The 'Shroom:Issue 111/User Awards Dossier

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User Awards 2016 Dossier

Below you will find all of the polls for User Awards, with information about each award and nominee conveniently included with them. This year U1 Favorite Retired User will be set aside, with the space and time being made available for a tribute to Walkazo. Please be sure to give everything a read before you vote! Also keep in mind that you may vote once a week, so if there’s a nominee that you really like you can pile your votes onto them, or if you can’t choose who to vote for you can spread your votes around. These polls will close July 17th.

U2. Favorite Written Fiction

U2. Favorite Written Fiction

This award recognizes the creative stories that vary greatly in style and genre, made by Users within this community usually featuring Users and themes from this community.

Please give each of these stories a read to better know what they are, the styles and voice of the writers, and just general entertainment from reading them.

Nominee Summary/Description
An Imperfect Breakfast
  • A 13-chapter completed story about an adventure starting from, well, an imperfect breakfast.
Clue: The Scottish Mario Play
  • Written in a play format, it is a parody of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, featuring Users in each character's role.
  • This is an action/disaster story.
  • There are 18 parts completed, with 25-30 planned.
Lily Troof: Ace Attorney
  • A spoof on Ace Attorney featuring Users from the community and some OCs in a total of 5 planned cases, with one completed and the second mostly complete.
New Sherlock Mario
  • This is an ongoing (likely canceled) series of mystery stories.
  • Two are currently finished (The Case of the Toxic Donut and The Case of the Haunted House), with 15 chapters, an intro, and conclusion; the third story, The Donut Shop Dilemma has the introduction completed, but has not been updated in some time.
  • A rewrite of Project 132 (beta), effectively making it a reboot of both The Resolutions of 132 and Typical Tragedy
Pokemon Black and White – Wiki Edition
  • This adventure story, unfortunately stagnant, follows characters based on Users from the community though the Pokémon region of Unova, following elements of the Black/White games and animé.
  • The Users who characters are based on had a hand before the story was written, presenting the author, Dr. Javelin, with desired teams, moves, personalities, and designs.
Project Aviate
  • A reboot of Tabuu’s earlier stories, Aviate and Safety, this story continues the darker action and drama style with a unique format.
  • There is a collaboration with Scarecrow, who creates the songs for the Boss Fight chapters.
The Bad Guy Loses
  • A short story in which Magikrazy investigates the peculiar circumstances surrounding a famous chess player’s murder. Currently in progress.
The Haunted Hotel
  • An ongoing story about an explorer Yoshi trying to find Luigi in a haunted hotel.
The Super Shroomy Stories
  • A collection of short stories starring the various denizens of the Marioverse.
Toadbert’s Riveting Tale of his Trip to the Grocery
  • It is a tongue-in-cheek adventure/comedy set of small stories detailing a simple trip to the grocery store that went horribly wrong.
  • It is riveting.
User Soup
  • A comedic parody of a news/talk show, specifically The Soup, based on events that happened in the MarioWiki (chat, forum, wiki) and extended community, featuring various recurring sections, characters, and themes.
  • User Soup was highly popular within the community, spurring a few parodies of its own to follow its footsteps after it ended its run on January 1st 2011.
U3. Favorite Comic

U3. Favorite Comic

This awards acknowledges several of the many drawn or sprite comics made by users in this community.

Nominee Summary/Description
Brawl of the Wiki
  • A completed sprite comic with 100 issues; it revolves around a user who gets sucked into the MarioWiki World.
I Heard You Have A Dragon Problem?
  • An action/comedy comic that started out on the forum as a simple casual improv that quickly grew much more complex in story, art, and effort.
  • It follows Mr. Edo riding into town to take care of a small town’s dragon problem, only to discover that the problem is much larger.
  • Sprite comic featuring murder and the supernatural and mysteries and puns.
MarioBoards Dinosaur Comics
  • Based on Ryan North’s webcomic
  • It stars T-Fi, Puddiomimus and Edoraptor.
  • The same panels, with occasional minor changes, are used for every strip with only the dialogue being different.
MarioWiki Saga
  • An action/comedy comic centering on a group of users trying to protect the wiki from trolls.
Space Pizzas ate Monday
  • A sci-fi homage/parody comic following the adventures of a vampire space cop and a dinosaur chemist on their way back home.
Tales from the Moon
  • It is a monochrome comic, hand-drawn using tablet.
  • It follows the quest of a young toad with stylish hair who gets sucked into the mysterious Magical Land of Canada.
The Adventure for Us
  • It is a hand drawn comic centering around the departure of a user from The Super Mario Boards.
The totally radically amazingly amazing adventures of anti-malware man & norton gordon
  • A comedy comic following the bizarre adventures of Super Yoshi and Gordon.
Toadbert Plays Oregon Trail
  • Hand-drawn comic following Bros & Snack through nonsensical adventures.
Uniju Holiday Theatre
  • It is an ongoing sprite comic started in 2008 involving a series of adventures experienced during holidays and special occasions (e.g.: Halloween)
  • A spin-off was created using a set of randomly generated panels of UHT called Three Letter Acronym.
  • Based off of the popular Polandball comics elsewhere on the internet, these short comics are a collective made not by an individual but anyone who follows the rules and posts.
U4. Favorite User Design

U4. Favorite User Design

This award recognizes a User who has developed a community persona that really clicks with the rest of the community. The nominations have been selected for their unique style, depth, impact, design, and other cool things.

Nominee Summary/Description
  • Anton is a redheaded magikoopa wearing white mage robes, specializing in hypnosis (totally isn’t a Psycho Kamek rip-off wearing a wig, really, totally), advice, tentacles, and style, with a tendency to alternate between stern & serious and quacky & wacky.
  • Aside from headlining the Dear Anton advice column in The ‘Shroom, where his appearance changes with the theme of a featured question, he has been featured in many contemporary comics and fiction in the community.
  • Guildmaster of Team Chex Mix, leading his close friends on grand adventures of doing pretty much nothing but silly nonsense.
Crocodile Dippy
  • Dippy is a cyan Pikachu carrying a blue electric guitar, with a more recent design being worked on.
  • This newer design, which she calls “outback Dippy”, is still a cyan Pikachu, but instead has an akubra, rifle, and backpack.
  • Her backstory includes being abandoned as a toddler, raised in the way of the Crocodile gods, and taught how to use weaponry.
  • A purple dragon with green hair, not to be confused with Mr. Edo; she was originally based off of Spyro.
  • She is constantly and unreasonably cheerful about stuff, especially Mafia games, dragons, and weird things.
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  • A man of little mystery, he is a Toad with a GBA for a cap.
  • Being a forum regular in the off-topic boards, he’s bound to pop up in all kinds of creative works from one-off jokes to full-fledged comics.
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  • Groden is an insane pigman and that pretty much sums up everything.
Master Crash
  • Despite being named after a Bob-omb from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, he more closely resembles Luigi / Mr. L.
  • Because he is a User who has been around for many years, he is featured in many classic Userpedia fictions.
  • Despite his name, MCD is a regular Cyndaquil with a posh monocle and top hat.
  • He is Edo’s hat.
Mr. Edo
  • Known mostly by his original character "Fenrir Mildred Edo", a purple ice dragon mutt with green hair.
  • Edo changes his character appearance based on various media he finds interest in at the time, with each one taking on a creative and unique personality and style.
  • His favorite flavor of tea is rooibos vanilla.
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  • Originally a Bowser that was half-grayscale, he is now fully gray with red eyes which totally looks more hardcore totally.
  • This design, which he refers to as his Dark Bowser form, has some variations in appearance, particularly with the eyebrows, which is probably because of something evil maybe. Eyebrows are weird.
  • Allegedly over 40,000 years old, he has a boisterous, violent, and larger-than-life personality which some pass off as “cute”.
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  • Originally a Lilligant recolor, NEX’s avatar underwent a few changes and grew into a more unique character design.
  • Tends to hog the spotlight towards himself.
  • Puddin was a Magikoopa with red robes, brown hair, square glasses, and a blue cape, but has a new color palette with a purple robe, a green cape, and green shoes.
  • He really likes toucans, and is often surrounded by them.
  • He used to work for Bowser in Dinosaur Land, but after getting fired he went into hiding.
  • She is a blue Yoshi, recognizable by her signature gloves and shades.
  • Being a very active member and admin on the Marioboards, her design pops up in all sorts of scenarios.
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  • Toadbert resembles Luigi with shades, an open business suit, and a loose tie, presumably to show just how serious he is about absolutely everything ever.
  • Being quite well at drawing expressions, Toadbert draws comics depicting his everyday adventures, from Oregon Trail to grocery shopping.
  • Founding member of The Silly hats Club.
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  • His design is based on Orbinauts, sea urchin-like badniks from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • Rather than spiked balls, ABXY buttons hover around his main body.
  • He appears in many comics, and is also the creator of several popular ones like Uniju Holiday Theatre.
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  • She is a Dragon-Koopa, an unofficial name for the species also including Bowser, with red eyes and blue hair.
  • The design is based on her OC, Bowselta, the wife of Bowser in her fanfics.
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U5. Favorite Artist

U5. Favorite Artist

This Award recognizes some of the many visual artists in this community, each with unique talents and styles.

Nominee Art Sample
Master Crash

M.C.'s "Mario Music" SNES Arrangement Gallery

Mr. Edo
Super Luigi! Number One!
The Pyro Guy
U5. Favorite 2015 Awards Presentation

U6. Favorite 2015 Awards Presentation

A1. Favorite Game Soundtrack (Original) - Stooben Part 1 Part 2
A4. Favorite Mario Kart Course - Lakituthequick
A15. Hardest Boss - Banjonator1
A16. Favorite Item - Gamefreak75
A22. Favorite Koopaling - Walkazo
A23. Favorite DK Character - thefreshprince + Stooben
F1. Worst Character - Walkazo
F4. Worst PM Sidekick - MrConcreteDonkey
F14. Worst Location - Mr. Edo
F15. Worst Game - Glowsquid
S1. Favorite Directing Staff - Crocodile Dippy Part 1 Part 2
S2. Favorite Team - Mr. Edo,
S3. Favorite Core Staff - MrConcreteDonkey Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
S5. Favorite Veteran Writer - Super Mario Bros.
S7. Best Use of Images - Anton
U1. Favorite Retired User - Toadbert101 + thefreshprince Part 1 Part 2
U3. Favorite Comic - Neptune
U10. Outstanding Community Achievement Award - Uniju
U7. Favorite Community LPer

U7. Favorite Community LPer

This award recognizes users who create Let’s Plays to share with this community.

Nominee Examples
Crocodile Dippy
Mr. Edo
U8. Favorite Mafia Game 2015-2016

U8. Favorite Mafia Game 2015-2016

This award acknowledges the hard work, creativity, and fun put into Mafia games, which are popular among all internet communities.

Awards Mafia V (Superchao, MCD, Smasher)
Everyone Is Mafia Mafia 2 (Roy)
One Base, No Toppings (Tantusar)
Oracle of Seasons Mafia (BMB)
Paper Mafia 64 (Meta Knight)
Roy's Mafia (Roy)
'Shroom Mafia III (Stooben)
The Longest Day, The Shortest Mafia (GBAToad)
The Longest Day, The Shortest Mafia 2 (GBAToad)
Undertale Mafia (Nysic & Stargazing)
Battlestar Galactica Mafia (Anton & Meta Knight)
U9. Wiki Contributor Award 2016

U9. Wiki Contributor Award 2016

This award recognizes various editors and contributors for their work on the Mario Wiki in 2015/2016.

Nominee Summary/Description
Baby Luigi
  • Near-daily editing.
  • Involved in proposals and projects.
  • Works with models and screencapping.
  • Contributes to the Wiki Collaborations board fairly often.
  • Digs up and translates very obscure material.
  • Frequent mainspace edits and maintenance
  • Works with a fair amount of wiki projects.
  • Frequently edits the wiki.
  • Takes part in proposals and projects.
  • Provides models and screenshots.
  • Good editor and image contributor.
  • Does lots of maintenance work, such as updating Main Page templates
  • Hard working regular editor with a good eye for quality control.
Mario jc
  • Regularly fine-tunes and adds good information to articles
  • Reverts unsavory edits.
  • Good at providing images.
  • Works with sprites.
Mister Wu
  • Great fact checker.
  • Translates obscure material.
  • Particularly amicable.
  • Good image contributor.
  • Works with sprites.
  • Distinguished editor with a variety of contributions across the board
Time Turner
  • Collects strategy guides for the wiki and obliges requests for information from them.
  • Creates a lot of articles.
Toa 95
  • Daily copy editing.
  • Heavily involved in the creation of Super Smash Bros. 4 pages.
  • Steady activity.
  • Makes quality mainspace edits.
  • Extremely prolific wiki contributor.
  • Very involved in proposals and and projects across the board.
U10. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

U10. Outstanding Community Achievement Award

This award acknowledges the hard work and dedication of various members of the community. They all are unique in their experiences and what they’ve done, having volunteered their time in all parts of the community in a number of ways. It should be noted that many nominees have expansive lists forged over the years, and while this may be impressive, please consider recent achievements and their greater relative impact today.

(This is not an exhaustive list of every position and achievement, just the most notable and relevant. For all ‘Shroom achievements, take a gander at the nomination explanations for The ‘Shroom Awards.)

Nominee Summary/Description
  • Current Awards Committee Co-Director (Mario Awards IX - 2015, Mario Awards X - 2016)
  • Current #mwchat Founder (June 2014 – Present) and Admin (3 November, 2010 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Steward (18 November, 2012 – Present); Sysop (2 March, 2012 – Present), Bureaucrat (18 Nov, 2012 – Present)
  • UP Awards Host (2014, 2015); User Awards Host (2016)
  • Current #userpedia Founder (18 November, 2012 – Present) and Admin.
Crocodile Dippy
  • Former Critic Corner Director for The ‘Shroom and Contributing Writer (Crocodile Style Reviews, etc.) (July 2012 – August 2013; February 2015 – June, 2016); Affiliates Manager (21 January, 2012 – 21 July, 2012)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson.
  • Former MarioWiki Patroller (17 August, 2007 – 31 October, 2007), and Sysop (31 October, 2007 – 20 June, 2008)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (2007 – 26 November; 27 June, 2010 – 5 November, 2010) and Bureaucrat (18 October, 2008 – 11 January, 2009)
  • Former Assistant Administrator (28 March, 2009 – c. December, 2010; 5 January, 2012 – 21 March, 2012) and current Head Honcho (21 March, 2012 – Present) on The Xephyr Board.
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (20 December, 2010 – Present)
  • Current Marioboards Global Moderator.
  • Current #mwchat Admin (12 September, 2010 – Present)
  • Former Fun Stuff Director for The ‘Shroom (February 2011 – January 2013)
  • Former Fail Awards Host (2011 – 2015)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (30 December, 2010 – 3 April, 2015)
  • Current Global Moderator (23 March, 2016 – Present)
  • Current Fake News Director (15 October, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Super Mario Wiki Patroller (October 2011 – Present)
  • Member of the sixth Poll Committee (July 2012 – Present); Vice-Chairperson of the fifth Poll Committee
  • Current #mwchat Operator (3 September, 2011 – Present)
  • The Proprietor/Owner of MarioWiki, along with several others—Donkey Kong Wiki, Halopedia, Kingdom Hearts Wiki, Pikipedia, SmashWiki, and, as of December 2012, Destinypedia.
  • He pays the bills that keep the site online.
  • Current 'Shroom Director (18 June, 2016 – Present); Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director (23 January, 2016 – 18 June, 2016)
  • Current 'Shroom Awards Host (2016)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (18 September, 2012 – Present)
  • Current Super Mario Wiki Patroller (13 December, 2015 – Present)
  • Member of the sixth Poll Committee (August 2015 – Present)
  • Former Awards Committee Co-Director (Mario Awards IX - 2015)
  • Current Forum Global Moderator (30 April, 2013 – Present)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (5 April, 2011 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Sysop (13 January, 2013 – Present) and former Patroller (18 April, 2011 – 13 January, 2013)
  • Former ’Shroom Core Staff (Music & Artwork, Activities Director, and Fun Stuff)
  • Former Strategy Wing Director (18 Jul, 2015 – 18 June, 2016)
  • Former Marioboards Global Moderator (22 Dec, 2008 — 1 Nov, 2011)
  • Former 'Shroom (Co-)Director (14 Feb, 2009 — 16 Jan, 2011)
  • Current Userpedia Steward (29 May, 2009 — Present), Bureaucrat (16 Oct, 2008), and Sysop (16 Apr, 2008 — Present)
  • Current Xephyr Board Head Honcho (25 Nov, 2008 — Present)
  • Former MarioWiki Bureaucrat (1 Dec, 2008 — 22 Jul, 2011) and Sysop (21 Sep, 2008 — 4 Aug, 2011)
  • ’Shroom Mafia III Host (Oct 16, 2015 — Jun 18, 2016)
  • Current Global Mod on the Marioboards (2012 – Present)
  • Former Mario Awards Sub-Director (2012 – 2015)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director (2014)
  • Current #mwchat Operator (1 May, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (9 June, 2013 – Present)
  • Current Activities Manager for the 'Shroom (23 January, 2016 – Present)
  • Awards Mafia IV, V, and VI host
Super Mario Bros.
  • Former Director of The ‘Shroom (2011, 2012, 2015, 23 January, 2016 – June 18, 2016) and Former Co-Director, making him the longest serving Director.
  • Former Marioboards Admin.
  • Former Sysop of MarioWiki (29 June, 2010 – 11 March, 2013)
  • Former Poll Committee Chairperson (2010/2011, 2011/2012, and 2013/2014)
  • Former Sub-Director of the Awards Committee (2011 and 2012)
  • Former Founder of #mwchat (10 December 2009 – June 2014)
  • Former Userpedia Steward (21 August, 2010 – 18 November, 2012), returning later as a Bureaucrat (11 August, 2013)
  • Former Founder of #userpedia.
  • Current MarioWiki Sysop (13 December, 2009 – 1 July, 2010; 28 July, 2010 – 17 January, 2011; 17 January 2013 – 1 January 2014; 2 December, 2015 – Present) and former Patroller (22 April, 2009 – 28 May, 2009; 15 June, 2009 – 13 December, 2009)
  • Current ‘Shroom Statistics Manager (12 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011; 20 February, 2016 - Present)
  • Former ‘Shroom Director and Co-Director (April 2009 – June 2009; August 2009 – 7 January 2010; February 2013 – January 2014), and former Sub-Director (February 2009 – March 2009; July 2009; February 2010 – January 2011)
  • Has the most sections written for The ‘Shroom.
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (5 October, 2009; 20 September, 2010 – 16 January, 2011)
  • Current Sysop (19 March, 2014 – Present) and former MarioWiki Patroller (30 April, 2013 – 19 March, 2014)
  • Current Fail Awards Host (2016), and Former Director of the MarioWiki Anniversary Awards Committee (2012 – 2014)
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director (October 2013–January 2015)
  • Current #mwchat Admin (5 July 2010 – Present)
  • Current #userpedia Operator.
  • Current Userpedia Patroller (March 2015–Present) and former Userpedia Sysop (October 2009)
  • Current Awards Committee Sub-Director (Mario Awards X)
  • Current #mwchat Admin.
  • Current Userpedia Bureaucrat (28 January, 2013 – Present); Sysop (30 December, 2010 – Present)
  • Helped design Userpedia’s new theme and provides substantial technical help.
  • Former MarioWiki Sysop (7 April 2009 – 5 August, 2011) and Bureaucrat (20 July 2010 – 5 August, 2011)
  • Current #userpedia Admin.
  • Former ‘Shroom Sub-Director for various years.
  • Current MarioWiki Bureaucrat (22 July, 2011 – Present); Sysop (21 January, 2009 – Present) and, with the 2nd longest term behind Porple.
  • Quite an active policy-maker, known for her lengthy explanations.
  • Co-Author of Dragon Problem, a very popular comic within the community, winner of U3 Favorite Comic (2015)
  • Contributing Writer for The ‘Shroom (Mario’s Boombox, The Adventures of Little Mario)
  • Former Userpedia Sysop (9 May, 2008 — 19 Jan, 2009) and Bureaucrat (2 Sep, 2008 – 19 Jan, 2009)
  • Global Mod on Xephyr (July 2010 – Present)
  • An avid 'Shroom Writer (14 July, 2013 – Present), currently holding down 8 sections as of typing this.
  • Current Pipe Plaza Director (16 May, 2014 – Present)
  • Current ‘Shroom Spotlight Manager (7 January 2014 – Present)
  • Current MarioWiki Patroller (22 March 2014 – Present)

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