I missed my dA "birthday" (March 11), so it comes as a bit of a surprise to find out I've been here for 8 years!!
When I first joined dA waaaay back in 2006, it was only so I could set the "mature" filter off to see the artwork some of the posters at the Amaz0ns forum were showing. For a couple of years, I actually avoided being more active because, quite frankly I'm not fond of the "deviant" part of deviantART's name, and didn't want to be too closely associated with a site that I thought at the time was created as a showcase for porn art. (I've since found out how surprisingly prudish dA's standards are concerning erotic art.)
But I did take the plunge, and now, 746 "deviations", over 3,000 watchers and 2,171,000 page views later, I'm glad I did. There are some really cool and great people here, and I thank you all for your watching, your faves, and your comments! (Well, except for that one left by some jerk who as much as said that because women like Tetsuko and Sonya can't exist in real life, I have no business drawing them.)
And now, to quote Peter Sellers from The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, "on to the next bit."