I can't say I saw this coming.
First of all, I'd like to give a huge thank-you to `DomiSM
for featuring me in the first place. Also, I think an equally monumental thank-you is in order for all the people who have shown their love and support--especially the commenters. You guys mean the world to me. <3 I'd reply to everyone individually, but you can only phrase "thank you, you're an amazing person" so many ways before it starts to sound shallow. Still, rest assured that all parties involved in this little escapade will receive llama badges in due time.
Finally, I'd like to thank my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Nettelmeyer, for occasionally giving me cookies for no discernible reason.
Okay, now the story of my reaction. (Yes, I know; I'm being terribly self-indulgent here. Just humor me.)
I slunk out of bed yesterday and crawled up to my computer desk, as I frequently do when I first wake up. My laptop gurgled to life, and I hopped on over to deviantART to see if I had anything noteworthy in my Deviations inbox. That's when I saw something that I had never seen before.
My Feedback Messages number was higher than my Deviations.
Needless to say, my heart missed a beat or two. I'd read enough stories from DD winners to know where this was probably going. But I still couldn't believe it. Me, win a daily deviation? For what?
I couldn't open up my inbox fast enough.
It was really, really surreal to suddenly find that I had gotten over four hundred favorites over the course of a single night. It was even more shocking when I realized that I was getting two or three addition favorites every minute
. For a while, I honestly wondered if I was still dreaming. Now that I think about it, I guess I'm still wondering that.
And lemme tell you: to say that I'm over the moon about this would be a egregious understatement! I'm thrilled! Overjoyed! Ecstatic
! I want to run naked through a field of wheat, screaming to the heavens, "I got a dailey deviation!"
Okay, maybe I'm not that
excited. But I'm still pretty darn happy about the whole thing. And, yes, DDs are technically not awards, just features. And sure, they don't mean all that much in long run. But still, it's an accomplishment, right?
At any rate, this whole ordeal has confirmed my suspicions that I might, in fact, be a halfway decent artist. However, the road to wholeway decency still waits to be traversed. Join me, won't you?
In other news, my Round 5 entry for TBOS (the catalyst for this mess) is slowly being uploaded to my Sta.sh. If you have the time, I'd appreciate it deeply if you would look over 'em and let me know of any grammatical or narrative problems that I may have missed.
(No peeking, ~Oreramar
Scouts' honor, okay?)
Chapter 1: [link]
Chapter 2: [link]