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Kay, damphy, etc., a purple haired fandom nerd who dreams of one day running away to join the X-Men. I write about fandom and Internet culture, review video games, am an armature mixologist, have worked on reality TV, been a comic book colorist, and write and present panels, including two for San Diego Comic-Con.

I became a volunteer for deviantART in 2004, and have done everything from moderating chat rooms to directing galleries. In 2006, I officially joined core staff as a member of CEA. I am often found obsessively breeding shiny competitive Pokémon, tanking my win rate in League of Legends, and geeking out over various shows, movies, books and games. I love art and artists and genuinely adore all the amazing and sometimes odd creations my job exposes me to on a daily basis.

Be good to each other!


My Articles

Achievement Unlocked: Equality

Achievement Unlocked: Equality
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:icontaxikun: taxikun
F E A . S E T
Nintendo scored points with fans who have been longing for more diversity and representation in games by confirming that newest title in their Fire Emblem series will allow for same-sex relationships.
While this announcement has made headlines, Fire Emblem will not be the first time that Nintendo has allowed players the option of a same-sex union.
In 2005, the Bokujō Monogatari series, Harvest Moon to English s
Collection: The Nintendo Generations

The Nintendo Generations
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconaryastar: aryastar
While Atari may have defined a generation of gamers, Nintendo has both ushered in and held the hearts of several generations with their unique combination of affordable consoles and memorable characters. Mario may have been born a supporting character in Donkey Kong, but he has climbed the ladder, or perhaps slid up the pipe, to become not only Nintendo’s mascot, but one of the most recognizable characters across the globe.
Nintendo products ha
Why Is Winter Coming

Winter is Coming
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconjanvavrusa: janvavrusa
Winter mountains
Few phrases are more closely associated with the Game of Thrones fandom than this one. We know that winters in Game of Thrones are long, often lasting several years. It is also difficult for people in that world to predict when the seasons will change, the Citadel even has a special, rare breed of white raven they send out to deliver the news of the changing season. While this may just be the way that the seasons in the world of Game of Thrones
Pokemon is Forever


Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.”  She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices.  We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
by damphyr
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Harvest Moon: A Return To The Simple Life

HARVEST MOON: A Return to the Simple Life
:icondamphyr: damphyr
:iconneosorcerer: neosorcerer
Harvest Moon
“Harvest Moon” is known in Japan as Bokujō Monogatari.
In a day and age when critics are openly decrying violence in video games, one game in particular is finding great success without the element of fighting or any kind of violence. Harvest Moon first premiered in Japan in 1996, and has grown into a thriving franchise with more than 20 games in the Harvest Moon seri
Agent Carter: The Hero We've Been Waiting For

Agent Carter: The Female Comic Book Hero We’ve All Been Waiting For
By spotted, damphyr
Agent Carter by Knightreaver
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“Agent Carter” is the latest Marvel Comics based show to hit the airwaves.
Picking up where the Captain America: The First Avenger movie left off, we find ourselves back in the 1940’s following the life of Peggy Carter after losing Steve Rogers (a.k.a. “Captain

Deviousness Award

Deviousness Award
`damphyr is one of those people who form an essential building-block of any community and we're especially grateful to have her in ours. Helpful to new deviants and old alike, she goes out of her way to find great art not only to highlight in her journal but also to suggest countless Daily Deviations to be put up as well. She's always ready with constructive criticism of the highest quality. While others moan about deviation violations, she does her deviant duty and reports them. Like any other great artist, she's never afraid to try new things for the sake of her art. For being not only a wonderful deviant but a wonderful artist as well, we recognize damphyr with our award for Deviousness for October 2004.
-awarded October 2004


Thank you Baltimore and Portland!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 13, 2016, 9:14 PM
It's been an intense two weeks of travel for me, as I bipped off to the other side of the country and back to attend Baltimore Comic-Con and Rose City Comic-Con for DeviantArt! Working back-to-back cons are exhausting, hats off to all you pros who do it on a regular basis! I am apparently very allergic to the gorgeous city of Portland, and very nearly came home with bronchitis as a souvenir. :XD: That said, it was so amazing to get to hang out with the community in person, to meet so many awesome people, amazing cosplayers and inspiring artists. Thank you to everyone who came by our booth, said hello and put up with my severely lacking voice toward the end of the con. :giggle: Special thanks to all the guys who worked the booth with me, you guys rocked, to RTNightmare for hanging out, and to tracyjb who put up with my fangirling over Lackadaisy. I just love those cats. :love:

I am so inspired, I'm honestly having a hard time focusing on my current project, because I want to build all the cosplays, write all the things and plan all the video games. :la: Why is time so finite and why can't I just do everything at once?

I'm slowly catching up on comments, journals, etc, that I missed while I was away. Allow me to distract you with some con photos!

Comic-cons-10 by damphyr Comic-cons-9 by damphyr Comic-cons-11 by damphyr Comic-cons-8 by damphyr Comic-cons-7 by damphyr Comic-cons-6 by damphyr Comic-cons-5 by damphyr Comic-cons-4 by damphyr Comic-cons-3 by damphyr Comic-cons-2 by damphyr Comic-cons-1 by damphyr

Are you in any of these pics? Please give me a shout! I have a pile of business cards I need to pull out and sort through still. :slow: Also, for you Mistborn fans, check out this awesome photo set of me fighting Kelsier! :ninja:

Did we chat or hang out? Please give me a shout, like I said, whole pile of business cards still... :faint: I'm so happy to be home and to be getting some much-needed kitty snuggles. Opie forgave me pretty quickly, Jareth still isn't entirely sure this isn't a trick.

How have you all been? What's new and exciting in your lives? What projects are you working on? Have you been to, or are you planning to attend any cons? Tell me all about it~

:iconcommunityops: :iconfella: :icondepthradius:
damphy image by kozispoon, journal skin by Ikue, icon by Gurinn
  • damphyr (damn-FEAR) deviant. 1. A creature of the night; Female half-vampire/half-human hybrid. 2. Generally a friendly and helpful creature. 3. A nice being until it decides not to be. 4. Is always spelled with a lower-case d.

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Sir-Herp Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Oh, so you're the one :damphyr: is named after! Was always curious about the strange names some of the emotes had. 

Your tweet about online recipe reviews made me laugh and cringe so hard just now. I relate far too much, haha. 
RTNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it was awesome meeting you today! Hope you don't stress out too much! Remember to take breaks if needed. And remember...

RemixWesker Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello, have a nice day. c>  Bright Blue - heart 
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