– jaPoshi asked me if I was planning on doing a valentines Day comic. Duh, of course not. Sad truth? I haven’t had a girlfriend since I started Modest Medusa. Anyway, he sent me the script for this strip and asked if I’d mind drawing it. He made me a website, so I figured it was the least I could do. I kind of feel like Jake would never kiss Medusa’s forehead in a million years, but whatever. It’s still cute. The gag probably makes more sense if you understand that she’s dressed as a Pikachu (which can only say it’s own name) and that the Japanese sound “chu” means kiss or smooch or something similar. Anyway, we’ll get back to the Wither away storyline with the next update.
– I’ll be doing a book release party for Modest Medusa Season 2 at Cosmic Monkey Comics here in Portland on the 9th of March. Come by and say hi! I’ll also be at Wizard World Portland on the 22-24th of this month, Emerald City in Seattle on the 1-3rd of March and Sakuracon in Seattle on the 29-31st of March. I think we’re going to try to organize a dinner on the Saturday of Sakuracon, so if you want to hang out and eat with Ben, Nick and I let me know.
– Season 2 books are slowly shipping out to Kickstarter backers. As I’ve said before, it’ll take awhile.
– The Season 2 book is available for sale for just $17. Get it at my store.
I’d like to order a Pikachu costume, but could I get extra holes in the hood for my hair?…
Yes, I said for my hair…
So they won’t suffocate…
Because they’re snakes…
It’s probably nice and warm in there.
If you haven’t had a girlfriend since you started modestmedusa, she is kinda your girlfriend… Kinda. Not really. As a concept. Happy Single’s Awareness Day!
Would it make you feel better if you called yourself a “bachelor” instead of just being single?
It’s worth a try.
Ehh… I usually say I’m just too busy. No time for love, Doctor Jones. My ideal relationship? Someone I can see maybe once a week, or even just once or twice a month.
Just be glad when “Palm Sunday” arrives. That’s a Date single men can enjoy for sure.
Okay, I know. That was bad. So sue me.
id say the last chapter was a better valentines day chapter
I’d actual have to agree. I dunno if Jake planned it to fall around Valentine’s Day or if it was just destiny. The tale of Gorgon and her friend is very touching.
Destiny. If I was on schedule it would have happened around last Thanksgiving.
wow, some messed up schedule that is…
‘Chu’ is actually the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound a mouse makes, while ‘pika’ is the sound electricity makes. So, a rough translation would be ‘zapsqueak’. The sound ‘chu’ used in kissing is actually a shortening of the common ‘nchu’ and ‘uchu’ (there are a few others). Hope that helps. Gotta go before I get slain by the Dire.
Uchu, nchu, buchu, chu, and kisu kisu are all onomatopoeiae for kissing. “Chu” being the most dominate use in print. But you are correct about the Pokémon trivia. It was intended as a play-on-words from a Romaji sense. Maybe I’m a bit of a geek that way. ^_^
You mean a picochu isn’t one trillionth of a kiss? Or Picachu is a kiss that measures 1/6 inch?
Now the real geek appeared ^__^
This grin just won’t leave my face. 😀
CUTE! With a long OO!
After years of study, I’m pretty confident 90% of Japanese was developed by old men who like easily punnable things.
Whether or not it was intentional, I like that Medusa’s blush kind of completes the pikachu costume in a stupid sense.
It was intentional. Thanks.
(Also I have to say that while I’m one of the title characters in the comic that is my “website”- it is awful and from high school and mostly a joke.)
Hey, surprise Thursday update! W00t!!
OK, you got me with yesterday’s sales pitch. I wuz holding out pretty well until you tempted me with the Urano & Modest vs The Chocodile battle, and when Will’s kangaroo came up…I fell. Volume 2 on the way.
Thanks. You’ll like it, I’m sure.
Jake looks like he is in shock. lol XD
Isn’t chu japanese for kiss? i know there was a kissing based game called Chulip.
Also Jake I was over on Rpol and found a rp using the Panty Explosion Perfect system. http://rpol.net/game.cgi?gi=54577&date=1360861158
Looks like I can’t see it unless I log in. Time to dig up my old user name and password.
For some reason the CHU reminded me of Moka from Rosario + Vampire.
=.= Ugh.. The anime version. Dubbed or Subbed, I just can’t get into the way I do the manga. AND I’VE TRIED!! Really hard too!
Oh Kurumu. *gazes off dreamily*
…. Wait! *snaps out of it* Must… retain… charm resistance!!
awww….now that was so sweet+cute it could kill a diabetic! and i could so see her use her other pair of snakes – the one you don´t see . to make the ears twitch adorably…..excuse me, i need to make an appointment with my dentist, my teeth are aching…..
I should have thought of that.
Holy Moley, I just realized I haven’t had a girlfriend in about the same amount of time (since leaving California ‘for a month’ about two years ago)!
Meh. I can make time for girls when I’m done with school this time around. Especially since at the moment, it is far more age appropriate for me to date my professors than my fellow students.
Of course now that I have consciously become aware of this…
Anyway, terribly cute comic, Jake. =D
As drastically out-of-place as it is to see Jake kiss Modest like that, it still doesn’t match how weird it looks to see Modest in that Pikachu hoodie.
It does seem out of place, right?
Adorable. (Don’t make me start shipping you two! I’ll do it, I’m crazy!)
But.. like EVERY time… it just reminds me that I’m less than attractive, and have never once in my 22 years of life ever been considered such by the fairer sex.
… *bitter* I hate Valentine’s Day. >.>
(In my best Zuko voice) “that’s rough, buddy”.
Hahaha, thanks that does make me feel better…
“My girlfriend turned into the moon.”
I like Jake giving her a peck on the forehead. Very paternal.
And given the amount of time you want to spend on a relationship may I suggest something long distance? It does have its benefits. It has worked for my partner and me for 8 years.
If there are any women who live far away from me who are reading this and would like a long distance relationship, please let me know.
I hope you are kidding, because otherwise this would be too sad. Ouch. If you are so busy, it is OK. This isn’t a race XD
I am totally kidding.
http://animesalvation.com/2013/02/13/modest-medusa/ – have you checked this out, Jake?
I have, although I guess I forgot to post a link to it. It’s very nice to get a nice review!
Hey, I have a Pikachu jacket just like that one!!!
….I think my otaku may be showing….
Not for purposes of going to a rave? My brother’s ex has a similar jacket, but for the purpose of attending raves. =D
That is delightfully cute. ^^
*sqealing* EEEEEEEE that is cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
I want one!!!!!! 🙂
This is classic cute, but this is still the cutest non-classically cute comic ever.
Arrrrggg A whole week without any modest is driving me crazy. The only way to cope is to read the archives
Sorry about that. I have a new page for tomorrow, but this week has had me super busy.
Its cool I wanted to reread the archives anyway. I look forward to Modest and Tamuran updates every week.