For DeviantART's birthday!!!
I actually discovered DeviantART through various YouTube videos; comic dubs and the ones that show fan art with appropriate music playing in the background. I saw enough of these to where I was finally like "Ok, I like a LOT of these pictures and comics and I want to see where they all come from, give my own opinions and admirations to the people that made them.
And so I did.
I spent a lot of time on DevART without an actual account, as I didn't think I'd be spending enough time here to make one due to my lack or artistic skills. I thought it'd be kind of a waste to make one just for favoring and commenting, as my own submissions page would be constantly blank and make me feel bad. That was about the time I discovered that fanfictions were also accepted unto this site.
I had been praised by my English teachers before about my writing skills that seemed to come almost naturally to me, so I immediately started to write my very first fic (Link and Zelda's Happily Ever After to be exact). I posted it without a second thought, though looking back on it now it's probably the worst thing I've ever written, having no previous experience then and now that I've seen some REALLY amazing works I realized the story is kind of a cheesy drama that's almost soap-opera like. (The ending especially, I kind of shudder thinking about it) I dunno if it can be salvaged, but to be honest there's a slim chance of me actually finishing that one.
Thanks to my time here on DevART I've been able to experience and admire the amazing works of artists an authors, meet some great people and make new friends, and managed to pick up some more skills and "do's-and-dont's" of good fanfic writing. I'm glad DevART is here to help me with all of this, to allow me to continue to appreciate the works of others and find new friendships from people all over the world.