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< Piro >

teh 3v1l... nyow.

"Buttons, Cons and Ads"

Friday - March 3, 2006

[Piro] - 13:14:00 - [link here]

March is going to be a pretty intense month for me, probably the most intense i've had in a while. To hit my goals, i have to increase my page output, and the only way i can do that is if my scripts are better planned and organized in advance. This is an alien concept to me :P it will be a good challenge, and we'll see if i'm up to it. Of course, the first thing i did was drop the ball yesterday and have to go back and re-hash the tail end of the chapter a bit, but nevermind that :P

A few things to mention today. First off, we made a small addition to the Megagear store yesterday, the 3v1l Button set. Ok, so these characters aren't EVIL really... well, actually, i don't know, maybe they are, just a little. Belphegor, Asmodeus, Dom and Ed buttons you can stick on your bag or jackets or exposed body parts.

We received our Copic shipment last week and now have several things back in stock, including the 24 piece manga wallet A. There was also a surprise in the order... Seraphim got me my very own 72 marker set A. :) Back in December i was originally going to take one of the 36 marker sets, but ended up sacrificing it to someone who wanted one after they had sold out. ^^;; Thank you Sarah! I haven't sat down to play with it yet, but i'm looking forward to wasting some paper and staining the surface of my drawing table. :P More on that as i start to experiment with them.

In other news, i wanted to update everyone on my planned convention schedule for this year. Coming up fast, at the end of this month will be our first convention this year:

- Sakuracon 2006 - NorthWest Anime Convention -
March 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2006 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, Washington.

Both Seraphim and I will be there and we'll be bringing out the MegaGear store, including a small army of Boo Plushies and hopefully a new shirt design (if we get them in time. coughs and looks at today's DPD image :) I'll update everyone with panel times and other information as soon as i get the information. I missed Sakuracon last year, and both Sarah and i are very much looking forward to returning this year.

I'm also set to attend three other conventions, and will have more information on these as we get closer to them:

- Anime Central 2006 - The Midwest Anime and Manga Convention -

May 5-7, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare & the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago

- San Diego Comic Con -
July 20-23, San Diego, California.

- Otakon 2006 -
August 4-6, 2006, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

There are a few other shows i might attend as well, but i haven't solidified those plans yet. As usual, we'll do our best to take care of anyone who stops by to get a signature or a drawing, or attends our usually somewhat amusing panels, so if you are going to any of these shows, please feel free to stop by and say hi.

Finally, i can announce that newsbox advertising for is now back up and running. If you have emailed me regarding advertising on the megatokyo site in the past 4 or 5 months, i apologize for the downtime, but i'll either be getting with you soon, or you can email me again and we'll see what we can do to get you scheduled. The newsbox ads are pretty cheap and are a good way to get exposure for your site, be it webcomic or pictures of your pets. Click here for more information.

I'd like to give a special thanks to Count Alpicoa for his work in coding and debugging the new newsbox system. It has made running ads possible again :) Thanks Alpi!

< Dom >

I'm pretty sure this is what I look like on TV

"Nerves and Neuroses"

Friday - February 24, 2006

[Dom] - 10:45:00 - [link here]

It's funny. I've had two full months to prepare my post-Jeopardy! rant, and what do I have to show for it? Three days of hiding from the world.

You see, I can't stand to see myself on video or hear myself recorded (which, lemme tell you, makes transcribing interviews interesting, I have to keep notes of what questions I asked and fast-forward through my own voice). Which, if you've ever seen me in public, doesn't make sense. I mean, I run around with no regard for things like "dignity" and "tact", I sing stupid songs at the top of my lungs and shout profanities just to shout, yet I'm ashamed of myself afterward?

But the thing is, that's not it at all. I could care less that I'm running around with no pants on, or brain farting out the name of an Italian sauce for a French sauces category. But what I sound like to myself and what I sound like when on camera is just so _different_ that I have to leave the room. It's like watching an alien on video, but the alien is me.

So, yes, I've spent a lot of time hiding from myself this past week, and I'll probably keep doing it. Which means that my rant on the actual Jeopardy! experience will come when the aversion fades, which I figure will be around Wednesday.


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