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!
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
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
) 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.
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.