In the 5th grade I went looking for Digimon pictures on the internet and I came across an anime website called "Lelola" (www.lelola.net) owned by a girl named Pan-Chan. For years this was my anime hub. The anime she reviewed and had little subsections on introduced me to anime in general. Gundam Wing Ouran High School Host Club, Naruto, Weiss Kreuz, Yu-Gi-Oh, CardCaptors, DN Angel and Fushigi Yuugi to name a few. She also did a section on cosplay, which was pretty much my first insight into cosplay and cons, and it is because of her review of Anime North that I went onto Youtube looking for videos of cons and cosplay videos.
Last year, I found a comment complimenting my Naruto cosplay from Pan-Chan from her Cosplay.com account. I couldn't believe it, things had come full circle.
A few months ago i went back to Lelola and saw that it had been shut down, the archive is still there though, and boy is it nostalgic. For my cosplay of Tamahome, I went back to the archive and read his character biography on the site. Even without seeing mucn Fushigi Yuugi, I know so much about it thanks to Lelola.
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