Not posting this for the badge, but to tell how I got to where I am. If you're interested in that, take a look.
I officially joined deviantART in November of 2007. I had been aware of the site though for around a year and had finally made an account after my good friend Eddie, whose dA alias is Cwayon, made one to follow the brilliant photomanipulation work of two well-known tag/sig artists in the underground digital art scene. One was the now deceased tag artist who went by PMI, who had co-founded the legendary (in the underground digital art scene) Masterworks collective. The other person I still know to this day, though athma has removed all of their work from deviantART upon departing the world of graphic design to pursue another line of work.
Upon joining I posted a few of my digital artworks and saw dA as a place to upload and archive my art. It wasn't until around late 2009 I became aware of dA as a place for literature, which had always been my first and foremost pa