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I’m at a coffee shop typing this, so I’m sorry for any errors.
Later this week, I’ll be getting internet at my house/main computer, so all work will either be delivered, or for customers whose work I did not do as they’d wanted a refund way back in August, refund schedules will be made/pm’d and a few paid immediately in full.
As for my explanation for everything that’s happened with commissions, it was a case of no income, using art to GET income to live, and getting heavily overwhelmed with keeping up with bills/higher and higher ques. I did it to myself, I’m not blaming any customers whatsoever, and appreciate the patience of many thus far.
As for the future, once this batch is sent off later this week, I’ll be putting all commissions on pause. I have more important things I have to worry about right now, and getting myself wrapped up in another large que is not conducive to that.
I was highly unprofessional in both my wait times/manner of dealing with all of this because I got stressed/overwhelmed. I’m taking measures for this not to happen in the future. First and foremost, I’m making a continually updated visual que, via Trello (here:: https://trello.com/phaet), and am moving ALL website names to Phaet/phae_et (some variation of Phaet) so I have a unified screen name instead of a different one for every website I’m on, an issue I had before and was in the process of rectifying.
I’m not abandoning accounts by any means (especially considering everyone will be receiving work/refunds this week), I was just tired of having a billion and one screennames with no unified ‘front’ on every website. This was misunderstood by many people as I couldn’t log into my main heml0cke account on IB to link to the new one at the time.
For quite some time, outside of streams here and there (where I will not fall into the old trap that helped get me here, if I cannot finish your piece in one sitting, I will simply refund/finish your project, contacting you via PM on a time we can stream together and finish the transaction) I will ONLY be doing request art on a blog I’m doing just because I enjoy drawing it.
I will see you again later this week and next with dropoffs/refunds. To those whom I am making refunds to, I will contact those specificially whom I need to work out a payment plan with, as I cannot refund everyone all at once but DO want to settle all accounts.
Whatever you may think of me from this point on, I’m focusing on bettering myself, and making both personal and professional decisions more wisely. I have NEVER taken commissions with no intention of delivering work, contrary to what others have said (one of which whose ire with me stems almost completely from a very personal falling out we had). I care very much about all the people who have spoken out against me, and I am not saying they’re stating things that are untrue. I’m happy to own up to my shortcomings and unprofessionalism/cowardice/anxiety dealing with all of this. Wether those people whom are reading this and know who they are wish to speak to me again in the future is their own decision, I realize (and even agree) that SOME relationships were just too strained in the first place and this last event is the straw that broke BOTH of our backs with one another.
Either way, I’m done hiding and procrastinating on dealing with this. Either people will respect my decision to try and move forward, or they will have nothing else to do with me (both professionally and personally). I literally cannot do anything else besides make good on what I already have been promising everyone for weeks/months, and continuing to let my actions/progress speak louder than my words at this point. I hope this finds you all well, and everyone is happy, safe, and healthy!
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are you fucking kidding me
NO YOU REALLY DO
idk what i expected but it wasn’t this
ok that was awesome
It’s like a villaness song in a Disney movie…
I’m having a very difficult time controlling myself and not just making an animatic/full blown animation of Cruella DeVille performing this at a fashion event. ; A;
To, this could be the most important thing you will do in your life, it may not feel like much to you but the animal you will make the animal you save’s day, by giving it one.
ahhh wow this is only an hour from me, i wish i had room for more pets. signal boost for all my central cali followers!!!
I’m from England but I know I have followers from California! Go save an animal for me!
sadly im from north cali I’m planning to adopt a dog this weekend too ;_;
Bbies ;m; guys, shelter animals are the best animals, you’re giving them a second chance at life!!
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9 Questions About Syria You Were Too Embarrassed To Ask
The United States and allies are preparing for a possibly imminent series of limited military strikes against Syria, the first direct U.S. intervention in the two-year civil war, in retaliation for President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.
If you found the above sentence kind of confusing, or aren’t exactly sure why Syria is fighting a civil war, or even where Syria is located, then this is the article for you. What’s happening in Syria is really important, but it can also be confusing and difficult to follow even for those of us glued to it.
Here, then, are the most basic answers to your most basic questions. First, a disclaimer: Syria and its history are really complicated; this is not an exhaustive or definitive account of that entire story, just some background, written so that anyone can understand it.
1. What is Syria?
Syria is a country in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s a little smaller than South Carolina and with a population about five times as large– 22 million. Syria is very diverse, ethnically and religiously, but most Syrians are ethnic Arab and follow the Sunni branch of Islam. Civilization in Syria goes back thousands of years, but the country as it exists today is very young. Its borders were drawn by European colonial powers in the 1920s.
Syria is in the middle of an extremely violent civil war. Fighting between government forces and rebels has killed more 100,000 and created two million refugees, half of them children.
2. Why are people in Syria killing each other?
The killing started in April 2011, when peaceful protests inspired by earlier revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia rose up to challenge the dictatorship running the country. The government responded, there is no getting around this, like monsters. First security forces quietly killed activists. Then they started kidnapping, raping, torturing and killing activists and their family members, including a lot of children, dumping their mutilated bodies by the sides of roads. Then military troops began simply opening fire on protests. Eventually, civilians started shooting back.
Fighting escalated from there until it was a civil war. Armed civilians organized into rebel groups. The army deployed across the country, shelling and bombing whole neighborhoods and towns, trying to terrorize people into submission. They’ve also allegedly used chemical weapons, which is a big deal for reasons I’ll address below. Volunteers from other countries joined the rebels, either because they wanted freedom and democracy for Syria or, more likely, because they are jihadists who hate Syria’s secular government. The rebels were gaining ground for a while and now it looks like Assad is coming back. There is no end in sight.
3. That’s horrible. But there are protests lots of places. How did it all go so wrong in Syria? And, please, just give me the short version.
That’s a complicated question and there’s no single, definitive answer. This is the shortest possible version – stay with me, it’s worth it. You might say, broadly speaking, that there are two general theories. Both start with the idea that Syria has been a powder keg waiting to burst for decades and that it was set off, maybe inevitably, by the 2011 protests and especially by the government’s overly harsh crackdown.
Before we dive into the theories, you have to understand that the Syrian government really overreacted when peaceful protests started in mid-2011, slaughtering civilians unapologetically, which was a big part of how things escalated as quickly as they did. Assad learned this from his father. In 1982, Assad’s father and then-dictator Hafez al-Assad responded to a Muslim Brotherhood-led uprising in the city of Hama by leveling entire neighborhoods. He killed thousands of civilians, many of whom had nothing to do with the uprising. But it worked, and it looks like the younger Assad tried to reproduce it. His failure made the descent into chaos much worse.
Okay, now the theories for why Syria spiraled so wildly. The first is what you might call “sectarian re-balancing” or “the Fareed Zakaria case” for why Syria is imploding (he didn’t invent this argument but is a major proponent). Syria has artificial borders that were created by European colonial powers, forcing together an amalgam of diverse religious and ethnic groups. Those powers also tended to promote a minority and rule through it, worsening preexisting sectarian tensions.
Zakaria’s argument is that what we’re seeing in Syria is in some ways the inevitable re-balancing of power along ethnic and religious lines. He compares it to the sectarian bloodbath in Iraq after the United States toppled Saddam Hussein, after which a long-oppressed majority retook power from, and violently punished, the former minority rulers. Most Syrians are Sunni Arabs, but the country is run by members of a minority sect known as Alawites (they’re ethnic Arab but follow a smaller branch of Islam). The Alawite government rules through a repressive dictatorship and gives Alawites special privileges, which makes some Sunnis and other groups hate Alawites in general, which in turn makes Alawites fear that they’ll be slaughtered en masse if Assad loses the war. (There are other minorities as well, such as ethnic Kurds and Christian Arabs; too much to cover in one explainer.) Also, lots of Syrian communities are already organized into ethnic or religious enclaves, which means that community militias are also sectarian militias. That would explain why so much of the killing in Syria has developed along sectarian lines. It would also suggest that there’s not much anyone can do to end the killing because, in Zakaria’s view, this is a painful but unstoppable process of re-balancing power.
The second big theory is a bit simpler: that the Assad regime was not a sustainable enterprise and it’s clawing desperately on its way down. Most countries have some kind of self-sustaining political order, and it looked for a long time like Syria was held together by a cruel and repressive but basically stable dictatorship. But maybe it wasn’t stable; maybe it was built on quicksand. Bashar al-Assad’s father Hafez seized power in a coup in 1970 after two decades of extreme political instability. His government was a product of Cold War meddling and a kind of Arab political identity crisis that was sweeping the region. But he picked the losing sides of both: the Soviet Union was his patron and he followed a hard-line anti-Western nationalist ideology that’s now mostly defunct. The Cold War is long-over and most of the region long ago made peace with Israel and the United States; the Assad regime’s once-solid ideological and geopolitical identity is hopelessly outdated. But Bashar al-Assad, who took power in 2000 when his father died, never bothered to update it. So when things started going belly-up two years ago, he didn’t have much to fall back on except for his ability to kill people.
4. I hear a lot about how Russia still loves Syria, though. And Iran too. What’s their deal?
Yeah, Russia is Syria’s most important ally. Moscow blocks the United Nations Security Council from passing anything that might hurt the Assad regime, which is why the U.S. has to go around the UN if it wants to do anything. Russia sends lots of weapons to Syria that make it easier for Assad to keep killing civilians and will make it much harder if the outside world ever wants to intervene.
The four big reasons that Russia wants to protect Assad, the importance of which vary depending on who you ask, are: (1) Russia has a naval installation in Syria, which is strategically important and Russia’s last foreign military base outside of the former Soviet Union; (2) Russia still has a bit of a Cold War mentality, as well as a touch of national insecurity, which makes it care very much about maintaining one of its last military alliances; (3) Russia also hates the idea of “international intervention” against countries like Syria because it sees this as Cold War-style Western imperialism and ultimately a threat to Russia; (4) Syria buys a lot of Russian military exports and Russia needs the money.
Iran’s thinking in supporting Assad is more straightforward. It perceives Israel and the United States as existential threats and uses Syria to protect itself, shipping arms through Syria to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah and the Gaza-based militant group Hamas. Iran is already feeling isolated and insecure; it worries that if Assad falls it will lose a major ally and be cut off from its militant proxies, leaving it very vulnerable. So far, it looks like Iran is actually coming out ahead: Assad is even more reliant on Tehran than he was before the war started.
5. This is all feeling really bleak and hopeless. Can we take a music break?
Oh man, it gets so much worse. But, yeah, let’s listen to some music from Syria. It’s really good!
If you want to go old-school you should listen to the man, the legend, the great Omar Souleyman (playing Brooklyn this Saturday!). Or, if you really want to get your revolutionary on, listen to the infectious 2011 anti-Assad anthem “Come on Bashar leave.” The singer, a cement mixer who made Rage Against the Machine look like Enya,was killed for performing it in Hama. But let’s listen to something non-war and bit more contemporary, the soulful and foot-tappable George Wassouf:
Hope you enjoyed that, because things are about to go from depressing to despondent.
6. Why hasn’t the United States fixed this yet?
Because it can’t. There are no viable options. Sorry.
The military options are all bad. Shipping arms to rebels, even if it helps them topple Assad, would ultimately empower jihadists and worsen rebel in-fighting, probably leading to lots of chaos and possibly a second civil war (the United States made this mistake during Afghanistan’s 1980s civil war, which helped the Taliban take power in the 1990s). Taking out Assad somehow would probably do the same, opening up a dangerous power vacuum. Launching air strikes or a “no fly zone” could suck us in, possibly for years, and probably wouldn’t make much difference on the ground. An Iraq-style ground invasion would, in the very best outcome, accelerate the the killing, cost a lot of U.S. lives, wildly exacerbate anti-Americanism in a boon to jihadists and nationalist dictators alike, and would require the United States to impose order for years across a country full of people trying to kill each other. Nope.
The one political option, which the Obama administration has been pushing for, would be for the Assad regime and the rebels to strike a peace deal. But there’s no indication that either side is interested in that, or that there’s even a viable unified rebel movement with which to negotiate.
It’s possible that there was a brief window for a Libya-style military intervention early on in the conflict. But we’ll never really know.
7. So why would Obama bother with strikes that no one expects to actually solve anything?
OK, you’re asking here about the Obama administration’s not-so-subtle signals that it wants to launch some cruise missiles at Syria, maybe with the United Kingdom, which it says would be punishment for Assad’s strongly suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians.
It’s true that basically no one believes that this will turn the tide of the Syrian war. But this is important: it’s not supposed to. The strikes wouldn’t be meant to shape the course of the war or to topple Assad, which Obama thinks would just make things worse anyway. They would be meant to punish Assad for (allegedly) using chemical weapons and to deter him, or any future military leader in any future war, from using them again.
8. Come on, what’s the big deal with chemical weapons? Assad kills 100,000 people with bullets and bombs but we’re freaked out over 1,000 who maybe died from poisonous gas? That seems silly.
You’re definitely not the only one who thinks the distinction is arbitrary and artificial. But there’s a good case to be made that this is a rare opportunity, at least in theory, for the U.S. to make the war a little bit less terrible – and to make future wars less terrible.
The whole idea that there are rules to war is a pretty new one: the practice of war is thousands of years old, but the idea that we can regulate war to make it less terrible has been around for less than a century. The institutions that do this are weak and inconsistent; the rules are frail and not very well observed. But one of the world’s few quasi-successes is the “norm” (a fancy way of saying a rule we all agree to follow) against chemical weapons. This norm is frail enough that Syria could drastically weaken it if we ignore Assad’s use of them, but it’s also strong enough that it’s worth protecting. So it’s sort of a low-hanging fruit: firing a few cruise missiles doesn’t cost us much and can maybe help preserve this really hard-won and valuable norm against chemical weapons.
You didn’t answer my question. That just tells me that we can maybe preserve the norm against chemical weapons, not why we should.
Fair point. Here’s the deal: war is going to happen. It just is. But the reason that the world got together in 1925 for the Geneva Convention to ban chemical weapons is because this stuff is really, really good at killing civilians but not actually very good at the conventional aims of warfare, which is to defeat the other side. You might say that they’re maybe 30 percent a battlefield weapon and 70 percent a tool of terror. In a world without that norm against chemical weapons, a military might fire out some sarin gas because it wants that battlefield advantage, even if it ends up causing unintended and massive suffering among civilians, maybe including its own. And if a military believes its adversary is probably going to use chemical weapons, it has a strong incentive to use them itself. After all, they’re fighting to the death.
So both sides of any conflict, not to mention civilians everywhere, are better off if neither of them uses chemical weapons. But that requires believing that your opponent will never use them, no matter what. And the only way to do that, short of removing them from the planet entirely, is for everyone to just agree in advance to never use them and to really mean it. That becomes much harder if the norm is weakened because someone like Assad got away with it. It becomes a bit easier if everyone believes using chemical weapons will cost you a few inbound U.S. cruise missiles.
That’s why the Obama administration apparently wants to fire cruise missiles at Syria, even though it won’t end the suffering, end the war or even really hurt Assad that much.
9. Hi, there was too much text so I skipped to the bottom to find the big take-away. What’s going to happen?
Short-term maybe the U.S. and some allies will launch some limited, brief strikes against Syria and maybe they won’t. Either way, these things seem pretty certain in the long-term:
• The killing will continue, probably for years. There’s no one to sign a peace treaty on the rebel side, even if the regime side were interested, and there’s no foreseeable victory for either. Refugees will continue fleeing into neighboring countries, causing instability and an entire other humanitarian crisis as conditions in the camps worsen.
• Syria as we know it, an ancient place with a rich and celebrated culture and history, will be a broken, failed society, probably for a generation or more. It’s very hard to see how you rebuild a functioning state after this. Maybe worse, it’s hard to see how you get back to a working social contract where everyone agrees to get along.
• Russia will continue to block international action, the window for which has maybe closed anyway. The U.S. might try to pressure, cajole or even horse-trade Moscow into changing its mind, but there’s not much we can offer them that they care about as much as Syria.
• At some point the conflict will cool, either from a partial victory or from exhaustion. The world could maybe send in some peacekeepers or even broker a fragile peace between the various ethnic, religious and political factions. Probably the best model is Lebanon, which fought a brutal civil war that lasted 15 years from 1975 to 1990 and has been slowly, slowly recovering ever since. It had some bombings just last week.
More from WorldViews on Syria:
HERE IS YOUR PRIMER. BE EDUCATED.
I know this is long guys, but before you start supporting these soldiers breaking rules/traditions/abusing their positions to spark anti-Obama/government protests and generally just being stupid about the situation, here’s some REAL information on what’s going on in Syria, and why it is necessary.
As you can see, SOLDIERS ARE NOT EVEN BEING DEPLOYED. NO SIDE is being helped by the US and Allies. In lamens terms, Russia and Syria are being massive douchenozzles who don’t want to play nice with anyone, and Syria’s government is fluctuating and highly unstable.
The help is completely about DETERRING CHEMICAL WARFARE, NOT helping or not helping terrorists, which I understand on my last reblog was kind of unclear as I was mostly talking about the soldiers themselves rather than the issue.
Please, I implore people to spread this around, and get educated on this topic, rather than falling for emotional and ill-informed ploys and protests. Casualties and deterring acts of warfare or violence against other countries, while regrettable and not at all completely moral, ARE NECESSARY EVILS.
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America does not want war with Syria. The World does not want war with Syria. Our soldiers do not want war with Syria. Just Obama and his cronies. They and whoever they’re working for (it certainly isn’t the American people).
As much as I like this, it is against military law to protest in uniform…
…that is probably why they aren’t showing their faces…
NGL, I’m ashamed of this protest for a myriad of reasons.
Firstly, as stated above, it’s against military law. You can be court martialed(sp?) for this. Because you are representing the military branch you are a part of every time you don your uniform, and because they are covering their faces, implying they are speaking for the ENTIRETY of that branch.
That’s not what irks me the most though.
You DID sign up for this, idiots. You signed the contract, you agreed to take orders, NO MATTER WHAT THEY WERE, from superior officers. HATE TO TELL YOU GUYS BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY YA DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS, but the Head of Defense and the President (whom actually has less to do with these sorts of decisions than people think, he didn’t stroke his chin maniacally and say one day ‘Ya know what, Michelle, I think we’re gonna go fight for terrorists in Syria today.’) are SUPERIOR OFFICERS.
There are LOTS of bad things our country has meddled in when it shouldn’t, and lots of soldiers that did not want to go. Anyone remember the draft, when soldiers would rather sneak across the border and desert to Canada and Mexico rather than serve their country? This is kinda the same thing, only more backhanded. At least the ones in WWI & II were honest about being cowards, or not supporting the cause.
They didn’t sign up, go in uniform, get accolades for being a soldier (you can tell the soldiers above have, because of the stripes on their uniform indicating rank, especially on the naval officer at the bottom, via allllll those itty bitty patches over his pocket indicating a myriad of things for his service), and THEN say ‘lol nope, I don’t personally agree with this, even though I knew what I was signing up for during a period of time when America was a little war-happy, I do not personally agree with THIS ONE MISSION, so I’m gonna protest like a bitch’.
I’m sorry. Did the boys coming back from Vietnam do this? No? Because THAT was a civil war we had no business being in either, but we still did it. It isn’t ‘Obama and his cronies’ doing this. It’s contractual agreements/treaties made between countries that OBLIGATES us to help. You break those, the world TENDS to discredit you a bit, and with America ALREADY on shaky ground due to our lower bank status, our economic downturn, and the entire 8-year Bush fiasco we are STILL trying to get out of, and we honestly can’t afford too many more dings to our foreign policy.
Why has this issue suddenly become an Obama thing in the first place? We committed ourselves (albeit unwillingly by the people) to a ‘War on Terror’. That is an intensely broad spectrum phrase, and people told the previous president THEN it was gonna bite us in the arse. AND LOOK IT HAS! :D So you’re telling me these soldiers have NO PROBLEM starting a war with people in the middle east whom have large oil supplies, have been PROVEN to have no weapons of mass destruction, and to police their cities in an effort to ‘civilize’ them (aka make them America-friendly so we can take advantage of said natural resources), BUT GOD FORBID WE DONT FIGHT THE RIGHT TERRORISTS WE SIGNED UP KNOWING ABOUT.
The issue in Syria is infinately more complex than these soldiers are making it out to be, or that tumblr info posts are making it out to be. AND THAT IS HOW IT SHOULD BE. The government doesn’t tell every single peon down the food-chain need to know basis. That’s why special clearances even EXIST. Because SOME people need to know the complex reasons we’re helping out, SOME DO NOT.
The truth of the matter is, America stuck its nose into other peoples business a loooooong time ago in the Middle East, and now everyone IN the Middle Eastern governments who are not outwardly against us, expect us to continue policing things that happen there so they neither have to deal with, nor receive the political backlash, from doing so themselves.
So, while I appreciate the freedom of expression, and many tumblr posts attempting to explain/sort out this situation and vast tangle of information for people who do not follow political and foreign affairs closely, I hate to break it to the soldiers::
You DID sign up for this. It’s not the governments fault you didn’t read the fine print.
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The Villains are getting excited for Halloween!
AS HAPPY AS I AM TO SEE FROLLO AND FACILLIER ON THE VILLIAN LINEUP FOR HALLOWEEN, you get aaaaaaaaall these badass villians who look visibly dark and moody, and then at the very end……LOTSO THE TEDDY BEAR GUYS.
Clearly the teddy bear is so threatening he had to be saved for last, and only appear for a few seconds, because gdi, he’s just too scary. = 3=
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Shit, I am actually kind of proud of this one. I realized when I finished that it’s a lot like my cousins style. I didn’t mean for that ;; So credit to style goes to her! Check the tags to see! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMO MY DEAR
*INHALES DEEPLY AND LOUDLY AND THEN MAKES AN UNGODLY SCREECHING NOISE OF JOY*
THIS IS AWESOME! ; A;
Having had a really taxing/tiring month with limited internet access if any at all at times, and a buncha emotional turmoil happening, along with trying to get everything under the sun done, this is a super pick me up. ; n;
Thank yew for remembering my birthday, and you know I appreciate it. <3 ilu stay perfect
ugh, am i really getting that old tho = 3=;;
Sept.5, y u no farther away? y u make me feel middle aged already?
I don’t really have a reason to do this, so I guess it coincides with 850 followers. Thanks so much! this is for you guys~
As for the giveaway details:
As I’ve had this inkling for ages, but never used it much, I figured some of you (especially without a scanner) could use this far more than me!
If you don’t know what it is go observe its glory here.
You won’t get the box, but you’ll get everything you see here in near mint condition. No refills have been used!! If I can find the driver I will add it but if not I will link you to the digital driver, cause wacom is awesome like that.
- As I’m doing this for my followers to thank them, you must be following me. If you win and you aren’t I’ll move on to the next person.
- Like, reblog as much as you want! Each one will count as a number
- Ships worldwide so no limitations!
That’s it really, I hope whoever gets this gives it a good home and uses it more than me! Good luck :D
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I have hit pretty hard times the past few months, and am moving out of my not-so-safe apartment to rent a room in a house. Because of my precarious situation and things I need to settle out/get back on my feet with, I’ll be going ‘dark’ for quite some time.
Meaning I won’t be on the internet much, and will basically be on tentative hiatus.
My car totally died and needed to be scrapped, so I have little transportation, and will need to do most of my work from an at-home online service, which will take up a LOT of my time during this beginning blackout phase, until I get ahead of my bills/don’t need to push so hard for hours.
BEFORE I MOVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS MONTH, I WILL BE DROPPING OFF ABOUT 80% OF MY CURRENT QUE, AS I HAVE BEEN WORKING TO GET EVERYONES WORK DONE AND DO ONE MASSIVE DROPOFF.
This is different to my original plan, to do ‘batch’ dropoffs of about nine or so commissions at once, every week. I appreciate your patience, but I’m just going to blow out as MUCH of the que as possible before I black out, and anyone whose work does not get done before then, I will contact personally.
I appreciate ya’lls patience with this, as I let a few things get to me artistically that has caused these massive holdups. I had an issue with being rushed/pressured on a few projects, and it made me try and speed through the que, and I realized ‘holy shit, these all look halfassed and shitty’, and redoing them all to be top quality has taken up a lot of time, and I apologize for not being more transparent on that matter with all of you.
I would like to reiterate, whenever a commissioner needs me, I will ALWAYS check my email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or my InkBunny (heml0cke) inbox FIRST. If you contact me via Tumblr, it will probably be lost, so I implore you to contact me via those two methods first.
That being said, the mass dropoff should come around the 18th-20th, and then I’ll be going dark, and only occasionally checking into the internet, checking in only with clients whose work I have not yet completed by that time!
When I finish my semi-hiatus and all que dropoffs, I’ll resume work on all my comics/side projects, as well as PPM, and come back much better/more organized because things won’t be so hectic and up in the air!
Thank you all for your understanding, and I hope you’re all doing well!