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  1. Panel 1:
    I cannot... believe... the power... Do they all possess it?? Is there no escape?? Are we all doomed???
  2. Panel 2:
    What is she doing??
  3. Panel 3:
    Also shown:
  4. Panel 4:
    Characters shown:
    Kimiko, Largo
  5. Panel 5:
    <So Nanasawa-san's heart is entwined in this too. Oh dear. What should I do?>
    Also shown:
  6. Panel 6:
    <Junpei think you do nothing.>
    Also shown:
  7. Panel 7:
    Yep, we're doomed. Evasive action!
    Mou~! Yamete Kudasai, Largo-san!!


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< Piro >

piro and seraphim at our booth...

"con recovery"

Tuesday - May 17, 2005

[Piro] - 15:35:00 - [link here]

[still a little behind this week, but i've been posting a bit here and there on my fredart blog - latest blog entry is today (thursday) at around 1pm. I think i need a little widget here that links the latest fredart blog update, to supplement the mt rantage. Ok, back to work on the comic... -- piro]


I suppose there is little getting around the fact that when you take 4 solid days out of my normal schedule, delays are gonna happen, and they did with a vengeance last week. :)

Acen was a good show, and i have a writeup in progress, but... i think i'm going to switch over to working on the comic. I'd like to have that done in some semblance of a reasonable time tonight.

That said, if you took and decent pics of us or of MT related stuffs at the con, please send them to me (or better, links to them :P) The sketch above is as close as i got to the Piro and Seraphim comic i tried to do for friday. It's an amusing image, if nothing else. :P

I did want to toss out a few quick links, as they are related to Acen - as i said, i wasn't able to make it to the webcomics roundtable on saturday, and still need to find out how it went, but i'd like to quickly link two other webcomics that took part in it, just for your casual parusal.

I actually have a Ghost Girl Kimiko t-shirt that i got a year or so ago (i'm not sure how! I don't remember them giving it to me :). It's a nice shirt, actually, i still wear it :P Nice stuff, check it out. And no, this isn't Nanasawa moonlighting in another webcomic... :P (EDIT: okies, nice to see the GGK back up, and moved to new hosting. Heh, sorry about that guys :)

The other link to check to day would be for Paradigm Shift. It's a beautifully drawn comic, and a good read too. Also, I have a lot of respect for a site that has a working Character guide AND Story Synopsis :P

I did not get a chance to meet either Bob or Dirk at Acen, and that bums me out a bit - i was able to get 20 min to wander into the artist alley and that was it on Sunday. Relaxing and visiting other creators is part of the fun of going to cons... or it used to be (sniff) I sneak it in sometimes. :)

Ok, back to work on my pathetic excuse for a webcomic... :)

< Dom >

Yakushite... gokujou seitokai!

"Human again"

Wednesday - May 25, 2005

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

It's been three days since I spent another 12 hours or so on the road--I had a graduation party to get to on Saturday.

I think I feel vaguely human again, though my back still complains about its work load every few hours.

But this rant isn't going to complain too much about my schedule or anything like that--I've already done that complaining to friends. No, this rant will start my recounting of what happened to me over the past few days.

So my tale of Ultimate Nerdiness starts on Wednesday, when I drive up to San Francisco to audition for Jeopardy. Well, actually, I drive up to Millbrae and take the BART line up to downtown San Francisco, since I'm not stupid.

I took a 50-question test that I'm not allowed was about, but just like the spelling bee, knowing your Greek is important. And, when it came time for the culling, they called my name--which I didn't recognize, because no one ever pronounces my last name right, except for other Vietnamese people.

So anyway, if you're curious what the Jeopardy audition process is like, here's what happens:

1) You go to a room filled with fellow Jeopardy! hopefuls.

2) Everyone takes a written test, and based on the results of this test, some 2-6 hopefuls are put into the files.

3) Now that you're in the files, the testers run a mock game to check your suitability for the show, like glibness and speed on the trigger (and in my case, ask about your cute cute nieces, since your cousin is a former Jeopardy! champion and recently had an ADORABLE daughter).

4) Based on the test, they write notes about how likely it'll be for you to get on the show (you don't see them) and you're done!

So anyway, yeah. That's step 1 of my becoming King Nerd. Step 2 was driving down to E3. Alone. Thankfully, there was no traffic except on 101, but still, it was 7 hours of ultra-boring driving.

I nearly went insane, and the only thing that kept me even vaguely alert was a never-ending stream of singing to myself in the car (not to mention a return to caffeine, which I'd been avoiding for months... caffeine kept me alive over the next four days).

I'll talk about E3 next rant--I have a few things to take care of before I head out for the day.


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