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It's been 10 years. Thank you. by DamaiMikaz It's been 10 years. Thank you. by DamaiMikaz
December 22

On this date, now 10 years ago, I thought up the first few characters of what would become the Emion project. It wasn't much. Thee characters, some themes, and the vague outline of what would be the world those characters lived in. I was 19 at the time and growing up proved to be quite a challenge. It remained to be challenge for the upcoming years. A lot of things changed during that time. Jobs, friends, relationships, health... For better or for worse. Only one thing remained constant throughout the years, and that was working on the project. I felt it kept me sane to some regard, at least having one constant in an ever changing world.

I'm naturally shy. It took me a few years to share my writing with some people. It took me even longer to build the courage to share my drawings, but when I did I found myself surprisingly welcomed by a community I never knew existed. It's funny how much we grow over time, and how little we take notice of that. 10 years have passed in the blink of an eye and it isn't until I look back that I see how much has changed. 1800 pages (probably double if you count earlier drafts), 200 drawings and countless more sketches. The story changed, the characters got older, and I get a lot more comments these days. One thing never changed, though. I still enjoy it.

But... it would've been a lot harder without all the support.
So a bit thanks to all of you. To the loyal friends that have kept up with me blabbering about the project (Seriously. That takes balls. I owe you XD). To all the proofreaders that read my earliest shit. To all of the people that took the effort to write me, whether it were long issues of text underneath my artwork or to my personal mail, or just wrote a small comment that they liked my art.


Thank you all very much for your support! 




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:iconraenafyn:
Raenafyn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work, and lets hope for many more years to come!
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:iconseasidedreamer:
SeasideDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017   Digital Artist
i always come back to this one c':
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh?
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:iconseasidedreamer:
SeasideDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017   Digital Artist
woops-  i mean whenever i visit your gallery i always stop by this picture o 3 o <33
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
A awesome ten year project! Keep up the great work!
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:iconinkfey:
InkFey Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You are an inspiration! Thank you for continuing to do what you love, and not giving up! That takes real mettle. 
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floresfire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Amazing :D
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Saviroosje Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
You are such a wonderful person! :heart: You inspire me so much and your works are absolutely beautiful! I wish you the best in 2017 and all the years after that!!! You are very welcome for all the support!!! :heart: 
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Valzeras Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Thank you for being the shining gem in the cesspool that is DA forums.
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:iconcooldav3:
Cooldav3 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on 10 years!
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:icon10-dave1:
10-dave1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Great speech bubble design and text
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I can take that you're thanking us as the large groupd of fans (and your closer friends/people).
Really for me, when I see an artist thanks us, I can understand it. In some way.
Although, it amazes me that you can thanks us.
When you're the one sharing all of this with us! So many of your drawings have struck me with their designs or the emotions they carried.
If one should be thanked it's you, for you're the one displaying such drawings and story for us, anonyms from the Internet.
I am really glad you're sharing this with us, I'm really glad of being able to interact with you and it goes the same with artists in general.
Oh I'm a simple man but damn it when I see an artist take time to answer my comments it's always making me happy bcs I know how art can be time and energy consuming.

tl;dr thank you for sharing your work! You're amazing!
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RakuNana Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No need for the thanks, just keep on moving forward, even if you are shy! you can do it! Hope you are enjoying your holidays also ^-^
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chaos-angel5 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats ^.^ you're doing great and deserve every good thing that you get! Merry Christmas. 
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Silidons00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I've only been here a few months of that, but I'll gladly stick around for the next ten. (:
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UnbridledMuse Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:happybounce: Here's to the next 10! :cheers: 
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BritneyMorgan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
I met my three best friends through dA. We all encourage each other to keep working, improve, and stay strong. I'm totally grateful for them all!
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nerdynordy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Filmographer
You're amazing as well XD It's awesome that we all get to talk to each other so much (plol)
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BritneyMorgan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
PLOL!
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:iconnerdynordy:
nerdynordy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Filmographer
PLOLOLOLOL!!
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:iconxmaveria:
XMaveria Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist

It’s inspiring seeing you still working on you emion project after all these years. Keep it up! 

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:iconlena-ru5:
Lena-ru5 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on all your hard work!^^ You inspire me to keep working on my own personal writing and projects :)
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Legonie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To hear storys like yours makes me really glad that websites like deviantart exists... It's amazing how many nice people you get to know and what opportunities open up. I think, my best deviantart story is this: I got to know a girl over deviantart, she lives in new Zealand. We were texting and commenting on each others pictures, became kind of friends. I always told myself that I wanted to travel after graduation, and somewhere last year September, I decided to go to new Zealand and do au pair. I originally wanted to go to Australia, but my mum suggested going to new Zealand, because it's said to be beautiful there and it's easy to get to Australia afterwards. So I texted that girl hey you want to meet up with that little fear in mind that she thinks it's kind of creepy and won't reply... Luckily she didn't thought that, and thanks to her new Zealand is one of the best experiences I've ever had
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SilverFable Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Congratulations! And for me as a writer/artist myself it's also motivating to read how you kept with your project for over 10 years and how it grew over time =) That's amazing! Keep it up~ :rose:
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thomasVanDijk Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
:huggle: Let's make it ten more!
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely :)
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gdpr-32461354 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
I love that nose and lips! :o

Congrats Damai! Let's praise the internet for making it possible! :dummy: And your awesomeness is a bonus to your success! :huggle:
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :heart:
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yondoloki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Anastasia122 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
That's awesome at all :heart:
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:iconkenlit:
KenLit Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weeh! :)
:hug: :hug: :hug:
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:iconhamishmitty:
HamishMitty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Writer
I'm proud of you, my daughter! :') (Ignoring the fact that you're like 10 years older than me and we both come from opposite sides of the world! :L)
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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:')
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:iconhamishmitty:
HamishMitty Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Writer
Oh hey, Merry Christmas! :D Are you celebrating with your family? :D Mine's arrived today! ^_^
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MangekkoJones Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:ladummyhighfive: Hug Huggle! 
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Genisay Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't been with you that long, but it's been interesting to see what you come up with in the time that I have.
And cute image! *sends more love* ^.^
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And there will be even more :dummy:
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:icontwistydrawer:
twistydrawer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Artist
It been a pleaser seen this wonderful art journey  Pikachu waves 
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DramaPersona Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I'm just a recent watcher and that I don't fave and comment a lot, but hearing the shy you talk about your feelings (and seeing you work really hard for Emion), I'm so glad you've taken the time to share with us. I'm looking forward to what you'll do on years to come!

And I'm still catching up to all the shiz, whoops.
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Katzrox101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist
No problem you deserve support! ^^ Never stop being the amazing person you are <3
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:iconnerdynordy:
nerdynordy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Filmographer
Keep Project Emion going strong :) You've come this far and there's no going back
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:icononisatsu18:
Onisatsu18 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn. You're legendary.
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:iconseishiyo:
Seishiyo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Your welcome but really i should be Thanking You for being an inspiration to me and my art life <3

I'm still waiting and hoping to read it someday and i will continue to wait as long as i need because i know it will totes be worth it. x3
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lusitania25 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Thanks for all the Great works!
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Chaoswolfstone Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
striking pose.
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WeeabooWonder Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Still wishing to read it in the future! Here's to another 10
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ZDEADFALLOUTXx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Congrats, keep it up towards the future :D :happybounce: 
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WangLang1313 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
You've come a long way, be proud of all that you have created! The support from everyone is of course what helps motivate, but it will always be you who came up with Emion and all that belongs within it! I remember seeing your art and being transfixed with it, you always seemed like a role model as an artist, in both terms of skill and work ethic and attitude as an artist.

Here's to the future, which will hopefully containing many great things for you!
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Smallandsilent Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
that looks nice ^-^
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K-KAT7773 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
:heart: :clap: :dummy: :la: :D
Congratulations!!
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