The 'Shroom:Issue LXXI/Retro Feature
HI, fellow Mariowikians! I'm your squeaky-clean Co-director, Tucayo, and welcome to another trip into our newsletter's past! Let's be honest, this is a majorly-male community. Even so, we've had a couple of noticeable females in our team. One of those is none other than Fawfulfury65 (talk), who holds the record for most Music & Art sections written.
Megamariofan65, as she was originally known when she joined the wiki on April 25, 2009, stumbled across the wiki on her search for information about then-called Mario and Luigi RPG 3. About a month after joining, she lost her password and created the account we are familiar with, Fawfulfury65. Her hard work on articles about Yoshi's Story and Donkey Kong Country quickly drew the attention of the admins, and, after being suggested by Super Mario Bros. (talk), she was promoted to patroller status on April 20, 2010. It took her less than a year to work her way up to sysop, and, exactly 8 months after being promoted to patroller, she became sysop.
Her history with us begins between her two promotions. In June 2010, she started on the Fun Stuff sub-team as the Trivia writer, but her section was actually a Quiz, rather than trivia, so she was switched to the Quiz section after Issue XXXIX. A couple of issues later, Fawfulfury debuted in the sub-team that would eventually become hers. She started on Issue LXI with the Screenshot of the Month section, which she would go on to write until the day of her retirement from The 'Shroom. Only eight issues after joining came her promotion to the Core Staff. Super Mario Bros., the M&A Director at the time, had just won the Director Election, which meant someone else had to take the reins of our artistic team. The choice was fairly easy, Fawfulfury had been one of the most consistent writers on the team, and so she became Music & Art Director.
Throughout her term she wrote more sections than just the Screenshot of the Month. For Issue L, Fawfulfury wrote 6 sections, which until now remains as the most sections anyone has written in a single issue for the M&A team. From early on she also set herself as the most prolific M&A writer, title she still retains. And it may be a while until someone else takes that title. After various time constraints, Fawfulfury had to quit her Fun Stuff position after Issue LIII, and her Core Staff position after Issue LXI. Despite this, she stayed as our Screenshot of the Month writer for four more issues, before resigning from that position as well. And she had a nice sendoff, winning her only SOTM Award with her last section.
In 2011, she won a Golden Mario and a Golden Toad in our End-of-Year Awards; and, in 2012, she won a Diamond Luigi, a Diamond Toad and a Diamond Bowser. Her 25-issue streak without missing a single section should be noted as well, not everyone can accomplish that. I wish I had had the pleasure of working with her for more than the three issues I actually worked with her, but from what I saw month to month, I could tell she was a great Core Staff member.
Since I want you all to look at as many of her sections as you can, this month I will present you a selection of four of the six sections Fawfulfury wrote for Issue L. Enjoy!
That's it for this month's trip to the past! If you have any suggestions of who you'd like me to cover, drop a line on my talk page. Enjoy the rest of the issue, BYE!