< Piro >
Wednesday - November 10, 2004
I've told Seraphim that if I ever produce another chapter with 97 episodes that she is to beat me senseless with the chapter 5 printout. :) I'm not going to talk about Chapter 5 today, I just want to breath a bit. :P There were a lot of problems with chapter 5, but I think it came together ok towards the end. Now I need to apply what I've learned from looking back at chapter 4 and 5 to see if I can do a better job with chapter 6 and future chapters. I'm actually going to touch on some of this in a rant later this week or early next week, but for now I am digging in and getting busy with finalizing development of the next chapter.
I was originally going to do a 6 episode Omake for the end of this chapter, but I've decided to move forward with chapter 6 instead. There are a few reasons for this, the biggest of which is that there is some momentum going now that I am loath to bring to a halt. The second reason is that I need to focus on the 8 page Endgames manga short I'm doing as an extra for Volume 3. I have two weeks to finish it, and it's going to take every bit of that. :)
The schedule for the next few weeks, then, is this -- I will be doing a nice little DPD for Friday, a series of Omake next week (Seraphim check, Piro the Homicidal Web Comic Artist Reads Poetry and then Kills Lots of People with the Jagged Shards of his Smashed iPod, etc) and then we'll launch right into Chapter 6 on November 22nd. I'm a little overloaded right now with Book 3 stuff, chapter 6 development, MegaGear store stuff... oh well, it keeps me out of trouble. :P
Speaking of the store, the Piro Pencil Sets are back in stock. When I first linked them a few weeks ago, they sold out pretty much immediately. It took two months to get the first order in, so I was worried that it would take a while, but the distributor came through and got us a bunch more pencils far quicker this time. If you missed out the first time around, we have the back in stock again. :)
The Kimiko poster is at the printers and I should have a proof of it to review tomorrow. That should be fun, it's always fun to see these things in a larger format. I'm figuring that we should have them available sometime next week, at which time I can be depressed about how boring people think it is. :P
This is hardly surprising, given how late I tend to be with things, but I'm just now getting started with the 2nd part of my Japan trip blog. I've been digging through my trip pictures, and I've started to write about my tour of Megatokyo Tokyo. It makes sense that I am revisiting this now, as I work on Chapter 6 - my January Japan trip will influence the next chapter far more than chapter 5. I'll post that rant, with pictures, as soon as I finish it.
I have a copy of Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha sitting here, taunting me. No, I don't like stuff like this. Nope. No idea why Cortana thinks I do. It'll be easy not to watch it. Yep. Not gonna watch it.