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Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:09 am
by ericlanser
Hey, I read megatokyo (and was active on the forums) from about 2001-2005, but got annoyed by the update schedule and what I felt was a lack of direction (by the time a character was in the strip again I had always forgotten what their current arc was and why they were doing what they were doing).

Can anyone briefly catch me up? Like I’m guessing Piro and Largo are still in Japan? Are ‘Dom and Ed’ still a thing?

How much ‘in story’ time has passed since I last read the comic?

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 9:19 am
by paarfi
mod note: moved to story discussion

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:04 am
by garapagosu
Um.. Paging Cidjen?

To answer your specific questions,

Piro and Largo are still in Japan.
Dom and Ed are still a thing, but we haven't seen Ed in a while since he went "boom" some time ago (along with Harajuku).
In story time is a few days (One chapter is one day, still?)

Most notably (in my mind), Miho got good deal of (theoretical) backstory, PIro saved a life, Magical Wind Thief, Largo and Erika rode an shinkansen, Great Teacher Foxlady, GTF's daughter, ninjas, foxholes, and Kimizilla got toner in her hair.

I'll let someone else fill in the rest.

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:28 pm
by darrin
ericlanser wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:09 am
How much ‘in story’ time has passed since I last read the comic?
The quality of evidence for the below varies, but even for the ones that have reasonably good evidence, I'm pretty rarely going to track down and point to strips that present it. As Al Pacino said in Scent of a Woman, "I'm too old, and too friggin' blind." Search ninja are your friend.

Chapter 0 was around seven weeks or so total. (Piro and Largo attend E3, Piro describes Largo as having thrown a wobbly presumably late evening after the event has closed for the day, and it is presumably next morning / day they are on a plane to Japan. In strip [37], six weeks pass between the boys promising to be out of Tsubasa's hair "in a few days", and them... not being out of Tsubasa's hair.)

Chapters 1 [134] to 9 are a day each.

In the beginning of Chapter 10 [1141], Piro mentions "over a week" since he last saw Kimiko; but after that gap, the action of Chapter 10 that we see takes place in a day.

Chapter 11 [1270] starts out with Piro in a holding cell; the officer describes him as having been brought in "last night", and when we see Miho in his apartment a bit later on, he says he was in jail all night after attempting to see her "at the hospital" (where we saw him near the end of Chapter 10). So Chapter 11 is also a day.

Chapter 12 [1434] starts with Miho in the hospital subsequent to the heart attack near the end of Chapter 11; while it's possible she was unconscious more than a day following her surgery, this is never stated. Also Largo is still being kept in the hospital for observation for his broken nose, and it seems unlikely they'd keep him overnight for that (especially since it was implied in Chapter 11 they were short on beds + facilities from the number of injuries in the school collapse). So also one more day so far.

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 1:20 pm
by cidjen
ericlanser wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:09 am
Hey, I read megatokyo (and was active on the forums) from about 2001-2005, but got annoyed by the update schedule and what I felt was a lack of direction (by the time a character was in the strip again I had always forgotten what their current arc was and why they were doing what they were doing).
If you were annoyed by this, i'd say not much change in this department... It's probably still annoying ... Until you realize that all is Fred's creation from the story to the drawings. So it still takes time to write and draw. But the end result rarely misses to amaze us here. As a story, it reads/binges in a few sessions much smoother than waiting for the next page, a lot smoother...

Can anyone briefly catch me up? Like I’m gues sing Piro and Largo are still in Japan? Are ‘Dom and Ed’ still a thing?
The Fan-made Summaries I posted in this forum, can give you a quick oversight if that is what you want, but I tried to design them so, that you're drawn to read the story :)

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Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 12:43 pm
by MoneyMan
How about some assessment of where you left off? Do you remember Junko? How about Yuki's boyfriend? Or her zilla?

Re: Catch me up on the last 14 years please

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 10:19 pm
by McTrooper
The archives are still up and free.

Reading through around where you left off won't take that long. [I caught up with about 3 years of Suggy Freelance in a couple of weeks . . .]

These last few pages might throw you off because it's a real tangent and Ping recently went through some changes. I'm honestly a bit confused myself and I'm all caught up with Megatokyo.