I can hardly believe DeviantArt, the very site where fandoms grew and grew, is now 20 years old! And I thought only Newgrounds lived that long, since I didn't know DeviantArt's true age when I first dropped anchor. Wait, Newgrounds was around since 1995?! Crazy world we live in!
On that note, since it is D-A's 20th birthday, I'm going to take you on a nostalgia trip, even though it is not a Throwback Thursday, all the way back to the year 2000.
The year 2000 is considered by many to be the beginning of the new millennium, though there are some crackjobs who say the new millennium started in 2001. I don't really believe them, since the year 2000 marked the moment when the first digit went from 1 to 2. And by sheer astounding coincidence, the Roman numerals for 2000 are "MM". The word "Millennium" begins and ends with the two Ms. That's fascinating to say the least.
The year 2000 began on an uneasy note, due to fears of the Y2K computer bug causing system malfunctions, meltdowns and