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Do you keep a diary? 

61%
25 deviants said No
22%
9 deviants said Yes
17%
7 deviants said No, but I publicly document moments/feelings through a blog, etc

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Koppo Featured By Owner 3 days ago
i just pray to my local Devi. I just dump all my shit onto her. :D
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
i kept a journal through the ages of about 18 to about 23, rather sporadically. it was okay as a way for me to remember things i was doing and people around me until a friend suggested [strongly] that i transcribe some of it here. and i did! :O
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
And it's been interesting, thanks!
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
A long time ago yes, but from what I recall I written nonsense. Cause, you know, I didn't know what to do in articulating my thoughts when I was a kid.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I will say blogging helped me figure out how to convey my voice.

Eventually.
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Same.
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Owlwordy Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Professional Writer
I don't want to say yes cause it's more of a journal but I guess the answer would be yes?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Tbh, I can't think of what the distinction is between a journal and a diary.
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Just a dream diary...sort of. I always miss writing entries because when I wake up my ass can't be bothered to write that stuff down. I usually just whip out my phone and shorthand it and then use that as a cue to remember the dream. For example my last bleary shorthand note to myself was:

"Hat wolf in thug chains. No window. Tell dad, speaks wolf. Emergency! I try speak wolf. Just kid. Wants fight scene. Play final fight Matrix but Avengers."

"Jackie's mom. Tetris/Mario Kart." <-- I don't remember what this means.

"Park car on Byron's porch"

But that diary does exist in two forms, both of which are here on dA. One is just straight up me tellin' what happened and the other is me smoothing the dreams out into a narrative of sorts.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaaaaa I need the hat wolf story stat.

I forget my dreams within seconds of waking up, so this is amazing.
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
A Journey Through Dreams

It's the newest one in there. Titled "The Thug Wolf Cometh"
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha wow hat wolf is terrible. I need his continued adventures.
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SubjugatedSandwich Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
I can't even imagine what those adventures would be. XD
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh
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:iconmaxnort:
maxnort Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019   Writer
do you?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah.
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:iconmaxnort:
maxnort Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019   Writer
what do you keep?
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Vacation photos, mostly.
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maxnort Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
I've seen some of your vacation photos. those are well worth saving
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah thanks. I bought a personal cloud so they're indefinitely safe.
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:iconmaxnort:
maxnort Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Writer
in the event of fire...   grab it!

I use similar things
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, nice.
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dholms Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
my art, in same ways, is my diary.
i also take a lot of photos which serves as a means of chronicling my meager existence.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
hah, I take photos on vacation, or at interesting places. Which makes me look a lot more exciting than I am :lol:
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laurotica Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019   Writer
I used to!  Between when I was 10 and 21!  I stopped gradually, so was doing weekly entries in the end, but by then I felt like I didn't need to document my life to myself anymore.  I'm not sure how to word it properly, but it's partly that I got through a fairly dramatic part of my life and didn't need to vent anymore.  Maybe that's a good thing.

I still have all the old journals.  Sometimes when I'm at my parents house I flip through them.  It's cool to remind myself of things I've totally forgotten, either painful memories or good ones.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, fair. IDK, I've found that a lot of what I thought was dramatic and important in high school was mostly just the hormones talking v:
Not a bad idea to have that record.
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StrangerOnArche Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been thinking of keeping one for a while, but I don't think I have the commitment to write in it regularly... and what if someone reads it?! That'll be the moment of my death...
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
hah, I mean these days it's easier than ever to hide one. When I was like 7, I just had a massively nested folder on a floppy disk (yeah, I'm ooold), which I forgot to write in for months at a time. :B
IDK, I found blogging more valuable because I didn't need to write about myself anyway.
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phydeau Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
I used to keep a journal in high school.  I briefly picked it up again when I got a computer, but it didn't last.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Hah, fair.
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019   Writer
Is there a "sort of" option? Diary makes me think of handwriting long journal entries, but what I've got is a changed-monthly text file with a few words per day and a smiley face if I hit a goal - sort of a halfway thing between a diary and just a mood tracker. It started as a way of keeping track of how meds were affecting me, and then I got in the habit.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, that's a good idea though, I mean it's hard to remember the effects of stuff - even outside medication - otherwise.
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Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconyoyowhistleplz:   Guys don't mention it as a Diary, senpai -- it's called a "Logbook"... like "...Captain's Log..."
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I've heard that about dolls as well :p "poseable action figures."
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Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconepichigh5plz: Ha! Senpai got it right~ Aww yuuush!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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