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oz-xiii said: I just finished listening to your podcast about Shaman King, and I would like to add a tidbit about Chocolove/Joco's name. It's been said that he's named after medication called Chocola BB, but as this is Takei we're talking about, he could have very well intended the racist joke. I've also a question, which isn't Shaman King related, but you mentioned the series Black Cat in your podcast. I couldn't find and past episodes about it and was wondering if you have/will do an episode on that series?
I’d never made the Chocola BB connection myself, but there’s a lot to be said about this, it having the same sort of allusion as in Lyserg Diethel’s name. So it’s totally believable that it’d be intended, which makes the tone-deaf race stuff all the more awkward. Like… He would have had to blunder into that pretty hard. I’ve gotta make sure I look into this before the follow-up stuff I’ve got planned. Thanks for pointing it out!
As for Black Cat, I’ve wanted to do an episode about it for pretty much the entire run of FEV, and have more notes on that than most other comics I want to touch on. With the way I go about getting the episodes done I’d hate to peg when it’ll have an episode, but at the moment I’m only working a month ahead, so it’s altogether possible It’ll come up in August.
Anonymous said: Don't take this the wrong way, but what happened to the episode of FEV you promised. While I understand if real life is getting in the way, I was really looking forward to your next episode. Thanks for all your hard work. Sorry if I came off as a undeserving you-know-what, but I was just excited to see you about to put up something new again after the hiatus. In case you aren't told this enough, I think you are doing something great and I would like to see more of it. I apologize if I rambled.
A few last-minute real life things happened, pushing things back a week, but the Shaman King episode’s benefited from it, if that helps. Like… Well, it’s a long’un. At this point me missing deadlines I set myself is almost a given, but… Yeah, it frustrates me too.
I don’t think I ever consider anyone who expects me to deliver the things I say I’ll do as undeserving or entitled or anything. In all the years I’ve been doing creative projects on the internet any stuff like this has always been on me, building up people’s expectations and then getting tripped up by… well, being me, with my life and all that entails.
Besides, I’m pretty sure I have the most patient listeners ever, so I can only ever be grateful.
Slightly Custom 30 Days of Manga Day Seventeen
A manga that you feel embarrassed about liking -
I mean for real, screw being embarrassed about liking comics. Sure, some people like really, REALLY problematic and terrible comics, that communicate horrific things or worrying aspects of the creator themself. But… I don’t read any that are like that. So… Screw it?