Oh look! It's an Ali.
It's dA's birthday, which means it'll be my dAnniversary here soon too and will mark ten years since joining up. A decade of deviance.
Great, now I feel old.
My dA story isn't abnormally fabulous, it isn't extraordinarily awesome, it is not in any way uncommon...and that's the coolest thing ever.
Look, my best friend was found through dA. Hell, the majority of my close friends are dA people. A very long and healing relationship was found on dA. I've gotten jobs because under my volunteer section on my resume was DeviantArt: Gallery Director (back in the day when we were directors. branding. it matters)
I could sit here and list a billion names of a billion people who have helped me become me and OH would you look at that, if I did they'd be notified but it would literally be a list of over one hundred people.
dA, for whatever else it is, is a place where people with common interests can come together and build relationships and they're lasting and meaningful and so much more than a screen name.
So I'll tell you, if you're waffling on whether or not to go or host a devmeet: Do it.
Just do it.
You will be amazed at the people you will meet, the bonds you will make, the things you will learn.
People make family here, every day, in ever corner of every community, in every country, in every city.
I am, in no way, extraordinary in this.
Let's face it, that's pretty fucking cool.
Love you bitches.
now come find me on facebook/twitter/instagram
Mood: dA Love
Reading: the collective works of Hemingway
Watching: Orphan Black
Eating: sriracha cashews
Drinking: tea, like a boss