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< Piro >

Megatokyo Visual Novel Game Kickstarter!

"Kickstarting a Visual Novel"

Wednesday - June 19, 2013

[Piro] - 21:00:59 - [link here]

Ok, this was supposed to be a rant introducing the Megatokyo Visual Novel Project i've been working on for the past month or so. It's been a lot of work pulling together the Kickstarter, but I finally was able to launch it yesterday at 6:36pm EST. I did a quick tweet and facebook post about it and figured that the next thing i'd have to do is get a good solid rant posted, some banners, perhaps even a DPD that officially announced the project and send people over to look at the Kickstarter to see if it interested them.

Well, um... I'm a little amazing how quickly things moved along on that Kickstarter. Three and a half hour later, the project was fully funded. By the time i went to bed, the first stretch goal (Kimiko as a playable character) was funded. When i got up this morning, Erika and Miho had been unlocked. By this afternoon, Ping and Yuki were unlocked. In just less than 24 hours, literally, we funding went past $50,000, now on it's way to funding the 2nd part of the game.

Um. Yeah. So about that rant i needed to write so that people could find out about this... um, im guessing you probably already know. Megatokyo fans never cease to amaze me. One tweet and one Facebook post, and not even a word here yet, and look word spread. A lot of companies would kill for that sort of response. You can't buy it, you can't hire someone to make that happen. I kept using the word 'boggled' yesterday. It's probably the best word around for describing how i feel about this. So, thank you. I am REALLY excited about working on this game.

That said, if this is all news to you, rather than try to explain it here, head on over to the Megatokyo Visual Novel Project Kickstarter and read up on what it's all about.

I have a LOT of questions to answer, details to talk about, more stretch goals to put up (yes, for more playable characters and other things) so i will be posting more as the week goes on... This all went so fast i haven't had time to keep up with it. I mean, it's only the 2nd day! ^^;;

< RayKremer >

Heart surgery success!

"Hearts, metaphorical and not"

Tuesday - May 14, 2013

[RayKremer] - 22:16:07 - [link here]

When I remembered the "my heart skipped a beat" line in comic [187] and pointed it out to Fred, his reaction was quite amusing. Idioms involving the heart are a common thing, many of them left over from primitive times when anatomy was poorly understood, people thought the heart was the seat of the mind and soul, and the brain was an unimportant squishy thing. In times like this though, the unintentional double meanings can be disconcerting. This morning as Fred went in for his surgery, it finally occurred to me to run an actual comic transcript search on the word "heart", and I must say, I'm a little spooked now too. Check these out:

[375]:
She has this unfathomable sadness that just breaks your heart.

[751]:
she *very* cute, make heart stop.

Fred might find himself agreeing just a little with [788]:
You think I don't know what you'd do to steal his heart? Oh, I know. I know what you'd do. But are you sure you want it that badly, Sonoda-san? It's a slimy, slippery thing.

And then there's L33td00d, where things get really creepy.
[9]:
3Y3 |\|33d j00 t0 g47z d4 d0c70r. 3Y3 g07z s0m3 b4d p4|n 1|\| m4 ch3s7, | n33d m4 p|11z!

[777]:
D4... d4 p41|\|...! [I think I feel pain in my chest.]
B4d... p41n... n33d... p1|_|_z... [Yes, it is pain. I probably should take my medication.]
uh33hh... -THUD- [No, I think I will fall down instead.]

[1211] takes that creepy and doubles down on it:
The heart may be strong but the will can abandon it. Have you not felt this yourself?
(Fred must have a hell of a strong heart to have lived with constant bigeminy without problems all those years, right up until a few months ago.)

[1148] gives us hope:
broken heart fix! 1000 yen.

[566] suggested something to think about during the ablation procedure:
His heart is up in the air. No one knows where it will come down.

I am happy to report that word has come down through Sarah that the procedure went well. If the swelling in Fred's heart finally starts to go down tomorrow, they'll know they hit the right spots. So finally, [301]:
Something had changed in his heart... just a little... and that was enough for now.

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