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Ciclagirl by hiram67
by hiram67

Both the lips and the petal's smoothness are very well rendered and blended together by that blurry yet delicately spotty texture, almo...


... When adding someone to your Watch, there is a number of options you can check or uncheck in the Watch panel. Among these, there is one saying "Mark as Friend".

- If we've never crossed paths before you Watched me,
- if we haven't been exchanging for a looooong time about completely different topics than what is displayed in my gallery,
- if we haven't shared pics/vids/news, just because one thought it would make the other smile,
- if we haven't supported and comforted each other in times of distress,
- and various other things,
Then it's very simple: we are not friends.

And no, I don't think DA considers "Friends" the same way as Facebook. Because if they did, they wouldn't offer two distinct "Friends" and "Watchers" panels for display on one's page.

So, please do not mark me as "Friend" when Watching me. I am pretty much aware most of you might just not notice the "Mark as Friend" option is checked as a default setting when Watching someone, so, please notice it and... uncheck it.
Because it feels... strange... to be listed as a friend to someone on their frontpage, when I didn't even know their username the minute before I found their Watch notice in my Inbox. "Friend" goes beyond "I like your art". At least to me.

Thanks for your attention.
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asgard-knight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the faves!
FantasticMystery Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, pal! How you doing? Thanks A LOT for the fav on Whatever Happened To New Earth - Cover! It's a great honor to me! Cheers! =) (Smile)
Etskuni Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
alteride Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :)
BDixonarts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the favs :) hope you have been doing well, its been a while since we chatted :)
zfnna Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014   Digital Artist
как всегда
SeekerNami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I read someone's gradutaded >u>

I gotta come to dA more often, I didn't notice before! Hadn't it been for facebook! D':
On the other hand, now that yu've graduated, I think we can restart our friendship from where we left! :D i'll be around on dA more often now to talk to you!!! :heart: :heart:
alteride Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
*hugshugshugs* Thank you sweet.
and t'is okay, you told me why you're not around DA more often, and I understand. :hug:
It is me that should learn my lesson and be more on Facebook. But... I'm such a Facebook-phobic >__< Sorry TT_TT
SeekerNami Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Don't worry! I'm just as FB-phobic as you! xD I use it mostly to spam pics and photos. I've rarely ever used it to speak my mind or post stuff... That's what I use my Tumblr blog for. I rather have strangers (And online friends) reading about my life than people on Facebook, it's too easy for real life "friends" and family to find you over there and that's actually kinda awkward... I mean, internet friends get to know you for who you really are while real life people get to know only a "normal" fascet of your person and that can later lead to uncomfortable meetings, discussions and stuff. (I mean, no real life "friend" would ever understand my undying love for robots, furries and fictional human characters :P)
However, I use Facebook to keep in touch via private messages and chat with online friends :3 sometimes it's easier and more reliable than Tumblr or even dA. Twitter is also a good option but I dislike being limited to a certain number of words (as you've already noticed xD). To each their own I guess, I'm happy to be able to contact you here once again! I missed you lots!! :heart:
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hi :D
alteride Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello :) Doing fine ?
2ndMercWithAMouth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
Yep :D You?
alteride Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fine, too :)
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Silverlight-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the :+fav: sis :glomp: love ya!
alteride Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love you Sis :heart: always a pleasure :hug:
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