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< Piro >

Pirko-nyo!

"piroquake dumpbox"

Thursday - February 8, 2001

[Piro] - 03:34:00 - [link here]

Believe it or not, I'm not feeling particularly verbose today. So, rather than struggle with trying to put together some inane blurbage, I figure i'll pull some stuff out of the dumpbox.

I might add some commentary to these images tomorrow - but for now, I'm just going to post the images. Believe it or not, there's a lot of stuff I scribble that never gets scanned. Usually, it's because the images fall below my threshold for 'acceptable and won't make me look like an idiot'. These images are candidate for what I call the 'dumpbox'.

Here is a selection of drawings that I produced trying to figure out how to go from the RuriQuake idea to the PiroQuake idea that showed up in the b4k4quake comic. enjoy. these suck, there's tons wrong with each one, but there's some raw stuff there that's pretty nice.

< 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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