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April 18, 2009



Generosity (Update)

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 18, 2009, 5:09 PM


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Glancing up at my subscription status reminded me that I was nearing the end of it. It struck me as a little funny, since thanks to winning some contests a few years back I haven't had to buy myself one since... oh, 2007? Someone (and I won't say who) said recently that when his subscription ran out, all he did was mention it and within six minutes some generous soul had resubscribed him. I'm not surprised. Not having to buy subscriptions for myself for a few years has let me stealth-subscribe several deviants, give subs out for prizes, and in a couple of cases, give subscriptions I'd won away to other people who needed them more than me. We're a community, and we look out for each other.

I've already bought myself another subscription (yay for automatic renewals). I can afford it. But...

I've put together a list below of some really amazing artists who for one reason or another (at the time of this writing) don't have subscriptions. If you're one of those generous community members who likes to do random good deeds... why not surprise subscribe some of these people?

Go ahead, make someone else's day!

Let's turn some of these ~ into * :

This list was compiled semi-randomly from the people who I watch. I watch a LOT of people, so this is really just a small selection

:icongiacobino: Giacobino
The temptation of the nereid by Giacobino Elf_Elfo by Giacobino Fauno by Giacobino

:iconpinkparasol: PinkParasol
Lady Cardinal by PinkParasol Tenebrous Empress by PinkParasol Catfish by PinkParasol

:iconandyhep: AndyHep
:thumb112723504: Yogo Fox-wife by AndyHep :thumb43874886:

:iconalgenpfleger: algenpfleger
There's something about blue by algenpfleger my darling. by algenpfleger drink up me hearties by algenpfleger

:iconeldanis: Eldanis
Chrno by Eldanis Baccano: Claire and Chane by Eldanis Jareth by Eldanis

:iconlily-fox: lily-fox
The devil in love: redux by lily-fox Vodou by lily-fox You can't save everybody by lily-fox

:iconellenmillion: ellenmillion
Roses of Fairyland - color by ellenmillion The Morrigan by ellenmillion Rapunzel: Let Down Your Hair by ellenmillion

:iconsfgirgis: sfgirgis
:thumb69978383: :thumb78948508: :thumb85789249:

:icontargete: TARGETE
Winter Masques by TARGETE Fair Folk by TARGETE "The lost breed" by TARGETE

:iconzhuzhu: zhuzhu
Batman by zhuzhu THIS IS SPARTAN by zhuzhu Chriz by zhuzhu

:iconsandara: sandara
incoming by sandara Holiday Art Exchange by sandara hades and persephone 1 by sandara

:iconchicourano: chicourano
The Little Mermaid sketch by chicourano The Princess and the Goblins by chicourano FAIRIES by chicourano

:iconabigaillarson: AbigailLarson
American Witch by AbigailLarson :thumb108913675: Disillusionment by AbigailLarson

:iconfalk2021: falk2021
oe1 by falk2021 krk4 by falk2021 KRK3 by falk2021


WOW. They're ALL subscribed now. Wicked. You guys totally rock. Seriously. So how about this? Send me a link to a dA artist who YOU think rocks and deserves a subscription, but doesn't have one. I'll make a second box featuring those artists below.


I've heard back from some of the artists above who are surprised and delighted to find themselves subscribed. Some of them (specifically sandara and chicourano ) have been looking for the person who gave them their subscriptions to thank. If you're the one and don't mind stepping forward, drop them a note. :D

If you didn't get a chance to do a good deed with the last go round, you'll find a list below of several more deviants that have been suggested by others.

Recent events in my life have really struck home for me how important it is to be kind, and do charitable things with no expectation of reward or accolades for it. Compassion is a rare commodity. Kindness and charity, too. If you've any yourself, plant it where it can grow. It will be appreciated, and you never know how even the smallest gesture will change a person's life.

The following deviants were suggested by other members. Still feeling generous? Check them out!

:iconspiralstudio: spiralstudio
:thumb46953099: :thumb24552134: :thumb46766540:

:icondarklaela: darklaela
-For Bangladesh- by darklaela -Something about her eyes- by darklaela -Deathly Fairytale- by darklaela

:iconlauramw: lauramw
DANCE PARTAY by lauramw PE for Dolphingirl by lauramw Super Jewelry Time Ere-Sat by lauramw

:icontouchfeel: TouchFeel
1000 Cranes Print by TouchFeel Spark- Contest Entry by TouchFeel Madame X-Generation by TouchFeel

:iconlokmanlam: lokmanlam
get cold by lokmanlam Chun Li by lokmanlam Restaurant City by lokmanlam

:iconalexpascenko: AlexPascenko
:thumb91351269: :thumb100084336: Raiga .. by AlexPascenko

:iconfreshpaint: FreShPAiNt
:thumb117201077: :thumb81999720: :thumb97647634:

:iconthegryph: thegryph
Assassin by thegryph Ritual by thegryph Harry Dresden by thegryph

:iconartmagix: ArtMagix
Katie's Rage by ArtMagix Dominance War III -Desecrator by ArtMagix :thumb117006571:

:iconsocar: socar
The Sea Rat by socar The Zombie Ball, page 1 by socar The Biggest Shell by socar

:iconlimkis: LimKis
Dream Again by LimKis Sailor Saturn by LimKis Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis

:iconkiwikitty37: kiwikitty37
Yellow Wall Eats Ugly Sweater by kiwikitty37 Balloons by kiwikitty37 Chicago 29 Logo by kiwikitty37

:iconmariacalavera: MariaCalavera
:thumb111438632: :thumb105793064: :thumb116507697:

:iconalmasnamir: AlmasNamir
Untitled Secondary ProjectPrologue
Alina Fakhriyya glanced again behind her and pulled her veil up over the bridge of her nose. She took a deep breath and tightened the belt around her skirt. Hanging from the leather strap around her waist was a soft calfskin pouch filled with golden coins and small gems. It wasn’t much, to her reckoning, but it was probably enough to get her transport out of Zaman without too many questions.
With one last look at the room in which she’d spent her life since she was old enough to have womanly curves, Alina disappeared through the faceted window. The streets were quiet, particularly at the early hour of the morning, and she was able to slip away from the prison she’d been stuck in for years.
She breathed a sigh of relief as she reached the dock. She was so close, now, and she had her chance to see the world. She was well aware of the fact that she was probably the most naïve person on the face of the planet, but she had enough intelligence to know that she co
The DanceI glanced up at him uncertainly, adjusting the mask over my face even as I did so. His hand was still extended toward me and there was a smile playing at his lips and in the eyes behind the half-mask that he was wearing.
“Uh…” I said, looking down at the short, lace gloves on my hands.
“She’d love to,” my friend responded for me and shoved me out of my seat.
I stumbled and the man who’d just asked me to dance quickly moved to steady me. I blushed furiously behind my full mask and hoped that he didn’t notice.
“Are you alright?” he asked, just loud enough to be heard over the music.
“Mhmm,” I mumbled back and nodded.
“Come on,” he said gently, offering his hand again to lead me to the dance floor.
“I-I don’t know how-” I started.
“Nonsense,” he said, flashing a smile at me. “I saw you dancing earlier. I’m sure you’ll be able to keep up.”
He led me to the middle of the dance
Debris of a LifetimeKaylee leaned out, gripping the ladder in one hand and reaching for James with the other.
“Don’t worry about me, Kaylee!” James called over the din. “I’ll be fine, just get yourself out!”
“James, if you stay, I stay. We’ve got each other’s backs, no matter what, remember? I’m not leaving you here!”
“I can’t hold on much longer!” James gasped, his hands starting to slip off the broken railing. “Just get out of here while you still can!”
“NO!” Kaylee screamed as his hands slipped off the one thing keeping him alive. She seized his wrist before he could fall too far and swung him onto the ladder below her. “You’re getting out of here, too.” She insisted.
“Okay, let’s go.” James panted, relieved that he wasn’t forced to say goodbye to his best and closest friend.
Once they’d gotten down to the bottom of the ladder, some three or four stories down, they bolted th

:iconwiredgear: wiredgear
The Wanderers by wiredgear Air Fighter by wiredgear Red Crahn by wiredgear

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Nuuhku87 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Wow, doing something like this is really nice from you. :love:
I wish you all the best :aww:
michaelstewart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
pick me pick me!
duskemi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
awesome selections~
MIKECORRIERO Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
It's amazing.. the generosity of so many people.
falk2021 Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
oohh! it came from you, you suggested me for a subscription and someone bought me one! thank you very much! i have not realize that you made that journal. but now i´m very curious about the stranger who bought me the sub...
thank you again!!
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you are so kind :hug:
SpitfireFae Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
*shrug* I don't see what people complain about. I haven't had a subscription ever nor do I care about it one way or the other. Their complaint about the adds just seem silly to me.

I think it's a neat idea that you're showing others that it's ok to be giving with a community like this. That's one of the things I like about DA, while I might not know anyone but a few on here in real life, I've got a nice band of friends and I have the opportunity to see some amazing artwork and meet some great people.
faerywitch Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
If you are still accepting suggestions: [link] and [link]

And I love to see a journal like this instead of one begging for a subscription for you "plzzzz LOL" This has dignity and is completely selfless.
ArianSkye Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I did give one to someone. It was :iconpinkparasol:. It actually felt really nice to donate one, and she was really excited about it when she came back from her vacation and saw it. ^_^
dialsixsixsix Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
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