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It's been seven years now since I joined deviantART. I joined because of a boy! Isn't that just how it goes? I went to this tech center in high school for students who showed passion in one specific area. I was in the Digital Communications class along with 7 students from each high school in our district. It's the only way I could have met him, because his school was farther away. He's the one who told me about the site, telling me to check out his gallery if I ever wanted to see his paintings. Oh, I was so smitten.
What's funny is, once I joined the site and started looking around I ended up being much more into his friend's gallery. She drew pandas, how can you deny that?! I don't actually talk to him much anymore at all, but she and I still catch up here on dA now and then, haha.
Moving on, I went to college for computer animation and my creativity blossomed for a full year. I learned more and more about anatomy and how to tweak and exaggerated it to make something fun to look at. I uploaded EVERYTHING until my scanner died on me.
I went on hiatus 2009-2010 and found a lot of my watchers had abandoned me. That was a good lesson to learn. The internet is on a constant update. It will absolutely leave you behind. Staying current and relevant was the reality I had to learn. Of course, life happens, but when you come back you'd better bring your A-game!
I searched for a new way to use the site. Surely there was more to deviantART than just browsing pictures, right? What about writing? Oh! What about rping? And that's when I discovered the GROUPS tab. Haha, oh the wonders that washed over me with such a simple search as "RP."
I used to rp via passing notebooks starting when I was 11 years old. Surely I could jump in somewhere and get in the groove here.
was the first rp group I ever joined on deviantART. It was set up as an overflow group from
which was where most people were trying to get in at the time. I made friends there that I still have today.
and I are all Toy Box originals. XD
Joining an rp group gave me a new creative outlet. I made a character, wrote in real time in a chatroom setting, and drew up all the funny antics and events that went on. I can't say too many of us really knew what we were doing when we started there but it's snowballed into a frenzy ever since.
I am currently a member of 57 groups total. 9 of which are purely rp related. 7 of which I am a founder or co-founder of.
It's art meets people. Digital Communication. We're all connected and inspiring one another. Yes, we can get serious with our groups since now we're in charge of keeping everyone in line, but I'm glad to have this look back into where we all came from. Those simple beginnings that turn into something worth turning your computer on every day. Heck, I'm here more often than facebook!
I love you, deviantART! You've made me a very happy moose.
college days with exaggerated comics and fursonas (featuring
, my then college roommate whom I still keep in touch with)
A 2010 drawing. Coming back strong.
Toy Box rp group app. Gwendella, the octomaid ghost toy.
Most recent group apps. Still rping after all these years.
and you know...every now and then I post up my photography. I've never been trained professionally, but I think if I ever went back to college I'd try for that. Why not upload it to deviantART? It has everything in one place, just like I like it. XD
To all of my old and new friends, I'll say again: I LOVE YOU! Every fave and comment and little suggestion seriously matters the world to me. Now enough of all of this sentiment, IT'S PARTY TIME!