender, haha, but you never know! *smiles*