72. The joys of improvising
Posted on 20th Apr 2011, 10:05 PM in 3. At Twisters Borough

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Morgenstern 20th Apr 2011, 10:05 PM edit delete
Holy crap. Experimented alot with different angles, poses, coloring methods--what you're seeing is what's left of a giant pile of scrapped drawings and tossed ideas. Even then, I'm pretty grouchy about how this one turned out.

Major payoff is on the way, though, and the end of this chapter is going to be the start of something much, much bigger.

Sidenote: I'm actually enjoying the new Mortal Kombat. That worries me a little bit.

Not Steve 20th Apr 2011, 10:13 PM edit delete reply
Marcus 20th Apr 2011, 10:19 PM edit delete reply
Oh man, if you throw in a Scorpion style fatality on Birdo, I'll have no end of respect for you.


Also, interesting that Go's clothes aren't back to normal. When he used the fire flower it didn't seem to burn the clothing.

I'll be the first to suggest it has to do with him doing it wrong. Part of Toad magic probably includes maintaining the attire.

hey are we gonna get to see palma's eyes too? is this the face chapter? If it does we can finish it off with Guy's face.
To Heck with Steve! 20th Apr 2011, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

It's not bad, but I would like to have seen how you pictured it.
Hobojoe007 20th Apr 2011, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Aww darn, there goes Go's new clothes...
Aikidoka 20th Apr 2011, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Miyamoto says, "It's Hammer Time!"

I'm sorry, that was uncalled for.... but someone had to say it, and I sure as hell wasn't gonna do it....
shogungundam04 20th Apr 2011, 10:27 PM edit delete reply
Fifth!!! and yeah still loving this webcomic. don't really have much to add other than that..
shogungundam04 20th Apr 2011, 10:29 PM edit delete reply
also made an account so I could subscribe
shogungundam04 20th Apr 2011, 10:32 PM edit delete reply
WALL-E 20th Apr 2011, 10:48 PM edit delete reply
@Marcus: if you want to see Guy's face, look at Morgenstern's avatar, even though ->I<- don't believe this is what it looks like.

@To Heck with Steve: "You're too slow!"
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WALL-E 20th Apr 2011, 10:50 PM edit delete reply
Whoops. Sonic messed up. I'll try again later.
Kerfy 20th Apr 2011, 11:21 PM edit delete reply
I'm not ashamed to say I find the captain very sexy.
Sirwilson 20th Apr 2011, 11:38 PM edit delete reply
Looks pretty good still, dynamic angles can make a comic so much better, I'm glad I caught this comic while there is still so much left to be produced, it lets me follow your growth as an artist.
Cassiopia 21st Apr 2011, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

Hang in there, Go. We need shrooms in here, stat!
Oh well, he can still use the clothes as pjs.
S.O.U.P.ern00b 21st Apr 2011, 12:33 AM edit delete reply
@ Aikidoka Oh yeah, well I have an even cheesier hammer reference...
And a *bang**bang* Maxwell's silver hammer came down on her heeeeaaad...
Take that! I am the cheesiest/nerdiest/geekiest! Mwahahahahahahaha!
Me 21st Apr 2011, 12:45 AM edit delete reply
New style, it seems. Now its a mixture of clean cut lines and rough ones. Or has it always been like that.

Maybe i'm just slow...
Sangheili 01 21st Apr 2011, 1:24 AM edit delete reply
good one hahaha!

Keep it up morgen hehe those piles of scraps means the much you want to make it better =P

I`m thinking the same as marcus . . . sooner or later youll have to define how the toad's magic works on the clothes hahahaha

And definetly the only one thing that the Birdo's crew did well was to wait for sasha, palma and go to get drunk hahahhaa

How it is possible that you kidnap someone but you never loot them hahaha and I may think that attacking them in their own ship wasnt smart neither =P

Come on Go you can beat it hahahaha
Mr. Vareel 21st Apr 2011, 1:55 AM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
I could be (and very much hope I'm) wrong, but it seems like Birdo will get lynched in the near future.
GigsVigilance 21st Apr 2011, 2:07 AM edit delete reply
Nah, it's more likely they were going to just pull the rafters down over her/his/it's head. since the hammer is already arching down and the rope seems to be pulling around the bannister.
Yoshi 21st Apr 2011, 2:11 AM edit delete reply
Eeee!Yay more action! I don't care WHAT different angles, poses, or coloring methods you use, I'll still love this comic. :D

Sidenote: What's wrong with the new Mortal Kombat?! I'd buy it... or rent it... or borrow it from one of my friends who would actually buy it.
Infamous Nefarious 21st Apr 2011, 5:45 AM edit delete reply
Infamous Nefarious
Noooooo, no lynchings..... And I can honestly say that I'm not terribly surprised that Go is back to normal after only one hit. It's one of the fundamental laws of Mario after all. :D
Snerky 21st Apr 2011, 7:09 AM edit delete reply
Spine. Wall. Regret. Ugh.

I get the feeling that Palma is about to...
B :)
...Bring the house down.
BurningFinger!!!!!!! 21st Apr 2011, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
Ok, they're kind of stretched, but they totally work. Plus they're true! BONUS POINTS!
Anyway... *Deep Breath*
Awesome comic as always. Yep.
Whistle-tall 21st Apr 2011, 9:07 AM edit delete reply
Totally worth the wait... Oh! and I can eat a meal at my computer without fear of stomach rupture again! Yay!
EKA 21st Apr 2011, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
Wait, I got it! She's going to use the hammer like a grappling hook!
BlueMario 21st Apr 2011, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or do the baggy clothes make Go look like a kid?
Becker 21st Apr 2011, 2:08 PM edit delete reply
I think Birdo's onto something. Go's just not like a normal toad at all. In all the Mario games, toads run away at the first sign of trouble to go cower behind a wall and just leave all the fighting, or princess rescuing to Mario and Luigi. Meanwhile, Go runs INTO the fighting, even though he is completely useless.
Bonz0 21st Apr 2011, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
Yep, all the toads save Yvan and Walley. Maybe it just means Go is of some lineage of powerful users of the Old Art? The only toads that we've seen using it are the aforementioned duo from NSMB Wii.

Or maybe Go isn't a Toad at all. Perhaps he's a human? Or half human? There aren't that many differences between the two species except for the height, since the mushroom protrusions are only hats in this alternate universe (and maybe the canon universe as well).

The only thing that might confirm that Go is not a human is the fact that he has internal gathering points for "vim", which is something that only Toads have. At least, I assume so because Go seemed surprised that anyone whom is not a Toad even KNEW about vim, much less how to control it.

That does raise the question of how the Mario Bros. are able to use the Old Art despite being human, though.
KZ 21st Apr 2011, 3:11 PM edit delete reply
Maybe Go is secretly the child of Mario and Princess Toadstool? Or maybe Go is the same type of "Toad" that Princess Toadstool is.
Mr. Vareel 21st Apr 2011, 4:22 PM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
After this little incident, either the sheriff will be raging mad (for obvious reasons) or he'll be glad (the Birdo gang, which seems to be the scourge of the town, has been incapacitated…assuming Birdo doesn’t get lynched). At least, that's what I'd guess.

@Bonz0: Yvan and Walley? Who are they? Wait, give me a minute. (*Looks them up.*) Oh! So those are the Blue and Yellow Toad's nicknames (respectively)? Good to know. As for the vim, I had an idea and started to type it down, but the more I looked at it the crazier it sounded. So I don’t have anything to say about that yet.

@KZ: I personally doubt that Mario and the Princess have gotten close enough to have a kid (in terms of literal distance, not emotional attachment). But that "same kind of Toad as Peach" idea is something to think about. Hm. Am I the only one suddenly noticing similarities between Go and Peach? Could they be…related? (Quick! Somebody kill that idea, now!)
? 21st Apr 2011, 4:42 PM edit delete reply
@Mr. Vareel he definately isn't a normal toad, and the related to peach thing makes perfect sense (seeing as Morgan has chucked size out the window which i respect), i mean in certain mario games peach has... abilities at the least... heck in paper mario 1000 year door she was the conduit for the shadow princess(who we may see in the far future i kinda hope) so why not?
Mr. Vareel 21st Apr 2011, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
Dang it! I had something I wanted to say in my earlier comment, but I forgot about it. Then I remembered and came back to post it, but now I've forgotten what it was! *Sigh* I'll just edit this comment when (if) I remember it.

Edit: I remembered what it was! Took a day, but I remembered it! I'll just put in a new comment.
Therazan 21st Apr 2011, 5:08 PM edit delete reply
I don't know about you all, but I don't like the mix with the two drawing style...
Spinnerlink 21st Apr 2011, 5:28 PM edit delete reply
Acording to this comic Mario,luigi,peach,daisy,wario,and waluigi are all toads. They don't wear hats because the are above the populace: royalty, national hero, or criminal. it was in the third comic. pay attention people!Here is the comic:
Oh and Peach/Daisy are in another castle.
Bonz0 21st Apr 2011, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Not all toads wear caps. Why does this mean that all who do not wear caps are toads? The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence!

.....or something.

That, and I don't think Mario and ESPECIALLY not Luigi would refuse to wear mushroom caps because they feel they are above the populace. Mario's too humble for that and Luigi has an inferiority complex.

Also, Mario, Luigi, Waluigi and Wario DO wear hats. So you're second sentence is kinda wrong. The reason they don't wear toad hats is because they probably want to make it obvious that they are NOT toads, that they are something greater, something from beyond the Mushroom World.

Plus, it wouldn't explain why all four Mario bros. are taller than the toads and have drastically different facial and body features.

I wouldn't doubt the idea of Peach being at least part human. Didn't she arrive to the Mushroom Kingdom the same way Mario, Luigi, Wario and Waluigi did? By that bird? I'm not sure, I've never played the "Yoshi" games.
Blood Takanaka 21st Apr 2011, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Yo mate, I love MK too, it's badass, my current fav is Cyber Sub-zero.
Freezie43110 21st Apr 2011, 11:13 PM edit delete reply
Actually I think the baggy clothes style suit Go quite well.

Lesson learned: Do not drink and magic. Always designate a rescuer.
model S 22nd Apr 2011, 6:13 AM edit delete reply
hmmh... -thud- FATALITY!!
Secret Agent 000 22nd Apr 2011, 3:00 PM edit delete reply
I had a REDICULOUSLY long post, with some QUITE intellectual thoughts, but since you have to be LOGGED IN to post posts over 1000 characters long (and I don't HAVE an account), I lost all of it.

So instead of something really smart sounding, you get this.
...and since I didn't KNOW about the limit BEFOREHAND, I didn't get to save ANY of it.
Guest 22nd Apr 2011, 3:59 PM edit delete reply
...PFFFT. I find your comment hilarious.

...and the comic is good

@Birdo(in comic)
...besides drunk, tired, and at least PART Toad?
A distraction. An unknowing distraction, but a distraction nonetheless.
model S 22nd Apr 2011, 8:41 PM edit delete reply
-points at go- HEY LOOK A DISTRACTION!!
Mr. Vareel 23rd Apr 2011, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Mr. Vareel
Okay, I remembered what I forgot (uh...you know what I mean), although I'm not sure what my point was (or if I had one, for that matter). Anyway, I went to a friend's house, he dug out his GameCube, and we played Mario Strikers (or is it Super Mario Strikers?). I have to say, the Toads in that game were pretty tough. Hell, they were a pack of bad-asses (at least for Toads). I think I had some thoughts along the lines of ‘those guys should be the military Toads’, or something...bah; I don't remember the whole idea. I think I was just thinking of examples of stronger than usual Toads. (Please excuse any bad grammar in this comment. I’m a little tired and I rushed while writing this. I’m also battling an infection. Don’t ask, because I won’t answer.)
MeowMixIsForCats339 26th Apr 2011, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
I just want to put my two cents in. Remember back in......comic 8? I believe? When Go was having a dream he said something about HER. Now, at first I thought he was talking about a toadette but after reading all of your comments, I have come to the conclusion that he was talking about peach. (Now to decide whether he know her as a sister, or a girlfriend......)