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Old 15 Nov 2005, 06:34   #1 (permalink)
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This all started from a post several months ago about a GW representative answering questions about the Tau. If I could enact a change for Tau in the next codex, I said that I would like to change Tau blood to cyan or something similarly blue. It's currently red in the Codex fluff, but apparently cyan in the Firewarrior novel. Anyways, what started as a joke, soon became my mission. I made a little campaign button and wanted to put some stuff together to send to GW Studios to see if some Tau fans could change the canon. Unfortunately, I got really busy. I had this comic/advertisement drawn months ago back when the thread was fresh, but I only got around to scanning/colouring it this weekend. Might be too late to change history, but I think it's still fun.

Shas'El Tael's Cyan Blood Theory Thread -> http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=10576.0

Edit by RJay: Great comic.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 08:02   #2 (permalink)
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wow, thats awsome! geat work.
yeah, i do remember reading somewhere in the codex that it was 'ruddy red' but you have much more basis for your theory. i like your 'cyan blood' topic, very well though out.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 09:14   #3 (permalink)
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Good comic. Have you considered making more comics about Tau? You seem to have talents for it. I for one would love to see more.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 09:22   #4 (permalink)
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Personally I like the Aun doing the peace sign, he is your best frame.

Top stuff UN17, I like the Happy Tau Sushi product placement ;D

Thanks for the nod on my Cyan Blood theory, wow, I did that awhile ago...

~ Tael
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 12:24   #5 (permalink)
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lol, i was wondering if anyone else was gona notice this but i guess not. so i'll point it out.

did you happen to realise that humans have red blood?
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 12:32   #6 (permalink)
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lol, i was wondering if anyone else was gona notice this but i guess not. so i'll point it out.

did you happen to realise that humans have red blood?
Does it really matter? Gue'la are fighting too, they would need blood transfusions aswell.

Nice comic, its always nice to see inventive things like this *wink, wink nudge, nudge*.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 12:40   #7 (permalink)
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This is now my PC background. Lovin' your work!
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 12:48   #8 (permalink)
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Y'know, Tael, since you're doing your "special mission" you should (or should have if that's the case) fork over that cyan blood theory to the guys in charge. You make a solid case for it.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 14:24   #9 (permalink)
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Nice!* I really like the Ethereal Water caste.
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Old 15 Nov 2005, 15:54   #10 (permalink)
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Ethereal? I'm pretty sure the castes shown are fire, earth, water, water, air, and gue'vesa, respectively. Though the one in space might be fire.

Myself, I love the backgrounds. Beautiful and clean, contrasting the figure in the front. Really gives the character of the Empire. Excellent eye.

Genius to have a human doing the selfish thing. It's probably exactly what a Por advertisement would look like. If the Tau do have ultimately selfish motivations and the "is it ever really altruism?" problem, this would be a fantastic way for the Por to acknowledge that aspect of the culture without glorifying it, while simultaneously inspiring the Tau and reinforcing the "we are the leaders" idea. Additionally, if a human saw it, it would work for them too - playing on the racial tensions that they must obviously feel, and showing them as unique and characterful, giving them something to identify with and feel proud of.

I don't know how much of that you consciously thought out, but it's still a piece of genius. ;D
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