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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At first I had every intention of saving this idea for when I get around to making an archived version/remake of PrtSc Land (that's an old sometimes-screenshot-based crossover webcomic I used to write, for those who don't know) that also includes new strips -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: (NOTE: Due to the large image size, it may be broken in this entry, but it will not be if you click on it)

Super Mario Maker: Crash Course Episode 1 but with Yamamura removed much like Garfield Minus Garfield

(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. :) )


( 7 pigeons used the Internet — You're quite honest, aren't you? )
Jan. 3rd, 2018 10:58 pm (UTC)
Good luck with your comic!
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:11 pm (UTC)
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)
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:16 pm (UTC)
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.
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:22 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:27 pm (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2018 11:51 pm (UTC)
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)
Jan. 4th, 2018 12:13 am (UTC)
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. :)
( 7 pigeons used the Internet — You're quite honest, aren't you? )


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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
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- 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...

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