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tldr; I'm spyed but I'm angelo now. 

Not as big a transition as Caitlyn Jenner, but boy do we both feel better about life. 

I've grown past the stage where I need a pseudonym; I really want to be myself. I'm sure you understand.

I created my online name and persona a long time ago. So long ago, that I no longer identify with it completely. I was Spyed for five years before DeviantArt came to exist, 15 years ago, so you can only imagine how much I've changed in 19 years.

I have been building communities for that long. Imagine that.

Video game boards, ANSI/ASCII boards, WAREZ boards, programming boards, MP3 boards and ultimately the ultimate Art board. Being Spyed was awesome. I will still be spyed here, I'll update with official things from time to time. But if you want to see my more regular activity you'll find it on angelo

It just feels right to do this. I've finally had a chance to really admit that to myself and it feels great. 

I've been facing this issue where I want to be on here as me. I have a lot to say, but it's become harder and harder to say it as spyed. I have to be me, and I have to be comfortable on here. And I'm not..

Every time I reach to DeviantArt to express myself, I encounter this very dichotomy. And it makes me stop and pause and second guess and I've come to realize it's because of Spyed. I'm not spyed. I'm not a ninja. I'm not 20 years old. I'm all growns up people! 

+Watch me, as angelo

-- Angelo 

Pretty great to see this perfectly plated DeLorean on the drive home from seeing The Martian (loved it!) on October 21st, 2015. Like a true nerd I even asked Cheebo for a newspaper to prove it. Ironically all they had was the cover of the LA biz section talking about Tesla Motors.

The future is future enough. Great work everybody!

Filename by spyed
Got to meet sakimichan at New York Comic Con

Filename by spyed
Galactic Jungle by spyed
Galactic Jungle
I produced my first major art project this year for our Burning Man camp, Galactic Jungle. I wanted to share a photo or two and soon tell the story.

Great people came together to achieve this result. It is a project I am very proud of. More soon!


5D MII 50MM 1.4
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States

I have the privilege of making the ultimate day-to-day decisions on deviantART in my acting position as Chief Executive Officer. I Co-Founded deviantART in April of 2000 with jark along with a founding team of individuals including matteo most of whom joined around launch in August. Honorary founding team members include: mccann, chris and spot.


I've had a passion for building online communities since my addiction to game BBS's (doom, doom 2, heretic, hexen, etc.) when I was 12. I co-sysop'd the Netherworld BBS in Northern Virginia at that time (till I was 15) and fell in love with the possibilities; especially as they applied to a global community. deviantART mirrors many aspects of BBS's and as time progresses you will find even closer comparisons to the quality of community MajorBBS and other platforms were able to support. Of course, most of you have no idea what I'm talking about when I say BBS's. Ugh.

I've now spent more than half my life building online communities. Seeking to deliver a mainstream application that captures the depth and passion that I felt for BBS's in my youth youth, rather than my now youth. :D

I'm very proud of the success of deviantART. Especially the fact that we took the road less traveled and arrived a little later, but on our own pure and untainted terms. We're doing it our way.

And that ladies and gentlemen ... feels like a milli-millillion dollars.


Before you read about the future, read about the past. And I think with a past like that and a team like this, it is a bright future indeed.

It is our intention to create the most powerful outlet in the world for known and unknown artists alike.

Most importantly we intend to take our time to do it right. For the first time in history there is connection and communication between artists and fans on a massive scale. deviantART represents a breakthrough for the promotion and exposure of otherwise stranded artists in all corners of the globe. Our job is to make sense of the possibility, and craft it in a responsible manner.

And that's what I'm here to do along with the strong team we've assembled here at deviantART; until the job is done.

(If you have something real and tangible to propose that may help deviantART in one way or another; Feel free to send me a note. I read every note even if I don't respond. Forgive me on the responses, there are thousands of notes!)

Current Residence: Hollywood, CA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Print preference: Fine Art
Favourite photographer: coxi
Favourite style of art: street
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: there are no choices
Shell of choice: Sea.
Wallpaper of choice: (changed often)
Favourite cartoon character: Stewie
Personal Quote: y0.


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puncat Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just thought I'd leave a little comment saying please dont add the 'new watch and nav' thing!! its so confusing and idk how to view my watchers' art!!
pasteIkit Featured By Owner 5 days ago
nobody can submit anything or change their icons????

gg with this site
ZeitgeistDragon Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Since i know it will be an eternity or never when i get a response to my note to the help desk, i just wanted to point out a glitch to the DA staff.

When i went to submit my entry, the timer said i had roughly an hour left. I had refreshed the page too when i was almost done. (shouldn't have needed to anyway)

However, it would not let me submit to that category when i tried. The timer was suddenly at 0. As i was uploading, it said i had close to an hour left. 

This also happened to  SmoochiLuci  You guys owe it to us to accept our entries because of this big error on DAs part.   
Sweet-Sharotto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Excuse Me Sir
But I Believe There's A Hacker On DA  
21moon24 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ms, that is a hoax.
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
No, there isn't.
Sweet-Sharotto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Yeah but Someone said so
VanuInfiltrator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Just because someone says so doesn't mean it's true.

Besides, there are hacker hoaxes all over deviantART.
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