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There have been quite a lot of changes on DeviantArt recently. Some good, some bad, some unbelievably sad, but today is our birthday and I'm gonna party like it's 1999!

Below are my answers to the question meme about my account and my time here. You should totally copy them from the official birthday article and make your own! Speaking of the official birthday article, don't forget to comment on it so you get your much coveted 15th BirthDAy badge! I don't wanna hear you complaining in the helpdesk that you didn't get yours. ;)


  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?

    I was a cruiser and desktop stealer from late 2000/early 2001 but finally took the plunge and created an account on Sep. 23, 2003! It's almost my accounts 12th birthday!

  • What does your username mean?

    My username is named after the voice actor for Pikachu from the cartoon series Pokémon; Ikue Ōtani. When pokémon first came out I was obsessed and my folks bought me a themed calendar and I noticed her birthday linked up with a special day of my own so I adopted it as my online handle. You'll find me across the www with the handle ikue or pikachu or some combination of the two.

  • Describe yourself in three words.

    I choose you!

  • Are you left or right handed?

    When I was little I would write with my left hand but in primary school they literally beat it out of me. I'm a righty now, and can't even fathom how to write with my left.

  • What was your first deviation?

    A desktop wallpaper I made based on a tutorial I found to teach myself Photoshop.

  • What is your favourite type of art to create?

    My favourite type of art to make is always the next piece I'm going to create. I honestly don't like to be bogged down by genre when it comes to art. There are so many different kinds and ways to make it, I just like to see where the inspiration takes me. Right now it's baking. Yesterday it was photomanips. Tomorrow it could be anything!

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    Calligraphy/Typography. I love to dabble, but just don't have the time to practice!

  • What was your first favourite?

    It seems that the deviant that posted my very first fav has since removed it, but my next oldest is My Angel by: klassikalfreak

  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    Probably digital art.More specifically Vector.

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    Oh man… that's an impossible question to answer! It depends on what I'm in the mood for that day. There are so many varied artists that make me squeal in delight every time one of their masterpieces graces my notifications centre I truly can't decide.

  • If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    Athos-of-Light, kaotickell, shebid, and anyone else who would like to meet! I've been blessed to check off a lot of names from my need to meet list, but there is always room for more.

  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    So many of you have taught me that it's okay not to fit it. That I could stray from the norm and still be loved and that I will always cherish.

  • What are your preferred tools to create art?

    Illustrator, Photoshop, Ballpoint Pen, HTML, CSS, Camera, Cooking Ingredients, whatever else I can get my hands on!

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    The internet! Working from home I don't get out much, so it's nice to have an enormous source of inspiration just a click away.

  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

    There are so many but one of my most vivid is from the Vector Week program I ran for projecteducate waaaay back in July of 2008. I met some of the most amazing people and shared my favourite art style at the time with some of the best artists in that genre. We talked for countless hours about art and nothing at all and formed a bond I don't think will ever be broken. It was educational for me in so many ways more than just what vector art really was. It's so hard to put into words… I just love everything about that week, even the crappy setbacks and arguments. It was such an amazing rollercoaster.



Just bought my first new computer in nearly 9 years! Can't wait to experience what all has changed in computing in nearly a decade but why does it hurt to spend hard earned money?
Can you become king of the castle? #MarioMaker

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Tshirts and sketchbooks and stickers, oh my! Just in time for my 12 year #DAnniversary tomorrow I got some awesome swag in the mail! :DALove: 

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Chris Carey
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
The Bahamas

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
^Ikue has been a devious member of our community for almost 7 years and in this time he has proven to be nothing short of dedicated and devoted. Whilst volunteering his time over the last 22 months as a Gallery Moderator within the Community Relations Team, Chris has brought the Vector gallery and many vector artists directly into the spotlight. ^Ikue's commitment to the community is evident in everything he touches and you can always find him reaching out to others with an encouraging word. Chris is a natural leader with a vibrant and empathic personality, and is a role model for deviants everywhere. It's even rumoured that his blood is really deviantART green! For all this and more we recognize ^Ikue with the final Deviousness Award of 2009. Congratulations!
-awarded December 2009


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43 deviants said A photo of the person / caricature of the person
28 deviants said Their favourite character/meme/image
15 deviants said Logo/brand of the company they work for


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Pradargio Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
Hello. I am ProfessorAdagio, previously banned for scamming people while I was admin of the Group Beyond-Universe. I completely understand you will ban this account I have created, I have no dispute with that. I just wanted to turn your attention toward this:…

I have attempted to explain the situation that I became aware of over my monthly checkups on DeviantART. I was hoping you could check this situation over and resolve this as you can. The current admin in my place there doesn't understand my message at all, and is and has been harassing an innocent Deviant along with a co-conspirator.

I appreciate that you have taken the time to read this and check out the issue at hand.

ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Traditional Artist
Since i know it will be an eternity or never when i get a response to my note to the help desk, i just wanted to point out a glitch to the DA staff.

When i went to submit my entry, the timer said i had roughly an hour left. I had refreshed the page too when i was almost done. (shouldn't have needed to anyway)

However, it would not let me submit to that category when i tried. The timer was suddenly at 0. As i was uploading, it said i had close to an hour left. 

This also happened to  SmoochiLuci  You guys owe it to us to accept our entries because of this big error on DAs part.   
SweetCreeper132PL Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eyy, what's up? by SweetCreeper132PL
AdoptableMakerz Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, Chris!
I was wondering about Art Theft and your take on it?

Se,, I do understand that saving an image isn't really "stealing" but is copyright infringement, however do you really believe that us deviants aren't allowed to report someone doing this?

Either way, I just wanted to know your take on it- though I understand this is considered a job for you, so if you can't say anything it's fine.

Though I have to ask, is there any way to make suggestions to dA staff, to help improve dA itself? :s
Raph-The-Muscles Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Hello I've sent report on a person who report me for just telling him to not stalk my page so much because it was making me uncomfortable. Can you do something about it please? *sigh*

He has been saying a lot of rude things & all I said was not to stalk my page.
EveSoderlundOfficial Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! How are you? I hope you're doing well! :love::aww:
alleycatwoman127 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Can I report a bug that's been happening? It's only happening every time I wanna visit a profile or if I wanna go through my notifications. It's bugging me and I just wanna know if I can report it to someone. Please and Thank you, sir.
Ikue Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear you're having issues! Feel free to report any bugs through the help contact form. :)
alleycatwoman127 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
hello? are you still there? i really need help.
alleycatwoman127 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
okay but where do i go to do that?
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