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just ty being ty :icontazsaints:tazsaints 29 6 Taz/Ty Timeline 3 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 24 1 BFOI Y3R6 - Incident Report - Pg03 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 24 4 BFOI Y3R6 - Incident Report - Pg02 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 29 6 Possessed Makani :icontazsaints:tazsaints 17 3 General Reggie :icontazsaints:tazsaints 13 1 Generals Caleb and Leilani :icontazsaints:tazsaints 18 3 BFOI Y3R6 - Incident Report - Pg01 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 22 4 Taz/Ty Timeline 2 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 25 6 Taz/Ty Timeline 1 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 29 4 Story Selector - Cast Your Vote Here :icontazsaints:tazsaints 41 45 R6 Ref - Priest/Angel Combo :icontazsaints:tazsaints 62 3 Galatine - Leader of the Possessed Army :icontazsaints:tazsaints 32 3 Galatine's Army - Compatriot Black R6 Ref :icontazsaints:tazsaints 7 35 BFOI Y3 - Interlude 05 Pg5 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 32 12 BFOI Y3 - Interlude 05 Pg4 :icontazsaints:tazsaints 28 12


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

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Please note, each person can only be on the board ONCE at any given time, to allow everyone a chance.

News & Updates

UPDATE March '17:

Bit of a depressing update from me this time around, unfortunately. A few of you have probably noticed I've been largely absent from DA in general following the launch of BFOI's Y3R6, and well, it was largely due to stress (and ngl, the Switch/BotW were a major help making me feel better again). I wanted to update and let you all know that the absence will be continuing and turning into a partial hiatus for BFOI upon the end of the Y3 events.
Long story short, I need stress leave from the group. I'm not going into detail why, so don't ask. 

Student activities were immediately suspended on R6 launch, and Trainer events will follow that into suspension on the close of Y3. Rangers however, still have a story that I'm stubbornly refusing to throw away, so they'll remain active during the hiatus, but with only light assistance from myself. The hiatus will end, and Y4 begin, when the Rangers actually complete their Y3 story, which means I'll get at least a years break at the pace they're moving.
As for why I'm posting this news here first instead of on the group itself, that's because I don't feel like this kind of bad news needs to be sitting on the group's front page and demoralising everyone between the final two rounds, but that there should still be advance notice so that it's not entirely a blindside decision for everyone.

What will I do in the meantime? Well, firstly, I'll still work to complete my part in Y3, but then I'm hoping to work on some short-ish comic stories/projects for myself in that following period. Running an OCT is such an energy-draining, time-sink of a job that there's often no room for anything I want to do, commissions included. I'll be putting up a title board of sorts with a selection of stories I've wanted to tell for so flippin' long now, but had no chance to tackle, beyond simply leaving confusing references in OCT apps. |'D It'll have blurbs for each story, and allow everyone the chance to vote on which one they'd like to see happen first.

After that, I don't know. We'll see how it goes.

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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WTK55 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Hi, I would love to start reading your comics but I'm a little confused as where to start ^^'
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MissAsami Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Just curious but are we going to be seeing any Alolan pokemon on Taz's team in the future?
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Dragon-Furry Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Merry Christmas old friend
MissAsami Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
I don't know if you answer these kinds of questions, but what game did you pick out of Sun and Moon? Who was your starter? What was your team?
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Dark-Dullahan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope you're doing okay, Taz.  I heard about that earthquake that hit close to New Zealand, so wishing for your safety.
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