Huh...looking at my profile, I guess I've been here about 8 years now. Doesn't seem quite that long, honestly. xD Anyway, I've seen a few other people share their DA stories and figured I'd join in. So, to start, I suppose I should explain why I chose the above pic to display in my journal. I don't know if it's the first one I've seen, but it's the earliest one in my favorites gallery. It's a portrayal of a Naruto character I used to RP as on Gaia and was drawn by my good friend, Dini (AKA: Harseik, whom once went by blindice on here). She was the person who introduced me to DA, actually - we went to high school together for 2 years and I was friends with her, her sis, and a bunch of other really awesome people.
I didn't really plan on contributing anything to this site. The only reason I made an account was just to fave pics, support my friend's artistic pursuits and comment every now and then. Of course, you could say that Dini also helped push me into my writing hobby.
Legend of Ice Chapter 1 Segment
The man under the sheet was silent and still, contemplating his response. He could feel all eyes on him, something he knew all to well. He hated it, it was distracting. Finally, after what felt like half a minute, he finally spoke.
"A failure," was his answer. "A fool who faithfully followed random, meaningless words to the ruin of the world, believing he could change its fate...that's who I am."
The black man scoffed at this answer.
"Fine," he replied, turning away in a huff of frustration. "Avoid sharing your identity with us if that is what you wish...but...will you at least share what you know?"
Again, the man under the sheet was silent and still. However, his answer came much sooner this time.
"...I will," he answered. "If everyone will listen, I will tell you what I know."
Not directly, mind you. She did give me a fine example on what fine writing should be like though, by fixing a very poorly-done writing example from me so that I could get into an RPing forum to begin with. Through that RP, I began to develop a talent by writing in a very specific format. Then, one day, I had nothing to do in school because I had already finished an entire semester of work before it was over. I remembered a book idea I had promised to some people in a separate RP forum I had been participating in, opened up Microsoft Word, and just...started writing. I managed to type up three paragraphs before I stopped, looked over my work, and was shocked: I was actually good at writing - something I had once hated doing. The paragraphs were the opening sequence to a now-cancelled book series I had been working on titled "The Legend of Ice". I managed to write up five short chapters before they became lost forever, thanks to losing all of my work when my old laptop had broken.
Lilo and Stitch Ep. 1
It was a usual bright and sunny day in Kauai, Hawaii. The kids were going to school, the adults re heading for work, and the alien experiments continued to appear in various areas of the island. This kind of activity was considered normal by now to most of the people in Kauai, except for a few. One in particular was target practicing with a couple of E.M.P canons on his wrists. This particular person was the most skilled human in Kauai. His name is Mark Nissan.
Despite Mark's skills, he has a case of bad luck; he even came close to destroying a building under construction once. Although he has believed in extra terrestrial life for the longest time, he still has trouble getting used to the recent massive sightings in Kauai. As Mark finished his target practice, he heard a siren of a fire engine and ran to the roof of the building he was in. Mark saw a pillar of smoke coming from the place he recogni
Yeah, I had a real passion for it back then - wrote entire chapters and short stories day after day. Some of these I shared with my friends and they'd share their thoughts. Nowhere near the stuff I can write now, but their support was well appreciated and kept me going at it. Eventually, I moved on to writing fanfiction - altering episodes ever so slightly by adding in an additional character I had thought up. It's kind of cringe-worthy for me to look back on them now, but I had fun with those. ...Of course, it was around that time that the passion and love I had once possessed began to die down. I started becoming less fun and started feeling more and more like work. Thus, began an on-and-off relationship between writing and myself that still continues to this very day.
Since then, however, I've met many more awesome artists on here and am proud to call myself friends with some of them. This, I have no doubt, will continue over time, and I'm looking forward to meeting new people and seeing more artwork. ^_^
So, happy 14th b-day, DA. Hope the next 14 are just as awesomely epic.