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Terribad Valentines '19 by tazsaints Terribad Valentines '19 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 31 18 FrostSmitten - Pg07 by tazsaints FrostSmitten - Pg07 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 22 5 LL06 - R2 - Whisky Business - Pg2 by tazsaints LL06 - R2 - Whisky Business - Pg2 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 27 28 LL06 - R2 - Whisky Business - Pg1 by tazsaints LL06 - R2 - Whisky Business - Pg1 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 23 16 Lato - R2 Ref by tazsaints Lato - R2 Ref :icontazsaints:tazsaints 38 4 BtGS Crafting - A Special Order by tazsaints BtGS Crafting - A Special Order :icontazsaints:tazsaints 36 10 BtGS Processing - Dye - Linen by tazsaints BtGS Processing - Dye - Linen :icontazsaints:tazsaints 22 2 I Dream, I Hope, I Wish... by tazsaints I Dream, I Hope, I Wish... :icontazsaints:tazsaints 63 5 LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King - Pt3 by tazsaints LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King - Pt3 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 32 10 LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King - Pt2 by tazsaints LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King - Pt2 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 28 5 LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King Pt1 by tazsaints LL05 - E3 - Hail to the King Pt1 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 18 10 LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg7 by tazsaints LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg7 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 34 31 LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg6 by tazsaints LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg6 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 51 40 LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg5 by tazsaints LL04 - C1 - Sink Like a Stone - Pg5 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 25 15 BtGS Add. Ref - Anari and Vikkit by tazsaints BtGS Add. Ref - Anari and Vikkit :icontazsaints:tazsaints 24 3 BtGS - Belly o/t Beast Intro - Pg6 by tazsaints BtGS - Belly o/t Beast Intro - Pg6 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 15 2

Where To Start Reading ~

Due to partaking in OCT's constantly for the last few years, my work is a little disjointed as the general idea with the OCT format is to respond to whatever prompts are given. This usually leaves a story gap between comics making them jump awkwardly from one bit to the next as parts of the story are contained elsewhere.

Depending on which OCT run you want to read, the first place to look is the character ref/app, as I link each round comic and interlude into the AC.

Blue and Victor:
Hype 1 - Blue
Team Rapid Ex Blog

Ask Team Taz/Ty Blog

For further info about the BFOI challenges, you can read a summary HERE, which gives a brief overview of the key points of each round throughout our previous challenges, as well as linking to the necessary journals for more in-depth info. This will be updated for the Y3 story comes to an end in June this year.

Have fun reading ~





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Nowhere near as slow as last round, FrostSmitten Pg6 is now up for early access. Enjoy~!
Bit of a slow update this time, but FrostSmitten Pg 5 is up for early access on my Patreon at last~!
Me: *sets up status thing for new pages*
Also Me: *forgets to announce said pages*

So yeah, in other news, Early Access Pg4 of FrostSmitten is available on my Patreon now. :'D
Trying out the status function as a means to let people here know when new comic pages are up on Patreon -- Let me know what you think of this ~

Quick Links + News + FAQ

Journal Entry: Fri May 8, 2015, 1:18 AM

News & Updates

UPDATE Feb '18:
It was about time I gave this journal an overhaul and pulled it back in line with my main group focus ~

As for the last dregs of BFOI, there's one final chapter yet to come still, as well as prize illustrations, but no set date for them. BFOI closed on a fairly sour note for me personally, and I don't have a lot of motivation to deal with it at present. 
So instead, I'm moving away from the negativity in that group, and have instead been thoroughly enjoying hanging out with the South Seas Peoples and reworking my LoZ group BeyondTheGreatSea -- It's due to finish it's overhaul somewhere around the end of Feb/early March, and finally restart its story. If you were a part of the group before the hiatus, or were interested in joining, now's the time to get back into it for sure ~

Not too much to report on the IRL front other than snow, snow, snow, ice, and did I mention snow???????? Well, at least it makes for good ref and experience on how to handle Franz, because wow snow and ice act a lot more differently than you see on TV/pictures/movies/etc and it is interesting, even if I hate the cold lmao. It's also been interesting to try and adapt a little to the area here, I can't speak much French at all, but I am starting to get a little better at reading it. Mostly through food menus, though. XD Menus and supermarkets seem to be the easiest places for me to soak in new vocab, and the occasional roadtrip around the place helps me see new signs and things to learn from. 

Aside from that, haven't got much else I'm willing to share at this stage, maybe the next update will have more - We just never knoooow ~ 

Until next time ~ 

FAQ About Taz

A: WHEN I FREAKING GET TO IT 8U I'm a terrible procrastinator, haven't you figured that out yet? |'D
Some comics, in particular, old OCT rounds that have long since finished, will not be added to if they've been cut off abruptly. I do not own the rights to use any opposing characters, especially when it's years after the fact.

Q: Why do your two groups keep switching between hiatuses?
A: Because life requires money to obtain food, shelter, power and internet, and money comes from working a full time job 40+ hours a week. BFOI and BtGS each require on top of that roughly 20+ hours a week to maintain at full steam all the time, and that is not humanly possible for me. My own well being takes precedence over anything in the group at all times. While I always make efforts to work as fast and as much as I can, this does often lead to delays in work coming out. This applies to everyone in both of my teams, as they are all very hard workers or in full time study and in much the same position as I am.

Q: Why don't you reply to every single comment? Do you think you're better than us or something?
A: What? No. Jeezus. I don't reply much because I don't need to have the last word in every single conversation, nor am I the type to reply/comment if I have nothing to add to what's already been said. Not to mention, Pkmn fans can get a bit weird at times, and some outright obsessive, demanding to tell me all about their metagame mons that can apparently kick my ass (here's a hint: IDGAF) I don't hate you people, I just prefer to go about dA more quietly than most.

Q: 'You should hurry up and draw ____!'
A: Do NOT nag me for comic updates because such statements almost always have the opposite intended effect.

Q: Can I draw your characters?
A: There's a couple of answers to this;
- As Cameos or part of an OCT round, Yes, go ahead. By joining an OCT, you are giving permission for your character to be drawn within context of that group, and my characters are no exception to that.
- General fanart or giftart, Yes, I'm always happy to receive it. I'm flattered that people would spend time and effort on me outside of OCTs (where really, you're only drawing other's OCs because you have to :'D).
My only 'condition' is that you try to keep my OC's as in-character as is possible. I've seen some tragically bad interpretations of Taz/Ty over the last year, so I'll just remind people that they are not a textbook anger-management case, they're actually a very defensive person with a lot of past trauma. Anger is a secondary emotion, meaning, that to become angry, they had to be upset by something first.

HOWEVER - If you've been blocked from my account, then NO, you do not have permission to draw my characters. If I've blocked you, then I have my reasons for doing so and I do not want to be involved with you in any way.

Q: What gear do you use?
A: Currently using a MacBook Pro Laptop, Photoshop CC, Intuos4 Tablet. I rarely draw on paper, unless it's to doodle absentmindedly, or plan out a complicated scene/layout.

Q: Can I be your friend?!?!
A: In all honesty, too many people have stabbed me in the back, so I don't open up to newcomers very easily anymore. If it's meant to happen, it will. Please don't try to force it. There's a wall there for a number of personal reasons.

Q: Do you roleplay?
A: Not really, no. I'm not that good at it due to my comic-writing (ie, I God-mode almost constantly without realising it), which makes it unenjoyable for both myself and the people who've somehow managed to drag me into it.

That's all I can think of, but if I get asked more stuff, I'll be sure to add it.


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AkatsukiRocket854 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2019
I like your comics. However I am trying to find a comic where one of your characters with red hair got turned into a ralts
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Dragonguardian253 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, there. Hope you're having a wonderful New Years.
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MissAsami Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
Just a quick question Taz, but do you know of any Writing OCTs for Pokemon?
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sithwolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
all three new works and characters look great  gerat work hope commenting all in one like this isn't an issue taz 
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trusslark Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Dropping by to wish you a happy birthday!
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