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August 10, 2005 marks the day that the newly created
received its fame. While some people laughed, others went into a panic. Llama Day
was a day of mixed emotion for many, but for the few special clowns in #clowntown, it was a hilarious time for the community.
Who would have thought that a 43 x 97 llama could fuel the fires of deviants? Revenge, plotting, outrage, disgust -- these were all things developed on August 10, 2005. This day marks the special journal, which launched the llama emoticon into deviant stardom: The Llama Conspiracy
For those who have seen my journal for a while, you've probably seen that lone stamp. "Llama = Conspiracy". Was the llama a tool designed to insult and hurt the community? Was there some master plan behind it all? Would the shoutbox ever be safe again?
To cut it short: no, no, no
. The llama was created out of sheer randomness. On that fateful day before receiving my seniorship status, I mentioned to +spyed
that the lack of a llama was a "dire situation" and that "[llamas] are an important part of life" and they agreed.
No less than 10 minutes later, `neo-the-foxycoon
had an impressive emote lined up for use. It was huge. It still is huge. And it was hilarious. And it still is. And then it was made an emote. And it still is. +spyed
and asked him to restart the entire dAmn server, just to see it in action. ~logey
had the luck of being (probably) the first person on deviantART to get her page llamanated (I'm sure she felt proud). A tribute to the llama, designed by ~a-r
, was even made a part of deviantWear history: [link]
. The llama has since appeared on many deviantART products, so be sure to take home a piece of history. You can find the llama in the Moods system as well, in case you were feeling particularly llama-like.
The llama, to this day, remains a 43 x 97 statue of deviantART excellence. Every August 10, I wish for you to celebrate Llama Day
with a full heart and lots of laughter. Make sure you give your friends, family, and love ones a special treat on this very special day:
Thank you. //lemontea||more.addictive.than.heroin_+''