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LL01 - E1 - We're Ready to Rock! - Pg2 by tazsaints LL01 - E1 - We're Ready to Rock! - Pg2 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 20 15 The Great Sky Spirit, Valdina by tazsaints The Great Sky Spirit, Valdina :icontazsaints:tazsaints 42 11 LL01 - E1 - We're Ready to Rock! - Pg1 by tazsaints LL01 - E1 - We're Ready to Rock! - Pg1 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 24 34 Pokemon Zodiac Charts by tazsaints Pokemon Zodiac Charts :icontazsaints:tazsaints 19 5 Lato League - Zodiac Meme by tazsaints Lato League - Zodiac Meme :icontazsaints:tazsaints 6 0 Lato Outfits FRAFUU by tazsaints Lato Outfits FRAFUU :icontazsaints:tazsaints 24 12 Lato Outfits ALEX by tazsaints Lato Outfits ALEX :icontazsaints:tazsaints 21 4 APB Crest/Pin by tazsaints APB Crest/Pin :icontazsaints:tazsaints 9 3 APB Uniforms by tazsaints APB Uniforms :icontazsaints:tazsaints 21 2 Lato - Size Chart Moraine Family by tazsaints Lato - Size Chart Moraine Family :icontazsaints:tazsaints 27 9 Lato - Tsukiyo Fubuki by tazsaints Lato - Tsukiyo Fubuki :icontazsaints:tazsaints 23 5 Lato - Franz Moraine by tazsaints Lato - Franz Moraine :icontazsaints:tazsaints 20 7 Lato - Alex Kohen-Saints by tazsaints Lato - Alex Kohen-Saints :icontazsaints:tazsaints 22 13 A New Chapter by tazsaints A New Chapter :icontazsaints:tazsaints 49 94 FrostSmitten - Pg03 by tazsaints FrostSmitten - Pg03 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 35 23 Lato League - Outfit Meme by tazsaints Lato League - Outfit Meme :icontazsaints:tazsaints 8 0

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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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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MissAsami Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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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Fantasy-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018

Once again I am giving you my best birthday wishes from the bottom of my heart ❤️ You deserve every little bit of attention me and everyone who cares about you gives you! Hell I’ve known you before you were engaged, before Reburst with your cousin, before BFOI, and even before that Pokémon contest group with Twili. How long has it been? I’m not sure but either way I’m greatful that I’ve found you. As a fellow artist you taught me a lot; because of you I’ve learn to expand and test my abilities and seen so much improvement. I can only thank you for continuously giving me that spark to keep going—seeing your art inspired me and seeing your level of skill in comparison to mine, well filled me with determination to try harder. I wouldn’t be at the level I am today if it wasn’t for you 💕

Now as a person I enjoyed your company. Yeah we didn’t talk much but to be honest I felt like it wasn’t needed. You’re kind of like a YouTuber in the sense that I feel like I have a friend that didn’t really know me lol. Who did their own thing and just had people watch them try new things or just be them. Don’t worry about it, I’m okay with this distance by the way and to be honest I just like watching you grow behind the scenes. You’re inspiring and honestly just a great person over all. A true idol with great talent. I’ve always and most likely will be always a fan of your work and just of you~

Eat the whole cake okay? Your guests don’t need it U8
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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