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So, it would seem that yesterday was the day that kicked me over to five whole years on deviantART...

I've been on this website since I was 12 years old, and I'm now 17. This website and the friends and relationships I've made - those more temporary, those more permanent - have all so greatly affected my development as a person, it's difficult to express in words quite how I should feel about it all. At the very least, and I suppose it could go without saying, I can surely say I would not be remotely the same person I am today without this website and what some of the art I've seen has, some of the communities I've dipped into have, and some of the people I've had cyber-shenanigans with have done.
    I believe I remember what brought me to deviantART. About five years ago (perhaps unsurprisingly...) I visited my auntie and was introduced to the game Super Smash Bros. Brawl - I can even recall my initial reaction, being unfamiliar with the majority of characters, but obviously familiar with Mario, Bowser, and Link; I remember playing a few games quite hesitantly but being very interested in the game, possibly remembering then a few conversations with some friends praising it as a great game. Eventually, we got a Wii, but I didn't get Brawl after largely forgetting about it. I can't remember all details, but I did ultimately eagerly receive the game and, avoiding unprosaic uncertainties, came to hungrily searching the game online, realising my dire love for it. It of course was not long before I realised that most of the images I came across were hosted on the same website - deviantART. It was similarly not too long before I realised that to view a number of works of art, I needed an account - and so I made one.
    To summarise, understanding both that I'm awfully tired and can't be particularly bothered to write much more and that nobody really gives two tosses, if it wasn't for that outing to my aunt's and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I wouldn't have come across fan-fiction, which has perhaps driven me to write more than I would have, and I wouldn't have come across the art, which has certainly driven me to at least practise drawing, and I wouldn't have been introduced to iScribble - the website which, in conjunction with deviantART, helped me form relationships with DarkPrincessZelda, MoNugisa, KaatheBigSnake, Kydeka, Leafions, and so so many other people that have shaped me in small and great ways - helping a small, strange and illiterate autistic boy develop into a larger, stranger, slightly more literate autistic nearly-man-child. I can't thank you all enough, I suppose. :heart:
    To avoid sentiment fermenting into pretentiousness, I might just cut it there; I could drone on for thousands of words about all the people I've met through dA and what each of them has meant to me and, well, 'taught' me, but I think I've expressed enough how greatly my inner and outer being has been shaped, having been ingested by the internet and submitted to all its bowels and enzyme-people. :meow:
    inb4 tl;dr or no comments

i'm not even sure I want to read through any of that lest I vomit or decide to close this tab without submitting it gurrhuhh it doesn't matter charles, nobody will read it - it's far too intimidating a block of text
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: good lord that 'sentimental' emote is awful
  • Reading: you get the idea
  • Watching: ples tlk to me
  • Playing: mehhhh
  • Eating: ...i love you
  • Drinking: luls
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KaatheBigSnake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shut up, it hasn't been that long you derp. *comforting paps*

Though I am really glad this time has shaped you in a positive way, and hopefully that path will continue as even more time passes~
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
it's been long enough feughhhhh

We'll see, I suppose. At the very least, it's in the past, so any negative bits aren't particularly worth mulling over. :P
But what can I say? Without dA, I wouldn't have been able to meet you, you adorable wittle thing you~ :iconshaplz:
KaatheBigSnake Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Uhh, to the contrary.

IScribble is p fuckin hurt at that comment.
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
deviantART brought me to iScribble ahue
egrfoaweg Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hahaha! What a great five years it's been. We're all very proud of you and how much you've grown. It's too bad that the SSBB!! board hardly exists anymore and the time we all have on Deviantart is so limited (no thanks to all this college work) but I'm glad to see you're doing much more than okay, Ninja. :meow:  Hopefully you'll get to spend more time with everyone who's helped you advance and mature into the slightly more literate autistic nearly-man-child you are today. :) 

Don't stop rockin'! :iconyeahplz:

Sincerely, emote man
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

I'm still just about able to maintain good contact with a number of people, so I'm not alone yet. =P
I just hope I'll be able to meet more in real life in the future - I doubt I'll be rich, but I think I can be frugal enough... :shrug:

How've you been? Obviously, college can be tough - but I'm sure you're working hard to play hard. :eyes:
egrfoaweg Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, I'm glad you're not alone just yet! Loneliness is a bummer. (You don't say, egrfoaweg?)

Frugal sounds good. It's better than nothing, right? :shrug:

Well, college is more time consuming than it is tough, and I still have time to draw for my own leisure which is pretty cool. Professors are probably the strangest people I've met in my entire lifetime... :iconwoahplz: I'm madly in love with my course, though. It's what I've wanted since I was a kid, which means no amount of strange professors shall keep me from graduating. :heart:

Now you tell me about your college life :iconmabelpinesplz: 
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
University'll be interesting... :paranoid:

I like the idea of being independently frugal - it'll be like a game! =P
I always feel obliged to eat food on my plate at home, so when that's 'controlled' by a parent, it's easy to overeat. With my own money, I think I'd be able to ration myself better - maybe keep a fitter state of body. :P

Ah, yeah - tedious, time-consuming but menial tasks. ugh :saddummy:
What're you studying, again? :O

I haven't gone to a college, I'm not in a college, and I probably won't find myself at a college any time soon. :dummy:
egrfoaweg Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Food is the most amazing thing. I feel your pain. Stare

And I agree! With your own money, you'll be able to keep yourself from overeating. I've seen it happen to all of my friends and within weeks, especially the ones that stay at dorms. They lost around 5-10lbs in that time. I am a dummy!

I'm still overeating, though, but that's fine since I lose all the fat by running between classes. Nuu  

I'm studying Industrial Design! It's a course that requires you to produce titanic amounts of technical drawings of everything man-made, every damn day. Cross sections are a living hell, I tell you. Stare 

Also, it sounds like a pretty good life you've got there! Free of college...and cross section drawings...

QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And Christmas, recently! We just bought loads of food that never got eaten because I'm the only one in this damn house that eats what needs to be eaten regarding eat-by dates. euUUGH

I look forward to that - Universities with good walking routes, nice surroundings to walk around. :dummy:

Oh, yes! I was close to doing an architecture course myself, so looked at structural engineering, general engineering and similar courses myself. I want to get into structural drawing myself as a hobby (as all I can draw is architecture/landscapes FUCK LIVING THINGS) - might try harder in Uni, if music and writing as hobbies don't take all time... guhhhhhhhh
Upload some drawings from your course! I'd love to see them, even if you and/or your teacher thinks they're shite. :lmao:

Well, you might think - but I'd love to see you suffer at the hands of my Chemistry course and its 21-page-long specification (the Physics one is only 4-5 pages... and the 21 pages for Chemistry don't even include the Individual Investigation ._. ). :lol:
Speaking of which, I ought to do some more coursework for. Or, failing that, REVISION FOR TOMORROW'S IMPENDING TEST OF DOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMmMmMmM
egrfoaweg Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
God, walking is the best. Great exercise and extremely therapeutic (with music). Heart  

There's a cool site I know for practicing technical drawings useful to both designers and engineers! La la la la 

The site is pumped full of blueprints and vectors and features the blueprints of everything from humans to science fiction vehicles and everything in between. 

I'm a fan of your trance tracks! Please don't stop making music! Love

Also, I'll be uploading the plates from my course once I get my scanner fixed! THE DARN THING'S BEEN BUSTED SINCE I MADE THE egrfoaweg ACCOUNT. But when it does get repaired, I will show you my awesome portfolio of mediocre masterpieces (most of which hardly meet my professor's standards). rip (i'll now be hitting the POLICY VIOLATION REPORT BUTTON!) 

OH GOD. THOSE TWO WORDS. IN THE SAME SENTENCE. "TOMORROW" AND "TEST". THEY CAN ONLY MEAN DEATH AND SUFFERING. The words "impending" and "doom" just seal your coffin even tighter with and extra layer of cement.
MAY THE LORD HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOUL. I'll be your huckleberry! 
QuintonCharles Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've never found walking and listening to music that great. I think I just feel too threatened, and don't mind listening to the surroundings anyway. :shrug:

Huh... interesting! :O
I'd prefer buildings though. :lmao:

Pfft~ :iconblushplz:
Would you ever buy any, if I uploaded some to Bandcamp? :meow:

Damn! D:
I like how you copy and paste your own username heuauheu

the test went alright i guess
didn't hand in the coursework though ffs
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