The 'Shroom:Issue 141/Fun Stuff
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Greetings, beautiful readers, and I hope you didn't get frostbite on your way in! Welcome to the December edition of Fun Stuff. While I love all of the seasons, winter's always stood out in my family. We have a total of twelve family birthdays on the calendar (including my own!) in December, as well as every Christmas and family get-together in between. To say it's my busiest month would be an understatement, but nothing matches the stillness and serenity of waking up, looking out the window, and finding the entire world to be blanketed in white. The big snowfall hasn't happened yet, but hey, I can dream.
Additionally, I hope you've been enjoying all of the Smash Bros.-themed sections we've received this issue! If time had permitted, I certainly would've submitted one myself, because I love the series wholeheartedly. I have fond memories of sitting on my aunt's bed and thinking I was playing Melee with her, when I was actually a CPU; falling in love with Brawl and beating its Subspace Emissary all on my own; picking up Smash for 3DS the day it released, making it only one of two games I've purchased on release day; and now, I get to watch my Global Smash Power plummet because I'm not as good at Pichu as I thought. Smash Bros. is about as homey as the Kirby series for me, which, if you know my interests, says a lot. So, hopefully the series means as much to you as it does to me, and these sections mean a lot by extension!
Along with the Smash-themed sections, we've also got a guest section, courtesy of the man himself, Superchao (talk)! He's supplied a Metroid-themed word search for this month, make sure to give it a shot!
That's enough blabber from me. Settle in with some cozy blankets, maybe a yule log or two, and happy reading!
Section of the Month
Congratulations to Yoshi876 (talk) for triumphing in November's Section of the Month! The ever-heated duel between him and FunkyK38 (talk) continues. Congratulations as well to Lakituthequick (talk) for getting third, and thank you to every single person who's submitted to Fun Stuff this year! The 'Shroom wouldn't be the same without you.
Happy holidays, everyone, and welcome to December's issue of Anagrams! I hope you all have lots of fun over the festive period. And, in keeping with the rest of the issue, this month's anagrams are all Super Smash Bros. fighters. I'll also quickly throw in the hint that any ampersands (&s) I've changed into the word "and", just so that hopefully doesn't catch you out. And of course, suggestions for themes or funny anagrams you've found are always welcome on my talk page or via my PMs on the forums. Anyway, happy holidays, anagrams and new year, and I'll hopefully see you all again in 2019!
How it works...
Basically, this puzzle consists of solving the anagrams. Each month has a specific theme, which will give you a clue about what sort of words or phrases the anagrams will be. I've also included the boxes that the anagrams will fit into, so you'll be able to tell how many words it will solve to be and how many letters will be in each word, which should give you a hand too. You'll also notice that within each set of boxes, one of the squares are yellow. As you solve each anagram, note down the letter which appears in the yellow squares, and if you can solve all of the anagrams, you'll also get a bonus anagram to solve from completing all of the others. I've included the letter configuration for this one at the bottom too, just to give you an extra helping hand. Best of luck!
1. FANG DONOR
2. MAD RAG WATCHMEN
3. NOOK LINT
4. AN ALLUSION DRAMA
5. CALM TITLE
6. WRITTEN IF I AIR
7. ELM ICES CRIB
8. JEAN RING
9. WIRIER LAMB
10. PERKIER MOON ANT
11. OUT DUD CHUNK
12. AZURE IS MOST US
13. NEAR IRONIC
Hello, 'Shroom readers! It's me,
Words can be hidden down, across, or diagonally - and diagonally up at that. There's no backwards words in this one, I didn't want to overdo it this time around. Happy word hunting, 'Shroom readers, and look forward to all the other Superchao sections you're going to see!
Welcome to another smashing It's aMAZEing!
How to play:
Alternatively, print it out and use a pencil!
To view the answer, click here!
Where in the Marioverse is Carmen Sandiego?
"Look sharp, gumshoe! We've received reports that Carmen is again messing with Smash Ultimate- and this time she's gotten her cronies to snatch several legendary spirits! These spirits are some of the rarest in the game- their challenges are difficult to defeat, but if you can manage it, the rewards will be great. Carmen, however, doesn't want to play fair and has snatched Pauline, Dr. Wily, and M. Bison- some of the most difficult spirits to get in World of Light! We're counting on you to save them, cadet!"
Howdy 'Shroom readers, welcome to the Quiz! As you may have figured out from the name, this is a section where I quiz your Mario knowledge.
As Christmas is upon us, I'm sure some of us are thinking about the new games that we're all going to be getting and enjoying. And as much as I could do a quiz themed around a certain game that recently released, I decided to stick to the more general theme of the Christmas quiz, that being an ice themed one. So enjoy!