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When you look at your message center on dA and notice someone you are watching has their birthday, do you wish them a happy birthday or something like it? 

23%
18 deviants said Yes, always!
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16 deviants said Only if I remember to actually look at the birthdays.
17%
13 deviants said Yes, but only if they are friends or people I admire greatly.
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10 deviants said Yes, but only if they are friends.
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9 deviants said Yes, but only if they are close friends.
9%
7 deviants said Yes, but only if they have been active recently.
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3 deviants said Other
3%
2 deviants said No, never.

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:iconroxalew:
Roxalew Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As much as possible ^^; unless you accidently miss it from being offline for days ^^;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see ^^
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Roxalew Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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scrungo Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student
i used to ALWAYS.
but now if i just really admire them or if theyre a friend ovo
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see c:
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Tremello Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
when i was more active i used to, but i dont really anymore lmao
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I see xD
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stormstarxhailstorm Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I draw them a picture (when I remember to)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, that's a nice thing to do :3
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stormstarxhailstorm Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks. I just made one now.
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! I saw :la:
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:iconwondersparks:
WonderSparks Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My policy is to send them a note asking what kind of present they want~ :dummy:
And then hope they want something. :eager:

Speaking of, it's getting closer to your birthday now, isn't it? >w>
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, I see. xD I wish I had time and motivation to make everyone a present =P

Nah, over two months left still xD
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weeeellllllll... >w>
:iconshamwowscoutplz: With the new ShamBONK, NOW YOU CAN! :boo:
lol But seriously, sometimes it kinda backfires. :giggle: Especially when I find something to do that I really like doing, at which point I often forget to do my drawings until the last minute (right now, for instance; it's going to be ~KirbytehPink's birthday soon, and I haven't even started on their present! ^^;). :dummy:

That's still closer than some birthdays. 8D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:'D
Hmm, I see. Yeah, it's so easy to get distracted x'D

That is one very good observation. B)
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed it is. >w<" Luckily, I'm done the picture now. :dummy: (I guess it took me about 40 minutes or so, judging by my response time XD)

Definitely. 8D
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, nice to hear :D
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:iconwondersparks:
WonderSparks Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup~ Now I'm ready for the birthday! :la:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good! BD
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Macxidy Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Usually, I won't do give a birthday comment to someone I watch unless I'm a familiar face to them in some way, and I'm not just some anonymous watcher on their list.

In most cases, a lot of people whom I watch on DA are already people I have on Skype, usually from PMU. There are exceptions, of course. If that's the case, Skype is usually easier, but if not, I usually send them a DA comment. Sometimes I even send both if I have the extra time and feel like they are a closer friend or someone I have known over a long period of time.

As for drawings, wish I did more of those for people on their birthdays. I've been pretty good about it since I got my tablet, but usually I just whip up a nice little coloured doodle of one of their characters - nothing extraordinary enough to post on DA but a nice little thoughtful thing that still makes their day. :) It oftentimes depends on how busy my schedule is and how close of a friend I consider the person. For the few people I consider close friends, I will take time out of a busy schedule to make sure they get something from me.

I also noticed recently a lot of my close friends have birthdays around the same 3 months, between April and June! :ohnoes:
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, I see. :) I usually just do it all the time, because I want to x')

I wish I did birthday drawings more often, but I have so many acquintances that it becomes impossible to draw it for anyone, plus my motivation won't cooperate all the time. Now it's just only when I have time and motivation, or when it's someone REALLY important.

Hah, most of my friends seem to have birthdays in September - December :'D
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:iconmidnight-lynn:
Midnight-Lynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me that my friend has a birthday tomorrow SHOOT GOTTA MAKE SOMETHING

And I always do~ I like wishing people a happy birthday c:
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUS
YOU SHOULD

Me too :3
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:iconkawaiikittenz:
KawaiiKittenz Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
If I have enough points to give them. ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soo you don't wish them a happy birthday if you have no points or...? xD
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:iconkawaiikittenz:
KawaiiKittenz Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I still say happy birthday, but I'm usually very generous. ^^
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see! That's very nice of you!
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Merleee Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ik watch zoveel mensen die ik totaal niet ken, dat ik meestal niets zeg, behalve als ik er zin in heb en die persoon toevallig ken. xD
Zeker die bekende gevallen krijgen freaking veel "happy birthday" dat ze die van mij toch niet zullen missen, lol. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha, dat ken ik. xD Ik zeg het toch altijd, wie het ook is, gewoon uit principe x3
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Merleee Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xD
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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering I always for get birthdays are over there, I'll have to say only when I look at the birthday things x) or if it's a friend that I admire
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I see :P
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CanisCanine Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i sometimes do. depends on who it is
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see (: Understandable xD
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CanisCanine Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD yeah
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Goomuin Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Coincidentally, a friend of my has his birthday today... :XD:
I wish them a happy birthday on DA when they're good friends or people I admire, AND if they were active recently. I always try to give them something as well, although this fails most of the time :noes:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah xD I watch many people so I have birthdays often x3
I gave up on gifts for everyone, I have so many friends/acquintances, it would kill me. So gifts became an exception for really special people or days with enough time/motivation. I always try to say happy birthday though! Sometimes with a little Muro in the comment :la:
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Goomuin Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah yes, of course you can't give everyone something.. :XD:
Most of the time, I know it's someone's birthday too late so I can't make something.

Ah, that's a nice little gift instead! :dummy:
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed ;D
Yus, you spend a lot of time and effort on your art so I can imagine.

:P
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Rasaliina Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I rarely remember to check the birthday reminders in my inbox and then I always forget, even if I wanted to remember :P well, I'm bad with remembering birthdays anyway xP
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah, I see xD I tend to forget when I'm busy :noes:
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I shoulda pressed other.
Meaning, I try to, but I sometimes forget xD
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:iconspitfiresonice:
SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see :P I forget sometimes, too, but lately looking at the birthdays has become a daily ritual x3
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Hawkieface Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, me too ^^ =p
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always do, unless I somehow forget.
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