< Piro >
Tuesday - September 4, 2001
Quick shameless MT swag update. Hats and caps are now availible in the to the Megatokyo Store in a variety of designs. The caps are pretty nice - i've been wearing around a 'sample' megatokyo hat for a few months now, i figure that folks might like them (they are a nice microfiber cap). I've made hats for the 3V1L L33t design, the b4k4^2 design, the I.A.C. design, the Clocked design and the Baka^ni design. In addition, i've made a Megatokyo Logo design, that comes in both a microfiber hat and a swank bucket cap. Good stuff for hiding your head.
Long weekends are always nice. They give you that extra day which you can use to goof off, or actually get something done. I admit. Saturday was kind of a goof off day, I admit. Seraphim and I finished out the day by watching 'Chocolate' - a pretty engaging film, actually. Sadly, I never did get to the 'Chasing Amy' DVD that largo has been hounding me to watch. He says I'll relate to it. If that's the case, i don't want to watch it.
Speaking of DVDs, I got a little feedback on my comments about the forthcoming Kaito Saint Tail DVD from Tokyo Pop, much of it leading me over to the forums over at AnimeOnDVD.com. I haven't seen the DVD myself yet, but the word is that there ARE some notable gaffs on the first DVD - but much of those seem to have been attributed to the 'predecessor' of the guy who's in charge of finishing out the series - who is taking an active part in the discussion. I feel relieved. It's a fabulous series that deserves some attention, and I'm glad to see that if nothing else, the Tokyo Pop folks are listening to feedback. They indicate that future disks will not have the problems that the current disks have. I'm looking forward to reviewing the disk. I watched my own fansubs of it over the weekend, and I remember some of the difficulties in translating, so i'm very curious to see how they did it. :)
Like the sketch of Yuki? I dunno, i really like the Yuki character. When you consider the fact that she came out of nowhere, and forced her way into the story, she one of the more developed characters in MT so far. I thought it would be fun to draw her in something a little different. I also drew her with a yakpak bag. Look familiar? Big thanks to the nice folks at yakpak for the link. :) (psst, take a close look at Piro's bookbag in the strip...)
I dunno, there was a whole bunch of things i was supposed to touch on today... oh yea, Merekat has revamped her website, and i think y'all should go take a look. She actually DOES do tutorials (unlike someone else i know). Very much worth checking out.
She made some more desktop wallpapers, this time of the Megatokyo Memorial image - i just can't find them right now. I'll post them here sometime later tonight.
Other than that, i'm not really very far ahead on the comic. I spent too much time over the weekend designing hats for the Megatokyo Store. They should be available sometime tomorrow. They are actually kinda nice hats. There are going to be some major changes in the Megatokyo store in the next few months, i'm going to retire some designs, offer some colored shirts, etc. We'll let you know what's up.
Oh, and whats the 'without tricks or deception' bit above? That's how we translated Saint Tail's transformation phrase - supposedly a pretty standard line spoken by magicians before their act - it's an example of how some Japanese phrases can be translated a number of ways. What's always amused me was how rampant the tricks and deceptions in the series are...