You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation. You got a brand new soul and a cross of gold.
Once upon a time a girl discovered something called fan fiction, and spent a rather embarrassing amount of time writing it and pairing off her best friends with their favorite members of their favorite boy bands. And then she discovered that people also wrote fan fiction about television shows and movies that she liked, and she read large quantities of it and rejoiced. She would later end up writing quite a bit of it about a Canadian teen soap and whatever else interested her, until she stopped writing so much and became more of a reader.
And then came that movie about superheroes, and lo, she started writing again.
(I can be found doing my own thing on LJ as supersyncspaz7, Dreamwidth as enamoured, and Tumblr as viewparadise.)