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Not at the Dinner Table / A White Student Union?
« on: October 02, 2012, 11:40:41 AM »

Mario Chat / Mario Reference on Gravity Falls
« on: September 14, 2012, 10:03:42 PM »
I wasn't sure where to post this.  On Disney channel there is a cartoon called Gravity Falls, and on one particular episode Dipper accidentally releases a character from an arcade game (similar to Street Fighter).  At one point the VGcharacter throws barrels at the kid Dipper was supposed to fight.  Here's the clip:

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At the end of the episode, another character named Mabel appears in pixelated format, and she says "It's-a me, a-Mabel!"

Fan Creations / Markio Makes Music!
« on: September 03, 2012, 04:37:30 PM »
One of my favorite parts of Nintendo games is the music.  So, I made some "8-bit" music of my own.

Overworld Theme = I tried to make it upbeat while staying basic.

Underworld Theme = I tried to create a song that evoked the feeling of being in a big, dark, echoing place.  I like the way it builds to the repeat.

Boss Battle Theme = My personal favorite.  This is actually the first piece that I made.

Each theme repeats halfway through.  Do you like any of them?  Any suggestions of what other video game themes I should do?  I'm working on an Underwater Theme, and I will probably want to make a Boss Level Theme as well.

Forum Games / Let's play Hangman!
« on: August 25, 2012, 09:12:22 PM »
Let's play Hangman!  Someone writes out the spaces for a word, phrase or sentence.  Give a theme to the answer, such as "food," "Mario-related," "sentence," etc.  As people guess letters, simply edit the original post with the spaces until it is solved.  The person who solves it gets to make the next word/phrase/sentence.


Theme = Pokemon
Letter's used = E, A, P, O

General Chat / Guide to Kissing
« on: September 04, 2006, 10:08:28 PM »
Okay, so let me take you back to Friday, September 1st.  My drama teacher had told us on one of the first days of class that she would tell us what our school's fall drama production would be on September 1st.  September 1st came, and we all asked her.  She said she lied and that she'd tell us on Tuesday.  It has been rumored that it is going to be the Diary of Anne Frank.  Upon further investigation by myself, I looked up the characters and such information, and apparently Anne Frank kisses a boy in the play, a guy named Peter, who is a teenager my age.  Suddenly, I had the urge to try and get that part.  Why, you ask?  Well... I've never kissed a girl.

Yeah yeah, I know, kissing isn't that important, and a kiss only matters if you love the person and they love you back the same way.  But unlike you, I'm from a little country called America, where everything is done fast and without feeling.  So naturally you can all tell by my choice of words so far in this thread that no girl would want to listen to me for so long, let alone kiss me.  I probably sound selfish and superficial right now, but my real point is that if I were to get this part, which intigues me without kissing, I would still end up kissing Anne Frank, and I've never done that before.  This is the part where I start panicking over how I'm going to kiss someone IF I get this particular part, IF I make callbacks, and IF this is even the play that the drama teacher really chose.

That's when this idea came to me.  Have you ever kissed another person?  I don't mean like your mother or got kissed on the cheek, I mean like on the lips with another person, in complete agreement.  If you have, give us the details, sistah!  I mean, was it romantic?  How old were you?  What was your relationship with this person before the kiss?  Were you outside, in front of people, in a closet at some preteen slumber party, where?

On top of that question, what advice would you give to someone kissing for the first time?  Ask the person before you do anything?  Stare at them romantically, move in an inch and see if they come in too?  Pucker?  Wait until your faces touch to reach with your lips?  Close your eyes?  Try to focus and go cross-eyed, or just let everything blur as you make contact?

Video Game Chat / Which Video Game for X-mas?
« on: November 25, 2005, 01:49:42 PM »
OK, I know the poll option is overused and probably could have been avoided... but too bad!  Gwahaha! 

...Anyway, which game do you think would be a better gift for Christmas?  I have never played any form of Yoshi's Island, and I've only played a Mario Party or two for the N64, but only as a rental.  What do you think makes this of that game better than the other?  Are the controls hard to master?  What exactly is "Adventure Mode" for MPA?  Is Yoshi's Island difficult?  How many worlds?  What are the strong and weak points of each game?  You know, things like that.  This poll is only running for an arbitrary twenty days, so vote now!  I just wanted the statistics and the opinions separate, so feel free to like or make fun of both games in your post.  And if it's any consolation, I already feel guilty for making such a self-centered poll.

Game Help / Re: M&L:SS - Trunkle Battle
« on: August 09, 2004, 06:28:14 PM »
Well, I've never gotten past him so far, but that's because I haven't played ti for a while, like a couple of months.  But I do know that when you get to the part where he divides into four parts(I haven't beaten him that much), you should only attack the one with the orange, because that's the only one that will take damage.

I wish I was in the forest with a dragon right now.

Game Help / Re: The Red Switch
« on: April 09, 2004, 11:53:15 AM »
Don't worry, it's pretty simple.  Once you get ten or eleven stars, there should be sunlight streaming down to the big sun on the floor of the castle lobby.  Switch the camera angle so you're looking from behind Mario's head, whatever that camera angle's called.  Then look up into the sunlight, and you should see the sun and two clouds painted on the ceiling, and you'll be transported to the Wing Cap place.  Fly down to the button and jump on it, causing the wing caps to appear.  You can enter that level when ever you want after that, like to get the red coins.

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Video Game Chat / Wanted: Non-Mario Game Recommendation
« on: September 10, 2005, 08:39:31 PM »
I want to know what non-Mario games you would recommend for the Gamecube OR Game Boy Advance.  I have almost all Mario for my GBA, excluding old GBC games and TMNT1.  As for my GC game collection, I only have MG:TT, MK:DD, SMS, and SSBM.  Yeah I know, "Super Smash Bros isn't a Mario game", but that doesn't change the fact that I want something new that's not Mario related.  My N64 has a lot more variety, and it would be too late to buy games for that anyway.  Yeah I know, "No it isn't", but still.  So anyway, could you just say a few games and give a reason/description of why you like it?  Please... it's my only hope!  Yeah I know, "don't be so melodramatic", but I wanted to put 'please' somewhere in there to be polite.

“Of all the people I know, it is expected that Watoad will say ‘cheese’ first.”

Mario Chat / Princess's Secret Slide Records
« on: August 13, 2005, 09:17:23 AM »
What is your record for the Princess's Secret Slide in Super Mario 64?  Mine is 16.1 seconds.

“Of all the people I know, it is expected that Watoad will say ‘cheese’ first.”

General Chat / Plans for Summer
« on: May 28, 2005, 08:03:04 PM »
I was just wondering what your plans are for summer.  Any trips, specific nothings, any of that?

Personally, I'm going to work at my school's musical theater summer camp until late June, and then I'll probably spend the rest of summer drawing comic books again or something(more details on comic books available upon interrogation).

Thank you for visting my world, come again ... Now entering reality, welcome back.

General Chat / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
« on: April 29, 2005, 07:26:13 PM »
Well, it's that time of year again.  Either the time that I make a thread, or redevelop my interest in the ninja turtles.  This thread is for general TMNT chat, plus if you like it or not, etc.

Anyway, yesterday an episode of TMNT was halfway over on Cartoon Network, so I left it on for the heck of it.  Suddenly, the most incredible thing came to my attention.  It wasn't Raphael drinking tea with a blind woman, nor was it Splinter and Michelangelo figting Misters Touch and Go, but something better.  Without warning, there was a shot of the other turtles in their lair and something caught my eye.  An extra turtle, twice the size of the others and with a long tail and snout, was adjusting some satellite project for Donatello.  It was a crocodile!  Having missed out on any previous mention of this character, I watched the remaining 30 seconds of that scene in awe, hearing him utter "Haven't seen him" to Leonardo who was looking for Raphael.  This was the coolest thing, a walking, talking, gigantic crocodile on the ninja turtles!  It's like a two-in-one deal!  Rewinding and listening to what his name was, "Leatherhead", I looked him up on the internet.  Apparently he had been a villian in the previous TMNT series in the late 1980s, but also appeared in like two of the comics.

I watched the next episode today, and there he was again, plus the episode focused on him and hallucinations he had in his dreams of when some guy messed up his brain so he usually couldn't control sudden bouts of anger, which was pretty bad since he was the biggest guy in the sewer and knocked down a few friends in his "Mr. Hyde" rampages(thank goodness they only lasted about ten seconds each).  The episode is about how he thinks his uncontrollable mood swings is a threat to the turtles and that he's a monster, so he runs away only to be found by this Australian hunter who uses high tech guns to ...hunt.  He came to get rid of the alligator/crocodile that the newspaper mentioned, plus now he wants to catch the four walking turtles whose footprints he somehow can read.  The turtles come looking for Leatherhead, find him and the hunter, beat the hunter and get Leatherhead a home in a ninteenth century underground train station that is just three minutes away from their own lair, so he can work on controlling his temper and still be in contact with the ninja turtles.

I looked him up on the internet again, and found that this episode was based on the first comic he appeared in, when they first meet him as an enemy because of his temper but become friends when the weird hunter guy comes along.  Not much information there.  Then in the second comic book he appeared in, he has turned his new home into a laboratory where he is working on a device that will reunite him with his family.  His "family" is a group of aliens from another planet(the Untrons I think) that raised him from a baby alligator, after he came in contact with the same chemical the ninja turtles did.  Sadly, when they returned to their home planet, they left/forgot him behind, so he was building a device to get him there.  Because of his size though, he needed help from smaller people to do the finer details on the machine.  He got the turtles and some foot ninjas somehow to help him, but a foot ninja had removed an integral piece from the machine(accident or purposely I don't know) that caused it to fail and blow up.  Because of the failure, Leatherhead goes on another rampage and swears that he will have revenge on them all someday.  He flees the scene, and the last we see of him is when he's in some deserted part of the sewer.  He looks at his reflection in the water and thinks, "Now I'm alone... forever...".  The turtles are later on a rooftop discussing what happened, what it must be like to be all alone like Leatherhead must be right then.  And Leonardo says "At least WE have each other."  It was really sad, and I wished Leatherhead had re-befriended the turtles, or at least gotten back to his home planet.

  At least in the modern cartoon, they sort of changed it around.  They first meet him a little violently, as Michelangelo walks in on him and in blind rage chases Mikey around underwater, until Mikey is cornered in some room and successfully reasons with the reptile who was having an uncontrollable anger moment.  The other turtles try to save Mikey, and somehow pin the giant "monster" to the ground, even though a truce was met before they got there.  They all become friends(Yay). They learn that he is creating a device to get him home, but they find out that he was working with Dr. Stockman, who was really using him so he could get to the other planet and probably seize power.  Discovering his plans, Stockman flees but throws some science thing on the ground that causes an explosion and the ceiling to cave in.  The mighty Leatherhead holds up the ceiling so the turtles can escape but doesn't escape with them, as "life isn't worth living if you can't have a family" or something.  The ceiling falls, leaving a bunch of rubble and no Leatherhead in sight, and the turtles repeat their "At least WE have each other" conversation, and it ends.

Somehow Leatherhead must have survived, since he appeared in the episode I saw today with the hunter.  In that episode they find him the train station home, so I'm guessing that's the conclusion for Leatherhead, as he can contact the turtles but doesn't need to appear in the episodes anymore.  It would be REALLY sad if they made another episode where he rebuilds the machine, it fails, he blames and abandons the turtles and is going to be alone forever again, because reading that for the first time made me cry, because I had also felt depressed for the turtles at the end of the third movie, because even though they had each other, they were still kind of stuck underground all their lives, but not so severely or sadly as Leatherhead was.

There, that's my long, obsessive, possibly boring rant about the ninja turtles.  Does anybody else know about Leatherhead, watch the new or old episodes, or the movies or play the new or old games?

Edited by - Markio on 4/29/2005 6:43:58 PM

General Chat / Favorite Books
« on: January 03, 2005, 07:21:20 PM »
I know, I haven't made a thread in a while, but I doubt anyone really minds.  Anyway, I was just wondering what your favorite books were.  I think TEM made a topic like this back when he was called Master_Luigi, but I can't remember and don't want to go search for it.  Here are a few of my favorite books, I'll write small descriptions and why I like them later:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” -Atticus Finch

Site Discussion / Another Mario Sighting
« on: July 16, 2004, 09:08:20 PM »
I was watching "Whose Line Is It Anyway", and Wayne Brady did that skit where he sings to one person in the audience.  He was singing(in the style of Britney Spears) to a guy named Chris who "played video games for a living", and I repeately rewound with Tivo to catch these two verses:

After that is finished,
it won't be long.
Buca! Buca! Buca! Buca!
Donkey Kong!

And after that is finished,
I could hold you and call you
My Mario!

The verses weren't consecutive, and he literally said "Buca", as if it were a video game sound effect.  So there you go, two-in-one Mario sighting, I guess.

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General Chat / Recent Movies
« on: July 01, 2004, 12:14:10 AM »
Has anyone seen any recent movies that have been in theaters?  I apologize if this topic has been made before, although I doubt it has, at least recently.

Last night, I saw a movie called "Napolean Dynamite".  It was a hilarious movie, although much of it was pointless scenes that had no connection to the plot, or anything, actually.  It was still a hilarious movie, but it seems more of a "rent" movie.

Half an hour ago, I saw Spider Man 2.  IT WAS THE GREATEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME!!  Well, it was a great movie of which had many cool scenes which I cannot give away to spoil the surprise because or my darn conscience.  Some scenes were noticably fake, as in "wouldn't have been able to exist or happen in real life" fake, but hey, it's based on a comic book.  Great movie.

Have any of you homo sapiens seen any movies lately?

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