While the rest of the game has its flaws as well as its steps forward, The Origami King shines when it comes to its soundtrack. I will be shocked, in all honesty, if it doesn't do well in M1. Best Sound Design this year.
Awards polls open in a month! That's not important to you in the present moment, but I think everyone should get excited about Awards (and also it's a great time to start letting Awards Presentation ideas percolate in your head.)
Hey, do you like making art? Do you want to feature your art in a low-stress, non-competitive exhibition, alongside art by other community members? If so, check this thread out. The 'Shroom will have a community gallery in issue 171, and we want your art! Anything related to Mario, the Mario Wiki, or the Mario Wiki community will work, so let your creativity shine!
I'm pleased to say I've finished getting my first dose today! Please, everyone, keep abreast of vaccination efforts in your state or country, and get on registries and get signed up as soon as you can. Protect yourselves and everyone around you by getting your vaccinations and continuing to wear your masks and follow recommended practices from health authorities. Stay well, everyone!
Proud to announce, as Poll Committee Chairperson, Community Awards Director (under the big Awards Director, Anton), and 'Shroom Director, that starting today I will merging all three community institutions into one massive project entitled 'Poollwards Comstaffittee. This new team begin work to reformat the old 'Shroom archives using the poll archive template system, and we will allow you to vote in Awards-style polls to dictate the process.
Furthermore, we will not stop there. Our merger complete, we will have the power to initiate immediate mergers with the Forum Mods, followed by the Wiki Staff, followed by the Chat Ops. All who resist will be assimilated by force. We will come for you next. All will be made one, and one will be the whole, and the whole will be named the Super Mario Boards.
Except for GBAToad, because, ewww, who wants the Mafia Hosts Guild in the assimilated Mario Boards?
We will begin our assimilation shortly, beggining first, of course, by subjugating the date on today's calendar.
Hey, I made an unofficial quiz about this month's issue of The Shroom! Try taking it here. Notice that you have to put your answers in all lowercase. If you get a question wrong, it'll give you a hint where to find it after you submit it! There's probably a bunch of bugs and problems because I made it on a whim, but why not test your knowledge of the issue?