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What do the :+fav:'s you GIVE mean to you? Seriously, I'm curious. 

16 deviants said A lot! I give them to pieces that I love / that touched a string in me.
8 deviants said They mean quality by my own standarts. I only give them to decent works of art.
5 deviants said I give them for good ideas and / or pieces that made me contemplate over something.
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4 deviants said I like a lot of works, but I only give faves to a select few. Best of the best.
2 deviants said Not much, I give away quite a lot.
Yesterday was December 4th which means that today is December 5th. A day like any other. Yesterday was just another day like any other except for that some time ago some people decided to give it the imposing appellation "International Cheetah Day". I have decided to use the occasion for my own purposes and share a little view of mine with those of you who care to read my long contemplations.

Generally, I dislike this whole "Day-thing" fashion. Day of the Cheetah, Day of the Earth, Day against tobacco smoke, Day against AIDS, Day of the toilets (yes, Hell, there IS one, twas just a few weeks ago), Day of who-the-f*ck-knows-what. Yes, I'm a hater. But here's why.
First, obviously, because the idea is being brutally overused. I mean, whoever invented the International Day of the Toilets must be a genius because I for one would have never come up with that ever, but in the end of the day this stunning "Day invention" only shows that nowadays we have a special Day for just an amazing number of unimaginable things. Which seems good at first, everything needs support, even toilets, but then.... I can't help but imagine how we'll eventually end up with having a Day for literally everything, every single day will be a Day-of-something and as a result this will simply depreciate the whole concept, all these Days will turn back into something trivial and no one will pay attention anymore to any of them. Even to the really important ones (which ones are really important is disputable, but I'll skip that).
But let's say I'm wrong about that.

The second reason is yet far more important.

Take the coming holidays.
In my country there is some charity tradition for the last several years (yeah, just several years, but heed how pompous the word "tradition" only sounds) - people start raising funds for supporting children hospitals.... or something. This happens twice a year - around xmas and around easter. Nice. Even spectacular. But guess what, it's


Do you really think that two little charity campaigns a year make that much of a difference? Yeah, sure, they buy some new equipment for 2-3 hospitals every year, they save the life of a few children every year.... what about the rest, whom that money is not enough to save? The people, since they have donated, they feel like they've done something awfully good (which is true, indeed, they have), they go to bed satisfied and happy and celebrate their little holidays, and believe they have delivered the children from their woes forever and granted them a beautiful life. Beautiful delusion to calm ourselves. What about after the holidays, when the children will go on fighting their diseases alone and will go on dying? Nobody will even think about them then.

What about the cheetahs? It's just the same thing.

Yesterday was the Cheetah Day and I saw a lot of people (including me) publishing cheetah-related art. Which is awesome, truly, I'm so glad you and I did it, and it was an occasion for the world to see a lot more cheetah beauty, glory and magnificence on these pages. How about today? How about tomorrow? Won't we forget about the struggling-for-survival cheetahs again?

Let me get this straight - I am not trying to cheapen what we all do, because what we do, no matter how small it is, is very important still. I'm not saying the people who donate are posers who only care about the children on holidays. Most of us really DO care all along, but entangled in our own everyday life, problems, dramas, whatever, etc., most of us also truly forget. I know I did after last year's Cheetah Day, at least until some vigilant figures in the Animal-related dA groups posted their journals to remind me December 4th was coming.
Actually this is inevitable and even understandable, none of us can constantly think about all those creatures and people whose plight we're trying to alleviate at those few special Days. It's not necessary either.
However, these problems which we celebrate on Days do not only last a Day, nor can be solved within one. Still, seems like we enjoy believing that one Day is enough. THIS is the real problem and the true reason why I hate the Day thing.

So, here's what I'm saying. This world would have been a better place if we would only remember the problems hanging over it from time to time. Because if we do remember them, some of them will find their solutions gradually. This is the actual function of the Days. That's the function of the Cheetah Day as well - not to celebrate the cheetah, draw them portraits, or watch on the CNN news or NG Wild about them, or write on facebook how beautiful they are and how much we care. The Cheetah Day is there to remind us that they are in plight. Sadly, we have forgotten this simple truth. And this is why one Day is simply not enough.

Don't get me wrong - this is not only about cheetahs. This is about just everything else which has its Day (except for the toilets, because we simply CAN'T forget about them). Because all of these - the cheetahs, the children, the people with AIDS, the Earth - they are all causes which we fight for.

And so.... today is December 5th. It's officially the International Nothing Day.
Which means - feel free to support any cause you want.
But do remember to do so throughout the year - no matter if it's the cheetahs, the ailing children, the orphans or anything else you care about. What you'll support is totally up to you.

Just remember that your cause needs your support Every Day of the Year.

Random Cheetah features for December 5th: Running Cheetah Icon by TheHuntingWolf
International Cheetah Day by ChikrataWhat does the Cheetah say? by darkSoul4LifeTough Love by darkSoul4LifeInternational Cheetah Day II by ChikrataUndeviating Cheetah by darkSoul4LifeZen Cheetah by DeeOtterCheetah by Biljana1313My day today by woxysWhere does one end and the other begin? by afke11www cheetah dot cat by leopatra-lionfurCheetah by taubu-lionBorn to run by woody1981The Cheetah by MattNickCheetah Cub Kill by MrStickmanCHEETAH by goldhamsterCheetah 9 by SnowPoringDainty by darkSoul4LifeInternational Cheetah Day 2013 by clippercarrilloStalking Cheetah by TVD-PhotographyHunter by darkSoul4LifeCheetah 19 by catman-suhaCheetah 40 by catman-suhaCheetah 47 by catman-suhaCheetah 38 by catman-suhaCheetah 23 by catman-suha

Cheetah pastels by Sarahharas07Cheetah Snuggle by HeatherzartKing Cheetah by NovawuffSentinel by screwbaldCheetah by MO-ffieCheetah's Anger by CatBeast17Cheetah by RegiusCheetahs by kornradCheetah by CUMMINGSartCHEETAH 1 by glenn cummings by CUMMINGSartCheetah by WillemSvdMerwe<da:thumb id="362309339"/>Cheetah Family by lindabloomfieldCheetah Cub in Acrylic by andreamichaelByron by Fuz-Caforio-ArtElvis by Fuz-Caforio-ArtCheetah-Dawn by Fuz-Caforio-Artcheetah . by marcesmCheetahs Never Prosper by screwbaldCheetah Colors by NovawuffAquarell Cheetah by DolphyDolphianaLuminous Dusk by Demagis<da:thumb id="69618711"/>

Cheetah by KomodoEmpirelazy cheetahs by greedy-pericheetah by nesskafeCheetah portrait by GeirahodCheetahs by CUMMINGSartGrowing path by BisantiCheetah by WebcomicfanCheetah and Secretary Bird: The Great Cheeto Chase by PsithyrusPortrait of a CHEETAH by fabfactorSavannah Song by alexandrabirchmoreSnowy cheetah by Chilkat

Since winter has come and I support winter and snow, as well as good artists, some moar snow-themed features for some of my favourite but underrated artists:
Winter Sunrise by artsausPurple Sunrise by Dusty-FeatherWintery Sky by Dusty-FeatherBeautiful Day by DanBurgessTheArtistSnowy Road by DanBurgessTheArtist"What's this?" by ArdenEllenNixonNebula by ArdenEllenNixonFollow Me by ArdenEllenNixonCalm Before The Storm by eidolicACEO Snow Leopard... by sschukinaSolitude by HeatherzartSnow Leopard by shonechackoDon't look back by XRlSSabu by Fuz-Caforio-ArtHigher Ground by Fuz-Caforio-ArtKeepers of the Sage by EarleywineGhost of Winter - Snowy Owl by CitizenOlekSnowy Owl by sschukinaDreaming by XRlSBreak Out by odontoceteArctic Sovereign by ART-fromthe-HEARTGreat White by Fuz-Caforio-ArtCold Days by GaiasAngelReflections by EarleywineAustralian Winter Gums by artsausMontana's Tropical Paradise by eidolicSturmgeist by GaiasAngelUnbridled Forever by ZsofiaGyukerWinter Magic by ZsofiaGyukerWinter poney by VeronikaFrizzEnvironment - Peter and The Wolf by FleurdelyseElder Ent 1 by moonxelsSnowgirl _repainted by yoggurtwinter sunlight by sabin-boykinovSilence in the forest by GaiasAngelWinter's Keep by ReneAignerWinter Wonderland by silvermoonnwPolaris by LeundraSnowdragon by LeundraA Long Journey Ahead by ReneAignerMoondance by DanBurgessTheArtist

Happy New Year everyone.

It's a bit too early, but since I write once a year, this will have to do.

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Lapis L'Azuri
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
:headbang: METAL IS FOREVER !!! :headbang:

This is my music, the music of my life, no other sound could ever match it.
Metal is everything. My heart beats with its rhythm. Metal is my soul. Period.
Metal stamp by T-R-F :: Metal Stamp by ArticStock I Support Metal by Matzeline I Heart Metal by A-gRiM-FaTe Intense Metal-fan Stamp by deadlyMETAL Metal Ownage by morbidillusion666 Metal Stamp by applejackles heavy metal STAMP by peterdzign Metal is my soul stamp by lapis-lazuri Headbanging by cirruswolf Metal fan stamp by deviantStamps Heavy Metal Stamp by GilfordArt Heavy Metal Is Art Stamp by t3hsilentone Fuck calm and listen to Metal stamp by lapis-lazuri STAMP - Heavy Metal Love by ArsenicsamA In Metal I Trust Stamp by Cornebus METAL stamp by lapis-lazuri Evolution stamp by lapis-lazuri Black Metal stamp by wyldraven Black Metal Stamp by SirFilth by BlackMetal-Club Black Metal stamp by wolfenchanter Black Metal stamp by lapis-lazuri Metal and Satanism stamp by lapis-lazuri

The music I enjoy includes, but is NOT limited to:
(Not listed in order of preference or discovery.)
Metallica Logo Stamp by AxelSilverwolf Testament stamp by lapis-lazuri Kreator stamp 4 by lapis-lazuri Pantera Stamp by sandwedge Slayer Stamp by Slayer-No-Mercy Sodom Stamp by zombiepencil Destruction stamp by zombiepencil overkill by krassrocks Forbidden stamp by the-sorcress Megadeth by gigidelagaze Exodus stamp by lapis-lazuri Warbringer Stamp by ofwindandweeping Odd Crew stamp 2 by lapis-lazuri Trivium Stamp by WildTheory Iced Earth by old-mc-donald ..:: Death Stamp ::.. by frostmaster Meshuggah Stamp by Born-of-Wolves Carcass Stamp by DeFutura Morbid Angel by old-mc-donald Kataklysm stamp by lapis-lazuri Arch Enemy Stamp by raimundogiffuni Children Of Bodom stamp by lapis-lazuri Kalmah by old-mc-donald Frosttide stamp by lapis-lazuri Eternal Tears Of Sorrow stamp by lapis-lazuri Dark Tranquillity Stamp by Rhynn Insomnium by TortuousThrenody Wintersun by Dametora Tracedawn stamp by lapis-lazuri Aeternam stamp by lapis-lazuri
Amon Amarth by black-cat16-stamps Amorphis stamp 2 by lapis-lazuri Venom Stamp by old-mc-donald Dimmu Borgir by skinnyveestamp Emperor Stamp by Horsesnhurricanes Immortal Stamp by Born-of-Wolves Gorgoroth Stamp by Aldaeld Behemoth Stamp by ScarsOfFreedom Satyricon by old-mc-donald Carpathian Forest stamp by lapis-lazuri Watain stamp by lapis-lazuri Dark funeral by old-mc-donald Netherbird Stamp by Sinister666beauty Ov Hell stamp by lapis-lazuri Old Man's Child stamp by lapis-lazuri Cradle Of Filth stamp by lapis-lazuri Moonspell by old-mc-donald Dragonlord stamp by Gothraven666 Silentium stamp by lapis-lazuri Sirenia by skinnyveestamp Tristania by skinnyveestamp After Forever by skinnyveestamp Epica by skinnyveestamp Nightwish Stamp by ZeKRoBzS Therion by gigidelagaze Moonsorrow stamp by Kivutar Finsterforst stamp by lapis-lazuri Ensiferum by AineMuirgheal Finntroll stamp by Sinister666beauty club stamp by Korpiklaani-fanclub Turisas stamp by lapis-lazuri Blind Guardian stamp by lapis-lazuri Gamma Ray stamp by lapis-lazuri Helloween stamp by KelpyKrad Edguy stamp by lapis-lazuri Avantasia stamp by lapis-lazuri Demons and Wizards stamp 2 by lapis-lazuri Kamelot band stamp by hmryz Stratovarius stamp by lapis-lazuri Stamp: Sonata Arctica 03 by no-more-refills DragonForce Stamp by IndustriousRage Rhapsody of Fire 2 by skinnyveestamp Manowar by old-mc-donald hammerfall2 by zomestamp Sabaton stamp by lapis-lazuri Primal Fear stamp by lapis-lazuri Highland Glory 2 stamp by lapis-lazuri Saidian stamp by lapis-lazuri White Wizzard stamp by lapis-lazuri Savatage by old-mc-donald saxon by krassrocks Iron Maiden Stamp by Voltage7625 Judas Priest by gigidelagaze motorhead stamp by OniricSkull Chrome Division stamp by lapis-lazuri Dio Stamp by mori-the-bat black sabbath by krassrocks Deep Purple Stamp 1 by dA--bogeyman Uriah Heep stamp by lapis-lazuri Rainbow Rising Stamp by neon-knights Led Zeppelin Stamp by gangsterg Twisted Sister Stamp 10 by dA--bogeyman QUEEN by Ambelleina The Sweet Glam Rock Stamp 3 by dA--bogeyman Rammstein stamp by kurokimashin Godsmack by gigidelagaze

(The list is constantly under construction.)

Rock music stamp by Tollerka I love music by fluffylink I Heart My Guitar by master-me I Love Guitars -Stamp- by Dark-Arya Guitar Lover stamp by lapis-lazuri While reading the lyrics... by alexskyline iPlay by 6v4MP1r36 Ibanez stamp by lapis-lazuri

Favourite quotes (free translation):
Nature isn't constrained by our lack of imagination.
Everything one can imagine exists somewhere, in some Universe.

Времето е в нас и ние сме във времето.


Moar about me.... in stamps

Cuz you can never have enough of them.
Fuck Stamp by Voltaira Bad example stamp by Daakukitsune Stamp - Support. by BowChickaBowWow dark and evil stamp by Magrad Stamp: I love the darkness by Esther-Sanz DarkneSS stamp by DeviantSith Awkward Stamp :3 by WolvenFlames i made you a stamp - black by neek-zique Imagination by NatakaChiSerene Fantasy is my Reality stamp by purgatori DA Stamp - Think 03 by tppgraphics Read it or Lose it by IaiaRose Read. by NatureNeverHurries Lightning Love Stamp by enigmatia storm by FediniSTAMPpage Stamp:  Thunderstorms by dictatorjess Evil Lightning by Roojii Stamp - Storms by Endless-Mittens thunderstorm stamp by OmegaDreamSeeker11 Storm Stamp by soulshelter Rain Stamp by LumiResources I Love The Rain by Wearwolfaa Northern Lights by simplestamp Magic by Droneguard Looking At The Sky Stamp by cleopata I Dream of Flying by Marvealle .:Just a Dreamer by ginkgografix I Love Nature 2 by Wearwolfaa Support the Earth Stamp by luneves Earth by Skylark-93 Moonlit Night Stamp by Seiorai I Love The Night by TheLoveTrain Stargazer Stamp by PixieDust01 Milky way by Claire-stamps Outer Space by Mellow-Stamps Sirius Stamp by PsychoMonkeyShogun Wolfshade by skinnyveestamp Loner stamp by wyldraven Dragon Fanatic by skinnyveestamp Dragon Love by skinnyveestamp Whitby Wyrm by skinnyveestamp Proud Dragon by Karsun Fire by skinnyveestamp Demons by skinnyveestamp Powered By Evil by dxd Dark Side Stamp by lovelyfantasy Inner Demons by Shimaira Demons Stamp by kageru-hinoryu Chaos by MephistoFFF burn your local church by MephistoFFF Simple Sigil by skinnyveestamp NOT A SLAVE stamp by samekh-mem -JOS-Baphomet-stamp- by SVEM Baphomet 2 by skinnyveestamp Opposed to Gloominess by Vovina-de-Micaloz Contrary to popular belief... by Vovina-de-Micaloz Hail Satan Stamp by LingLing927

There is no god but myself.
-Lucifer-stamp- by SVEM

Open Minded Stamp by anastasia-black Think outside the box - Stamp by JWiesner


No facebook stamp by ARTic-Weather
I have no facebook.
Deal with it.

Also, don't thank me for the favs and/or llamas.
I use them to encourage people, so just enjoy them and keep up the good work.

thank you in advance by Metal-Goddess


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Hunkinart Featured By Owner 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
👍 Thanx 4 fav'ing my work!
benjyinthewind Featured By Owner 2 days ago
thank for the llama
LeenZuydgeest Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Lapis, thans for the fav' as usual!
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep up the excellent work.
BeatFreak1970 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Katherine10 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
Kirinoru Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Student Artist
Thank you : )) :heart:
frantices Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you for the favorite , if you'd like to see more of my work in the future feel free to add me to your watch if you haven't done so already :heart:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, good thing you told me. I couldn't have come up with it myself.
frantices Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist
...okayyy that was rude
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