I browsed /a/ when I was very young,and was desperate for anyone to discuss anime with. Watched Haruhi when it was at its peak and fell in love with otaku culture. I started browsing /jp/ sometime in highschool, but only participated in the 2hu threads, mostly lurked.
About 3 or so years ago, some tf2 spy youtuber who draws pron, made an announcement on their community tab that the first chapter of Higu was free on steam and everyone should read it.
Started it on a whim one summer morning and was instantly sucked in, was terrified and had never felt more immersed in a VN or horror story. I always noticed these threads on /jp/ but didn't want Higu spoiled so I avoided them, and swore I'd come back when I'd finished.
About a year or so from when I started, I finished Higu and fulfilled my promise. I make one or two posts in every thread, if there's something funny or worth talking about. I didn't think they'd be so unique but I've grown to love them. Its like our own personal circle of hell, just for us 07th fans. Its much better than trying to interact with obnoxious karma whoring redditards or narcissistic self-righteous twitterfags.
Read Umineko next after about a year, currently re-reading it now. Read Ciconia when it came out, and I'm slowly making my way through 07th's other works, along with all the extra content for Higurashi and Umineko.