As per the forum's rules and requirements, I'm making a posting in the Introductions board, how about that?
So my ABDL handle of choice is "Some Thing" which dates back to 2001 when I started getting involved in these...kinds...of activities on the Internet. The name "Some Thing" came from the original DPF.com discussion boards that asked for a separate first and last name. I knew better than to put my real name down and I quickly thought up "Some Thing" and the name stuck. You'll notice my name here is "TheOriginalSomeThing" because clearly some prat has nabbed that name before me. To shame!
I was 13 at the time, spending copious amounts of time being mentally scarred by websites made by 40 and 50-somethings dressing up like little girls. I only identified as a "teen DL" at the time, based on my life's obsession with nappies and the various subsequent shenanigans it's taken me into. My sexuality was not formed at that point and I had not recognised a sexual interest in them, just a desire to be my younger self and in nappies. I did find myself developing erections in response to some of the less disgusting ABDL photos on the Internet.
Some time around 2002 I joined the original TeenBabyNet, back when it had a pink website design and there was about 50 or so members (maybe less), I wasn't in the top 10 posters, but most people recognised me and I made a few friends there. In 2003 the website wiped its database and adopted a grey colour scheme, I didn't re-register for the website because I found other interests...
...that being furry. In 2003 I saw the "Plushies and Furries" documentary on Channel 5 (I'll let everyone know that the P+F docu on C5 is a good 20 minutes longer than the infamous MTV version aired in the USA in 2002, and is a lot more edgier (in the words of the docu's producer, who I personally contacted to find out why we had a different version)). When I was 9 or 10 I saw The Wizard of Oz and I remember a scene in the Munchkinland section where munchkin "chicks" appear to emerge from hibernation or eggs and I realised that I wanted to be like those cute things, all curled up and snug and stuff; but I put those thoughts to the side until I saw that documentary. I had earlier known about babyfurs from those who posted on TBN and the DPF boards (and Kari's Playground, as linked to from Deeker's website, now gone from the Internet, thank God) so I had a general idea what it was about. I decided to dive into the deep end and joined my local furry group (small by today's standards, about 80 furries within a 50 mile radius of my nearest major city) and spent too much time on Furnet IRC. (I'll mention that my furry nickname was not "Some Thing" but something else entirely, just in case anyone's wondering). I liked furry at the time, because it was so small and exclusive.
My interest in furry and babyfur caused me to neglect "pure" ABDL and I found myself exploring my ABDL side exclusively through furry, my first "daddies" (I was in a "babyfur family") were all furries, for example. I took diapers to furmeets and met with other babyfurs, and so on.
All this was all before I even turned 17. Throughout my time in furry I did find myself rubbing shoulders with some famous names in the fandom and babyfur (if you can call them "famous", but I mean popular artists, well known personalities, that kind of thing). I had char pics made, my character appeared in a number of furry stories (without me even asking in some cases), and I was a trusted friend of many.
Just before I hit 18 (late 2005) I recognised that furry wasn't the best thing to happen in my life: I saw it taking time away from more important things and because I joined furry purely on the illusion of its exclusivity I found it emotionally stressful to see so many people joining (as a general idea: I'm in the first 100 members of UKFur, now there's over 10,000). I also recognised that I wasn't a proper furry: I was in it mainly for the role-play and (if I were to be given the opportunity) fursuiting, and hardly ever the art. I also found things increasingly distasteful (furmeets turned from innocent socials to excuses to meet other people for unsavoury sex) and the negative vibes you get from 'normal' furries who automatically assume babyfurs are paedophiles made it harder to make friends when I was my "true" self.
So from 2005 to 2009 I cut myself off from both ABDL and furry entirely. I'm glad for the clarity it gave me. But in 2009 I found myself back again, after a chance encounter with some diaper pics I happened across by chance, I was like a former alcoholic now downing champagne like there was no tomorrow. After my mental binge I was now in possession of a few hundred pounds' worth of vintage diapers, which I still have, completely untouched (and don't even fit me anymore).
In late 2009 I joined the DailyDiapers forums and found myself going to regional AB "munch" meets, I made a few friends that way (and met some old ones from my 2003-2005 days too, surprisingly) and found myself having positive feelings towards things like AB clothing where I previously found it off-putting, so lately I bought myself some onesies, shirts, terry nappies, and other accessories. I'll stress that AB is not a fetish for me, only the diapers are: the AB paraphernalia are all "comfort items".
I'm joining ADISC because I feel I might be missing out on what this community has to offer (it's significantly larger and more active compared to DailyDiapers, for example). I'm not really looking for friends I'll admit. You might be able to tell from my tone that I'm not keen on these mandated introduction threads. Oh well.
Right now I continue to identify as a DL with AB tendancies. My interests as an AB stem mostly from a bad case of nostalgia from when I was younger (I remember when I was 12 I wanted to be 9, when I was 9 I wanted to be 6 again, at 6 I wanted to be 3). As for furry: I'm not above an occasional bit of RP with people I'm familar with, but I'm not interested in vanilla furry at all. I do find that certain babyfur art pictures do interest me in a "must stare at the cuteness for hours" way (nothing perverted, sorry) but I'm wary of doing anything in furry in case it takes me to places I don't want to be.
So yeah. "Hi".