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  1. Panel 1:
    <Ah well. She IS a Playstation accessory. Makes sense that she'd want you to play with her.>
    <I guess.>
  2. Panel 2:
    <Of course, with real women, you never know if they wanna play or not.>
  3. Panel 3:
    <Friggin' nuisance, really. But that's just part of the game.>
    Also shown:
  4. Panel 4:
    <So play already.>
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  8. Panel 8:
    Who... whose number is that?
  9. Panel 9:
  10. Panel 10:
    <So, Piro-san... have you called her yet?>


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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 >

Bring on the pain!

"Pipirupirupiru pipirupiii"

Monday - March 14, 2005

[Dom] - 11:30:00 - [link here]

March 14th is White Day in Japan, yet another commercially motivated holiday, on which guys give girls chocolate, in thanks for the chocolate they got on Valentine's Day.

Which, of course, makes today the perfect day to rant about the heartwarming story of a boy, and the angel in his house who keeps beating him to death with a nailbat.

I first heard about Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan (loose translation: Beatdown Angel Dokuro-chan) from a reference in MoeTan, which of course means that it's huge fanboy bait. It started out as a series of novels, and has just been turned into an anime.

In a nutshell, the plot is about an angel who comes from the future to beat a boy named Kusakabe Sakura to death. See, he's going to grow up to invent something that stunts female growth at around age 12, making the future a pedophile's dream. To carry out her mission, she has a magical nailbat called Escaliborg, which is one of the more amusing angelic instruments I've seen in the last few years.

Of course, if she just killed him, it wouldn't be much of a series, so she sticks around to annoy him and mess with his life, instead. So she dawdles around his house, gets in the way of his schoolwork and social life, and... well... yeah.

Honestly, I'm not sure what to think of Dokuro-chan yet. The novels and anime both are really, REALLY full of fan service, but they're also freakin' hilarious--I don't quite know why, but arterial spray makes me giggle. I think it\ may be a reflection on the fact that I'm a bad, bad person.

Anyway, I just wanted to point out that Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan is out there, and it's a good way to kill a half hour, if you don't mind giving in to the stereotype that anime is about panty shots, gratuitous violence and schoolgirls.


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