Yes. *sighs* The idiotic mudkips everywhere are the DA admins rather idiotic (in my opinion) idea of an April Fools joke. Gods, I can't wait for them to all be gone. When it first happened just after it became the 1st in the early morning, _every_ avatar, everywhere, not just in journals, and such, was one of those little beasties. It was horrific.
It was explained to me that it is some kind of pokemon, and what it was saying was a reference to a rather rude joke involving them that spread as a meme. I had never heard of them before the 1st either, so don't feel bad. It was all of your friends avatars in your journal that caused so many of them to appear, as all the avatars were changed to the mudkips. If you had put your mouse over any of them, you would have seen that they still linked back to all the correct people.
Sorry it took me a while to respond, I have been ill, and not on line much, particularly recently. I have fibromyalgia, which is a chronic pain condition, among other things (I explained it in my journal a while back). Then this last month, I have had a particularly bad case of the flu on top of that, so I haven't been good for much at all, even answering messages here. *wry smile* So, between that and other things, asking how I am doing is dangerous, unless you want a long depressing story. I think I did comment on a bunch of your art a while back, in a short-lived attempt to get caught up with my messages and the people I watch here (I am behind by 469 deviations, and 664 messages right now). Anyway, that is the basics. I don't generally participate in chats any longer, but I still maintain the DI, in case anyone else wants to use it. *shrugs* When I do have a little bit of energy (and it isn't going to housework, and such) I usually put it into my photography now.