I got into the shard after reading Oathbringer for the first time. I had just finished it and I was looking at the Stormlight wiki (separate from the Coppermind, which I did not know existed) to look up a few things about the series which I didn’t understand.
Boy was I opening a can of worms.
I remember looking up Zahel and wondering who this “Vasher” guy was, and why I was being redirected to him. Then I found out about Hoid, the shards, and Cosmere in quick succession. At that point I immediately started reading Mistborn, and, eventually, the whole Cosmere.
Anyway, during that whole time, Instarted listening to Shardcast and reading the shard. I don’t remember how exactly I found it, but I’m glad I did.
Without Shardcast to pretty much explain how the Cosmere works to me, I definitely would not be as much of a fan as I am now. I’ve been listening to Shardcast for over two years, now, and lurking on the shard for probably more than half that time.
The reason I finally made an account was actually a few things. I wanted to discuss the RoW spoiler chapters, I wanted to get the Aether of Night manuscript, I wanted to play some Sanderson elimination, and I wanted to comment on the Iconar Collective chapters by @Channelknight Fadran. I’ve only ended up doing half those things, but I’m still loving being here.
Fun memories? I once had such a bad giggle fit over some of the posts on Google Translate: Cosmere Edition that I tried to tell my family about the thread but couldn’t get through a single sentence without breaking down in laughter.