I've dipped my toes in fandom for a couple of years now, it all started with Final Fantasy 8 on noire sensus and kind of steamrolled from there. I've read countless FF8, FF7, Yami no Matsuie, Ranma, Mirage of Blaze, Harry Potter and House MD fics over the years and contented myself with dabbling in fan art when the fancy struck.
Then something happened back in May, something incredible and Epic and henceforth known as The Fandom That Ruined My Life. The new Star Trek movie was released and after six or seven theater viewings and the metric eff-ton of cash spent on purchasing the movies and TOS dvds I started looking for fic. Next I found the K/S Archive and the Star_Trek_XI Kink meme on LJ. Then I was devouring fic, days and days of glorious fic found for a fandom older than me.
Then somebody posted a prompt to rewrite Denis Leary's A-sshole for ST_XI and I thought: Hey! I love song parodies... I can do that!
And now, after years of avoiding that final slide into fangirl, I am actively writing fanfiction and loving every minute of it.
If, in tens years from now, I'm a gibbering mess of insanity, the powers that be can come here and say "AH. This! This is where it started." XD