According to my parents, when I was three, I wrote a poem about Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, and how he liked to bounce. I suppose that could be considered my first fanwork, even if it consisted mostly of me giggling into a tape recorder.
I suppose I had nowhere to go but up.
When I was nine, I was enamoured with the show "Captain N the Game Master", and would come up with ideas for episodes. Although I never wrote any down, they showed a rudimentary fandom sense, inasmuch as I went over and over them, trying to think of what each character would do in a given situation.
Around the same time, I also loved the Legend of Zelda series, and during my bike rides, would pretend to be Link. I must have been quite a neighborhood sight, stopping every few blocks to fight random 'monsters' with an invisible sword.
Fandom fairly dried up after that, until I was in high school. That was when I got into "Batman: The Animated Series". It was like nothing I had ever seen--dark, action-packed, highly