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Year10 by AlanES Year10 by AlanES
For those who have been around since the humble beginnings: thank you for your continued support.

For those who have long since jumped off since my 15 minutes expired: I hope you found something or someone more entertaining, or at the very least more consistent, I know for all my hard work, I can be very sporadic in my presenting.

For those who have been inspired by me in some form or another: I'm very happy to have helped. Even if I don't make anything of myself in this life, I can still take pride in the fact that you can because of me, no matter how small my contribution more than likely is.

For those who stop by and say "Hey, I remember you": Thanks for that. It's especially nice when they fit into the earlier category of people I've inspired.

For people who have commissioned me: Thanks for all the orders. You've no idea how much they helped, and in some cases how fun they were to do.

For people who are still waiting for commissions: 2013 will be something of a rebirth for me. No longer am I saddled with projects and timely manners that'll take away all my time. I thank you for being patient with me and I promise you I have not forgotten. You WILL see your orders yet (And I DID warn you they would take forever. You agreed to this.)

For those who won't give anything I make the time of day: I don't know what more or what else I can possibly do outside of change entirely. And I'm not doing that for anybody, especially not you.

For those scared away by my unique tastes (Inflation, Transformation, ETC.): Sorry about that. On one hand, I know that it was a huge mistake to be so open about it and practically take over my work at one point. But on the other hand, for as many people that took Hell and ran, I've made double or triple the amount of fans and friends with similar interests. And I wouldn't trade them for anything. So it all works out (And a bonus regarding commissions: this sort of thing is VERY profitable. You oughta try it sometime.)

For those who share my likes and would rather shoot me down for their own amusement because it's not done the way THEY want it to be: I'm not doing what I do for YOU. I'm doing it for ME. You don't like it, that's fine, but don't make ME the villain in all this.

For those who have shared their artistic secrets with me over the years: I'm more than positive I would be doing things the exact same time consuming way were it not for you. So thanks for teaching me.

For those who have done likewise, but in a snarky and hateful fashion: You may think it's cool to be an asshole 24/7, but you'll never get anywhere with that attitude.

But for all the good, all the bad, all the exciting, all the terrible, all the ups, all the downs, and just about everything I've experienced over the last ten years since putting up the most scribbly looking comics on Geocities ten years ago...

Thank you.
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Bush-he-he Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Congrats on 10 years! I know that your work inspired me in so many ways. I mean hell, my first piece of digital fan art was about Fayte (it's the 4th picture in my DA gallery after all), I probably wouldn't have gotten into spriting if not for Author Space and I was introduced to One Piece through your comics as well and it's still one of my favorite animes of all time. So here's to you and another 10 years!
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art has gotten consistently better, and I can't wait to see how you improve over the next ten years.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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DrgnmastrAlex Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Holy crap, ITSCOMINGBACK!!!
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Cukeman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Artist
I've only been around since year three (or somewhere thereabouts), but it both doesn't seem that long ago and like an eternity has passed at the same time. So much has happened that probably wouldn't have, had I not taken a look at your work. I won't say that you're directly responsible for everything, but I'm almost certain that it started with a flash animation you had on Newgrounds, and things kinda snowballed from there. And yet, looking back I can only thinking of ways I had given you and your friends a headache XD;; (though there were some good times--remember Mr. Now?).

In any case, happy tenth anniversary, and best of luck to you in the future, sir.

...Now looking at the image (at last), it reminds me of one of those Character Alignment-based faux motivational posters...though to make it work, there'd need to be some re-ordering (right now, Sapphire's in the Lawful Good spot XD). Like maybe...

Top row: Nala (Lawful Good), Jasmine (Neutral Good, she can stay where she is), Kitty (Chaotic Good)
Middle row: Big Nasty (Lawful Neutral), Destiny (True Neutral), Fayte (Chaotic Neutral)
Bottom row: Sapphire (Lawful Evil), Jorge (Neutral Evil), Ohma (Chaotic Evil (by process of elimination, but oddly appropriate =P))
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THERE you are. I was wondering where you vanished off to today.

Now I'm wondering a million dollars into my lap.

....

Curses. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride.
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Cukeman Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Artist
Aww, you were expecting me. I'm flattered. :D
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PeterDLoneWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Very well done. Reminds me of the Gorillaz in a way.
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Aaeldin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Hooooooly hell, never thought I'd get to see these characters again..

Thanks for all your hard work, man.
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Viper-X27 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
How time flies since I discovered your stuff. From sprites to hand drawn, I liked your stuff.

Good luck with your future endeavors.
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foolyguy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow~ Its incredible all the ups & downs you've had in this year alone! Here's to another ten great years dood~
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DaemonKing Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Nice stuff dude, in addition to all the fun tf works you do I have always admired the amazingly unique characters you create and how life-like they all seem. I'm jealous of how diverse and fascinating your stuff is XD, Here's hoping for an even better future XD
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RJandco Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always good to see a favorite artist celebrate a milestone, even moreso for the author of comics I reread once every few months. Congrats on lasting this long Mr. OMA
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Shockzboy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I have followed you for about 3 years now. Though I only joined DA 9 or so months ago, but even before that I have known about your existence. You are one of the ones who made me want to finally join DA, along with various people that I can now call friends and fellow deviants. Though you don't produce much at a fast rate, I believe it's a case of quality over quantity, and I'd prefer to have one well though out and detailed piece, than 10 pictures that were thrown together in about 3 hours.

What I'm trying to say is, now that we have survived the non-existent apocalypse, hopefully we can look forward to 10 more years of great art and other crap like Lameplay Theater and stuff......... yeah....
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LimeTH Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congrats for making it this far, Al, and a thank you back at ya. I'll spare the mush, because I know I've given it to you several times before. Besides all that, really, thanks for being such an overall awesome guy. Here's to ten more years!
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Davey-the-6th-moon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Writer
It's definitely been an interesting ride following your work since...
God when did I stumble upon Fireball20XL (and sub sequentially your work)? Geez, I think 8 years ago! Time does fly.
Anywho. From your sprite stuff to your comic work to your individual pieces of art there was always something to enjoy!
Good on ya for keeping up the stride despite the ups and downs! I look forward to what comes next. ^_^
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bogm0nst3r Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I just watched you recently, but hey, can't wait to see more from you. Also, I am from the Flatopia group. Also, I joined three years ago, though I could have sworn I join in 2010. Oh well.
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TheRedAuthar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Congrats man!
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Alter33 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A long way from The Fallout Shelter, it's good to still see the Rogues pop up. You've ever been a stand up guy, Alan. Here's to more a continually better and brighter future.
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Jet-Striker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I think the only really "jarring" change was Fayte's body type, but aside from that it's been nice to follow your work since its humble beginnings
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, as many people as I pissed off, I made happy.

I ALWAYS WIN
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Jet-Striker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
must be a nice feeling
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WildFox03 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joyeux dizième annversaire mon ami. ^^
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And a koo-koo-kachoo to you, too! % D
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PuppiePump101 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012   General Artist
You have been an inspiration in some of my unusual arts of inflation, for that I thank you for your continuous contribution over the years.
^w^
Happy Big 10, BigNasty'.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem man. Happy to have helped!
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AtmaD12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Ten years of fun.

Now I just need to finish those updated sprites of your cute fat girl.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, that'll definitely be worth the price of admission.
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AtmaD12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I'mma make her glorious...

Or die tryin!
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RaginRonic Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I know this, Big Al, you draw some damn fine-ass looking chicks! ^^ Though you've kinda let Fayte go a bit. XD

But in any event, Happy 10th Internet Art Anniversary, man! Much appreciated by us and deserved for yourself! =D
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ramona Flowers was right: bread DOES make you fat. : O
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RogueMankey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It's been a great decade, my friend. Now let's make the next one even BETTER!

Happy 10, Alan!
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AlanES Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL THEN

HERE'S TO WARM MEMORIES
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