DeviantArtist Questionnaire

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It's been a while since posting a meme, and I happened to stumble across this one on deviantArt...
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?
  2. 13 years? Lemme check... huh, dA only says 12. I claim almost 13.

  3. What does your username mean?
  4. the-boggyb: Six inches tall, and armed to the teeth, a fine soldier he made. And his name was Boggy B.

    I picked it because at the time I was going by the handle of BoggyB and that was taken on dA, so the-boggyb it is. It's an old name as these days I almost entirely go by Torkell - the only places where I still use boggyb are dA and LJ (both cases because I've just not got round to paying to rename).

  5. Describe yourself in three words.
  6. Um... Photographer, Programmer, Explorer?
    Better suggestions on the back of a postcard :)

  7. Are you left or right handed?
  8. Almost always right-handed, though I tend to be ambidextrous when using the laptop's keyboard-mouse-thing.

  9. What was your first deviation?
  10. Either a desktop screenshot or an experimental photograph. Let's see...

    Multiple monitors rule by the-boggyb

    A screenshot! In particular, a screenshot showing off a multiple monitor desktop which is common these days but most certainly wasn't back in 2004.

  11. What is your favourite type of art to create?
  12. Photographs, particularly ones where I'm playing around with the light and the composition trying to capture a specific view or idea of something.

    A Fool's Reward II by the-boggyb Rainbow fountain by the-boggyb Team House Group by the-boggyb

  13. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
  14. Drawing. I'm terrible at actually creating two-dimensional art - hence why all my submissions start with a photograph.

  15. What was your first favourite?
  16. No idea. Possibly something from :iconelemnar:? Hold on a moment while I scroll back through my faves...

    The Hollow Victory by aridante

    Huh. Did not expect that as my oldest fave (:iconelemnar: has #2 with Dozing Lynx).

  17. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
  18. Whatever catches my fancy. Recently it's been a fair amount of fanart (some from rather obscure fandoms), mixed with images that I find impressive and/or moving.

    The Lure of a Book by FictionChick _.Scarcely Unseen._ by UNIesque Keladry of Mindelan and Peach by Klork Two Halves of a Whole by yuumei

  19. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?
  20. I can't come up with just one, so here's my top three (in no particular order, with a semi-random upload for each):

    :iconelemnar: (elemnarelemnar)
    Dance like no-one's looking by Elemnar

    :iconuniesque:
    -.+Guardian Arella+.- by UNIesque

    :iconnendil: (nendilnendil)
    Keeper of Dawn, Guardian of Dusk by Nendil

  21. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
  22. I have no idea! So here's a semi-random collection from my dA friends list:

    :iconcrimiclown: :iconka-rose: :iconkapunua: :iconloobywibble: :iconnendil: :iconolego: :iconom-nom-berries: :iconuniesque:

  23. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
  24. Well, my sister has a dA account so there's obviously her. Outside of immediate family... :iconpleaseremove: (pleaseremovepleaseremove) I've know since forever. And then there's :iconolego: (olegoolego) who if I remember rightly gave me an invite code for LJ all those years ago and got me into the whole social network thing.

  25. What are your preferred tools to create art?
  26. For the digital photos I tend to use an Olympus C3030-ZOOM. It's a very old compact digital but has a nice fast lens and full manual control (something which is missing in a lot of modern compacts, and which I occasionally find invaluable when I'm trying for a particular balance between aperture and exposure). I do have newer cameras, but I'll still sometimes dig the old Olympus out as I'm used to it and know how to make it achieve what I want.

    For film, an even older Nikon F-301 manual-focus SLR. There's something quite satisfying about creating photos on actual film that you don't get with digital cameras.

  27. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
  28. Somewhere I'm out exploring, particularly if it's out in the countryside and there's a glorious sky.

  29. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
  30. I don't have many memories of the dA community as I never got really involved with it - my uploads only get a low number of views and I'm not part of any groups/communities/whatever-they're-called. On the other hand, since I mainly upload photos they all come with memories for me of where I was when I took the photo and what I was doing.


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UNIesque's avatar
You know it's so interesting - I'm pretty sure you found me through encyclopedia dramatica back in the day. You saw past all the crap, and your username stuck with me because of that. Glad you like the art~! :]
the-boggyb's avatar
That probably wasn't me as I don't think I ever had an account on encyclopedia dramatica - perhaps there's another BoggyB out there? In any case I think I found you via your Zelda!SailorMoon fanfic, and that I probably tripped across while following faved stories/authors on fanfiction.net (I find that's the most reliable way of finding good fanfic - start with a fanfic I like and see what the author has faved).
UNIesque's avatar
No need for an account, anyone can see those pages. But it was your username coupled with the avatar - you haven't changed it in years. Anyway, not important. ^^ It's definitely more surprising to me that anyone enjoyed that story!
CrimiClown's avatar
Good to see you alive and kicking. It's been a while since I've been here and it always induces a trip down memory lane.

Is Jazz still jazzin'? ;)
the-boggyb's avatar
Jazz is still jazzin' - I don't know if you follow the JCF, but JJ2+ is still a thing and recently someone's released a fan remake of JJ2. It's been a while since I've actually played JJ2 though, I mostly just keep an eye on the JCF as a stealthy administrator. Though the UNniversary Bash is coming up so I might dig it out and play a few rounds...