...I'm done. I can't do them anymore.
My mentor, some time ago, advised me to stop doing requests at my current skill level, and it was one of the few points where I adamantly disagreed with him on. Nowadays? Too many people seem to assume that a request *needs* to be done, if I do so much as listen to it. I no longer have the time or patience for them--from the general public, anyhow--anymore.
So, unless I've known you for a good while, and our conversations have revolved around something other than me drawing something for you, I'm not taking requests anymore. If we are in the middle of a trade, I apologize for keeping you waiting, and will make it a point to be done this December, before taking any other trades, if I do.
Requests are, now and onward, for friends only.