Yeah, I'm late; but I haven't been on in a while.
I've been on deviantArt since June 20th 2008, and I loved it from the moment I started. Sharing art and making new online friends has been a lot of fun. I'm happy I joined this site; not only because of new friends, but because I might not be back in school if I hadn't joined. The reason why I say that is because 1 particular deviant actually gave me money to take a drawing class a couple years ago. A complete stranger from a different country liked my stuff enough and wanted to help me out so much, that he just gave me money. I didn't even ask, he just offered out of the blue when I had posted a journal about thinking of going back to school. I had never had any interaction with him before that either. I know what you're thinking, why would I take money from a total stranger on the Internet? I hesitated at first, even looked at his profile and noticed that he was apparently a professor from another country who seemed to like giving money to help people. He has since deactivated his account due to the overwhelming number of people asking for handouts and using it for stupid shit (don't blame him there), like plushies for example.
Anyway; I was so touched that he would do that, I think it was just the kick in the ass I needed to get going. So now I'm going for a degree in graphic design.
I wish there was a way for me to contact him, I was hoping to be able to pay him back when I was able to; but now I'm afraid I may never get that chance. Anyway, that's my story.