19 Oct 2001
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Hey, I have a few simple and stupid questions for you.
1. What is Sarasaland inhabited by?
2. Do you ever think that Mario and Peach will get Married. Luigi
3. Do you like running a mail-bag where you get asked all these
4. Do you think that as long as Nintendo keeps on making Mario
Games he'll stay just as famous?
5. Where on your site can I find picture's of Princess Daisy? If
you don't have any can you tell me where I can find some?
1. Sarasas, of course. They drink nothing but sasperilla and
speak with a strange lisp.
2. It would be nice, but that would require changing the
3. Do you like sending in all these stupid questions?
4. Sure. Why not?
5. Check out www.mariotennis.com ... or whatever the URL
ya know deez/dd/gay gay ... the final bowser theme from sm64
kinda sounds like a remix from warios castle in super Mario land
2. Also its funny how while I was writing this the commercial for
east side marios was playing on TV. east side marios east side
marios hey bada boom bada bing. SEEYA!
Hmm.. actually, I disagree. I don't think think the Bowser In
The Sky tune sounds like the SML2 tune. However, that's my
opinion... but the real question is What in the world is East
It's my first time writing to the lovely TMK people! I know, you
could cry. ANYway, I wanted to say that I'm so glad I found
your site... the Mario Bros. games have always been my
favorite, and this site is incredible, what with all the
information and other fun stuff!
So now to my question (*peers* Cringing yet? Not that I can
blame you.. you've had some real winners sent into your
mailbag)! Someone asked in a previous mailbag if the Mario
Bros. comics were still being sold, and they were pointed to the
Nintendo online store. The store isn't working right now (maybe
it's because I'm up so late?), but they wouldn't happen to sell
the Choose Your Own Adventure books, would they? I got a
bunch of them when I was younger, but I lost half of them!
And would any of you, with all your experience (mwa ha ha)
know of any places where I COULD find those books? I'm
watching ebay, but thus far all I've seen are a slew of unwanted
VHS copies of "Super Mario Brothers". I know, what a shock,
By the way, David (if you see this, which I'm sure you will
eventually, even if you're not the one to answer this particular
letter), I liked your quote (from Sept 28's mailbag) referring to
Sony: "...seeing people act like morons and then expecting me
to buy a product because I "want to associate myself" with such
idiocy somehow makes me annoyed." I agree! I've played
Sega and Playstation, and neither of them compare to Nintendo!
And I happen to LOVE Paper Mario! Which reminds me (no,
don't run yet!)....who does the reviews for those games on
TMK? And the Overviews...I'm not volunteering myself, so don't
worry, ha ha! I was just wondering if anything would be put up
for Paper Mario, because I'm a geek and I like to read that kind
of stuff. :oP
And that's it! I swear! Please try not to cheer--I mean, cry
piteously...*as everyone hopes she never writes again*
Wow. I comment was sent directly to me. I blush. Really, I
As far as finding the SMB Adventure books... there are some
used book store search engines on the internet -- there was
a really good one I used to use for finding used books, but
I've forgotten the URL and didn't write it down.
www.Bibliofind.com looks good, though. Go to
www.dmoz.org OR www.google.com and do a search for
USED BOOK SEARCH or something similar. There are some
engines that link hundreds of tiny used book stores together
and allow you to search for the best price for books... very
handy. If you are stuck, toss an e-mail my way and I'll try to
help you out.
Yes, I know, my Sony quote... a genius I am. Heh
If you want to help with TMK via reviews or anything else,
the best approach is simply to type up a nice
review/overview and send it to Deezer. Repeat until he
realizes that you are handy and provide free information for
the site. Also try sending him ICQ messages until he gives in.
It worked for me.
Hey Amber... if you're 20 or older and looking for a guy who
likes Mario games...
B Quick Question for the "experts"....
I've been playing SMB on the NESticle emulator because my NES
conked out after a dirty Megaman 2 cartridge from Movies
America did it in. Anyway, I noticed the so-called "peace sign"
on teh flags appears on teh cannons. They call the cannons
'turtle cannons' in the manual.... So is the peace sign actually a
turtle head? (with the white spots being the eyes and nose)? I
dont know, I've just been playing too much I guess. Oh well,
time to watch Ferris Bueller's Day off again and listen to
WangChung. (God, the 80's kick a--)
-The Idiot Savant
Those little white signs are supposed to be skulls. The two
dots on top are the eye sockets, the larger clear dot on the
bottom are the teeth. For proof of this, play Super Mario All
Stars and note these images on the flags and cannons.
I got a few questions.
1. Where is the secret part of the site?
2. Where is the secret part of the site?!
3. Where is the secret part of the site?!!!
4. Do you think they will be making more mario cartoons since
nintendo signed a contract with 4 kids on stuff?
5. Do Wario and Waluigi have girlfriends because Luigi has
Princess Daisy and Mario has Princess Peach.
6. will anybody get married like Luigi?
That's my questions.
1. I can't tell you.
2. Deezer would kill me if I told you.
3. Okay, you wore me down. I will tell you. This poem will
give you the information you need to find the secret page.
Never found, yet always sought,
Information hath thee wrought,
Can one find this page of might?
Ever searching yields its sight.
Tempt the page of yellow and blue,
Return often to Level 2,
Yonder doth the page appear...
Lest ye find what ye not seek,
Or ye seek the page of the meek,
Seek the sign of fungi power,
Eventually, you might find,
Reality lurks within these lines.
4. I have no idea. Odds are that Mario and Luigi will not get
another cartoon, as Pokemon are currently more popular.
However, perhaps the Kirby cartoon from Japan will be
shown in the USA.
5. Yes, Wario and Waluigi have girlfriends. In fact, these girls
appeared as playable characters in the Japanese version of
Mario Tennis. Sadly, Nintendo of America thought the bikini
outfits of Wachibi and Watuna were too risque for American
audiences, and removed them at the last minute. Perhaps
we will see this girls as playable characters in Super Smash
To add to my Birdo/Ostro post, another common mistake is
The princess's name is Princess Toadstool. That was in the
Mario 1 manual, and it's what they call her on the cartoons. She
is NOT called Daisy (as the film would have you believe), or
Peach. (Although it does say Peach on the letter in SMW, maybe
that's her first name or something... well, at least Daisy is
Princess Toadstool is actually named Peach, and always has
been -- in Japan. However, when Super Mario Bros. was
released in America, Nintendo decided to change her name
to make it cuter and better fit with the Mushroom people...
thus the name Toadstool. Eventually, they were forced to
change it back to Peach (presenting her as Princess Peach
Toadstool in Super Mario 64 was a happy medium), probably
because Shigeru found out and was annoyed by the name.
After all, when NOA changed Kirby from pink to white for the
U.S. box art of Kirby's Dream Land, Shigeru found out and
made sure he was always pink. Daisy, on the other hand, is
the princess of Sarasaland.
Why did you stop writing stories in your fanfiction section? I
loved the stories in it, and I wish someone could write more.
Especially that Mario High Scool Days Turbo that Toasty 64
preomised us. Basicly, I am geeting tired of the same stories
from 1999. So could you start to write some more Fanfiction
-Ann H Reed-Speer
Save the Last Jump for Me
Luigi had had it. Everwhere he went, Mario got the spotlight.
Even back when they were teenages in school, Mario always
got all the attention.
Back in the day, Mario was the big mushroom on campus.
Girls from all over flocked to him to watch his manly jumps.
While Luigi stood there, alone, Mario would bounce up and
down, grinning at the cheerleaders as he practiced his mad
basketball skillz. In particular, Luigi noticed how one tall,
blonde girl kept her eyes on his older brother. Peach
Toadstool, captain of the the Mushroom High cheerleader
squad, blushed as Mario's eyes fell on her. Luigi knew he
would never stand a chance with Peach, the most sought
after girl on campus. Sadly, Luigi walked off as Mario landed
inches from Peach's feet...
Meanwhile, in the boy's bathroom behind the science lab, the
worst boys in the whole school were chuckling over their
recent spree of vandalism and nerd tossing.
"Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha... we-a sure tossed that-a Toad far!"
chortled a rotund boy in purple pants and a loud yellow shirt.
He guzzled a bottle of Kero Cola and waited for his
companion to reply.
"Nyah-hah-hah-hah-hah! That-a slimy piece-of-a fungi will
never-a bother us again, Wario." The taller, lankier boy was
peering into the mirror, using a magic marker to supplement
his meager facial hair. His dark jeans clashed badly with the
purple leisure shirt he wore.
"So-a, have-a you got-a date
for the senior prom yet, Wario?"
"Shaddup in you face. Peach-a won't go wid
me, she's all mushy over that Mario jerk. What she sees-a in
a midget in-a blue jeans and red shirts, I'll never know-a."
(At this point, David became tired of the story and gave up.
However, I will finish the story if at least 3 Mario fans who
are both female and over 20 send in pictures of themselves
dressed as the Princess.)
'ey, what up, long-time fan, first time caller (well, not really
I just wanted to know if Nintendo or any other company has
made a Mario hat?
you know, the kind that people wear and say "I don't like the
Yankees, but this hat is in and it's red like Fred Durst's". only
this one would say: "I'm a Nintendo kid for life!" If they haven't,
they really should. They should also make an accompanying
Luigi hat (I would get Luigi just to be different, my brother
would probly get Mario, not just for Mario, but because his name
starts with an M as well). It would also rock if they would go
the distance and make every letter in the alphabet, but then it
would detach from its original purpose, wouldn't it?
whatever dudes, keep up the good work and rock on
Yes, someone made Mario hats. There are baseball caps
with M's on them (which look silly), and there are also caps
you can buy in any normal hat store that look like Mario's,
but without the M.
i was wondering if i could link to your site? my site is all about
Sure, if you pay the standard linking fee. Just use PayPal to
send $14.99 plus the $1.50 TMK surcharge to
JJ was crushed by your e-mail. He spent days weeping and
hiding in his room, unable to face the outside world. Your
cruel e-mail (JJ IS A DOOF) hit him when he was weakest...
right after his entire family was abducted by Sony fanboys.
Now JJ lives in a stupor, afraid to come out and face the
world, lest a message as powerful and dangerous as yours
hits him again. The compelling arguements you made
destroyed him... are you happy?
Yeah yeah... I know, this is probably for David, but I thought I'd
ask these anyway:
1) How often do you actually change the WTMK playlist. It's
been like two months :-(
2) How do you decide what to put on?
3) I know I did the Wario ad for WTMK, but who did the Peach
4) What would you say has been the maximum number of
5) I was going to ask you about a personal preference...but I
had the good taste not to put it in, as it would be a trick
1) Whenever I have free time and no life. Thus, the longer
between updates, the better off I am. If you ever see daily
updates, I am in need of serious help.
2) There is a lovely button marked SHUFFLE on my
computer. It is very handy.
3) A very nice young woman recorded the Peach promos for
us. Sadly, she has since ceased to exist. All of the TMK
editors are in pain. Really.
4) I have no idea. I suppose we could try to set a record?
5) Brown hair, glasses, plays video games, reads, stays up
late, and cute.