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deviantART - Let's Extend the Spirit Day 2011!
:iconlaspiritplz: :bulletpurple: :iconlaspiritplz:





:bulletpurple: Those of you who have been here for more than a year or heard from others, may have seen deviantART going purple on October 20th, 2010 which marks the Spirit Day - an event to honor teens who have lost their lives to anti-LGBT bullying as well as to show support for them and others around the world.

However, deviantART had extended it to encompass all sorts of bullying, since bullying of all sorts happen to everyone, everywhere whether we notice it or not regardless of age, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, profession, physical and/or mental ability, etc.




:bulletpurple: Here was last year's message to deviantART community by spyed in the news article, deviantART Honors Spirit Day.








:bulletpurple: Last years motto was to make it last longer than a day, and there was a surge or changed avatars, deviations included in special gallery, features, journals and news articles throughout deviantART community to show solidarity.

Sure, there were opposing viewpoints, but however it did bring up bullying (of all types) to forefront for discussion and awareness.

The reason for this news article being that, while I was browsing tumblr I noticed this time of year has arrived once again with several tumblr notes flying everywhere related to Spirit Day appeared in my dashboard. o_O

So I was wondering, based upon last year's initiative by deviantART and the community's response, why not extend this community's support of the Spirit Day ahead of time, so we will be head on ready for when the actual day does arrive!

This will lead to hopefully more response than last time. All of us do have to wait and see deviantART's official response related to Spirit Day, however, why not we as a community take the initiative to 'purplify' deviantART ourselves to our best of abilities?


Be it from a simple avatar change, purple or bullying related deviations for Spirit Day (visual and literature, all type), journals (purple journals!) you name it!

This will surely raise controversies, and discussions like last time, with deviantART's initiative being questioned, but if we as a community stand up and show our pre-support of Spirit Day by extending it from now to later on, someone out there may know they we support them through whether for a day or not.




:bulletpurple: Spirit Day Features! :bulletpurple:





Spirt Day ID by pullingcandy purple ribbons for spirit day by oione Spirit Day by The-Seventh-Sage Spirit Day by Yaichiko Ride the Rainbow to Equality by Cherry619 Purple Heart of Equality by Cedarbox Rainbow by IllustratedEye Purple brings some Morality by Eniotna Support by MartheMa La supports Spirit Day by COREnick Purple LA by paintevil spirit day: back by PandasRampage dont leave by dangerousllama chapter three by quemas

Spirited by Moonbeam13
Count Me Out Ally by somnomollior Count Me Out ID by RockstarVanity Count Me Out ID by rapidograph Ally: Lincoln in Technicolor by LadyLincoln :thumb182352558: Count Me Out_Jack_Ally Id by Vashtastic Count Me Out ID by Nyiana-sama :thumb182022744: :thumb181997016: Count Me... by ananasjihad
Also check out Count Me Out / Allyunicorn, o_O, etc for deviants having deviantIDs to show support! Read about it here!















:noes: v2 by emotional-creatureSo deviants,

Can You Do It? :eager: :la:












:noes: Revamp by SnowshiThis news article would have been more awesome, if I could have turned it into purple for this :noes: v2 by emotional-creature
*Thanks to deviantART's main article for the link references
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:icondead-deviant:
Dead-Deviant Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Spirit day! :dummy:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
\o/
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote an essay about it last year. Have to dig it out and repost it. :la: Thanks for pushing for this. :heart:
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Great! :la:
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:iconliliwrites:
LiliWrites Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Here's the link, if you'd like to read it: [link] :)
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darkmatter86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
here is the link [link]
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:iconphoenixleo:
phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
:iconsuperw00tplz:
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darkmatter86 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I made a stamp just for the day last year :thumb183403011:
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marthig Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent idea! I would like to add my little bit to it, to start, this is a [link] :thumb183605122: to a stamp I made for last year's Spirit Day, will try to make a new one for this "Extended day!" , also will add a link to this article in my Journal :clap: :cuddle: :icondoublehugplz:
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Thank you very much! :)
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