Christmas '12
Posted on 29th Dec 2012, 5:15 AM in 5. Battle at Pokeyhead

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Morgenstern 29th Dec 2012, 5:15 AM edit delete
I didn't really want to turn down the request to do a Christmas thing, even though I didn't end up seeing the request until after Christmas. So... I'm a jackass

And I'm still in kind of a no-drawing-funk.

So... yeah I'm some sort of super jackass, I'd like to do something a little better for you later maybe

So, an update so people new to the situation won't have to read through forty billion comments to get the story. Comic is probably not dead; me and a new artist are currently in talks. Less talks and more doing stuff at this point. She's caught up in some holiday herpaderpin' I think, as was I for a while, so there's been a bit of a delay in it all. Hopefully it all gets sorted out and we can get into some sort of schedule-esque thing and maybe my E-mail account won't consume sent pages for sustenance like it's been known to.

Hey, there's a chat thing. I should probably add it to the page or something, but I'm in this weird lazy stage where I'm sitting around in a wifebeater and eating beans out of a can, watching black and white television and growing a creeper beard instead of doing anything productive. It should pass quickly

Oh hey Cammiluna also has some comics but she hasn't updated them in a while, what a lazy bum am I right

Uhh what else

The Wii U is pretty neat

Zauber Paracelsus 29th Dec 2012, 6:06 AM edit delete reply
Zauber Paracelsus
Well, I'm glad to hear you're resuming the comic. You take your time getting stuff ready and I'm sure it'll turn out awesome :D
CyberSkull 29th Dec 2012, 7:16 AM edit delete reply
I've done that, except for owning a sleeveless undershirt.

Glad to hear about plans for more!
Tobias7 29th Dec 2012, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Yay!!! Thank you Morg and Thedandmom ;) That's great news, you guys take your time, we've waited this long we can wait longer. And cool tree! Oh, and thanks for the chat thing :) It's Christmas!!!
Morgenstern 29th Dec 2012, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Oh, don't thank me for the chat thing. The Chatango dealio is actually BlueMario's handiwork, I'm just passing along the info.
RedAuthar 29th Dec 2012, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
Potential Updates eh? Well here is hoping....
Tobias7 29th Dec 2012, 11:26 AM edit delete reply
And I really can't wait to see what the cast looks like in the new style. I'll love it however they look, but I'm really curious :)
Cammiluna 29th Dec 2012, 3:02 PM edit delete reply
I started drawing again last night, actually, but only paper marios would come out of my pencil

Amaare 29th Dec 2012, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Why is Kamek so kawai-happy to be beaten with a flip-flop?
Cammiluna 29th Dec 2012, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Why did Kamek transform Mario's entire inventory into flip-flops in the first place?
Swagner 29th Dec 2012, 9:32 PM edit delete reply
Good point. I ended up re-doing that fight because the flip-flops cost me an infinijump. :(
Cammiluna 29th Dec 2012, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
I didn't have anything rare on me save for a giant hammer, so I just sat back and enjoy Mario's flipflopping action..

I really wanted to use the giant flipflop, but I didn't know at the time if I needed that hammer for anything or if I could get it again easily.
Cammiluna 29th Dec 2012, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
And I think my problem with the next immortal fool page is that I don't know how to draw what I'm supposed to draw for it. Golly.
Amaare 30th Dec 2012, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, it's possible I would understand better if I had ever owned a single Mario game.
*Duck and cover*
Cammiluna 30th Dec 2012, 2:49 PM edit delete reply
I still love you, Amaare. <3
Amaare 30th Dec 2012, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
Amaare 31st Dec 2012, 4:47 PM edit delete reply
It's not quite true anyway, I did once own Super Mario 64, but that was the only console I ever traded in.
RICK BO 31st Dec 2012, 4:12 PM edit delete reply
Maybe Mario's beating Kamek with a flip-flop because Kamek's so Kawaii*~
Amaare 31st Dec 2012, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
A just punishment.
Morgenstern 30th Dec 2012, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
It's so hard not to use Mariachi Guys somewhere, but I know allegations of racism in my comic would follow. I'm still dealing with Birdo fallout, I don't need that

Also, have you got to the end of the game yet? I nearly threw my DS across the room if only because I knew there was a tiny Kamek in there somewhere and he needed to be punished
Cammiluna 30th Dec 2012, 12:40 PM edit delete reply
The game itself has been doing a mighty fine job with Mario and the toads endorsing violent racism against brown, arm-disabled chestnut people, but in all seriousness, this is internet and I know what you mean.

I've just cleared out the first three worlds. Maybe missed a THING or two along the way. The good thing about playing this game over a month late is that I get to rely on guides made from the blood, sweat and misery of other people that played the game before me.
BlueMario 30th Dec 2012, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
Like Mariachi Guys as in a Shy Guy Mariachi Band?
Or just a Mariachi Band?
If it's just a band, you could easily do it with Piantas, because they have been known to play maracas and various instruments already in SMS.
Morgenstern 30th Dec 2012, 9:20 PM edit delete reply
Cammiluna 31st Dec 2012, 5:09 PM edit delete reply
Funny coincidence:

I faced these guys a couple of nights ago, and then when I headed for a job interview the next morning, a trio of Hispanic panhandlers entered the crowded train with mariachi instruments and started playing a song. I thought that was Hysterical, especially since I couldn't unsee them as shyguys.
theo 18th Jan 2013, 9:46 PM edit delete reply
Hooray comic renewal! Yes, paper mario was VERY good and kamek was VERY frustrating, especially for the lack of sticker rearrangement capabilities. The whole thing idea is cool but physics is still crying inside. Also is that a japanese version? RESPECT INCREASED
Drc 29th Dec 2012, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Yay, a post by Morg!
Amaare 29th Dec 2012, 7:03 PM edit delete reply
Too much childish excitement!
Guest 29th Dec 2012, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
I cannot wait for new stuff... and this reminds me I should play sticker star more.
Silverpraetorian 29th Dec 2012, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
I seem to have been logged out of my thing... pity. Anyway, as I have said above.
DeadApple 29th Dec 2012, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
Mr. Morgenstern,

As one of your 3 subscribers, I'm slightly interested in knowing if your planning on continuing Tempting Transfinity, or is that a ghost project?

Morgenstern 30th Dec 2012, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
I ended up getting distracted with work, holidays, sickness, and getting back on the Mushroom Go train... and a wide assortment of side projects that haven't really gone anywhere yet (learning video and audio editing, Game Maker 8, can't stop playing Wii U etc).

I'd like to do more Tempting Transfinity, I just have to ... well, find time to do Tempting Transfinity. That, and get over my initial frustrations. I tend to write by the seat of my pants, and I realized after page two that I could have done some really neat things and I did some really boring things instead and got mad. I hate doing something stupid right at the outset like that. I've had some "oh my gosh I should have done that" moments in Mushroom Go, but they were really far in and made up a small percentage of the whole narrative so I didn't feel like I'd wasted a whole plot.

Doing (or not doing) something silly in Tempting Transfinity made me feel like I kinda tripped and fell on my face stepping out the door and the whole show was ruined, but it's not like I can't just play it off as part of the act and keep dancing. I'm just surly and childish when it comes to writing and need to get over it
Tobias7 30th Dec 2012, 11:54 AM edit delete reply
Sounds like me when I write software, but I have the advantage that I can completely rewrite software (which I do a lot for the reasons you mentioned) without anyone caring especially because the software I've built myself is all still in beta.
Guest 31st Dec 2012, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
I can understand completely, I used to write allot when I was younger and I ran into essentially the same problem. It almost always lead me to never publish anything I wrote :).

I really appreciate your honesty every time you answer questions, you don't make excuses. Which is awesomely refreshing.

DeadApple 31st Dec 2012, 4:03 PM edit delete reply
whoops, forgot to log in.
fuzzy3158 4th Jan 2013, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
you know, you may start over if you'd feel like it. It's not as if anyone would mind. If it means you actually continueing,I'd even prefer it :)
thegreatandmightyone 30th Dec 2012, 12:48 AM edit delete reply
is speechlessness an emotion?
Amaare 30th Dec 2012, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
You, sir, are thunderstruck!
BlueMario 30th Dec 2012, 12:33 PM edit delete reply
Mushroom Go updated,
my chat got recognized,
and it was actually accredited to my by Morg.

RICK BO 31st Dec 2012, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
That tree looks like it would explode at any moment.
Amaare 31st Dec 2012, 4:50 PM edit delete reply
Morg wishes us all a very Bobomb xmas...
Knowing Morg's fondness for obscure hints and epic foreshadowing, could this be a clue of some sort?
BlueMario 1st Jan 2013, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
I think the next plot is going to be about Shrapnel's family tree!
thegreatandmightyone 1st Jan 2013, 2:18 AM edit delete reply
Happy new year all!
Cammiluna 1st Jan 2013, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
Happy New Year, Mugo community!
Amaare 1st Jan 2013, 10:22 AM edit delete reply
Happy new update!
*blaZe* 1st Jan 2013, 3:09 PM edit delete reply
Happy new year update!
Evdog 1st Jan 2013, 6:39 AM edit delete reply
MuGo updated!
Amaare 1st Jan 2013, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Haha, glad I'm not the only one!
*blaZe* 1st Jan 2013, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
I'm one of the excited bunch too. I just......... neglected to speak 'till now.
Tobias7 1st Jan 2013, 11:12 AM edit delete reply
Now my daily-hourly check of Mushroom Go isn't sad. It's so much more fun looking at a Christmas Tree than "It's over" Thank you Morg and thank you Thedandmom! And Have a Happy New Year!
thedandmom 4th Jan 2013, 11:32 PM edit delete reply
Sorry this is taking so long...i almost had it done...and then i lost all my work. The coloring was so pretty too. Should have it done soon.
*blaZe* 5th Jan 2013, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Best. News. Ever.
Torchlight 6th Jan 2013, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
"If sexual arousal lasts longer than three hours, contact your physician."

Yup. Time to call a doctor.
Tobias7 6th Jan 2013, 7:55 AM edit delete reply
Aww that's awful about you losing your work. As a computer programmer, I should lecture you about backups and how cheap external hard drives are. But I'm so glad to hear things are going well now :)
Tobias7 6th Jan 2013, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Oh and it seems you've inherited Morg's bad luck with computers randomly crashing, dying, and losing his work.
BlueMario 6th Jan 2013, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Just remember this:
Even if you computer gives up and dies, don't YOU ever give up!

Also, YAY
Cammiluna 7th Jan 2013, 11:07 AM edit delete reply
That's my biggest fear when drawing comics.

I don't think anyone here is going anywhere. Don't feel too rush-pressured. :D
FuzzyZergling 5th Jan 2013, 10:37 PM edit delete reply
Mushroom Go is... not dead?
*FuzzyZergling cancels depression: too happy*
Cammiluna 6th Jan 2013, 9:52 PM edit delete reply
Would you guys like it if one day I ran a Livestream session where you watch me whip up silly doodles of MuGo characters?
Tobias7 7th Jan 2013, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Morgenstern 7th Jan 2013, 6:53 AM edit delete reply
I will pretty much accept any excuse for anyone to livestream anything
Cammiluna 7th Jan 2013, 11:12 AM edit delete reply

Tuesday night at 7pm-ish EST (may be a bit later if I'm caught up with something). It'll be on Channel Tartarus.
I'll be streaming the next highly experimental page tonight.
Morgenstern 8th Jan 2013, 5:37 AM edit delete reply
I'll have to work, sadly, but I'll be there in spirit
Cammiluna 8th Jan 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
If the webcaster doesn't fail me, I'll have the stream recorded. :D

Let me know when you're off sometime so I can plan one that you can attend!
Amaare 7th Jan 2013, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
*jumps up and down excitedly*
Cammiluna 8th Jan 2013, 8:45 PM edit delete reply


The gang at the stream say Hi to you, Morg!
Cammiluna 8th Jan 2013, 10:49 PM edit delete reply

Totally would do this again. Thanks for keeping me company, guys!
Amaare 8th Jan 2013, 10:51 PM edit delete reply
If anyone doesn't like this,
Uncle Arnie will fry them alive with his hex vision!
fuzzy3158 9th Jan 2013, 11:59 AM edit delete reply
I would like to say (and just take it as a compliment, I realize this will probably have no further impact on any development) that I would have no objections to having the rest of the comic drawn in this style.
So yeah, Go Cammiluna!
Tobias7 10th Jan 2013, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
I think Morg, Cammiluna, and Thedandmom are all capable of drawing the comic. All three are very skilled, and draw beautifully :)
fuzzy3158 10th Jan 2013, 6:49 AM edit delete reply
maybe they should just take turns drawing pages :p that would be hilarious >.<
theo 18th Jan 2013, 9:49 PM edit delete reply
BlueMario 9th Jan 2013, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Maaan, I didn't find out about this until an hour ago. I'm sad. oh well, I can always watch the recordings!
Cammiluna 9th Jan 2013, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
I'm planning another session this weekend! I would love it if you could make it!
Morgenstern 9th Jan 2013, 7:00 AM edit delete reply
Oh mah lord you guys are the best.

(I'm off Sundays and Mondays, for the record)
Cammiluna 9th Jan 2013, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Sunday night same time it is, then!


There's now a recording of the first three hours of the stream
. I lost the session with the other two.

(This will also be the last picture i post on ths page because goddamn)