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Journal Entry: Sun Oct 28, 2012, 6:47 AM
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About me



Who are you, lintu47?
I'm Cristina, a dedicated member of dA's community since December 2006.


Wait, i thought the correct spelling was Christina?
Maybe where you live it is, but not in my case; every time someone calls me Christina it's just like nails on the blackboard! My name appears on my profile page twice and it's really easy to read.


Did you know that "lintu" means "bird" in Finnish?
I get this question at least a few times every week. Yes, i did long before i joined dA.


What does your username "lintu47" stand for?
Heh, it's a lot to say and i won't say the exact meaning of it, just what parts of it mean.
I chose "lintu" because i like the freedom the birds have, and i also liked how "bird" sounded in Finnish. "4" is for death (in Japanese the pronunciation of 4 sounds a lot like death - and because of this the number 4 is considered to be unlucky, like 13 is for others). And finally, "7" was always one of my favorite numbers, i can't exactly say that it is my lucky number, but it's definitely one of my favorites. So my username is inspired by a combination of three things : )


Did you ever thought about changing your username?
I considered it at some point, i thought about picking something that would suit me better in the sense that it would sound more professional and less random, but i wouldn't change it even if i ever find that perfect username. Why?. Because i have so many memories with this lintu47 that i consider it my online identity - and how can i let go of that?


Why do you have so many cat pictures in your gallery?
This is simple, i just like cats, and i think that is because i grew up with many, many animals around me. I always had in the house and yard at least 7 cats, 6 dogs (my grandfather used to save every kitten and pup he found, and i'm so much like him), cows, horses, pigs, birds etc. Now i don't like dogs anymore because when i moved from the house i grew up in i got bitten by the dogs of the neighborhood, and that was really traumatizing. I always liked cats more anyway.


How many cats do you have?
Despite what my gallery might led you to believe, i only have one cat. She's almost 11 y/o and i can honestly say she's my best friend.
My cat by lintu47  My lady by lintu47


What do you do in real life?
I'm an M.D.! I graduated "Carol Davila" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in 2015.


Do you have accounts on other social sites?
Yes, i do:
:twitter: Twitter, Tumblr, flickr, Instagram, ello (i don't really use them, dA is the only online place where i'm truly active, those are there just because why not?), :facebook: Facebook - sorry, this is personal.

If you find a lintu47 on other social networks that i didn't list above, know that it isn't me.


Can we be friends? Can I have your Yahoo/Skype/etc?
Please don't ask this kind of thing upfront without knowing me (friendship doesn't really work that way and regardless, these are personal). If you wish to talk to me, send me a note or a comment, i always reply with pleasure :note: If you wish to stalk me, use one of the sites above.

FWI, that lintu47 on Skype? That's not me, i don't know if someone's trying to impersonate me or if they had that username long before i even made this account on dA and it's just pure coincidence, but i can assure you that's not me.


How old are you?
25 at the moment.


What are your favorite ice cream and cake flavor?
For ice cream I guess i'd have to choose between butterscotch, vanilla and strawberry. I love light cakes with lemon cream, mint or fresh forest fruits. Less diabetes for me!


Do you watch YouTube?
Yes! Here's three examples of youtubers i enjoy watching every day: Cryaotic, JumpinProductions and jacksepticeye.  There are many more channels that i follow but listing them all here would take me a long time.




About dA



What do you want and why are you here?
I am "Miss Queen of Love&Cats & Love of Cats", as Carmalain7 perfectly put it. My goal is to spread the dA love through features, interviews, polls, comments, group activities and involvement in community projects. I wish to inspire others to support fellow artists without expecting anything in return.


Who is your favorite deviant?
I don't really have a favorite deviant, i have many friends that i admire and feel lucky i came across them; i guess i didn't really answered your question, but to give you at least a partial answer, my favorites (i could never choose just one) are those that are involved in the community, people that know how to give and receive and that are always there for those that need help. Selfless and kind people, to put it shortly.

As for being a regular member, beta tester, senior etc, that status doesn't define a person, so i don't really care about it. comments.deviantart.com/1/3347…


Why did you put my work in a poll competition?
First of all, the polls i make are NOT about who's the best, therefore there is no competition; they're about offering you yet another chance to get your work discovered by my watchers and profile visitors, giving you and your artwork a bit more exposure. If you wish, i can remove your work from the poll, but don't be a dick about it, i don't tolerate rude language.


Can I post your artwork on my website or on my profile?
Absolutely not unless i state otherwise in the work's description. I may not be a bright artist, but i defend my works in every way i can.


Can I reference your work instead?
Yes, as long as you link back to my original work and inform me when you post yours, i'd love to see what you came up with. However, you are not allowed to sell or make profits of any sorts from that specific artwork unless you have my written permission [sell on dA (as print/etc or as premium content) or on other sites].


Why do you persist in hiding your replies on your artworks and journals?
I do so because seeing my replies with "It's my pleasure" or "Thank you, you're very kind" won't help you in making an opinion about me or about my work. Plus, i like keeping things as simple and clean as possible. Still, if i feel an answer may be relevant for others i will keep the reply visible.


Why do you feature so many works that contain nudity?
I don't have a problem with mature content because i don't have inhibitions or preconceived ideas - art is beautiful regardless if it's nude or not. And i love the human body - it's miraculous, complicated and deserves a lot more respect and admiration than many of us show towards it.


Can i suggest artists and/or groups for your features?
Yes, you can, just note me :note: (no self suggestions please)


Can you feature my contest winners?
I'd love to, just send me a note :note:


How do you find the time to juggle real life and help out on dA so much?
It's simple, I don't watch tv.


What do you mean when you say on your profile that "I'm deviant no. 3 715 438"?
It means that i was the 3 715 438th deviant to join the site (now there are so many more, it's insane!).


How do you find out your usernumber?
Instead of explaining myself, take a look here Your Usernumber -dA v5- by Rubycored, this is how i found out too.




Are you a bot?
If there's anything i could be instead of a human i'd be a rather large feline instead of a spamming program. So no, i'm not a bot.


What group experience do you have?
A lot, actually. Here is a list i compiled to keep track of it (*my current activity is mostly on hold for the moment because i need to focus more on my studies. I'll express my level of activity by "potato"):

Past activity
Co-founder in AllArtSupport | Creation-Inspiration | Desire-for-Art
RO-Young-Artists | TalentPur-Romanesc | dAPN
Contributor in young-photo-club | DA-Revolution | That-Feeling | WorldWideArtScouts | FeatureChallenge | deviantARTcommunity | Sense-Create-lnspire | DesignnHQ
Co-founder, Community Week Leader in projecteducate
`Over the Hill in seniormentors - potato
Feature Admin in PhotographersClub
Contributor in ArtHistoryProject
Knight in Water-And-Nature-Art
Folder Expert in All-Art-Wanted
Sub-editor in The-PS-Magazine
devNEWS Writer in DevNews
Moderator in devPREMIUM
The Team in deviant365
Manager in Genuine-ART
Operator in europeans
`Stache in dAseniors

Current activity
None, real life got really busy.


Can you give me points?
No. Please don't ask/beg for points, and most importantly, don't do it in a rude manner :stare: If i can help you in any way, i will, but i will surely not give you points just because you asked.

As i always say in my replies, i don't have as many points as you may think by looking at my donation pool (i gave many of them away as prizes for my contest) and i am currently raising more for future contests and perhaps core membership. Therefore, my advice for those that want points is to enter contests, do commissions or try their luck on giveaways (which i do not approve of by the way).


Why don't you like giveaways?
I absolutely hate giveaways because they're only meant to gain popularity in exchange for a tiny amount of points - i am talking of course of those "giveaways" which include these rules: "watch me, fave this journal, for more chances make a poll about this journal/donate this amount of points, etc"; it's a cheap way to get attention when you're not really good at anything else, be it art or community work. I don't have anything against the truly free giveaways which are not meant to bring popularity to the host.


Watch me?
No, it goes just the same as asking for points. I only watch people with arts i like, people involved in the community (projects or not), people i collaborate with and my friends. I already watch too many people and sometimes i feel guilty i am not able to comment on their journals/articles/deviations, so please don't ask for this. If i'm going to watch you is because i feel like doing it, not because you asked. I hope you understand.


Do you use the dev app?
No, i find it hard to get by with the app and i can't use it for features so there's no point. Maybe it's handy to check up on things but that's it. Ever since it was launched i think i only used it twice.


Why is your avatar a cat with a crown?
I like cats and the crown celebrates the Deviousness Award i received in March 2013. I think it looks very cute!


Your avatar is so cute, who made it?
The avatar i was using is made by r0se-designs. Movember and Deviousness Award Crown avatars are made by r0se-designs and customized by WhenPigsFry. Many thanks for letting me use them :heart:


Can i use your avatar?
Not the custom ones, but you can take a look in r0se-designs' gallery and pick something you like, including the pink kitty without the crown/mustache. She has lots of cute free avatars!


Feel free to ask me anything as long as it's decent :stare:
I'm kidding, you can ask anything :eyes:


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Chibiuta Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
oooh nice!
there were things I didn´t know o.o
btw my dev number is 23507202... lol... it's insane hahah...
I wonder what can I ask you... oh...
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nah, just joking.
Do you use the dev app?
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, i find it hard to get by with the app and i can't use it for features so there's no point :)
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Chibiuta Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep... they should also avoid the 'see the image' option. Some want to download images too. But it is nice if you want to do simple things.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess it's handy when you just want to check up on things, but to do real work nope :lol:
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Chibiuta Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
nah... well maybe for journals or comments :)
I hope they improve it.
Having to log in every 2 days is kinda boring >.<
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure they keep working on it!
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, I also  watch Cryaotic! He's awesome :) I also recommend you Robbaz :)
BTW, I know you probably hate this question, but what residency will you choose/did you choose? I chose internal medicine and I think I'm going to regret it :D But we'll see ;) 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, to be honest... i don't know yet :fear: Nothing related to surgery, oncology, neurology or cardiology, that's for sure, aside from these i'm considering all the other options. I guess i'll decide when i'll have to choose, i always tend to go with my instinct in situations like this and it's usually a good decision because under pressure my true wish surfaces. I tried making a list with pros and cons but the more i think about it the more undecided i am because i have a lot of criteria in my mind. It will depend on how high my score will be too so i think at this point it's an advantage i'm not heavily in love with anything cause if i loved dermatology but i couldn't get it i would be crushed. I think in my case i'll just have to learn to love it, i only hope i'll have a great medic to guide me and teach me the best there is about whatever it is i'm going to do.

Yes, internal medicine is hard mainly because it is so vast, but if you like it and also have a nice experience practicing it you won't regret it. Why do you think you will? I don't know how the system works there but here for example, after the specialty exam, i can take the residency exam again and enter a new specialty. After the second specialty exam you're called a primary doctor and you're allowed to practice both, so even if i don't necessarily love what i'm going to do i can still pick again, but i will do this no matter what happens meanwhile - if i decide to stay, if i'm going to leave the country then there's no point in doing the second residency.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh so you're in the similar situation that I was... I also didn't know what to choose until the last moment when I decided to just go with the flow and let the life choose for me. And when the internship was coming to the end, I got a message that a spot in a nice small hospital will be open in cardiology or internal medicine and they give a flat to live in (which is a big wow, because no way something like that would happen in a bigger city). And I was doing summer practice in this hospital (each year we had to do one month of volunteering...), the staff + the boss liked me and I liked them, so it was an easy choice :D I'm a bit afraid of the vastness of internal medicine and the amount of knowledge I'll have to put in my lazy brain, but I'll manage somehow... 
Yeah, in Poland we can also make a second specialty, but not as residency. We have only one residency choice and even if someone decides it's not something he wants to do for the rest of his life, he can't change it. He can only try to specialize on different (worse) terms (like volunteering - seriously!), so most people just prefer to go to a more civilized country ;) 
Do you also have an internship after graduation? 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good thing is that you don't have to take it all in all at once, you've got plenty of years to practice and get experience ahead, so don't be so afraid!
Wow, that sucks for Poland medics! It isn't fair to not be able to do something else as well.
Internship? What do you mean? I graduated in September, took the residency exam yesterday, in a week comes the specialty choosing and then we start working in the residency program, that's what happens here.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck with the specialty choosing!
Here we had six years of studies and then 13 months of internship - which was... "half-work" I'd say :) We had a title of a doctor, but we had limited rights to practice medicine. So we couldn't for example write prescriptions. And during the internship we were paid (about 500$ monthly). There was 10 weeks of internal medicine, 6 weeks of ob-gyn, 2 weeks of anesthesiology, etc. And what we did differed greatly on different wards :) On internal med I did everything (but ofc someone else had to stamp the prescriptions :D), on ob-gyn I was only a slave for writing discharge papers (never seen a patient or a birth during this time, I had to stay in a slave-room and write :D) and on pediatrics I was a speech-to-text machine, haha :D Because old doctors there couldn't type so fast. So the internship was both good and bad, but at least we had some money from this bad parts where we didn't get any useful experience. And only after the internship and the final exam we get full rights to practice medicine, choose residency, etc... 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then, this is awkward, your internship salary is actually bigger than a resident's in my country lol (not really, i'm sad about it). We do what you described in the modules during uni, some teach you, some just use you for stuff, others would have you rather go home and not stand in the way. It depends on the doctor.
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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, but there's no big difference between the internship salary and the resident's one - about 50$. And when my american friend asked me how much I earn, he asked "per week?" :D "No, per month!" and he was shocked :P 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well here it starts at about 300$ and by the end of it if you're really lucky you can have maybe 600$ so... And the older doctors usually earn around 500-1000, it depends on specialty.
I know, my American friend had the same reaction ):
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Professional General Artist
Completely fascinating and terrific!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :blush: I've been adding questions to that list for quite a while now :)
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kuronekochan14 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh lala~ please don't answer if it's too personal! Which med school do you go to? My dream is Johns Hopkins, I'm working really hard for it! *^* I'm inspired to be an oncologist because I lost someone very important to me after a long battle with cancer, and I don't care how long it takes! I want to help my kind in every way possible :heart:

(Being young is being ignorant.)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, just wondering, do you still want to be a doctor? ^^
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well i live in Bucharest so i study at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy : ) I guess everyone's dream is JH when it comes to medicine : )
I've already had my Oncology module, it's interesting but depressing at the same time, i wouldn't choose this as my specialty, there is too much sadness there and i'm not that type of person that could manage it for the rest of my life. I do understand your motivation though.

I am not very sure of the structure of US med schools, how many years does it take to finish it? Here we study for 6 years (i'm in the 5th now) and then we start working when we enter residency on the specialty we choose (this lasts another 3 years min up to 6 max). After that we are called specialists in that field and if we wish we can do another residency, after which we're called primary doctors.
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kuronekochan14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reply~!

And yeah, I suspected so, but heyy if my patients are happy, then that's good enough for me. I'm an athlete so I have a lot of mental determination (y)

Ooh~ I see... well I think it's different for every school/student/specialty, but I believe someone said to be an oncologist we'd have to be in school until at least... 32? o.o

I have friends on their first year of residency right now! They're always tired haha

Thanks again! :hug:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
32 sounds about right : ) My best friend's sister is on her first year of residency and her program is hospital - home - food (optional) - sleep - hospital again (every day of the week). There is a lot of crying too due to the stress and hard work. She's in surgery so i imagine it's hell for a beginner.
I am glad to know you're determined and i wish you all the best in pursuing your dream, but i must warn you, there will be hard times too, not just great ones : ) I am not trying to discourage you, just to make you aware that it's not all butterflies and happiness. No one told me that and i was disappointed when i find that out for myself.
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kuronekochan14 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's why I'm preparing myself~! Nothing is harder than to lose the ones you love because of a stupid virus cell in your body...
But as an athlete, the only times you get Gold are much less than the times you ever get silver, bronze, or nothing at all. But I think the people that get up even after being discouraged are the strongest ones, and the ones that accept loss are the ones with the greatest mental stance (y)
I thought after being accepted to train for World Championships at the age of 14 it would mean privileges, respect, and let's face it, swag, but I think I cried more than I smiled in the beginning. I enjoy it much more now, but I think I learned that if you're going to the hard path, you really need to prepare yourself.

Haha... I have no idea how I'm going to endure the hard work part (I'm a pretty laid back kid), but hey, if I've gone against the odds once I sure as hell can do it again! :D
I hope the best for you in the future! And maybe I shall see you one day!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your attitude and i hope you will be strong enough to do what you wish in the future! And congrats on your athletic career :heart:
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kuronekochan14 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much QAQ :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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GirayamaBrittany Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Arr...may i ask you are a boy or girls,sorry to disturb.Swing 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Girl : )
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GirayamaBrittany Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
I guess too.Arr...do you have any points?
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JuliaHorst Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May i ask?...
i dont understand what you mean here "I'm deviant no. 3 715 438" ?..
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course : ) It means that when i was the 3 715 438th deviant to join the site; now there are more than 25 000 000 :love:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there :) Sorry to seem stalker-like ^^;, but how did you figure that out? (meaning what number you are) I'd really like to know! :la:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Oh i knew i forgot to add something to the journal! Take a look here, this is how i found out too!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, thank you! I'm number 25,370,781 :dance:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    You could say you're quite young ;)
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I terms of the people here, certainly! :la:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Don't worry, you'll get old as we all did :la:
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JuliaHorst Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O MY GOSH !!! :D Cool :love: DA good site ;w; All love his :3
BTW i love your ID you soooooo cuutee ^^!!!!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol sorry for the mistake *It means that i was the 3 715 438th deviant to join the site*
Thank you :blush:
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JuliaHorst Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^ :wave:
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Campfire-Smores Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I HAVE A QUESTON FOR THE LOVELY LINTU :iconinglipplz:
Who is your favorite deviant (Premuin member's,Seniors,Offical Beta Testers,Other than member's do not count)

I cannot make hard questions as you can seeee~
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I cannot make hard questions as you can seeee"
Seriously?! This is the hardest question i've been asked so far :rofl:

I don't really have a favourite deviant, i have many friends that i admire and feel lucky i came across them; i guess i didn't really answered your question, but to give you at least a partial answer, my favourites (i could never choose just one) are those that are involved in the community, people that know how to give and receive and that are always there for those that need help. Selfless and kind people, to put it shortly.

As for being a regular member, beta tester, senior etc, that status doesn't define a person, so i don't really care about it.

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Campfire-Smores Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
:heart: Best answer ever.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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Campfire-Smores Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
And sorry lintu i would show you my cat but he keeps running around >:I
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, i'll be here when you got the chance to take a photo :heart:
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Campfire-Smores Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks Lintu (:
Maybe when she's asleep i'll catch a shot >:'D
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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