Welp, it's my 16th birthday on the 23rd!
Time has really flown, huh? It's amazing to think I started my DeviantART adventure when I was 12 (IIRC) and I want to thank you all for the wonderful support you've given me, the friendships I made and even surpassing 𝟏𝟓𝟎 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐂𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐒!!
I really didn't think I'd come this far!
I've decided to reminisce all the times I've had on here and possibly do a Q&A, But I'll get the easy ones out of the way
-𝐖𝐡𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐣𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐀𝐑𝐓?-
Well, it was quite a while ago in 2014. I was going through a bit of a rough time in my life, I was having such severe depression and was in the stage of being bullied. This was so bad that my body was just going apeshit (sickness, weakness and all the usual symptoms, so I guess the apeshit part was...sort of an unintentional pun...?)
I felt alone and no one to turn to, so I looked for websites that I could fuck around in or something, I found DeviantART and started to browse through things. I loved seeing the sprites and the-*coughing*
Now, I initially joined just to favourite sprites and whatnot. I soon realised that I had LOAAAAADS of (shitty) sprite "art" on my laptop. Seeing as I had made the account ThomasTheHedgehog888, I thought that I may as well give it a shot and start uploading stuff; I knew though that my art that I already had sucks the chrome off of a '57 Chevy bumper so I decided to start small and post mockups or something. I didn't introduce Thomas until the second image, was an "advertisement" for my shitty romhack (that I made in Sonik Sprite and Esrael's Sonic Editor 1 & 2) that continued with edited images of all the zones with humourous scenarios.
(fun fact: I had posted 𝟏𝟐 pieces of art on the same day I joined!,
8-bit Exe being the first and Thomas Has Passed Act 1 Complete (?) as the last*)
-𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐇𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐡𝐨𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐋 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐂𝐇𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐄𝐑 - 𝐃𝐎𝐍𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐄𝐋?-
Now, I can't remember the FULL details, but I'll try
It was way back in Junior School, I was in Year 4 (I think) and I discovered the capabilities of Sprites in MSPaint. I pondered on what I could do and thought of the most awesome concept ever that nobody has ever done before: AN ORANGE HEDGEHOG WITH BLUE SHOES + TAILS' HAIR ON THE FOREHEAD. I was so proud of it that I promised myself that I'd always use it, no matter what or how long...
...I really do keep to my promises, huh? (One the rare occasions that I actually remembered something in my life
(Fun fact: The profile icon that I use is the very same one I used on the day I joined. The first profile icon, (probably) the only icon.)
-𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞?-
I don't think you need an explanation ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Well, I think I got the main ones out of the way. Feel free to ask me questions, I'll be sure to answer them!
*I know you're still waiting for the Zak one, I'll make one when I finally get a girlfriend**
**So probably never ;u;