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Kay, damphy, etc., a purple haired fandom nerd who dreams of one day running away to join the X-Men. I write about fandom and Internet culture, review video games, am an armature mixologist, have worked on reality TV, been a comic book colorist, and write and present panels, including two for San Diego Comic-Con.

I became a volunteer for deviantART in 2004, and have done everything from moderating chat rooms to directing galleries. In 2006, I officially joined core staff as a member of CEA. I am often found obsessively breeding shiny competitive Pokémon, tanking my win rate in League of Legends, and geeking out over various shows, movies, books and games. I love art and artists and genuinely adore all the amazing and sometimes odd creations my job exposes me to on a daily basis.

Be good to each other!

My Articles

My Articles

Fan Art Feature: One PieceCelebrate One Piece and its lasting impact on the anime genre with a brand new Fan Art Feature! View beautiful artwork from the community and read an exclusive interview with the team behind the longstanding series, One Piece.
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Author / Interviewer: damphyr
The adventure never ends for Monkey D. Luffy and his band of pirate friends as they explore the world in search of the legendary One Piece treasure. One Piece has captured the hearts of fans across the globe with its unique brand of exciting action, upbeat characters, and exploits on the high seas. One Piece has become a worldwide phenomenon, expanding beyond its original manga form to television, video games, card games, and even feature length theatrical films.
Fan Art Feature: GiganticGigantic Fan Art Feature
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Author/Interviewer: damphyr
In a world of long-established multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, one little game is casting a very large shadow. Gigantic looks like no other MOBA out there.

Mozu - Gigantic

Telling Tales: Worldbuilding in Tales of BerseriaWatch Sakimichan take on BandaiNamcoUS’s #TalesofBerseria and explore the benchmarks of creating such a rich world.
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Worldbuilding in Tales of Berseria
Author: damphyr
Artist: KheilaHirai
There’s something truly magical about losing yourself in an engrossing narrative. It’s amazing how a story can call to the soul, or how we can sometimes feel like we know a fictional character better than the person sitting next to us. How to successfully craft a narrative capable of captivating fans has long perplexed studios and independent creators alike.
While countless have struggled to create this magical formula just once, the T
Achievement Unlocked: Equality

Achievement Unlocked: Equality
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:icontaxikun: taxikun
F E A . S E T
Nintendo scored points with fans who have been longing for more diversity and representation in games by confirming that newest title in their Fire Emblem series will allow for same-sex relationships.
While this announcement has made headlines, Fire Emblem will not be the first time that Nintendo has allowed players the option of a same-sex union.
In 2005, the Bokujō Monogatari series, Harvest Moon to Engli
Collection: The Nintendo Generations

The Nintendo Generations
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconaryastar: aryastar
While Atari may have defined a generation of gamers, Nintendo has both ushered in and held the hearts of several generations with their unique combination of affordable consoles and memorable characters. Mario may have been born a supporting character in Donkey Kong, but he has climbed the ladder, or perhaps slid up the pipe, to become not only Nintendo’s mascot, but one of the most recognizable characters across the globe.
Nintendo product
Why Is Winter Coming

Winter is Coming
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconjanvavrusa: janvavrusa
Winter mountains
Few phrases are more closely associated with the Game of Thrones fandom than this one. We know that winters in Game of Thrones are long, often lasting several years. It is also difficult for people in that world to predict when the seasons will change, the Citadel even has a special, rare breed of white raven they send out to deliver the news of the changing season. While this may just be the way that the seasons in the world of Game of Thr
Pokemon is Forever


Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.”  She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices.  We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
by damphyr
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple Life

HARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconneosorcerer: neosorcerer
Harvest Moon
“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.
In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting For

Agent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For
By spotted, damphyr
Agent Carter by Knightreaver
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“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.
Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Capt
DeviantArt's Cat Cafe And Art Lounge

DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe And
Art Lounge

:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconbullzito: bullzito
Cat Cafe
DeviantArt is excited to announced a bold new venture that will revolutionize the world of artists and animal lovers alike: The DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe and Art Lounge!
The DeviantArt’s Cat Cafe and Art Lounge will become the new home to a stunning array of cats, providing long term homes for over fifty different felines, ranging from purebreds to mixed rescues. Located in the heart of sunny Hollywood, Cal

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`damphyr is one of those people who form an essential building-block of any community and we're especially grateful to have her in ours. Helpful to new deviants and old alike, she goes out of her way to find great art not only to highlight in her journal but also to suggest countless Daily Deviations to be put up as well. She's always ready with constructive criticism of the highest quality. While others moan about deviation violations, she does her deviant duty and reports them. Like any other great artist, she's never afraid to try new things for the sake of her art. For being not only a wonderful deviant but a wonderful artist as well, we recognize damphyr with our award for Deviousness for October 2004.
-awarded October 2004




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Journal Entry: Mon Jul 2, 2018, 3:10 PM
As I assume many of you figured out, due to the symbol change, I am no longer an employee of DeviantArt. First off: please don't worry or be upset! Leaving was my choice, and it was done with an amazing amount of support and the blessings of so many people. That said, it was also the hardest decision I've ever made.

DeviantArt has been my home and my family for fifteen years. It's been amazing to work alongside some of the most dedicated, creative, passionate people I've ever met, and it's been an honor to serve this community. I've watched communities, fandom, the Internet as a whole change in so many ways, I've learned so much about myself, about communities and fandom, and about humanity as a whole, and I've been given some amazing opportunities. I've traveled, I've given SDCC panels, I've made amazing friends, and I've got to sit down and have amazing, insightful, and meaningful conversations with deviants from all over, all walks of life, with all sorts of different goals. I even got to guest star in an @akreon comic! It's been an amazing experience, and one I wouldn't trade for anything.

But... time marches on, and for me, it's time to turn and face the strange. I've got some exciting things in my future, and I can't wait to share them with you all! More updates soon, I promise.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes, thank you all for so many years of memories, and thank you all for being deviants. I'm not going anywhere, I'll just be able to use DeviantArt in a way I've not been able to for more than a decade: as a normal deviant. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. :D

:heart: :damphyr:

:iconcommunityops: :iconfella: :icondepthradius:
damphy image by kozispoon, journal skin by Ikue, icon by Gurinn
  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

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Nikaeshe Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2019   Interface Designer
you're awesome :3
specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Hi, have an awesome day  :happybounce:
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2018
...the happiest of birthdays to you awesome artist....hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
BatboyEXE Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Happy Birthday! :) :cake: :party:
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
Hey Hey, Happy Birthday Fellow Deviant! :iconspinningcakeplz:
Thanks for all you do and keep doing what you're doing! I don't know if you will see this in your sea of messages but I hope today is an awesome one! :heart:
birthdays Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's June 18th which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
SelflessDevotions Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
JJJMadness Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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