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  1. Panel 1:
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    Erika, Junpei
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  3. Panel 3:
    <Oh dear. The poor thing really isn't doing any better, is she?>
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    <Tut tut! I left that name behind long ago... Junpei-san? Is it?>
    <Junpei wallet!>
    <My my, such a high level ninja!>
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    <It's so sad. She did a wonderful job playing a magical girl, but in real life she's not very good at it, is she? Poor Largo-san.>
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    <You'd think that Erika herself had taken on this contract on him.>
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    Boo, Largo
  9. Panel 9:
    Yeah, whatever. I need a beer.


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< Piro >



Thursday - March 3, 2005

[Piro] - 16:10:00 - [link here]

-- UPDATED (see below) --

Ok, that was fun. Seems like Makoto-rin was in a mood and didn't want to play yesterday. Or today. It took a lot of nikuman and a lot of sappytrashy comics, but Ukyo, Cortana and I were able to coax Makoto-rin out of her funk and she's now happily serving up megatokyo and fredart pages again. Sheesh.

This has taken over a day and a half to get fixed, so i'm getting an awfuly late start on friday's comic. More than likely i'll have to post in the morning sometime, but at least i have a working site to post to. I was getting worried for a while. Part of it is capacity and utilization, part of it is code snafus, and part of it is my fault (im amazed by my ability to break things just by looking at them). There are two things that have come out of this tho - Makoto needs help (so does Nayuki, it seems) and i really need to finish up my stuff for the new Megatokyo site so we can replace the aging back end.

I'll get cracking on fridays comic, now that Makoto is finished with her snit, and then we're going to see what we have to do to prevent further snits from popping up in the future. Thanks for your patience, and i appologize for the downtime.


Few quick things to add this morning - just finishing up the last drawing now, i should have the finished comic up between noon and 1. Makoto seems to be happy this morning, which is a good thing.

Also i have good news for all the readers who are Verizon customers and have not been able to reach the Megatokyo site for months and months. Thanks to the determination of a Verizon customer and Megatokyo reader who would not let the issue go, the block has been removed! She says it took four trouble tickets, but eventually they found that for some reason, and they don't know why, a block was put on the port 53 back on August 24, 2004. They did a general unblock and it seems to have worked - Verizon customers can now reach the Megatokyo site.

Am i irritated that they have been blocking Megatokyo since August and can give no reason why? Yeah, i am. I'd take even a lame reason, but supposedly no one knows why this happened. It makes you wonder about the internet, it really does.

Thank you lilly, your fellow Verison users thank you :) A special thanks to the crew and thier mirror of the english comic. It has very much come in handy for this as well as wednesday's Makoto snit. :)

On a totally unrelated note, just a little thing on ICv2 this morning about Megatokyo volume 3. You'd think with the support you folks give me, i'd manage to not be late with the comic so much :P

(scurries off to finish the comic...)

< Dom >

Oop ack!


Wednesday - March 9, 2005

[Dom] - 12:30:00 - [link here]

So I'm sitting here working on a few assignments for Anime Insider and Newtype USA, and I can't help but think about the Maison Ikkoku box sets I won in a contest over the weekend.

They're sitting in a pile by the computer, and when I get home, they'll join the rest of my pile. And that pile is getting ever-larger and more shaming to me, since I have movies that I've wanted to watch for years in there, from the Humphrey Bogart collection (can you believe that a noir buff like me hasn't seen the Maltese Falcon yet?) to The Emperor and the Assassin and Dokkoider volume 3.

And now, with four more boxes getting thrown in the pile, I'll be even more shamed by my inability towatch things that I want to watch, simply out of a combination of laziness and business.

Remember what I said before about making your hobbies into your job? This is the risk... after putting in your work, you'll want to do anything other than what you do for a living--and in my case, that means mostly sitting around and listening to music after I'm done.

Damn, baseball season needs to hurry up and start already.


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