67. The sword is duller than usual
Posted on 2nd Apr 2011, 2:02 AM in 3. At Twisters Borough

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Morgenstern 2nd Apr 2011, 2:02 AM edit delete
Maybe it's because I stayed up too late and am now horrendously tired, but I got unusually referential with this one. For the benefit of you not keeping score at home, Kinokoman is the drink Martello ordered earlier that Go subsequently drank the entirety of.

(It is not an actual beverage)

Less importantly, there's a couple of silly little throwbacks running through the veins of this page. Blame it (and anything else wrong) on my lack of sleep.

Spinnerlink 2nd Apr 2011, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
First coment yes!!!!! And a new comic!
Weazle17 2nd Apr 2011, 2:53 AM edit delete reply
yay, we find out what happens...ug
Yoshi 2nd Apr 2011, 2:54 AM edit delete reply
In the Mushroom Kingdom, 'shrooms make you enormous and alcohol gives you super powers.
red shy guy 2nd Apr 2011, 3:01 AM edit delete reply
I have always found super mushrooms to be the oddest power up. Does it make double in size and is Go already at full size? Also, because I can never figure out is the super mushroom the one that makes you taller or the one that makes you FREAKAN HUGE?
Aikidoka 2nd Apr 2011, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Fast forward to 5 years later sitting in a bar... "..and that's why I don't drink Kinokoman anymore."
Spinnerlink 2nd Apr 2011, 3:30 AM edit delete reply
@Aikidoka thats funny
S.O.U.P.ern00b 2nd Apr 2011, 3:35 AM edit delete reply
Yay! Confirmation on Martello's second eye! Though I gotta say, I was hopin' for an eyepatch or something.
Anyway, can't wait to see the MG effects of the super mushroom.
Possibility 1) Go gets 'roided out; becomes a freakin' powerhouse.
Possibility 2) Go doubles in size; becomes a freakin' powerhouse
Jay The Not Bad 2nd Apr 2011, 4:05 AM edit delete reply
Jay The Not Bad
I sure HOPE he becomes a power house. That'd be freakin' awesome! As to the two possibilities you gave, I'm REALLY hoping Possibility 1 is the one that happens!
Professional Mole 2nd Apr 2011, 4:14 AM edit delete reply
Oh, yay, giant Go coming right up! :D
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
When Palma wakes up she's gonna be like "WTF!?"
Knoppe 2nd Apr 2011, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
lets hope they dont crush palma
Grimlock13 2nd Apr 2011, 5:52 AM edit delete reply
You are quite productive this week, or is it for the April's Fool event.
RedAuthar 2nd Apr 2011, 5:58 AM edit delete reply
That is an awfull lot of rope... I mean I can understand not letting prisoners escape, but why did they tie the pole up more times then the prisoners?
indieposer 2nd Apr 2011, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
@redauthar: they're bad at knots?

Before Martello was wondering how Go takes his booze, guess we're all about to find out.....
fuzzy 2nd Apr 2011, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Kinokoman? Has anything to do with Kikoman Soysauce perhaps? :P
Also I love the way martello looks in this one
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 8:06 AM edit delete reply
No! Martello doesn't look threatening! Put the helmet back on!
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 8:09 AM edit delete reply
I just realized that this forum was made in another time zone. That comment I just posted says "2:16" when it is actually 3:16 here.

..........Buy I guess that doesn't matter......derp :p
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 8:10 AM edit delete reply

But instead of Buy and 3:06/2:06 instead of 3:16/2:16.

movethearmchair 2nd Apr 2011, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

lol thats the first thing i thought of when I read Kinokoman. I was like "Go just drank a whole bottle of soy sauce?"
Bonz0 2nd Apr 2011, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
I always assumed that super Mushrooms do NOT make you increase size. They just restore you to your normal state if you have been weakened (like if you've been shrunk somehow) or give you a boost of strength if you're not weakened (like the super mushrooms from the Galaxy games).

I don't expect Go will have any visible effects. He'll just get a boost of adrenaline and strength that will allow him to break through the ropes.
Futurevgd 2nd Apr 2011, 9:56 AM edit delete reply
@bonz0 that would be boring compared to auctally growing into a giant
Grimlock13 2nd Apr 2011, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
It remind me more of Kinikuman, a wrestler's family name in "Ultimate Muscle".
Bonz0 2nd Apr 2011, 10:57 AM edit delete reply
I'll take boredom over unbalanced boring overpowered heroes any day.
Guest 2nd Apr 2011, 11:43 AM edit delete reply
Uhh... wasnt he talking about MEGA mushrooms? never mind...
wheres mccoy? 2nd Apr 2011, 11:48 AM edit delete reply
MCCOY HASNT BEEN IN A COMIC FOREVER!! (forever= not been here since comic 57)
Mr. Vareel 2nd Apr 2011, 12:53 PM edit delete reply
@wheres mccoy?: I hate to say it, but I wouldn't be surprised if our favorite badass has passed out for the day. I hear alcohol has that effect. But I don't drink, so I don't know what is fact and what is fiction when it comes to the substance. I'm wondering what Guy is up to, though. I could be wrong, but I would guess that Guy (as a Shy Guy) doesn't drink.

I wonder if we’ll see any piranha plants (unrelated to Thrive) any time soon…
MisterL 2nd Apr 2011, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
Kinoko is "mushroom" in japanese, according to Google. So, the drink's name is "Mushroomman". I guess.

The funny thing is, I was sure Kinoko was Toad's japanese name - it's Kinopio (memory FAIL)
Mr. Vareel 2nd Apr 2011, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Nobody cleared this up. What are they using for a camera? I've never seen a machine in the Marioverse! Wait...never mind. Now that I think about it, I've seen several machines (not counting things related to Bullet Bills and Bob-ombs, there's go-karts, the Brobots, flashlights, some medical instruments, and all the stuff built by Prof. E. Gadd, probably more I can't remember at the moment). But still nothing a generic civilian would use, and absolutely nothing resembling a camera, photo or video.

Hmm...go-karts...I sense a pun in the near future.
Steve 2nd Apr 2011, 1:15 PM edit delete reply
Jeff (MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Hi Steve! Now, go die.
Dry Guy 2nd Apr 2011, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Lakitu's are seen wielding cameras fairly often.


There's one following Mario around for the entirety of Mario 64, for instance. And if you scroll down a bit there's another one in Paper Mario: Thousand Year door. So I imagine it won't be hard to get ahold of a camera.
Bonz0 2nd Apr 2011, 1:58 PM edit delete reply
Fuck you, Steve.
Mr. Vareel 2nd Apr 2011, 2:18 PM edit delete reply
@Dry Guy: I...completely...utterly...fail. Again.
RavenUp 2nd Apr 2011, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
Wait why do you all hate Steve?? (not saying i like him though XP)
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 2:46 PM edit delete reply
@RavenUp Its a quote from Bowser's Kingdom. Its really funny, but beware, It has ALOT of cussing.
Hal 2nd Apr 2011, 3:09 PM edit delete reply


Hi, Steve...
RavenUp 2nd Apr 2011, 3:12 PM edit delete reply
MeowMixIsForCats339 2nd Apr 2011, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Steve: "Hey guys, we had a baby!"

Jeff: "How the Heck do that happen?!"

Steve: "I d'know1 I was drunk! and in love..."

Matanui3 2nd Apr 2011, 5:37 PM edit delete reply
Martello's hair looks an awful lot like the first drawing I did of the hair on one of my characters... (only hers is white)
Were you spying on my brain??
Grimlock13 3rd Apr 2011, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
Man that flash series from NewGrounds was hilarious. I'll go watch it another time.
Whistle-tall 3rd Apr 2011, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
No hulk-out! Yoshi-egg shirt will be ruined!...
=P Nah, I'm just messing around.
Go, kick that snooty dinosaur's snout in!

Hal-"Maybe I could get get a girl!"

Hal-"What's your sign?"
Hal-"Hey baby, what's your name?"

(deep voice)-"My name's Susan"

Nolim 3rd Apr 2011, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
That's not good.
Now that she has eyes, I am starting to ship the captain with the rookie.
S.O.U.P.ern00b 3rd Apr 2011, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Oh my gosh, I just had a realization of the startling variety. MARTELLO IS EITHER THE SHORTEST OR SECOND SHORTEST MEMBER OF THE CREW!!!
MeowMixIsForCats339 3rd Apr 2011, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Hal: "Remember when we took flying lessons from Kamek?"

-flashback music-

Kamek: "You got to think happy thoughts. Like titties!"

-Hal and Jeff jump-

Hal/Jeff: "AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!"

Kamek: "What are you, Gay?"
Weazle17 3rd Apr 2011, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
We dont want to talk to you Steve. Its like... Were trying to have an adult conversation and then all of a sudden, you pop out of the ground and its like... Hey, everyone. Stop what your doing because Steves here, include him.
Shy Guy (MeowMixIsForCats 3rd Apr 2011, 6:05 PM edit delete reply
Rah. I'm on Fire. Put me out!


I'm a ghost now. Boo!
Therazan 3rd Apr 2011, 7:37 PM edit delete reply
You think your a ghost? I'm a ghost! BOOOO!
MeowMixIsForCats339 3rd Apr 2011, 9:06 PM edit delete reply
Noooooo. You're King Boo Kirby. I was quoting a shy guy who was on fire then he was incinerated. After that, he says, "I'm a ghost now. BOO!"

.......OH! I get now! You were just being funny. He he he he.

I suck.
third comment 3rd Apr 2011, 9:47 PM edit delete reply
just for the recored captain martello is awesome, cool, smart, witty, resorsfull, and down right hot, i mean she has to be almost every guys dream, too bad she isn't real, i would give almost anything to be with the crew or even spend, what five minets in her presens. and go looks like my brother, creepy...!
Whistle-tall 3rd Apr 2011, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
@third comment ...and people who publicly talk about her as you did are probably why she keeps the helmet on. Who would want to have the knowledge that someone, somewhere is watching you? With LUST... *shudders*

I'm just joshing you, Tri-commentation. Mostly.
Shy Guy 4th Apr 2011, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
It burns! Like Gonorrhea! Ah!
MeowMixIsForCats339 4th Apr 2011, 11:44 AM edit delete reply
@Shy Guy Lol. That was my favorite line. How could I not remember that?
Therazan 4th Apr 2011, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
Where does it comes from?

Oh and BTW great new everyone; I finally got Paper Mario (64)!
FWT 4th Apr 2011, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
@S.O.U.P.ern00b Well koopas aren't really known for their height. I mean, outside of Bowser, they tend to range from a max height of just smaller than Super Mario (mario with mushroom) to about half that. That includes the hammer bros variety.
Bonz0 4th Apr 2011, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
That reminds me, I should probably beat TTYD before PM3DS comes out. I'm still stuck on the shadow queen...
Mr. Vareel 4th Apr 2011, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
All right, even if I did start it (I made the comment by "Steve"), does anybody else think the Bowser's Kingdom comments are getting out of hand? At this point, there are almost as many Bowser's Kingdom comments as there are Mushroom Go comments!

I have impatience! I am wanting the next comic like a monkey wants the delicious banana of deliciousness that only grows on the tree of yum! I have impatience! I am having the tiredness of waiting like an accountant who is taking the four hour bus ride to work while being poked by a kid who is stupid a being bored by a rambling man who is old! I have impatience! And I have fury!
Therazan 4th Apr 2011, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Keep that (F)aweful speech for later XD we're talking bout Paper Mario here! And btw the Koopa Bros are taller than Mario; idk yet for the other Koopas, but still.
Mr. Vareel 4th Apr 2011, 3:33 PM edit delete reply
@Therazan: You spelled Fawful wrong.
Therazan 4th Apr 2011, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
because it was a pun, don't worry about it. XD
Mr. Vareel 4th Apr 2011, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
@Therazan: For a minute I thought you spelled aweful wrong too. Fail on my part.

I wonder if we’ll get to see Guy in a French maid outfit again…
Mr. Vareel 4th Apr 2011, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
@Therazand & me: You DID spell awful wrong! And then I spelled it wrong with you! EPIC FAIL!!!
Therazan 4th Apr 2011, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Oh oops. I gotta say, however, english is my 2nd language, so i guess it can happen...
Guest 4th Apr 2011, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Bonz0 4th Apr 2011, 5:13 PM edit delete reply
MeowMixIsForCats339 4th Apr 2011, 9:44 PM edit delete reply
@ Guest Its Lucky Candy!
Secret Agent 000 4th Apr 2011, 9:55 PM edit delete reply
I see a mistake in the third panel, in the Captain's second speech bubble.
You say that the mushrooms that cause the reaction are Super Mushrooms (red cap with white spots in the games).
But in comic 57, Go is talking about Mega Mushrooms (the MASSIVE orange-capped red-spotted ones in NSMB for the DS).
Morgenstern 4th Apr 2011, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
The original plan was to insinuate that it had been a longer conversation, about mushrooms in general--Megas just being the ones he's not touching anymore.

I've had enough people point it out that I might change the line, though. I keep having to strike this funny balance between explaining too much and not elaborating enough.
Third comments Brother 5th Apr 2011, 2:10 AM edit delete reply
Then your brother must be awesome third comment.
model S 5th Apr 2011, 3:32 AM edit delete reply
sasha just made my day better. woot. course all she had to compete with was throwing up and my hand bleeding.
Spinnerlink 5th Apr 2011, 5:10 AM edit delete reply
I was thinking and wanted to know somthing Morgenstern, what gave you the idea to make mushroom go? I looked at the first comic and saw you said you orginaly had a diffrent one. What was it?
Morgenstern 5th Apr 2011, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Really, I've had the idea for Mushroom Go for a long time--at least, the basic, most general concept of it, though I'd originally had very different thoughts on the cast, locale, and... well, pretty much everything but the premise at its base.

I can probably describe the whole thought process more at length later (I'm half asleep right now, and getting ready for work lol). I'm not confident enough in my artwork to do a COMPLETELY serious comic, so I figured something a little more lighthearted, a little Nintendo-meets-DBZ might be preferable until I got my name out there, got an artist etc. Now of course the idea's taken off in my head, and I've got what amounts to at least several years' worth of ideas for plot arcs all stretched out in my mind.

I originally did a comic called Thousand Nines, which was more of an actual parody of numerous videogame genres. It was pretty crappy, though, and I don't think alot of people "got it."

Anywho, I gotta go. I'll be back later today, though.
MeowMixIsForCats339 5th Apr 2011, 12:35 PM edit delete reply
We are the Karate duo numbeh one!
-Numbeh One! And we need super powers.

Ah-Rucky candy!
Grimlock13 5th Apr 2011, 4:41 PM edit delete reply
I remember when the Karate Duo Number One got there ass kicked by Geno. Man, the fight scene was awesome.
tutter 5th Apr 2011, 7:54 PM edit delete reply
He doesn't need a mushroom, he needs toad's salsa! Even if he doesn't escape it'll allow the girls to dance free... and have several other side effects. But that's beside the point. *turns to see point and shakes hands with it*
Link 6th Apr 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete reply
Gaah. I went and read Thousand Nines, and now Go just looks astoundingly like Judee. Do they let Toads in the Space Marines?
Morgenstern 6th Apr 2011, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Lol, it's probably the hair. I definitely imported alot of ideas from Thousand Nines when I dropped it--my fondness for smoking animals, for example.
Infamous Nefarious 6th Apr 2011, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
Infamous Nefarious

@Morgen: I LOVE smoking animals! Especially squirrels.... The trick is getting them rolled up tight enough to light tho.
Mr. Vareel 6th Apr 2011, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Smoking animals? I don't even want to know what that means!
MeowMixIsForCats339 19th Apr 2011, 12:18 AM edit delete reply
@ Mr.Vareel isn't it obvious? It means animals who are on fire!
Maltor Drey 14th Jun 2012, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
In case anyone's still confused:
Mega Mushroom= giant shiny orange mushroom that makes you massive.
Super Mushroom= doubles in size.