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You may have noticed that I haven't posted much all month so far.  Last month, I started a new job which I greatly enjoy, but which comes with a 60-90 minute commute each way.  I'm also three weeks into a nine week stretch without a single day off, between my two jobs.  I'm spending over 50 hours a week working (counting drive time), and pretty much all of my other activities are suffering somewhat. 

For example, if you didn't already know, I'm a huge cinephile.  I usually go to the movies 50-60 times a year, and there are years where I watch 250 movies at home on DVD.  It's now been six weeks since I've seen a new movie, which is I think the longest such stretch since I started working at the movie theater five years ago.  I also play on a nationally ranked Buzztime trivia team, but I've managed to make it twice in the last two months.  It's also been over two months since I've seen any of my RL friends.

Anyway, something has to give, and that something is probably going to be the outstanding requests from the Request-a-thon.  Now, before anyone gets up in arms, this doesn't mean that I'm going to abandon any of the ones that I've started and not finished, or even that I'm not going to do any of the other requests.  It DOES mean, however, that finishing requests is not going to be priority number one anymore, or even priority number two.  It's time for me to reclaim some of the other activities in my life, and if that means I'm only doing 3-4 manips a month for the rest of the year, then so be it.  I'll keep working on stuff, and none of the requests are off the table yet.  It just might take a bit longer for them to come out, and there might be more personal work in between, as the inspiration comes.

So, how long do I plan to let this semi-hiatus last?  My guess is until the end of the year.  That should give me the time to reconnect with my friends and let me feel more like myself. 

Now, there is some good news to all of this.  When I comes "back" in January, I plan to reopen requests permanently.  The system I used for the Summer Request-a-Thon worked really well to help me keep track of everything, and I think I can continue using it to good effect.  However, slots are going to be back.  The current plan is to take no more than five new requests a week.  However, that'll be five new requests EVERY week, so hopefully the longest anyone will have to wait to get on the list is a week or two.   That's still three months away, though, so I reserve the right to completely change my mind when we get there.


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Been overworked and under-relaxed for too long.  Cutting way back on manipping for the rest of the year, though not stopping entirely.  Plan to pick up again and permanently open up requests with a slot system in the new year.

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Hi! I'm a digital artist from the asshole of America (aka Detroit, Michigan), specializing in photomanipulations of anthro characters. I'm relatively new to the art thing, and entirely self-taught on Photoshop, so I'm learning as I go.
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:iconnickythelombax:
NickyTheLombax Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Commissions?
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:iconthestorywriterl:
TheStoryWriterL Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  New member
sigh!! i know your profile ID, it has on other animals, too, pythos
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shaun789 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
m.youtube.com/watch?list=LLvQN…
Funny game show s and epic fails
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:iconjonago97:
Jonago97 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Is requests ok?
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:iconpythos-cheetah:
pythos-cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm currently closed for new request while I finish up the requests from my Summer Request-a-Thon.  I'm hoping to have them mostly finished up in a month or so.
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Jonago97 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Ok
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TheNeonUmbreon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I ask for a request? Maybe even a commission? I kinda want a real life Neon Umbreon^^ with my own self being the base like Bens Daybreon
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pythos-cheetah Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't mind, but I'm still finishing up about a dozen requests from the big batch I took over the summer.  Since I work 7 days a week at my two day jobs now, it might take me over a month to finish up and be ready to take more requests.
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TheNeonUmbreon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries, I'm patient
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nexus-9 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Thank you for the fav
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