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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2016, 03:14:58 PM »












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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2016, 03:17:41 PM »
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2016, 03:20:43 PM »
U3 - Favorite Comic
by Mr. Edo

Some random day in July 2014, I had a sudden idea: I wanted to start another collaboration project like "Hey Mason". So I approached an old friend of mine, Walkazo, and pitched the general concept to her. She was as excited about it as I was, and so I drew up a shoddy first chapter and created a thread called "I heard you have a dragon problem?". We had no idea where exactly this was going to go, but with both of us being fairly ambitious storytellers, we already anticipated that it would probably explode way past any scope we envisioned at that time.

Under the combined efforts of both of us, the comic would run for several months until its conclusion in March 2015. Starting out with just a few loose set-pieces, it would weave everything into a coherent narrative over 50 chapters, partly improvised, partly preconceived. It now stands as one of the biggest completed works on Userpedia, and has been read by people both inside and outside the MarioWiki community.

What a lot of people don't know is just how stressful the production of this comic was. There were creative differences, difficulties from the outside, bad moods, and arguments. In its final stages, the tension turned outright hostile, with her rejecting and insulting my ideas as bad writing, and me being a suffocating and controlling presence in the project. We both said some extremely nasty things to each other, things that make me outright afraid of going back and reading any of the PMs from that time. In the end, the strain was so great it damaged our friendship, and by the comic's completion we were no longer on speaking terms.

It fills me with great sadness that things happened that way. And now, with Walkazo's passing, we have both been denied any chance of closure. The months following her passing have been filled with confusion and internal conflict. I keep asking myself questions like:

"Am I allowed to grieve?"

"Should I be allowed to be sad even though I treated her badly?"

"Would she be angry if she knew I cried for her?"


I have no answers for these questions. My mind gets caught in an infinite loop every time I try and think about it. There is no answer. There is nothing I can do but say that I regret what happened, that I wish I would have been more attentive and seen the signs, that maybe I could have been better at not offending her or making her feel inferior. And there is nothing I can do but pray that, wherever, in whatever form she exists now, somehow this sentiment is going to reach her, and she knows that I am sorry for what happened.

Walkazo was a good friend. When I arrived in this community as some sort of drifting rando-shmoe who was gonna fix some grammar mistakes and piss off after making a bunch of *bleep*ty level articles, she was the one who asked  me to please stay, because there are so many good people who arrive and immediately leave again. Before all of this turned sour, she told me that she viewed convincing me to stay as one of her greatest accomplishments of her admin career. One of my greatest fears is that I caused this to be not true anymore.

Walkazo had to make a lot of sacrifices to realize the creation of this comic. Hard sacrifices that the public has no idea had to be made. Hardships that no one but a few knew existed. So the next time you read the comic for whatever reason, know who made it all possible, know just how much she had to put in to make it possible...

...and then give her the recognition and credit she deserves.







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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2016, 03:21:57 PM »
Awww...  :(

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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2016, 03:22:40 PM »
that was really touching edo, very nice presentation.



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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2016, 03:23:36 PM »
fantastic job edo
Rest in Peace Walkazo, forever will be missed

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« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2016, 03:24:22 PM »
dem feels bro

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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2016, 03:24:52 PM »
Touching indeed, Edo. Everything Miss Walkazo did, on the Wiki, her fanfiction, the comic, and in her research, was so amazing...

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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2016, 03:25:30 PM »
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« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2016, 03:29:45 PM »
Hello everyone. Welcome to the presentation of the Wiki Contributor Award. This is the first year that we have presented such an award, which aims to recognize users who have shown an incredible amount of commitment to the wiki and its upkeeping. Those who have taken on major projects, maintained consistently productive activity, helped the wiki to a great extent, or have otherwise been one of the stones that has kept our wiki strong and standing.

Within our userbase, there are many users within our great community who are very deserving of this recognition. Unfortunately, due to limitations on the number of users we could shortlist, we were not able to include everyone. We truly appreciate every individual contributor who has helped to build our encyclopedia. Keep up your outstanding work and dedication.

Tonight I shall have the honor to present to you, three users who have received the most nominations for the Wiki Contributor award. Click through the tag below to proceed.

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Second place goes to a profound user whose single, unchanged goal in these many years has been sharply focused towards the continued refinement of the wiki, and the improvement of its contributors.

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That leaves us with our first placeholder, the winner of the Wiki Contributor award. This high recognition belongs to...

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That concludes our first Wiki Contributor award presentation. It was a pleasure and privilege to present to you some of our most distinguished contributors to the wiki, and its extended communities. I wish you all a good night, and enjoy the rest of the awards.

Thank you.




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« Reply #31 on: August 12, 2016, 03:32:25 PM »
Good Presentation YK!

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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #32 on: August 12, 2016, 03:32:56 PM »
wonderful presentation, means a lot to these contributes
Rest in Peace Walkazo, forever will be missed

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« Reply #33 on: August 12, 2016, 03:33:07 PM »
remember when I got second in user design


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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #34 on: August 12, 2016, 03:34:32 PM »
All of these presentations have been fantastic

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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #35 on: August 12, 2016, 03:35:25 PM »
U8 - Favorite Mafia Game 2015-2016
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As you all are no doubt aware, we here at the Mariowiki are avid supporters of organized crime. Why, we even have an entire sub-forum dedicated to it.

But you know what they say about too many cooks. You just can't have multiple mafias sharing the same space for an extended period of time and expect things to keep running smoothly. So we figured: Let's just have an all-out turf war to decide which mafia deserves to be at the top of the food chain.

Which is the mafia to end all mafias?




Is it Awards Mafia V, the game co-hosted by MCD, Superchao, and Smasher, notable for including several different factions and the bizarre scenario of having Fire Lord Ozai take orders from Plankton?

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If it isn't that, then maybe it is Shroom Mafia III, the game hosted by Stooben Rooben, which lasted forever because people just would. not. die?

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Apparently it's not that either. What is even going on? If it's not these two, then what is?

Well, actually...

The favorite Mafia game of the past year is:


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Re: OFFICIAL USER AWARDS IX CEREMONY
« Reply #36 on: August 12, 2016, 03:36:27 PM »
that yoshi head image tho


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« Reply #37 on: August 12, 2016, 03:36:46 PM »
this is all javelin's fault

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« Reply #38 on: August 12, 2016, 03:37:15 PM »

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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2016, 03:37:40 PM »
bsg mafia was a great game to participate in congrats anton and mk
Rest in Peace Walkazo, forever will be missed