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20th May '14 2:46:55 PM Vilui
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* [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 This strip]] doesn't seem like much outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". However, Largo says he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander.

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* [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 This strip]] doesn't seem like much outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". However, Largo says he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander.CloudCuckooLander.
* In [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/464 strip #464]], the cryptic "<4659 7448>" means "Holy shit!" (using the mobile phone code where 2 = A, B or C, 3 = D, E or F, etc.) In #496, "6264?" means "Nani?"
18th Mar '14 7:57:11 AM Discar
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* One night, I was having trouble sleeping, and decided to browse through some back comics of ''{{Megatokyo}}''. While doing this, I had the following revelation: during the Anna Millers incident, Kimiko becomes extremely disillusioned with her fans, realizing that they actually only love her celebrity persona, and not her true self. She proceeds to angst about whether it is possible to truly love someone for who they are, and not for who they appear to be. Around the same time, she gets in a massive fight with Piro, whom she is coming to realize is not the idealized KnightInShiningArmor she had imagined him as; however, they soon make up and cement their status as the comic's OfficialCouple. And that is the answer to her previous angstings: she was able to find it within herself to love Piro for who he is, despite his flaws, so it is only logical to assume that others are capable of the same. Fred is a genius. -- {{Taelor}}
* It wasn't until I actually tried playing a DatingSim that I realized that Piro's actions make a lot more sense than they did before. Notice how he repeatedly assures himself that Ping is just a robot, Yuki is too young, Miho is evil and that he doesn't like Erika in that way, often when directly asked about it by others. And remember that he thinks he's in a DatingSim scenario (to be fair, he kinda ''is''). These actions imply that he's actively trying to get Kimiko's route and not someone else's, and it may also mean that he ''doesn't'' really think this way: he could believe Ping is much more human than she should be, but is afraid of what would happen if he says it. Hell, this means he may think the world is a game more than Largo does! And yes, this train of thought scares me a little... -- ShotgunNinja
* I was looking over the last few strips, and saw [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1224 this one]]. Now, at first, I thought Erika talking to Boo was just showing Erika "seeing things Largo's way" with a gag about Boo being TheUnintelligible. Then I actually thought about the subject of their conversation, of Largo's recent actions, and of Boo's gradual loss of screen time, and it hit me: Erika, in a more mundane sense, is also Largo's conscience. Fred, you're a genius. -- {{Callix}}
* Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this is a reference to the hamster Boo in VideoGame/BaldursGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel
* An entry in ValuesDissonance says how people from Japan are generally more shy when it comes to romance and physical contact, so something like [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/953 two people hugging]] would be considered a much more romantic act to someone from Japan. -- ShotgunNinja
** In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
* When I first read [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 this strip]], I didn't think anything of it outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". The second time wasn't much different. A few days/weeks/months/[[WebcomicTime god knows how long]] I decided to go back through the archives after reading the strip where Erika came onto Largo, stopping for bed at the aforementioned page. I hadn't yet hit the mattress when I realized something: Largo (said) he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander. -- Bladist

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* One night, I was having trouble sleeping, and decided to browse through some back comics of ''{{Megatokyo}}''. While doing this, I had the following revelation: during During the Anna Millers incident, Kimiko becomes extremely disillusioned with her fans, realizing that they actually only love her celebrity persona, and not her true self. She proceeds to angst about whether it is possible to truly love someone for who they are, and not for who they appear to be. Around the same time, she gets in a massive fight with Piro, whom she is coming to realize is not the idealized KnightInShiningArmor she had imagined him as; however, they soon make up and cement their status as the comic's OfficialCouple. And that is the answer to her previous angstings: she was able to find it within herself to love Piro for who he is, despite his flaws, so it is only logical to assume that others are capable of the same. Fred is a genius. -- {{Taelor}}
genius.
* It wasn't until I actually tried playing a DatingSim that I realized that Piro's actions make a lot more sense than they did before.in a DatingSim context. Notice how he repeatedly assures himself that Ping is just a robot, Yuki is too young, Miho is evil and that he doesn't like Erika in that way, often when directly asked about it by others. And remember that he thinks he's in a DatingSim scenario (to be fair, he kinda ''is''). These actions imply that he's actively trying to get Kimiko's route and not someone else's, and it may also mean that he ''doesn't'' really think this way: he could believe Ping is much more human than she should be, but is afraid of what would happen if he says it. Hell, this means he may think the world is a game more than Largo does! And yes, this train of thought scares me a little... -- ShotgunNinja
does.
* I was looking over the last few strips, and saw [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1224 this one]]. Now, at This strip]]. At first, I thought it looks like Erika talking to Boo was just showing Erika "seeing things Largo's way" with a gag about Boo being TheUnintelligible. Then I actually thought But about the subject of their conversation, of Largo's recent actions, and of Boo's gradual loss of screen time, and it hit me: time. Erika, in a more mundane sense, is also Largo's conscience. Fred, you're a genius. -- {{Callix}}
conscience.
* Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this This is a reference to the hamster Boo in VideoGame/BaldursGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel
eyes!"
* An entry in ValuesDissonance says how people from Japan are generally more shy when it comes to romance and physical contact, so something like [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/953 two people hugging]] would be considered a much more romantic act to someone from Japan. -- ShotgunNinja\n** In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
* When I first read [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 this strip]], I didn't think anything of it This strip]] doesn't seem like much outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". The second time wasn't much different. A few days/weeks/months/[[WebcomicTime god knows how long]] I decided to go back through the archives after reading the strip where Erika came onto Largo, stopping for bed at the aforementioned page. I hadn't yet hit the mattress when I realized something: However, Largo (said) says he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander. -- Bladist
17th Mar '14 6:43:00 PM Crinias
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17th May '12 10:42:30 AM FordPrefect
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* Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this is a reference to the hamster Boo in Baldur'sGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel

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* Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this is a reference to the hamster Boo in Baldur'sGate, VideoGame/BaldursGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel
17th May '12 10:41:42 AM FordPrefect
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* One night, I was having trouble sleeping, and decided to browse through some back comics of ''{{Megatokyo}}''. While doing this, I had the following revelation: during the Anna Millers incident, Kimiko becomes extremely disillusioned with her fans, realizing that they actually only love her celebrity persona, and not her true self. She proceeds to angst about whether it is possible to truly love someone for who they are, and not for who they appear to be. Around the same time, she gets in a massive fight with Piro, whom she is coming to realize is not the idealized KnightInShiningArmor she had imagined him as; however, they soon make up an cement their status as the comic's OfficialCouple. And that is the answer to her previous angstings: she was able to find it within herself to love Piro for who he is, despite his flaws, so it is only logical to assume that others are capable of the same. Fred is a genius. -- {{Taelor}}

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* One night, I was having trouble sleeping, and decided to browse through some back comics of ''{{Megatokyo}}''. While doing this, I had the following revelation: during the Anna Millers incident, Kimiko becomes extremely disillusioned with her fans, realizing that they actually only love her celebrity persona, and not her true self. She proceeds to angst about whether it is possible to truly love someone for who they are, and not for who they appear to be. Around the same time, she gets in a massive fight with Piro, whom she is coming to realize is not the idealized KnightInShiningArmor she had imagined him as; however, they soon make up an and cement their status as the comic's OfficialCouple. And that is the answer to her previous angstings: she was able to find it within herself to love Piro for who he is, despite his flaws, so it is only logical to assume that others are capable of the same. Fred is a genius. -- {{Taelor}}
14th Nov '11 8:59:11 AM ShiroiHane
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** It wasn't until I actually tried playing a DatingSim that I realized that Piro's actions make a lot more sense than they did before. Notice how he repeatedly assures himself that Ping is just a robot, Yuki is too young, Miho is evil and that he doesn't like Erika in that way, often when directly asked about it by others. And remember that he thinks he's in a DatingSim scenario (to be fair, he kinda ''is''). These actions imply that he's actively trying to get Kimiko's route and not someone else's, and it may also mean that he ''doesn't'' really think this way: he could believe Ping is much more human than she should be, but is afraid of what would happen if he says it. Hell, this means he may think the world is a game more than Largo does! And yes, this train of thought scares me a little... -- ShotgunNinja
*** I was looking over the last few strips, and saw [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1224 this one]]. Now, at first, I thought Erika talking to Boo was just showing Erika "seeing things Largo's way" with a gag about Boo being TheUnintelligible. Then I actually thought about the subject of their conversation, of Largo's recent actions, and of Boo's gradual loss of screen time, and it hit me: Erika, in a more mundane sense, is also Largo's conscience. Fred, you're a genius. -- {{Callix}}
*** Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this is a reference to the hamster Boo in Baldur'sGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel
*** An entry in ValuesDissonance says how people from Japan are generally more shy when it comes to romance and physical contact, so something like [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/953 two people hugging]] would be considered a much more romantic act to someone from Japan. -- ShotgunNinja
**** In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
*** When I first read [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 this strip]], I didn't think anything of it outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". The second time wasn't much different. A few days/weeks/months/[[WebcomicTime god knows how long]] I decided to go back through the archives after reading the strip where Erika came onto Largo, stopping for bed at the aforementioned page. I hadn't yet hit the mattress when I realized something: Largo (said) he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander. -- Bladist

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** * It wasn't until I actually tried playing a DatingSim that I realized that Piro's actions make a lot more sense than they did before. Notice how he repeatedly assures himself that Ping is just a robot, Yuki is too young, Miho is evil and that he doesn't like Erika in that way, often when directly asked about it by others. And remember that he thinks he's in a DatingSim scenario (to be fair, he kinda ''is''). These actions imply that he's actively trying to get Kimiko's route and not someone else's, and it may also mean that he ''doesn't'' really think this way: he could believe Ping is much more human than she should be, but is afraid of what would happen if he says it. Hell, this means he may think the world is a game more than Largo does! And yes, this train of thought scares me a little... -- ShotgunNinja
*** * I was looking over the last few strips, and saw [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/1224 this one]]. Now, at first, I thought Erika talking to Boo was just showing Erika "seeing things Largo's way" with a gag about Boo being TheUnintelligible. Then I actually thought about the subject of their conversation, of Largo's recent actions, and of Boo's gradual loss of screen time, and it hit me: Erika, in a more mundane sense, is also Largo's conscience. Fred, you're a genius. -- {{Callix}}
*** * Largo shouting, "Go for the beer, Boo! Go for the beer!" at his hamster Boo in an early strip: it took me a year before I realized that this is a reference to the hamster Boo in Baldur'sGate, whose owner Minsc often shouts in combat, "Go for the eyes, Boo, go for the eyes!" -- Vendel
*** * An entry in ValuesDissonance says how people from Japan are generally more shy when it comes to romance and physical contact, so something like [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/953 two people hugging]] would be considered a much more romantic act to someone from Japan. -- ShotgunNinja
**** ** In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
*** * When I first read [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/859 this strip]], I didn't think anything of it outside of "Largo being oblivious/repeating what he said before". The second time wasn't much different. A few days/weeks/months/[[WebcomicTime god knows how long]] I decided to go back through the archives after reading the strip where Erika came onto Largo, stopping for bed at the aforementioned page. I hadn't yet hit the mattress when I realized something: Largo (said) he "doesn't play games that aren't worth playing;" yet, he "played" Erika's "game" (twice, first after the fanboy attack, and coming back after he'd marked her off as "a boring game"). Largo's telling Erika that "he doesn't play games that aren't worth playing", combined with the previously mentioned incidents and Largo's average displayed social ineptitude, meant that, for Largo, it was the best way to tell Erika he liked her. Well-played, for a CloudCuckooLander. -- Bladist
3rd Nov '11 4:48:44 PM Stinkoman87
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**** In fact Yanagisawa-Sama refers to that as "makin' out" a few pages later.
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