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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: 

Swag by Ikue


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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Are you more inclined to respond favourably to help from someone with an avatar that is: 

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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Ikue Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The link I provided in my previous comment will take you to the help page. From there you will see a contact link that you can use to get in touch with the help desk. There is even a contact button in a module on my profile page. :)
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Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you are one of the few staff members I have NOT had a problem with. however, there are two who are extremely rude, incompetent, and unhelpful. who should I speak to about problems with the staff?
Ikue Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear that! Sometimes Policy may not always agree with everyone, but your can reach out to Heidi to discuss admin conduct if you'd like. :)
Reitanna-Seishin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much
lemontea Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
Ikue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Llama jump 
Inu1990x Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
can i use linux os like tail or parrot may use thor on them and what about wifi router with opendns will this cause any problem to my account here
BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there random deviantartist! I just want to offer you something... a hug. Glomp! Hug Huggle! Tight Hug
You deserve it! Forget all those pansy chains that say you need (insert
number) of hugs to be truly loved, all you need is ONE person to show 
their appreciation for you to know that you are beautiful and of amazing
worth! I just want you to know that no matter what, you are important 
to me, you deserve a smile on your face, and happiness in your heart. 
Have a very, very splendid day/night wherever you are!
love emote by snorasaurus :allyouneedislove: by stuck-in-suburbia :thatssocute: by stuck-in-suburbia :lovesquee: by stuck-in-suburbia Hug a heart by Colorcatcher ~Bailey, just a random friend!
Ikue Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hugs are awesome!!! Thanks so much! :love:
BaileyBushes Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so very welcome my dear friend C:
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