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About me



Who are you, Lintu47?
I'm Cristina and I've been a member here since December 2006.


Wait, I thought the correct spelling was Christina?
Nope :stare: Maybe where you live it is, but that's not my case.


Did you know that "lintu" means "bird" in Finnish?
Yes, I did long before I joined dA.


What does your username "Lintu47" stand for?
My username is inspired by a combination of three things, but I'd like to keep that to myself : )


Did you ever thought about changing your username?
I considered it at some point and I thought about picking something that would suit me better in the sense that it would sound more professional and less random, but I didn't change it because I have so many memories with "Lintu47", it's my online identity.


Why do you have so many cat pictures in your gallery?
I just like cats, and I think that is because I grew up with many, many animals around me. I always had in the house and yard at least 8 cats, 7 dogs (my grandfather used to save every kitten and pup he found, and I'm so much like him), cows, horses, pigs, birds etc.


How many cats do you have?
Despite what my gallery might have led you to believe, I only have two cats.

Lady cat was born in March 2005, I've had her since she was a kitten and she's still going strong now!

My lady by Lintu47 My cat by Lintu47


As for Luna, she was born in February 2017 and I've had her since she was two.

Luna by Lintu47


How are you in real life?
Pretty much the same, perhaps more awkward since I'm an introvert with limited social skills, limited need for social interaction and a screwed up sense of humor.


Do you have accounts on other (social) sites?
Yes, I do:
Twitter, Tumblr, flickr, Instagram, ello, Vine, lintu47 on Snapchat, but I don't really use any of them except for the occasional tweet.

If you find a lintu47 on other social networks I didn't list above, know that it isn't me.


Can we be friends? Can I have your Yahoo/Skype/etc?
Please don't ask for more personal information than I'm willing to freely give out, especially if we don't really know each other, it's creepy. If you wish to talk to me, send me a note or a comment, I always reply with pleasure. If you wish to stalk me, use one of the sites above :eyes:

FWI, that lintu47 on Skype? That's not me, I don't know if someone's trying to impersonate me or if they had that username long before I even made this account on dA and it's pure coincidence, but I can assure you I'm not the owner of that account.


How old are you?
Old enough to have experienced the highs and lows of life, yet young enough to still have a lot more to discover!


What are your favorite ice cream and cake flavor?
For ice cream I guess I'd have to choose between butterscotch, vanilla and strawberry. I love light cakes with lemon cream, mint or fresh forest fruits. Less diabetes for me!


Do you watch YouTube?
Yes, on a daily basis. Basically, as long as my laptop/TV is open and I have an internet connection, there's always a YT video running in the background.




About dA


What do you want and why are you here?
I am "Miss Queen of Love and Cats & Love of Cats", as Carmalain7 perfectly put it. My goal is to spread positivity in however way I can. I used to do regular features, interviews, polls, comments, group activities and community projects, but in the past years I haven't been around the site. However, my wish is still to inspire others to support their fellow deviants :thumbsup:


Who is your favorite deviant?
I don't have a favorite deviant, I have many friends whom I admire and feel lucky I came across and I could never choose just one. My favorites are those who are community oriented, people who know how to give and receive and are always there for those in need of help. Selfless and kind people, to put it shortly.

As for being a regular member, beta tester, senior etc, that status doesn't define a person, so I don't really care about it. comments.deviantart.com/1/3347…


Why did you put my work in a poll competition?
First of all, the polls I make are NOT about who's the best, therefore there is no competition; they're about offering you yet another chance to get your work discovered by my watchers and profile visitors, giving you and your artwork a bit more exposure. If you wish, I can remove your work from the poll, but as is true for any interaction with me, don't be a dick about it, I don't tolerate rude language.


Can I post your artwork on my website or on my profile?
Absolutely not unless I state otherwise in the work's description or I give you my written consent.


Can I reference your work instead?
Yes, as long as you link back to my original and inform me when you post yours since I'm always eager to see your take on my work and show my support!


Why do you persist in hiding your replies on your artworks and journals?
I do so because seeing my replies with "It's my pleasure" or "Thank you, you're very kind" won't help you in making an opinion about me or about my work. Plus, I like keeping things as simple and clean as possible. Still, if I feel an answer may be relevant for others, I will keep the reply visible.


Why do you feature so many works that contain nudity?
I don't have a problem with mature content as long as it's tasteful, because I don't have inhibitions or preconceived ideas - art is beautiful regardless if it's nude or not. And I love the human body - it's miraculous, complicated and deserves a lot more respect and admiration than many of us show towards it.


Can I suggest artists and/or groups for your features?
Yes, you can, just note me (no self suggestions please) - Not available at the moment


Can you feature my contest winners?
I'd love to, just send me a note!


How do you find the time to juggle real life and be on dA so much?
I do several things simultaneously - Eeh not true anymore.


What do you mean when you say on your profile that "I'm deviant no. 3 715 438"?
It means that I was the 3 715 438th deviant to join the site (now there are so many more, it's insane).


How do I find out my usernumber?
Instead of explaining myself, take a look here Your Usernumber -dA v5- by Rubycored, this is how I found out too.


Why do I see you commenting on every DD?
I like to let people know that I'm happy for them; a kind comment from a stranger is always a nice surprise even if it's a not an extensive constructive comment.

Andorada "There are days when the flow is stuck, then comes Cristina, and after that the messages just take off, and with them the faves flow. [...] This feature is meant to promote, and sometimes a bad comment or the lack of comments creates a void of response! And you are just wiping it out when you pass by!"

Yamio: "I see you on every DD ahaha, makes me so happy somebody cares so much *A* Keep it up ♥".

BloodAngel15: your like the nicest person ever on deviant ART i mean i see little kitteh with the awesome mustache every where! your so amazing

133eevee133: Hello! ^-^ I notice that every DD i click on, you have a comment ^-^ Very kind of you

MARX77: You know, I really admire your taking the time and congratulating every deviation that has been awarded a DD.
It's really very nice of you. Props to you for doing that! :thumbsup:
Cheers!!


Autobotgirl2: Hey, I've noticed you comment on almost all of the DDs and I just wanted to say that's very cool of you to take the time out of your day to comment and wish them a congrats. :)

Nyanfood: (...) I've been seeing DD messages from you as far back as I remember, and seeing you on my friends' DD's comments. :la:
It makes me think I ought to pay my respects at your shrine at some point, since you're like a little god of good tidings. XD


Of course, people don't always see it this way and here is a good example with more detailed reasons for doing what I do.


Are you a bot?
Lolz no :stare: If there's anything I could be instead of a human I'd rather be a large feline instead of a spamming program. So no, I'm not a bot.


What group experience do you have?
I compiled a list to keep track of it, but my current activity is non-existent because I need to focus more on life outside of this site

Past activity
Co-founder in AllArtSupport | Creation-Inspiration | Desire-for-Art
RO-Young-Artists | TalentPur-Romanesc | dAPN
Contributor in young-photo-club | DA-Revolution | That-Feeling | WorldWideArtScouts | FeatureChallenge | deviantARTcommunity | Sense-Create-lnspire | DesignnHQ
Co-founder, Community Week Leader in projecteducate
`Over the Hill in seniormentors
Feature Admin in PhotographersClub
Contributor in ArtHistoryProject
Knight in Water-And-Nature-Art
Folder Expert in All-Art-Wanted
Sub-editor in The-PS-Magazine
devNEWS Writer in DevNews
Moderator in devPREMIUM
The Team in deviant365
Manager in Genuine-ART
Operator in europeans
`Stache in dAseniors

Current activity
None, real life got really busy.


Can you give me points?
Please don't ask/beg for points, and most importantly, don't do it in a rude manner :stare: If I can help you in any way, I will, but I will surely not give you points just because you asked.

As I always say in my replies, I don't have as many points as you may think by looking at my donation pool (I gave many of them away as prizes for my contest) and I am currently raising more for future contests. Therefore, my advice for those who want points is to enter contests, do commissions or try their luck on giveaways (which I do not approve of by the way).


Why don't you like giveaways?
I absolutely hate giveaways because they're only meant to gain popularity in exchange for a tiny amount of points - I am talking of course of those "giveaways" which include these rules: "watch me, fave this journal, for more chances make a poll about this journal/donate this amount of points, etc"; it's a cheap way to get attention when you're not really good at anything else, be it art or community work. I don't have anything against the truly free giveaways which are not meant to bring popularity to the host.


Watch me?
I don't do watch for watch, although I am very grateful if you watch me. It goes just the same as asking for points. I already watch too many people and pretty often I feel guilty because I am not able to comment on their journals/articles/deviations, so please don't ask for this. I hope you understand.


Can you give me a shoutout?
I understand your frustration of not getting noticed because I was once a newcomer too, but don't get obsessed with numbers. It's better to have only a handful of active watchers who interact with you rather than a bunch of inactive ones. Unfortunately, I can't give you a shoutout because I was asked before and I declined as well - if I make an exception for one person then I'll have to do it all the time.
Join groups of your interest, they help a lot!


Do you use the app?
No, since I can't even log in.


Why is your avatar a cat with a crown?
I like cats and the crown celebrates the Deviousness Award I received in March 2013. I think it looks very cute!


Your avatar is so cute, who made it?
The avatar I was using - r0se-designs
Movember
and Deviousness Award Crown - r0se-designs and customized by WhenPigsFry
Many thanks for letting me use them :heart:


Can I use your avatar?
Not the custom ones, but you can take a look in r0se-designs' gallery and pick something you like, including the pink kitty without the crown/mustache. She has lots of cute free avatars! :la:


Feel free to ask me anything as long as it's decent :stare:
I'm kidding, you can ask anything :eyes:


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toukkainen's avatar
Aaaaaaaa!!!!! I'm finnish!!!!
Chibiuta's avatar
oooh nice!
there were things I didn´t know o.o
btw my dev number is 23507202... lol... it's insane hahah...
I wonder what can I ask you... oh...
:evilmodeon:
nah, just joking.
Do you use the dev app?
:wave:
Lintu47's avatar
No, i find it hard to get by with the app and i can't use it for features so there's no point :)
Chibiuta's avatar
Yep... they should also avoid the 'see the image' option. Some want to download images too. But it is nice if you want to do simple things.
Lintu47's avatar
I guess it's handy when you just want to check up on things, but to do real work nope :lol:
Chibiuta's avatar
nah... well maybe for journals or comments :)
I hope they improve it.
Having to log in every 2 days is kinda boring >.<
Lintu47's avatar
I'm sure they keep working on it!
Fyrrea's avatar
Ooooh, I also  watch Cryaotic! He's awesome :) I also recommend you Robbaz :)
BTW, I know you probably hate this question, but what residency will you choose/did you choose? I chose internal medicine and I think I'm going to regret it :D But we'll see ;) 
Lintu47's avatar
Oh, to be honest... i don't know yet :fear: Nothing related to surgery, oncology, neurology or cardiology, that's for sure, aside from these i'm considering all the other options. I guess i'll decide when i'll have to choose, i always tend to go with my instinct in situations like this and it's usually a good decision because under pressure my true wish surfaces. I tried making a list with pros and cons but the more i think about it the more undecided i am because i have a lot of criteria in my mind. It will depend on how high my score will be too so i think at this point it's an advantage i'm not heavily in love with anything cause if i loved dermatology but i couldn't get it i would be crushed. I think in my case i'll just have to learn to love it, i only hope i'll have a great medic to guide me and teach me the best there is about whatever it is i'm going to do.

Yes, internal medicine is hard mainly because it is so vast, but if you like it and also have a nice experience practicing it you won't regret it. Why do you think you will? I don't know how the system works there but here for example, after the specialty exam, i can take the residency exam again and enter a new specialty. After the second specialty exam you're called a primary doctor and you're allowed to practice both, so even if i don't necessarily love what i'm going to do i can still pick again, but i will do this no matter what happens meanwhile - if i decide to stay, if i'm going to leave the country then there's no point in doing the second residency.
Fyrrea's avatar
Ahhh so you're in the similar situation that I was... I also didn't know what to choose until the last moment when I decided to just go with the flow and let the life choose for me. And when the internship was coming to the end, I got a message that a spot in a nice small hospital will be open in cardiology or internal medicine and they give a flat to live in (which is a big wow, because no way something like that would happen in a bigger city). And I was doing summer practice in this hospital (each year we had to do one month of volunteering...), the staff + the boss liked me and I liked them, so it was an easy choice :D I'm a bit afraid of the vastness of internal medicine and the amount of knowledge I'll have to put in my lazy brain, but I'll manage somehow... 
Yeah, in Poland we can also make a second specialty, but not as residency. We have only one residency choice and even if someone decides it's not something he wants to do for the rest of his life, he can't change it. He can only try to specialize on different (worse) terms (like volunteering - seriously!), so most people just prefer to go to a more civilized country ;) 
Do you also have an internship after graduation? 
Lintu47's avatar
Good thing is that you don't have to take it all in all at once, you've got plenty of years to practice and get experience ahead, so don't be so afraid!
Wow, that sucks for Poland medics! It isn't fair to not be able to do something else as well.
Internship? What do you mean? I graduated in September, took the residency exam yesterday, in a week comes the specialty choosing and then we start working in the residency program, that's what happens here.
Fyrrea's avatar
Good luck with the specialty choosing!
Here we had six years of studies and then 13 months of internship - which was... "half-work" I'd say :) We had a title of a doctor, but we had limited rights to practice medicine. So we couldn't for example write prescriptions. And during the internship we were paid (about 500$ monthly). There was 10 weeks of internal medicine, 6 weeks of ob-gyn, 2 weeks of anesthesiology, etc. And what we did differed greatly on different wards :) On internal med I did everything (but ofc someone else had to stamp the prescriptions :D), on ob-gyn I was only a slave for writing discharge papers (never seen a patient or a birth during this time, I had to stay in a slave-room and write :D) and on pediatrics I was a speech-to-text machine, haha :D Because old doctors there couldn't type so fast. So the internship was both good and bad, but at least we had some money from this bad parts where we didn't get any useful experience. And only after the internship and the final exam we get full rights to practice medicine, choose residency, etc... 
Lintu47's avatar
Well then, this is awkward, your internship salary is actually bigger than a resident's in my country lol (not really, i'm sad about it). We do what you described in the modules during uni, some teach you, some just use you for stuff, others would have you rather go home and not stand in the way. It depends on the doctor.
Fyrrea's avatar
Yep, but there's no big difference between the internship salary and the resident's one - about 50$. And when my american friend asked me how much I earn, he asked "per week?" :D "No, per month!" and he was shocked :P 
Lintu47's avatar
Well here it starts at about 300$ and by the end of it if you're really lucky you can have maybe 600$ so... And the older doctors usually earn around 500-1000, it depends on specialty.
I know, my American friend had the same reaction ):
SRaffa's avatar
Completely fascinating and terrific!
:+fav:
Lintu47's avatar
Thank you :blush: I've been adding questions to that list for quite a while now :)
kuronekochan14's avatar
Ooh lala~ please don't answer if it's too personal! Which med school do you go to? My dream is Johns Hopkins, I'm working really hard for it! *^* I'm inspired to be an oncologist because I lost someone very important to me after a long battle with cancer, and I don't care how long it takes! I want to help my kind in every way possible :heart:

(Being young is being ignorant.)
Lintu47's avatar
Hey, just wondering, do you still want to be a doctor? ^^
kuronekochan14's avatar
Thanks for the reply~!

And yeah, I suspected so, but heyy if my patients are happy, then that's good enough for me. I'm an athlete so I have a lot of mental determination (y)

Ooh~ I see... well I think it's different for every school/student/specialty, but I believe someone said to be an oncologist we'd have to be in school until at least... 32? o.o

I have friends on their first year of residency right now! They're always tired haha

Thanks again! :hug:
Lintu47's avatar
32 sounds about right : ) My best friend's sister is on her first year of residency and her program is hospital - home - food (optional) - sleep - hospital again (every day of the week). There is a lot of crying too due to the stress and hard work. She's in surgery so i imagine it's hell for a beginner.
I am glad to know you're determined and i wish you all the best in pursuing your dream, but i must warn you, there will be hard times too, not just great ones : ) I am not trying to discourage you, just to make you aware that it's not all butterflies and happiness. No one told me that and i was disappointed when i find that out for myself.
:hug:
kuronekochan14's avatar
That's why I'm preparing myself~! Nothing is harder than to lose the ones you love because of a stupid virus cell in your body...
But as an athlete, the only times you get Gold are much less than the times you ever get silver, bronze, or nothing at all. But I think the people that get up even after being discouraged are the strongest ones, and the ones that accept loss are the ones with the greatest mental stance (y)
I thought after being accepted to train for World Championships at the age of 14 it would mean privileges, respect, and let's face it, swag, but I think I cried more than I smiled in the beginning. I enjoy it much more now, but I think I learned that if you're going to the hard path, you really need to prepare yourself.

Haha... I have no idea how I'm going to endure the hard work part (I'm a pretty laid back kid), but hey, if I've gone against the odds once I sure as hell can do it again! :D
I hope the best for you in the future! And maybe I shall see you one day!
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