I joined the site back on April 15, 2005. A friend at the time recommended the site to me, knowing I enjoyed drawing and such. I'm so glad that swirV did. I've never looked back.
Before I came here I was just a girl doodling pictures on scraps of paper in her living room. This site (and its people) have turned me into a girl who realises dreams. Travel. Writing. Everything.
This place has always been home. I can take it with me anywhere I go. Whether I'm in Australia, Europe, America, Asia... it's with me. Wherever I am, I know I have a familiar place to turn to.
I've run competitions. I've run groups. I've accepted challenges and collaborated. I've taken part in the community, and the community has given back. Outsiders don't understand, but we do.
I'd like to think in years to come I will still be hanging around here. Even when my books have been published. No matter what country I might be in, or who I may be with, this place will still be home.