Right. So this is all analise010's fault, really. There was talk of "shameful" fandoms, and I started making a list of all of the fandoms I'd been in, and then I gave up on that and recorded the ones I'd actually spent significant time in. I'd also been chatting with concinnity about fannish origin narratives, and how everyone has their own story, and how so many of us have similar stories. So this is, for no good reason, the long and winding story of my participation in online media fandom, organized by fandom. With pictures. And bonus fic recs from waaaay back in the day.
( Oh god, don't even read. This is what happens when I'm go to my parents' house for the holidays. Beware of image-heaviness. )