Homeschoolcool is a NaNoer who lives in California (USA), is currently sixteen years old, and joined in October 2008 but did not become an active member of the NaNo community until early 2011. His real name is Nathaniel, but some people call him Sasha, Nat, Nate, Ell, Piper, Copper, HSC, or--as his username implies--Homeschoolcool.
Despite their username, Homeschoolcool is not homeschooled. He was homeschooled from third grade through eighth grade, during which time he made his NaNoWriMo account. He thought the username "homeschoolcool" was a good username, because he thought that he, homeschooling, and homeschooled people were especially cool. In ninth grade, he returned to traditional school. He has kept his account because he sees no reason to replace it and because secretly he's really proud of his join date and feels like such a veteran.
Nathaniel loves writing quite a lot, though he sometimes have trouble motivating himself to do so. He writes young adult liftic, better known as writing with no market (which nobody reads), and sometimes poetry (which almost nobody reads). He also writes news articles for a school newspaper (which nobody reads), and essays about various writings (which nobody but his AP Language and Composition teacher reads).
Nathaniel loves to read as well and mostly reads classics. He reads at a very slow and careful pace, but he really enjoys stories and language. His favorite books include the following:
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo
- The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fizgerald
- The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James
- The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston
- Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges
- The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro
- The Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien
Interests, Identities, and Misc.Edit
Besides writing and reading, Nathaniel likes playing the clarinet, Shakespeare, Latin, history, and Minecraft. He posts occasionally on the QUILTBAG, Budding Poets' Society, Pencils to Paper, Trans* Kid Group, and Loser Club threads, but does not permanently stick to any social group. To tell the truth, he doesn't go on NaNo that much anymore.
He is bi/pansexual (attracted to pretty much any gender) but leans more toward females. He is also a trans male (maybe non-binary). He uses male pronouns (he/him/his) and is also fine with neutral ones (they/them/their).
Nathaniel is an atheist in terms of beliefs, but part Jewish and part Christian in terms of ethnicity and ancestry. He is a democrat who finds some elements of Marxism, LaVeyan Satanism, and other -isms to which he does not fully commit himself interesting.
He was nominated by NaomiK as Person Of The Month of September 2013, for working on the wikia a lot.
Nathaniel has been an official unofficial editor as of July 9, 2013. His particular role is to be a copy editor is you like serious, formal titles or a member of the grammar police if you don't.