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< Seraphim >

what are you looking at?

"dead piro days"

Monday - February 5, 2001

[Seraphim] - 00:00:00 - [link here]

Hi everyone, Seraphim here. Piro is taking a break this evening. Hime, our oh-so-cute kitten, is sprawled across his lap effectively preventing all purposeful work. She looks so comfortable that I have taken a break from my GRE studies to help him out so Hime can sleep undisturbed. Piro grumbled something about working on MT translations and fixing up the forums over at fredart earlier today. I think Hime's "sleep, papa, sleeeeep" spell is making him babble.

A big thanks to Christian over at Little Gamers for doing a guest strip for today. I love the first LG strips where Piro and Largo make a guest appearance, here and here. "It's not crap! It's Bust A Move!" Good stuff. How did he know that I can kick Piro's ass in Bust A Move?? I'm terribly competitive when I get into a game. My victories have been known to put Piro in a funk for weeks. ^_^

Piro just signed a lease on a new apartment and will be moving shortly. There will be a few days where he will be without internet access so he has enlisted the help of several popular online artists to provide strips to cover the gap. Since he can't survive long without his connectivity (I guess I am not interesting enough for him) - the break will be brief. Look for them in the coming weeks!

Don't forget it's the last two days to order the Seraphim Bear in time for Valentine's Day delivery. Ladies, it is the 21st century so don't be shy about showing the guy you like how you feel! As a matter of fact, in Japan on Valentine's Day the girls give boys chocolates. There is another holiday, White Day, where the boys reciprocate. My personal philosophy is that it is better to receive than to give but if you wait around for men - it could take forever! Piro has also added a misses babydoll tee to the Megabear store. He has ordered me one of each and I can't wait. I have been begging him for months to find a more femme shirt for the girl fans out there. He has also added the babydoll tee to all the styles. I'll be getting a "Ph33r the Cute Ones" next. I'll give a critique as soon as I get mine.

I have to thank Dom for helping Piro obtain a Kudama for me for Christmas. He watches over my extensive plant collection - and I swear they are thriving since he arrived. He also watches over the fiber optic tree. I switched out the color wheel and now have a Valentine's Day tree. For those of us who are extremely lazy - we will come up with any excuse to not put the tree away. I even designed two origami heart models to decorate the tree (you can find diagrams on how to make them at my website under 'diagrams'). I think i learned this kind of laziness from Piro. Don't work smarter, work harder.

Piro and I recently saw 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. We went to the 12:45 am showing to avoid the crowds. We were the first people in the theater, and were only joined by six others. It was like a private showing. What a great flick. I love Chow Yun Fat. He kicked a lot of ass, considering he was wearing a dress. I think piro should shave the top of his head bald and grow a 5 foot pony tail. Woo baby! But really, it's the women who were the real ass kickers in this movie. Men are such frauds. This film shows it like it really is. Since it is still in theaters I don't want to ruin it for anyone - but you must see it. It has it all - comedy, action, romance, tragedy. It took my breath away.

MoMo, our other baby, is staring at me. He needs some loving - gotta go. Piro will be back later this week.

[ADDENDUM: Our Cafepress order has arrived. Piro and I are very pleased with the quality of the bear. He is 10" tall and is as cuddly as can be. In a shirt bedecked with Piro's art - he is the best dressed bear around! I really like the babydoll tee too. It isn't the skin tight version you find in the junior's section that wouldn't fit a malnourished Hollywood starlet. It is generously proportioned and definitely femme. It has a slightly scooped neckline and falls right to the anterior superior illiac spine (the bony prominence on the hip). I am 5'8'' and I hate wearing guys tees that cover my ass. - seraphim]

< Largo >

you're already here.

"guest day"

Tuesday - February 6, 2001

[Largo] - 20:01:00 - [link here]

First up, law enforcement has struck a blow in the fight for justice by busting a Starcraft clan. Yep, I'll sleep better at night knowing that a bunch of college students won't be using such threatening language online like, "My zealot rush will kill j00!" anytime soon.

I want to thank Christian Fundin of Little Gamers for offering to us a sweet guest strip for Monday, it rocks.

Speaking of guest strips, two more will be on the way as Piro continues his dreaded moving experience. The other talented artists involved are Greg Dean of Real Life Comics and the infamous Michael Poe of Exploitation Now. It turns out Poe and I are from the same hometown and attended the same university, though I try not to hold that against him.

Kim Justice has been busy creating for MegaTokyo inspired tunes found here, and here. The one called "Largo Frags" is my favorite, not that I'm biased or anything. For a list of all Kim's work, click here.

I got a lot of email related to my crack about Canadians using rocket launchers in hockey. Perhaps I shouldn't make so much fun of the Canadians? In fact, to let you in on a little secret, I harbor a deep respect for the maple leaf. Strangely it began about the same time Bioware released Baldur's Gate. Lets face it, Canada has it all, snow, mountains, and Bioware. It's too bad their beer sucks.

One reader found that some of MegaTokyo's art was being used to promote a campus event of some kind at their local university. They even scanned in the flyer which was an altered version of our poor confused stewardess.

To be honest we don't mind when people do this to our stuff, within reason of course, although we do want to be asked before someone edits or uses our work. [omited - it turns out copyright does not need to be actively enforced, I was mistaken, it is trademarks that must be enforced, not copyright.]

This was deemed a 'cool link' - click it.. or something.

I know I'm not the only one waiting for Penny-Arcade's return. It's no secret that I wouldn't be doing this now if not for their awesome work. They inspired me to throw my hat into the arena, along with many other online comics.

Unfortunately, the net has taken a turn for the worse when it comes to making money. What I don't understand is the hatred expressed by fans when they see people trying to make some cash from their website. You can't expect to get professional work for free, for it's not a matter of principle as it is one of practicality. If you are giving all your time to a website, then you can't be holding down a full time job at the same time. This scenario can result in not being able to pay rent bills, power bills, and beer bills. So when I see people attack sites for looking at ways to make money, it really rubs me the wrong way. After all, we can't all be college students running our websites out of our dorms forever. So, I hope the Arcade finds a good home, and just as importantly, a profitable one.

Speaking of webcomics, Fringe of Insanity is back. The creator took some vacation time away from the comic but now he's back to do the 'art' thing for us once again. So check it out, the Fringe is sweet.

Anyone else find it completely unfair that Piro can get his better half to write his rant? Normally I'd be complaining but since she writes less then Piro does, I'm going to make an exception - or something.


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