I recently started showing my younger brothers, ages 7 and 10, some of the shows I watched when I was growing up going on KidsWB, Cartoon Network, Fox Kids, etc. While going through lists of old shows on wiki pages I found Chaotic and nostalgia kicked in.
Around the time the game and show were out I was already in high school (I turn 25 this year) and still loved the watching Saturday morning cartoons and playing trading card games. I remember being hyped and taking part in the 4Kids promotion leading up to the game release to get the promo cards you could only get from the scan quests. Overall, I probably spent somewhere around $300 on cards the first year it was out. I eventually found myself spending my time and money on other things so I only occasionally played online with what cards I already had. As for the show, I watched most of it with a gap or two in between before it ended and really enjoyed it. I have now started watching the show again with my brothers and they love it as much as I did when I first watched it.
Earlier this night I was curious as to what exactly happened to the show and game. A quick google search for 'Chaotic tcg+reddit' surprised me with somewhat recent posts in Chaotic's own sub where I found posts talking about this site. Got here, registered, and started poking around. I couldn't remember my username on the Chaotic site when I registered here but while poking I found the archived forums and remembered a mod had pinned a post I made with trading post suggestions and that's how I found my old Chaotic username, Teckster, while reminiscing on old times and browsing the net for Chaotic related things these past 5-ish hours. It is now a quarter to 7am as I type this sentence and I could use some sleep.
Anyway, I might wake up later with no memory of what sleep deprived me did this night so if I'm not back to post for a while you now know why.