I first started writing fanfiction in June 1995. I wrote by hand in a spiral-bound notebook. I didn't know there was a word for what I was doing until 1997, when I became a part of the online fan community for my favorite Japanese cartoon, Ronin Warriors (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers). Throughout the decades, from middle school to college and adulthood, encompassing anime and novels and movies and TV series, through content bans and strikethroughs and archives of our owns, evolving from tiny webrings and personal websites to massive social media platforms, I have been a part of fandom. I love transformative fiction and don't expect I'll quit anytime soon.