69. Old art, not exact science
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Morgenstern 9th Apr 2011, 5:20 AM edit delete
I thought of a hundred things to say in the commentary for this one, but nothing really does it justice. I'll let the initial reactions sink in before I say much else.

I'm going to have more fun drawing this fight scene than I really should be allowed to, for the record.

fouth comment 9th Apr 2011, 5:48 AM edit delete reply
go? you gained weight! yay first comment wooh!!
Arrakis 9th Apr 2011, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
Well, either the fermented mushrooms can't be used as they're supposed too or being drunk can cause some craaaaaaazy stuff.

Either way it's friggin hilarious ^_^
Spinnerlink 9th Apr 2011, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
So thats why mario is fat...
Spinnerlink 9th Apr 2011, 6:08 AM edit delete reply
The princess is in another castle!
Krimzon_Hammer 9th Apr 2011, 6:30 AM edit delete reply
This is a good reason not to drink kinokoman anymore. :D
Aikidoka 9th Apr 2011, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Fuuu...sioon...HA! Sorry, I could help myself.
CyberSkull 9th Apr 2011, 8:13 AM edit delete reply
I'd love to see this mishap in a Mario game.
RADDman 9th Apr 2011, 9:23 AM edit delete reply
*announcer voice* In this week's episode of MUSHROOM GO, McCoy grabs a football player's boob and Go gets fat!

Guest 9th Apr 2011, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
...Well. On a diffrent subject, how old is Go?
Grimlock13 9th Apr 2011, 9:32 AM edit delete reply
Well, at least he broke the ropes, that should help.
Passerby 9th Apr 2011, 9:33 AM edit delete reply
At least he didnt ruin his AWESOME shirt
Guest 9th Apr 2011, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
i wonder what mccoy would say...
Madness 9th Apr 2011, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Morgen already answered me that question on a previous page, but I don't remember where...

Apparently, Go is 21, Palma is 18, and...I actually forget how old Martello and McCoy were supposed to be, but I do remember that McCoy is the oldest.
Madness 9th Apr 2011, 10:18 AM edit delete reply
It's a good thing his clothes were baggy.
Knoppe 9th Apr 2011, 10:26 AM edit delete reply
ummmmmm yeeeaaaaaaaaaaaah.........
Fortis 9th Apr 2011, 10:44 AM edit delete reply
Lord, that was hilarious!
BlueMario 9th Apr 2011, 10:56 AM edit delete reply
You know what they say, fight makes right.
So, if Go just bacame fat, and is about to fight, does that mean that Fat makes Right?
Owl 9th Apr 2011, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Magravan 9th Apr 2011, 11:37 AM edit delete reply
Errrr, I prefer to think of it as "Mission Accomplished" and not dwell on the details :d
Cassiopia 9th Apr 2011, 12:46 PM edit delete reply
Instant Beer-gut!
this being page 69, i was half expecting a different joke. Then I remembered that some people have the class to stick to their rating.
Guest 9th Apr 2011, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

…was the first thing that came to mind. And it was terrifying.
FutureVGD 9th Apr 2011, 2:31 PM edit delete reply
0.o did you...honk me?
Steve 9th Apr 2011, 2:35 PM edit delete reply
you will never find out who i am!!
another geust 9th Apr 2011, 2:43 PM edit delete reply
http://www.arcadelady.com/playgame/18200/Clinically_Obese_SMB/ for anyone wondering what fat mario is like.
Grimlock13 9th Apr 2011, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
We already know who you are, Steve...
Whistle-tall 9th Apr 2011, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
Oh... excuse me a moment... *gagging noises* Note to self, it was a bad day to be eating lunch at my computer. It's still funny though. *honk*
Marcus 9th Apr 2011, 4:34 PM edit delete reply
proof that in everything you do there is a one in twenty chance of critical failure.
Secret Agent 000 9th Apr 2011, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
...wait...if Go ripped the ropes by being fat, then wouldn't the Captain and Palma be squashed by the ropes tightening on them? I mean, the ropes are connected, so all the force from Go's sudden fattening would pull the ropes tighter around everybody else...
And I honestly say I did not see that coming. That...I don't even know what to say about it.
andrew 9th Apr 2011, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
this explanes wario...
Therazan 9th Apr 2011, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
just throwing a idea like that; if the Super Mushroom normally acts like steroids, wouldn't it be fun to see Go slowly grow a mustache from a pannel to another as if he had too much testosterone or something?
Infamous Nefarious 9th Apr 2011, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
Infamous Nefarious
@Therazan: Just remember, facial hair isn't the ONLY thing steroids can give you if you aren't careful.... And I for one am gonna take a pass on that.

And it's totally awesome that McCoy grabbed her nose..... Yeah, that's what he grabbed alright. But it's respectable that he isn't just flat out beating the hell out of her. I think I'd lose some respect for him if he brutalized a woman so readily. Good job McCoy!
Therazan 9th Apr 2011, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
@Infamous Nefarious, I know for the steroids, but the idea is to grow a mustach is to look like the Mario Bros who keep eating Super Mushrooms all the time.

I'm puzzled tho; why would someone enjoy having his nose grabbed?
I_am_Solid_Snaek 9th Apr 2011, 8:48 PM edit delete reply
Honk... there's a mad goose (err...raven) runnin' round...
And Go probably weighed somewhere in the neighborhood of 125-150 pounds, now he's at least 400. Since you gain about a pound a day if you eat McDonald's breakfast, lunch, and dinner(it's true! watch Supersize Me), he must've gained the same amount of weight as if he ate nothing but Micky D's for 250-275 days. Of course, i iz terrible th the mathz, sooo.....
I_am_Solid_Snaek 9th Apr 2011, 8:58 PM edit delete reply
Morgenstern, you crazy. But you are AWESOME!
S.O.U.P.ern00b 9th Apr 2011, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
So my 'roided out and bigger theories are null and void (at least in the ways I was expecting them to be)
Still waiting to see about the powerhouse theory though.
Steel 9th Apr 2011, 10:58 PM edit delete reply
Ok...we have a Chargin Charline.... and a fat Go.....yeah did NOT see that coming. ahwell at least one of them WAS a girl.
movethearmchair 10th Apr 2011, 1:57 AM edit delete reply

i love it.
Belexar 10th Apr 2011, 2:09 AM edit delete reply
I initially thought there were going to be more comments about the *HONK* that about the fat Go. I guess nobody really wants go there.
3 10th Apr 2011, 2:17 AM edit delete reply
lol wut
fith comment 10th Apr 2011, 5:02 AM edit delete reply
i did a lot of reaserch on steroids guys and for guys they go bald, not grow more hair and also it's girls that grow the facial hair when they take steroids, and guys manlyness also shrinks away, so yes super mushrooms do give a boost in stringth but aren't steroids. also i could explain the rope problem. the ropes break so fast that martello and palma are fine.
Helinon 10th Apr 2011, 8:24 AM edit delete reply
@Therazan: McCoy didnt grab her nose. He groped her chest. Honk!
Drauken 10th Apr 2011, 12:04 PM edit delete reply
The reason the ropes didn't do anything to the other two is that each of them is tied up separately, then tied to the pole.
Triskelli 10th Apr 2011, 1:13 PM edit delete reply
Here's a little fan-wankery, if I may:

I'm guessing that Mushrooms give bursts of pure energy to the people that consume them. This can express itself as a speed boost, a strength boost, or increased healing.

Go wasn't able to properly focus on that energy, and a good portion of it was stored as fat and cholesterol, just like in humans.

Either that, or Morgenstein's just playing off the fact that fat people are always funny.
RazorD9 10th Apr 2011, 5:42 PM edit delete reply
Wrong indeed. Least he's free and sporting a pair much like the ones McCoy Grabbed.
Bonz0 10th Apr 2011, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh no, now Go won't be able to effectively help out during the fight like he usually does! They're doomed!
Therazan 10th Apr 2011, 7:40 PM edit delete reply
well, he could always untie Martello with his chubby fingers
Becker 10th Apr 2011, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
@Bonzo: Wait, Go helps in the fights? When did that happen?
But honestly, all Go would have to do to defeat Birdo is:
1. Roll on her and smother her, or
2. Jump on her and break her bones, while smothering her.
But the real wild card is how strong Birdo actually is...
KZ 11th Apr 2011, 12:06 AM edit delete reply
Go is now 500 lbs of pure fighting fury.
model S 11th Apr 2011, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
..... i.... i don't...

WHAT!? this fight will be hilarious.
Bonz0 11th Apr 2011, 1:07 AM edit delete reply
@Becker: Yeah, that was the joke alright.

For all we know, Birdo might be much faster than her appearance would suggest. Speed on top of strength and special Birdo abilities (eggs and fireballs, for example) would lead to a pretty tough fight for the Chainless.
Steve the Mew hunter 11th Apr 2011, 7:46 AM edit delete reply
Steve the Mew hunter
first, great comic.

second, WHO DARES BESMERCH MY NAME!?!?!? that guy wasn't me. i'm not joking, and i don't want him using my name again, unless he has good reason. i worked hard for my reputation.
Ninjeff 11th Apr 2011, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
But isn't birdo, you know... a dude?
Secret Agent 000 11th Apr 2011, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
Officially, only in Japan.
Same for Vivian in Paper Mario: the Thousand Year Door.
Shogungundam04 11th Apr 2011, 2:48 PM edit delete reply
For the record I am absolutely loving this webcomic.
The twists and absurdity is addictive. Keep it up! also was not expecting this turn of events with the mushroom.
Therazan 11th Apr 2011, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Even in the version where Bird is a male, he's a transvestite, so i guess it's a she alright
Mr. Vareel 11th Apr 2011, 3:41 PM edit delete reply
My jaw just hit the floor. I don't know what I was expecting from Go, but it was not instant obesity. That is a panel I will try to avoid for the next day or so. But I love that McCoy just grabbed Charlie (suddenly, I'm wondering if that is actually her name, or just what Birdo calls her). I also find it hilarious that Haze tried to kick Guy and Guy barely had to move to dodge it.

In an unrelated note, I also did not make the Steve comment this time (I did make the very first one, but no others). I also do not plan to make any comments by Steve. Nobody is blaming me, but I won’t wait for them to.
BlueMario 11th Apr 2011, 4:29 PM edit delete reply
@Secret Agent 000
The thing about birdo being female isn't even canon. Sure, the User Manual/ INSTRUCTION BOOK (lol, Hotel Mario) states that Birdo is male, but it also says that it's actually a ...um...on of those osteridge shings
Weazle17 11th Apr 2011, 7:58 PM edit delete reply
Well played, Mccoy, well played. using the distraction of the action to get some action... heh
Whistle-tall 11th Apr 2011, 9:08 PM edit delete reply
@Blue mario
One, did you mean to type "ostrich things"? (serious question)
Two, I'm more than fairly certain that "Birdo" is the species name; (serious statement)
And Three, toasters don't toast toast, toasters toast bread. (silly statement)
corvuscorone68 11th Apr 2011, 10:03 PM edit delete reply
hehehe Go looks like Doc Oc in the last panel
Steve 12th Apr 2011, 10:01 AM edit delete reply
HI!!! :P
MeowMixIsForCats339 12th Apr 2011, 12:24 PM edit delete reply
@Steve, STOP. It's not funny any more. Your efforts aren't going to bring back all of the Bowser's Kingdom comments. They just strike people as a desperate cry for attention. So please STOP.
madabz 12th Apr 2011, 12:44 PM edit delete reply
lol i like the cretivitty XD
Cadmar0129 12th Apr 2011, 1:45 PM edit delete reply
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Guest 12th Apr 2011, 11:24 PM edit delete reply
@Last comment (oh the irony!)
Don't be a killjoy.

That actually makes a lot of sense, Blorbs on the Go!(horrible pun, sorry)
Whistle-tall 12th Apr 2011, 11:25 PM edit delete reply
the last "Guest" comment was mine, Curse You Enter key!!!
Morgenstern 13th Apr 2011, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
New comic will be up sometime in the 5:00-6:00 afternoon area, central time. I've got most of it done, I just have to do the texty bits.

But I also need to sleep~
Asher 13th Apr 2011, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
You live in NC don't you
Steve 13th Apr 2011, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
Marcus 13th Apr 2011, 10:35 AM edit delete reply
NC is eastern time Asher.

Mr. Vareel 13th Apr 2011, 12:54 PM edit delete reply
@... & @Guest: You'd think Martello (who claimed that Super Mushrooms were one of the main ingredients of Kinokoman) could tell the difference between a Super Mushroom and a Blorbshroom. Then again, I'm not sure how aware the Koopa Kingdom was of the Blorbs in the first place. They were probably too busy getting kick out of Bowser's Castle or serving Fawful. But then, what do I know?
Bonz0 13th Apr 2011, 1:59 PM edit delete reply
Why would anyone who lives in this desert area have much knowledge about the Blorb epidemic anyway? I assumed this story took place in the distant outskirts of the Mushroom Kingdom, or possibly not in the Mushroom Kingdom at all.

But I don't accept the Blorb theory anyway. I like the "Go messed up the transformation and stored the excess mushroom energy as fat instead of muscle mass or an increase in size" theory that someone stated earlier.
Secret Agent 000 13th Apr 2011, 2:52 PM edit delete reply
I think that, since he was drunk and all, instead of growing big in muscle, Go grew big in lardiness.
Secret Agent 000 13th Apr 2011, 2:55 PM edit delete reply
(sorry about the double post, but I forgot to add this in and if I don't post this now I'm probably going to forget)

I think the "sketchy" lines on the comic make it look more gritty; which works well since it suits the atmosphere.
Bonz0 13th Apr 2011, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
You try out that nifty little "edit" button over there. It works wonders.
Asher 13th Apr 2011, 4:45 PM edit delete reply
Hey I'm from NC mount pleasant and I know were you live
Steve 13th Apr 2011, 4:55 PM edit delete reply
HI AGAIN!!! :p
Shogungundam04 13th Apr 2011, 5:31 PM edit delete reply
you know what steve you cant take your cheery ass somewhere else.
Im not in the f***ing mode to hear your bullshit. we are just trying to get through the day without wanting to kill something.
shogungundam04 13th Apr 2011, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
bowsers kingdom is epic :D
Bonz0 13th Apr 2011, 5:34 PM edit delete reply
Steve, if you have half a mind you'll get out of our faces before we uproot your face.
MeowMixIsForCats339 19th Apr 2011, 12:07 AM edit delete reply

Searously though, we're trying to have an adult conversation here.
Dark2Dawn 6th May 2011, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
lol, Metal Slug...
Urusigh 12th Jan 2012, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Whoa...whole new meaning to "beer belly". I'm more curious if drawing on the "vim" of fermented super mushrooms uses them up like the fire flowers earlier...thus making him now sober?
TrollBrau 28th Apr 2012, 11:59 PM edit delete reply
I'm surprised that I'm the second person to see this as a potential DBZ joke.

Fusion indeed.