I used to be gibberstoadzdoll, I named myself after my initials GIB and I was engaged to Toadling (<s>he no longer uses this site, so I guess it is safe to 'mention' him, lols</s>). I retained the name for a long time, not wanting to lose all my watchers and those I was watching. But finally, I could not stand seeing his name up there any more.
The aforementioned Dream-Dangerous introduced me to silverbane because his profile pic looked like a young Keifer Sutherland, and he is a good artist. We were all in a coloring book club called BigFatKitty . He and I started talking and fell into dA loves. Nine years later and we have a seven year old son together. dA has been a part of my life for close to a decade.
I became involved with the dA community in 2010 when Silverbane bought me my first Premium Membership for Valentine's Day. I began to code journal skins and joined a ton of skinning groups and dArelated groups. Before that, I would casually post my art and comment and fave things a bit and that was my extent of dA usage. Journal skinning has given me something to contribute to the greater community and I love it. I've learned a lot here from my peers and in turn have taught others what I know. I have made a lot of friends on dA that I consider to be real friends. It would be awesome to meet them in person someday. I would love to go to a dAmeet some time, but I don't really live near anything.
So, that is my dA story. I came here with friends, lost those friends, found true love and made new friends. As my life evolved, so did dA, side by side. I love you, dA!