How about the story of how I first joined the forum?:
In ye olden times, back when the Tigervespamon event first came around, my team was initially trashed by it. Rather than get upset, I decided to look online, to see if I could find someone, somewhere who could tell me what I was doing wrong; that led me here to the forum.
From then on, I would check out the forum every so often, but I didn't actually join until really late March, and it was the Easter art contest that brought me. I don't do Facebook, but my Mom does, so she had told me about it, and I was going to use her account to submit my entry for it... only, being the dingbat that I am, I messed up on the deadline for it, so I was too late.
Then I remembered from one of my previous visits to the forum that there was a little (and at that time, rather neglected) Art Topic, so I figured "why not join and post my picture there instead?" For even though I wasn't able to enter the contest, it had given me something: it made me WANT to draw again, a feeling that I had sort of lost the previous year due to a combination of burnout from trying to get too many pictures ready for an art show, and having a very special picture that I had done being insulted, albeit unintentionally (I think), by someone in another group that I'm part of.
And that's how I came to join, and while I'm not sure how much I really contribute to the rest of the forum, at least I know that I can always add something to the Art Topic
(still working on my Junomon pic, and I'm beginning to see why I've never found any other fan art of her, but I'm determined to finish her to prove that I'm better than I think I am)