I submitted a Fallout news item on NMA, apparently it came as a shock that an unregistered member could do that. Not that I hadn't joined a million years ago, but I don't even remember what email address or username I had. I seem to recall being unable to join more recently. I think I tried writing a fan fiction for fallout when I was 15 that they actually had on the site for awhile. It was shitty and incomplete, so I don't really count it as my first effort. On the bright side, I do recall it being far more coherent than the Templar/Bren/Fniff stuff.