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[sticky post] List of my userpics by order added

As I've mentioned a while back, I plan on replacing some of my userpics with more legible versions. (even though I've procrastinated that for probably at least a year now...)

Since I knew that doing that will cause me to lose track of what order I added my userpics, I kept a list of my userpics in my profile in order added - but I'm starting to run out of room on my profile now, so I moved it here and reformatted it into a table that hopefully looks better than the old layout.

Note that this excludes the following:
- Old versions of these userpics
- Alternate versions of some of these that I made to protest SOPA/PIPA/ACTA/etc. a few years ago

Here they are!Collapse )
For whatever reason, I only made two Miiverse posts in March 2013. I have no idea why I posted so few of them that month even though it was when I was still pretty obsessed with Miiverse, or why I somehow still ended up two weeks behind my self-imposed schedule for these Miiverse rerun entries regardless.

*rereads my LJ entries from March 2013*

...okay, I guess that answers my first question, at least.

Well, whatever, here's my Miiverse posts from March 2013. :)

← 02/22/2013 - 02/24/2013 04/08/2013 - 04/19/2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 03/09/2013 8:47 PM

Beat the game!
I guess copyright info is too important to pop out of bubbles blown by Baby Yoshis...

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 03/14/2013 10:10 PM

Got all five ★!

2 1

(And then after this, it was another 25 days until my next Miiverse post, setting another new record for my longest hiatus from Miiverse.)
Now that we have TONS of new info about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I've been reading all the info I can about it and getting more and more excited about it!!!

Sure, my ♯1 fictional crush isn't playable (as far as we know), but I'm still in the process of reading all the info on the official site and getting excited whenever I see ANYTHING new, so let me make sure this thing works just in case I find out that Mary O. is an Assist Trophy or something...

This is a TEST of the emergency broadcast system.


This concludes our TEST of the emergency broadcast system.
If you're not into Super Smash Bros. or Super Mario Maker... and maybe even if you ARE into those games but aren't as obsessed with Mary O. as I am... then this entry will probably be of no interest to you and you should probably skip it unless you REALLY want to know what goes on inside my head. :P

Being the Nintendo nerd I am, ever since the first Super Smash Bros. I sometimes tried to imagine what it would be like if various characters (video game or otherwise) that weren't playable in any SSB games yet were.

But I don't think I've ever come up with a complete moveset for one until now. Usually all I think of is:
- "What would Kirby look like if he copied this character?"
- "What would this character's alternate costumes be?"
- (for characters who aren't from a series that's already in the game) "What would this character's series symbol be?"
- MAYBE a game mechanic that would be unique to that one character
- MAYBE taunts and MAYBE special moves and a Final Smash.

And usually I don't write about or draw any of these ideas either - just think about it.

But lately, due to my constantly being obsessed with Mary O. (who unfortunately is still obscure enough that I feel like I have to link to that article again), I've been thinking more and more about what it'd be like if she and Yamamura were playable in Super Smash Bros. as a 2-in-1 character similar to Duck Hunt.

In fact I first thought of this idea at some point before April Fools' Day 2017 (see the music tag for that entry), but lately I've been thinking more and more about how this could work, enough that I think I have ideas for their entire hypothetical moveset by now.

And I keep thinking about said moveset so much that writing an entry about it is probably the only way I'm ever going to stop being so distracted thinking about it, even though I doubt it'd be interesting to anyone here (none of you are as obsessed with Mary O. as I am, and a lot of you probably aren't even into Super Smash Bros. enough for this to be of interest to you). So I'll LJ-cut it so I won't bore you. :)

Blah blah blah Mary O. moving sidewaysCollapse )

It feels so weird that I've put all this thought into making an entire moveset and such for Mary O. & Yamamura for literally no reason since I doubt I'd be making a Super Smash Bros. fangame or hack anytime soon... and it feels especially weird to actually be typing out this ridiculous idea after spending so much time only thinking about it...

Well, now you know what goes on inside my head! :P

The past is slightly less gone!

Haven't you always wondered what that entry from 2012 when I discovered the Garfield as Garfield site would be like if six years later, I spent several hours in a row going through web.archive.org's copy of the site and manually putting together a list of links to ALL the comics it managed to save in chronological order, and then retroactively put that list into the entry, just to make up for the fact that the site itself is gone now? No? Well, maybe you can enjoy that entry anyway. ;)

Hopefully there's not any mistakes in that list... if there are, let me know. :)
I've fixed over 800 entries now, and I'm done fixing all the entries from 2011! :)

Just got 6½ more years of entries to go. Even if they're the years when I didn't post as often.

Oh, and lately I've been playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U pretty regularly again in the hopes that I'll finish all the challenges before SSB5 is released. Or at the very least, before I have SSB5.
About time I posted some more of these. Once again, I meant to post them last week...

Today you get to see the exciting[citation needed] conclusion to the question of "did we ever get that last Star Coin five years ago?" :P

← 01/21/2013 - 02/01/2013 March 2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/22/2013 10:12 PM

Pendulum Castle

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/22/2013 10:49 PM

Pendulum Castle

6 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/23/2013 10:19 PM

Pendulum Castle
We finally made it!!! But if it makes you feel better, you can pretend we still haven't :)

2 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/23/2013 11:10 PM

Run for It

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/23/2013 11:31 PM

Run for It
Even with the P-Acorn, it's too hard because we can still get hit!

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/23/2013 11:43 PM

Run for It
Got the 3rd ☆ Coin at last! Might as well say "Cleared before the apocalypse" at the top…

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/24/2013 12:03 AM

Follow That Shell!
All Star Coins in the game, finally!!!

4 0
More archived Miiverse posts even though I somehow JUST NOW realized that maybe I should check archive.org to see if anything on Miiverse that I thought was lost forever (i.e. wasn't in the backup Nintendo emailed me) was accessible there, and as it turns out, there's a LOT that's still available that way! Including my own posts! And the comments on at least some of them! And my replies to other people's posts! Why didn't I think to try that until now??

I'm still going to make these Miiverse backup entries the same way I was going to (because who knows if they're ALL on archive.org, and even if they are, it'd be easier to find them in these entries, and I like getting to add commentary about some of them in retrospect), but...wow. I can still access so much content on Miiverse that I thought was gone forever! Maybe I'll go back later on and edit these entries to include not just how MANY comments I had on my Miiverse posts, but exactly what those comments were if I can find them!

← 01/18/2013 - 01/19/2013 02/22/2013 - 02/24/2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/21/2013 9:24 PM

16 3

(Note that this is nearly a year before they introduced stamps for certain games, and even after the stamp update there never were any stamps for NSMBU. I first made this on my computer in Paint by taking the sprite [from a Mario spritesheet I got from spriters-resource.com that had been saved on my computer ever since the days of PrtSc Land] and recoloring it to grayscale and resizing to 500%, then I replaced all the gray pixels with different patterns of black and white stripes. Then I recreated the whole thing pixel-by-pixel on Miiverse. I don't remember how long it took.

Also this is the first of the only two times I made [non-reply] Miiverse posts with no words in them!

And with sixteen Yeahs, I think it's safe to say that this post had the second-most Yeahs of any post I made, second only to the surprisingly popular "unlikely vine, likely vine" one.)

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/23/2013 9:42 PM

Donkey Kong's Crash Course
After you're out of lives, you can still tilt and move lifts to guide your remains thru the level!

5 5

(I know it's supposed to be "through" but I don't think that would have fit in the 100-character limit Miiverse had at the time.)

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/23/2013 10:21 PM

Donkey Kong's Crash Course
This time I got TOO enthusiastic about getting past the 1st areas quickly. Only made it to Area 2...

6 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/23/2013 10:31 PM

5 0

(At this point I was intending to make a post like this for every multiple of 250 Yeahs up to at least 1,000 - possibly up to 2,000 - then doing it every 500 or 1,000 Yeahs after that. But eventually I forgot about all of this and 250 Yeahs was the only milestone I ended up celebrating.

I don't know how many Yeahs I had by the time Miiverse shut down - I've said before that it was 1,788, but from archive.org it looks like that's actually how many Yeahs *I* gave to *other* people's posts. Now I'm hoping I didn't make the same incorrect assumption when I posted this...

If I counted right, all my posts before this one had a combined total of 307 Yeahs by the time Miiverse shut down. So a lot of those posts probably got more Yeahs even after this one was posted.

Right after this post, I went eight days in a row without posting to Miiverse [except MAYBE replies] - beating out my previous-longest hiatus by one day.)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 02/01/2013 10:24 PM

Run for It
Getting to the end still isn't easy even w/o having to worry about the first 2 Star Coins…

2 0

(Right after THIS post, I would end up breaking that hiatus record AGAIN by going 20 days without making any Miiverse posts [again, with the possible exception of replies]. And yes, we were still having trouble with this level... we'd beaten it once, but we still had to go back for the last Star Coin eventually.)
Speaking of Miiverse, here's a Miiverse backup post that I meant to post last week! :)

Featuring what apparently was my first few Nintendo Land posts in 13 days. At the time, that was my longest hiatus from any specific Miiverse community in addition to this being the first time I posted to Miiverse at all in over a week.

← 01/10/2013 01/21/2013 - 02/01/2013 →

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/18/2013 8:45 PM

Nintendo Land Plaza

8 7

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/18/2013 8:50 PM

The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest
Having to keep refilling my quiver makes ME quiver...

3 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/18/2013 9:02 PM

Metroid Blast
Wow, Level 6 was easy compared to the one before it...

5 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/18/2013 9:54 PM

Donkey Kong's Crash Course
Finally made it to Area 8!

6 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/19/2013 7:19 PM

Pikmin Adventure

7 1

(It turned out I was remembering wrong when I drew that first panel - in that section, the ? Block [that I'd opened by that point on the first try but not the second try] has a clock IN it; the ? Block and the clock are not both there at the same time. I'm pretty sure the one comment was me pointing this out.)

*I always assumed this was specifically the theme for timed missions in Pikmin Adventure, but apparently it's not!


Today is the first anniversary of the day I joined DreamWidth... wow.

How did DreamWidth manage to probably be the first social network I was still using a year after I joined it?

LiveJournal - Of course I've been obsessed with LJ since 2009, but back when I actually joined it on August 19, 2007... not so much. I didn't do a whole lot on it for a while and went on a long hiatus early on. August 19, 2008 happened to be during that hiatus.

Facebook - I don't remember when I joined it, but probably about the same time as LJ. But like with LJ, I kept losing and regaining interest in it for a while. I also remember my first Facebook account being suspended because no one would verify the high school I went to (since there wasn't even an option for the high school I actually went to), but I don't remember when that was. So I may or may not have been using Facebook a year after I joined it.

Blogger? - For a dual-credit computer science class (the same one that Ours Will You 1-Up spawned out of, I believe), one of the assignments was to create an account on Blogger... at least I think it was Blogger. So I did, but I only ever made one post on it. Even if I wanted to update it now, I can't because I don't remember my username (and who knows if it's still up, anyway).

Miiverse - I joined it when I got my Wii U on December 25, 2012, and was active on it for several months, but then went on a hiatus from it and December 25, 2013 happened to be just before I came back from that hiatus - and then posted regularly for several more months only to go on an even longer hiatus.

And despite my having been on DreamWidth for over a year, I still only have 736 entries fixed :(
Featuring my only post in the Scribblenauts Unlimited community and my only post in the Netflix community! And yay, I'm finally NOT behind on these Miiverse backup entries! :)

← 01/07/2013 - 01/09/2013 01/18/2013 - 01/19/2013 →

Scribblenauts™ Unlimited Community
Matt 01/10/2013 2:34 PM

This game is fun, but I never know how much sense any given task is going to make…

3 2

(I believe the first comment on this was me trying to give an example of what I meant: there's one part where you can put one piece of candy [or presumably any other food item] in an empty vending machine and that somehow makes it a completely full vending machine overflowing with food items besides just candy, so you'd think if THAT can happen in the game, then at another part with the sorority girl who's looking for her helmet, just writing "helmet" and giving her that helmet would work, but it didn't. Both of these are probably pretty early in the game since I didn't play Scribblenauts all that much...)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/10/2013 4:47 PM

Ludwig's Clockwork Castle
WARNING: Somehow, Ludwig is harder to beat when you replay this level...

3 0

Netflix Community
Matt 01/10/2013 7:24 PM

"I love crayon-breaky Willow, and I love scary-veiny Willow." ~ Xander from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

7 2

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/10/2013 8:42 PM

Lakitu! Lakitu! Lakitu!
"When is it Luigi time? Like 5:30 or so? 7?" ~ my sister

3 1

(And of course, Nintendo answered her question later that year! :P )

...and after that, I didn't post to Miiverse at all (except possibly replies to other people's posts since those aren't included in the backup?) from the 11th to the 17th, which at the time was my longest hiatus from Miiverse just by being my first more-than-a-day-long hiatus. I was probably busy moving into the dorm again and getting ready for the spring 2013 semester of college. :)
Yep, this one's also late... On the plus side, stay tuned - in the next Miiverse backup entry after this one, I finally post in communities that aren't NSMBU or Nintendo Land a couple of times! :)

← 01/06/2013 01/10/2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/07/2013 8:08 PM

Tropical Refresher

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/07/2013 9:39 PM

Swim for Your Life!
DEAR FISH: Eat Bowser instead! I hear he's delicious!

3 1

(This is the closest I ever came to actually following the "DEAR BOWSER:" prompt that comes up sometimes.)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/08/2013 11:14 PM

Flight of the Para-Beetles
This was a lot easier this time, considering! Also, Parabeetles make such cute noises :)

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/09/2013 7:47 PM

Fuzzy Clifftop

5 0
So I found this two-part YouTube video called "500 Characters I Want In Smash Bros. Switch"...

The first thing I thought was "Even with that many characters and the likelihood that most of them are going to be joke characters, I bet this list is STILL not going to even consider Mary O. even as a joke character..."

No one remembers me :(

Every time he put in a joke character (a non-game character, an Internet meme, some random fanart of a character who's already in SSB, an inanimate object, his dog, etc...), I was like "He included this but probably didn't include Mary O..."

Towards the end, I was like "29 characters to go and still no Mary O..."

At 491-500, the end of the "whatever video game characters he could think of" section:
INTROSPECKTIVE: The Sims. Diablo. A ******* Tetris block. Mary O., the--
ME: *pauses video to have a chance to process whether or not I heard that last part right, then fanboys because this guy ACTUALLY THOUGHT OF MARY O. EVENTUALLY... even if she's number 494 on the list, she's one of the few he felt the need to explain where she's from ("the guide from Mario Maker"), apparently a half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich and other joke characters are higher priority, and this is an entertainment video anyway and not a list of confirmed characters, AT LEAST HE REMEMBERED MARY O. EVENTUALLY*

I wanna know who did that fanart of her he used, too! I didn't think Mary O. could possibly get any cuter but I was wrong ♥

So, yeah. That's what it's like to be as obsessed as I am with such an obscure character. :)

I'm guessing probably none of you would know who Mary O. is if it weren't for my journal but have any of you ever been so obsessed with any obscure-ish fictional character (doesn't even have to be a crush) that you get THIS excited if anyone so much as knows who that character is? I don't want to feel like I'm the only one who's like this...
Once again, it's time for some archived Miiverse posts I was hoping to have posted here last week! :P

← 01/05/2013 10:30 PM-midnight 01/07/2013 - 01/09/2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 5:13 PM

Run for It
It's so hard to hit the switches! Especially if we bubble if the A button merely twitches!

2 0

(I think this is the only time I actually obeyed the "write a rhyme about this level on Miiverse" prompt that came up in-game, not counting the time I subverted it by rhyming "Star Coins" with "can't think of a rhyme related to this level". I did the "warning sign" prompt a few times, though. And apparently I also only ever followed the "two words" prompt once but didn't think to point it out in these Miiverse backup entries.)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 7:24 PM

Run for It
This is the only level I know that's easier with more players…but we're STILL not past it!

3 0

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 7:49 PM

Run for It
I think we'll have better luck if we just stay at the beginning until the timer runs out…

2 0

(Or rather, pathvain_aelien thought this and I made a post on Miiverse about it.)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 10:32 PM

Run for It
FINALLY made it with two ☆ Coins but only because one of us touched the goal by accident!

2 0

(Considering the trouble we had in this level, I'm surprised it apparently only took us two days to beat it [even if that's not counting going back later for the remaining Star Coin]. I see it did take a few hours, though!)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 10:57 PM

Fliprus Lake
If there were ever a Three Stooges video game, it'd be a LOT like 3-player in this game...

5 0

(Oddly enough, within the past month or so I discovered that there are in fact TWO Three Stooges video games already. Since 1984 and 1987, in fact. The former apparently has three-player mode as its ONLY mode, even! Maybe I should try these out someday...)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/06/2013 11:54 PM

Hammerswing Caverns

5 0
I'm so behind on these... I meant to get this one posted in the week of April 8-14. Even the NEXT one is late now. :(

← 01/05/2013 5:30-9:00 PM 01/06/2013 →

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/05/2013 10:32 PM

Spike's Spouting Sands
I hate when secret exits are so hard to find that I have to LOOK UP ONLINE where they are…

4 1

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/05/2013 11:26 PM

Run for It

4 0

(And so begins the struggle we had with this level...)

New Super Mario Bros. U Community
Matt 01/05/2013 11:44 PM

Run for It

4 0

R.I.P. Pale Yellows

So as you've probably noticed (unless you read my entries on DW only), I changed my LJ style... turns out the glitch where videos wouldn't show up in IE only happens on outdated journal styles, which my Pale Yellows style was, so the glitch won't be fixed.

So I had to pick a different style, and wow... not only do videos show up again, I finally get to see when someone "likes" my entry since I no longer get the email notifications about it, and I finally found out that to fix the glitch where status bars that used to show up correctly now made pages unreadable, I didn't have to edit them manually on LJ - all I had to do was set "Resize images in entry" to "No resize"! Though I checked just now and DW doesn't have a similar option. Another reason for me to still prefer LJ...

When I changed my style, I also had to go through and look at all the customization settings again to make it look more or less like it did before, including entering my blurb again. I figured since I had to do that, I might as well not re-enter the same blurb as before and instead put in, on both my LJ and DW sidebars, the new blurb I wrote recently that I was planning on replacing it with eventually anyway.

For posterity, the old blurb said:

What has ten fingers, autism, synesthesia, a crush on Enya, lots of Mario games, thousands of regrets, a feeling of worry about being judged for almost everything, and a tendency to write blurbs that become outdated quickly?


...You're not laughing. Have you heard this one already?

Anyway, in my journal, at first almost all of my entries were public, but lately I've been making more and more of my entries friends-only, usually if they're about things I worry (MAYBE too much) about. I never really intended for it to turn out that way, hence why I didn't put up any sort of "this journal is semi-friends-only" notice until just now (July 2015).

And wow... I've been using the Pale Yellows style since 2009. There were a couple of times I changed the colors to custom color schemes, and then in July 2015 I reverted it back to its original colors so it'd feel like a return to the good old days, and in August 2017 I temporarily made it look as much like my pre-Pale Yellows layout as possible (without actually switching to the old layout) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of my journal... but in nine years, I've never replaced the Pale Yellows style entirely until now.

Now I have to look at my first 700 or so LJ entries again just to make sure the new layout didn't also cause any of them to not show up correctly anymore. At least this should be faster than the first time around since I've already fixed them once. :)
I'm so far behind on these Miiverse backup entries... this one was supposed to have been posted in the FIRST week of April. At least I have several semi-legitimate reasons to put it off this long instead of it being ENTIRELY procrastination this time? :P

← 01/05/2013 3:30-5:30 PM 01/05/2013 10:30 PM-midnight →

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/05/2013 5:37 PM

Balloon Trip Breeze
Dear birds: How do you fly with boxing gloves on?

1 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/05/2013 5:50 PM

Balloon Trip Breeze
Are the birds in red eggs different from the birds in white eggs in any way other than color?

3 1

(The one comment on this is - if I remember correctly - me eventually figuring out that the bird enemies with the red eggs have one more hit point than the ones with the white eggs. Like the other Nintendo Land games, I don't think I ever 100% completed Balloon Trip Breeze so if they come in any other colors in later stages, I was never aware of it.)

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/05/2013 8:03 PM

Octopus Dance
Got to Stage 4 for the first time!

5 0

Nintendo Land Community
Matt 01/05/2013 8:43 PM

Yoshi's Fruit Cart
My sister saw "You gave this post a Yeah" and thought it said "You gave this post a Yoshi" :)

7 0


You know that entry I posted recently where I was testing YouTube embeds since it didn't seem to be working on LJ for a while? It appeared to be fixed for a while, then it became broken again. In fact, now videos embedded in old entries don't work anymore. :(

Text links to the Michelle Heafy videos I decided to share with you in that entry, just in case they aren't showing up in the original entry at the moment and you want to see them:

Bowser's Road (Super Mario 64)
Super Mario World Castle Theme
Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64)
Space Junk Galaxy (Super Mario Galaxy)
Pokémon Medley - Main Theme, Battle Theme, Lavender Town


updated prtsc land me
What do you mean, Enya isn't a Mario character?!
My DreamWidth

Latest Month

June 2018


If I had to pick six words to describe myself, I would panic and ask someone for help because I am so downright random and weird that there is no possible way to describe myself or my journal in only six words.

So here's a list of things you'll probably see in this journal, in no particular order:
- Posts about my life
- Posts about my worrying about being disliked for any number of reasons
- Posts about the fact that I'm trying to fix all the things that are messed up in my LJ and DW and catch up on lots of websites that I'm behind on reading
- Backups of my posts on Miiverse now that Miiverse is discontinued... so if you want to know what some random guy was saying about New Super Mario Bros. U or Nintendo Land five years ago, this is the journal for you :P
- Quizzes and surveys and such
- References to random things I'm obsessed with
- Whatever else I feel like posting

Some of the random things I'm obsessed with are:
- LiveJournal (obviously)
- Looking back at things that were made years ago... old posts on LJ, etc.
- Math
- Weird dreams
- Video games (mostly Mario, Super Smash Bros., Kid Icarus, and Chip's Challenge)
- Video game music
- Homestar Runner
- Enya, my favorite singer and biggest celebrity crush
- Too many comics/webcomics to name... Garfield, mezzacotta, Terror Island, and Circle Versus Square might be the ones I'm the MOST obsessed with though. Oh, and Super Mario Maker Crash Course - that counts as a comic, right? It certainly counts as something I'm obsessed with :P
- Speaking of Super Mario Maker Crash Course, my biggest *fictional* crush is Mary O. Yes, I have a crush on the guide to a video game MANUAL. I'm so weird...

For a (hopefully) complete list of interests and Q&A about me, visit my profile. :) (Which is still in need of an update...)

This journal is semi-friends-only, but there's not much rhyme or reason to which entries are public and which ones aren't...


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