57. Some just want to forget
Posted on 1st Mar 2011, 10:46 PM in 3. At Twisters Borough

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Morgenstern 1st Mar 2011, 10:46 PM edit delete
I've gotta stack this house of side-plot cards up pretty high before I knock it back down.

In the original scene featuring the sheriff and his men, there was a total of six silhouettes (counting the sheriff)--but I never got to actually show the sixth guy. Well... here you go.

Part of what I like about this setup--Twisters Borough at large, really--is that the town is a melting pot of scavengers, travelers and merchants from all over the desert. In other words, I don't have to draw a town full of Toads or a town full of Ravens or whatever--I can draw a town full of whatever I happen to feel like drawing at the moment. It gives me room to experiment with what certain species would look like (particularly those from Paper Mario, who have more style deviation than usual) before I use them for anything -too- important.

Also, McCoy has been entered into ComicFury's character popularity battle royale thing. If you already have a ComicFury account, feel free to go vote for him--and other characters, while you're at it. If you haven't heard of most of those characters... well, it gives you an excuse to look around ComicFury more.

If you don't have a ComicFury account, at least sign up so you can subscribe to Mushroom Go. It's free and I will love you more if you do it.

T-shirts are comin'. Stupid job keeps taking up all my time.

ExarArcian 1st Mar 2011, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
Man, one of the things I really love about this comic is how you draw the races. Like, most people just keep them looking pretty much the same as the comics, but you flex your artistic muscles... and it shows.

That said, is that deputy-looking fella a Nimban? Like Mallow? Otherwise, I can pretty sure say I don't know the rest... maybe the blonde girl is a toad? (Judging from headband and nothing else.)

Also, just because I've never done this before, and I hate myself a little for doing it but the urge is overwhelmingly powerful...

First!... I think? *Dies inside*
Morgenstern 1st Mar 2011, 11:17 PM edit delete reply
The big guy's another one of those "I feel bad because he doesn't look as close as I thought he would"-type characters, so I'll just come out and say that he's a Milde.

I'm staying silent on the girls, though.
Arrakis 1st Mar 2011, 11:18 PM edit delete reply
Next time you need filler you should definently use the mega-mushroom story...and then there's McCoy and Guy XD
nicktheslayer 2nd Mar 2011, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
Youve just drawn the sexiest non-nude mario girls. :D

Steve the Mew hunter 2nd Mar 2011, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
well that's... different... wow...
Steve the Mew hunter 2nd Mar 2011, 1:58 AM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
Therazan 2nd Mar 2011, 3:51 AM edit delete reply
Just a thought like that... you absolutely MUST have a yoshi character in your comic at some point
Jay The Not Bad 2nd Mar 2011, 3:53 AM edit delete reply
Jay The Not Bad
Man, I sure am glad I finally chose to subscribe. I've been putting off for so long, even though I've been with this comic since near the beginning. But, I finally got my butt in gear and here I am. Keep up the good work on this comic man!
Indie Poser 2nd Mar 2011, 4:18 AM edit delete reply
Im not sure what species the girl on the left is. The one in the middle could be a yellow yoshi. I'm pretty certain that the girl on the far right is an Ackpow from Super Paper Mario.

Either way, we may soon find out if that "Guy is a girl" myth is true or not...
Triskelli 2nd Mar 2011, 4:23 AM edit delete reply
OH, so THAT's what he is...

Damn, I coulda sworn he was one of whatever Kirby is...

I.. I have no clue what the girls are supposed to be. I'mma trawl the wiki for:

AHA! The one on the right is an Ackpow, from Super Paper Mario (The ones with the pharaoh hats), center one is definitely a toad, not sure about the one on the left though. I'll let the rest of you keep guessing
Professional Mole 2nd Mar 2011, 5:17 AM edit delete reply
Um... okay, I'll go on a limb and guess the girl in the middle is a female Yoshi, the one in the right looks like could be Pianta, but I have no idea what the one in the left is.

Also, Imageshack has gone all buggy in Brazil, so your site is looking like this. Yes, that collection of icy frogs are your title, your navigation bar and the background. =|

I know it's not your fault, but... maybe you should host your images on your own domain.
Aikidoka 2nd Mar 2011, 5:30 AM edit delete reply
Miyamoto says, "That's a party I would crash."
Ha HA 2nd Mar 2011, 7:29 AM edit delete reply
I love and hate those kind of jokes, the old "and that's why I don't ___ anymore."
Plasma 2nd Mar 2011, 7:51 AM edit delete reply
The character on the left has Mouser's colour scheme (http://www.mariowiki.com/images/9/90/Mouser.jpg). Buuut the first panel in this very comic shows that rodents keep their rodent features. So, nevermind?
Plasma 2nd Mar 2011, 7:53 AM edit delete reply
Also, Guy get allllll the girls!
Guest 2nd Mar 2011, 9:28 AM edit delete reply
anyone else remember the drinking contest? Well we will soon find a winner in the three participants.
TheDarkPlumber2.0 2nd Mar 2011, 10:39 AM edit delete reply
I'm thinking chick on the right is a Noki.

And the middle one is maybe a Yoshi, probably not a Toad since it's been established that all Toad's where hats. Unless she's a Toad about town...
Triskelli 2nd Mar 2011, 10:59 AM edit delete reply
Ok, a guess for the gal on the left... A Puni? The little Pikmin-styled things in Thousand Year door?
Bonz0 2nd Mar 2011, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
The one on the right is probably not a noki or pianta since a member of those races would have some sort of shell or plant details respectively. Triskelli and Poser are correct, she's an Ackpow. Her headband has stripes that are purple with dark purple polka dots just like the ones from SPM. Which I still refuse to play.

I wouldn't rule out your theory just yet, plasma. It may be a gender thing. Also, on page 52 there is a koopa that looks much less human than Martello. It may be that there are differences with facial structure within the same species with some members appearing more like their in-game counterparts and others looking more human.

Or there might be ANOTHER reason why Martello looks so much different than the other koopas....

On another note, anyone else ever notice that Bowser and his children look drastically different from the rest of the koopas and yet they claim to be of the same race?
Morgenstern 2nd Mar 2011, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
If parts of the site look weird for anybody, give it a few minutes. I'm uploading most of the site's images from Imageshack to my host, and changing a few things around (i.e., the logo that still says we update on Saturdays only)
Weazle17 2nd Mar 2011, 11:30 AM edit delete reply
I love how guy is surrounded by hot girls, and he just acts like no one is there, just with a "whatever" expression on his...mask...or something
Confusing Hmmmmm. 2nd Mar 2011, 12:38 PM edit delete reply
So thats why he dosnt eat mega mushrooms, Hmmm? why cant it be that he is ,sorta part mushroom. I think you could put that... Idea your implining... into a very funny intermission.Or work it into the story. If you are impliying what i think your impliying and what i said before wasnt implied , unless thats what your thinking, i cuolud easily imagine this. Unless you Have? You didnt hear anything! unless you get my implication.
Weazle17 2nd Mar 2011, 12:43 PM edit delete reply
^ um, what
Duskstalker 2nd Mar 2011, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
Huh, and here I thought the girl on the right was one of those annoying jumping enemies that wouldn't die from the last world of the first Super Mario Land...
wilsonds888 2nd Mar 2011, 2:22 PM edit delete reply
Awesome comic again! Can't wait for the next one. I usually say something really random on your comics but I'll just keep it simple this time. But the randomness will return!
Weazle17 2nd Mar 2011, 2:56 PM edit delete reply
I am going to make a list of my favorite go sayings such as, "wait, what. oh hey might throw up," and "smell the dignity"
CyberSkull 2nd Mar 2011, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
My horrible, horrible imagination is running wild at what the mega-mushroom story started out as.
Owl 2nd Mar 2011, 3:15 PM edit delete reply
I reeeeally want to know why he doesn't eat mega mushrooms anymore.
Also, Guy is such a player! XD
Bonz0 2nd Mar 2011, 3:18 PM edit delete reply
You mean a ninji, duskstalker? I don't see the resemblance..
Rage-Nakasa 2nd Mar 2011, 5:01 PM edit delete reply
XD best line from Go ever!

and I love Macoy and Guy's plan. XD
futurevgd 2nd Mar 2011, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
AWESOME, did someone say there was a drinking contest. If so the captain won
Greg 2nd Mar 2011, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Hello, first of all this is an excellent comic, and I eagerly await each individual entry. I'm just wondering about something. Earlier in the comic you said that some shy guys had tanks. Now you mentioned in a comment that you played (or are familiar with) Paper Mario. Was your tank comment a reference to general Guy?
Xorglord 2nd Mar 2011, 7:27 PM edit delete reply
I would have put the rat in the first panel as a Rat Funk from Super Mario RPG, but the skull hat throws me off.
Grimlock13 2nd Mar 2011, 8:00 PM edit delete reply
The girl on the left can't be a puny from TYD, she don't have an antenna with a pompom. For the middle one, she could be a toad(a very sexy one), but I don't know about the last one. If something bad happen around the ship but outside the boundary of the city, will the sheriff still put is plan to execution?

For the big one in the first case, I'm thinking about one of those clown like puff monster in yoshi island.
Nanoth 3rd Mar 2011, 3:59 AM edit delete reply
I found this site:: http://www.mariomonsters.com/archives/character.php?start=0
Maybe you can find out the one of the left from there...
The middle is clearly a Toad, the bandanna on her head is her 'hat' and its dotted much like Go's bandanna.
Kbman 3rd Mar 2011, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
With the striped pants and rotund figure, I thought the big guy there was a Burt, also from Yoshi's Island. I had the pants color wrong, though.
As for the girlies, I'm guessing the Blonde's a Toad, I almost want to say the Brunette is a Shadow Siren, like Vivian from Thousand Year Door, and I think the Redhead is a Ninji.

I completely expect that we'll get no further explanation as to why Go doesn't eat Mega Mushrooms anymore, but that would definitely make some good filler.

Also, I signed up, subscribed, and voted for McCoy.
Bonz0 3rd Mar 2011, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, Greg, I'm pretty sure the tank thing was a reference to General Guy.

I don't see any resemblance between the brunette and a shadow siren other than the color purple.

Besides, I think it's already been confirmed that the the brunette is an Ackpow and the middle one is a Toad but Matt deleted that comment for whatever reason. I suppose he thought we'd have more fun guessing.
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 11:57 AM edit delete reply
the girl with purple hair is OBVIOUSLY a boo. i mean look at her, pointed ears, white, "dot" eyes. how could you think anything else? (the far left)
Bonz0 3rd Mar 2011, 12:31 PM edit delete reply
Boos don't have ears. And she's grayish-purple, not white. And she doesn't even have a pair of fangs!

I see what you're talking about with the eyes, though.
Therazan 3rd Mar 2011, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
I agree with Bonz0, even tho i would have liked her to be a Boo, it would have been cute!
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 3:24 PM edit delete reply
because shyguys have fingers and legs, and those mouse guys have swords, and the mildes have arms. your reasoning is quite flawed. and aside from that, even with the color the "stone block boos" from i think it was SMB3? yea. so i still say boo.
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
BAM! super mario world, boo buddy block. greyish colored boo.
Therazan 3rd Mar 2011, 4:05 PM edit delete reply
the characters are intended to look likethe original as much as possible, i mean, to be a clear reference; most of the time, when you look at the original and the comic's version, you see the resemblance; this girl don't look strikingly as a boo, if he wanted her to be one it would be way more obvious...
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
look at her head. i see a boo.

ok matt you need to drop some hintage here else there's gonna be war!
Gideon G. Graves 3rd Mar 2011, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
Gideon G. Graves
loving the blue shell on capt.
Morgenstern 3rd Mar 2011, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
She's not a boo, I'll at least say that much.

Actually, I think I may have doodled some Boos for one of my donation drawings a while back.

"Doodled some Boos" doesn't sound right, does it?
Bonz0 3rd Mar 2011, 5:05 PM edit delete reply
^^What Therazan said. I'm well aware that these are anthropomorphic versions of the characters. The point, though, is to take traits from the source material and incorporate it into the more humanoid version. The only trait that this girl shares in common with a boo is the eyes.

Yes, the other characters have new traits that were not present in the original in-game versions. I wasn't talking about that though. I was explaining that there were too many missing traits. Sometimes the absence of evidence IS the evidence of absence, you know?

And in terms of color scheme, I would even go as far to say that she resembles a Ninji more than a Boo Buddy Block since the original colors of a ninji are whitish-gray and purple whereas the boo buddy block is only a dark, stone like gray with no purple coloring.
Therazan 3rd Mar 2011, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
Awesome Boos you drew! except that if i was equipped like THAT by Mother Nature, I would be the one making the others cower whan i look at them instead of hiding when someone watch at me... even though one is hiding, i can't find any reason for them to be shy or scared XD
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
ok so it's confirmed she's not a boo. it's the only mario creature i can see in her. that's a tough one. also, those boos ate insanely badass.

i wasn't trying to be rude or anything but crop out just her head, it looks like a boo. atleast to me, as for color "bootler", "lady bow", "stanley" (the boo from the gusty gulch in paper mario) and the "atomic boo" so really arguing color isn't really a good arguement.

back to matt:
will you tell us if we get it right?
Guest 3rd Mar 2011, 5:51 PM edit delete reply
I think he just felt like drawing the boos in both their "moods".

Hmm...is the big guy supposed to be King Boo? Funny, when I've imagined what he (the one from Luigi's Mansion, my favorite incarnation) would look like anthropomorphized, I see envision him as more of a skinny, sickly ghost who nonetheless looks very evil and quite scary.

Of course, there are dozens of "King Boos" in the Mario continuity so you probably weren't basing him off of the Luigi's Mansion version. Or any specific incarnation for that matter.
Morgenstern 3rd Mar 2011, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
When I actually get around to throwing Boos into the comic (which is inevitable), I'll probably end up changing their design around alot anyhow. In terms of King/Atomic/Big Boos, I really have no idea how they'll end up looking by the time they're actually introduced.

I was hoping to play the secretive card on this one (since I'm about to start setting up for MADNESS), but the guesses that she's a Ninji were correct.
Therazan 3rd Mar 2011, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
wow! i thought ninji were darker-colored

and model S i would really liked her to be a Boo, i would have agreed if there was only her head but her body really didn't fit the boo style, even if she looks actually shy, it's cute
Morgenstern 3rd Mar 2011, 6:28 PM edit delete reply
Well, they normally wear masks. But ya'll didn't see anything.
model S 3rd Mar 2011, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
so a ninji huh. i thought they were kinda purpley. like purple purple, not white with a purpleish tint added.

also i guessed they didn't count, they only came up in SMB2, which was just a re-skin of doki doki panik, which had NOTHING to do with mario. but oh well. good show old bean! i think the girl on the right is an ackpow (if she has a whip and guy is a girl... wow... didn't know she was into that. if guy's not a girl, McCoy! ... that's pretty much par for the course with him.

but i stand by my assumption that guy is a girl. wether it's true or not.
Guest 3rd Mar 2011, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
Uhhg the girl on the far right looks so familiar!!!
Grimlock13 3rd Mar 2011, 7:43 PM edit delete reply
@Model S
Some ninji actually appear in the first Paper Mario. They have a village near the crystal castle(or a name like that).
3 3rd Mar 2011, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Nonsense, there were ninjis in Super Mario World. And the cartoon and comics. SMB2 may have started out as a non-Mario game but it's pretty clear by now that Nintendo has added it to the series. They did re-release the edited game in Japan as SMB USA after all.

(I thought she might be a boo as well, though)
Bonz0 4th Mar 2011, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
We have to take basic, common colors into consideration when guessing at these things model S or else we could put up a good argument that any character is of any species.
Infamous Nefarious 4th Mar 2011, 2:38 AM edit delete reply
Infamous Nefarious
I bet Guy is going to be the type that defies his silent and solemn nature by being one of those people who takes a drink and immediately starts shedding clothing and going nuts. It would be like "Shy-guys Gone Wild"! :D
Grimlock13 4th Mar 2011, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
A ShyGuy running around wearing only a mask...

I don't think I wan't to see that...
Therazan 4th Mar 2011, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
i'd more imagine him having a midly odd behavior, leading Go to ask "why is he doing that?" McCoy replying :"he's drunk"
Bonz0 4th Mar 2011, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
I think the darker, purple colors are supposed to be represented in her hair.
Therazan 4th Mar 2011, 10:21 AM edit delete reply
Bonz0 actually, she is a ninji WITHOUT ninja suit; look at Matt's last message, there is a link to a picture; just check and you'll understand everything
Ahkeem94 4th Mar 2011, 11:21 AM edit delete reply
This is my favorite webcomic!
Check out some fanart I made!
Bonz0 4th Mar 2011, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
Oh, yeah, I know that too Therazan. I get what he's doing; his interpretation of a ninji is not that of a purple colored creature with a white spot around it's eyes. No, he sees the whitish-gray spot as the only visible part of it's skin. And he nailed it, her skin is the exact same color as the area around a ninji's eyes.

Heh, I was actually going to mention this in my previous post in response to Model S's comment about them being more purple. But you beat me to it. AGAIN. ARGH, STOP BEATING ME TO THINGS. >:(
model S 4th Mar 2011, 5:30 PM edit delete reply
it's all good, and you're right, he nailed it HARD, like a strike with the ultra hammer! or even the more powerful bahn hammur. you know, the species guessing is really half the fun of the comic, the other half is how awsome it is. great job matt. great job. that's all i can possibly say.
Therazan 4th Mar 2011, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
hey, talking about guessing species, if there is a yoshi, would you like it (him) to be friendly-looking or real-dino-looking? i vote for yoshi having a look somewhat like a humanoid raptor

P.S. Say, Matt, how is the comic doing? at what time do you estimate you should be able to post it online?
Alt 4th Mar 2011, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
I agree, Model S.
basmith0 14th Mar 2011, 2:44 AM edit delete reply
And I thought McCoy was being sarcastic about the boat party
Cassiopia 23rd Mar 2011, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
I have a lady bow fanart for this comic from a while back
MeowMixIsForCats339 3rd Apr 2011, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
@Cassiopia did you draw that? Its good!

Also, The girls are (From left to right) a dayzee, a toad, and a delfino.
gamerman14 16th Oct 2011, 9:54 AM edit delete reply
i wanna no what go was talking about with mega mushrooms....