I've been on deviantart for over TEN years now. it just crossed my mind seeing some profiles of teenagers who joined only a few months ago that faved some of my pieces.
I joined just after freshman year of high school in 2004
back then there was only a favorites folder. no collections to even organize them
it was before infinite scroll ever existed.
before youtube existed
gosh, the series finale of Friends had just aired
June 8th 2004 was when i joined. i think Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came out in theaters that week. i would've been livid from that. Theres an imdb review I left that week, seething with outrage. Damn, all Harry Potter books weren't even out yet. the SIXTH harry potter book wasn't even out yet. i think that was in 2005. So i woulda been reading all kinds of fan sites with predictions and analyses of things mentioned in the fifth book, and lots of rumors.
and i just feel even weirder when i think that i've had my main yahoo email for almost 20 years. i got it in either 1995 or 1996, after we got our first color computer: Windows '95.
just had to get that out.
there's actually quite a bit of art i have fully scanned in that i could post, but i need to clean them up, and i think i at least want to shade them on a grayscale. it's a bunch of harry potter art I drew 3 or 4 years ago, and i'm quite proud of them, and finally scanned them in last month.