Since I'm very new to this portion of APUG--I'm usually in the '35mm camera' forum, I'd like to speak/write of what's happening to me since I've begun using a wet dark-room for my Photography level 1 class in college.
I'm about to begin my 12th week of a 16-week long semester. When I began this "adventure" within the dark-room on-campus, I was nervous as a new-born kitten!!:o I still get apprehensive of loading the film onto those reels!! The only saving grace I had was to: practice practice practice!!! I am, finally, getting more adept at this 'loading' business; not prefect, but decidedly better!
In my estimation, the most fun part is to see the image go from what appears, to the unaided eye, on RC paper, as blank to what I had seen in the viewfinder of my camera, while in the development fluid. That's when I feel I am a magician of sorts--or at least an alchemist!!
Photography so rocks!! Long live film photography!!!