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< Piro >

a good cause you say?

"forth, willing minons!"

Wednesday - July 14, 2010

[Piro] - 00:25:51 - [link here]

You may have noticed that Sarah and I have been promoting our latest effort to help out the folks on the Pine Ridge Reservation. In fact, if you follow our Facebook page, you may have noticed quite a bit of promotion. No, we’re not trying to practice the sublime art of web-based mind-bending coercion on you. It’s just the nature of what this promotion is about: helping an organization win the competition for the Pepsi Refresh Project $250K Grant to build sustainable housing on the rez.

A few years ago we ran several successful fundraisers for the Pine Ridge Reservation and were rather amazed by how generous and supportive MT readers were. This time around, we aren’t asking you to donate money to the cause, just a little bit of your attention... every day (until we say stop). What we want to do is exercise the overwhelming might of our Swarming Minions™ to secure the donation someone else’s (Pepsi’s) money to the cause. Of course, we are benevolent overlords and would never ask a minion to support a cause they don’t believe in, but if you feel that this is something you would like to support, we gleefully invite you to join the swarm and vote every day for the cause via this handy portal:

Why every day? I guess it’s one way for them to gauge the commitment voters have to their cause. Causes who’s supporters don’t vote everyday will probably lose to causes who’s supporters do. So that’s why we’ve been bugging you about it.

Thank you in advance for your support and your votes. We’ve already helped them move up in the ranks from #142 to #76, which shows just how much of a difference MT fans can make. This is a cause that both Seraphim and I feel strongly about, so thank you very much for your support and consideration of this cause.

< RayKremer >

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"Ten Years"

Monday - August 16, 2010

[RayKremer] - 16:22:45 - [link here]

I promised myself I would do this since I knew Fred wouldn't. And then I forgot to leave myself a proper reminder so I'm a couple days late. Oh well.

Ten years ago, MegaTokyo began.

The redrawn version of the first of two strips that had been posted in May went live on August 14, 2000. As close as I've been able to piece together (the original news post is gone), Penny Arcade linked to MT two days later, ten years ago today.

Some of us have been reading nearly that entire time, some of us are more recent fans. Some fans have drfited away, some of those have returned later on. In those ten years, webcomics and manga-style works by English-speaking artists and authors have become widespread. I can't say how many of them were or weren't inspired at least in some part by this little project that Fred, Rodney, and Dom put together, but the staying power of the comic itself and the two comicing methods it helped pioneer is something to be proud of.

Thanks for reading, everybody. We're happy to have you here, and look forward to entertaining you for years to come, through the finale of MegaTokyo and into Fred's future projects.

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