The 'Shroom:Issue 197/Staff Notes

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Staff Notes

Written by: Hooded Pitohui (talk) and Waluigi Time (talk)

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Hello, all of you readers of The 'Shroom! It's August, and if you're a longtime reader, you likely know by now that August always brings with it our post-Awards issue. As you'll likely see mentioned in a few places throughout this issue, we celebrated the wiki's anniversary and the community that has grown up around it with our annual Awards ceremonies just about a week ago. It's worth checking out the ceremonies! You'll see a lot of creativity and passion on display, and, who knows, maybe you'll see some poll results that surprise you!

On that note, I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to Awards in some way this year, whether by making presentations, playing games, joining the Awards Committee, voting in the polls, or even just showing up for the party and the ceremonies. There's a wonderful energy that surrounds Awards, and it's a blast getting to celebrate with all of you! There's not a more energizing day in the community, so thank you all for putting in the effort and showing up so it could happen! Here's to next year being even better!

All of that said, as we all recover from Awards and relax a bit, August's issue tends to be on the low-key side each year, and this year is no exception. Issue 197 is a little smaller, but we still have some high-quality sections for you to dive into! From the latest in Mushroom Kingdom entertainment to games, from comics to robot combat, we have plenty for you!

I won't keep you from getting to it any longer, so let me turn things over to Waluigi Time so he can talk a bit about what's on the horizon. Enjoy the issue!

Hooded Pitohui, Director

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Hello there, 'Shroom readers! It's August, we may or may not have recovered from Awards work, and we've got a new 'Shroom. What's not to love? I'm not going to go all-in because Pitohui already talked about it, but shoutout to Awards. Check it out if you haven't!

It may be August now, but before you know it, it's going to be November, and November brings with it our big 200th milestone issue! Don't blink, or we might be there already. (I'm just kidding of course, you're safe to blink. And please do, it's very bad for your eyes if you read the entire paper without blinking!) But speaking of Issue 200, our Statistics Manager Meta Knight (talk) has put together an Open Reminder with everything that you need to know to send in an early application for the issue! Maybe you've been thinking about submitting something all year, or maybe you weren't thinking about it until you read this paragraph. Maybe you're still not thinking about it! If it's the latter, I guess I need to try harder. Anyway, whatever the case may be, give Meta's announcement a read, and please do consider joining our celebration!

Speaking of end-of-year stuff, the annual 'Shroom Director Election in December won't be too far behind! If you're interested in taking the reins on the paper, it's a good time to start thinking about campaign ideas! We're not planning on running again this year - Curaçao time woo! - so please do consider throwing your hat in the ring. Someone has to get us 12% of the way to Issue 300, after all!

Enjoy the issue!

Waluigi Time, Sub-Director

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