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I Wanna Axe You A Question by vert-is-ninja I Wanna Axe You A Question by vert-is-ninja
Hahahaha, my own terrible pun kills me. Hahah. Heh.

Okay, so I really like this game. Yes, I know it's not really that scary, yes I know it has other faults, but over all I really couldn't help but REALLY ENJOY myself as I played.

Let's face it, I have this weird crush on Alan Wake. Yes, I know he's bitchy -- I know he opens the game by throwing some sort of weird man tantrum, with flailing arms and irrational anger abound, but something about him just really grew on me. The game had me laughing more than it had me jumping or being scared but the subject matter was still dark, and as we all know ME very well, I love dark stories that I can laugh at.

Alan's character was funny. And they couldn't even help but poke fun at him. Remedy was aware of what they were doing. The times when Alan would go "who the hell designed this?!" to when his best friend criticizes him for being a smoldering man with anger issues when things didn't go his way in the funniest way imaginable made it all the better.

I mean it's TRUE, Alan. You have anger issues. And for all the weird layers you wear, and how you run out of breath sprinting for five seconds and start staggering, for how you collect coffee thermoses throughout the game with no TRUE purpose, for how you perpetually have some sort of incredulous face, and how somehow you really don't give a shit after a whole forest full of loggers have thrown axes at your face, I love you.

And this is a testament to that! Hope you guys enjoy. :>

Tessout!

Alan Wake (c) Remedy

textures from bittbox.com!
font is my own handwriting, hoho
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:iconvinydapuh:
Vinydapuh Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
:D Alan and his anger issues are fantastic! I love it how he went angry while waiting with his friend the chair. :D Oh and the best part of the game was the moment when he punched Hartman in the face. But the other characters are great as well. :D Tor and Odin for example! Those two are really cute in a crazy way. :D

Remedy did a great job and Ilkka Villi was perfect as model for Alan. ♥

the expression of your alan is really greate. :D It show his character in the right manner. :D

But we shouldn't make fun about his choice of clothing. D: Maybe without all the layers of pullovers and jackets he would freeze when he runs alone in the dark through the woods.
D: Oh! And what about those axeguys? I don't think that I could stand like nothing happens after a crazy guy cast his axe at me. ;D so... Maybe he wears sweaters with Armour+ 10???
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rasporange Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
LOVE THIS.
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:iconelolinon:
Elolinon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Interesting solution for the flashlight! Me like :)
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:iconlemonflavoredbacon:
LemonFlavoredBacon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student General Artist
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART.
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I seriously love you for drawin him. :']
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myredshadow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
I just bought Allan Wake and LOVE the game too. XD its so Grate to see him in your HINABN style.
Thank you for the beautiful art as always
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xXxVampiregirl94xXx Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
<3 this game. I always criticize Alan for not being able to run for five seconds without taking a breather.
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG love it. (Btw "axe" predates "ask" in Old English.)
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supernatural90 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
"axe me a question" Rochelle from left 4 dead 2
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:iconxvivid:
xVivid Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I just bought the game yesterday and I LOVE IT. Thank you so much for drawing this, or I never would have known about the awesomness that is Alan Wake.
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:iconcode541:
code541 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
yea when ever enemies r around you see em and your character goes all ninja if u know how to dodge greatly
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:iconmaija:
Maija Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Alan Wake! I love the way you've drawn him.

I hesitate to tell you I haven't played it, since I'm a Finn and should represent!
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Very cool! I really like the contrast with the darkness and the flashlight.
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:iconmurder-junkie:
Murder-Junkie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alan needs more love..! So saving this to my hd.
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:iconvindicatedstallion:
VindicatedStallion Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Alan Wake. I especially love how his incredulous face actually looks like D:< sometimes. Almost exactly.
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:iconterrorghoul:
TerrorGhoul Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Psh, you and I have the same taste in men. Also, yes he can't run for shit. XD I love how you draw him and I love the coloring!
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LadyDeadPooly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didnt know the game, but you made this chara Alan very likeable. ^^ Allways a pleasure to see your artworks.
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SugarPauz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
HOLYCRAPHOLYCRAPHOLYCRAP.MY FAVORITE VIDEO GAME.IT LOOKS AMAZING IN UR STYLE.I drew him a couple times....but they r nothing compared to yers. :'< [link] [link] [link] Hope u look at them.And im only 12....so im not..too experienced, but ive been drawing my whole life.
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Athenas-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you described him. :heart:
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Karasu-Arashikage Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
is it perhaps more like:"I wanna axe you a question, sir... are you the Doctor?" :slow:

hahah, hah, yeah, if you don't get this, just ignore me and this little silly comment :XD:
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Olive-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Great expressions in this! :lol:
I really liked the concept and just the overall environment in this game. Alan was such a weird character but I loved how he just rambled to himself throughout the game XP That highly amused me for some reason. Great work!
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Counselor-Vidkun Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I really want to play it. people say that it's recommended for silent hill fans. and my bro got me into those games. unfortunately, I don't have any of the game systems. siigh. well, I suppose I'll just wait until I'm rich.
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ZephyrElric Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student General Artist
... IN NIGHT SPRINGS.
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:iconsiemari:
Siemari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
Must play game now.

:heart: (:
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:iconmarzie-x:
marzie-x Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Artist
And here I was, thinking you gave L4D2 a go ):
Anywhodles. Haven't played Alan Wake, but I do hope to give it a go someday. :3 Someday. -cough-
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pirateneko Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This game sounds like a winner! I very much enjoy his facial expressions and the way you used the textures *_*
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RobotMagpie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Ohohoho! I concur!

I'm such a little bitch when it comes to video games, and the first time I played the CAMERA kicked my ass so hard I didn't see a thing.

I got used to it though and then realized that the environments were some of the best I had seen! Ever! Oh, yeah, but the expressions left much to be desired.

Not to mention the fact that all aspirations I had to be a writer were doused the moment everything went melodramatically to hell. It's kinda sad...
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:iconmelonade:
Melonade Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
That IS a lot of layers. :nirvana:
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:iconshadowprime:
SHADOWPRIME Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Haha sweet, alan wake fanart, I loved this game, I can't tell you how many times I was scared shitless only to be overpowered and going SUP SUP TAKEN COME HAVE A TASTE OF MY TORCHH HURRRRR etc

I need moar =3=
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:iconwhipsmartmccoy:
WhipsmartMcCoy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I loved how they kept carting around that cardboard cutout. XD
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:iconauroreia:
Auroreia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Ahhh! You just make me wanna play this game even more!
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:iconthezeigal:
TheZeiGal Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Love the top panel, hope you do a few more of him when you have the time and whatnot. :) Man it is an awesome game.
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S-Trange Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Lol I love that pun! I'm begining to believe that 1. My humour is taking a baaaad turn and 2. I'm the only one who lols everytime in L4D2 when Rochelle says that pun while picking up an axe. Cracks me up everytime! :giggle:

Cool character and I like the mood in the picture. :3
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creeperMay Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Bad puns = best form of comedy y/y?
Anyways, Alan Wake is a super cool game and I love your fanart hurr. /shot
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GardenProphet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Okay, Imma hafta go find this game right now, 'cause your description makes it sound *awesome*
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Sariah-Forestgirl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Pfft.
> w>
Puns.

Love the expression in the last panel.
When I can draw that I shall feel like..so much win.
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I have no clue to what game you are referring, but the lighting in this piece is pretty darn amazing.

Oh, and is it safe to assume it has been brought?
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:iconmarla-chan:
Marla-chan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
i have 2 trains of thought from this:

1. the cobra starship song from snakes on a plane began to play in my head and
2. "canna axe joo a keshtun?" "no, but you may ask me a question."
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:iconillogan:
illogan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely coloring job :)
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i-am-t3h-w1n Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student General Artist
I personally love when the axes come flying out of the woods or when the loggers just ninja out of the bushes to CHOP YOU IN THE FACE!!!
Good times.
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teheitsIggy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
WOW thats awesome :) alan wake ftw :P
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animeneko31011 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
. . . . . . xD
i feel like i should play this game.
he sounds like a spectacular man.
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wilithien Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
The best part for me was how they carted that cut out of Alan around the whole time! And how Barry did that impersonation with it. Priceless. XD
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:iconeternitytiger:
eternitytiger Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Oh man, I so want this game now
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CatAlex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I think I liked bitchy man-tantrum, paparazzi punching Alan (and it was sweet/tad scary how determined to get his wife back he was, but I would spend my time actually playing as Alan shouting at him to run faster, dammit, like some sort of crazed drill sergeant. The game itself isn't scary but there were gameplay moments when I'd be out of batteries and ammo (because I suck) and would panic, lol. Love the expressions you give him and his wonderful hoodie!
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Truffleberry Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Gawd, I can't wait to play this game. <3
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RosarioAlchemist456 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE ALAN WAKE.

My dad got it for me as a present for doing good on my finals, but I was too scared to play it XD My mom does now, and she's on the last episode. I just like to watch XD
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EmotionalHobocore Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
I. need. to. play. that. game.
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ThermalFaerie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Student
Bahaha, that FACE. >8C
:D

Do want to try this game though.
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myoneandonly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
LMAO he sounds awesome. It's true, ya gotta love stories that can laugh at themselves. Guys with anger issues have LOTS of potential for being laughed at!

Also I love the way you drew that "MEEP" face. XD
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EleganceLiberty Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's such a camp game, but I love it.

Nice work!
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