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20 August 2009 @ 07:50 pm
Pole to Pole  
It's all so strange. See, when I first joined the ranks of the Internet, it was done as a closely-guarded secret. No one in real life knew I wrote fanfiction, and everyone was happy that way. Some knew I wrote, but had no idea what. I have no idea why I was so nervous at all, really, because in the end, they're my friends - they weren't about to poke me about it. And why should they, especially when a majority are just as cracked as I am? 

And so, I kept my secret. But eventually, one of my friends started talking about this wonderful site called "deviantART" and how she wanted to join. Since I already knew the place quite well by then, I encouraged her, and decided to let her in on my daily hobby. T'was great, really. :) 

As time went on, I found another person on dA that I knew, who'd actually been around longer than I had. We now had a trio, and our little trio even split off a little from the main group. Eventually, that evolved into four of us, when a fourth person decided they'd like to join in, too.

And, in the past three days, I've discovered three more people I know in real life - who're even in my group - who have a dA. One has been around for a long time, another's been around for about five months, and the other's been on for two weeks or-so. 

I love it, to be honest. It's a little daunting at the same time, but I still love it. I suppose after all this time hiding the fanstuff, it really feels good to be able to ramble to friends who know what I'm talking about it, without (unnecessarily, might I add) having to worry about the strange looks. It's just... nice. :)

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quettalindequettalinde on August 20th, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
That's really kind of cool how many of your friends have dAs. I wonder how many kids I knew in high school who had one. Probably not many. dA only started in 2000. >> I'm glad you've found so many people, though, and so many you can share fandom with. That's really, really cool.
MoonlightAuroramoonlightaurora on August 21st, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
Yeah. Kinda startling, too, considering I'm beginning to wonder if we're the only group in school who collectively have them. And I don't think any of us have MySpace, either, which just makes it funnier. XP Not to mention, most of us found dA without anyone else's help. S'funny how things work out, isn't it? Still, I daresay one or two from your high school probably have one that you don't know about. But yeah, sharing fandom's fun, even if I'm not a diehard anime fan, like most (all?) of them. ;)
quettalindequettalinde on August 21st, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'd wonder that too. I bet there are other arty groups that have them.

S'funny indeed. I don't think I'd have gotten into dA on my own, though I would have found it.

And yeah, there probably were/are kids I knew in high school on dA. I'd have a heckuva time finding them now, though. >>