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Author Topic: Will there ever be another mailbag?  (Read 4183 times)

« on: January 04, 2015, 09:20:10 PM »
I'm not asking for a weekly schedule again, but it's been OVER TWO YEARS.

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2015, 10:27:40 PM »
Do we still get people emailing in who think Deezer is Nintendo? Those letters were always fun.
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

Deezer

  • Invincible
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 10:10:31 PM »
There's a good chance there will be another one. First we need more letters!

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 08:54:36 AM »
Man, the well has run more dry than I thought. ._.

Koopaslaya

  • Kansas
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 08:57:17 AM »
*Koopaslaya gets ready to send an email to the mailbag.
Εὐθύνατε τὴν ὁδὸν Κυρίου

« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2015, 05:23:10 PM »
I remember reading the one where LD got fired. And sending in some really dumb emails. The first one tagged "Austin" here is me.

Good times...
Relics.

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 01:11:51 PM »
My favorite mailbag thing is still Wachibi and Watuna, and how people kept writing in for months thinking they were real.



I had my dumb emails in the mailbag multiple times, and looking back at this one from 2002 amused me:

Quote from: when i was like eleven dont judge me
1. Do you know Miyamoto's e-mail address?
2. Do you think this quote is funny?: "I just hope Mario doesn't go into any sewers --- he wearing my good dress!" - Peach
3. Do you think Sonic and Mario will ever be in the same (licensed) game?
4. Do you think Nintendo will make a port of SM64 for the next Game Boy?
5. Do I say "Do" too much?
6. If Nintendo does port SM64 to the GBX, maybe they'll tell us how to get Luigi.
7. Do you like to watch C-SPAN?
- Adamario
DavidDayton: 1) No. 2) Heheh. 3) Probably not. 4) Not for the GB, but I'm thinking a port to the GC might be likely. 6) Yeah, right.

7 was a reference to NC that David didn't even dignify with a response, but more importantly: I was right! Mario and Sonic have been in I think seven games together now, and Mario 64 with Luigi in it was the launch title for the handheld after the GBA! In your face, Dayton!

Also this:

Quote from: crovax1337
One person said that Mario and Luigi cannot be twins because Mario is older. Not true! To be twins all that has to happen is that both babies come from one egg... or something like that. My dad is one year older than my aunt and they are still twins. Maybe you can get Mushroom Boy to ask Mario Sr.?
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2015, 03:32:37 PM »
Mario is older than Luigi by exactly one game. He popped out of the Stork's mailbag at the beginning of Yoshi's Island, while Luigi didn't until the end.

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2015, 03:39:42 PM »
They were scheduled to be delivered at the same time, though, which implies that they were created at the same time (do the Storks make the babies somehow? Are they created by the stars?). How precisely do we define birth and age in a universe without uteruses?
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2015, 03:41:20 PM »
I just took "being born" to mean "being let out of the bag".

And since babies are a gift from heaven, they're probably created in whatever Mario World's equivalent of heaven is supposed to be. (Star Haven? Some other place in the cosmos?)

« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2015, 05:31:12 PM »
Having fathered twins, I can say one is definitely older than the other one, if only by minutes/seconds. If YI is a euphemism for real life events, Mario is older because because he came out of the bag first (euphemism: Mario was the first one pulled out during a C-section or the first one down the.. birth canal). (sorry if that was tmi)

I am also going to assume babies in Mario's world are created somewhere in the heavens. Star Haven, or even the Comet Observatory would be good places I guess.
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2015, 06:03:05 PM »
I didn't mention the Comet Observatory because that's really the birthplace of celestial bodies, not people. :P

Turtlekid1

  • Tortuga
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2015, 08:11:44 PM »
[Some sort of comment about Rosalina playing off "celestial bodies"]
"It'll say life is sacred and so is death
but death is life and so we move on"

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2015, 08:55:46 PM »
Isn't that more ShadowBrain or Weegee's territory? :P

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2015, 09:13:11 PM »
Star Haven (or thereabouts) gets my vote. A couple (and maybe also single parents and polyamorous arrangements?) wishes/prays to the Star Road for a baby, the wish is granted by the power of the Star Rod, and the storks fly down from the stars to deliver the magically created babies.

But now I'm thinking, are the Star Spirits (Eldstar et al, Twink, Geno) only deities for the Mushroom Planet? There's precedent for tiny local suns (SMB3 Angry Sun and the Flower Fields Sun in Paper Mario), so maybe the Star Spirits are kind of like that. That could explain how the theology of Paper Mario and Mario Galaxy can work together -- Rosalina creates the stars and planets and then she backs off and lets planetary deities take over. (Did Rosalina create any planets where sex exists?) (maybe this should be moved to the silly mario fan theories thread)
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2015, 10:46:36 PM »
A few responses:

- Your first sentence would explain how Bowser got Bowser Jr. even though he apparently doesn't have a mother.
- Geno has never been confirmed to be a Star Spirit, nor has the 'Star Road' ever been confirmed to be the same place as Star Haven. It feels more like Paper Mario wrote whatever was established in Mario RPG out of existence.
- I think Mario's planet might really be called "Earth".  The world of Dragon Ball was called "Earth" and it certainly didn't resemble our Earth (what with having just one big continent, talking animals living alongside humans, intelligent fictional species of dinosaurs roaming around, cars that can fit inside capsules, houses that look like domes, people without noses, the list goes on).
- I don't think the Angry Sun was a deity so much as a sun-shaped monster.
- If the Star Spirits are exclusive to Mario's planet, does that mean other populated planets don't get to have wishes? Or is Mario's planet the only densely populated world in Mario's universe?
- Seeing how both Galaxies strongly imply the rest of Mario's universe operates on the same logic as his planet (there's ? blocks, coins, mushrooms, planetoids shaped like Yoshi Eggs, etc. all over the place), I doubt there are any that follow real-life rules of reproduction.

« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2015, 12:43:55 AM »
Star Hill became Shooting Star Summit, so I'm going to assume the Star Road (Mario RPG's version) became Star Haven.

I could see Rosalina creating the planets, and then letting local deities take over from there (I guess the Star Spirits kind of watch over Mario's World, though we haven't seen them in a bit).

I agree with CrossEyed's first sentence too.
Kinopio is the ultimate video game character! Who else can drive a kart, host parties, play tennis, give good advice and items, and is almost always happy??

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2015, 11:05:36 AM »
I'll take this moment to point out that both Star Hill and Shooting Star Summit are called Hoshi no Furu Oka (lit. "falling star hill") in Japan, so they're quite literally supposed to be the same place even though the location has been moved.

This is giving me an idea for another thread...

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2015, 12:17:16 PM »
Isn't that more ShadowBrain or Weegee's territory? :P
Dang, I'm losing my timeliness around here.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

CrossEyed7

  • i can make this whatever i want; you're not my dad
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2015, 01:26:53 PM »
I figure other planets have their own deities, who would grant wishes or do whatever. Actually, I almost wonder if the Star Spirits are just for the Mushroom Kingdom, and other kingdoms have their own patron deities, like the Beanstar. If SMRPG is still canon, the Star Spirits at least cover Nimbus Land, though.

And yeah, I wasn't thinking of the Angry Sun as a deity, I was just thinking in terms of "things that should be giant balls of gas burning millions of miles away but are actually four feet tall and within walking distance."
« Last Edit: January 12, 2015, 01:28:39 PM by CrossEyed7 »
"Oh man, I wish being a part of a Mario fan community was the most embarrassing thing about my life." - Super-Jesse

The Chef

  • Simon Cowell
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2015, 02:17:58 PM »
Is the Beanstar a deity or just a really powerful artifact? I don't remember it talking...

I'm in no position to claim whether Mario RPG is "canon" (I dunno why people keep using that word when Mario doesn't have an officially-recognized canon, as opposed to Zelda, Metroid, Castlevania or whatever else), but if my hunch about it being written away by Paper Mario is somehow true, then I would also take that to mean all the people and places established in it don't exist either. There is definite counter-evidence to this theory, since Shamans appear all over Paper Mario and a Geno doll appears in Superstar Saga.

Here is a list of powerful star-shaped deities and objects, for comparison's sake:
- Power Stars, which appear in both Mario 64 and Mario Galaxy. Non-sentient. Appear to protect Peach's Castle and power vehicles such as the Comet Observatory and Starship Mario.
- Grand Stars, which are presumably even more powerful versions of Power Stars as they're a necessary component of the Comet Observatory's core. They can apparently make you gigantic if swallowed.
- Shine Sprites, which gather at the Shine Gate and serve to prevent Isle Delfino from plunging into darkness. They apparently don't like pollution.
- Green Stars, which act the same as Power Stars in Mario Galaxy and act the same as Dragon Coins, Ace Coins and Star Coins in Mario 3D World. They don't seem to have any noticeable differences outside of being green.
- Star Pieces, which are the seven components of the shattered Star Road. Geno needs to find them in order to rebuild it, as without it wishes will not come true.
- The Star Rod, which sits in Star Haven and has the power to grant wishes. Bowser somehow stole it and used it to make himself all-powerful.
- Star Spirits, who watch over the Star Rod and have the power to neutralize it if it ever falls into the wrong hands, provided all seven of them gather together.
- Crystal Stars, seven magic rocks that are necessary to open the Thousand-Year Door.
- The Beanstar, which sleeps beneath the Beanbean Kingdom, requires a pure voice to be activated, and will grant any wish to whomever possesses it.
- The Cobalt Star, which is some sort of star-shaped stone that can power machines such as E. Gadd's inventions.
- Star Cures, three special artifacts that are necessary to fight off the evil Dark Star (if I'm remembering the plot of Bowser's Inside Story right).
- The Dark Star, an ancient evil being that Fawful tried to use to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom.
- The Sticker Star, a comet that....brings loads of stickers to the Mushroom Kingdom.

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