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Update and Ping

Post by paarfi » Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:14 pm

Two things for the forum folk here who might not hang on out on the MT Twitch/Discord/Twitter.

Fred had been driving a bus as a temp for the last several months, working a lot of overtime which interfered with comic time. That paid off though a few weeks ago when he landed a fulltime position driving the bus. That now comes with health insurance, which is a big deal for Fred and family given their history of health problems.

Fred just got his new schedule, and he'll be driving 2nd shift on weekdays, with what should be a lot less overtime. A more regular schedule should make his life easier, and he feels should lead to more regular work on the comic and such. So this is good news.

Also, if you hadn't seen, Ping has rebooted her old twitter account and is posting no context megatokyo pictures twice a day. If that sounds like your kind of thing, you can follow her account here:
https://twitter.com/SEVS44936
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Re: Update and Ping

Post by Yl33 D4 N00b » Sat Aug 14, 2021 11:37 am

That's good news! Insurance is important, especially in this day and age.

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Post by GouryG » Sat Aug 14, 2021 12:51 pm

That's good news to hear. Now that things are going to be more stable, Fred will be able to get his head in a better place and be able to relax more while drawing.
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Re: Update and Ping

Post by Tsukai » Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:32 am

Hail to the bus driver, bus-driver-man.

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by IrwinFletcher » Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:53 am

EIGHT comics since January 1st???

Dude, just give it up and go full blown into Patreon porn commissions like the guy who used to do VG Cats has done.

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by Rapierman » Wed Aug 18, 2021 2:11 am

Excellent news re: Permanent job! That should be a lot less to worry about.

Re: PIng's Twitter account: It would also be amusing if it were actually interactive. I know: Wishful thinking on my part....

....but a person can dream.
irwinFletcher wrote:Dude, just give it up and go full blown into Patreon porn commissions like the guy who used to do VG Cats has done.
I'm afraid his current occupation would make that extremely prohibitive at the moment.
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Re: Update and Ping

Post by infidel » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:45 pm

Awesome, thank you for the update.

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by Genshie » Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:15 pm

This place may seem dead but I will never forget this being like a second home to me. Congrats to Fred! Life is tough as it is. God bless!

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by Orriens » Mon Nov 01, 2021 3:07 am

IrwinFletcher wrote:
Wed Aug 18, 2021 1:53 am
[...] go full blown into Patreon porn commissions like the guy who used to do VG Cats has done.

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:lol: :lol: you are serious? That guy is doing that now?

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by MoneyMan » Sun Nov 07, 2021 4:19 pm

Why did I feel the need to fact-check that?

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by DrunkenSailor » Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:44 pm

The only problem with the bus driving gig I can see was Fred's missing the opportunity for the perfect Stan Lee style cameo. When Megumi was delayed by the TPCD in picking up Kimi and Piro from the hospital, instead of racing past them, she should of just looked ahead and said "Never mind, they're taking the bus." Que Fred picking up Piro and dead Miho playing Kimiko in his bus. Popping over hills like Steve McQeen's Mustang in the movie "Bullet" and drifting around corners of narrow Tokyo streets. he could lose the cops and drop our heroes off at the hotel.

"Exact change, please."

Oh well, it was pretty good the way it was.

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Re: Update and Ping

Post by IrwinFletcher » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:40 pm

DrunkenSailor wrote:
Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:44 pm
The only problem with the bus driving gig I can see was Fred's missing the opportunity for the perfect Stan Lee style cameo.
Going by his Twitter, it also apparently permanently screwed up his shoulder to the point that it's incredibly painful to draw anymore.

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