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  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Listening to: laptop fan
  • Reading: this exact line
  • Watching: my last few minutes awake for today
  • Playing: rewind for my daily existence check-up
  • Drinking: water
1) Three years of Deviation Madness (2002-2005)
I remember a time when I submited almost in a daily basis here in DA. I was, back then, a somewhere in between late adolescent and a must-pay-bills semi adult. Those were, without a doubt, productive days, artisticaly speaking. I evolved in some ways, tried almost everything, from indie and 3D abstract, vectors and logoshit, to dark, grungy type poetry experiments. I got to know people from the four corners of the world and shared loads of commentaries, opinions, discussions and most of all, the love for the art itself

2) The reason I left Deviant Art
I started working really hard and my arpadism crafts started getting behind. Never forgotten, but distant enough to bury it. Took all my submissions after a small, lets say.. hick-up, with this guy who didn't understand why he had to pay to use a typeface I was developing back then. I got really angry and thrusted a line all over the word "Deviant".

3) Keeping in mind what is important
The most important thing that happened to me here in DA, was my career start. I should say I got my first well-oriented constant paying job, here amongst this community. My portfolio was very good besides being very big, I had almost 250 Da submissions.

4) 2005-2007 Situation
And so here I am, getting the hang of it, fighting for life. I still am at Accedo, a small but top quality portuguese agency for interactive websites and graphic design, no one can deny it. I sold my silver BWM R1150GS and bought a Smart Fourfour (please, no questions, I miss my bikes even more I miss DA heheh) and I'll have my own flat until the end of 2007's December. Its all going well though I work my butt off.

5) Getting back my Arpad mojo
I miss the deviantions, the thrill of the comments, but what I miss the most, is the challenging process of the raw creation, intentioned or not, in its purity and subliminary essence.

6) Promisses
To my deviants, constructive critiscism and good feedback. From arpad.. let's see.

Best wishes for all my Deviant friends. Good to be back.

arpad
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Bakaar Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
I'm glad you are back! :hug:

I'm also glad to hear you got a job designing web sites, since I know you enjoy it.

Just don't let the little "hick ups" on Deviant Art bother you this time. There are jerks everywhere, even here on DA. After all my time here I have learned to just ignore the crazy people and move on. :lmao:
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texugo Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Benvindo de volta compadre;)
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arpad Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
bom estar de volta, compadre!! :hug:
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texugo Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
:highfive:
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ipratropium Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
viva.. vamos l ver isso..
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cogwurx Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I'm glad you are back. You were missed.
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baltazart Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
volta.. faz falta o teu trabalho por aqui, inspira:)
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getcarter Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Photographer
welcome back, my friend - Im also one of those, who left and is back now again - rock on!
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