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Vltava by allixsenos Vltava :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 9 2 invisible in Prague by allixsenos invisible in Prague :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 4 0 reflecting me reflecting you by allixsenos reflecting me reflecting you :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 15 3 Marin Headlands sunset HDR by allixsenos Marin Headlands sunset HDR :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 5 4 golden by allixsenos golden :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 3 0 party at the lookout by allixsenos party at the lookout :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 3 0 sanfran by allixsenos sanfran :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 6 2 two buddies in the big city by allixsenos two buddies in the big city :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 13 0 at the docks by allixsenos at the docks :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 4 0 manual by allixsenos manual :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 2 0 street by allixsenos street :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 4 0 pose by allixsenos pose :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 3 2 photobomb by allixsenos photobomb :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 1 0 focus by allixsenos focus :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 2 6 wtff by allixsenos wtff :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 1 0 enter the matrix by allixsenos enter the matrix :iconallixsenos:allixsenos 4 6

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New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts
Two weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols.  Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing.  While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock.  These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present.  A positive outlook.  The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did &
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Happy holidays from deviantART!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite ar
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Merry Christmas + What is love?
:star:  LOVE IS...
Once upon a time, many moons ago, Pachunka asked me, "What is love?"  I'm not sure the kind of answer he was expecting, but he received the following response:
Pretend that you're hungry.  Really, really hungry.  Famished.  You come home after a long day at work and fix yourself the most perfect sandwich ever.  It's the sandwich to end all other sandwiches -- made from the freshest of materials, exactly to your specifications.  Just as you're about to take the first bite, your significant other comes through the door and mentions how good the sandwich looks.  You then give away your sandwich away without a second thought.  This is love.
The holiday season provides an opportunity for people to reflect on, and be thankful for, the good things in our lives -- health, family, friends and success.  But after a conversation with a good fri
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Goodbye, deviantART!
A few years ago, when I was 26, I had a job doing .NET work for the State of South Carolina. I worked as a private contractor with others, in a stuffy, old office space. The people I worked with were older and I constantly butted heads with them because they were set in their ways and I was not. I was brimming with ideas, all the time. But whenever I suggested them, they were shot down, in typical government bureaucratic fashion. I hated getting up at the crack of dawn to drive to work, only to drive home after the sun had set, raging at the thought of all the minutes of my life wasted doing things I felt had no impact and, in turn, made me feel that my life was without meaning. Everything felt bland and uninspired. 
My boyfriend at the time, Eric (mendozaaa), suggested I start job-hunting. I didn't know what I was looking for, but I figured I'd know it when I found it. I interviewed with a few companies, but none of them felt like a good fit for me. When I saw deviantART in
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Today was my last day at deviantART :(

It all came together very suddenly, and every next step feels like it's happening even faster than the last one. This Wednesday I received a really exciting offer that made my heart race. It was a scary kind of excitement. It was definitely out of my comfort zone. And the more I sat there, not thinking about it, the more I was thinking about it.

I will leave the details of my next endeavor for another day, but I wanted to take this oportunity to reflect on almost 3 full years as dA staff, a dt developer, and what it all meant.


These past 3 years have been incredible. I've gotten to work side by side, with and for, some of the best people I've ever met, profesionally and privately. The deviantART staff is incredibly talented and passionate, and I'll forever be thankful for the opportunity to spend this much time with them.


I've grown to care for all of them, and to form bonds so close I don't joke when I call them family. These people have celebrated the best of times with me, and helped me through the worst of times. I trust them with the skeletons in my closet, and I'm thankful they've shown me the same.


I will miss the Christmas parties, I will miss the offsites, I will miss the millions of Skype messages that I woke up to, I will miss the inside jokes and the feeling of belonging to something so big and so amazing.



I'll miss the community too. No price tag could be put on recieving a private note from a user thanking you for fixing something for them, or implementing something they like. Those made my WEEK when I'd get them.

I could only wish a community this passionate to anyone building a community product.



I love you all and I had a blast.


To an exciting new voyage! Cheers!


--Luka, no longer breaking deviantART

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Luka Kladaric
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Croatia
I write the codez that run the site.

I sometimes break it.

I often fix it, too.

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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Misc Emoji (Happy Birthday Bunny n Bear) [PMotes] by Jerikuto
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leomon32 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy bday !
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lemontea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
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LexisSketches Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day!
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Happy Birthday! :iconballoonplz:
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!!
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday from #seniors! :la:
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank youu
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leomon32 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Happy bday
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allixsenos Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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