SirTapTap Art Reference & Fan Art Submission Info

So you want to draw a SirTapTap, or maybe I’m commissioning you and just sent you this page. I tend to like to see how people draw TapTap on their own, but here’s a good set of info for consistency’s sake on how I tend to like my spikeballs.

  • Anatomy
    • Pretty much just a spike ball/mace head with two eyes, two shoes/feet, wide smug grin, and a big red nose
    • They’re basically smug Kirby with spikes
  • Colors
    • Darker blue-grey for the ball/body, brightly shiny silver/white for the spikes
    • Bright white teeth
    • Big red nose, shoes
      • For mood purposes, pink can do
    • Solid black eyes with white glints almost like pupils
  • Spikes
    • Wide and slightly dull, shouldn’t be TOO scary
    • Not too many, I like to see about 5 to give the impression of them being all-around
    • My favorite orientation is a “crown” of 3 spikes on the top and two on the extreme left/right, sort of like “arms
      • See the Woofycakes TapTap for an example
    • Unevenly set, giving a sense of personality, not uniformly spaced
  • Expression /Mood
    • The grin is very important, something between chill contentedness and glib smugness, erring towards the chill side
      • Teeth are shown as plus signs marking the intersections of teeth only. It’s one of my favorite aspects of the TapTap
    • Generally looking to the side to showcase the grin. Sort of like Sonic it’s a bit odd to see it face-on
  • Do what you want
    • This is how the TapTap usually looks, but any embellishments/deviations to fit your style or piece are always welcome

Official Examples

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These could be considered the most authoritative examples as they’re images I’ve commissioned myself, though generally I haven’t asked for too many edits to be “on-brand” either. I wanted art, not a factory-pressed widget.

Sir TapTap's banner logo, a TapTap animated spikeball resting in a peaceful meadow
Commissioned from @Klobstrosity. Though this is my most “official” art due to how often I use it, the palette isn’t quite standard; note the pinker nose/shoe tone used to blend in with the palette of the piece. But it’s my favorite piece overall due to the mood it gives.
A recent favorite, Commissioned from @Woofycakes of Blue Revolver! The palette is very Woofycakes. Love the shape of this grin.
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My first commissioned piece! Made by Andrew Stewart. A few more spikes than usual, but I like the sense of action it gives. Though generally the TapTap is more laid back.

The Origin

Yep, it’s a Tap-Tap from Yoshi’s Island (I pull the hyphen for simplicity’s sake). Here’s the official art from Nintendo for TapTaps:

Note the eyes being perfectly straight and not being afraid to pop up over the silhouette of the body in a very cartoony fashion.

Tap-Taps were nearly invincible (and in a few cases, literally invincible) enemies in Yoshi’s Island. They’re usually found just roaming around or hopping up and down, completely ignoring Yoshi. It’s often best to maneuver around them or gently push them aside rather than try to beat them.

Fan Art Submissions

It’s preferred that you email me at [email protected], if you must reach out over social, my Discord Server is acceptable but notifications can be messy on the rest so I really encourage a direct email.

When sending art please include the image/work in the least compressed method possible (PNG is great), your name/how to credit you, any social/art site links to include, and any notes you’d like me to include in the fan art post! You can see how these posts look in the Fan Art Section.

🔞Commission: Pink Bunnysuit Nath by @9HF__!

It’s Valentines, so have a very pink Nath for today! This one is from @9HF__ on Twitter. Posting it quite late since I had to figure out an Age Gate plugin to use.

If you have a 100% Orange Juice addiction too, make sure to join our Discord Server to coordinate games with us!

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How To Block ALL NFT Hexagon Avatar Accounts on Twitter

Cryptobros. Hexagons. NFT Chuds. Buttcoiners. Call them what you will, everyone hates them. What if there were a way to hide them all from Twitter in an instant? Well, you can mute NFT bros instantly with Better TweetDeck’s mute feature!

Author’s Note: Twitter’s API changes have killed some of these methods, and as long as Elongated Muskrat owns the platform, my only recommendation is to stop using Twitter immediately in any capacity.

Thanks to Better TweetDeck which has already added an option to auto-mute NFT Avatars (those people with Hexagon avatars that spam your notifs if you dare mention NFTs). Note that unfortunately since this is a Browser Extension (and for Tweetdeck) it more or less only works on Desktop. If you find a simple solution to auto-mute cryptobros on Twitter, please let me know in the comments!

After installing the Browser Extension (their site has links for Opera, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari), all you need to do is get to the Better Tweetdeck settings and turn on the feature. Find this button at the bottom of your BTD modified tweetdeck.com:

Better Tweetdeck Settings button

Configuration

And find the Misc section of the General tab, the first tab that opens in settings and check this lovely little button and you’ll mute all NFT avatars (and their users) from the whole UI! Better TweetDeck also has a number of cool features that can improve your Twitter experience, but I won’t go into that here.

This option will Hide NFT Integration on Twitter (Better Tweetdeck)

Now note that this will only hide NFT Avatar users, not users faking a hexagon crop (lol because yes of course you can do that), or Crypto users not using the NFT integration. Also note this is just a BTD mute, the users are not blocked and can still read your tweets; they just won’t show up in your UI. But out of site, out of mind.

Author’s note: I don’t make Better TweetDeck, this is just a little HowTo! Direct any cryptobro rage to [email protected], and any BTD support questions to Better TweetDeck’s support.

Got any other Anti-NFT tools? Share ’em in the comments!

If you want more broad Anti-NFT action, check out No F*cking Thanks on Github by Sam Hocevar.

Pokemon Cafe ReMix Guide – Quickstart & Strategy

Pokemon Cafe ReMix is out now for Nintendo Switch and Android/iOS mobile platforms! This is a remade version of the puzzle game that launched last year, and it’s much improved. This guide is a Work In Progress as Pokemon Cafe ReMix just came out, but feel free to ask questions and add tips in the Comments! I will expand on the guide as I play and have time.

See my other Pokemon Guides if you need more games to play! We also have a Discord Server, come say hi in the Mobile Games channel.

Pokemon Cafe ReMix Gameplay Tips

Which Pokemon?

Generally you’ll almost always want to use the suggested Pokemon on the Order menu. It will suggest 2 Pokemon will Gimmicks/skills that are helpful, and usually the left one is best to use.

You can still press Set Leader to pick a different Pokemon, make sure their Specialty matches. Generally, you only need to do this if a difficult Gimmick is involved but isn’t covered by the suggestions.

Early on, Eevee will be your workhorse (fox), easily handling most beginner levels. It’s Gimmicks are extremely common and it will save you many turns, so level up Eevee early (this helps you get Mew early anyway).

Training

You get a measly 10 XP for clearing a normal order, and Experience Tarts that give direct XP are rare rewards. This means that for the most part to level up your Pokemon, you’ll need to use the Training from the Pokemon menu.

Fortunately, training gets you to level 10 very fast and your top priority should be getting all your pokemon to level 5 (then 10) as soon as possible. This will only take a few training sessions. After order 100 and 200, you’ll be able to spend 2 and then 3 stamina at once to speed up training.

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SirTapTap’s Spooktober 2021 Stream Schedule

Are you prepared for CHILLS, THRILLS, and DILLS? Spooktober 2021 is here and SirTapTap has 8 bone-chillingly spooky streams ready for you! Check out the playlist below (the video watch page shows the time in YOUR timezone), or tune in on every Friday (4PM Central) and Saturday (6PM) in October!

We’ve got:

Spookware & Haunted PS1 Demo Disk (10/8)

Spookware is a Wario Ware game but SPOOKY, and the Haunted PS1 Demo Disk is a fantastic compilation of indie games with a PS1 horror vibe—my favorite! I probably won’t be able to catch ALL the PS1 demo disk games, so be on the lookout for surplus streams on sundays or weekdays!

Simpsons Treehouse of Horror YTP Collab Remastered (10/9)

Thanks to TheStreamLord, even our YouTube Poop watch party stream will be Spooktober-appropriate this year. This is a freshly remastered YTP collab of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes. Get ready to laugh AND scream!

Yume 2kki (10/15)

Yume Nikki fan games are a Halloween tradition on SirTapTap’s channel; just enough surrealness to be unnerving and odd, but not enough horror that the squeamish can’t enjoy! Join us for this dive back in probably the biggest Yume Nikki collaboration there is.

Jackbox Party Pack 8 (10/16)

Featuring the SCARIEST…okay we just do Jackbox nights in the Discord every first and third Saturday of every month. Feel free to join in and make it SPOOKY though.

Re:Kinder (10/22)

Can’t go wrong with a RPG Maker Horror game translated by VGPerson! They have consistently good taste. Thanks to Priere for the suggestion!

Fantasy Maiden’s Odd Hideout(10/23)

A great looking Japanese RPG Maker Horror game in a fantasy vibe this time! Thanks to CP49 for the suggestion!

Desert Nightmare (10/29)

Thanks to Priere for the suggestion again, this is a German RPG Maker Horror game, translated to English! Always good to have some diversity.

SPOOKTOBER MYSTERY STREAMS (10/30 & 10/31)

These bois are so scary I can’t even tell you what they are! And yes, we’re streaming on Halloween Day even though it’s a Sunday! Continuations of games I can’t finish in one stream may continue on Sundays as well.

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Let’s Play Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness – Sir TapTap YouTube Full Playthrough

SirTapTap Plays Shadows of Darkness is a full playthrough of Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness on YouTube. This was a childhood favorite of mine despite a gamebreaking bug that prevented me from beating it as a kid!

We fix that and you get to see me finish a childhood favorite LIVE! This game had a huge impact on my sense of humor and appreciation for world building and flavor text. I can’t recommend it enough.

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Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium Halloween 2021 Event Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the latest event Event information and hidden fish. All events are effectively identical and seemingly will be going forward, so all information is basically the same as the last event. Information will be made generalized to help with all events.

The current event is Halloween for October 2021.

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2021-10-03: Halloween 2021 Event released.

2021-09-03: Abyss Restaurant event released.

2021-08-03: BonoBono Waterpark event released in AbyssRium

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Commission: Bunny Pajamas Nath by @mi3li!

It’s Nath time again, I got another adorable commission from @mi3li. It turned out great, I wanted to see her in something cute and comfy! If you have a 100% Orange Juice addiction too, make sure to join our Discord Server to coordinate games with us!

Here’s a few variants of the pic too.

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Commission: Nath & Bunny by @Riloyoy (Nath Day 2021)

It’s Nath Day today! 7-10 is read similar to “Nath” in Japanese apparently, hence it’s the day for fan art of her…but that’s actually not why I got this commissioned, I just wanted two of my favorite underrated characters in a cute outfit swap. I bought these from @Riloyoy on twitter!

The theme was Bunny from Bunny Must Die and Nath from 100% Orange Juice swapping outfits. BMD was my first Doujin (Japanese Indie) Game and Nath is my favorite character from one (along with Bunny) so it seemed natural.

Dynamite Body is an item in BMD that doubles your defense, and also…

Nath cosplaying as Bunny from Bunny Must Die, by Riloyoy

I also got a TapTap avatar from them I’ll post separately. And here’s another Bunny Nath they did that was apparently inspired by my commission!

I have some other Nath commissions as well, check them out in the 100% Orange Juice Tag. Yes, I like bunnies and bunny suits, and bunnies in bunny suits, and even Bunny (ironically NOT in a bunny suit in this case).

For more fanart & commissions in the Fan Art Gallery and don’t be shy to send your fan art submissions to my email ([email protected]) or share them in our Discord! I try to post all fan art I receive here as long as the artist is okay with it.

Tap Tap Fish AbyssRium 5th Anniversary Event Guide

This is a guide for Tap Tap Fish – AbyssRium, with only the June 5th Anniversary Event information and hidden fish. All events are effectively identical and seemingly will be going forward, so all information is basically the same as the last event. Information will be made generalized to help with all events.

Please consider supporting my Patreon (and get perks!) if my guides help you. See the main guide for a more comprehensive set of information and for links to other events.

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2021-06-06: 5th anniversary event released in AbyssRium

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