HGRPG

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Many share the same goal: to create and manage a website that will grow to be successful and well-known, with plenty of active users keeping it afloat. At the mere age of thirteen, I can't say that this was exactly what I was aiming for when I created my website, hungergamesrpg.com (HGRPG). I was simply looking to expand my love of reading and writing through the fantastic series crafted by Suzanne Collins, and creating a site devoted to text-based roleplay, something I'd been enamored with for months, seemed to be a wonderful place to begin. How was I to know that it would eventually blossom into something bigger than I'd ever anticipated?

I discovered my internet niche a little over a year before, on a roleplay forum for Collins's debut series, The Underland Chronicles. My strong appetite for this form of writing seemed insatiable, and a year later I wasted no time in creating a similar website for her subsequent saga, The Hunger Games. It was an exorbitant task for an adolescent who had only recently started eighth grade, but I was more than up for the challenge; what better way to share my love of writing? Though initially lacking the auspicious start I'd hoped for, four years later my brainchild has...

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