So I've been looking through my folder of gift art done for me, and I am so very thankful for each and every piece of it -- you have no idea. it's so humbling and touching that so MANY people take the time to draw or write gifts for me, and I can't really express it well. It truly is an honor I think a lot of use take for granted at times, and I want everyone to know I truly and deeply appreciate it.
And I want to try and give back some of what I've received. I certainly can't match what you guys give, and there really are too many of you to even make an attempt to give gifts to everyone -- with 1255 watchers, there's no way I can begin to make a dent in that sort of expression of appreciation. Even if I only chose the closest friends or people who regularly comment, I'd still not be able to get to you all if I drew a gift per day for a year. And just because you don' comment doesn't mean you don't read my stories and love them just as much. You ALL make me who I am and inspire me to keep on -- those who are silent just as much as those who comment on everything I post. And I want to be fair about giving some of that back. So I've been deciding on the fairest and most impartial way, free of favoritism and bias, while still keeping the element of "surprise" that gift art is supposed to entail.
Here goes. Not everyone wants gift art (surprising but true), so anyone who does not, just click off this now. Everyone else who wants to be considered, fave this journal AND
then leave me a comment (any comment!) to let me know you actually want to participate and aren't just a fave-happy person. When you fave, DA assigns you a number over there ---> in the fave list. This will be your magical lotto-like number. This means that I can later use a random number generator -- set to numbers between 1 and however many faves are over there -- to select randomly a person to make gift art FOR. ^^ Whoever's number gets picked, I will go to your gallery and select something to draw for you. To keep it a nice surprise, you will not even know that you've "won" until I post the drawing I do for you.
IT'LL BE A RINJA SURPRISE FOR YOUR INBOX!
Ok.Recap: fave the journal. You'll be assigned a number. Leave Rinja a comment. Tell me anything. Say 'hi'. Post a "!" mark. Tell me the chipmunks have eaten your rutabaga. Whatever. Just say something at all to let me know your fave actually means something other than your finger spasmed and added my journal to your fave pile. Then, later on, I'll randomly pick a person, check to see that they commented, and make 'em something. And I'll come back to this list as the mood suits me. Might be once a month. Might be once a week. Might be twice a day. ONE NEVER KNOWS. But someone will get something at some point. And that way I don't get an ennui attack when I think of how impossible it seems to be to try and give you back some love. <3 <3
LOVE YOU GUYS, SO SO MUCH