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  1. Panel 1:
    Hey kids! Want to know what goes on inside of Dom's head? Neither do we, but since Fred's busy and Dom's trying to recover from Katsucon, you have no choice. So get ready, boys and girls, because MT presents: Journey to the Center of Dom's Weirdness
    Muhaha... And who said trepanning was only a pseudo-science at best?
    (Ed: Not a licensed trepanner)
    (Tired and suffering from con plague)
  2. Panel 2:
    As our first stop in Dom's noggin, we look at his view of MT's forums, and its users.
    I am set adrift / In a sea of rabid fans / My brain hurts so much. All "MT = Love Hina" threads and no FAQ make Dom go something something... ...I want my life back.
    (viewing latest "Has anyone noticed MT is a lot like Love Hina?" thread on MT Central)
    (Trying hard not to cry)
  3. Panel 3:
    Hmm. That didn't go too well. How about we go straight to his sex drive? That should be pretty interesting.
    (squat, ugly, non-phallic species of cactus)
    Nice try, Dom. But you're not fooling anyone.
  4. Panel 4:
    Okay. Okay. His hopes and dreams for the future. There has to be some good dirt here.
    Hey, welcome to the MegaTokyo panel. I'm your host, Dom, and in front there is Piro. Hey, Piro, do something angsty. Anyway, thank you all for showing up in your boxers - We'll be assaulting the video rooms with deodorant after the panel, my Mock Maximo Minions...
    (Off-screen: one million Maximos)
  5. Panel 5:
    A little disturbing, but much better. Moving on, we dip back into abstract art day as we see what keeps him going every hour of every day.
    (The only one I'll give you a hint on. It's a vacation pic taken while rafting with my best friend while in Oregon.)
  6. Panel 6:
    Finally, we end our tour with Dom's deepest, darkest fears, the ones that make him wake up screaming when he dreams of them...
    I've gotta go, Dom. Play nice with the fans, okay?
    No! Don't leave me in this hell alone!
    Hump harder, then maybe he'll give us an autograph!
    We love you Shirt Guy Dom!
    ... Were you at all surprised?


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< Piro >

that other site...

"moving melodies"

Sunday - February 17, 2002

[Piro] - 11:13:00 - [link here]

mornin everyone,

I know its been a while since i wrote a rant - gomen. I have this really long one that i need to tie together before i post it (sometimes i have to go back and thread together my logic paths and make sure i dont make a total fool out of myself) but i'll finish it up during the week.

The move is going well so far, with only a few glitches here and there (no, we haven't dropped any dressers on me, tho i did clock my head on the edge of the moving van REALLY good yesterday, i think i almost saw stars ^^;;) The washer was damaged when it arrives, so now we have to wait a few more days for them to deliver a new one -_-, but the new sofa came just fine. Finally, i own a real sofa. One that you can actually sit in without your ass hitting the floor. Life is good. ^_^

Today is a packing day - movers are coming next week, and i need to get everything into boxes and stuff. Still tons to do. I'm listening to a archived broadcast of Glitchpop radio with Cid and Eric on Groovetech radio... ah, nice downtempo stuff is always good. Cid and Eric rule.

There will be a nice new comic tomorrow, not really sure what yet, but largo and i will get something together. Thanks for your patience as i get thru the fun days of moving. Now i gotta go pack some boxes.

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< Largo >

you're already here.

"Final Rantasy"

Monday - February 11, 2002

[Largo] - 10:01:00 - [link here]

First up, I'd like to direct everyone's attention to our newest sponsors this month. Remember to click on each of our sponsor's links, or Kimiko will become sad, and cry.

Planet Anime - retailers of anime/manga products and other assorted goodness.

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Kim Justice - Man of many musical talents and creator of a collection of MegaTokyo inspired tunes.

Venis Productions - producers of the webstyled comic Angel Moxie - a very sweet read.

on with the show...

I've waited for a while to give my review of Final Fantasy X because I did not want to prematurely judge the game as it's held in such high esteem by so many people. To accomplish this feat I played thru it several times before writing my final opinion on the fantasy.

I have to hand it to Squaresoft, they've managed to take name branding to a new level in mega-marketing, Squaresoft can turn any of their titles into an entire line of neatly packaged merchandise due to it's large loyal fan following. Er, not that I know anything about that.

Before I begin my review, I want to speak about a few words about the world of game design and about Squaresoft itself.

Game developers will tell you that fan input is a mixed blessing. The people who desperately want your product and patiently wait for screenshots of it a year before it's final release, the people who count the days down to it's public release with bated breath are the very same people who will rip years of your hard work to shreds with a few short words. For instance?

"This game sucks."

My opinion of Final Fantasy X is that it is essentially the same game as Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9, meaning Squaresoft has made another impressive game, provided you like Squaresoft games.

Squaresoft's biggest criticism and in some respects greatest strength, is its lack of innovation. Long ago, Squaresoft found a successful formula for making a game for a target audience, and so they have continued to stick with that formula, over new innovations in game design. The results are obvious, Final Fantasy X is just another Final Fantasy.

What this means is that fans of "Square" games will love it, and everyone else? will hate it. That's pretty simple - no suprises here guys, afterall - it's Squaresoft.

So lets take a lot at this newest addition to the Final Fantasy series?

You play a character named Tidus, who seems like a gay water polo player... wait, wrong review?

You play a somewhat unwilling hero who is destined to save the world in his own haphazard way. Along your fantastic adventure you will meet interesting people and visit many extraordinary places. As the game progress?s you will fight increasingly more powerful enemies, some of whom may have once been your allies. Not to fear, because along the way you will be assisted by an unlikely group of powerful allies. You?ll even gain new abilities, magic powers, and weapons of legendary might.

wait? that's Final Fantasy 9? I mean.. 7.. no? Final Fantasy 8? err.. maybe it was Final Fantasy 6?

but seriously...

Final Fantasy X continues all of Squaresoft?s proud traditions, such as tedious leveling up of your characters right before you fight the last boss. Grr...

To be fair, Square produces some of the most visually stimulating scenes ever to grace the console. The problem I have is that I think the Squaresoft?s developers are tired of game design and would rather spend time doing CG work. Essentially turning the game into a movie with long intermissions where you fight things.

Maybe it is akin to writers who really want to direct? hrm, I can relate to that.


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