The first forum I ever joined was a Harry Potter fan forum back in 1999. I was 10 years old.
I ended up making a lot of friends, but at some point I didn’t want to talk to them anymore. So instead of just not going on that forum and my IM account anymore, I told a boy who I knew was a gossip that I died, who then told everyone I was dead, and then didn’t go on that forum or IM account anymore.

What was your first forum experience?

First forum? Probably… well, I was invited to a Sonic/fantasy RP forum by a vague acquaintance from tennis class when I was like… 10 or 11. Middle school. It was because I was drawing Maleficent dragon in the lobby when I was waiting for my mom to pick me up.

The weird part is, now that I think about it, the guy was several years older than me. But I guess I didn’t notice. Actually, I never saw the dude after that. But anyway, I went to the site and made a couple of spectacularly bad OCs. But I fit right in because everyone else also seemed to have spectacularly bad OCs.

The Sonic half was pretty typical fancharacter stupidity, while the fantasy portion of the site was a pretty terrible offender because half the characters had completely unpronounceable names with obscene amounts of apostrophes in them. Like… Arh’Knel’Ehyrsi’Gilias or something like that. Or Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way type of names.