My name is Mary, I'm British, and I've been a Phantom fan for a lot of years. My favourite telling of the tale is the ALW stage show, but let's not forget Gaston Leroux, without whom there would have been no story to discuss.
I'm still trying to find where all the Phantom people have gone since the old PhantomoftheOpera forum closed. (A disaster beyone imagination...)
I had some problems getting on here; when I first joined, the site wouldn't let me post. I had to send PMs to the staff to get it sorted, so if there are any new members with the same problem, do try that. The board will allow personal messages, even when it won't allow posts. My thanks to IamErik771 and Raoul de Chagny for sorting it out.
Commercial break! I have written a Phantom novel, which you can find on Amazon: "An Unexpected Kindness," by Mary Webster. However, it hasn't sold many copies, and I'd really like a wider readership, so I'm currently posting it on FanFiction.net, under my usual internet name MarySkater. You can read it there free.
I hope we can find a few things to chat about here.