So, where do I start?
My first encounter with deviantART nearly coincides with its birthday. It was August 6th 2003 - yes, eleven years ago yesterday! - when I first logged in. Just to give an idea about the size of the site back then: my first deviation, submitted September 10th 2003, was deviation no. 2.990.147 submitted to the site. Now, 11 years later, there are some 473.925.000 deviations on the site.
These 11 years have left quite an impression on me, too. In those years, I've followed hundreds of deviants, faved and commented on thousands of deviations, posted thousands of comments and deviations myself. DeviantART introduced me to hundreds of things, and in doing so helped me improved my own deviations, whether it was drawing, cosplay, modelling or photography.
But foremost... deviantART allowed me to meet many, many wonderful people, whether it was just online or in real life. People who often showed me the very best of them; people who brought me a smile when I most needed it; people who helped me improve myself and my art; and people who inspired me.
So here is to all of you out there, those who have helped and inspired me; those who faved and commented; to all those awesome people and wonderful friends out there:
THANK YOU, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!