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  1. Panel 1:
    So, are you depressed because your friend is hot for a girl you like?
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    No, no, it's cool.
    Are you upset because you think your friend is making more progress with this girl than you think you are with Kimiko? Well?
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    Are you mad because you can't go on and brag about how soft some of Kimiko's parts might be?
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    No, I am not.
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    <There's a cell phone ringing in the bag that I put Hayasaka-san's clothes in. Should I answer it?>
    <Yeah, sure.>
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    This isn't a race, Piro. Good relationships take time to build.
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    If you want to win a girl's heart, you need to treat her like a real person, not some object you want to put on a pedestal.
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    <Oops, I guess I missed answering it, Piro-kun.>


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< Piro >

that other site...

"tastes like zombie"

Tuesday - January 18, 2005

[Piro] - 13:23:00 - [link here]

I think that rant has been up long enough, and i think it go back into the archives where it belongs. You can go back a comic if you want to read it :)

Thank you very much for all your supportive emails, i very much appreciate how understanding most people are about all of this. It can be discussed because things ARE cool and it's more history than anything. I am, unfortunately, saddened by what i hear has been a lot of flack that Scott Kurtz over at PVP received as a result -- most recently by Dom himself right here on the MT site. While i make no apologies for Dom (Dom is also an outspoken kinda guy who says what he feels, and i support that) i do feel that his angry retort was the kind of thing i don't really want to see on the Megatokyo ite. My apologies to Dom for having to edit his rant, and my apologies to Scott for having it said here.

The trouble with any kind of internet drama is that things always get blown out of proportion. Scott had every right to say what he said -- hey, that's the way Scott is, he gets himself into trouble with the regularity that i whine about things :) Even if it was meant as a joke, it hurt (jokes often can, you know), so in the same way he had every right to say it, i had every right to respond.

I didn't want to toss back vitriolic barbs because, honestly, i have no beef with Scott. My response had more to do with wanting to try to set facts straight in a honest manner, and maybe even maybe give people some more insight into Megatokyo itself in the process. In fact, it gave Rod and I a chance to talk on the phone, and wish him and Ruby congrats on the new baby (be sure to visit his site and give them your best wishes too). What made Scott's comments funny and a joke as he may have intended has to do with how how often these things are said about me. That can make it funny to some people, but it should be pretty clear why i was hurt by it. That's why i wanted to target the facts themselves, not sink into battle mode with another webcomic. I have enough trouble getting comics done without all this.

My response was more directed at clearing the air and any concerns about me and rod than causing any ruckus between PVP and MT. Scott's a good guy, don't be so hard on him. He runs an excellent webcomic :) There is nothing to see here, move along. In fact, i don't know why Dom is bringing up some stuff about some sparks that may have been tossed between Matt and I ages ago. Jesus, that's water under the bridge. It was such a non-issue that it hardly even surfaced anywhere and was more of a misunderstanding than anything. You'd think that anyone familiar with the webcomic 'community' would know that there is no shortage of drama. The drama that i'm involved with is a negligible percentage. Sheesh.

These things are like zombies -- they are dead but exist by feeding on the living. Can we stop them from eating my brain now? Thanks.

And next time i see scott, I'm gonna make him wear some kitty ears. :P

< Dom >

Oop ack!

"Snowball fights"

Monday - January 17, 2005

[Dom] - 09:00:00 - [link here]

Looks like I missed quite the firestorm while I was gone. But given how Kurtz acts and how Fred reacts, I'm pretty confident that one of them has called the other and things are cool again.

But since I didn't get to take a shot at anyone during this whole thing, I'm going to make up for lost time by saying "But I bet they made peace a lot more tactfully than Matt Boyd did". And then I'll make the requisite comment that Kurtz is a [edit].

There. I said it. I feel better.

Tahoe was fun, but what amused me was that when my sister's carpool arrived at the cabin, it was actually warmer in Tahoe than it was when we left San Francisco.

Anyway, I've got to get to work, since I don't work for the gub'ment, so I'll sign off for now. It was a good vacation, though! Very relaxing. Saw some movies. Told people to buy Harold and Kumar go to White Castle so that they make a sequel, and just hung out with family. And that's a good vacation.

Except for the part where I lost $50 to Harrah's, but I kind of expected that.

[sorry to have stepped in and edited that out, dom, but i felt it wasn't right to do that here on the MT site. This is not my opinion, and i'm taking the liberty to edit it out. My apologies to dom, i try not to ever do this - piro]


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