118. Actualisation of
Posted on 22nd Mar 2012, 9:16 PM in 5. Battle at Pokeyhead

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Morgenstern 22nd Mar 2012, 9:16 PM edit delete
Yeah, sorry about the lateness.

The original plan was something a bit more... uh, ambitious, but it ended up being a bit more work (and length) than I really had time for with the way my work schedule's been lately. I ended up cutting it down and shuffling some stuff, though 119 should be a little closer to my original idea.

Here's the bad news: this once-every-two-weeks thing I've been doing lately? I'm making it official. It's... very, very temporary, just until my schedule gets itself back in order and life maybe stops being so dumb. So, next comic will be up on April 4th. I'm going to try and have some supplementary stuff or art or something posted in the in-between to maybe not make the gap seem so large, and hopefully I can make it worth the wait. I am really sorry about this.

Cammiluna 22nd Mar 2012, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Poor Go! D:

Stuff like this scheduling thing happens to the best of us. Good luck getting it all together! <3

Oh, and hi guys; this includes you readers, I'll start spamming some fanart sketches again this weekend. I'll be sticking it all in this conveniently-placed top thread. yup.
Owl 22nd Mar 2012, 9:36 PM edit delete reply
Guest 25th Mar 2012, 11:42 AM edit delete reply
Your icon is WIN XD
Cammiluna 25th Mar 2012, 2:14 PM edit delete reply
Why thank you! It's a guilty pleasure of mine to draw Kamek in ladies' dresses sometimes!
Cammiluna 25th Mar 2012, 2:50 PM edit delete reply
I didn't forget, I was distracted by livestreaming Tetris Attack last night. It was a wild night assuming the true story behind vs. com was that Kamek intoxicated all of Yoshi's friends by inviting them to a drinking party, but Yoshi refused to give into peer pressure, hence being unaffected, so he goes on a magical journey to save his friends from their evil hangovers and teach the badguys about responsible drinking.

But I digress.


Morg introduced another cute girl in this intermission, so here's a Blair.


Bonz0 25th Mar 2012, 5:06 PM edit delete reply
Am I supposed to read Orange Toad's dialogue in the voice of Pops from Regular Show?
Cammiluna 25th Mar 2012, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking more Sir Ebrum from the Kirby anime, but that works too!
Bonz0 25th Mar 2012, 7:39 PM edit delete reply
Mario Party 9? What are you I don't even
Cammiluna 25th Mar 2012, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
I apparently pasted the wrong link.

Well then.

Care to play a game of "Spot the Luigi" while we're at it?
Bonz0 25th Mar 2012, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Have you been reading some "Sucks to be Weegie"?

Cammiluna 25th Mar 2012, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I haven't caught up recently, but I DO love that comic and it's chubby Daisy!
Bonz0 25th Mar 2012, 10:20 PM edit delete reply
There haven't been that many updates recently anyway.
BlueMario 29th Mar 2012, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
This page needs more fanart, and you are a major contributer of this (and hilarity)

Cybero 28th Mar 2012, 9:01 PM edit delete reply
I prefer to call it "Locate Luigi" myself.

Silverpraetorian 29th Mar 2012, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Love both those pictures, though I can't figure out why on orange toad. I guess I'll just blame it on how it looks kinda British to me.
Silverpraetorian 22nd Mar 2012, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Well that explains the lack of hat at the start... and I'm sorry to hear about the once every two weeks thing, but id that means we keep getting this awesome story tis a small price to pay.
NotJoe 22nd Mar 2012, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
Just be sure to scribble in an "other" before Wednesday on the title.:P
Owl 22nd Mar 2012, 9:38 PM edit delete reply
Angry and drunk. That never ends well.
FuzzyZergling 22nd Mar 2012, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Dude touched his hat, any ensuing beat-down is completely justified :3

Hope that RL gets better for you, Morg.
Mr. Vareel 24th Mar 2012, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
Never, ever, f**k with the hat. (In a side note, I react in similar ways when someone takes my hat. But I'm always sober-... Does it count as being sober if you've never drank?)
Evdog 27th Mar 2012, 12:16 AM edit delete reply
Is there a trope for this?
Mr. Vareel 27th Mar 2012, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
If not, make one. Call it "don't touch the hat" or something. Uh...you CΛN make tropes, right? I try to distance myself from the site for my own silly reasons, so I don't really know.
Stegosaurus 27th Mar 2012, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
I just checked, no trope.
Bonz0 28th Mar 2012, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
"Beserk Button" would be the trope that encompasses everything like that. We can't just go and make a trope for EVERY character's unique beserk button. It would take forever.

It also might fall under the "Law of Disproportionate Retribution". There's even a few exampels regarding hats on that page--one from XKCD and one about the mayor from Powerpuff Girls.
Sheets 22nd Mar 2012, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Poor Go. I'm loving his backstory though... And don't worry about real life getting in the way. Stuff happens. Your comic is worth the wait.
Reaga 22nd Mar 2012, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Epic comic. Worth the 2 week wait (I literally finished reading it front to back the same day as the previous update). Here's hoping something awesome happens so you can start affording more updates. If I don't win the lottery, I hope you do.
the_unchosen_one 22nd Mar 2012, 10:43 PM edit delete reply
I hope we get to see the fight, instead of just waking up in the desert
Noah 23rd Mar 2012, 2:00 AM edit delete reply
Same clothes as "Wake me up before you Go" Now we know the back story of him waking up in the desert.
Love this comic!
Mutterscrawl 23rd Mar 2012, 9:43 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, think he got knocked off be security or fell due to recklessness, or jumped because he was suicidal after hurting Blair / other people?
Amaare 23rd Mar 2012, 10:46 AM edit delete reply
Or his powers got totally out of control and he destroyed the airship!
the_unchosen_one 23rd Mar 2012, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
I want an epic free falling fight. Green there got rescued, cuz he was socially accepted, while go was now an outcast
Amaare 24th Mar 2012, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
Lol, like the end of Astroboy where they smash up the whole flying city whilst fighting.
Whistle-Tall 23rd Mar 2012, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
Oh dear.
Angry, drunk, tripping on fire(flower)power, AND HIS HAT'S BEEN REMOVED!?
...A man can have a lot of horrible things happen to him and stay calm, but someone stealing the hat from his head is just one step too far.
Kick that 1-upping jerk's a**, Go!
Prospekt 23rd Mar 2012, 1:46 PM edit delete reply
Green Toad has a goatee, he's clearly the villain in this argument! Plus his look just kind of screams "douchebag"
Therazan 24th Mar 2012, 2:24 PM edit delete reply
My guess: He is Blair's new boyfriend.
Bonz0 23rd Mar 2012, 2:05 PM edit delete reply
That makes him the second goatee sporting man to start a bar fight in this comic.

I can't help but think it would have been funnier if Go had been able to tell his story back in Twister's Borough only to be interrupted by Haze at exactly this point in the Go's story.
OneOfTheNamelessRabble 23rd Mar 2012, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
Do you see the face on the Orange toad?! Even he realizes what removing Go's hat means! (TERMINATION-WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE!)
the_unchosen_one 23rd Mar 2012, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
WAIT! Are the hats made from actual mushrooms of that variety? If they are, do you realize the potential for havoc in this fight? Go's hat is a MEGA mushroom!
Stegosaurus 23rd Mar 2012, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
[Insert joke about pot-smashing here]
Tracender02 23rd Mar 2012, 10:00 PM edit delete reply
Just make Go wear a elf's green adventure clothes with a annoying fairy as companion in 1st panel. And presto! Go Link!
Remix 23rd Mar 2012, 8:30 PM edit delete reply
Is this permanently back to the old style, or is the other artist on vacation or something?
Tracender02 23rd Mar 2012, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
Looks like the old style or should i say the old art
VagabondRaiser 24th Mar 2012, 11:02 AM edit delete reply
...the new artist, Obfuscobble, is on an "art break", during which Morgenstern is in charge of the art. The details, I am unaware of, but I vaguely recall it being mentioned in the comments when the art switched back.

Personally, I like both styles. Morg's art is rougher, and (to me) calls back to the fact that Mushroom Go is a "gritty" revisioning of the Mario universe; Obfuscobble's art on the other hand is cleaner, less stylized, giving it a more serialized comic feel, which I like.

Also, badass McCoy looks a bit more worn in Obfus's art, like he really has traveled the world and fought just about everything there is to fight.

...OK, yeah, so I kinda prefer Ob's Palma over Morg's. Morg's Palma is adorabadass, Ob's Palma feels more proportionately "logical" to me considering that Pianta are essentially Weebles on legs.

Ob's Palma is heftier built, which lends better credence to the phrase "Being weak for a Pianta is like being slow for a bullet"; too many artists follow the (arguably Japan-spawned) trend of wafer-thin protagonists that can suplex a mountain, and it makes me happy to see that being subverted, at least to some degree.

I honestly prefer Morg's visual take on Martello-- feels less "hot babe with a big gun" and more "Tomboy soldier" to me-- but on the whole, whether it's Morg or Ob arting it up in here, I'm already hooked on the plot, so I'll be reading regardless. I'm a sucker for expanded universe/adventuring stuff, and having been a gamer since I was old enough to understand you make the red guy go right and not fall in holes (I beat Super Mario Brothers for the first time at age 6) it's great to see the Mario universe getting that treatment.
VagabondRaiser 24th Mar 2012, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
Hm. Apparently that "title" box doesn't show anything. I prefaced that last post with something akin to "I fail to recall what page it was mentioned on, but..."
Cammiluna 24th Mar 2012, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
This particular comicfury layout doesn't have the HTML to call up comment titles. I don't know which layouts do aside from custom ones.

Thanks for clearing this all up!
Remix 26th Mar 2012, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
I missed Morgs Mccoy. Ob's version looked like an old man to me.
Therazan 24th Mar 2012, 2:15 PM edit delete reply

I thought it would be a good theme for what's happening to Go in ths page, especially since it's based on Super Mario Bros. 2

Also, check out the There Will be Brawl serie to see your favourite Nintendo Characters(most of them, it's based on Super Smash Bros after all)and the Mushroom Kindom like you never seen them before. And the music is awesome.

Warning: there is gore, sexual themes, hommages to The Silence of the Lamb and The Godfather, but it is way better than the Super Mario Bros. Movie! For a mature audience. image
Silverpraetorian 24th Mar 2012, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
There will be brawl was incredible... did they ever end up making a season 2?
Therazan 24th Mar 2012, 2:28 PM edit delete reply
How do i make links or pictures in my posts?
Cammiluna 24th Mar 2012, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
Comments here work in forum code instead of HTML.

This will teach you everything you need to know, grasshopper.
hadron36 24th Mar 2012, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
I can't believe NO ONE has said anything about the fat toad in the 3rd panel. His face. Mind dying.
CyberSkull 25th Mar 2012, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Drunk + Mad + The Olde Arts = Incoherent drunk speak OR the magic going horribly right. Guess which happens to Go?
Evdog 27th Mar 2012, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
"Or"? Silly CyberSkull, that's not how you spell "and". :P
The Lieutenant 27th Mar 2012, 4:25 PM edit delete reply
Wait, wasn't this story arc supposed to be a second attempt at a break from the serious storyline? I think that Morgenstern is, perhaps, quite a bit more dedicated to this comic than he thinks.
MeowMixIsorCats339 27th Mar 2012, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Well... the new comic isn't coming for another week... Anybody up for another one of my random thoughts?

Because I have.
right here.
a list of what ducks simply don't like/are afraid of.

1) Squirrels
2) Bananas
3) Toothless the dragon plushies

That is all. If these are annoying just let me know. (By the way, all of these are 100% true)
the_unchosen_one 27th Mar 2012, 7:00 PM edit delete reply
MeowMixIsorCats339 27th Mar 2012, 9:18 PM edit delete reply

Have you ever tried to introduce your duck to the stuffed animal you just finished making? Let me tell you, peace negotiations with lettuces don't work. They just don't like them/are afraid of them.
the_unchosen_one 28th Mar 2012, 12:36 AM edit delete reply
I now require pictures, if available, cuz that sounds pretty awesome. Also, you have a pet duck? Also pretty awesome
NotJoe 28th Mar 2012, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
This reminds me of my dead pet duck. He escaped from the pet store and walked across the highway, so we called him "Lucky Ducky." But then one day, he tried to fly away, and was eaten by an owl.
MeowMixIsorCats339 28th Mar 2012, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Was it a call duck? Or a mallard? Because most other domesticated breeds of Ducks are to big and heavy to fly away (Because they are bread for meat/egg production)I've had a duck die on me too. :(

@The_Unchosen_One, While I am not comfortable sharing my personal pictures in the internet just look up Ancona Ducks on google to see what mine looks like.

the_unchosen_one 28th Mar 2012, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
Perfectly understandable. I have some friends the same way. I looked them up, and they have a really cool coloring. Definitely interesting compared to the kinds of ducks I see around where I live
Morgenstern 29th Mar 2012, 8:15 PM edit delete reply
So it's a long story but I was going to do some short comics but my Photoshop is in another castle

So uhhh it's MSPaint time

Bonz0 29th Mar 2012, 8:32 PM edit delete reply
Oh yeah? If you're a Pidgit then where's your magic carpet and saxophone, McCoy?
Silverpraetorian 30th Mar 2012, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
You know, based on what tanooki's are known for, extract of tanooki leaf might be have a going on the black market.

And now before my mind has a chance to dwell on that thought time to purge my memory.
FuzzyZergling 31st Mar 2012, 11:06 PM edit delete reply
Nope, you'll never be able to get that out of your head now that you've said it.
Owl 1st Apr 2012, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Great, that was a thought I didn't need in my head. IT WON'T GO AWAY!!!!!!