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January 2nd, 2018

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura! @ 10:37 pm

Right now I am annoyingly: weird weird
Soundtrack: Super Mario Maker soundtrack - SMB Castle (edit mode)

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura is a comic dedicated to removing Yamamura from the Super Mario Maker Crash Course comic in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Ms. Mary O. Mashiko. It is a journey deep into the mind of a manual guide who has become her own worst critic, desperately trying to appear optimistic while secretly fighting a losing battle against anxiety, self-hatred, and fear of rejection in an isolated... video game manual?


So, uh... This is a little Garfield Minus Garfield-esque idea I thought of about two years ago, back when the Super Mario Maker Crash Course comics were new.

At first I had every intention of saving this idea for when I get around to making an archived version/remake of PrtSc Land (that's an old sometimes-screenshot-based crossover webcomic I used to write, for those who don't know) that also includes new strips - knowing full well that I probably won't get around to remaking PrtSc Land for a long time, if ever.

Then later on I discovered that the creators of the collaborative webcomic Square Root of Minus Garfield had just launched iToons, which is basically "Square Root of Minus Comics Other Than Garfield". I thought, "Okay, I could save this idea for the PSL remake OR for a submission to iToons, whichever I get around to first - I mean, Super Mario Maker Crash Course counts as a comic, right??" - again, knowing full well that I shouldn't expect myself to get around to contributing to iToons anytime soon since I've been vaguely considering contributing to SROMG, Lightning Made of Owls, and Comments on a Postcard ever since I found them in 2011 but still have yet to send in even a single submission. (And if their forums are anything like they were in 2012-2013, I'm not entirely sure I still WANT to contribute to any of those collaborative webcomics. Read them, sure, but maybe not contribute.)

Anyway, after two years, my patience has finally run out... I wanted SO BADLY to show that removing Yamamura has about the same effect on Mary O. that removing Garfield has on Jon, I decided I'm not gonna save it for PrtSc Land or iToons after all - I'd just make it NOW and post it here, while there's still at least a chance that no one else has made something similar already.

Though I'm probably safe, because really, has ANYONE else ever been obsessed enough with Mary O. to make this? Does anyone else even know who she IS? :P


Original strip: Super Mario Maker Crash Course Episode 1

Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura:





(And no, I'm not going to do this with the other episodes of the comic - it probably only works with the first one, and even then only because I cheated a little and added an extra line for Mary O. :) )
 
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 3rd, 2018 10:58 pm (UTC)
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Good luck with your comic!
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From:matt1993
Date:January 3rd, 2018 11:11 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, but, uh... if you mean Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura, I already made it. Click on it to see the whole thing. (And also click the link to the original strip so my edit will make sense.) :)

And if you mean remaking/continuing PrtSc Land, I still probably won't get around to that any time soon. How can I if I don't have a USB floppy drive so I can access my backups of the old version? That's why, despite originally intending to save the "Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura" idea for that, I decided to just make that a one-off standalone strip unrelated to PrtSc Land.

And if you mean contributing to iToons (or any of the other collaborative webcomics on mezzacotta.net): I probably won't get around to those anytime soon either. That's why I decided against saving the SMMCC-Y idea for iToons.

:)

Edited at 2018-01-03 11:13 pm (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 3rd, 2018 11:16 pm (UTC)
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I meant Super Mario Maker Crash Course Minus Yamamura, but I can't see it at all so I thought you hadn't finished it yet. That's likely my internet. You could e-mail it to me.
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From:matt1993
Date:January 3rd, 2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 3rd, 2018 11:27 pm (UTC)
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:)
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From:matt1993
Date:January 3rd, 2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Also, think this entry makes sense to people who didn't know about the Super Mario Maker Crash Course comics at all until I posted this?

I always kinda feel weird for a while whenever I post about something that I know a lot about but am not sure if most people I know have even heard of - and that happens a lot because I'm into a lot of obscure webcomics... That's why I put that "Does anyone else know who she IS??" thing in the entry.

Edited at 2018-01-03 11:55 pm (UTC)
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From:pathvain_aelien
Date:January 4th, 2018 12:13 am (UTC)
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I don't know, it's kind of hard to tell what does or doesn't make sense to other people when I already know what you're talking about. It doesn't matter though, if they don't, they don't. That's okay. :)

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