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Requests stamp by MeganTheRabbit Requests stamp by MeganTheRabbit
I've been getting random "do you take requests" on some of my old pictures (mainly my old icon pictures) and this random idea came to mind because it always annoyed me when people asked them.


I don't mind people asking for requests if there open; but if you just ask when it says no on there page it's just like, like no..just no.

Feel free to use.


EDIT-
I remade it and fixed the spelling error.


EDIT 2:
I got sick of repeating myself, so I'm just going to write a faq on here and disable the comments. If you note me for w/e reason don't expect a quick reply because I don't use Deviantart anymore. I only go on when I'm bored.

1. This is mean!
Want to know what I consider mean? People who want me to work for free. Not everyone can draw, just as not every person can build a house. Material costs aside, you pay people for their time. I hate this double standard for artists. An artist deserves to be paid for their hard work and time. Anything less is an insult.

2. I do requests!
Okay. I don't really care unless the artwork you did for free is being used to make money off of by someone else. Do what you want, I don't care. Even if you did you don't need my approval on anything. This stamp was originally directed at random people who came to my page and asked me to make art for them, despite it saying I don't do that.

3. Thankyou! This is exactly how I feel!
You're welcome. I would have deactivated my account a long time ago if it weren't for this stamp. I will not take it down or store it. This is yours to use until devinatart finally shuts down one day.

EDIT 3:

Put comments back on because yolo
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:iconemmy4852:
emmy4852 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"NOTHING IN RETURN"

Seriously..? Personally, I think the gratitude and appreciation and happiness you get from people is something.
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Amadeus-of-Derp Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm completely cool with doing requests for some of my faithful watchers who have been 
a) supportive
b) gifted me alot
c) really good friends
or d) all of the above

i will not give requests to those who hunt down people doing requests just to get free art..
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61021376 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
Why not? they kinda offer practice in return, you know, the Buddha thing about the trip being its own goal.
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xLetsPretend Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally have never done any requests and I don't intend on doing so, unless of course it is from someone close to me and I do want to do it, and even so I probably wouldn't do it lol

I'm too lazy to do it + I have more important things to do + time is money + everything that takes time and skills should cost something because when ppl who can't do something, get it done for free, they take it for granted, and that ends up devaluing the price of what you do

If I go to educate myself to have a job in the future and ppl ask me to do what I do for free, then wth am I going to live of. And if it's a hobby, I do it to enjoy myself, not to satisfy random strangers ¬_¬

And for those who do take requests, I believe/hope they do it 'cause they're having fun while at it and/or contributing to something worthwhile. Just my two cents.
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EclairRose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm having a hard time finding work (due to being scared of it after I quit my old job) so I can't afford to do requests, so I have commissions open. 'Course when you only have commissions open, nobody asks you for anything. Watch, if I suddenly say I do requests, I'll probably get people asking for them.
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Toothshy11 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I totally agree with you on this...this is why I prefer doing Requests for Friends only...:/
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General-Sedivh Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
When I do requests, I usually try to observe the requester. If I see they only want free art, I will do an awful job on purpose. Got what they deserve.
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Hawkstar0373 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
My cousin: Hey Hawk what's an a**?
 
Me: You.

Cousin: Cool does that mean I can ride it!?

Me: The f** the only a** you can ride is in your dreams..

 Cousins: He** ya! Freaking #unicornlife
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Passin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
Sigh. I don't know what depresses me more. The attitude of some requesters or the fact that they pushed you into making this stamp. It shouldn't be this way
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Darious096 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
^^^
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do free requests only to be nice but after realizing that there are some people only looking for free art, I stopped requests. I've had one person get upset at me for not doing free requests but I spend about three hours on my work and heck I have had people ask me for requests and when I do it, what do they do? NOTHING. They don't thank me nor fave it. So I don't want to waste my time drawing for someone who only looks for  free stuff.
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Darious096 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
90% of my gallery/OC art is requests, I've only done around 5 commissions in the past, though my gallery really isn't that large...
I ALWAYS fave, comment, thank the person, and try my best to keep active with the person's posts if I watch them, people love compliments :D. (I almost always watch the people I request/commission)

I'm really sorry people were such dickbags as to not even thank you, that disgusts me. I sometimes at least find some way to repay a person, even if they did it for free.
And it hurts the most seeing stamps like these because the honest truth is that the majority of requesters are douchebags, and anybody who's actually nice is immediately shot down for asking for requests (MY RULE #1 FOR ASKING FOR REQUESTS: Always read the entire profile over to make sure there's no "I DO NOT DO REQUESTS" somewhere.).

The usual reaction to asking (If there's no stamp/mention of requests) is either a kind "Yes." a blatant "No." or a complete overreaction and novel published on 1001 reasons why I'm an asshole. Even if they say no, I offer to look at their commission prices, but if they're just a dick to me I'll leave, my money is better spent on somebody without anger issues.

I'm not going to ask you for any, but if you were to consider re-opening requests for some of your watchers, I've found some artists like to do one of the following to keep requests AND commissions going:
-1-10 requests per month.
AND/OR
-Review the account of the requester, to make sure they're not just gonna get the art and go "Fuck you, bye."
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, this stamp describes me. I swear, the reason why I stopped doing requests is because of how ungrateful the requesters were to me. One time, this one person requested me to draw Shadow the Hedgehog and Amy Rose as ponies, along with Sonic the Hedgehog and Sally Acorn as ponies. So, I drew Shadow and Amy first. I didn't make it a full body picture though, but I didn't think the requester would care if it was a full body picture or not. And guess what happened after that? The requester commented, "Sorry, but I wanted a full body picture. Can you make a remake of this along with Sonic and Sally too?" I mean, just....seriously? I worked my ass off on that picture, yet they didn't even appreciate me at least drawing the damn picture. After that happened, I decided to take a break from requests. Then, a while later, they went onto my profile and commented "Don't forget to make the remake of the Shadamy ponies picture (along with the Sonally ponies)." I said that I was too busy to work on it at the time. Then, that same person replied "With them other requests" (a lot of people requested me at the time, which is another reason I stopped doing requests, it puts a lot of stress on me). Really, they just couldn't take a hint that I was too busy to do requests at the moment. Then, after a while, I decided to quit doing requests. When that same person asked about it, I said I don't do requests anymore. Then, what did they do next? They raged at me like a little 5 year old. I swear, I hate to sound bitchy at the moment, but what an ungrateful brat. -.- Then, another time, another person sent about 4 notes to me saying "You can make requests????" I specifically told them I STOPPED doing requests at the time, but the just kept annoying me by sending more notes. I had to block them for that. Well....I'm sorry for all the ranting, but I had to get this off my chest. ^^;
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emmy4852 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes me very, very, very, very angry..

God damn it. That's fucking terrible. Whether it's a gift, a commission, an art trade, a request, anything, I always type out a long comment telling them how much I appreciate it and how much I love it.

I'd rather kill myself than ever say anything like 'uhmmm  but i wanted it like -insert complaint here' on anything anyone made for me.

You have great art and it's clear that you put work and time into it, and it's terrible that someone would do that to you.
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ikr? It just pisses me off when someone goes and works their ass off, putting all the time into effort into making a request, art trade, or whatever, and the person who requested it just goes and comments a complaint. It's like they don't even care that someone put their best work into it. They only make themselves look like spoiled, ungrateful brats when they comment something like "BUT I WANTED DIS, I WANTED DAT. DO A REMAK OV IT!!!11111" -3-
So do I! I don't even care if someone misses a detail in a gift they make me, I still really appreciate the gift and I am highly thankful for it. I don't complain about it and ask them to make a remake if they got anything wrong, I just tell them how much I appreciate them for the gift, add it to my favorites, and move on with my life.
Why thank you very much! ^3^ I really appreciate your kind words! I think your art is great, too! Very cute. :3 
Also, I recall seeing some of your art in this hate group yesterday, called "DisgustingArt" or something like that. And I just wanna say I am so sorry that the asshole known as the admin put your art into that group. You don't deserve anything like that. Anyway, keep up the great work!~ :heart:
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emmy4852 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep.. I had a friend who always requested me to do things, and all I ever got was a 'thanks' or him pointing out some mistakes I made.

Yeah, people who are lucky enough to get a request shouldn't just leave a 'thx' or a 'cool', it's really rude.
I saw this guy that got a beautiful picture of his oc that looked like it would take hours and hours, and all I saw was a 'thx'. People like that must be the reasons why lots of people don't take requests.

Same, no matter how many mistakes the person makes, theres still lots of hard work and love put itno it.
You're very welcome, you deserve it. Thanks! :3 
Oh, that was a troll who was angry at me for insulting them XD They're banned now.

Thank you, and you too! ^-^ 
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, how ungrateful! :facepalm: I'm very sorry you had to go through that.

I know right? They should say how much they appreciate the artist putting their time and effort into actually making them a gift!
Wow, seriously? -3- Like I said, he should at least be thankful that someone actually bothered to draw a picture of their OC!

So true.
Aww, no problem! :aww: You deserve it as well!
I saw their profile and their groups. Seriously, what kind of insult is "DIRTY CANCER ART WORK" and "YOUR ART IS HORSE ASS"? What an idiot. xD He deserved to be banned.

No problem and thanks again~! ^.^
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emmy4852 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD Yeah. Looking at requests other people have done for him.. Oh man, he wanted them to change a lot. o.O there were about 3 paragraphs of complaints about what needed fixing.

Yeah, I think people dont realize all the effort and time artists put into their stuff.
I agree
"your art is horse ass" This person surely got to the bottom of the barrell of insults xD
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, wtf? T-T Once again, how ungrateful.

I agree. It's like they don't even care about that smh
Ikr? xD I remember seeing another user on here who used "Miss Whorepants" and "Miss Poopface" as insults. Seriously, this is a website made for 13 and older, not a daycare for little babies. :I
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Passin Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
What an ungrateful person. Requests are a CHOICE and FAVOUR, not compulsory or good manners but a CHOICE and FAVOUR. Really, someone is going out of their way for you and you act like its EXPECTED of you? That's nasty. And yes, I KNOW that I've made requests in the past (and will probably do so in future) but I NEVER expect someone to automatically do my request just because I asked, that's rude. And presumptious. 
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly! I agree, 100%.
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Darious096 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I'm sorry they were such dicks. I ask for a lot of requests, but I'm never picky, I don't give any deadlines (Requesting AND a deadline? Noooo, very bad!) and I always fave/comment/watch. If I have spare llamas, I give those too. And my gratefulness to said person is neverending, it always hurts to me when I send a note and somebody says something along the lines of; "It'll take me a while, sorry, hope you don't mind." (That's very common), "My art style isn't so good, so please be a bit forgiving." (Jesus christ that's a heartbreaker), et cetera. I don't mind how long it takes, and the only "pickiness" is getting the big details, and I only correct them if it's still at the sketching stage. Other requesters give people like me a bad name and just fuck everything up for the artist. Sorry you've dealt with so much crap, they had no right to do that.
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's fine. ^^
I agree, I'm always grateful when someone finishes a request that they've given me. I never ask for too many requests or anything specific like full-body, for example. And I never knew people gave someone a deadline for a request! That seems ungrateful, people need to take their time for making requests.
Even if it does take a while for someone to make me a request, I don't mind. Though, if it takes longer than expected, I may remind them about it and politely ask about it, but I don't want to be a bother or anything like that, so I tell them that I'm sorry if I'm bothering them.
I agree, I can't stand ungrateful requesters or requesters who always rush people who are taking time on their requests. They shouldn't have a right to rush people or ask for a remake of their request that the artist put so much work into.
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Darious096 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Yeah, I once waited a year for a request. Not even kidding. The person was all nervous and I'm like, "Dude, you're fine, your tablet broke (he mentioned it breaking), no problem."

I checked your gallery btw, nice art style! Very floofy :3
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow....I tend to take quite a while on requests at times, but not that long! :o 

Thank you so much! :D I think you have a neat style as well. And cool OC!
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Darious096 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Thanks! I have; 3 Ferals, 1 Anthro.
Winterfront, the snow white draygon
Aurora, a black'n'purple dragon
Sky Blaze, my Black/blue dragon (White and gold, to some people.)
Verin, my favorite OC, he's the anthro SWAT dragon :P
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel your pain. Well the first part, I never have anyone rage at me for not doing requests, I had watchers unwatch me for not doing them.
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow. That's pretty stupid. It's not like you did something wrong...all you said was you don't do requests. :7
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Aka-DenSuFreak Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, but I guess people only wanted to use me for free art. :/
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xChocolateHeartx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's awful. :/ They shouldn't treat someone like that.
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VivianWolf18 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this bugs me alot, I remember this person wanted me to do art trade so I was like ok and she wanted me to draw a whole portrat of her OC's,

just then I look at her gallery and holy cow! them drawins were terrible I couldnt barely see what they were (I know this sounds kinda bitchy) 
but why are you gonna work soooo hard on a drawin that takes days to draw just for someone to trade you a lazy 10 minute drawin like is that even a fair trade?
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mynameiswaifu Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
i love how almost all of the people who protested against this didn't bother to read any part of the description
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Krunchycroc Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
THIS. 👆
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TILLY-TALLIES Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
 Bullet; GreenBullet; RedBullet; OrangeBullet; YellowBullet; GreenBullet; RedBullet; OrangeBullet; YellowWILL DRAW ANYTHING FOR 10 POINTS!!!!! Bullet; GreenBullet; RedBullet; OrangeBullet; YellowBullet; GreenBullet; RedBullet; OrangeBullet; Yellow
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Sapphire-Ashesx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
So true. Person says they take requests? Request something. Other than that, it's really rude to ask.
Like, make your own stuff if you want art so much and see how difficult it is. I know I'm not a very good artist but I appreciate those who work hard! They don't deserve to be spat on.
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astronomimi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Nah, I agree to do requests because I want to try something new and become a better artist. 
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
There are other ways to get the message across... 
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Acayth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And HOW?xD

Damn, I totally agree with that stamp. I did a request only once in my entire life and all I got was a 'cool'.

At that time I was actually trying to improve by studying bird anatomy, but instead got destracted by someone who randomly came along, saw that I was a total newbie on deviantart, and told ne to draw them their narutowoof character. This means that there were no beneficial improvement chances for me whatsoever.
And I was so naiv to really do that.

Sorry, but I do not accept people asking for requests, when the artist has not actively stated that they offer them.

Because this is hella rude to me.
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
I'm not against people who don't take requests.
In fact, I agree with this stamp. Most artwork takes a lot of effort and time to complete, so if an artist says they don't take requests, then that's fine.
But there are other ways to get the message across... I mean, potential watchers/friends might see the stamp and that may be one of the first things they see on your profile.
Isn't the stamp a bit harsh? I know people are sick of getting asked for requests over and over again, but there's no need to be rude about it.
Something like iloveknucklesshadow.deviantart… or sweetduke.deviantart.com/art/N… works perfectly fine, and does the same job this stamp does.

Anyway, all I'm saying is that this stamp puts it off in a rude way. It doesn't give anyone a good first impression if you ask me.
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Acayth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand what you mean, but I personally do not perceive this as rude, I am not someone who would ever ask for a request, because I can relate to the thoughts behind making this stamp.
If I were to see this on a profile of a newly discovered good artist, I would not feel addressed by it at all, in fact I would find it quite funny. This stamp is just very honest and direct and I hope that it makes random reuest hunters aware what this means to the artist who is not offering those.

Because, as I stated earlier, for me it is so much ruder to go and ask even if they see that the artist doesn't take requests, than if an artist displays this stamp :/
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Well, it all depends on how you interpret it.
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billcipherGF Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
some people love to draw but don't know what to draw so they get requests
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OwyiSensei Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
well it is stated bluntly but as for all artists,

you can do requests if you want, good for you

if you don't want to, that's great, that doesn't make you rude

if you do commissions for some extra cash in school, awesome

if you do commissions to pay bills, cool

if you do requests for views, great

if you do requests for fun, even better

if people stop watching you for not doing requests, who cares

if people pay you to draw since they want art, that is the point.

in turn, every artist has their reasoning, they are people.





I do commissions since I am sickly and not the best with jobs

that I have drawn for 17 years now and have done it professionally for 6 years and have been doing commissions online for a year now. 
my first customers are people that I know since they wanted to see me succeed. 

So I feel I am good. I do a fullbody fullcolor commission for 35.00 USD or 3500 points (thats the same price by the way) and it takes me two and a half hours to do one of those

I open 20 slots a month, so lets do some math here

if I do 20 commissions a month at 35.00 USD a commission (which I have other prices so this may not always be the case) I will make 700.00 for the month.

700.00 is enough for 
200.00 food
350.00 rent (and that is a studio, I don't think everyone can live in those)
100.00 for my vice (cigs, don't start its gross)
100.00 for insurance.
_______________________________
750.00

so even at those prices i am not making enough to live.
so prices are around there for a reason. don't think someone asking for 50.00 USD for a fullbody is too much since i am low balling to try and show my generosity somehow and still considered expensive.

what if that artist has kids? medical bills? a car? and they dump all their time into this since they do in fact get these commissions and frankly, still not making enough?

I am being devil's advocate here. 
all artists and frankly, people have the right to say what they do with their life, I sunk my entire life into art, such as many other artists, I think we are at least worthy of living at a decent wage?

as for request artists, I get it too, have fun while you can! it is fun to just draw whatever others want. and I don't see either side as a lesser artist for it






as for the stamp, it is for the cases of just being tired of saying no, no matter if you have stamps, or that they know you don't. i think its just the poor girl was swamped and people gave her grief. I would love to see her art up again, its a shame she quit, but as for any level of artist your opinion does count, just don't attack someone else for their opinion.




lets all learn to be humanist, nothing is ever black and white.


                                                                                regards OKT 
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Wayfir Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Preach it
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OwyiSensei Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
holy shiet I need this thank you for existing! 
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FluidGirl82 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
I'd use this if I had my account set up. I have done three journal entries already about this topic, and people STILL ask for requests. Sheesh.
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Pouasson-de-oro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree so much with this :D
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Commander-Dominic Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
Using.
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zigaudrey Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...
Something,I was pressed to do request even if the request is close... :(
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kitsumekat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014
It's hilarious that people are calling you names and expect you to follow their niceness. I'm sorry, I didn't realize that she should be nice at all. Maybe the people who shitted on her practice what they preach.
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