May 18th, 2018

afer ventus or the river sings backwards

Weekly Miiverse Backup: Posts from 01/21/2013 - 02/01/2013

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



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(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...

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



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(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…

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(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.)