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All right, folks, internet is back on around town. And not a moment too soon, Pack 5 is out!

Thanks for your patience.
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.

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CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #5 -Available Now!- by AlanES
CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #5 -Available Now!-
Sorry for the long wait due to life kicking me in the teeth (even if it did all work out in the end), but it's finally here! Creature of Whim Pack #5 is out at last, and if you're and inflation fan, you're gonna love this.

TO PURCHASE THE PACK:

www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?…

Follow the link and pay with your PayPal account. Be sure to add the email address where you wish for this pack to be sent and once I receive your payment, you'll receive your pack. It's crazy simple!

Just remember that I have a job and I also need sleep, so if you make your purchase during a shift or in the wee hours of the morning, you MIGHT have to wait a little longer. Please be patient with me.

PREVIOUS PACKS:

CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #1 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #2 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #3 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #4 -Available Now!- by AlanES

All funds go towards the 1,000 To Victory Campaign! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies!

1,000 To Victory (2/2/2015) by AlanES
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1,000 To Victory (2/17/2015) by AlanES
1,000 To Victory (2/17/2015)
EDIT (1/31/2015):

Pack #5 is out! If you're gonna advertise this campaign, NOW IS THE TIME

CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #5 -Available Now!-

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EDIT (1/23/2015):

As you can see, we are well on our way. A small start to be sure, but a start all the same. I appreciate those who have made purchases and those who have been spreading the word. Pack 5 will be out within the coming days, madness of life willing.

This endeavor has seen a bit of running gags in the last 24 hours that I'd like to address:

The first is the desire to help, but a lack of funds providing the opportunity to do so. It's perfectly fine. If you can provide financially, you can still help. All you need to do is spread the word. You got a DA? Tumblr? Twitter? Or any other of that Social Media soup that has flooded our internet these days? All you gotta do is share the existence of this campaign wherever you can. You do that and you will have helped me plenty.

The second is the desire to help, but the fact that the CoW packs are not your cup of tea. Again: perfectly fine. If you still want to kick money this way, I will happily accept a donation. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated.

SO. Let's move up to the double digits, shall we?

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When I started doing the CoW packs, one of the intentions was to save money to pay off an outstanding credit bill that I have had for a good 13 years. Of course, since starting, I have had to pay off surprise bills, freak financial instances, and freely admit to using some of it on myself, be it food or material gain.

But now I've taken care of most of those bills and have nothing material that I want to buy, so I'm fully ready to commit.

ALL EARNINGS FROM CREATURE OF WHIM PREMIUM PACKS WILL GO DIRECTLY TO THE PAYING OFF OF MY CREDIT BILL.

With the exceptions of Packs 1, 2, and 4, I normally sell packs for $10 a pop. When Pack 5 is released, expect more of the same. I owe $9,500 before I can cancel my credit card. What's taking me so long to pay it off? I don't make enough on a monthly basis to. With interest eating away daily at my monthly payment of $250, I'm pretty much paying to hold onto this debt forever.

IF 1,000 PEOPLE EACH BOUGHT A CREATURE OF WHIM PREMIUM PACK, THIS BILL WOULD BE PAYED OFF. IT'S ACTUALLY 950 PEOPLE, BUT AS I SAID, NOT EVERY PACK IS $10 AND 1,000 SOUNDS COOLER.

SO. From this point on, I will be tracking each purchase of each pack here and keeping this visual for you all to see and keep track with me. If you haven't bought a pack and would like to help out, or if you know someone who would be interested, here are the links to each of the current ones. I will add whichever new packs are made between now and then.

CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #1 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #2 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #3 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #4 -Available Now!- by AlanES CREATURE OF WHIM Premium Pack #5 -Available Now!- by AlanES

Thank you for your time and support and thank you to my previous customers for helping out and showing your great interest in my works. If you could signal boost this effort, I would appreciate it.
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Mike Renner Commission: Part The 24th by AlanES
Mike Renner Commission: Part The 24th
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKIN'

ON PEOPLE

24th commission for :iconmaikerenna: of a lass from one of his current works. It's not my place to speak about said current works because, hey. I'm not :iconmaikerenna:.

But here she is.
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Alan E. Solivan
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
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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:iconpablotetoons:
pablotetoons Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks a lot for the fave!
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AlanES Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem! So far it's quite the hilarious story! Chapter 2 made me want QUITE BADLY to be better at drawing ponies.
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pablotetoons Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow, thank you!  I'm glad I could inspire something in you!  It's...kind of an honor, really!
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pablotetoons Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
And the watch, thank you!
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pablotetoons Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Wha-hey!  And the other fave, too!
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MateoRa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
Do you intend to make CoW pack containing all 5 packs?
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:iconalanes:
AlanES Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, sorry.
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Can you do a Morrgian x Chun-Li pic?
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JuacoProductionsArts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay. Now I'm ready for a request or commission after cleaning up some of my pending list.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, hope you get some!
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JuacoProductionsArts Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Feel free to ask me right now, if you like.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not very good at coming up with requests.
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JNRedmon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thank you so much for the fave!
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:iconjuacoproductionsarts:
JuacoProductionsArts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna be almost ready to be accepting requests and commissions. In like February 4th, I'll be ready.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck to you.
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Not-the-New-Account Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Student Artist
Thanks for the watch c:
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AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Likewise. I dunno why I didn't sooner.
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Benji-Blacksky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Interesting art. Have you really been on DA 11 years?
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:iconalanes:
AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know, it's insane.
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:iconbenji-blacksky:
Benji-Blacksky Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Yeah, but you've got some real talent and amusing tfs. Might have to commission some for a couple of ocs.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate the words, but I'm not currently taking commissions.
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Cyborg-06952 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Thanks for the faves, m8. :3
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
NAW PROB
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Cyborg-06952 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
YEH X3~
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JuacoProductionsArts Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy (bit late) birthday.
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