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’’’Issue LXVIII’’’ ’’’November 17th, 2012’’’ About

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The director’s address to you about what’s been going on behind-the-scenes.
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See our lucky winner for the month, as voted by you!
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A series of games and fun sections for readers to participate in.
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The artistic part of the wiki, box-arts, music, comics and more!
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Find out all wiki-related events, news, and statistics.
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Reviews and opinion pieces for games, movies, books, and more.
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A trip into the newspaper’s past.
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Comparisons of Nintendo characters from all generations.
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Strategy information for ‘‘Super Smash Bros. Brawl’’.
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Miscellaneous information for the ‘‘Mario Kart’’ series.
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Director’s Notes

Greetings to those that read this paper! This month, I do have some announcements to make, so please be sure to read.

Next month is the December 2012 issue. This means that the Holiday Season is amongst us, which also means that we need to celebrate! Henceforth, next month’s issue will be a Special Issue. There will be fun events planned, special sections written, and much more! It will be an issue that will end 2012 on a great note, and will hopefully lead into a new year of prosperity and advancements for The ‘Shroom. Be sure to check out the forum board for any new developments that might be announced about the issue.

There will be a chat party to celebrate the release of the Holiday Issue. It will begin at 12 PM EST on December 22nd, 2012 in #mwshroom (The ‘Shroom’s official chat channel), and each section will be released throughout the hours that follow. A more detailed schedule with timeslots and everything will be included in next month’s issue. I hope for this to be an exciting and orderly function. The rules of #mwchat will be adopted for this party and will be enforced upon those that do not wish to behave in a proper manner.


Fake News


Hey guys, it’s MCD, and welcome again to the REAL News. What, you were expecting the Fake News? Get with the times, old timer. Fake News is so last year, Real News is what everybody’s* talking about. So let’s see what’s been going on this month with the real news.

‘‘‘Obama won something’’’
Obama won the presidential election this month against Mitt Romney, meaning he’ll be spending another month or so in the White House. If the world wasn’t ending, it would be four years.

‘‘‘MarioWiki Presidential Election’’’
Porplemontage lost this very badly.

‘‘‘The D Key’’’
Porplemontage lost this very badly as well.

That’s about all the stories I can remember. Thanks for reading the real news. Join us next month when maybe we’ll be able to afford headers.

*by "everybody" i mean "maybe tucayo?" (‘‘[21:34] <Tucayo> Can we have a hot weather forecaster? If we can, I’m in’’)

Since some people want Fake News, you can have these sections some people sent to me. Who are these people, you ask? ‘‘I DON’T KNOW!’’

*bursts into tears*

But we do have the small matter of the Section of the Month to deal with - and, this month, it went to ‘‘‘Koopa K (talk)’s Shop Scout’’’ with 25 votes. Koohitsu’s Monthly Inquisition came close behind (23 votes), and that was followed by Toadbert’s Ads, with 19 votes. Congratulations!


Retro Feature

by Henry Tucayo Clay (talk)

HI, readers! I’m your intellectual Statistics Manager, Tucayo, and welcome to another installment of Retro Feature! After reviewing Ralphfan’s job last month, this time I’m going all the way back to Issue III to bring you the work of former director, ‘‘‘Plumber (talk)’’’!

Plumber joined the MarioWiki on January 2007 (he’s old, right?) and signed up for The ‘Shroom shortly after. At first, he signed himself up to write Fake Characters, which had been last written by WarioLoaf on Issue I, but then-Director Wayoshi rejected his sign-up, since no additional sections to the ones WarioLoaf already wrote were allowed. He later signed up for a Fake Article, but was rejected once again by Wayoshi. After that he signed up for the Riddles section, which was created by him. After seeing Superchao (talk) and Xzelion (talk)’s sections (Quiz and Jokes, respectively) could fall under the same category as Plumber’s, Wayoshi decided to group them under a new "section", then called the Fun Section. This Fun Section would be later renamed to Fun Stuff, but back then it was just a small compilation of a handful of sections. It wasn’t really directed by anyone, it was just compiled by the Director.


Music & Artwork

Director’s Notes (Smasher (talk))

Not much to say this month. Just want to say that Post-Damage Invincibility won Section of the Month for the October issue. Congratulations, PDI!

Alright, enjoy Music & Artwork and the rest of this month’s issue.


Critic Corner

Director’s Notes

Crocodile Dippy (talk)

Go away, I’m tired. I’m not dragging this out, so I’ll say that Nabber (talk) resigned from his Mario reviews section due to his busy schedule and Hurricane Sandy, but he may be back sometime in the future. Marioguy1 (talk) has also resigned from ‘‘Character Reviews’’ on the count of his extremely busy schedule, so best of luck to both of them.

Critic Corner Section of the Month

Last month saw a three-way tie! I’m too tired to sarcastically care that no one likes my sections, so I’ll just be professional and congratulate YoshiMonsta (talk), Marshal Dan Troop (talk) (Raven Effect), and Henry Tucayo Clay (talk) for winning the October Section of the Month! Keep up the good work, guys (except Tucayo, he’s a guest writer ‘‘and’’ Mexican, thus not important).

‘‘‘Entertainment Section (YoshiMonsta (talk))’’’ – 5 votes (%27.77)
‘‘‘Virtual Console Reviews (Marshal Dan Troop (talk))’’’ – 5 votes (%27.77)
‘‘‘Book Reviews (Henry Tucayo Clay (talk))’’’ – 5 votes (%27.77)


Section of the Month

HI, readers! I’m your magnificent Statistics Manager, Tucayo, and I am once again here to bring you the results of the Main Team SOTM Poll. We had 30 votes in the Main Team poll, which is 2 more than last month and a record for this poll! However, the average for all polls dropped by 12 points, going down to an average 55 votes per poll. Now to the Main Team SOTM results... *drumroll*


Fun Stuff

Director Notes

by Gamefreak75 (talk) This is a sentence. Why are you reading this?

Congrats to Freakworld (talk) and Marshal Dan Troop (talk), who now write for both the Guess that Game and Guess Who Section!

Also, congratulations for General bob-omb (talk) for winning section of the month for his ‘‘‘Hiding Koopa’’’ section.

Join me next month for some great stuff.


Pipe Plaza

Director’s Notes (Paper Yoshi (talk))

Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the November Issue of Pipe Plaza!! I have nothing special to say right now, expect for one little thing...

The Pipe Plaza team needs more writers! There are currently three open spots, which are ‘‘Featured’’, ‘‘Projects Seeking Contributors’’ and ‘‘Anniversary Announcements’’, so ‘‘please’’ consider signing up for one of those. The process is really simple: all you have to do is send me a PM on the Super Mario Boards or leave a message in my talk page here in the Super Mario Wiki. I will then send you the application form, in which you must inform the position(s) you wish to sign up for, agree to the terms of writing for The ‘Shroom and provide a demo for each section you want to write. The Core Staff will then proceed to review your application and decide if you’re fit for the position(s).

Section of the Month

Last month, the Section of the Month poll got a measly 19 votes. Feedback is highly appreciated in The ‘Shroom, and that’s not different for the Pipe Plaza, so please make sure you cast your votes in this issue’s poll!

The winner, with 10 votes (52.6% of the total) is...

‘‘‘...’’Upcoming Games’’, for the third time!!!’’’

The October Issue of ‘‘Upcoming Games’’ covered news on the Wii U, including specifications, prices and release dates for each region; and Nintendo’s decision to make first-party retail Nintendo 3DS games, such as ‘‘Mario Kart 7’’ or ‘‘Star Fox 64 3D’’, available in the Nintendo eShop. The second-placed section was ‘‘Community Report’’, written by Bop1996 (talk), with 4 votes (21%). ‘‘Monthly Report’’, written by myself, Paper Yoshi (talk), got third place, with only 2 votes (10.5%).

Well, that’s all I wanted to say! Now go on and read this month’s issue!

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Brawl Tactics

by FunkyK38 (talk)

What’s up, Brawlers? FunkyK38 here with the latest edition of BRAWL TACTICS!

For this month, I will be starting a 3-part series examining the Pokemon Trainer and his team of Kanto starter Pokemon, I will be starting, naturally, with Squirtle!

Squirtle is a small- sized fighter that is very light. It has a decent jump for its size, and its speed is average.

Squirtle’s Standard Special is Water Gun. Despite this move’s useful nature in the Pokemon series, it is pretty much useless in this game. Your attackers will be repelled by a stream of water from Squirtle’s mouth. Depending on how long you charge this stream for, your opponent could go far enough away for you to prep another attack. This is a good move to use if you need to get an opponent off of you who has been following you around relentlessly. Other than that, it’s basically just a hose down for your opponents.


Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner

by Coincollector (talk)

Hello, Mario Karters to the ‘‘Mario Kart: Wheel Tips Corner’’. This is a special month, guys. Nintendo has chosen this date to finally release the Wii U in North America! The new Nintendo console will be released on Sunday, November 18, but Europe and Australia will get it too on Friday, November 30. And while we wait for those dates, Nintendo reveals new information about its features, new details about its software, onlinonline service, Miiverse, etc. We expect that the Wii U will get successful sales during these releases, and listen to reviews and other unknown details about the console and its launch games.

Now let’s continue with our tip for this month. Today I’ll talk about two more vehicles from ‘‘Mario Kart Wii’’. These are the Jetsetter and the Flame Runner. Both of these vehicles are suited for Large characters, so the other size classes, Small and Medium cannot use them.


Character Comparison

by Post Damage Invincibility (talk)

‘‘Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.’’ -King Soloman, Ecclesiastes 1:2

What? Another character comparison of f****n’ plants in only two months? Oh God, here we go again. I’m going to be comparing the two most vain characters in the history of Mario’s world. And you know who they are: They are both vain, conceited, self-worshipping, and... blossoms. They are, no doubt, King Croacus IV of ‘‘Super Paper Mario’’, and Rosie of ‘‘Paper Mario’’. Croacus IV comes from a long lineage. He is a descendant of Croacus I, the original King Croacus, known to his subjects more commonly as the Iron Rose. He basically united all the Floro Sapiens into one kingdom, the Flora Kingdom. When his son wilted, he went mad, corrupt, and tyrannical. This period is known as ‘‘‘The Darkening’’’. He was overthrown by his own daughter in a coup d’etat and he wilted. However, the Floro Sapiens of today still regard him as a hero, despite his descent into madness late in his life. Most of his rule saw great prosperity for the young kingdom he formed and benevolence from their great leader to whom they still owe very much.

‘‘Pretties... Beautiful things... Ooo-wee! Bring them to me... More! More! More!’’ – King Croacus IV


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