Really, thats how it was.
I was fliping through the many stations in cable, when I came across cartoon network. Now a long long time ago there used to be this "happy hour" of sort for these weird cartoon shows that eventuly inculded Naruto, code lioco, and dragon ball Z. But there was one that seemed to own itself, like it was it's own gig and didn't care what the other had to say about it. You know what I'm saying... ONE PIECE.
I first came arcoss it in the from of luffy 5th or 6th (18th or 19th inculding 5 the movies) fight vs. Don Kreig. The punches, the insanity, the BIG ASS BOOMY SPEAR! (and you know mihawk and that crazy stuff)
Wow, was my world knocked on a side, that was so cool. that was so unreal, that was so... wait theres more episodes?
And so it began.