[Image description: A lineart drawing of Merle, Taaako, and Magnus as teenagers. Merle has peach fuzz on his face, curly hair and glasses and is wearing socks with sandles and a t-shirt that reads “Pan Camp.” He is holding a small potted plant. Taako has bangs, braces on his teeth, and is wearing sunglasses, a cardigan, and skinny jeans with sneakers. Magnus has a mullet, pimples, and is wearing a letterman jacket with a Big Dog t-shirt underneath, and has a wallet chain hanging out of his pocket. End description.]

Last night on stream we listened to the high school live show and I was under legal obligation to draw Tres Teeny Boys again

โ€œEven happier days were to come, because that was the world that you made. That was the ending you earnedโ€ -Griffin McElroy

TAZ has given me so much already, but it also gave me my first post with over 1000 notes. Reading all the responses and the sweet words you all had for a (at the time) very depressed and questioning artist made me happier than I could ever put in words. Thank you all so so much.

An Eighth Bird, Born Out of the Storm

Complete fic masterpost

Based loosely on the Luume'irma headcanon from @interstellarvagabond

Lup and Taako get their decennial “visitor” just before the fateful trip on the Starblaster. Taako holes up in his room, meditating away the discomfort while Lup discovers a partner for the week. Unforeseen consequences arise. Bonds are created. An eighth bird rises.

Eighth Bird AU. Depictions of blood in the first chapter as well as implied sexual content (though nothing detailed). A later chapter will have slightly more graphic violence.

Blupjeans, Eventual Taakitz, Implied Taagnus, Taagnitz towards the end.

Thank you to Calcu from the writer’s chat for Beta'ing!!

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9  Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22

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So this was a really personal project for me, after listening to TAZ i wanted to do something to show my love and appreciation for it, as well as get the chance to say goodbye to all the characters again. Hopefully that comes across (wow this is truly the dorkiest thing I’ve ever done)

Anyway feel free to ask why i picked which character for each Tarot card (trust me i thought way to far into it) and please listen to taz if you haven’t already!

TAZ: Balance characters as generated sexual identies

Taako:

Magnus:

Merle:

Lucretia:

Barry:

Davenport:

Lup:

Kravitz:

Angus:

Killian:

Carey:

NO-3113:

Johann:

Avi:

Garfield:

Roswell:


BONUS

John:

Absolutely buck-wild things from TAZ I've become desensitized to

-one of the main characters’ name being Taako Taaco

-a different main characters’ name being Barold Bluejeans

-the literal angel of death faking a cockney accent for no real reason

-the main crew being called the Tres Horny Boys

-many of the plot points being caused/resolved by a Fantasy Costco run by Garfield the Cat on the goddamn moon

-the villain, who is an all-powerful being that consumes entire planes of existence, being a middle-aged dude named John

-Merle regularly seducing plants

-a canonical weapon being a Flaming Poisoning Raging Sword of Doom

-the absolute disregard of basically all the rules of DnD

-vore