Holy crap Grimay! Oh, and I did a Q&A

Okay guys, Grimay may have just turned in his best picture ever!

Isn’t it absolutely glorious! The Spirit Guard Serenity pic on the right is basically like a still taken from Sailor Moon if you ask me! I can’t get over how good this looks! I may squee. So many little details! The ripples in the water, that confident smirk! I know I say this a lot but… Grimay just keeps topping himself! This is my favorite commission ever!

I also completed the January Q&A over on my Patreon. You may need to be a patron to ask the questions but anyone can read my answers so go on over there and give it a read if it amuses you.
I should have Villain-In-Distress- Chapter 0 posted here on Thursday so, see you all soon 🙂


The late December images!

Wow, I know I’m a little late on these images. But they are now done and I have the time to post them! Okay, first up, the cannon image of Grimay’s portrayal of Robynne and Lily’s conversation down the steps of SAU campus!

I’m running out of things to say about Grimay’s. It’s gorgeous as ever. Look at all the detail he put on the steps! Did he have to? No! Did he? Yes! And Lily looks exactly like I imagined! And she’s enjoying grilling Robynne way too much! So perfect!

But what month is complete without the pin-up image? Once again I’d like to thank my patrons for hitting the goal that lets us have the pin-up image! Badgertastic took a stab (get it) on the winner of the pin-up poll, Christmas Ninja Noriko! Let’s see what she did with that prompt!

All right. First of all, I didn’t give Badgertastic that much guidance. I just said “Christmas-y weapons and ninja outfit” and let her run with it. Candy cane wakizashi? Fudging holly throwing stars (complete with FWIP!)? How is this not awesome! Plus Noriko is smiling! … kind of… well she’s more smirking but you don’t know how hard it was to get her to pose for this picture! Or get emotion! This is the flirtiest smile we could find! You wanted Noriko pin-up and we got the most emotive Noriko ever! Drink it in fanboys!

We’re still voting on which pro-cheerleader outfit which MGP cheerleader will wear so hop on over to my Patreon if you’re one of my $5 or up patrons and vote!

I’ll have more to come in the following days so be on the lookout!

Happy New Year!

The answer to life, the universe, and everything…

Okay, this update is gonna be short because I have parties to get to but… I DID IT! Chapter 42 is up!

Also, for the record, because a bit of a debate has sprouted up in the comments about it… but I haven’t actually ever read Douglas Adams. I know that’s basically nerd heresy but it is true. Just thought I’d throw that in to blow your collective minds. But I do know a lot of the references because of the inherent nerd osmosis that occurs in our society.

Quick heads up, there will be a delay in the usual drops of artwork. Honestly, focusing on story and family has caused me to delay those. They will come though. I promise.

But yeah. More to come later but I did it! Two in December, my busiest month for work AND family interaction! I have a great feeling about 2017! 2016 was really good to me with you wonderful fans being patient, me holding down my job for a full year and getting stable, finally attending Blizzcon, and getting a more ergonomic workspace put together! Next year comes with new goals: 20 chapters! A new project for my patrons to read! Quitting my soda habit (though I’m allowing it on weekends and other days off… I love Diet Dr Pepper too much). Losing 15 pounds! It’s going to be great and I have a feeling it will be great for you too!

Have a happy new year!

That’s some 41! … sorry… that was bad. I promise I’ll have a better joke next chapter

Yes! Chapter 41! It’s posted! Wooo! I’m excited for this chapter and don’t have too much to say. Go read it!

Oh, and I’m told we’re close on getting the December images. I’ll post them when I get them both. Oh! And the December Q&A was posted for all to read on Patreon! I repeat, it’s open to all! There were some interesting questions this month and I had a blast answering them!

So before I go, I found a playlist for the holiday season I thought people might like. It’s a mix of video game winter songs. I like having it on in the background when I’m working and I thought you all might like it as well 🙂

See you later in the month!

I think I missed something

So… I sort of made a post around November 15th posting November’s artwork and such and telling you to go visit the most recent MGP Vignette if you were a patron… it turns out I only saved that post instead of publishing it… whoops.

So my recent quiet wasn’t intended, though if I’m honest, leaving town for Thanksgiving did throw a wrench into my schedule. So there are a couple of things I want to do. First, I forgot to ever post a December Q&A. I want to get that done ASAP so if you are a patron, PLEASE GO LEAVE A QUESTION HERE! I’m also in a bit of a rush so I’ll be accepting non-Patron questions too. If you have a question for me, please just leave an email titled “December Q&A” at my email address at taralynnand@gmail.com. Only things I ask for on questions is avoiding politics, religion, and spoilers.

Next up, while Grimay and Badgertastic are hard at work on our next cannon image and pin-up image respectively, I never posted the November images! So, first off, let’s get Grimay’s image!

This is the first time I’ve had an image take place in the same area as a previous image. Obviously this is Robynne and Will Siekert’s scene in the most recent chapter. I really like the work that he did on making sure Will’s shirt was grimy a and didn’t look well kept. What more could I ask for? And, as usual, it’s done with the usual level of Grimay love!

Next up we have November’s pin-up image, Vivian dressed as Deja Vu, from the MGP-verse video game, Watchpoint, made by the company Snowstorm Entertainment. In my head she’s basically Tracer from Overwatch but instead of being the hero, is the French villain with time-blinking powers. Hence the name Deja Vu. The heroic British sniper, the Recluse, is someone she loves to get the goat of. Have I given this too much thought? Definitely. But, regardless, Badgertastic did a great job and I love how it came out!

Okay, last little bit for this post. This month is going to be a big one for Taralynn. First off, there will be TWO, I repeat, TWO chapters posted this month. 41 is almost done and will be going up Thursday, the 8th at the latest. Next, this is for the patrons, this is going to be the last month I produce a Vignette for MGP for a while. Now, fret not, I still have something I will be producing instead to take it’s place but, as it stands, I’m starting to struggle to come up with Vignette topics that interest me and, if I’m honest, I feel it’s showing in the writing quality. I don’t like shortchanging people. What that new project is…. more to come >:) Related though… does anyone know a good artist that specializes in doing logos? I may have some need of them.

Back to work for me!

Questions and Answers and FanArt! Oh my!

With the spooky season having passed us by and the autumn is upon us. Unless you’re south of the equator… then it’s not. Sorry. I sort of just think of how MY weather is. I think it only natural though. Give me at least that. Regardless of anything you do or do not give me, the Q&A for November is up on my Patreon page. Had some interesting questions this month that got a bit Halloween centric at some points, but got a real interesting question about AU MGP I think some people might be interested in. I hope you enjoy it!

Even more exciting than the Q&A though (for me) is some fan art! Theo did a few more renders. First off, before the spookiness fades, here are some MGP pumpkins!

Isn’t that awesome? THey look so organic! I need to find a way to use these somehow next year. but next up, he decided to take some time to mock up what he thought Robynne’s new computer case would look like!

Obviously it wouldn’t ACTUALLY say “CandyStrike” on the side but, excluding that, I love the look. It’s very much the type of case I’d expect Cammy to try to stick Robynne with. Plus it has the usual Theo detail he has with his renders. I’m seriously impressed with the handle on the side of the case for getting to the guts of the computer. Just a small touch that makes it that much more delicious.

No monthly image or pin-up image yet. But the monthly canon image will be from Grimay so… fun as usual. The pin-up will be from Badgertastic again. I loved his Succubus Kara so much I wanted her to do another one. The poll selected the winner as Vivian dressed up as Deja Vu from the FPS game Watchpoint, the knockoff Tracer from Overwatch. Only, I decided for the purposes of the MGPverse, Tracer and Widowmaker (the Recluse in MGPverse) have flipped their hero and villain roles. So, yes, I’ve definitely overthought this.

I can’t wait for you all to see how Vivian’s Deja Vu cosplay turns out!

40 and pin-ups!

All right my friends! Today is a red letter day! Behold! Chapter 40 of Magical Girl Policy! We finally get to meet a character only heard from the shadows! ooooo who could it be?

But this is not all! The October pin-up image has arrived! The $5 and up patrons voted and the winner was Devil-costumed Kara! Behold the results!

Is she not the most adorable little succubus ever? This commission was done by Badgertastic. Feel free to check out her work! I just loved this image so much that I’ll be using her again for November. This turned out great!

As a reminder I still need more questions from my patrons submitted for the November Q&A and you $5 and up patrons can still vote for the December pin-up. The selections include:

  • Angela (from Magical Girl Policy) in a Christmas Mage outfit
  • Noriko (from Magical Girl Policy) in a Ninja Santa outfit
  • Captain Cali Fawx (from Crew Shift) in a Retro-Space Girl Santa outfit

So, I need a little bit of help with a few things. As you may have noticed I’m a little behind on my image page and my story links in the story section. Would anyone be willing to go through and catalogue what I’m missing and send me an email with that list? I sort of have struggled with time management and if I have the energy to be productive I really want to make sure I’m focusing on writing. On that topic, anyone here struggle with focus? I’m pretty sure I have undiagnosed ADD and I don’t want to get reliant on chemicals to solve my issues. What tips do you all have? How have you all concurred any focus issues you’ve had?

Thanks again for all your support guys. I can’t tell you what a blessing you all have been in my life. I would have never thought in the middle of my hiatus that MGP could ever get this far again. Your comments and well wishes have greatly inspired me and will continue to do so!

Stay clown-free this Halloween!

10/28- Addendum: So I’m hearing from people they can’t leave comments on the new MGP chapters… concerning. Doing some research, the chapters they can’t comment on are the chapters I created after updating the site. THat seems connected… sigh… time to do some research

Final Pip comic! The thrilling conclusion to the long awaited trilogy!

Here it is! Page 3!

Again, don’t focus on the cannonicity of this. This is the MGP-Pipverse. Just focus on the hilarity of there being a character in the MGPverse actually called May Mew Maid. I also am entertained by the idea of militantly aggressive cosplayers.

More art and story to come! Stay tuned!

Work. Work.

Page 2 of Pip Comic!

All right, as promised, here is page 2 of 3 of the Pip comic for this month’s image!

That’s right! The first canon image of Noriko! THat’s the hairstyle I always sort of imagined for her. I told Pip to put her in something very neutral looking that would blend in with the crowd and, I must say, I think he succeeded.

I’m a little behind on this month’s vignette but I hope for that to be out soon! Also, I have a coworker now watching Young Justice on Netflix and it’s letting me relive the experience… it’s making me very happy 🙂

Addendum: I got the October Vignette posted! Enjoy all my $2 and up patrons
Time to write!

Here for October, 3 part Pip comic!

So I’m really excited! I wanted to do something to reward you all for being so patient with me the past month or so. So I did a very special commission from Pip. Instead of doing a regular commission I did a bigger one from Pip. So we are, this month, having a 3 part comic drawn by him. I’ll post one page of it each week. So, for your viewing pleasure, here is page 1:

Now, because people WILL ask, no, this comic is not cannon. It’s, in fact, not how characters would most likely act in universe. But you don’t hire Pip for a comic commission and worry about something as trite as “cannon” 😉 Think of it as a story that happens in the universe two houses over from the MGP-Prime universe. We’ll call that the MGPipverse. Frankly, it’s more entertaining over there. If a coup was staged to put Pip in charge of my universe I wouldn’t be insulted. I mean, I’d be hurt but not insulted. I’d be hurt because any coup over me will be violent as it’s the only way I’m going down. You come at me, you better come at me with both guns blazing!

In other news, chapter is coming along and so is the October Pin-up. Next time I post, I should also be asking for questions and votes for the November Q&A and the December Pin-up respectively. Speaking of the Q&A, the October Q&A is up! So go ahead and run on over and read it. Thanks to my patrons for submitting questions and I look forward to follow-ups next month 🙂

Okay, back to work!