I'm Arya. I've been playing Ars Magica since a friend introduced me to it in... 2001? If you can't tell from my house rules, my sympathies lean towards Bjornaer (because I'm a hippie animal-hugger) and Mercere (because they're basically the Sicilian Mafia! and I love mobster movies).
I prefer to read low fantasy; you may find my storytelling style likely influenced by what I read, so my favourite authors: Scott Lynch (I wanna BE Locke Lamora when I grow up!), George R. R. Martin (yes, that's where "Arya" came from), and Joe Abercrombie.