I'm so sorry it takes me three months to write a decent journal! I keep telling myelf i need to post these more often but then I forget or tweet about it so it's kind of a lost cause :B. Don't have much of an exciting life anyway, so it would be just boring updates >.>
So a few of you have already heard, but for those who haven't, Today marks the start of my full time employment with deviantART. YAY Me! You're probably like... "wth, aren't you already a staff member?" And the answer would be yes. The only difference is for these past months I've only been employed part time for dA and part time for another local company. But now I can kick that other crappy job to the side of the road and focus all my efforts on this amazing community! It's been 6 months and 7 days since I joined the ranks of staff and I'm still madly in love with what I do. In those six months I've answered just under 9,600 help desk tickets and responded to nearly 5,000 emails. I hope to hit the 10k mark by the end of the week. I try not to look at the numbers and focus on actually helping people, but it makes me so happy that I've been able to answer almost 10,000 questions.
I'm totally looking forward to working entirely from home in the buff and turning into a hermit. Sunlight is over rated anyway and I've already stopped shaving and ironing so when I am forced to leave my man cave I can at least look the part.
If you think I'm excited about making full time, it doesn't hold a candle to how pee-my-pants-excited I am about the huge 10 year Birthday Bash! I have always wanted to visit HQ and this is the perfect excuse! I cannot wait to meet all of the amazing deviants and llamas. I've never even been to a devMeet, and have never met an actual deviant face to face except for the ones I encouraged to join. The monkey and I will be there ready to party hearty, so if you're going PLEASE find us and give us a squee! You'll be able to tell who we are cause we'll be the one spazzing the hell out from all the awesomeness. Though that might apply to everyone there, so I'll think of something to help us stand out before the day and get back to you. I will be there allllllll day, so please let me know if you're going, I'd love to meet you in person! :D If you can't make it to LA don't you worry! There will be live video feeds so I'll be taking tweet requests for what you want me to do for the camera, as well as all the other amazing games and activities that will be happening on the web that day. Whether you're going to one of the other worldwide devMeets that day (check #hq for more details), joining us at the House of Blues or staying home and tuning in from your computer there will be good times had by all!
I love it when you guys send me random Pikachu related art. PLEASE keep 'em coming! <3