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Who are you, lintu47
I'm Cristina, a dedicated member of dA's community since December 2006.
Did you know that "lintu" means "bird" in Finnish?
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 favourite numbers, i can't exactly say that it is my lucky number, but it's definitely one of my favourites. 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 - in the sense that i thought about picking something that would suit me better, but i wouldn't change it even if i ever find that perfect username. Why, you might ask. Because i have so many memories with this lintu47 that i consider it my online identity - and how can you let go of who you are?
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 left a scar on my mind.
What do you do in real life?
I'm a med student, planning to move to another country in a couple of years.
Do you have accounts on other social sites?
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
If you wish to stalk me, use one of the sites above.
How old are you?
Age doesn't matter, at least not for me. I'm born on April 10th 1990.
What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
I guess i'd have to choose between butterscotch, vanilla and strawberry.
Who is your favorite deviant?
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. comments.deviantart.com/1/3347…
What do you want and why are you here?
I am a little pink cat whose 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.
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 to this one - 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
(no self suggestions please)
Can you feature my contest winners?
I'd love to, just send me a note
How do you find the time to juggle med school and help out on dA so much?
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 over 28 million members!).
How do you find out your usernumber?
Instead of explaining myself, take a look here
, this is how i found out too.
Why do i see you commenting on every DD?
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"):
Can you give me points?
No. Please don't ask/beg for points, and most importantly, don't do it in a rude manner
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 so 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. 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, 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 giver.
No, it goes just the same as asking point. I only watch people with arts i like, people involved in the community (projects or not), people i collaborate with and my friends. That's it. 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. No offense, if i'm going to watch you is because i feel like so, not because you asked.
Why is your avatar a cat with a crown?
As i said before, i like cats, and the crown celebrates the Deviousness Award i received in March 2013.
Your avatar is so cute, who made it?
Feel free to ask me anything as long as it's decent