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Core $Staff Tradition of Crazy Parties Upheld

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 6, 2012, 4:41 PM

Our core $staff works really hard all year under unusual conditions to keep deviantART well-oiled. Unusual circumstances because we're spread out all over the planet, and don't get to hang in person enough! For many new team members this was also the first time we were meeting each other.

So when we get together for the holidays each year... the release valves open up and pent-up energy turns in to hardcore party...

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^ pachunka & LisaLotek on the holiday party boat, floating around Marina Del Ray in style.

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^ randomduck going from our live forum conversations to dinner sporting Russian comic heroes on his shirt.

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^ o-KOUKLA-o claiming her spot.

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^ Don't mess with draweverywhere's ideas for PRODUCT MANAGEMENT, or he'll knock you out in front of drigh and rdonaldson right here and now! 

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^ dxd clearly amused by his first hq experience.

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^ pachunka occasionally busts some MJ in moments where it could be particularly awesome. Well done, sir. 

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^ Quack. 

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^ raincoastchris & rdonaldson could either be in the film Snatch in this photo, or they're just inventing new algorithms and insanely awesome topic browsing for deviantART's next version along with mccann. EIther/or. 

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^ Beat this photo of codenamepanther. That's right, she's gonna love that I posted this. 

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^ dt rolls like the Usual Suspects crew.

I didn't take nearly enough photos because I was so focused on the team, but there are more below for you to enjoy! 

On the Wednesday of our holiday park week, we had a night where VPs and Managers presented their departments' work for the year. It was a jaw-dropping experience for all. Not only the quality and quantity of effort by each group, but the inspiring combined effect of what was actually accomplished in 2011.

In 2012 we want even greater transparency from our team for the community. So much happens in a week that this is an intense task in itself.. so I'm happy to report that in 2011, nearly 40 new people joined the team and are quickly coming up to speed to help deviantART achieve even more for you. More about that soon... but you can rest assured that clean and crisp communication to the community is a continued top priority for us this year.

More photos.
  • ^ This cow! 

    ^ This COW.  Really wanted my attention.

    Is that a... .... ...

    ^ Of course I made a super llama out of clay for our art class held by jorobins. What did you expect?

    Cheers to 2012, everyone!!! 

    -- A


    p.s. for my next post, which topic would you like to hear about? #1, #2, or #3.

    #1. Bentley's Adventure with his Monkey

    #2. Who is Dylan? 
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    #3. What's it like being back at hq after the Holidays? 

spyed sense:

i really need to change my signature.
it's been simmering in lame for way too long.

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PrincessKooh Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol $codenamepanther Looks like she might be a bit medicated in that picture :pointandlaugh:


Love you ALL dA Sraff :dalove: :icondragonhug:
litecrush Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sounds like an awesome party. :D

I choose "#3. What's it like being back at #hq after the Holidays?" c"
Intergrativeone Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think Bentley should be showcased as the official DA staff party dawg!!!!!
mario0om Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
i choose 3
kookiekween99 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Who is Dylan?
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Writer
Dude. Have fun and party. You and the rest of the staff. So some of the new features may not be perfect and people might have some issues with them. That will never change. Point is, you guys worked hard on them and are continually coming up with ways to improve the site. So chill out and enjoy yourselves. You deserve it.
GoodGirl-BadGirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. Jealous :XD: lol
sTiViA Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist
#1 and #3 ;p
Sir-Catherine Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hehe, glad you all had fun. Everyone needs a good time with friends after holiday stress.
TiaVon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bentley's Adventure with his Monkey for sure! :iconanimefaceplz:
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