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Deviant for 18 Years
Core Member 'til Hell freezes over
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Deadline by Jesar Deadline :iconjesar:Jesar 107 0 The Junkyard by noir The Junkyard :iconnoir:noir 13 3 Goblin Personal Afterburner by Katmomma Goblin Personal Afterburner :iconkatmomma:Katmomma 182 52 Needs Some Milk by JenFruzz Needs Some Milk :iconjenfruzz:JenFruzz 209 87 Hallelujah! by OchreJelly Hallelujah! :iconochrejelly:OchreJelly 1,017 30 -Hellhound- by arvalis -Hellhound- :iconarvalis:arvalis 2,897 155 Sith lord ep7 FAN ART by jamga Sith lord ep7 FAN ART :iconjamga:jamga 936 134 Ego Sum second book cover by simonebianchi Ego Sum second book cover :iconsimonebianchi:simonebianchi 232 11 Sour Hour by mattahan Sour Hour :iconmattahan:mattahan 953 73 Backwall 01 by precurser Backwall 01 :iconprecurser:precurser 11 4 Attracto Wordpress Theme by m-themes Attracto Wordpress Theme :iconm-themes:m-themes 15 2 Lights Please by mattahan Lights Please :iconmattahan:mattahan 662 55 Concept - Racing Line by ANTIFAN-REAL Concept - Racing Line :iconantifan-real:ANTIFAN-REAL 941 96 Treason by precurser Treason :iconprecurser:precurser 150 33 P.O.D. by jigit P.O.D. :iconjigit:jigit 33 23



Activity - my new home on the internets

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 5:36 PM
Long time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions.

As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to

What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal use on twitter has been transformed into my new home on the internets. This is the one site where I will primarily share my thoughts on various topics and upload content - such as pictures - for sharing.

I hope all is well with everyone around here. Sorry I do not participate like I once did, but life has dramatically changed since those good ole days - days I will always remember with fond memories.

Take a look at when you have an opportunity and please let me know what, if anything, you think of the site. I always love to receive constructive criticism on my projects.

Speaking of which, before I run ...

A few close friends and I are working on a web-related project many deviants might find intriguing. Stay tuned for more information. ;-)




Scott Jarkoff, The Yellow Alien
I am generally referred to as The Yellow Alien here on deviantART even though my real name is Scott Jarkoff. Since 1990, ten years prior to co-founding deviantART, I have been living in central Japan near Yokohama, the third largest city in this island country.

While I am a co-founder my daily activities label me as the Director, Community Development. I manage and oversee our Help Desk Team, Policy Violation Team, News Team and the Message Network @dministration. The position is effectively that of the one who leads the community in the various directions that it needs to go. Sounds weird, I know, but that is the basic definition. Management, and general community administration, take up a large portion of my time but I also submit product specifications in order to make your suggestions a reality.

Throughout your travels here at deviantART you should pay tribute to matteo, arc and tack for the large amount of help that they gave deviantART in its early days.

Current Age: 36
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Operating System: Mac OS X & iOS
MP3 player of choice: iPhone $ver
Favourite cartoon character: *ME* aka The Yellow Alien
Personal Quote: Oderint Dum Metuant


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jark Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
You honestly think I had a choice twelve years ago?

Did you ever consider that maybe, just maybe, you should do a _little_ reading before commenting? A small amount of Google searching takes almost no effort and would yield you the much needed education to better comprehend the situation.
rix Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2018
I remember everything. I hope all is well on your side of the world.
mirrorkills Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
12 year ago.. has it really been that long? oh my. 

Even if it didnt end well, i'm still thankful you brought me onto the PVA team way back when.  Those were the days. 
Spleef Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017
I'm sorry about what happened to you, Jark. I was around all these years ago when Spyed gave you the boot. Can you offer us any news/updates on what is happening between you and spyed, or?
Joy-SamaOfficial Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I came here to pay my respects. If you ever get your job back, please do your best to make dA less cancerous than it is.
Server009 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Do you know who is responsible for changing outer appearance of DA? Seeing all artworks in one page is really not the best change. So could you PLEASE ask him
to to change it back? PLEASE! Pray
FishTacoSenpai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i need some help, i was falsely premium content banned by a bot account and now because of that i can never use my points or sell anything again and can never get my core again, even though the staff  knows its false. im trying to get to the bottom of this, and the admin said that i cannot use my points again and the ban is irriversible. when i was doing nothing wrong and just selling prints. was it because my friend was suspened for a lil while with her one account that bought 2 prints from me? idk, i just want this appealed, and i just want to get this down to the source.
h1resh1 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 20, 2016
The ban is reversible, they just don't want to undo it. This is a website built with html, everything is possible.

jark was conspired against and fired in 2006 by spyed . The latter wanted more money for himself.

Today Jark, although co-founder and premium, has no powers and is just a symbol.
Smartstocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
everything is possible.

FishTacoSenpai Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah ok, thank you for the info :3
PinkLightning64 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
How did i find you here xD?
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Smartstocks Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
*Squeak Squeak* {:'-3
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Kerem-Go Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
Even one of the genius founders of DeviantArt is not using it anymore but he is using Instagram and Twitter - which is a great reference and proves my point that posting on dA is pretty much pointless. 
graysight Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional General Artist
I came here for nostalgia, but I see some poeple comes here to comment about how shitty deviant art turned to be, but I think in most cases deviant art serves the same purpose as ever, that is share with your friends, not make you famous nor nothing else. most poeple just is just fine with few watchers poeple the know somehow, others just like to have thousands of pageviews, but most of their stuff is about the same, because we all copy or learn from others somehow. this is just a site with millions or almost millions of users. and most of them use it much like facebook, only that they post art stuff
pixal-squid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016
this website was a kind idea but i hope you're fine with the fact that a shit ton of memes started here 
MrLuckyCreeper Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017  Student General Artist
SkittyCecil Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for DeviantArt, kind sir!
killuza Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016
Jark in a jar. 
HelloStarseed Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Professional Photographer
So this is where DeviantArt was born! :O woah
Lxixi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Student Digital Artist

If I can get 100 signatures will you let Shaka-yo stay? 
BengalCatSkyler Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
こんにちは!わたしの なまえは スミスさんです。 
Congrats for founding this website. I was only two when this site was founded.
shark235 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank all of you for creating and founding this awesome website! :la: :la: :la: :la:
Grand-Lobster-King Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! I'm stopping by as a tourist.
Moonfiire Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello jark i think its cool to be looking at your page:) you know cause you are one of teh founders:)

ok i had a question, is DA really running out of money and we are all going to have to move to different website to post art and stuff, i sure hope not because i really like it here

please get back to e soon or at all:D
Chistoso-TheJoke Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2016
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