History YMMV / MegaTokyo

12th Nov '17 2:39:06 PM TheShweeb
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* * UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The early years of the comic greatly reflect the early-2000s anime and video game fan community that it was created in. There are many references to works and genres that are no longer popular, and in particular, LeetSpeak - at the time, a genuinely common aspect of gamer culture - has long since become DeaderThanDisco.
1st May '17 7:41:58 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GrowingTheBeard: In direct contrast to the JumpingTheShark example below, some people believe that when the comic took a turn for the dramatic it got better.

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* GrowingTheBeard: In direct contrast to the JumpingTheShark example below, some Some people believe that when the comic took a turn for the dramatic it got better.



* JumpingTheShark: Some argue that this happened after Rodney Caston quit and left the production of the comic entirely to Fred Gallagher.
** A lot of people actually enjoyed the shift to a more drama-based series but lost interest later when the updates became ridiculously infrequent and the story more difficult to follow strip-to-strip.
22nd Nov '16 12:06:05 PM Nikumubeki
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** Also Fred Gallagher, according to [[http://xkcd.com/142/ XKCD]]. Though the implication here is that they find him so pathetic that he likely couldn't stand the parodies and mockery they subjected some other webcomics to. ...Unless that's the mockery.
*** No, Fred ''is'' a woobie, but for different reasons. First Sarah had a complicated pregnancy that nearly killed her. Then she gave birth several weeks early, as a result of those preexisting issues. ''Then'' their son had some serious health issues (common for preemies). '''Then''' Sarah was diagnosed with lymphoma. '''THEN''' Fred started having heart problems. (And '''then''' their cat suddenly died.) Seriously, nothing good seems to happen to the guy. On top of all that, there are many people who hate him so much that his bad luck is cause for celebration.

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** Also Fred Gallagher, according to [[http://xkcd.com/142/ XKCD]]. Though the implication here is that they find him so pathetic that he likely couldn't stand the parodies and mockery they subjected some other webcomics to. ...Unless that's the mockery.
*** No, Fred ''is'' a woobie, but for different reasons. First Sarah had a complicated pregnancy that nearly killed her. Then she gave birth several weeks early, as a result of those preexisting issues. ''Then'' their son had some serious health issues (common for preemies). '''Then''' Sarah was diagnosed with lymphoma. '''THEN''' Fred started having heart problems. (And '''then''' their cat suddenly died.) Seriously, nothing good seems to happen to the guy. On top of all that, there are many people who hate him so much that his bad luck is cause for celebration.
24th Oct '16 5:08:09 PM dlchen145
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* CrazyAwesome: Largo. He's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} crazy]]. He's [[BadAss awesome]]. What else can be said? He is the ''[[LeetLingo L33T]]-Master''.

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* CrazyAwesome: Largo. He's [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} crazy]]. He's [[BadAss awesome]].awesome. What else can be said? He is the ''[[LeetLingo L33T]]-Master''.
19th Sep '15 11:12:29 AM grawity
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*** No, Fred ''is'' a woobie, but for different reasons. First Sarah had a complicated pregnancy that nearly killed her. Then she gave birth several weeks early, as a result of those preexisting issues. ''Then'' their son had some serious health issues (common for preemies). '''Then''' Sarah was diagnosed with lymphoma. '''THEN''' Fred started having heart problems. Seriously, nothing good seems to happen to the guy. On top of all that, there are many people who hate him so much that his bad luck is cause for celebration.

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*** No, Fred ''is'' a woobie, but for different reasons. First Sarah had a complicated pregnancy that nearly killed her. Then she gave birth several weeks early, as a result of those preexisting issues. ''Then'' their son had some serious health issues (common for preemies). '''Then''' Sarah was diagnosed with lymphoma. '''THEN''' Fred started having heart problems. (And '''then''' their cat suddenly died.) Seriously, nothing good seems to happen to the guy. On top of all that, there are many people who hate him so much that his bad luck is cause for celebration.
18th Dec '14 11:14:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications: When the anti-cat weapon was first introduced it was termed the nipstick, since it was loaded with catnip. It was pointed out that this was unfortunate for a comic based in Japan and the name was removed.
** [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/168 The 9/11 strip]], [[TooSoon released the very next day after the attack]]. While the author's rant makes it clear he is horrified about the situation, the looks on Piro's and Largo's face can be interpreted anywhere from slight disappointment to StunnedSilence to [[DullSurprise dull shock]]. The whole thing is easy to misinterpret if you read it hurriedly, so in the end, the reader is left to judge. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement Let nothing else be said]].
27th Nov '14 10:38:20 AM darkknight109
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Piro was originally drawn with a short, slender build, somewhat more feminine features, and a much more androgynous hairdo. This, combined with only going by a nickname, occasionally led to some viewers believing he was actually a she. {{Lampshaded}} in universe when he first meets Yuki and her classmates, who briefly mistake him for a girl.
4th Sep '14 5:46:51 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ComplainingAboutShowsYouDontWatch: There are several extremely negative reviews of MT that focus entirely on the plot and art around comic 300 (not long after Rodney left), and appear to be unaware that there's close to ''a thousand'' more story pages by now, with substantial changes in art and characterization.
** Back before updates became laughably infrequent, many negative reviews amounted to ItsPopularNowItSucks. Other negative reviews have come either from anime haters (who dislike Fred's art style) or purists (who are offended that Fred unashamedly uses a Japanese art style ''and'' that he managed to get his comic sold alongside actual manga[[labelnote:*]]never mind that no one complained when ''Dramacon'' and ''Bizenghast'' did the same thing[[/labelnote]]).
*** There's still ''more'' negative reviews where the main complaint is that Rodney left (or "was kicked off", to quote said reviews), and nothing else.
27th Feb '14 6:33:07 PM Vilui
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** We don't know exactly what happened, and we never will because both of them signed NDA's. The few details we've gotten from both of them over the years suggest that Rodney got bored with writing the strip pretty early on, leaving more details to Fred, then disapproving of the direction Fred wanted to take things; the last strip Rodney wrote by himself (aside from a couple of one-offs several months later) was, ironically, [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/132 a strip showing the different ways their characters viewed the world.]][[labelnote:±]] It's not a coincidence that immediately after this strip ran, Megatokyo switched to its now-standard chapter format.[[/labelnote]] Although Rodney wasn't contributing much of anything to the series, his name was still on the masthead and he still owned half of the copyright, something Fred came to resent. Eventually, Rodney agreed to let Fred buy out his half of the IP, and Rodney's name disappeared from the masthead at the end of April 2002,[[note]] comic #253, a DPD sketch published 1 May 2002, is the first one to credit Fred alone,[[/note]] with earlier strips receiving an OrwellianRetcon to change the copyright info.

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** We don't know exactly what happened, and we never will because both of them signed NDA's.[=NDAs=]. The few details we've gotten from both of them over the years suggest that Rodney got bored with writing the strip pretty early on, leaving more details to Fred, then disapproving of the direction Fred wanted to take things; the last strip Rodney wrote by himself (aside from a couple of one-offs several months later) was, ironically, [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/132 a strip showing the different ways their characters viewed the world.]][[labelnote:±]] It's not a coincidence that immediately after this strip ran, Megatokyo switched to its now-standard chapter format.[[/labelnote]] Although Rodney wasn't contributing much of anything to the series, his name was still on the masthead and he still owned half of the copyright, something Fred came to resent. Eventually, Rodney agreed to let Fred buy out his half of the IP, and Rodney's name disappeared from the masthead at the end of April 2002,[[note]] comic #253, a DPD sketch published 1 May 2002, is the first one to credit Fred alone,[[/note]] with earlier strips receiving an OrwellianRetcon to change the copyright info.
29th Jan '14 9:47:43 AM Erivale
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** Back before updates became laughably infrequent, many negative reviews amounted to ItsPopularNowItSucks. Other negative reviews have come either from anime haters (who dislike Fred's art style) or purists (who are offended that Fred unashamedly uses a Japanese art style ''and'' that he managed to get his comic sold alongside actual manga[[labelnote:*]] never mind that no one complained when ''Dramacon'' and ''Bizenghast'' did the same thing[[/labelnote]]).

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** Back before updates became laughably infrequent, many negative reviews amounted to ItsPopularNowItSucks. Other negative reviews have come either from anime haters (who dislike Fred's art style) or purists (who are offended that Fred unashamedly uses a Japanese art style ''and'' that he managed to get his comic sold alongside actual manga[[labelnote:*]] never manga[[labelnote:*]]never mind that no one complained when ''Dramacon'' and ''Bizenghast'' did the same thing[[/labelnote]]).



* CompleteMonster: Ed. He's a sadistic psychopath who enjoys killing people. Does he have any redeeming features whatsoever? No. He's not even funny.
** And then there's Dom, who wants Sega to '''[[http://megatokyo.com/strip/616 own]]''' [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/666 Erika]] and [[http://megatokyo.com/strip/999 Kimiko]] too.
** Ed and Dom are pretty funny around each other, at least, in an EvilVersusEvil sortof way.
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