All right, this will be my first post in a new forum, so I should introduce myself. My name is Cory, user name Peytan E. Hilbert, and I'm just another fan of One Piece. Really I'm not actually good at doing these kind of introductions, despite the fact that I love to type, but I feel like doing something a little different here. So... here I go:
Anyway, I am a fan-fic writer that's working on making my own original story (and I might do something to discuss and maybe promote it here if I could make a thread) and I do have my own One Piece fan-fic, but that's in the process of a re-write. I also might do a thread on that, hopefully to spike some readers for it once I get back to really writing it (and also have some momentum in my other stories that I have).
I got into One Piece some time ago, back in 2004 I think, and my first encounter was with the American Shonen Jump and that was right after the Baratie arc, getting ready for the Arlong arc. The anime, on the other hand, was the 4Kids dub and... well, I got stuck watching it on Toonami and didn't really watched the FUNimation dub until this year, back in May. I consider the One Piece Rap a guilty pleasure of mine.
And my username comes from my main character in my fan-fic. And just to note: I am fleshing him out, hopefully making him fit in the universe, and no he's not modeled after me.
... That should be it. Hopefully I'll be a contributor and support the fandom. Until then, I'll be slaving over my work and getting that ready for its launch.