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?
There's this concept of the "arrow of time," right? It boils down to this notion that, according to physical equations - to greatly, greatly oversimplify the topic - there's really no reason to expect that there should be a difference if time runs forward or if time runs backwards. Yet in our everyday reality, there clearly is an arrow of time. It clearly moves in a linear direction, always forward, never backwards. Why should this be? Excellent question.
The point is, arrows are complicated, especially super ones. Arrows? Complicated. Require math to understand. Lead to strange effects. Requires a great deal of money and electricity to investigate the concept of and nature of CPT violation.
...for better or worse, I swore my fealty to Ninja Squid.
You know what isn't complicated? Draq. Draq is a simple alien. He does a simple job, and has simple hopes and dreams. Draq is the man you need right now. He sees things as they are. He's not hard to understand.
Vote in MSM but also come out to Mushroom Kingdom Smackdown's thread and leave some suggestions. Even if MSM doesn't go your way this month, you have a second chance of getting your nomination in over there.
A little over a day and a little under a day! That's what remains for two major events associated with The 'Shroom.
A little over a day is what you have left if you're interested in posting a campaign in The 'Shroom Director Election. Find the details here. If you have questions about the process, or want to ask the current candidates questions, do so here.
Do you play Minecraft? Have you ever thought about how starkly different that blocky world is under the sunlight versus when it's under the moonlight? If so, consider taking a look here, and make sure to come and support team sunlight in the Shroomfest!
Ah, yes, the winter solstice arrives in the northern hemisphere. What are you thinking about on this lengthy night? If you're thinking "I wish the light lasted longer," you might want to take a look at our 'Shroomfest and throw your support behind team sunlight...
'SHROOMFEST DEBATE CHICKENS VS PIGS Hi, everyone! Welcome to an all-new round of 'Shroomfest. I am Ninja Squid, the current Statistics Manager of The 'Shroom, and I will once again serve as the judge of this event. For everyone who's new here, I suggest you take the time to read the...
Hello, everyone! I just wanted to take a quick moment to announce that I am, with @Ran Mitake, running in the Poll Chairperson Election as candidates to lead the Poll Committee's upcoming eleventh term. Please take a look, and ask questions if you have them. And please, if you have any interest, considering running yourself!