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by paarfi
Mon May 20, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Anybody else up for getting the FTC involved in this?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Anybody else up for getting the FTC involved in this?

The failure of the VN project is not silly. It is infinitely depressing and weighs heavily on Fred and everyone else who was involved, including backers. We all dearly wish it had turned out otherwise. But to accuse Fred of not paying taxes (or any other crime) because you're unhappy about how the p...
by paarfi
Mon May 20, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Comments concerning VN
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Comments concerning VN

Oh for pete's sake. Of course Fred payed his taxes. And of course some of the kickstarter money went to pay his living expenses. Fred has put more work in to the VN than anybody, and to do so he nearly stopped work for years on the comic and everything else that enabled him to pay to bills and feed ...
by paarfi
Mon May 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Anybody else up for getting the FTC involved in this?
Replies: 11
Views: 314

Re: Anybody else up for getting the FTC involved in this?

Fred has stated previously that a lot of the kickstarter money went to fees and taxes. I understand people are upset at how the VN project has gone, but this is silly.
by paarfi
Sun May 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 20231

Re: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]

Fred had started on 1556, but then realized he needed it to go differently. So he scrapped what he had and started over. He sounds happy with it now. Got the first panel drawn today and hopes to get more drawing done on monday.
by paarfi
Sat May 18, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Comments concerning VN
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Comments concerning VN

I said nothing about Fred not caring. He cares very much. I'm simply pointing out that this forum is for fans to talk to fans about MT and other things. It is not a good way to attempt to communicate directly with Fred. Regarding the VN, both the Kickstarter comments and the direct Kickstarter Conta...
by paarfi
Sat May 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: Comments concerning VN
Replies: 12
Views: 226

Re: Comments concerning VN

Folks, Fred does get notified of comments on the Kickstarter page, but he does not typically monitor this forum, other than with a quick check or two of the current story discussion thread to see if people got what he was trying to get across in the latest comic. When he responds to Kickstarter comm...
by paarfi
Wed May 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1555] Go see her
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: [1555] Go see her

Mamma Peach wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:31 am
So, do we know what Mr. Kobayashi's name actually is or not?
It's Kyouske/Kyosuke [1297]. Fred spelled it wrong on the comic, but we fixed in the transcript. Something to fix for book 7, assuming someone wants to publish it.
by paarfi
Mon May 13, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro

Apparently it started as a typo for "folk", as in "folk music". But being science fiction folks, they naturally liked the typo better, so it stuck.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filk_music
by paarfi
Sun May 12, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1555] Go see her
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: [1555] Go see her

Well this is interesting. Ririka is lots of fun as usual, and she obviously totally understands the Yuki x Yutaka situation and difficulties. She just as obviously approves of the two of them together, which is nice. Erika offering support for Yuki is nice too. Erika is good people. Then of course t...
by paarfi
Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1555] Go see her
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

Re: [1555] Go see her

Even if not, it could still give Erika a serious guilt trip: she could think that her abrupt abandonment of her career is what put Moeko in that state, and she could be right. Moeko was in the coma before Erika played the role (MT1500). Also check out MT 1540 and 1541. Adding clickable links and ex...
by paarfi
Sat May 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1555] Go see her
Replies: 36
Views: 1225

[1555] Go see her

Fred has posted the comic to his Patreon. He'll post it to the main site and elsewhere probably tomorrow.
by paarfi
Sat May 11, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Fan Works
Topic: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: [filk] Somewhere Only Piro

[mod note] I split this off into it's own thread.

Nice to see some filks again, and I like them both. Pretty impressed with cidjen doing a filk in english, with it not being his native language and all.
by paarfi
Sat May 11, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 20231

Re: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]

Fred's working on the dialogue for comic 1555. Sooooooon.
by paarfi
Fri May 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 2248

Re: [1554] the parts needed

I would say that Ping is verbalising how Junko feels about herself: that she is somehow deficient and not deserving of love. And this elicits Junko's empathic response. I don't think Ping is doing that deliberately. She's talking about her own problems. But I think you are right that there is a nic...
by paarfi
Fri May 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 2248

Re: [1554] the parts needed

BetaCygnus wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:42 am
I was wondering about Ashe’s name, though.
I think it's cause she's a silver kitsune. See Fred's color drawing of her here: deviantArt.
by paarfi
Thu May 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 2248

Re: [1554] the parts needed

I think there must be some kind of actual weirdness filter in Tokyo that prevents people from noticing how weird things are. There clearly is in MegaTokyo. Junko need to see Ping crushing cars with a telephone pole to have her settings changed. I'm not sure a few odd remarks from Ping would necessa...
by paarfi
Thu May 02, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 2248

Re: [1554] the parts needed

Poor Ping-chan. These existential crises are hard enough for normal people. I can see how they would be worse for someone who was explicitly designed to love and lose.

Ping is more than her designer made her though, and she is able to be loved. Hopefully Junko and friends can help her see that.
by paarfi
Wed May 01, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1554] the parts needed
Replies: 65
Views: 2248

[1554] the parts needed

Fred has posted the comic to his Patreon . He'll post it to the main site and elsewhere probably tomorrow.
by paarfi
Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: Catch me up on the last 14 years please
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

mod note: moved to story discussion
by paarfi
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 20231

Re: One WIP Twitch thread to rule them all [SPOILERS]

As of the afternoon on 28 April, Fred has started hatching comic 1554. Looking good so far.
by paarfi
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 2696

Re: [1553] Oops

Regarding the other, I have no idea where that is going regarding Ashe and Megumi's conversation. Ashe is trying to find out if Megumi knows that Ping is a robot. From her response, Megumi does not. To my knowledge, very few know that Ping is a robot. Hardly anyone ever notices the earblades. This ...
by paarfi
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Central
Topic: Book order
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: Book order

Sorry for the delay. Fred is way behind on shipping megagear store orders due to his ongoing life disasters. He is slowly chipping away at it, but I expect it will still be some time yet before he's all caught up. Until Fred gets caught up, I'd only recommend buying original arts and prints from the...
by paarfi
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 2696

Re: [1553] Oops

Rapierman wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Regarding the other, I have no idea where that is going regarding Ashe and Megumi's conversation.
Ashe is trying to find out if Megumi knows that Ping is a robot. From her response, Megumi does not.
by paarfi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 2696

Re: [1553] Oops

I honestly can't imagine Fred letting Ping and whoever actually intrude on Kimi and Piro. Oh sure. Ping goes racing off to find Piro-san, and we get a Scooby-Doo style chase sequence with them running in and out of doors. Maybe Fred could get the website to play Yakkity Sax, but even without that i...
by paarfi
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1553] Oops
Replies: 48
Views: 2696

Re: [1553] Oops

"Sorry Ping-chan, but Piro-san is kinda busy right now."
eomdal wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Thing is, I'm having trouble imagining what effect that Piro and/or Kimiko could have on the drama in the break room.
The effect will be that Fred will have to figure out how to fit 7 people into every frame rather than a mere 5. :D