I don't think I've ever quite appreciated how useful having a Deviantart account can be until now.
A few days ago my laptop's hard drive got wrecked, and with it every last document I'd ever stored on it. Ironically I'd been asking about cheap back-up methods only a few weeks before, but in the way that I do pushed the task aside 'for later.' Now my chances of recovering old work lie solely on my old email habits.
And Deviantart ones, too.
I am so grateful now that I uploaded (and left!) so much of my old writing up in my gallery. I've found pieces I completely forgot about, but would have sorely missed, I'm sure, once I had noted their loss. Of course, it's far from everything, but what I've managed to easily recover thanks to this site has significantly lessened some of my anxiety and grief.
Luckily I have most all of my artwork in physical form. But if I ever want to quickly access it again, well, Deviantart is here.
So thanks, old friend.