< Piro >
Tuesday - April 1, 2008
I have some rather exciting news to report this morning. As all of you should know by now, the intent of Megatokyo is to further my PGD project (Plan for Global Domination) by using the power of cute, moe, sad girls and lots of snow to take over the world. By contrasting these powerful (but subtle) forces of mind pwnage against the asinine badassery and insanity of a typical gamers brainspace, Megatokyo has proven itself to be a potent vehicle for luring people in so I can burn out their souls with lots of snow.
Of course, a lot of the Cute and Moe moe stuff I use are pale second-hand home-baked reflections of the real thing, shadows of the really powerful stuff you find in the alleys and small dingy apartments in the darkest corners of Tokyo. I needed claws on the ground in Japan itself - a way to not only leech from the source, but expand my PGD there too.
The first step was to sign a HEOAGD (Helping Each Other Attain Global Domination) pact with Kodansha, who will soon be seeding Japan itself with localized print versions of Megatokyo. The next step was to find a local organization I could take control over and use as a digital conduit to facilitate this two-way leeching. Obviously, the best choice was DannyChoo.com. Since Danny is already used to working with evil empires, he was a perfect targe... I mean, choice for us. Dom was able to seal the deal fairly quickly, and now we can officially announce that Danny Choo and his figure collection has been assimilated.
Here’s the official press release, all sweetened up to sound like It’s not me being UTNG (Up To No Good):
I Am thrilled that our acquisition of dannychoo.com has closed.
With dannychoo.com, MegaTokyo now has the ability to use dannychoo.com's Mirai Gaia platform to launch localized versions of MegaTokyo with ease enabling us to make MegaTokyo a truly global household brand name.
As you may already know, MegaTokyo with the help of Japanese publisher Kodansha will be releasing Japanese language titles of MegaTokyo. dannychoo.com's Mirai Gaia web application will enable us to instantly create not only Japanese but French, Spanish and other localized online communities with a push of a button and at extremely low cost due to the automation and artificial intelligence systems available in the platform.
This acquisition also means that we will be able to bring you even more MegaTokyo - 3 times a day! The automation tools of the Mirai Gaia platform mean less time preparing content and more time available to do the illustrations.
We will also be working with Azami Yuko sensei to pro actively introduce Mirai-chan into MegaTokyo as one of Piro's secret admirers.
All the MegaTokyo websites will be merged into a global site entitled "Gaia Tokyo" and the user database for Mega Tokyo and dannychoo.com will be merged together to form an account that we are calling "Orion."
Danny will continue to serve as website manager of dannychoo.com for the forseeable future and will be reporting directly to me.
The best part of this acquisition is the use of Choo’s Gaia Web application to help give the feel that you will be getting MT comics ‘3 times a day’. That’s how we’ll know if you have been assimilated - you’ll actually believe that you are getting three new comics every day, not just one every three weeks (BTW, if you believe you are getting 2 or 3 comics per week, that’s a sign that the process has started working on you [insert evil giggle here]).
And, of course, Piro is looking forward to adding Mirai to his harem. Kimiko needed a cute rival.
All that’s left now is for Danny to wake up and discover that he now belongs to me,. Dom will be telling him in person when he arrives to pack up that figure collection. :)