< Piro >
Monday - March 26, 2001
The past two months here at Megatokyo were not as organized as they should have been. In fact, you could almost call the whole experience 'chaotic'. For some reason, more people seem to be reading it (or Largo's is having fun showing me all these fake stats. I swear, there's probably 10 people in the country who actually read MT. I still don't really believe that we have readers) - but for some reason, people dont seem to be too unhappy with the last two months.
Except for me and largo, of course.
I think that MT needs to be tightened up a bit. We know where things are going, we've done a lot of experimenting, and it's time to push the envelope a bit. In order to do this right, largo and I have to get better at planning ahead. This is something that we've had a lot of trouble doing since we started. Its sorta hard to get ahead while you are always in the middle of production - and even harder to step back and look at the thing as a whole.
I spent most of the weekend trying to regroup the project - sitting down to go over all the material, storylines, threads, sketches, character info, location stuffs, and other bits of information to try to bring it into a more coherent whole. This isnt really a small task. There is a LOT of junk that I've gathered related to Megatokyo - my MT directory is 4 gigs, to be precise.
I'm a little annoyed with myself because i feel like i didn't get a lot done. Truth is, i really did - it's just that there is so much to do...
Another thing that occurs to me as i write this - and i'm keeping it short because it's 1 am and i want to go to bed - is that I think that one of the things people like about MT is the fact that they are really watching a work in progress. This is raw stuff, not just the finely honed and polished results of some studio, where all the people who work on it are faceless and nameless. I think that people like this. While it's true that the rather lame personalities that Largo and I have in real life probably take a little away from the comic itself, people feel a bit closer to it because you can hear us whine and complain, drone on about nothing, or simply disappear for a week because we are swamped at work. From the emails i've received, it seems that a lot of people identify with us. Hey, we don't pretend to be anything we aren't.
I suppose if I ever really did get organized with Megatokyo, it would loose a lot of its charm. Well, since the chances of me getting organized are about as much as largo spending a Saturday evening sober - i guess it's nothing to really worry about.
From here on out, we should be able to have more regular postings of rants, and a lot more movement in the story. Sorry about last month - i did my best, and i'm clear of the deadlines. Lotsa interesting stuff on the way, so thanks for reading.