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Happy New Year!

Quick Thoughts on deviantART ...

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
A few really quick thoughts:

1) DA's reimagining, rebranding, updated logo, and overall story is fabulous. I will have more to say later, most likely in a longer journal post.

2) I am going to make a concerted effort to be more active in the community again.

3) Need to rebrand my own image here on DA. The current branding is a bit ... dated.

It almost feels like I'm coming home after being gone for years ...

Zero by jark
The only fully intact Zero left from WWII is in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC.
Hello world Handshake This probe's for you! 
Long time no talk ... - my new home on the internets

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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shadowangel33 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Student Artist
i know :D
Splaser Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Well yeah, that's what you get when you subtract 2000 from 2014.
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Splaser Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Epic meme, bro.
lawilmer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hiya!!Wave I was just wondering on how you make a emoticon like La la la la. just curious. BUT I MUST KNOW, IT IS URGENT!!! also, Llama jump I gave u a lamaLlama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
samcollends Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
groscochon72 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
omg aliens ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!! well aliens are the 2nd best. pigs are #1 :XD:
zydaria Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
i am surprised i wasn't watching you yet

well, now you are on my fabulous dudes list  :lelele: 
thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
good to meet you user 1 
DalmationCat Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
you're the guy who banned people for drawing anime in 2003 :stare:
mmv303 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
coolestawesome10 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magickitten6464 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Artist
Can you bring back thoughtart ?
SharkRadiation Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
    hello! im here to ask about an account you used to own, called 'shark'? is there any possibility for that name to be up for grabs? id gladly pay a bit of USD or points for it. please answer me! thank you!
darkstar11111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi there came to tell you about my friends project its name is project earn im putting links all over DA for the project so I came to give you one  if you get the time ples come and have a look heres the link… thank you for your time have a grate day:happybounce: 
Wreck-ItRalph Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is first user on deviantART.
PMATGAandDanganRonpa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Nope. Look at my newest journal for what I believe is the first user.
saskopit Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow.The offical creator of DA.I'm proud of you!
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wait, you ARE number 1 D:

Thank you! Thank you! 
BritLawrence Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You are user number 4 on deviantART... who is #1? :O

I'm number like, 8 million and something D:
xanderdyson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Scott. You're awesome! I've been a fan of your work for over a decade now.

Does the girl alien mean that you're married now? :)
Silver-moon123 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You sir, are a true genius!
Thanks for all this Heart
The community has grown so much over the years^
Stormtali Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would like you to permanently deactivate this person's account for good for one main reason.... HE IS BLAMING ME FOR STUFF! Like spamming someone's page when i stopped asking the person questions long ago. he is trying to destroy my game project... and he is being rude and a cruel hearted man. ---> :icon001lol100:

please do something of this right away and don't talk to him its just what he wants.
001lol100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013

The amount of Being-A-Fucking-Moron in this comment is Overwhelming, If anyone is breaking the rules here it's you.

You're breaking atleast 3 Copyright laws by working on your Project, Trying to warn you of the Consequences is not "Being mean"... It's called being a good person and trying to help you not get your ass sued.
pixeltwee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's fairly obvious by the title of your lastest journal, "Successful Troll is Success", that you are by no means 'a good person' and are most certainly not 'trying to help' in any way, shape, or form.

Good day.
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