When all is said and done, the vows have been made and immediately broken, the chatroom's been swept up, and the privclasses reorganized, it's nice to look back on the event with fond memories. In that light, we remember the crazy happenings of February 14, 2013, a day we saw love so pure and simple, and a day we saw two people get left at the altar.
Contrary to tradition, or maybe it's a new tradition, we held two separate ceremonies, one at 2pm PST and one at 5pm. You can view the full logs for each timeslot here: 2pm and 5pm.
Thank you for everyone who attended, who got married voluntarily, and who grudgingly accepted their forced marriage. I hope you all had a wonderful time and we hope to see you again next year!
The Happy Couples
We had many volunteers to participate this year, which means we had many happy couples.
`TimberClipse and `JoseFelipeM
`Danium and =copperrein
`SavageFrog and =rainylake
=James--Steele and `Infinite-Heart
*Bulano and `WildCharmander
^Nyiana-Sama and ~FluffyInDrag
The Grudging Couples
Unfortunately, we didn't have as many volunteers as we needed, so several of the slots were filled with shotgun marriages.
=fluf-studios and ^ladygagz
!homoerection and `phoenixleo
^KovoWolf and ^Nyiana-Sama
Before we start the ceremonies, may we all bow our heads in prayer...
Our Admin, who art in cyber-space, Hallowed be thy UserName. Thy Avatar come.
Thy FAQ be done, On my computer as it is on the server. Give us this day our Daily Deviation. And
forgive us our rants, as we forgive those who rant against us. And lead us not into policy violation,
but deliver us from llamas. For thine is the perl script, and the power, and the root password, forever
and ever. Amen.
Welcome everyone to this wondrous day. We will be witnessing the love and
devotion of couples who are here today to confess their love to each other in holy matrimony. Thank you to the witnesses who are here to lend support and love to their friends as they start this joyous journey together
True marriage is more than joining the bonds of marriage of two persons; it is the
union of two hearts. It lives on the love you give each other and never grows old, but thrives on the joy of each new day. Marriage is love.
Your love of this site is an example of your devotion, and you are not left without
guidance concerning the meaning of that love because we know that you love the internet and the
internet loves you back.
Love should have no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if your love and needs must
have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody
to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own
understanding of love; To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of
loving; To return home at eventide with gratitude; Then to sleep with a vision of the beloved in
your heart and a song of love on your lips.
Remember that love is patient and kind, knows no jealousy, gives itself no false airs
or false pride as long as you have a good high speed connection. Never irritated, never resentful, love is neither glad when others go wrong or become hurt. Love is guided by goodness, always eager to believe the best, always hopeful.
Don't ever try to change each other, because if you do, you will lose exactly what you
fell in love with. Remember, anything beautiful that you have, came from this site. In the beginning, the internet gave us our free will and our identity to walk this site we call deviantART.
May your servers never crash and may you never give each other a virus as you
swap files. So, each day try to find one more thing that is beautiful in your mate, and each day
know that the next day will be more beautiful than the one before. As long as you are doing this, you are seeking beauty, joy, love and pirated software in each other.
Before we get started, I wish to ask the chatroom if anyone here objects to these
unions... if so, chat now or forever hold your keyboard...
If you could all take your seats once again, we will now commence the joining of
these deviants in holy matrimony...
Some vows were more traditional:
<TimberClipse> I, TimberClipse , take you, JoseFelipeM , to be my partner in crime , my constant friend , and my partner from this day forward. In the presence of our deviantART family and friends , I offer you my solemn vow to be your partner in sickness and in health , in good times and in bad , and in joy as well as in sorrow . I promise to, to support you in your goals , to honor and respect you , to laugh with you and cry with you, and to be with you through your life as long as we both shall live.
<JoseFelipeM> orly ? Well, I, `JoseFelipeM , take you, `TimberClipse , to be the peanut butter to my jelly , my amazing friend , and awesome partner from now until infinity and beyond! In front of all our deviantART family and friends , I offer you my sincere vow to be your partner in sickness and in health , in times of wealth and poverty , and in joy as well as sorrow .
I promise to, to support you in your goals, too! To honor and respect you , to laugh with you and cry with you, and to be with you through everything life throws at you as long as we both shall live.
Some, not so much:
Cadmium selenide is red,
Cobalt makes blue,
Teach me to make meth,
And I'll never leave you.
If you think this is short,
And if you expected more,
Eat a festering dick,
You dirty science whore.
Just fucking take this ring,
Of cheap tin and brass,
Say "Yes" and "I do"
Then give up that fine ass.
<Danium> My beloved `fritsvandersloot, =copperrein .
You are a huge moisty Copper Nitrogen Thorium minus Hydrogen.
Despite you being my fourth choice for this wedding, today is the day you can proudly
call yourself wife #17*.
*After you sign this prenup, in which you hand over all your money to me.
We've known each other for so long
Your heart's been aching but
You're too shy to say it
Inside we both know what's been going on
We know the game and we're gonna play it
And if you ask me how I'm feeling
Don't tell me you're too blind to see
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you
And at the end of the day, when the volunteers ran dry, several deviants were forced to marry against their will.
<lost-angle> We are gathered here today to witness and celebrate the forced union of fluf-studios and ladygagz in marriage, and in a life of mutual commitment. It is fitting and appropriate that you, loyal members of deviantART, be here to witness and to participate in their union. The union of two people makes us aware of the changes wrought by time, much like the changes between deviantART version 6 and version 7. But the new relationship will continue to draw much of its beauty and meaning from the intimate associations of their past.
<lost-angle> ladygagz, is there anything you'd like to say to your future espouse?
<ladygagz> fluf-studios: I don't know you, but for the 2 minutes I have, they've been the best minutes of my life.
<lost-angle> and fluf-studios, is there anything you'd like to say to your future espouse?
<fluf-studios> ladygagz: I don't know you much either... But I have to say, you're awesome forwhat you do for the community, and I find that sexy enough
<lost-angle> fluf-studios, please copy/paste: Through this ring, I accept you as my grudging sweetheart, now and for all time
<fluf-studios> Through this ring, I accept you as my grudging sweetheart, now and for all time
<lost-angle> please copy/paste: I take you to be my spouse, in equal love, as a mirror for my true self, as a partner on my path, to honor and to cherish, in sorrow and in joy, till our premium memberships run out.
<fluf-studios> I take you to be my spouse, in equal love, as a mirror for my true self, as a partner on my path, to honor and to cherish, in sorrow and in joy, till our premium memberships run out.
<lost-angle> and ladygagz, please copy/paste: I give you this ring, as I give to you all that I am, and accept from you, all that you are.
<ladygagz> fluf-studios: I give you this ring, as I give to you all that I am, and accept from you, all that you are.
<lost-angle> ladygagz please copy/paste: I take you as my wedded grudging sweetheart, to share my life with you, and pledge that I will love, honor, and care for you in tenderness and affection in all the varying circumstances of our lives.
<ladygagz> I take you as my wedded grudging sweetheart, to share my life with you, and pledge that I will love, honor, and care for you in tenderness and affection in all the varying circumstances of our lives.
<lost-angle> By the power vested in me by Fella, I now pronounce you forced internet sweethearts.
And finally, after a long day, the ceremonies wound to a close.
May everyone please take their seats one final time...
Just as two very different threads woven in opposite directions can form a beautiful tapestry, so can these couples' lives merge together to form a very beautiful e-marriage on deviantART.
Thank you everyone for attending and we hope you were entertained and inspired. Have a great rest of your Valentine's Day!