Okay, trying to adjust and get back to normal, and this seems ideal to put something else at the front of the journal.
I signed up on dA... apparently in 2006, just to fave and maybe comment on some pictures, and barely used the account for a couple of years.
Back then I was active on Yahoo! 360, and that was where I became kind of known in the DiD community. I wrote on my blog there at least weekly, even if I had to force it. When I got into Second Life
, I no longer found the time for 360 (although I felt guilty about it) and to the internet outside of SL I probably appeared to vanish for a while. 360 shut down, and I guess I appeared to pop up again when I started posting on dA.
First upload to dA, New Year's Eve 2008. I'd always wanted some way of creating my own images despite an inability to draw, and finding Poser etc too daunting to consider. Second Life photography gave me an outlet. The above isn't the worst of my early pieces; it looks primitive to me now, but I'm not too ashamed to have it see the light again.
At the time I was playing in a certain sim with which I've had a notoriously rocky relationship, and my main intention was actually to help promote that sim via dA. I'd later end up using dA to deliver a poisonous kiss off to that sim in a fairly petty fashion, so... It was just weird and unpredictable how that worked out. And I'm weird and unpredictable and overly volatile. (Most pictures associated with that sim subsequently removed.)
When I first started posting on dA, I don't think anybody else was doing fetish images from SL. I remember searching and just finding vanilla SL shots. I can't say it was all me, but it seemed like I helped to start something. I've also heard from a lot - really, I can't overstate how often it comes up - a lot of people who say they started in SL because of me, which is just really weird to know.
The classic bikini RP with Qadriyya and Marek. Still a set that gets a lot of attention, and one of the best spontaneous roleplays I've done.
Nomad-inspired picture that took a lot more work than is probably apparent. Still fond of this one.
Rare example of me combining photomanip with SL pics. I should do more of this.
One of my more ambitious multiple-avatar pics. There's good reason I don't do more of these.
So this is who I am now, "EnglishDamsel from deviantART". I've had a lot of fun interactions here, made a lot of friends, really too many to single anybody out.
, all have semi-regularly done pictures of me (or Miss Britain) and I appreciate them along with all the others. A couple of people who've commissioned pictures of me, but I'm not sure if they'd prefer to be anonymous. bmovievillain
I knew before dA, but deserve special mentions.