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March 31st, 2010






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24 . by: Nasuella 2011-04-02 06:01:46

Okay, it's official. Things that screw with your mind and make you ask, "What the [expletive] just happened?!" are the best April Fools gifts ever. :D
23 . by: Nobody 2011-04-01 22:01:13

Well, considering that TMs are actually just CDs you place on your pokemon's head in the game, I don't believe the TM 34 thing is completely following canon knowledge. Furthermore, TM 34 was never Morning Sun, and the second generations were carefully planned so that you couldn't trade back pokemon knowing moves that didn't exist in the first games, so I dunno where that line of logic came from. (Why yes I am a life-long pokemon nerd; how did you guess?)
The comic's just playing with the idea of questioning the pursuit of happiness, I think. The characters kind of failed to realize that happiness may not be synonymous with satisfaction, though.
Also, the two human characters here are fun! I could stand a whole comic with them. The girl especially was funny because she was just so bombastic, and also she didn't have a huge rack plastered on her, so that made her more personable.
22 . by: jkd 2011-04-01 21:24:10

The way I see it:
A man creates a new brain that joins human empathy with supercomputer. The two other characters suggest that he has achieved true enlightenment, complete satisfaction. They realize that "society runs on dissatisfaction" that all the achievements and efforts of man have been fueled by dissatisfaction. Evolution has been selecting those who want the most all along.
Then Zen pika comes to take his enlightened comrade away in the morning sun tm.

Its very funny but raises a delightful idea about enlightenment as well.
A perfect follow up to the first pika comic.
21 . by: kuu 2011-04-01 20:50:28

read the comments. I still don't understand

this is an allagory to how we think technology makes us happy?
20 . by: Sneak 2011-04-01 18:31:13

Epic.
19 . by: 2011-04-01 13:10:06

I think that pikachu says "Come with me, to the great hypercube in the sky!"
18 . by: RayJ 2011-04-01 12:36:50

whatthehellamireading.jpg
actually, was that the person from the end of the first Pika? or maybe they're totally unrelated. either way I love these comics to death sdjhgslf
17 . by: D 2011-04-01 11:43:53

Oh man I'm compelled to ask- were the painting bits made with ArtRage? It looks like ArtRage.
16 . by: Shannon 2011-04-01 08:21:07

That was amazing.

I thought a lot more than I have time to say, but once I get back from work...this is getting another read. :D
15 . by: 2011-04-01 06:50:43

I am so glad he's back. Got a hearty laugh out of me when I saw the panel of him walking towards the people.
14 . by: G 2011-04-01 06:31:15

"Truely happy people do nothing, and therefore are a threat to society because society runs on disfunction and people trying to obtain their goals"

...strangely that makes sense to me, and now I don't know weather to laugh or be scared of this...
13 . by: Guilen 2011-04-01 03:33:18

yay... wonderful
Wish MetaPikachu would take ME into the painting some day lol
12 . by: 2011-04-01 02:10:53

fuckin awesomely insane!!!! make another, make another!!
11 . by: 2011-04-01 00:53:23

ahh!! awesome!!! its very thought provocative..even as an april fools..
10 . by: 2011-04-01 00:29:29

Oh no... I have to wait a whole year to find out what happens next!
9 . by: Swift 2011-04-01 00:13:03

Woah.


What?
8 . by: Anomalous 2011-03-31 23:57:33

Let the discussion begin.
A Technical Machine, or TM for short (Japanese: わざマシン Move Machine), is a machine used by Pokémon Trainers to teach a Pokémon a new move that it might not otherwise learn.
TM34, depending on the generation, was Bide, Swagger, Shockwave or Sludge Wave.

Interestingly enough, if you were to trade a first-generation pokémon to second generation, level up until they learned a new move, then trade back to the first generation wherein the TM didn't exist. The second generation result of this TM34 is called: Morning Sun.

Now I know you're asking yourself, "What does it all mean?", and to address that I'd just like to begin by saying: Pika.
7 . by: Anomalous 2011-03-31 23:41:10

Here's to a 2nd year of being epic Fools. Thanks for your effort, Zack
6 . by: Kg 2011-03-31 23:35:14

I don't understand and I love it.
5 . by: 2011-03-31 23:33:52

ahahahah i don't even know what
4 . by: 2011-03-31 22:52:56

Haha Zack I love you.
3 . by: Kaa 2011-03-31 22:44:49

o_O
Cool.
2 . by: Nobody 2011-03-31 22:24:42

And here I was sad that we wouldn't get an april fool's comic!
1 . by: 2011-03-31 22:08:06

Oh my god yes

HES BACK