Ok, lots of stuff to say, so I'll start with those that I am already doing stuff for.
If you have requested a work from me via commission, art trade, or request, PLEASE send me an actual message ASAP. I am swamped with requests that were made randomly in the comment sections of other submissions and on my profile comment board, and I am starting to lose track of them all because DA's comment management system sucks. I am copying all requests into a separate document now but I feel that I might have missed some, so PLEASE send me a message with the details originally given to me so that I can confirm that I've gotten everybody.
To those that are considering asking me for a commission, art trade, or request at some point, please note that they are put in that order of importance; people paying me in money or points are obviously going to be getting their stuff first, regardless of when they asked for it.
Art trades are fine, too, but I am not going to be doing these for just anybody. Feel free to ask, and I will browse your gallery. If I like what I see, I will be happy to do a fair art trade. If not, please do not take it personally. If I had infinite time I would gladly do everything for free, but I've got work and sleep to attend to so I can't take all offers.
And finally, requests; these are the kind of request where you ask for something for free. Again, I love doing this stuff for you guys, but I can only handle so much before I've got waaay too much on my plate, so from now on, all requests are pretty much put in limbo. They will be the last things I work on after commissions and art trades, and my own projects are out of the way. This basically means that you might not see your request for a relatively long time. I will try to do all of them, but do not expect to make a request and see it the next day, or maybe even the next week, depending on my work load at the time.
That said, I am flattered that I have received so many requests. Nothing makes me happier than to have people coming to me with ideas and being able to provide them with something that makes them happy. I am in the works on something cool that I hope will be fun for everyone. I don't know how long it will take to get ready, but once it is finished, it should be exciting. I'm still trying to decide exactly how to do it, but I'm looking at either doing a contest or raffle with some cool stuff as prizes. More details on that as it comes closer to fruition.
I guess that is all I've got for now. A million thanks to all of you, you make my life 20% cooler.