I was into things before I knew what a fandom was. Advance Wars, however, was the first thing I personally called a fandom, and I definitely participated in it heavily. Forums, fanart, fanfiction, I did it all. Now, five years later, I’m not raving mad about it anymore but it’s still a game series I absolutely adore. Definitely gotta draw it more again.
Also, Hawke, I tip my hat to you for being my first fictional crush back when. How time flies!