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< Piro >

that other site...

"east or west..."

Monday - August 22, 2005

[Piro] - 09:21:00 - [link here]

Hey all, It seems that somehow we survived Otakon 2005. I'm sitting here getting ready to head back home, and i'm actually looking forward to the nine hour drive :) Hey, i like to drive, it's relaxing :P

Otakon 2005 went really well, i think. It looks like people had a really good time. Our booth really worked out well, and Seraphim did a bang up job on pulling everything together. As for me, even tho I felt like the Naze Nani panel was more like Piro's Howling Disaster than the more slick show i had hoped for... people seemed to enjoy it enough, and in the end thats what matters. If you were at Otakon 2005, and I either had a chance to see you and sign/draw stuff for you, or if you came to the panel, or if you were kind enough to purchase stuff from us - thank you, it was a lot of fun seeing everyone, and having a chance to connect with fans makes me feel like maybe i'm doing ok with Megatokyo after all. ^^;;

One of the best things about the con that i've heard is that the Artist's Alley was a huge success this year, and everyone had a really good show. I was very disappointed that i was never able to make it over to it (it's on the opposite side of the convention from where i was, and i just never could make it over - in retrospect, i should have tried to go over friday night :( Anyways, i'm glad everyone seemed to have a good show.

It's always fun to do conventions, but I am looking forward to getting home. Next comic will go up wedneday and we can start to really dive into chapter 7 :)

< Dom >

Oop ack!

"A return to the '80s"

Monday - August 29, 2005

[Dom] - 12:40:00 - [link here]

So my family rented a house up by the Russian River for the weekend, so we could throw our cousins a big birthday bash.

The house was one of those "I've only seen this in pictures of the front yard and back yard" deals, and it ended up being pretty creepy in person. At the end of the driveway was a plaster deer statue, which I wouldn't have remembered if it weren't for the fact that it had two heads, and one was screaming.

But this isn't a story about the house--even though the first floor was a horror story waiting to happen, with the crumbling brick fireplace, the single stake nailed to the ceiling of the bedroom, and the locks on the outside of the rooms.

No, this is about how I went to the bookshelf, which had a decent mix of literary classics to children's books.

And I saw George Orwell's 1984 there, and thought "hey, I can finally sit down and read this! It's kind of funny, given I know so much about the book, but I never sat down and read the thing, since it was never required for any classes."

Then I said "ooh, Encyclopedia Brown Takes the Case!" and dropped 1984 like it was hot.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I read the story of a 10-year-old detective instead of one of the classics of dystopian science fiction. And it's not like I've never read any Encyclopedia Brown before--I mean, I learned how to read on the stuff. So every book featuring Leroy Brown is etched into my memory after reading it about ten times.

If you want to bash me over the head with your copy of 1984 until I finally read it, get in line--apparently, I'm going to be ambushed some time over the next couple weeks by friends. With bats.


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