Re: help me!omfg!
I don't actually remember when I started using the Internet frequently, but it was a lot younger than most of you guys. Single-digit age, I'm sure. Started out when my brother introduced me to GameTalk, a site with seperate forums for every game imaginable; specifically, I started out on a forum for a PSone Yugioh game, but then I found GT's equivalent of a Spam Zone. If it gives you an idea of how lame we were back then, my brother's name there was mysterio425 - so that on the off-chance the girl he had a crush on went there, she wouldn't know it was him.
Somewhere along the way, I got enticed into going to Gaia Online. My name there was FlameBoltWave, which I changed a year or two later to Departed Memories, which isn't really much of a step up. If you know what Gaia Online is, you know it sucks, and that most people there are fucking morons, but being one of those morons, I was too stupid to realize it. Even the people on Gaia who consider themselves better than the noobs are still lame.
Eventually I stopped going for two reasons; one, it was sucking up my precious free time, and two, everyone else there sucked. After abstaining from forums for a while, I found NL, and the rest is history.