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September 17th, 2019, 12:17 pm

SysterSyn

Important Updates!

Okay, I'm not gonna beat about the bush here: it's a hiatus announcement- and believe me I really wish it wasn't.
I've made the decision to pause Deadly Syns for a while, so unfortunately tomorrow's page will be the last for a while. I don't know when I'll be back at it but I'm saying January at the latest unless stuff goes wrong. I actually considered doing it last week, but that would've been kinda mean to just stop without telling ya (plus the next page is a biggie and I've been excited for it for a long time so I'm gonna treat myself first).
I'll also be going to Peru in a few weeks time, and getting laptops through customs there is apparently horrible so I'm not taking any chances. My original plan was to wait til then- but that would've left you on a bad last page, and by starting early I should be able to come back quicker so yeah. This is happening and it's happening soon.

So why? I've been really productive with this comic- it's my life and soul and I've poured so much time and energy into it. Clearly I still adore this project. The logical guess would be that I've burnt myself out and that I'm too tired to work on it, taking a break from the stress of having to throw out a new page every week.

Actually, it's the opposite.

The thing is, I'm too productive.
For a start, I'm so invested in drawing the comic that I'm going to catch up to my writing, not that that's caused me any major issues in the past. But more importantly, I have other projects that need my attention. I want to focus my productivity elsewhere for a while, and use it as an opportunity to catch up with things (followed by my buffer because it shrunk kinda a lot last month).
I'd love to continue drawing Deadly Syns alongside this stuff, but it's just going to prove a distraction and I don't really have the time in my life to do that. I know how it'd end. It's not pretty. Trying to juggle everything at once would be foolish of me, and I'm just going to end up failing miserably at everything and crying in a hole because I'm a failure and my buffer is dead. It's just not worth it.

So alas, the last Dingo Wednesday approaches. I'm really gonna miss it and I'm super not happy about it, but I think it's for the best. Still, while Deadly Syns will be gone, I certainly will not be. I hope to have a lot more other content for you as a result of this, so look forward to that!

Apologies for ruining your Wednesdays, and thank you for understanding (unless you didn't in which case go die or something I guess)
Love ya!

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June 27th, 2018, 3:48 pm

SysterSyn

Hiatus announcement

Okay, so I guess I have some explaining to do.
First of all, really sorry about that last page that’s, well... not here. As some of you will know, I’ve been to Cornwall again, and considering last time I was in Cornwall I finished two pages, I kind of expected to get a decent amount done this time. Unfortunately, we found the old wii, and any time that would normally be spent drawing up the comic, was instead dedicated to furious mario-karting. In the end, I only got the sketch done and have procrastinated violently since my return- but it’s almost finished now, so you should get it before the end of the week.
Actually, no. You will get it before the end of the week. Because if you don’t, then you won’t be getting it for four months.

Yeah, about that.

So on July 1st, I’m off to travel around Thailand, Cambodia, and then Vietnam, for ten weeks. Then I’m heading to Singapore for a few days, where my mum and Grandma will come to meet me, then flying out to Australia for a further six weeks. So yes, I guess this is a hiatus announcement. But that’s not the problem.
The problem is, until Singapore, I’m doing this alone- or at least, not with anyone I know. I’ve never been to Southeast Asia before, I’ve never travelled like this before, I’m ginger and will thus burn to a crisp if I don’t religiously avoid the sun, and I DON’T KNOW WHAT IM DOING.
Don’t get me wrong- I want to go. It’s going to be amazing, and I’m going to love it, and it’s going to change my life. But people keep asking if I’m excited, and then act like I have some kind of problem when I say no. I’m not excited. I have the enthusiasm of an office worker on a Monday morning with an angry boss and a 10ft pile of paperwork. I’m scared. I’m really. fucking. scared. And I know that’s natural, but the very thought of it stresses me out to the verge of insanity- that’s why it’s taken almost three months to write an update.
You see, I have a very specific way of dealing with stress that works rather nicely in this kind of situation, and it goes like this: Bury your head in the sand, pretend the problem isn’t there, and deal with it later when it slaps you in the face. Probably not the ideal method, but it’s served me well so far. (But I swear the next person to ask me how long it is until I go is getting cutlery in their eyeballs.)

So other than the huge hiatus, how’s this affecting the comic?
Well at first I thought it was the motivation I’d lost, but actually drawing it hasn’t been too much trouble for me. What I’ve lost is interest. At this point in time, the only reason I’ve not walked away from it completely is because I don’t want to add another comic to the list of failed projects. I really hope I can get back in the zone by the time I get back. Reading a few Nuzlockes should inspire me enough to get back into it so I’m not too worried, but that’s months away so we’ll cross that hurdle when it comes.

In other news, I’ve designed a ton of new characters (including a possible new sona?) and it’s GREAT.
Basically the tv’s been rather unhappy as of late (probably because the garden forest is blocking the signal). I don’t watch tv that often, but it was getting pretty annoying, so I’ve resorted to my Red Dwarf boxset, and accidentally remembered what trash I am for space stuff. It’s inspired some new characters out of me if nothing else so what the hell.


Anyway, you can expect to see page 20 in the next few days. It’s the last page of the chapter which is pretty handy too. Sorry if this update is really bad or whatever, I’m having a really weird week and I can’t be bothered to proofread.

If I create a travel blog I’ll let you know ovo

Goodbye for now ;>

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May 3rd, 2018, 12:07 pm

SysterSyn

Cameo call!

Deadly Syns cameos are now OPEN!

All you need to do is link me your ref sheets!
But first, a few rules:

Clear, full-colored image references only please! My mind-reading powers don't work through computer screens unfortunately.

You can send humans and pokemon.
Non-trainer humans are allowed, as long as they don't have wings, horns etc. and look natural in the setting of the comic.
But no real people thanks.

No legendaries or fakemon please. I have never seen Arceus in a coffee shop.

No gijinkas either. Sorry about that, but as much as I want to draw your kids, they don't exist in this universe. I'll try to do something for you lot at some point tho ;>

Also please keep your nsfw/fetish characters to yourself.

DON'T BE OFFENDED IF YOUR CHARACTER DOESN'T SHOW UP STRAIGHT AWAY!
I want to convey your characters properly so I'll try to put them where they seem most natural.
I'll also be sure to link back to your page when they show up :>

And as always, you're welcome to cameo my kids in your projects too!


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February 7th, 2018, 12:23 pm

SysterSyn

Update!

I'm going to Iceland!
It's only for a few days, but it means that the next page will be late.

I'll get back into the swing of things ASAP ;>

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January 30th, 2018, 11:25 am

SysterSyn

Next page

The next page is finished, and will be out on Thursday! The rival and starter will both make their debuts, so keep an eye out ;>

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January 24th, 2018, 11:58 am

SysterSyn

Poll!

I started a poll on the nuzforums!
Go place your bets --> Link

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January 22nd, 2018, 12:29 pm

SysterSyn

Random Fact!

Syn's bag was designed pretty much last second- off a bag I got for Christmas a few weeks prior.
I'll probably forget to draw it most of the time anyway, so try not to pay too much attention to it haha

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January 17th, 2018, 8:11 am

SysterSyn

Update!

Page 01 is up!

Page 03 was completed today, and page 02 should be out on Monday ;)

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