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Alternatively, "Dino appreciates her fans and friends."
Alternatively x2, "All of Dino's fans are her friends."
Alternatively x3, "Fans are friends, not food."
Alternatively x4, "You can stop this now, Dino."

YO! I honestly just wanted to make an appreciation journal for absolutely everyone on this site that makes my experience amazing. I am always just so eternally grateful for the support and friendship I find here; I'm surrounded by people I love while doing something I love!

I wanted to list a few things that may seemingly go unnoticed by me, when in reality, I take these things straight to heart, and they mean much more to me than people think. And I want to thank anyone who has done the following, or anything like it:


1) Comment on an old fic.
Are old fics always a little cringy to read? Of course. Does that make me any less happy when someone comments on them? Not one bit. In fact, I'm just so flattered that someone bothered to look through old fics of mine and find something redeeming about them, whether through the idea, plot, characters, etc. (though I do admit I still think some of my old ones are good).

2) Comment on my progress.
On that note, when people tell me I've improved, I'm like ??? Someone has been paying attention to me ??? I think that just means so much as an author to know people keep up with you, and consistently read your writing, and like, that is just so, so considerate.

3) Tell me you're there for me.
This place is often my safe haven, and somewhere I go when I'm stressed and want to write. Hearing people, who have never met me before in person, say that they'll lend a listening ear or shoulder to cry on, is an amazing gesture in itself. On more than one occasion, it's really helped me at some low moments in life, even when I didn't talk about my problems. The support itself just meant so much to me.

4) Say something oddly specific.
I love these kinds of comments-- something super thoughtful that makes me look at my own work in a different way. It just shows people actually take a solid interest in my stuff, and I'm just blown away by it. It's super thoughtful and always the most pleasant of surprises.

5) Just say hi.
I love talking to people. Whether it's a really fun tag, or just dropping a note, or posting something silly on my profile, it all makes me smile. You people have a lot going on in your lives as it is, and it's just a pleasure knowing that I'm worth some of that time.


Something to note is that I reeeeeally don't want to make this journal, "a list of things I love that boost my ego so you should do them". Yes, a lot of the time it boosts my ego, but I honestly, truly just appreciate all this, and I hope that I can pay it forward to all of you in time. Instead, I hope this journal encourages you to reach out to your friends and favourite writers, appreciate the support you have but may not recognize, and inspires someone to do these things for YOU!

Additionally, there is so much more that people on dA do for me that I haven't even touched on. So from the bottom of my heart, I thank you all so much for just being you. Ugh I know this might sound fake or something to some of you but if you know me, you know I'm actually a very sentimental person who is very appreciative and grateful to people and happy!! Seriously!!

Congrats if you've actually read this far. I appreciate that as well, since I'm a huge ranter. I mean every word of what I say, and I really just needed to get this off my chest!

Am I super cheesy? Yes.
But do I love you? Super yes.

Have a fantastic day.

Love, Dino. <3
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NikaRyu Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Student Writer
Aaaah, omg, Dinocchan, so sweet!! <3 That's the first time I see an appreciation post for fans, watchers, friends. This is super cute :3 I'm so glad DA is your save haven and that you met so many people that make you happen and encourage you. I hope it'll stay like this, hehe. 
Have a fantastic day yourself and rock these exams! :D 
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
Nika, aww!! I think everyone deserves the love, and YOU are one of the amazing people who makes my day every time I'm on here so I can only hope I sometimes do the same for you!

Thanks so much for the support, love, you make me smile as always. <3
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NikaRyu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Student Writer
Asdfjskdjs, thank you, Dinocchan!! <3 
And yes, you totally do! Your comments and replies always make
my day! :3  I'm so glad i can give a bit back because I'm super 
super glad you reached out to me to join your contest back then haha.

Awww, I'm glad I can do that, haha <3 
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
D'awwwww, you're always the sweetest! :')
Ah yes I remember that! What can I say, I've always been a fan lmao!
And looking forward to so much more in the future! <3
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NikaRyu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2017  Student Writer
Adjasdklks---!!! >///< Omg, that makes me super happy and I feel
honored. For real. This is so awesome to hear. It really made my day.
Aww, I'm working on more stuff haha. Finally found back into my rhythm
again <3 
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017
YAY! I'm glad you did, and I really can't wait for more, then! <3
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NikaRyu Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Writer
Aww, thanks <3 Yeah, more is on the way for sure. I should get
some time during Christmas break apart from all the family and uni
stuff haha
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Bahaha, I feel that! It's time for me to crack down on a few fics as well!
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haikyuubbys Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
aH it's really sweet that you made this journal!! i don't see a lot of appreciation journals like this and it's honestly so nice that a lot of the things you mentioned don't just go out of your head lolol
It's great that the little things people do are able to make you happy!!
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Thank you so much for your support and I hope people do the same things for you as well because you deserve it! It really means a lot to me that you commented, I'm thinking of writing more journals here and there and I really appreciate all feedback so ahhhhh tysm you're fantastic, as always! <3
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haikyuubbys Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Tysm - you're always so kind! I'm sure we'd appreciate any journals you do write so yes I think that is a good idea :D And you are always such a pleasure to talk to! 
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017
D'aww, that means a lot to me, but the same goes for you as well! :')

Thank you so much for the support and yes look out for more of my ramblings in the future!! Hehehe <3
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LadysDaze-Moved Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Gawd you are too freaking cute, y'know that? And I'm so glad people have been making you feel so happy! That's so wonderful honey! :D Love you and your writing! :D
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Staaahhhp you, you're amazing! And I hope people do the same for you as well, you deserve all the love! But thank you so much ahhh same goes for you! You're the best! <3 :')
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Hey! No worries on anything. I love being on here too. I’ve made friends on here as well. It’s fun to see what people come up with and of course I’m one those people who always offers an ear or such on here. I may ramble or not make much sense but I try my best.
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dinosauruses Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
It's definitely a fantastic place! Thank you!
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Musicanimegamer45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
It is indeed. No problem!
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