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Earlier this year, the pipes in both apartments above me exploded and the flooding waters all fell into my kitchen. I was lucky enough to be off that day so it was caught early and the damage was minimized.

Last Wednesday, not so much. It happened again while I was at work, and this time was left to wreck havoc for several hours due to the fact that no one lives in the upstairs apartments now. So basically, my apartment and a good chunk of my belongings are totaled, especially my computer monitor mouse, keyboard (I'm using my laptop for this) and desk that housed it. Thankfully the ACTUAL computer was sparred, but without a keyboard, I can't really do much with it. I also lost a good lot of magazines, my hair clippers, and other nick-knacks. And that's only assuming everything that's not on the floor (my couch, tables, etc.) isn't damaged underneath due to water creeping under it.

The damage to my apartment is so much greater this time that I'm going to have to be relocated to another one. However, since this just so happened to happen to me close to Thanksgiving, they're not going to move me until the beginning of December. So my hopes for the first Thanksgiving I've had off in years are pretty much screwed. Go me.

Thankfully, my job has some sort of program for cases like mine of an employee in need, which I might qualify for. Emphasis on MIGHT, so I'm not getting my hopes up. I tried talking to my housing authority and they said that all they can do, since this was a freak occurrence and not neglect of any kind, is move me to a new place. In regards to my belongings that got damaged, "That's why you have Renters Insurance". I tried talking to State Farm about it and they said that I'm going to have to pay a $500 deductible while they cover the rest. And that's not even taking into consideration how much it's gonna cost to get a U-haul truck, moving supplies, and finding someone to help me move as I don't know anyone in the area.

All costing money I barely have.

I'm going to be somewhat MIA for the next two weeks until I get things settled. :iconarrowny18:, I dunno if I'm gonna be able to finish my collab entry in the middle of all this, but I'll try. Lameplay Theater is on hiatus while I figure things out, but may be kaput if I end up moved next to neighbors who aren't going to put up with my shit (I mean, look what living near nobody has gotten me).

But yeah, this is to let you guys know.
  • Mood: Miserable
I normally have a good idea of what to draw for the Creature of Whim packs, but experience proves that some subjects go over far better than others! I'd love to know who you would like to see in these packs, so comment with some names.

Just a few rules:

  • I know this is kinda hypocritical to say, but don't gimme anybody from any webcomics or web media. It'd be a lot easier for them to come and kick my ass than it would be for say, Shigeru Miyamoto.
  • Yes, you can name characters I've already drawn. I'm not opposed to drawing them again.
  • My characters do count.
Well, THAT sucked!

So apparently, there was some manner of bug where certain people could not access DA. Like...at all. I could get to it from out in town where I had an LTE connection to work with, but home was nothing but timeouts. TIMEOUTS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

It's working for me now, obviously, so good for me.

Anyway, shit has hit the fan for me recently. My job is cutting hours for everyone by as much as HALF and there's no telling how long that's going to last. I can barely pay my bills as it is, so unfortunately I need to do something about this.

That, of course, is work on the Creature of Whim Premium Packs, which have been doing quite well and I thank everyone who has purchased and urge anyone who hasn't to join in on the fun! The upcoming packs are really my only hope of paying off my bills with my hours like this.

The point I'm getting at is that I realize that I'm, once again, forcing my current cache of commissioners to wait even longer on me to free up time to work on their long-owed orders. If anything, I was honestly going to work on a few before I started the next pack, but then this malarkey happened. I'm really, utterly, EXTREMELY sorry about this, but hard times call for me to shift gears for the time being.

And it's not just commissioners, either. Outside the free demos from the packs, normal art is gonna shut down for a while while I deal with this.

Again, I'm terribly sorry. But once I get my life sorted out, it'll be back to business. And the good news is that the CoW packs actually don't take me too long to work on. Pack 2 actually took me about two weeks if you can believe it! I can't say that Pack 3 will take a similar amount of time due to the details which comprise it, but hopefully it'll be worth your time.

I realize I've been a good-for-nothing on everything I owe, just please bear with me, I'm working as hard as I can!

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Mike Renner Commission: Part The 23rd by AlanES
Mike Renner Commission: Part The 23rd
All those single character commissions lead me to THIS MOMENT

23rd commission for :iconmaikerenna: . Did it during the flood/apartment move/week without internet. There's something to taking your sweet time.

Not that I advocate it.
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Thanksgiving Collab 2014 Entry by AlanES
Thanksgiving Collab 2014 Entry
My entry for :iconarrowny18:'s Thanksgiving Parade this year.

Thanksgiving Collab 2014

Given that he was thinking (and now having confirmed) giving floats the axe due to the low volume of entrants using the theme opposed to the parade balloon, I thought I'd go and give it a shot since I had already inflated all my girls.

This was being worked on during the flooded apartment debacle, so it might be a bit rushed looking. I also wanna thank a certain someone for helping with the idea. He knows who he is.
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Alan E. Solivan
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United States
Current Residence: West Lafayette, Indiana
Favorite genre of music: Instrumental, Video Game
Favorite style of art: Cartoon, Manga/Anime
Operating System: Windows Vista/7
MP3 player of choice: foobar2000
Wallpaper of choice: Anything I like
Favorite cartoon character: I got a laundry list SO long...
Personal Quote: Ya can't rely on anyone these days, ya gotta do EVERYTHING yourself.
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Cyborg-06952 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the faves, m8. :3
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AlanES Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
NAW PROB
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Cyborg-06952 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
YEH X3~
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JuacoProductionsArts Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy (bit late) birthday.
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Happy Birthday AlenEs birthday cake Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D MenInASuitcase 
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Happy Birthday! ^w^
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Hey, thanks!
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Happy Birthday, Alan!

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AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thaaaaaaaaank you.
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Happy Birthday, big man.
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Happy birthday.
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happy birthday :icondragoncakeplz:
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Happy birthday!
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AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANKEY
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SugoiBarun Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No probby! :)
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Happy Womb Escape Day!
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FREEDOM PREVAILS
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:iconalanes::iconbyplz::iconsquishjunkie::piratejig:  Happy Birthday DA Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D fella Gift (Party) ChibiChelita 
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AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IT'S A FIESTA FOR THE EYES
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Happy Birthday :D :D :D
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AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heeeeeeey, thankew very much.

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Happy birthday
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Happy birthday
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Thanks!
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