Deviant since Jul 19, 2009 | Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
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Life, huh? I keep trying to evaluate this year and how I feel like it's going, but I think the one fundamental truth that I'm holding onto is that whenever life outside of myself is crazy, the internal stuff seems to ease up, which I'm pretty grateful for at this stage. For how hectic and wild this year has been re: politics, current events, etc., my personal life has been...pretty great as of late, actually. I hope in saying that I'm not jinxing anything, but all in all I've been pretty happy in recent months.
Having said that, I am still working two jobs and it is keeping me very occupied, but while I've felt burnt out on straight up writing for ages because of it, I'm trying to put my creativity to other things in recent months. The D&D campaign I'm in is still going strong, I was in a Pathfinder campaign for a while as well, and I'm in the process of working on something for a new D&D campaign, which will be my first time serving as dungeon master for a campaign, so I'm a bit excited, a bit nervous, and more than a little bit overloaded with things to do, hah.
I've made a conscious decision in recent months to scale down the time I spend on social media, and I think in having done that, I stress out a lot less about many things. I still keep up with news, of course, but it's been nice to refocus my time and how I spend it outside of work. I'm slowly trying to build habits. Some of them are sticking better than others, but I figure as long as I can get some to stick now, I can keep trying at the harder ones once the easier ones become second nature.
My goal for this year has been to be more mindful of what I say to people and why, and what my goal is in saying things before I say them. The end result was supposed to be to make sure I was being kind whenever possible, but in the process I think I made my life easier simply by way of not getting myself into as many situations that were avoidable.
I'm learning that lots of negative life situations are avoidable. It's been nice.
I got a new mattress and bed frame this week. When we dismantled my old frame, we discovered that the sideboard of the frame on the side I sleep on had begun to split down the middle from both ends simultaneously. On the one hand, I kept wondering whether or not I should have been spending hundreds of dollars on a new bed and frame when I had something that for all intents and purposes still worked, and on the other hand, discovering that crack explained a lot about why I haven't slept well in recent months.
Some negative life situations aren't avoidable, but at least this one happened at a point where my head was afloat.
I can't promise I'll be around more in the near future, given that balancing my time is a constant struggle. But, this is to say that I'd like to be around, at least some of the time. Building habits, and all that. I hope you're all well, and that the rest of this year brings you all good news and happiness.
Hi there! I'm a storyteller of sorts. Here on DA, I was a gallery moderator from 2010 to 2011, a community volunteer from 2011 to 2012, and a staff member from 2012 to 2015. Feel free to say hi, I don't bite!
A deviant for nine years, ikazon is a monumentally influential member of DeviantArt. A champion of DeviantArt’s literature community, he’s contributed his own writing and journal skins to the community since he first joined DeviantArt. In 2011, ikazon became a Community Volunteer, shining a light on undiscovered pieces in both the DeviantArt related and literature galleries. His dedication to the community quickly made him a beloved figure on DeviantArt. Soon after, in 2012, he was hired as a full-time staff member, where he ran multiple community projects, such as the 2014 and 2015 Valentine’s Day Exchange!
However, ikazon’s contributions to the community extended past his time as a community volunteer and a staff member. From contributing journal skins to the CalendarProject to leaving encouraging comments for his fellow community members, ikazon’s supporting presence has been felt all across DeviantArt.
We’re proud to name ikazon as the Deviousness Award recipient for March 2016!