Heya there, I know its been a long time since I updated, just a bunch of changes going on in RL that have been keeping me from updates. However all changes are good ones, and I’m motivated to keep pumping out more Massive Pwnage goodness. I really liked working on this one because it introduces a new member to the cast of MP. Alison Doyle, or “Alice” as she goes by in the office, was a character created by Encifer to have someone for Locke to converse with at work. She soon developed into a more full character when Encifer started suggesting different ways we could use her for future plot arcs. Her last name, Doyle, is an homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. I recently read the entire collection, which also got me back into an anime I had long been missing, Detective Conan.
Detective Conan is a popular mystery anime which stars Shinichi Kudo, an ace detective who has been shrunk to the size of an elementary school student. He lives at his girlfriend’s home, helping her detective father with cases under the alias of Conan Edogawa. Locke’s expression when he realizes the truth of Alice’s gaming nature is an homage to moments in Detective Conan when Conan puts all the pieces together. Praise be to Encifer for his awesome lightning drawing skills.