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< Piro >

sheeta drifts downward

"oh wow..."

Wednesday - October 25, 2000

[Piro] - 11:55:00 - [link here]

Small update... i had a major hard disk failure last night (notice how all these things happen to me at once?) and I *almost* lost all my MT stuff. My 4 year old quantum drive started clacking, then stopped and kept trying to spin. I assumed that this was a bad thing. Thankfully, i have my Jwin98 computer so I could save everything.

oh, and I did a new drawing of Erika over at fredart. It's a pretty nice sketch.

Well, hi folks, I'm back. ^_^ Good to be back, too. I haven't had the flu take me out that bad in many years. The sad after effect of being sick like that is that now I have to bust my ass to catch back up with everything. Lotta thanks to Largo and Dom for takin care of Friday and Monday's strips. And Dom... I'm buying you a mouse. :)

The response so far to the T-shirts and other stuff has been really good - thank you to everyone that ordered something. A special thanks to Jonathan Steinert who managed to order and receive a 'speak l33t' shirt before they were even available. Somehow, the T-shirt item had been left 'on' over at our CafePress store last month. And, somehow, Jon found it and ordered himself a shirt. The only bad thing is that it's a older version of the shirt design, and I think the graphic is on the front of the shirt. Congrats dude, you got a one-of-a-kind version. :)

As for other shirt designs... it IS kinda weird that our first product doesn't even have any of the MT main characters in it. :) Yes, there will be other designs - I have a few schemes in mind. I personally want to see the girls on a shirt - and I suppose L P need to be on one too. If people are interested in other types of MT merchandise, let me know.

I want Erika and Kimiko garage kits... that's what I wanna see... ^_^

['Garage kits' are short-run plastic/resin model kits of favorite anime characters (usually female) that are lovingly assembled, painted and detailed. Perhaps next week I'll gather some information on the world of figure modeling.]

And as for today's strip... i note in the forums that someone DID note that this is NOT piro being a perv, it's really a delicate issue for poor Kimiko... i mean, jeeze, look at her friend. :) I had a lot of fun drawin the girls for today. I wanna try to get the quality of future strips up even more. Nowadays I can draw anywhere. i did most of this strip while sitting in a waiting room at the Dentist's office.

One of the best parts of being sick, if there is a good part, was that I re-read all of the Nausicaa manga and basically sunk myself into Ghilbi-induced coma. I watched all the movies, including my favorite "Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa" - (sigh) i *love* this film. It has such a ... feeling to it, not sure how to describe it. To me, Sheeta is one of my favorite characters, and the opening scenes where she falls off the airship still gives me goosebumps. Truly a fine fine film. I hope Disney does a good job with the dub - from what I've heard of it, i am not too worried.

BTW, i noticed that in the Nausicaa manga, brackets are used to indicate a foreign language, much like we use it here. I didn't realize that this is a real convention. :)

Ugh... email... don't know if I will ever get this mailbox cleaned out now...

< Largo >

you're already here.

"daily rant-itage"

Tuesday - October 24, 2000

[Largo] - 21:40:00 - [link here]

Shirt Guy Tom, the fill-in for Pete when he's sick with stick figure art/shirt guy of Sluggy Freelance would be pleased to know that his form of 'art' is catching on, already many online comics have begun experimenting with neo-stick figure impressionism, creating new and exciting dynamics with... crappy... straight... lines... aw screw it, I can't keep a straight face and write this any longer.

To the Rant-Cave!

As you all know, shirts can be purchased here, if you don't purchase a shirt, not only will poor Kimiko be made to cry, but ten Egyptian plagues will befall your household!

I have been informed that some people are unable to read the strip this week as you are presently camped outside your gaming store in order to obtain a PS2. To you, I say... err get me one. I'm not sure what to do to obtain one at this point. Though I have a feeling it will involve a me going to a black unmarked van by the docks around midnight with a suitcase full of cash.

I put off preordering for so long that when I finally decided to do it, my local GameStop told me that the soonest they would be able to fulfill my order would be spring 2001. To think, as much as I love games, as much money as I spend on this distraction, and I didn't get it together in time to get my hands on a sweet tempting PS2.

Since I won't be getting one till 2001, I think the race is on, will the next shipment of PS2's come out before or after the X-Box gets released? Now that is a concept.

As I've ranted in the past, I love the X-Box, I don't care if it is still vaporware. With the real battle going to be between the PS2 and the X-Box for console l33tness, I - and every other website that has anything to do with games, wonders which will win out.

In light of the coming console holy wars, I make to you - this one promise; Unlike some places I'm not going to pretend to know that answer, nor will I let my admiration of the X-Box force me to go door-to-door and kill the first born male child in every household that has a PS2... well, at least not for a couple months anyways.

Meanwhile, I'll be waiting at a local store when it opens to try to get a PS2... I wonder how long the line will be...


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