Hello! I'm Bernuviel, a 27 year old girl from Switzerland. I love Linkin Park (obviously), but unfortunately I don't know any fans in real life. That's why I decided to join the LPA forums. My LP story (sorry that it got so long! xD): I fell in love with LP when I first saw the video to Numb on MTV (must have been 2004/2005). I loved the song (it's still my favourite) and could relate to the girl very much. I was bullied a lot in school and art was my only outlet. Meteora was the first album I ever owned and I listened to it daily. And I loved Minutes To Midnight as well. Somehow I didn't know about Hybrid Theory for a very long time (but I knew In The End!), probably because I didn't have proper internet yet. Also I didn't know much about the band (what they looked like or even their names) - I just enjoyed the music. And then A Thousand Suns was released... My "friends" HATED that album so much! I didn't want to be uncool and so I turned my back on LP for far too long... I'm still mad at myself for that decision. The years went by and I didn't pay much attention to LP. But there were always a couple of their songs on my playlist: Numb (of course!), In The End, What I've Done, Burning In The Skies, Castle Of Glass and A Light That Never Comes. One day, while drawing, I came across a playlist of Hybrid Theory on Youtube and since I liked LP, I decided to give it a listen. Papercut completely blew me away! The whole album was a masterpiece! How could I ever turn my back on them?! I decided to finally stand for what I loved and started following the band on Facebook. This was in early 2017 and they were just releasing Heavy (which I thought was very beautiful). But I already saw that people started the same hate for the new album that ATS got. While One More Light was a softer and poppier album than the ones before, I still thought that it was nice. I loved Talking To Myself, Battle Symphony and Sharp Edges right away. And One More Light (the song) made me cry. This time I would stay, even if everybody else seemed to hate the album. I finally started to learn about the bandmembers and their history. I watched interviews & LPTV and realised that not only their music is great, but their personalities are as well. All the members seemed so funny and kind! Not at all intimidating, like some of their songs. They became heroes to me and somehow, they've always been with me... Their music has helped me in my darkest times. So I decided I had to see them live. And I did. Some extremely lucky circumstances lead to me being at the Southside Festival in June 2017 - their last show in Germany. They played so many of my beloved songs! I absolutely loved every second of it and it's save to say that it was the happiest day of my life. And just a month later, the tragedy happened... I couldn't believe it. I still can't. And I was angry at myself: Why didn't I support them since the beginning? Was I even allowed to grieve? I barely knew anything about them! I must have been the lousiest fan ever. But then I met the LP family (on Tumblr and Twitter) and they were the nicest, most supportive people I've ever known. And it's no wonder, having role models like LP! Finally I found where I belong. Thank you, LP!