History WMG / Megatokyo

10th Apr '17 1:06:08 PM nombretomado
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It's in the future, where the internet is a ''whole'' lot more advanced, and takes place in a sort of 3-D SecondLife realm designed specifically for [=ARGs=], where each [[TheVerse 'Verse]] (or a couple of geographically disconnected 'Verses) takes place on its own server. The "mOh in Real Life" ARG series (with Pyro as the primary focal character while other points of view happen simultaneously) takes place in the aftermath of the "Girl Phase" ARG (a much more simple game with focus on Hayasaka), which is why the Girl Phase/Moeko/Erika fans came crawling out of the woodwork once it was revealed that her character was being revived. The server also has a Fantasy Cop sim running, but Largo and Yuki are the only characters to play both games at once (Largo because he's a major part of [=mOh iRL=] and already used his avatar on that server for zombie pwnzing back in the 'States, and Yuki because her parents were married in-game, where her father was a moderator on the Fantasy Cop sim and one of the games her mother played was the Girl Phase ARG). Most people just ignore the other game, since Visual Novel ARG players not signed in to FPS/SHMUP/Tekken games on the same server are exempt from anything more than comical damage from those games. Point of evidence: This guess was inspired by the MagicSkirt page, where it was explained that the main universe characters have {{Magic Skirt}}s but the "game" characters (such as in Endgames, that fighting game Largo and Class President played, and [insofar as a MagicSkirt can be detected there] the non-Quake FPS) do not.\\

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It's in the future, where the internet is a ''whole'' lot more advanced, and takes place in a sort of 3-D SecondLife ''VideoGame/SecondLife'' realm designed specifically for [=ARGs=], where each [[TheVerse 'Verse]] (or a couple of geographically disconnected 'Verses) takes place on its own server. The "mOh in Real Life" ARG series (with Pyro as the primary focal character while other points of view happen simultaneously) takes place in the aftermath of the "Girl Phase" ARG (a much more simple game with focus on Hayasaka), which is why the Girl Phase/Moeko/Erika fans came crawling out of the woodwork once it was revealed that her character was being revived. The server also has a Fantasy Cop sim running, but Largo and Yuki are the only characters to play both games at once (Largo because he's a major part of [=mOh iRL=] and already used his avatar on that server for zombie pwnzing back in the 'States, and Yuki because her parents were married in-game, where her father was a moderator on the Fantasy Cop sim and one of the games her mother played was the Girl Phase ARG). Most people just ignore the other game, since Visual Novel ARG players not signed in to FPS/SHMUP/Tekken games on the same server are exempt from anything more than comical damage from those games. Point of evidence: This guess was inspired by the MagicSkirt page, where it was explained that the main universe characters have {{Magic Skirt}}s but the "game" characters (such as in Endgames, that fighting game Largo and Class President played, and [insofar as a MagicSkirt can be detected there] the non-Quake FPS) do not.\\
4th Sep '16 11:56:56 AM FordPrefect
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Okay, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight obviously]], but I meant more his speech patterns. As someone said on the main page: There ere two Largos--the one from before he found the book in the sewer, and the one after. I propose its something else: The behavior shift is completely intentional, and based on realizing who Miho was.\\

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Okay, [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight obviously]], but I meant more his speech patterns. As someone said on the main page: There ere are two Largos--the one from before he found the book in the sewer, and the one after. I propose its it's something else: The behavior shift is completely intentional, and based on realizing who Miho was.\\



On several occasions, Largo has described video games as a conduit for the soul, and at one point explicitly told Miho that his training his students in gaming would keep them from falling prey to her. At the time, it just seemed like crazy talk, but with everything else we've seen (and the fact that Largo has proven to be pretty much immune to Miho), its quite likely its true.\\

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On several occasions, Largo has described video games as a conduit for the soul, and at one point explicitly told Miho that his training his students in gaming would keep them from falling prey to her. At the time, it just seemed like crazy talk, but with everything else we've seen (and the fact that Largo has proven to be pretty much immune to Miho), its it's quite likely its it's true.\\



* I like the idea, but here is a counter one: The less-crazy Largo we know from the start of the series is his hiding/vacation mode, when he is trying not to attract attention from various sources. After all, the first trip to Tokyo was just supposed to be a break/vacation/shopping trip. Largo had no need to be his normal crazy/CrazyAwesome self. However, when he realized that Tokyo is as dangerous as it is, then he got himself back into his "normal" self, and started be the epic l33t-speaker we know and love.

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* I like the idea, but here is a counter one: The less-crazy Largo we know from the start of the series is his hiding/vacation mode, when he is trying not to attract attention from various sources. After all, the first trip to Tokyo was just supposed to be a break/vacation/shopping trip. Largo had no need to be his normal crazy/CrazyAwesome self. However, when he realized that Tokyo is as dangerous as it is, then he got himself back into his "normal" self, and started to be the epic l33t-speaker we know and love.



* Do we ever see casualties? We see buildings destroyed, but since these events are planned, they could be evacuated beforehand. Then there's all of the {{Magical Girl}}s and Ninjas running about, protecting civilians. There may in fact be no casualties; there's no way Tokyo could posibly function with such a high death toll.

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* Do we ever see casualties? We see buildings destroyed, but since these events are planned, they could be evacuated beforehand. Then there's all of the {{Magical Girl}}s and Ninjas running about, protecting civilians. There may in fact be no casualties; there's no way Tokyo could posibly possibly function with such a high death toll.



[[WMG: Kimiko and Piro's daughter will be names Kotone]]
They are already the OfficialCouple, and when (/if? Yeah right) Piro gets hired as an artist for the project, they will be working together to "create" Kotone. Add and If You Know What I Mean and you're halfway there. Once they settle down for real they will have a daughter, and name her after the character.

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[[WMG: Kimiko and Piro's daughter will be names named Kotone]]
They are already the OfficialCouple, and when (/if? Yeah right) Piro gets hired as an artist for the project, they will be working together to "create" Kotone. Add and an If You Know What I Mean and you're halfway there. Once they settle down for real they will have a daughter, and name her after the character.
4th Sep '16 11:53:22 AM FordPrefect
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The recent comics seem to be going in this direction with Piro and Kimiko's implied relationship problems and Piro's path of reconciliation with Miho. In the current chapter Piro has also let Miho stay in the apartment, at least for the moment so they can talk things out when he can get some time to speak with her. As she can't go back to her house or the hospital now, it's conceivable that she might end up staying with them for while (which, on a side note, would stir up a lot of drama because of Largo's reaction that would be simultaneously hilarious and awkward to watch) which could also help them get closer. There are definite trust issues, but Miho quite possibly (still) has feelings for Piro and she's also quite good at getting Piro to open up and talk about things, however resentful he might be. Honestly, I hope it doesn't happen; I enjoy watching Piro and Kimiko's relationship change over time as it matures and look forward to it working out in the end, but it's certainly plausible that he could end up with Miho instead. Of course, all that assumes that Miho, implied to be some sot of game archetype with sad overtones is even capable of having a "good ending".

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The recent comics seem to be going in this direction with Piro and Kimiko's implied relationship problems and Piro's path of reconciliation with Miho. In the current chapter Piro has also let Miho stay in the apartment, at least for the moment so they can talk things out when he can get some time to speak with her. As she can't go back to her house or the hospital now, it's conceivable that she might end up staying with them for while (which, on a side note, would stir up a lot of drama because of Largo's reaction that would be simultaneously hilarious and awkward to watch) which could also help them get closer. There are definite trust issues, but Miho quite possibly (still) has feelings for Piro and she's also quite good at getting Piro to open up and talk about things, however resentful he might be. Honestly, I hope it doesn't happen; I enjoy watching Piro and Kimiko's relationship change over time as it matures and look forward to it working out in the end, but it's certainly plausible that he could end up with Miho instead. Of course, all that assumes that Miho, implied to be some sot sort of game archetype with sad overtones overtones, is even capable of having a "good ending".



The Zombies are real zombies and so are the Zillas - in a game. Ed & Dom are [=NPCs=] in something like Grand Theft Auto, Ping, Erika, Kimoko and the rest of the girls are [=NPCs=] in dating sims. It explains why they just happen to work with (and date) not one but two popular performing idols, how Largo was able to get a job teaching English and all of the other craziness in the series. It's all just games.

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The Zombies are real zombies and so are the Zillas - in a game. Ed & Dom are [=NPCs=] in something like Grand Theft Auto, Auto; Ping, Erika, Kimoko and the rest of the girls are [=NPCs=] in dating sims. It explains why they just happen to work with (and date) not one but two popular performing idols, how Largo was able to get a job teaching English and all of the other craziness in the series. It's all just games.
4th Sep '16 11:52:15 AM FordPrefect
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At the end of chapter 10, the Cave of Evil goes boom with him at the epicenter. and given his track record with this, it probably is going to happen again.

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At the end of chapter 10, the Cave of Evil goes boom with him at the epicenter. and And given his track record with this, it probably is going to happen again.



Fred hinted at this in his [[http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1723206&st=50&#entry4471300 rant]], basically saying that we readers just assume that what Piro sees is true because its more mundane. He then says that there's something odd about Piro's world. It will be and interesting twist.

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Fred hinted at this in his [[http://forums.megatokyo.com/index.php?showtopic=1723206&st=50&#entry4471300 rant]], basically saying that we readers just assume that what Piro sees is true because its more mundane. He then says that there's something odd about Piro's world. It will be and an interesting twist.
4th Sep '16 11:51:01 AM FordPrefect
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At the end of chapter 10, the Cave of Evil goes boom with him at the epicenter. and given his tract record with this, it probably is going to happen again.

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At the end of chapter 10, the Cave of Evil goes boom with him at the epicenter. and given his tract track record with this, it probably is going to happen again.



'Largo' is clearly a pseudonym. The personality and detatchment from our reality match.

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'Largo' is clearly a pseudonym. The personality and detatchment detachment from our reality match.
4th Sep '16 11:46:20 AM FordPrefect
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Or at least, that's what she lead Piro to believe. She may of may not have been lying.

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Or at least, that's what she lead led Piro to believe. She may of or may not have been lying.
29th Apr '16 3:27:19 PM Skorpy
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* It will become orphaned when Fred dies of old age before finishing it. Even with his latest attempt to have more regular updates, things just keep getting more complicated. The VN project has spurred him into action and given him something to live on, but the rate of updates and the pace of the plot imply it will just keep getting complicated. On top of that, he's said he doesn't believe in 'endings' as such, implying he'll just keep going until it turns into slice of domestic life with characters paired off.
26th Jan '16 4:58:02 AM Adept
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[[WMG: Meimi is actually KaitouSaintTail and Yuki will soon take her place]]

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[[WMG: Meimi is actually KaitouSaintTail Manga/KaitouSaintTail and Yuki will soon take her place]]
2nd May '15 7:05:15 PM nombretomado
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[[WMG: Largo is [[CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] grown up.]]

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[[WMG: Largo is [[CalvinAndHobbes [[ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes Calvin]] grown up.]]
23rd Oct '14 8:43:59 AM Vilui
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:On a more optimistic note (18 months after the above was written), Fred has done amazingly well to keep things going in spite of all the difficulties. Chapter 11 is now all but finished, and so much has been resolved that there may well be only one more chapter to go. The success of the Kickstarter proved that he still has a substantial fanbase. Let's not give up hope just yet.

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:On *On a more optimistic note (18 months after the above was written), Fred has done amazingly well to keep things going in spite of all the difficulties. Chapter 11 is now all but finished, and so much has been resolved that there may well be only one more chapter to go. The success of the Kickstarter proved that he still has a substantial fanbase. Let's not give up hope just yet.
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