Update 11/24 6:10 PM:
YAAAAAAY, thanks everyone who kept following my llama count, and a special thanks to those who sacrificed their llama early! (Especially those of you who gave me llamas YEARS ago, I didn't really factor that in, and for that I apologize, it wasn't really a fair chance to you all! Next Kiriban will be special, I promise!) I've received one thousand llamas, I can't believe it! (It'll change soon, r-right? :'D) I just wanted to thank you guys for all of your support over the years (or weeks--or hours!) Drawing ponies and lupes and tokos wouldn't nearly be as fun if I didn't have you guys to share it with!
Let's make things interesting and give prizes for 999 and 1,001 because being SO close is the WORST! Currently at 993, I noticed my llama intake has come to a SCREECHING HALT, so ANY DAY NOW............
(In the meantime I'm going to put off all pony art except commissions while I try and tame this wild Tokota [see gallery] WISH ME LUCK ALSO DOES ANYONE WANT TO START A NEW TOKO TRIBE OF GALACTIC MUTINEERS NOTE ME I HAVE IDEAS.)
YOU GUYS. Ever since Llamas came out, I've been collecting them (mostly by giving llamas to all of my new watchers and sometimes receiving them in return! Thank you!) WELL I'M ONLY 31 LLAMAS AWAY FROM REACHING THE NEXT LEVEL OF LLAMA...WHICH EVER IT IS, I CAN'T REMEMBER.
SO HERE I AM SPAMMING FOR YOUR LLAMAS
I'll do what I did for my Kiriban yesterday and offer a piece of art to whomever hands out the 1,000th llama! This will be trickier because you can actually see how many llamas I have (just click on my llama and it will bring you to a page with a llama counter.) That means some people might be stalking, watching, and waiting for 999 llamas to show up so they can throw in the thousandth one! Deviantart keeps track of milestone llamas, so it's not up to me to be the tie breaker, your username and icon will be displayed prominently on my llama-badge page!
This time, the prize will be a PAINTING of one of your characters!
Additionally, for every llama I receive from here on out, I will return the favor! Like I said though, I give llamas to all of my new watchers, so if you don't receive a llama notification from me within 24 hours, I've already given you a llama when you started watching me!
I know this is a pretty silly thing that was meant as an April fool's joke so many years ago, but it really means a lot to me that so many of you take the time out of your day to give llamas. To me it's like commenting or favoriting! So thank you for all of your support, no matter how small. I'm floored by how many new watchers I have received this year, and appreciate every little thing you do, both for me and each other. Kindness is what makes deviantArt such a great community!
And there I go getting all sappy. I can fix this:*ahem*GIMME YER BLOODY LLAMAS.please