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by eomdal
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16285

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Wonder if Kimiko is going to suggest that they log on to Endgames, then she will find out about Pirogoeth's 'little polygon bump'...? That reminds me: Fred has said that William Gibson, and in particular his novel Idoru, are one of his sources of inspiration. There is a scene in Idoru where two you...
by eomdal
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1504] It wasn't for me
Replies: 98
Views: 16285

Re: [1504] It wasn't for me

Poor Megumi. Her troubles never cease. (I assume those two bottom speech bubbles were grandma over a loudspeaker.) I thought Fred was translating the unspoken communication between Megumi and the woman. (I think Fred named her in chat, but I don't remember) Megumi's finger gesture in panel 8 kind o...
by eomdal
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1501] Broken Glass and Back Seats
Replies: 51
Views: 10593

Re: [1501] Broken Windows

Megumi does not look happy. I suppose this is not the shared Megumi/Mugi kitsune grandma that she's calling here, but her other grandma. Interesting. I think she's decided to be a little mean here. Her grandmother's is presumably a safe place to bring them, but it'll also probably put the kibosh on...
by eomdal
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1500] Trapped on the inside
Replies: 29
Views: 7714

Re: [1500] Trapped on the inside

All the 500 mark comics have had something important about them, and this one is no different. There's certainly a direct link between 500 and 1500. 500 was our first inkling that there was a more complex story involving Erika's past and Otakudom in general, and that Erika's past wasn't done with h...
by eomdal
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1498] That Response
Replies: 25
Views: 5979

Re: [1498] That Response

Wesker888 wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:18 am
Oh wow. When she mentioned that she gave up her powers a couple comics ago, I was gonna assume she gave it up for her family. But this sounds a lot sadder.
Or to phrase it another way: Something
Very Sad.
Miho isn't strictly an MG, but did she do something similar?
by eomdal
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 15386

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

Of course, Meimi could have made them go off all the time and Ririka doesn't know it, or is not admitting it.
Meimi's husband leaves his turned off.
by eomdal
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 15386

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

Wait, wasn't Erika present at both times that we have seen MG detectors going off?

Just sayin'.
by eomdal
Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1497] More skilled than sparkly
Replies: 63
Views: 15386

Re: [1497] More skilled than sparkly

Largo does have his moments when he can think strategically, and he knows Yuki. If he can also get her to notice his shush gesture - and she is looking in the right direction - she can get out of this with here anonymity intact. If she or Ririka blow it then she faces a life of fulfilling orders pos...
by eomdal
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1496] Outed
Replies: 65
Views: 19428

Re: [1496] Outed

Apparently magic girls are hazardous to their love interests in general. Masamichi and Yutaka have more to bond over than just baseball.
by eomdal
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1495] setting off alarms
Replies: 40
Views: 13542

Re: [1495] setting off alarms

Stability is telling everyone to dust off. Gonna nuke the site from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.
by eomdal
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1492] Wellness Check
Replies: 31
Views: 8066

Re: [1492] Wellness Check

Paniky Yuki is adorable.

Like the pose in the first panel and the layout. Fred was stressing on this, but I think it came out great.

Is poor Yakuta goona get panic-hugged again? Poor kid's never gonna heal at this rate.
by eomdal
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1491] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 2]
Replies: 40
Views: 11804

Re: [1491] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 2]

So, what I gather here is that Mugi tried to hide her true nature when she was a kid and became self-destructive because of it. If so, then Grams is right. Yaku needs to know what she is, warts and all. Of course, this has risks. Yaku could be scared into an even deeper fear of being Kitsune. She's ...
by eomdal
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1490] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 1]
Replies: 39
Views: 10921

Re: [1490] Visiting the Family Shrine [part 1]

Whee! According to the Twitter feed, Fred is drawing more Sawatari family stuff on index cards. Camping seems to be a good environment for creativity. I seem to recall Fred having given the family members names at one point. I could have sworn seeing their names penciled onto a copy of Sawatari Fami...
by eomdal
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1488] - Less Poisonous?
Replies: 59
Views: 17359

Re: [1488] - Less Poisonous?

OK, so when Fred said that the comic is going in a dark direction, what he meant by "dark" was "bonkers". Love the character designs in this. Also love how it took Memi a week an a half to do something about the fact that that her husband and son were vulnerable to the creature that she decided to b...
by eomdal
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1487] - I Need To Reboot
Replies: 37
Views: 13043

Re: [1487] - I Need To Reboot

I thought Ping had no memory of previous configurations. Is this the first indication we've seen that she is aware of this now? This comic is a much-needed spot of fun, right when I could use a laugh. Thank you, Fred, especially for all the work that went into her superfrizz hair. Of course, now th...
by eomdal
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1486] - Not Working
Replies: 41
Views: 13854

Re: [1486] - Not Working

Zandra wrote:
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Uh oh..could Ping be come the new replacement for miho and she is starting to reflect the archetype?
Miho is Irish, so Ping's new hair color is red. :D
by eomdal
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1486] - Not Working
Replies: 41
Views: 13854

Re: [1486] - Not Working

Sareth mentioned external factors. Another factor comes to mind: Miho. What if Miho's situation is affecting more than just her? I think that Fred chose to have the scene break here for a reason. Megatokyo is basically one huge anime/gaming/fantasy trope fest. Miho broke her trope and now the MT uni...
by eomdal
Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1486] - Not Working
Replies: 41
Views: 13854

Re: [1486] - Not Working

Adorable. There needs to be a full sized copic version of that first frame. It has kind of a troubling side to it, though: that teddy bear looks like it has been the recipient of some serious frustration. We are reminded of why in the penultimate frame. Geeze, her dad's a real prize, isn't he? A tho...
by eomdal
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 30438

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

At this time it'd be appropriate to point out that Fred is a fan of William Gibson and a great deal of MegaTokyo is in part informed by Gibson's novel Idoru. In his novel Pattern Recognition the protagonist Cayce Pollard observes that Japan is a sort of mirror world to Britain and the UK You should...
by eomdal
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"
Replies: 57
Views: 30438

Re: [1485] - "no idea what is going to happen"

Ninjagrrl (Fred gave her a name in chat, damn if I can remember) sees clearly yet still misses the yuge picture: what is going to happen to their world if this situation is permanent? Does the trope just vanish? Does someone else take over? Does everything unravel? Or, does nothing happen and it all...
by eomdal
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1484] Desperate
Replies: 42
Views: 18858

Re: [1484] Desperate

Fred is still hitting the mark with good flow, view angles, and faces. He says he hates onomatopoeia but I think they turned out well here. As I watched this comic being created on Twitch, I was sure the little cup was where Ninjagrrl planned to keep Miho's heart. Instead, we get a lead-in for (what...
by eomdal
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: [1480] Bumpy Ride
Replies: 93
Views: 40962

Re: [1480] Bumpy Ride

Wow. In the back of a car, tearing through town with half the police force after them. And Largo thought the roof of a train was some next-level lovin'.

To think, just over two months ago their biggest thrill was sneaking into E3.
by eomdal
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Story Discussion
Topic: New Forums! (this is fine...)
Replies: 59
Views: 22341

Re: New Forums! (this is fine...)

New forum smell is the smell of coders. Time to start giving the smell of forumites.