143. The countdown in my head
Posted on 3rd Jul 2013, 1:32 AM in 5. Battle at Pokeyhead

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Morgenstern 3rd Jul 2013, 1:32 AM edit delete
Much like when I first realized that I, someone that can't draw boats worth a dangily doo, was knee deep into drawing a comic about pirates...

...Man, go-karts are stupid. Uuuagghhhh go-karts.

I have not even begun to get into how silly this is about to get.

Also! For those that missed it, I totally made a game. It's short and not great, but there it is. I'm hoping to make bigger, more gamey type games in the future. Whoooo.

comicdude2002 3rd Jul 2013, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
Hey, I like your comic and that game you made is kinda addicting.
Bartimaeus 3rd Jul 2013, 1:50 AM edit delete reply
Hey, nice page!
RedAuthar 3rd Jul 2013, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
Starcat5 3rd Jul 2013, 7:12 AM edit delete reply
One can only hope.
Futurevgd 3rd Jul 2013, 2:41 AM edit delete reply
I really enjoyed that game. It was a nice break.

Also, cliffhanger...
the_unchosen_one 3rd Jul 2013, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
Always cliffhangers
CyberSkull 3rd Jul 2013, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
Karts go boom.
the_unchosen_one 3rd Jul 2013, 3:40 AM edit delete reply
Only whence loaded with an N64 ¿ Block. Hey Morg, what game(s) is/are item(s) like that following? Like, in 64, fake blocks made you splode, but now they just trip you
Guybrush20X6 3rd Jul 2013, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
Call backs!
Tobias7 3rd Jul 2013, 7:30 AM edit delete reply
You're wrong, that game is great :)
Star1412 (Lazy Version) 3rd Jul 2013, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Cool update. I won't get to try that game for awhile though, because I'm currently on vacation and don't have much computer access. I'll have to try it later though :)
Evdog 3rd Jul 2013, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
Shrapnel can see it coming just as well as Palma. I'm half expecting him to just sidestep away from the kart.
5007 3rd Jul 2013, 7:41 PM edit delete reply
Out of idle curiosity, is your real name Evan McArdle?
Evdog 3rd Jul 2013, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
^_^ YAY! Someone knows me for my music!
5007 3rd Jul 2013, 9:29 PM edit delete reply
Oh sweet! You /are/ the Evdog I know and love!

Loved "October Sky", by the way.
Evdog 4th Jul 2013, 4:51 AM edit delete reply
:D Thanks, mate!

I've actually got a Mario themed ballad written down somewhere that I made as a fan work for MuGo, but I never recorded it. I'd better get onto that soon.
BlueMario 4th Jul 2013, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Super Mariachi Bros. 4th Jul 2013, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Time for a message from the fake Mandarin:
"Did you know that the Amurrican flag is an Amurrican creation? That's why it's loud, simple, and unoriginal."
In all seriousness, though, I must admit, I like the U.S. For all its flaws, I'd choose it over any other place.
Baratone 5th Jul 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
Oh my god! I didn't realize we had a super awesome famous youtuber within our MuGo ranks! That's really cool!
Swagner 3rd Jul 2013, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
"Please don't miss"? Go, you just jinxed yourself. If anime has taught me anything, it's that overconfidence is the only way to accomplish anything.
BlueMario 3rd Jul 2013, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
Really? The only thing anime's ever taught ME is that you need to shout your special attack's name as loud as possible for it to work
Marcus 4th Jul 2013, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
Anime taught me to trust in my friends, believe in myself, and that by only by desperately clawing at life can I ever hope to survive the horrors of the night.
Torchlight 16th Jul 2013, 3:54 AM edit delete reply
Anime taught me that dogs can be kept as emergency food, baseball bats are better as weapons than swords and that little kids in castles that call you 'big brother' for no reason are really day-walking vampires that'll turn your life upside down.
Tracender02 3rd Jul 2013, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
OMG WoW This comic updated!? I have to start where I left off then
whistle-tall 3rd Jul 2013, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, if I remember correctly, those karts can survive falling in lava, being struck by lightning; and heavy physical impact from a Chain chomp or Bullet bill.

Oh yeah, and they can trigger active Bob-ombs by mere proximity.
*pulls out popcorn*
This 'ought to be good.
BlueMario 3rd Jul 2013, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
It's cool how a classic kart was used, but I was kind of hoping Go would bust out a Super Blooper or an Offroader (even though that's large-class)
5007 3rd Jul 2013, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
Be kind of funny if the Chain Chomp powerup was activated.

Or maybe he already activated the Gold Shroom? Speed Boost?
Sheets 3rd Jul 2013, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
If this is anything like running into a Bob-omb car on Moonview Highway, this is going to be fun. And explosive. But mostly fun.
Marcus 4th Jul 2013, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Don't worry about the cart design Morg. Think about it. Go spawned the first cart available, that's probably THE most basic model available so it would look kinda bare bones.

Plus this means you can get fancy with whatever super Cart Go takes as his loot from this fiasco.
fuzzy3158 5th Jul 2013, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
The game was fun. I liked it. I even think the booster-block was quite original. And that's saying something because being original is damn hard nowadays.
comic: Just launching the kart into Shrapnel? no weapons? I wonder what will happen...
BlueMario 6th Jul 2013, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Welp. Chat's been even more dead that it used to be. One of my mods (Owl) has gone AWOL and the other (thegreatandmightyOne) has dropped of the face of the planet and no longer even has a Chatango account.

If it doesn't start picking up soon on there *nudgenudgewinkwink* I might have to close it down.
shogungundam04 6th Jul 2013, 1:16 PM edit delete reply
whats the chat link? I can never remember... also anyone think bullet bill would have been / be an awesome powerup against Shrapnel?
BlueMario 6th Jul 2013, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
MuGo Chat (It's hyperlinked)

Nah, Sharpnel would just catch the Bill by the arm (or its side of Morg's Bills don't have actual arms) and just swing it back at Go (or whoever launched it) or a wall
the_unchosen_one 6th Jul 2013, 1:57 PM edit delete reply
Wait a second... I dont think anyone's commented on this. What's Go counting down? Is it supposed to be impact? Or is it something else?
Star1412 7th Jul 2013, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Hey, we finally got to try that game. It's pretty cool! (we were also apparently the 1337th person to play).
Cammiluna 8th Jul 2013, 10:36 PM edit delete reply
Amaare 8th Jul 2013, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
A cart? That's all?
I'd be disappointed if I wasn't so sure that Morg had a LOT more up his sleeves.
Morgenstern 8th Jul 2013, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking that my updating every two weeks instead of weekly is now semi-official

which is about as official as things get around here
Futurevgd 9th Jul 2013, 3:23 AM edit delete reply
I am semi-officially okay with that.

There's no need to push your self at all. Remember that it is a good thing to work on other projects too. Do what you need to do.
BlueMario 9th Jul 2013, 3:37 AM edit delete reply
The only thing I care about updating is Morg's profile picture. Who's Go?
Renadt 9th Jul 2013, 4:16 AM edit delete reply
You never really liked the idea of doing the work for your story, so feel free to take your time with it. We do appreciate the head's up. If I could, I would donate the money to get someone to help you, so you can do what you love- writing.
Tobias7 9th Jul 2013, 12:20 PM edit delete reply
I agree that's fine. But please don't stop doing it again ^_^ We're patient and fine with waiting a couple weeks though, especially if it makes it more enjoyable for you.
Torchlight 9th Jul 2013, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
Still more often than VG Cats. XD
Cammiluna 9th Jul 2013, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
I'm thinking of going that route with immortal fool once i get back to it later this month. ALTERNATING UPDATES!
shogungundam04 10th Jul 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Ive been here for *Just* about every pause and hiatus, I'm still here I can wait a bit longer between updates :D
Tis worth it
5007 11th Jul 2013, 6:13 PM edit delete reply
Good to know.

As long as you still enjoy doing it, I don't care what sort of deadlines you set.
Marvin 13th Jul 2013, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
There's a pun here..

GO kart!
Futurevgd 13th Jul 2013, 2:44 AM edit delete reply

Why didn't I think of that?
thedandmom 13th Jul 2013, 9:48 PM edit delete reply
image This is a thing that I said i was going to do isn't it.

Hey guys. Thought I'd say hi. Been swamped with work. I've put my webcomic on hiatus as I get even more work and I've switched to just a strip one. Also, sorry again about leaving, it was just work overload.
Evdog 13th Jul 2013, 10:28 PM edit delete reply
This style is NICE! The outlines are a tad too neat for MuGo, though I could learn to live with it. Love the shading work and colour scheme!
Super Mariachi Bros. 13th Jul 2013, 11:07 PM edit delete reply
Hey, it's cool. No point in holding grudges. Also, I like the arms.
Tobias7 13th Jul 2013, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
Cool!!! Thanks for staying :) And thanks for keeping up the good work, I love seeing fanart :)
blaZe9v 14th Jul 2013, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
I don't think any of us have held any sort of grudge. Just try to maintain your work schedule and find time in your life to have fun. That's all I ask. After all, it sounds like you've got a stressful workload.
RICK BO 14th Jul 2013, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
If anything, we're grateful for the help you did put in.
Though shortlived, Thanks for the help DanDmom. |:D

As for the fanart, I like the way it has strong details but doesn't rely on excessive features. It's like it's detailed but it isn't intricate.
Star1412 14th Jul 2013, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
This is really cool.
Swagner 15th Jul 2013, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Glad we at least got to see your (pretty dang awesome)interpretation! And you sorta helped bring the comic back from the dead, nobody'll ever fault you for that!

Sorry you're so busy, I just hope busy==money, 'cause money=funAtALaterDate.

PS: Verily, I do declare: There shouldst be a fanart page. It seemeth to me that an abundance of the arts have appeared in the comments of hither site, but no repository for the ease of viewing. 'Tis but mine two cents' worth.
thedandmom 15th Jul 2013, 5:35 PM edit delete reply
Yes busy=money.
Baratone 14th Jul 2013, 4:23 PM edit delete reply
For some reason, I find that some MuGo pages flow better when you read them at a faster pace.
Tobias7 15th Jul 2013, 7:33 PM edit delete reply
But it's just fine at a slower pace too :)
Baratone 16th Jul 2013, 2:37 AM edit delete reply
I suddenly feel a sense of deja vu from watching Dragonball Z coming on.
Morgenstern 15th Jul 2013, 8:19 PM edit delete reply
The bad news is new comic tomorrow because migraines!

The good news is that I have vaykay this week, so you might be getting the comic late but like multiple comics total to make up for it
Swagner 15th Jul 2013, 8:31 PM edit delete reply
Hooray for good news!

But pity for migraines. Those suck. Royally.
blaZe9v 16th Jul 2013, 9:05 AM edit delete reply
Implied Common Response!
Baratone 16th Jul 2013, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
Hooray for comics! Boo for migraines!
Tobias7 16th Jul 2013, 8:04 AM edit delete reply
Sorry about the migraines but yay comics :)
Torchlight 15th Jul 2013, 10:25 PM edit delete reply
Huh... I just saw new text under the banner. "I Wonder How You'll Justify The Lies". Anyone got any clues as to what that means? I kinda doubt Morg put that in for no reason...
Baratone 16th Jul 2013, 2:34 AM edit delete reply
He's probably alluding to his supposed "I'll update on so-and-so" announcements he occasionally does.
Torchlight 16th Jul 2013, 3:50 AM edit delete reply
To be honest, I thought it might be some kind of internal monologue line from our favorite Beanish B****** towards Cap'n Martello.
Atcy 17th Jul 2013, 9:35 AM edit delete reply
Morgenstern, will you stop being detrimental to yourself?

The game is fun, your art it great, and the go kart looks like a go kart.

You've really gotta give yourself credit more often.