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Hey everyone,

So... only one more day to go, and what a year this has been. Getting to know so many people has certainly been a virtue I won't ever forget, so many things I still look back at. Hence, I'm making this journal, to tell you all how much you've all meant to me.

My year started vague. I wanted to regain my spark of creativity, and thought to look at DeviantArt. From inspiration of LordMarlon's group, I became really interested into what was known as "ARPG"s, and which lead me to get to know Nestly 's Wyngro group. Early this year I joined, and it awoke what I had lost so long.

Since I joined I gained so many friends early on. I could call out so many people, but I've really gotten to know a lot of them.
LordMarlon I want you to know that your art, and your group, has been the biggest reason I got to love making art again. I finally found someone again to look up to. Flattery or not, you're the kind of master I want to become, but first to learn from. Thank you for being the inspiration I needed to have to love art again.
TheWarriorDogs, you were the first I got to know here, and a good friend I still talk to as I write this. I know things have been rough for you, getting critiques that aren't in your favor... I've seen you struggle, but also stand up. Struggling is a sign that you're at least trying. And if anything, I find you an amazing artist. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You've been my drive to get really involved into art again. Let that be your drive too to go on.
ASTRAGATO I got to know you early on as well, having two orange gro's behave like they're (silly) brothers. We've created quite the deep RP plots together, which still take part of Mora's character. You as well were the first person to actually introduce me into SAI, which has been increasing my own skill too. I honestly have to say I miss seeing you around on Wyngro, but I have faith you're doing okay right now. 
WwolfDublagens, another friend I saw on the moment I joined. Always there to see, and always there to talk to. Things have been complicated lately, but it won't change how much you've meant to me. I hope that, as the new year starts, your life will also get in a brighter light, even if I couldn't be the one to help you get there.
Tyrunt-Overlord and 1nktast1c you both are two artists and very good friends that have stood by me from the day I gotten to know you better. Getting to know 1nk from the dance school as well was doubtlessly the best thing that could've happened. It's a shame the dance school itself didn't work out as planned, but I'd hope to see it return someday. Nothing everything works first try, but only as long you keep trying.
Charliebug3 I honestly have so much to say. I got to know you better when things had been getting downhill, and having you to catch me has certainly been impactful. You've been growing so much this year, both in your skill, but also as a true friend. Eventually sharing an RP family together with IronSlate NinjaSoilder and whirlawind has been something that'll always stay in my memory.
whirlawind and ArtyJayWolf you two are also two artists I have been smiling upon that I had gotten to know you better. Getting to create a big RP plot isn't always easy to know, and we figured that out the hard way, but as long we keep trying, we'll get there.
Snivine444 you're one amazing artist and friend. I know you're not around a lot, but every time you are, it brings a smile on my face. Your style and your RP interactions keep giving me and many others a chuckle. Please don't ever stop this. (Ponder definetly needs more candy.)
GryffBirb and Layalu having Flare and Sam to adopt Murphy has definetly been a great thing that happened. Not only big developments had been made, but I also got to know so many more friends, including both of you. You two have outstanding skill. I don't know what the future will bring, but even if we aren't in the same ARPG group, I have faith we'll still be good friends from the day we've met.
And lastly... two people I looked up to. KillerLillers and Rosedraq, I want you two to know I am sorry for what had happened many months ago. As time had passed I got to know what had been truly going on, wishing I had known sooner what was on your mind rather than my ignorance cause it to escalate further. I know you two might still be angry at me, and you have all reason to. I only want you two to know that I have regret, and even after what had happened, you still played a part in my life I can't ignore. I know I can't expect a second chance, but at least let us enter this new year as artists rather than enemies.

Lastly, some other friends I hadn't tagged yet, but still I want to let them know I'm grateful that you've been there for me this year. Cygnean ryouzo DesigningDreamer FesteringFascination Ozawells MarexDev Magix1 Vaylore Hylian-Rinku TernOnADime Jemanite DEM0NIC-Spirit SketchyDemon UmbreonWarrior Musicalmutt2 youtube-addict xKireel cometcetera Pannzilla 

Again, all, thank you for being there this year. You've made 2017 for me a year to remember. I hope to see you all again in 2018. Best wishes!

~Uri.
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DEM0NIC-Spirit Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Naww ^3^
Sorry for the hella late reply, happy New Year mate! 
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Charliebug3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww
I’d write an equally long paragraph to thank you for all you’ve done for me but that’d take all of next year, because I’m terrible at thanking people and have 0 social skills. 
All I can say is that I have really enjoyed developing our characters together and just getting to know you as a person. I never thought I’d even be able to approach anyone on the Internet because hello, socially awkward teen here, but somehow you’ve managed to put up with me for however many months it’s been already.
I also apologize for my moments of complete and utter stupidity, whoops. I imagine there were quite a few.
I’m sure this is dragging on and on, so just- thank you for being such a good friend.
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happ new yeer nerdddd
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SketchyDemon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
D'aw, thanks for the shout-out, man! You got some good art and good characters and seem relatively chill, I don't mind chit-chattin even if I totally suck at starting conversations.

And whatever happened between you and Lily and Rose, I'm glad you seem to recognize something went wrong and are willing to apologize. I dunno what happened but hopefully at the very least they're willing to take the apology and fully move on from the whole thing if they already haven't. A peaceful ending is better than nothing, right?

Hope you have a solid new years and 2018 is a good one on ya!
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Layalu Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you, that means a lot to me! And I can assure you that I value you as a friend as well, and I hope this last throughout next year and further ~
I'm really happy to hear that you've met so many nice people uvu
Have a good start into the new year, and keep up your good art!! ;3
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Snivine444 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Student General Artist
Ahhhhh:hug: Anhrak, you are truly one of the most thoughtful, kind and open-minded people I know. Everything you said in this journal...just, you’ve gone and taken a great big step ahead to really reflect on everything this year, even mistakes that have been made! I don’t know what happened, but I do know that it takes a lot of courage to admit it and learn from it as you have.
Thank you for bringing such a heartwarming journal onto Deviantart! I’m really grateful to have gotten to know you over the year as well, and for all the amazing support you’ve given me; every single bit of it helped so much more than it seemed.
I wish you well for 2018, my friend! And worry not, I’ll be here to pester everybody all year round then! : D
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1nktast1c Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Aaaawwwwwwwww Dude :')
You really see me as a close friend? It really means so much, even if like half the time I can't voice chat with you XD
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Magix1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
D'aww Schucks dude.Love 
But Thank you too, even if I don't know you that well I'm happy to have made your acquaintanceClap 
Chipple and Eddeal: Good Luck for 2018 and keep doing amazing thingsI am a dummy! 
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GryffBirb Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much Anhrak!  I appreciate you being a friend as well.  You are very talented as well, so keep it up.
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whirlawind Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Hnnng what is this sweet sappiness doing in my notification feed! Why are you giving everyone warm fuzzies!?
Why is this so sweet oml thank you for the tag and kind words. Honestly this is the nicest thing I’ve seen on here, thank you so much and I hope 2018 is a great year for you and everyone you tagged. <3
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