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Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 5:36 PM
Long time no see! It has been a super-busy few years. Last year especially so, with the huge 9.1 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. The March 11 event hat trick caused a huge amount of pain throughout Japan, touching and affecting the lives of millions.

As a result of the disaster relief efforts, I was crazy busy last year, especially the months immediately following the huge earthquake and its after-effects. I never really got time to think through a decent web strategy ... until now.

Without further ado, I would like to introduce my deviantART family and friends to

What started out as a cool URL shortener for my personal use on twitter has been transformed into my new home on the internets. This is the one site where I will primarily share my thoughts on various topics and upload content - such as pictures - for sharing.

I hope all is well with everyone around here. Sorry I do not participate like I once did, but life has dramatically changed since those good ole days - days I will always remember with fond memories.

Take a look at when you have an opportunity and please let me know what, if anything, you think of the site. I always love to receive constructive criticism on my projects.

Speaking of which, before I run ...

A few close friends and I are working on a web-related project many deviants might find intriguing. Stay tuned for more information. ;-)




Scott Jarkoff, The Yellow Alien
I am generally referred to as The Yellow Alien here on deviantART even though my real name is Scott Jarkoff. Since 1990, ten years prior to co-founding deviantART, I have been living in central Japan near Yokohama, the third largest city in this island country.

While I am a co-founder my daily activities label me as the Director, Community Development. I manage and oversee our Help Desk Team, Policy Violation Team, News Team and the Message Network @dministration. The position is effectively that of the one who leads the community in the various directions that it needs to go. Sounds weird, I know, but that is the basic definition. Management, and general community administration, take up a large portion of my time but I also submit product specifications in order to make your suggestions a reality.

Throughout your travels here at deviantART you should pay tribute to matteo, arc and tack for the large amount of help that they gave deviantART in its early days.

Current Age: 36
Current Residence: Tokyo, Japan
Operating System: Mac OS X & iOS
MP3 player of choice: iPhone $ver
Favourite cartoon character: *ME* aka The Yellow Alien
Personal Quote: Oderint Dum Metuant


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SadBiscuit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Student Writer
canttel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your account is as old as my cousin.

Cri evritiem
nihilist-0 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015
almost 15 years!
nosugarjustanger Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
Hello!! :eager:
HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015   Photographer
You co-founded DeviantART from Japan? Interesting.
Pleebus Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
did you really say "deviantart was a mistake"?
HiroHamada Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
First user on deviantART confirmed.
Lexi247 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Just stopping by to say hello :hug: Have a wonderful day~!
Vinchinderlous Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jark ^^
Serrara Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sir Jark, I am honored to comment on this page.

Your ingenuity and brilliance created a site that while having some flaws, is nevertheless my true home.
I cannot thank you more for this wonderful creation.

Super-Kapkid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You took the words right out of my mouth to be on the page of the co-creator of deviantART, is truly one of the biggest honours I could imagine. But I wonder, who else helped create the site? I understand that he is a co-creator, but who else helped? I will visit them as well
Serrara Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There was a guy named DaveB who co-founded the site too,
along with the (not so well loved) spyed
Super-Kapkid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could favorite comments, I would have favorited this one, first. Thanks, :)
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sparkschu0172 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
HearseGurl Featured By Owner Edited Feb 14, 2015
I know I haven't commented before, but glad to see you back. I always wondered where you ran away to Sir!

Anyway, hope things were good, all your holidays were good and here's to a new year!

(Can't believe how time flies) :XD:
MilkTimeforMe Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
It is an honor to comment on your page, sir. You've created such a wondrous website. Thank you...
TheSniper2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Hello there.
Solwings Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
ayy lmao
prorrie Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Artist
Top kek
Hype6 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did dA look in the 2000's?
Hype6 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Agg typo
Likopinina Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Misc Emoji-01 (Christmas Tree) [V1] MERRY CHRISTMAS!Misc Emoji-01 (Christmas Tree) [V1] 
fdfxd2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Not going to really pretend to know exactly who you were from the start,
neither am I going to pretend that I didn't find you from Web archives.

but man

14 years

that's like
my entire life time.
fdfxd2 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
OH you are the co founder of DA!

Should have known.

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