The 'Shroom:Issue LXIX/Music & Artwork

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Director's Notes (Smasher (talk))

Happy Holidays, everyone! I hope you're enjoying the Holiday Issue, as well as the world not ending. There's nothing really new to report this month, but I'd like to congratulate Post-Damage Invincibility, as he has won Music & Artwork's Section of the Month award for the second month in a row!

And now, enjoy the holiday version of Music & Artwork.

Character Artwork of the Month (Rise Up Above It (talk))


A newer, more minor character gets this month's artwork of the month slot: Frosty. (Make your own Frosty the Snowman/RUAI joke here) He's a living snowflake/ice cube. Such wonder as befits the icy cold harshscapes of winter. That ice will cut, so don't hug him. And don't lick him, either. See you next time, readers/viewers! Merry whatever-holiday-you-celebrate-at-this-time and a Happy New Year!

Random Image of the Month (Paper Yoshi (talk))

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Holiday Issue of Random Image of the Month!

December's Random Image comes from the eleventh installment in the Mario Party series, Mario Party DS. It depicts Mario, Luigi, Peach and Toad playing the 2-vs.-2 minigame Book It!

In said minigame, the objective is to reach the top of a stack of books. In order to do so, the player must press the A Button, B Button, Y Button and X Button buttons as quickly as possible twice, in that exact order; that will raise his or her teammate onto the next step. Afterward, the player's teammate must do the same thing, raising the player instead. The game ends when one of the teams reaches the top.

Music Factoid (Post-Damage Invincibility (talk))

Merry Christmas. On the day of writing this, we suffered another tragedy in our country. But let the joy of Christmas cheer your spirits and enjoy this great Christmas music from great Marioverse games. The first is the Freezezy Peak (the Christmas level) theme from Banjo-Kazooie. The composer was the great Grant Kirkhope, who composed many of the great games music made by Rareware in it's glory days. Rareware is responsible for some of the greatest games of all time, including BK, the Donkey Kong Country series, Star Fox 64, 007, etc. Here is Mr. Kirkhope's opinion of Microsoft: I think Rare have completely fucked themselves. And - it isn't their fault; it's Microsoft's fault. They have completely ruined that company, and it makes me cry every day of my life. He is not the only one. Let's give a shout-out to Microsoft for destroying the greatest video game company of all time. Next I'm linking to the SMB2 theme in honor of the last issue of Nintendo Power, whose final edition came out on the day of writing this. When I think of the SMB2 theme, I think of the first, and the last issue of Nintendo Power, which both featured clay Marios, the first with Wart, and the next in honor of NSMBU. The final few pages of the final issue are covered in my tears. Sometimes it is hard to think positive, but Merry Christmas once again, and remember to pray for those who won't be celebrating it (at least not here on earth) due to being dead.

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Sprite of the Month (FunkyK38 (talk))

To wrap up our villains finale, I have this sprite of Cackletta from Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga!

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Man, I never really noticed how she actually looks... yikes... it's a good thing Fawful was better looking than she was. If he had been ugly, they would have been one fearsome team. But, anyways, this wraps up my villains series! Come back next month for another random sprite from the Marioverse!

Christmas in the Key of 2012 (Stooben Rooben (talk))

For your listening pleasure (or pain, as the case may, in fact, be), this holiday, I decided I would reward readers of The 'Shroom with a little song. A Christmas song, specifically. Although, not just any Christmas song. A Christmas song with an apocalyptic edge to it. Because, what better way is there to celebrate the world not ending, than listening to the sound of your brain dribbling out of your left earhaving a good laugh about thinking it would? The song will take up less than 4 minutes of your time to listen to. The lyrics can be found below.

Before it is asked; no, I am not crazy.

It's Christmastime once again
Or Kwanzukkah Solstice or whatever you want to call it
But I'm afraid to say that it's coming to an end
In a few days
And there's nothing you can do
Except gimme some more of that Roast Beast
It tastes really good

The world will end and then we'll
Worry about something else
Like, if we're going to Hell
Gee, wouldn't that be just swell?
And now you're laughing at me
Just drink your eggnog. You'll see!
That something big is coming
You need a forewarning!

'Cause it'll take time that you don't have
To hang up those Christmas lights
And it'll take time for that gift to arrive
So you better send it overnight
We're not getting eight reindeer
We're getting four horses with men on their backs
There's no time to relax
Before Mars attacks
Or the skies turn gray
Just like in Pompeii

Don't tell me I'm wrong when I'm right
Don't tell me you've heard it all before
They were wrong, and, well I'm not
True story
Maybe there's a chance the world won't end
I guess I'll have a good laugh and then
Run outside
For some last minute Christmas shopping
'Cause I've yet to buy anything
For anybody

Oh, it'll take time that you don't have
To hang up those Christmas lights
And it'll take time for that gift to arrive
So you better send it overnight
We won't be seeing Santa's sleigh
Instead, we'll die from a cliche
On Casual Friday
You won't get a lump of coal
How 'bout an asteroid?
The world's getting destroyed
Or sucked into a void

So, it'll take time that you don't have
To hang up those Christmas lights
And it'll take time for that gift to arrive
So you better send it overnight
We won't have a white Christmas
Unless there's an ice age
We're at our final days
We could die a million ways
"Goodbye" is something I must say
Without further delay

Huh...I guess everything is all right after all...

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