Yeah, this is E-Man again. I realize that I hardly do anything on here anymore (and my activity on Storm Artists is practically non-existent) and I got to tell you that it's due to thoughts I keep having. Remember when I was on that big art trade streak? Well, all I can say is that it wasn't the best thing I have ever done. Due to that, I am up to my ears in debt from other artists. Also, I'm far more interesting in taking on new projects, which leads to the more "stale" ones getting left in the dirt. To make matters worse, I always keep on ending up in frying pans and fires due to all these stupid fights I keep getting into for one reason or another, and some of them even have long term consequences (my depression around the time of my birthday was caused by the aftermath of one of these previous fights and the guy still hates me for it). Since I always get depressed whenever I look at anything related to my enemies and DA is starting to become more trouble than it's worth, most people would ship out at this point (or even take their own lives). As for me, I think the smarter thing to do is to just keep on trucking and only leave if the stress becomes too much to bear (which won't be until at least a year or two later). Also, for the subject of almost everything I still owe, since I'm far more interested in doing fresh, new projects instead of the old ones, here is what I concluded on what to do.
I'm cancelling most of the art trades I have at this point and I am very sorry that you are not getting what is promised to you. I would like to get a fresh slate and do new projects that are more relevant to now.
......... Well... That is what I would like to say, anyway. As much as I would like to blow off every art trade promise out there (even the ones that are still not at the point where the other person did their part yet), I can't do that out of fear of getting disrespected, blocked, and even banned. Besides, I'm an E-Man of my word, and I know what it's like to not get anything in return despite working my butt off. If I were to pull a stunt like that despite knowing full well how it bothers me when others do it, I would honestly be among the most rotten users on this web site.
I still know that I promised you a lot and I know what I owe, but due to Full Sail and my slightly bad drawing speed, getting everything all done is close to impossible at this point. In fact, I would absolutely love it if I would get some major assistance getting them all done, really. I'm at a loss at what to do at this point and I request that I would have an empty plate by the end of next year. Can you at least do this for me? I know I ask for a lot and I already have a hefty amount of promises I have yet to fulfill, but I'll be more inclined to make it up to you guys once the weight of my dept has been lifted.
Oh, and one more thing... Even thought I would be grateful for any help I would get, I don't want to have a repeat of what happened between Cocobandicoot Fan and I when I asked for... Some guy I won't mention... To color a pic for me. The results were not pretty and it lead to the kind of conflict that not only lead to a situation where I hated a certain user for a few months until everything was all right and stuck as one of the reasons why this other guy flat out hates my guts.
I appreciate all of you for still supporting me, and I hope I don't have to run into anymore unpleasant surprises later down the line.