Looking back, I never really expected or planned on joining a site that is dedicated to roleplaying. Before Iwaku I had only ever hosted private roleplays of my own as the GM on ffnet, which now feels so... Limited in terms of what one can do to help improve one's content. I joined because an old RP buddy of mine who was once a player in one of my old RPs mentioned Iwaku. I never really thought of it much since she only mentioned it in an off-hand manner, but since my old roleplay was beginning to go inactive I was finding myself more and more in need of something else to do. She did host a group rp on another site that I became a part of, but once that went more inactive I finally gave in to my curiosity about Iwaku and joined. That was in December 2014. Iwaku surprised me with the black background and colorful prefixes and usernames back then, it certainly looked different from what I was used to. But I liked it. The number of group roleplays, the threads and the forum posts were certainly much more varied and at times intimidating to look at, but it was also pretty exciting. There were a lot of new features and things to make posts look neat and nice, which was always a plus. The Roleplay Resumes though, now those are a great feature. Because I wanted to have a more dedicated and yet easier to manage rp, I looked more into the 1x1 forums. That was where I looked for partners, and I found some nice people to rp with. Back then I was just a little blue star so I remember seeing some teen members around a lot. xD I think some of them are already red stars like me now. I met @Sen in December 2014 as well. To be honest, I just stumbled on her partner search because it looked really nice. xD I never thought the RP would be more than just a liberteen roleplay but it turned out to be so much more, and I'm very happy with what I found and what I built with her. I also joined some group roleplays that I really enjoyed participating in. Back then I was never really very active on the more visible parts of the site, such as General Chatting. I think I only replied more in the Bored Games and Asylum section and only occasionally in General. xD But I remember noticing the people who appeared here often and they were - and still are - all very memorable characters in their own ways. It's fun to look back on early times here, so I would like to ask everyone: How did you discover Iwaku? What were your first impressions of the site? What did or do you like best about Iwaku? Did you have some pretty memorable happenings early on? Funny incidents?