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Tue Mar 1, 2016, 9:59 AM

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Kimbra - Hi Def Distance Romance

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Eight years ago, LadyLincoln gave me my first Daily Deviation on my first account. At the time I didn't really know how to process that. I'd only been on DeviantArt for about eight months, and it seemed like one of those things that didn't happen to very many people. At the time I didn't really expect that I would ever get one, but then suddenly I had one, and I had no idea what to do.

Since then, I've received four other Daily Deviations, given out more than 200 of them myself, volunteered here for two years and worked here for three. I've learned a lot, made some very important friendships, and had life experiences that had I missed, I doubtlessly would not be where I am now. And now, on top of all of those other things I have to be grateful for...I also have the honor of saying that I was given the Deviousness Award.

Celebrating Deviousness - March 2016

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing ikazon
:iconikazon:
In a very spontaneous turn of events involving a fateful tupperware bowl, my mom unintentionally met with a medium at a Christmas party when I was eight years old, and that medium told her (among other things) that I was going to be a writer someday. My mom didn’t tell me about this whole happening until several years after I told her I wanted to write for a living, but still, how crazy is that, right?
My name is Trevor, and I’m a happy-go-lucky Californian currently employed as a content writer and marketing associate. I first branched out into creative writing when I was fifteen because I told an elaborate lie about how I wrote stories so I could i


There was a time before I first became a Community Volunteer where I think I used to imagine what it would be like to get Deviousness. I think I had this mental image of shocked excitement but also a bit of pride, feeling like "yeah, this is awesome and I really worked hard for it", or something. I don't really know, it's been more than 6 years since then. But now, in the midst of actually receiving it, all I can think to myself is "there are so many people who deserve this", and I just find myself tremendously humbled by the whole experience, because there are so many people who deserve this, and there are so many people in the community who have done so much to help others, just because they can, and so to be picked for this is...well, I don't know that I have words for it. I am a very small person in the grand scheme of the world, but I'm very moved. Being here has been a privilege and a journey that I haven't once regretted.

I promise I'm not normally this melodramatic. :P Just...in awe still. That's all.

There are a lot of people I would like to thank right now, but I know me, I will absolutely forget to thank someone I should be thanking. So, I won't risk that, and instead I'm going to give one blanket thank you. If you know I should be thanking you, I am thanking you. If you think I might be thanking you, I am thanking you. If you're like 99% sure that I'm not thanking you, well, that's too bad because I'm thanking you too. :laughing:

Music corner:


青い目とウロコで うろうろする僕はシーラカンス
どこかへ走り出しそう さよならする深い夜から
曖昧な若さを 無理に丸め ゴミだとした
どうか僕が僕のままあり続けられますように
(English translation)


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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
We are all small people, but even small people deserve big things to happen! :love: :glomp:
Especially if they are as positive and nice as you are :tighthug:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
Which is why it happened to you first! :dummy: :love: :huggle:
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:iconginkgografix:
ginkgografix Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Pfff! :nana: :hug:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations you Deviant!  :D  That truly is awesome.  I hadn't checked the current Deviousness article, so just seeing this now.  You deserve this and are muchly appreciated by the community.  :D  
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
Hahaha, thank you! :D :hug: Hope you're doing well, by the way!
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a dandy lion.  Not much of interest.  Doing my art thing ;D  And how goes you?
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016   Writer
Busy, busy! Just got hired on full-time at work, so I am really late to getting to everything else, including this comment XD; Sorry for the delay! But hey, glad to hear things aren't bad for you anyway :D
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Grats!  Sometimes it is good to be busy.  Unless it stresses you out ;D  Things have changed since my last comment!  Found out I'm pregnant, so we'll be adding a new addition to our family in December!  So now, we gotta get busy getting things ready :D  My son is excited, he's been asking for a baby for years!  :rofl:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016   Writer
Oh! Congratulations! That's wonderful news, I hope that the term goes smoothly! :w00t:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  Smoothly so far, see the doctor in a few weeks.  I'm still very early, so have to wait :B
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016   Writer
Well, that's good to hear so far, anyway! Hopefully the rest of the way continues to be this smooth c:
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TanyaSimoneSimpson Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
Getting deviousness is a weird and beautiful feeling. I cried (for real) and felt that thing you mentioned that there are so many people who deserve it. It is humbling to realise that other people see you as one of those people who deserves it :hug:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
You definitely were one of those people that deserved it, Tanya. Thank you so much :huggle: :heart:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
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:iconmoonbeam13:
Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Love you 4evah <3
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
You da bes :love: :huggle:
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:iconoughter:
Oughter Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you're probably not thanking me. like i can feel it, that blanket was just big enough for everyone else but it some how missed me. 
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
I have thanked you like four times already. It was absolutely pointed at you :I
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:iconoughter:
Oughter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
no, but get this

post apocalytical world. you are an overloard among monkeys, your base is in japan. sacanaktion is your court entertainment. 

you have not thanked me yet. 
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
The way you describe it is exactly how i felt about it. To be honest, i actually didn't even know about it for a day and then when i saw my name in the footer i thought it was some kind of mistake because just as you, i strongly felt so many more people would be more deserving of it than i was. Like you, for example :highfive:
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:icongillianivy:
GillianIvy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
That's sweet of you :hug: But you definitely deserved it! :nod:
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:iconlintu47:
Lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you ^^ :blush:
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:iconpennedinwhite:
PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations! I do agree it was long overdue! :heart:

:rose:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconninebark:
ninebark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Monkey Lick 
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
I haven't seen that emote in ages :lol: :huggle:
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:iconfllnthblnk:
fllnthblnk Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
:cookie:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
A Will cookie! Been a while since I've gotten one of those! :w00t:
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:iconvocable:
Vocable Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016   Writer
<3
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
You are too sweet, and thank you for all the nice things you had to say :huggle: :love:
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:iconvocable:
Vocable Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016   Writer
Thanks for being a guy who can have nice things said about them! :hug:
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:iconserendiipitii:
Serendiipitii Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Student General Artist
You are more than deserving of this award, well done.
:heart:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
It was long overdue, honey. I am proud of you and of everything you have accomplished here- and beyond. Your friendship is a beautiful light in my life.

Love you :heart:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016   Writer
You're an amazing person and I'm lucky to be able to call you a friend :hug: :love:
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:iconladylincoln:
LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
So are you :heart: :tighthug:
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You may be a small person in real life but definitely not in the scheme of anything. :laughing:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
I dunno, I'd argue that I'm still a small person in the grand scheme of things, but even so. :lol: :hug:
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you're biased. :evileye:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016   Writer
I mean, on an objective scientific level, we're all very small in the grand scheme of things, so I'm decidedly not biased :laughing:
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:iconexillior:
Exillior Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
On an objective scientific level, we're not. We're made up of trillions of molecules! We're immense. :lol: On a subjective scientific level, we're small compared to the universe...
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats, my dear, you SO deserve it!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
Thank you, Eve! :huggle: :love:
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:iconjdrainville:
jdrainville Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations!  I honestly thought you'd already received one. :giggle:

:hug:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
I had not, but thank you all the same! :dummy: :huggle:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016   Photographer
I was shocked when I saw it was you. For all the good reasons in this world. I was absolutely certain you already had received the Deviousness Award. When I realised you hadn't yet,I felt proud. Proud of you doing all these great things for this website and you not even knowing what an amazing human being you are.

You're a rockstar and I'd love giving you a hug again! Congrats, hon. You absolutely deserve it :heart:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016   Writer
You're too nice to me, Nancy. XD Thank you :huggle: :heart:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016   Photographer
Just returning what you've given me, Trevor! :love:
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:iconikazon:
ikazon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016   Writer
:huggle:
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