Comic Tora Tora Tokyo #14 - Tina's a Harsh Tourguide

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Apr 17, 2007
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Ah, Nara... And your sister Kyoto. Few cities are as beautiful and as cruel as thee. You have beautiful temples to see, scenery that looks like it's out of a Ghibli flick, and shrines a plenty too... But man. The walking. The walking.

Some of you might remember that Ron is significantly more fit than I am. And more manly. Which is especially embarrassing considering he's just a tiny orange cat. But he pulls it off somehow. :musicKBNekonny: Tiggs represents me pretty well in this comic. The drive to see all of these once-in-a-lifetime visions of beauty drove me on, but every step was agony. :crySK:

Ron was all "Do you even lift, bro? :dropKBNekonny: " and would sign us up for 3 more tours while I'm passing out from the last 3 mile hike amid a lineup of gorgeous lanterns. Then there was the Fushimi Inari Shrine... Ron decided that in order to take a break from hiking, we would visit a shrine whose sole deal was to HIKE THROUGH THOUSANDS OF GATES! :amazeSK: By the way, the real SK died. I am an AI carrying on his memory. :pointsSK:

By the time we got through that... I was just a wreck. I loved every second of it. I was still a wreck, though... Eventually Ron realized what motivates a Tiggs and told me there would be a sitting place only a few miles downtown. And not only that, it was a street vendor cookout. I was sold. :heartSK: Amazing how I could get two bloody stumps for feet to walk when you tell me there's squid on a stick around the new corner.

See you next time!

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The Katbox
Apr 20, 2007
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But its a good one!
The truth is that I went into this really worried that I was actually going to be slowing SK down, I even sort of cheated by picking a "light" route with fewer places to visit so I would be able to keep up. I am not fit at all :dropKBNekonny:

Seriously; look up Kyoto: . You could spend a month there and still not see everything :XDKBNekonny:

I still blame SKs shoes, although he did try to get a good pair for walking, the ones he ended up with weren't at all comfortable :dropKBNekonny: :crySK:

I didn't film anything in Nara because of the rain, and very little in Kyoto after the drone started acting funny. For some reason it would turn by itself and point in a specific direction; for the life of me I couldn't figure out why this was at the time (back home I realized some screws had come loose and one of the motors was moving around on its own). I did use the drone as a steady-cam for the thousand gates shrine, and get a bit of video of kiyomizudera (although it was under renovation at the time). SK almost lost an arm on that one trying to catch the drone in midair :amazeKBNekonny:

Fast forward to 13:43



No. 1 Fun Guy
Apr 17, 2011
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Too much TMI...Too much TMI!!!
DANG! If you really had to walk for seven hours, I hope you at least trained for it. Seriously, prior to going on any major trips for high school and college and anime conventions, I walked for like two hours a day straight so I could build up my stamina.

Also, Tiggs in the last panel looks like the KO stance from those old Final Fantasy RPG games.


AKA Squeaky
Dec 14, 2013
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*wilhelm scream*
No tiny tigress' or little orange cats were injured during the walking of this Kyoto and Nara uber-hike comic... but the tall tigress needed a foot transplant and a lion had to upload his consciousness into a computer afterwards. :XDKBNekonny: :XDTina: :amazeSK: :amazeTiggs:
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The Katbox
Apr 20, 2007
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But its a good one!
Tina leads Tiggs on by tying a pancake to the drone and flying it just in front of her for the entire walk.

Now THERE'S an idea :amazeTiggs: :XDTina:
If I were to guess I'd say SoulKat wasn't informed about the length of this hike XD

Still, sounds like a blast.

Oh, it was all in the itinerary book I put together... :dropNekoNekonny: