This is a 20SomethingWriters prompt.
I was a junior in high school when I got hooked on one of my favorite TV shows of all time: Digimon. (You laugh but I would still watch it if I could.) I was enthralled by the show and always wished I had my own Digital Monster as a pet/friend. (Personally, I wanted an Agumon.) My friends laughed at me but I knew they secretly watched the show too. (I caught Terry humming the theme song once.)
I would check out the official Digimon site and then the unofficial sites each day. I always wanted to be a contributor (evidence of me being a NIT: nerd in training). One of my favorite site was digital-monsters.com (yes, I remember the URL) and they had a online RPG using a BBS. I signed up and started to play.
It was there when I began to get involved with “being online” and made friends with people, including the administrator/designer of the BBS. Sure enough, after my Thanksgiving meal 2001, he appointed me as administrator with him. Next thing I knew, he asked me to redesign the game and take over. W00T! I was a big shot!
Being the head guy at the RPG, I would “hire” people to help me moderate the board and the game. We would have games, events and random story lines that I would create for the whole RPG to play. I had over 3,000 people on their edge of their seat, wondering what awesome stuff I would do next. It was on the RPG that I met (URL and then 4 years later, IRL) one of my best friends.
During my Digimon fandom days, I started to create a Digimon database called, the Digibase (creative, I know). I was able to catalog over 400 Digimons. Unfortunately, it never went live because I had a few competitor websites who kept on stealing my ideas.
To this day, I still love Digimon. I found full episodes on YouTube back in the pre-LonelyGirl15 days. I was an archivist, so I was scanning pictures dating back to the 1920s, while watching Digimon. Oh, how I wish I could go back to those fun days. I wanted to be Tai and have my own Agumon. What was your childhood animated character that you wish you were or wanted to have?