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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 11, 2009, 1:09 PM



Okay so I've been thinking about something, and I hope that you agree to it.
I have quite a fair amount of watchers, and I'm sure you have aswell, but - maybe you experience this also - some of them don't even talk to you. They're just there, hovering on your watchers list, and it's difficult to say whether their active or not.
It made me realise that maybe I'm quite a bad watcher too. I talk to some people, I don't to others, which makes me feel guilty. So I think that if you watch someone you should talk to them, comment on their work, fave stuff. You know, like a watcher would normally do. After thinking that I went through my updated friends submissions and commented as much as I can on their new work, just to let them know I'm there.
I think that you all should do that too, to make the people you watch feel loved ^_^ I mean, doesn't it make you feel good that you get comments/faves from your watchers? I do xD

Oh and seeing as I have a load of crap in my gallery, I'm putting some of my works into the 'Scraps' section xD

Anyways, school....well, Sixth Form, is getting harder and harder by the second. I hardly have any free time, and that means I don't have much time to draw. Which sucks bum. Big time. Thing is, I enjoy Sixth Form, and think it's really cool. I've made some new friends, reunited with my old ones...so all is good. The teachers are cool too ^_^ I love my lessons, especially design, so I think I'm going to be happy where I am xD

So I shall upload fewer pictures in order to study well, but I will upload some ^_^ I love art, so it won't be abandoned easily xP Mwahahaha.

That's all for now,
Lizzie x.

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:iconmichichan07:
michichan07 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
You're right i do try to comment on some pics but i mostly just fave the ones i like and talk to a few peeps. :( i'm not a very social person so i sometimes just can't talk to people all the time (unless i know them quite well, like u :D) i'll try to be a better watcher 2!
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's what I did before, and I felt sooo guilty when I thought about it. That's why I'm going to be a better watcher from now on :D
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michichan07 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
i think u r a great watcher!
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh really? Thank you so much! ^_^
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michichan07 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
:tighthug:
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azureseiharra Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Oh, I am an active watcher of yours, if you realise it xD
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Gooood! ^_^
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:iconazureseiharra:
azureseiharra Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
It is sure good:heart:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Darktaru Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
Meh, somedays I dont feel like commenting on anyone lol. Im like the karma chameleon "you come and go, you come and goooooo" yeah.... anyways, you are right tho, but me atleast , I dont feel bad if people dont comment, cause sometimes I dont even log in in several days , so I would understand. But yeah is nice when people do comment.
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree ^_^
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Hanabiiro Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, i fairly agreed with the facts u've mentioned above... frankly to say, i considered myself as a bad watcher too... before i started my life as a university's student, assignments piled up and i rarely to keep things update over DA... well, not to mention connection problem too... Ever since my long absence on 2008, and i try to be active again on 2009... unfortunately, most of my watchers [excluded real life friends and best friends that still active], dont give a damn on my recent upload works, not even care to comment as well, when i try to 'catch' their attention by making kiriban, to test whether these ppl are active or not, sadly to say, only ~StarSophi able to do that... i'm quite, well, dissapointed with it... i did wonder what's wrong with my artworks and all, like do they get bored of me? or they're sooooo pretty busy until cant even take a look at my works, but they can do it on others? however, i'm a person that not seeking attention at here lolz... honestly, everyone wants feedback when they upload a work, that will improve their skill... i'm a graphic designer, and train under veteran designers in my university, so i kinda understand the way we need to improve ourselve, and that's by feedback [can be compliment, critique + tips] =D=D
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know it really sucks! That happens all the time with me, my first watchers just don't bother to pay attention >.< Maybe 'cause they're not active, or just too busy, but they comment on others which isn't really fair.
Even though I might be away from time to time I always look back on journals/pictures that have been uploaded whilst I was away and maybe comment or something, just so they know that I am still looking over them ^_^
Yeah, I totally agree with you ^_^ DA's the only place where I can get advice on improving my art, because I don't do it anymore at school ;____;
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rins-art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist
well i try to comment at arts.. though i usually do that only on weekend~
and.. yes.. now i think about it.. you can say that almost same people comment my works XD
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to hear that you are making an effort ^_^ I don't mean that you have to comment on every picture, but once or twice is good enough ^_^ For some reason my DA doesn't tell me what some of my friends upload o.O
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rins-art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist
:D :D
somehow DA been strange lately > <
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
YEah :S
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KUNO-KUN Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
That happens to me all the time. I used to think it was my attitude or something. Maybe ppl felt intimidated to say something? xD I know they are there, collecting my work, saving it in their drives and whatever, but its always nice to know how they feel about it. Not really the "awesome i love it etc etc" but actually know WHY it is loved, even if its by saying "its my favorite series! the colors make me feel this or that etc etc" thats always good to receive. Or heck tips to get better! that is awesome too. But well I gotten used to it..and since my time has gotten shorter and shorter cause of college i begin to mind it less =p

i'll try to give you my feedback as much as i can tho =]
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Lawls! Well if I don't have the time I just fave works, just to let people know that I like their work xD But if I have the time I normally write a comment too! ^_^
And the same to you :D
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N-Maulina Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm here :hug:
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Uwaah thank you :hug:
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DaShortQuiet1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I try as much as I can. Although school gets in the way. ><
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine ^_^ Same here, but I try xD
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:iconaquemi:
Aquemi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I frequentely comment in your deviations, and when I don't have time I just see it ^^ ~
but you should do the same dear ^-^
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Same here! But you're one of the people that DA doesn't show any updates on my watchers list o.O It's really weird..it does that with ~BrokenDoll001 too...
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:iconaquemi:
Aquemi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Just in my last deviation you commented and it makes me feel happy ^^


Did you see these?
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and
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^
No, I didn't o.O Only the one that I had already commented on came up >.< Shall have a look now :D
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Aquemi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Thank you!! *-*
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, nya! ^_^
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gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist
I'd like to think i'm a good watcher and try to give compliments and encouragement.But some of the people i watch are very busy,so they don't want people sending them messages all the time. It's hard to balance it out if you don't know them very well.
Also , i hate to admit this,but one of my watchers REALLY annoys me and i wish he'd go away. It's flattering to be watched so i don't want to be rude to him.AAaargh,what's a girl to do?
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesh, you are definately a good watcher ^_^ I always see a comment or two coming from you xP
Omigawsh, who is it? HOw does he annoy you?
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gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist
Thanks,i try my best!:hug:

He butts into conversations i'm having with my friends,gets the wrong idea on what we're talking about and ends up saying something stupid. Not only that, but he's patonising,or at least comes across that way,and calls me " my dear " , which i don't like.
But he says he likes my art and gives me faves, so i've decided to ignore him,and just have fun.

Your page is looking so cute and Hello Kitty is adorable!:D
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Omigawsh! That dude sounds seriously annoying >.< I sometimes say 'sweetheart' or 'darling' or, mostly 'doll', but I hate the words 'my dear' >.< It makes them sound old xP
Well that's good then ^_^ But he should learn to butt out of things xP

Uwaaah thank you so much! :heart:
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gorgonbreath Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist
You're welcome!
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FakeKimono Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
I have the same problem as you with watchers and persons i watch. You are right, I'll become a good deviant and I will be active with my watchers.
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Okidos! Woo, go you! :hug:
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree about the watcher thing; I try to do that, but I find it hard to do, especially with the people that get nine million comments and faves and stuff anyway...I think the majority of people thinkin like that, though, so they end up getting little commenting :( I should try to change that...

But also I watch nearly 500 people at the moment, so...gotta work on that BIG time. I don't think all of them are active though.
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amaris11388 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel the same... i try to comment on things and not be a silent watcher but sometimes with the people that have a million comments already and half of them don't even have a reply yet i sort of feel like me saying that something looks good would sort of be just one more thing that would fill their busy schedule
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...like it's going to be one more thing they read, say "okay, great," and delete because it's comment 678/4889.
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amaris11388 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
exactly :p
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. Sometimes my watchers thing don't even work o.O Once I visited my old friends page and I thought "WOW! I didn't know she uploaded this..." It sucks >.<
But it's good to support them, no matter how many faves and comments they get. It's the thought that counts ^_^

Well it shouldn't matter how many people you watch ^_^ I watch loads too o.O But I try my best anyway :D
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow D: THAT sucks D:

I think I'm going to start doing that. I also acquired the bad habit of deleting their journals because they were usually about commissions and because I get so many...I'm gonna try to stop that one too.

:) Hope you do well at it!
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know! It's reaaally annoying >.< Like, seriously annoying.
Okidos! I need to stop doing that too >.<
And the same to you doll! :hug:
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:iconannamaetezuka:
AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Eek, you too?

Thanks :)
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:iconlizjowen:
lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, doll! ^_^
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naturally! ^__^

I try not to make watchers feel obliged to comment on my stuff, but I appreciate it when they do ^o^ For instance, I have watchers that have never looked at my art >D; I just have random chats with them >_> It IS weird though ^^' I think it's nice to comment on stuff especially .__. Faving is nice too, every once in a while <33

Aww~ Good luck with school~! :heart:
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee! ^_^
Well I am not forcing them to, I just think that it would be nice if they visit from time to time to let me know that they're still active, rather than doing nothing. I mean, watchers are here to support each other, right? ^_^

Thankyou doll! :heart:
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, exactly ^-^

It's very true~~ I try to treat my watchers like my friends ^w^ But you can't be nice to someone that completely ignores you.. XD

Welcome~! ;w;

<33
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lizjowen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yesh! Because being nice is nice! ^_^ I know, those people suck bum >.>
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Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly~! ;D

o-o Agreed~
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