< Piro >
Sunday - August 5, 2001
I swear, people probably think i make this stuff up.
If you recall, i was supposed to head to New York over the weekend to attend my cousin's wedding on friday. It was going to be a pretty tight schedule - 8:45 flight into Newark, drive to the Island (about a 2 hr drive). I would have got in around 12:30 in the morning. Fly home Sunday morning. Well, by 10:00 pm my flight was still on 'indefinite delay', so i said screw it and had Seraphim come pick me up. I didn't feel like driving thru the city at 2 am, and they were making noises like the flight was gonna be canceled, and they could fly me out the next morning. Peh. I just hope my flight to Otakon this Thursday goes smoother.
So, having a weekend to myself that i didn't have before, you'd think it would have been easy to catch up on things. Heh. I should know better. It was a remarkable series of 'oh jeeze, what now?' events.
I've been trying to print out a set of MT comics at 300 dpi - it takes a while. It takes even long when your cat eats thru yet another printer cable. Fourth one this year.
Yesterday, Seraphim and I spent several hours in the dark as the power cycled on and off most of the evening. Coupled with this, Comcast was suffering from some kind of major outage for the entire region yesterday. It's been working off and on.
And then... agh, no, that's enough. ^^;; You get the idea.
It all adds up to be rather frustrating when you are preparing for a con, and trying to get some comics done. ^_^ Didn't do too bad, considering - all the drawings for today's comic are done, all i need to do i scan, clean up, and put it together. It will go up later this evening. I think the status meter works pretty well. At least now you know what's going on if the comic doesn't show up on time. Maybe it provides too much info... at any rate, for this week, it will be very handy indeed.
Well, this is the week - the week Largo and I head of to Otakon. We really don't know what to think about it, really - it's odd going to a anime con as a guest rather than just another intrepid con-goer. As such we really don't what to do - so we'll probably be making it up as we go along. I'm sure we'll both end up in trouble before the weekend is out (better come this year, i bet otakon wont invite us back next year ^^;;)
Dom, Largo, Wing Zero, and I will be there to answer any and all of your questions (at least the ones that Dom lets people ask), plus we'll be showing off two full color works that Merekat and I have been working on for the past few weeks - just as a little something extra for everyone coming. If you can come, i hope to see you there. This time, i'll make sure i have a chance to talk to everyone who wants to talk to me. :)
I will post the time and location for the Megatokyo Discussion panel as soon as the schedule is finalized. Stay tuned...
Hot Soup from Lethal Doses, who is also coming to Otakon to hang with Largo and I, finally launched his new web comic / online graphic story 'winter' last night - check it out. He's delving into more of a story telling mode, with the help of his two writers Mike (Daedalus) and Matt (Arturis). They even have quite a head start, and have 7 comics done. ^_^
Agh. As i was writing this, my cable modem died again. (sigh) I guess i'll just pop this onto a floppy disk and upload it from work. Now if only i can find a floppy disk...