Doc von Schmeltwick's talk page archives

Official Artwork of a Mega MoleEpisode I: The Phantom Mole-nace
(1-160) (July 2017-January 2018)
The story of how a decade-long lurker finally joined for the sole reason of fixing a glaring mistake on Bald Cleft's page. And then they yell about classification on mole-ish creatures on a few occasions.

Artwork of an Attacky Sack from Yoshi's StoryEpisode II: Attacky of the Sackies
(161-320) (January 2018-October 2018)
Attacky Sacks appear and eat the universe, then I inadvertently help "Bowsette" propagate. Oops.

A Bubba in Super Mario Bōken Gēmu Ehon 6 3 Tsu no Takara (「スーパーマリオぼうけんゲームえほん 6 3つのたから」, Super Mario Adventure Game Picture Book 6: Three Treasures).Episode III: Revenge of the Fish
(321-480) (November 2018-November 2019)
Is Boss Bass the same as Cheep Chomp or Big Cheep Cheep and/or big Blurp?

Sprite of Magikoopa in battle, from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.Episode IV: A New Dope
(481-640) (November 2019-November 2023)
Various projects (and splits & merges) while I finish my graduate degree.

Help with a project (continued from archive 4)Edit

What I meant was: could you help document what we don't have on Super Mario RPG's prerelease page that was found in that store of information? If you can, that would be great, but no pressure. Thanks! --   FanOfRosalina2007  (talk · edits) 19:03, November 26, 2023 (EST)

Super Mario chart images 2Edit

Hi, again, Doc. The exchange we had the other day was helpful. I had subsequently updated the chart image sizes on the Super Mario Galaxy page, and I was hoping to get your opinion. How does it look? I did not go as big as the current images on the Sunshine article, but they are bigger than they use to be. - Nintendo101 (talk) 10:04, November 27, 2023 (EST)

They do seem a little small, but not in dire need of enlargement. I'd personally go a little bigger, but I'll check again later when I'm not only just getting up and still have my eyes adjusted to dark. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 11:06, November 27, 2023 (EST)

About the Luigi's Mansion series batEdit

Hey, sorry for bothering you, I saw you have 'Merge Bat (Mario Kart 64) and Bat (Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon) into a generic "Bat (species)" article' in your "current goals", and I just wanted to say that I don't think that's a good idea. The LM2 and LM3 pests do look pretty generic, and they're referred to accordingly by English sources, but, you see those [citation needed] names in the NioL sections? Turns out the ones for the crow (which I intend to split eventually) and spider are used in game, so I believe the others are probably correct as well, possibly from some Japanese guide. I guess what I'm saying is, there's reason to believe they're supposed to be unique, albeit generic looking, recurring enemies. Blinker (talk) 16:48, November 27, 2023 (EST)

I'll just wait and see, then. Generic bats have appeared elsewhere, like in VB Wario Land and DK64 (as a recurring foreground species, not the enemy). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 16:52, November 27, 2023 (EST)


Oh, no: the icon themselves it's not cropped, the sprite sheet is cropped to contain just the icon, the surrounding transparent space was not touched. --  Mariuigi Khed 18:19, December 2, 2023 (EST)

my edit to SayonaraEdit

i was not aware of the words actual meaning. i apologize for my mistake i just assumed it was bad due to the way my grandma uses it
The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gamerfromsaturn (talk).

Well, it's highly unfortunate that she does, but all that matters here is you learned from this. Don't worry. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 10:52, December 4, 2023 (EST)

Machine MadeEdit

Pardon my edit, I was mistaken; it was specifically Bowyer's Machine Made copy that didn't move in the original game. I misremembered and thought none of them did. Is that still worth noting for just him? DrakeyC (talk) 20:53, December 11, 2023 (EST)

No, because normal Bowyer doesn't have a battle idle animation either. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:03, December 11, 2023 (EST)
And once again you're right, my mind is double-tricking me XD. Sorry again. DrakeyC (talk) 23:10, December 11, 2023 (EST)
'sall right. o7 Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:13, December 11, 2023 (EST)

Red Gnawty imageEdit

Hi ^^

The image itself is good, but it stands out because its pose isn't the same as the one used for the others. Thanks for telling me about the image size, I managed to compress it just right. Do you think it would be ok to use it? I can send it to you if you want User:Pifouillou (talk)

Other images for DKCGB are different from each other (sometimes out of necessity, like walking vs jumping Kritters). I think it's nice to show variety until we get the full animations in. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 10:05, December 13, 2023 (EST)

The full animations ? What do you want to mean by that? I like the idea to show variety in sprites with the gifs, but it's a little odd when GBC's regular and red Gnawties sprites are side by side. User:Pifouillou (talk)

Full animations would be the animated .gifs. Showing them on a different frame is fine if they're still, though it doesn't really matter either way. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 12:37, December 13, 2023 (EST)

Ok well I add the compressed image, just in case :) User:Pifouillou (talk)

OK then. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:49, December 13, 2023 (EST)

The Spriters ResourceEdit

I created a new user in VG Resource. How many days I can submit to the site? ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 19:30, December 21, 2023 (EST)

I don't know offhand, but it's a few. Not very many, but a few. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 20:10, December 21, 2023 (EST)

I've been waiting 16 days and I still cannot submit! The website where I posted the material was closed, losing almost everything. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 23:26, Jaunary 6, 2024 (EST)

You should ask a moderator. The submission rules say that posting in place of someone else is not allowed (except for administrators for archiving old sheets). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:30, January 6, 2024 (EST)

I have to be a submitter to do it. I'm trying to retrieve material with, but there is no more Pictures Wiki. So I need your help to send them, because you are the only submitter I know. These are sprites that I completed over days, weeks and months. And what's worse, the Wii emulator no longer works.

ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 14:17, Jaunary 7, 2024 (EST)

I am not allowed to submit other people's sprites according to the rules, I could get banned for that. You need to reach out to someone if signing up on the site won't allow you to submit after so long. Are you able to comment? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 12:22, January 7, 2024 (EST)

I was going to comment, but only those who are submitters. But I made a contact. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 14:44, Jaunary 7, 2024 (EST)

Can you contact the administrator to allow me to be a submitter? It's my chance to post the material I recovered. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 00:52, Jaunary 8, 2024 (EST)

Sure. By the way, it says your account is not activated. Did you submit an email address when you signed up? If so, you'll probably want to look there for a confirmation link. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 23:32, January 7, 2024 (EST)
OK, the administrator said he tried to get ahold of you, but the email bounced. Check and make sure you entered your email correctly on the user control panel. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 00:26, January 8, 2024 (EST)
I made a confirmation link. I confirmed my email and everything is correct. When you were a member, how did you get accepted as a submitter? ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 13:53, Jaunary 8, 2024 (EST)
That was back in 2017, I don't remember. I can't find anything in my inbox about that. Is your inbox full? Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 11:58, January 8, 2024 (EST)
How do I complete my inbox? ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 16:36, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Maybe this will help you remember. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 16:40, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Do you have an active email address capable of sending and receiving emails. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:15, January 8, 2024 (EST)
I was seeing the rules, it was said that the team has to approve the user or remove the PMs (I don't know what it is). ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 21:53, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Answer my question, please. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:55, January 8, 2024 (EST)
What question? I don't remember! ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 23:00, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Do you have a functioning email address that you know can both send and receive emails. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:21, January 8, 2024 (EST)
No! ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 23:42, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Then you need to get one. Gmail is free to sign up on. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:04, January 8, 2024 (EST)
So I have to have two email address? One I have in my username and the other in Gmail? ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 00:16, January 9, 2024 (EST)
You're not making sense. I think the language barrier is getting to be too much. You need a pre-existing email address to make your profile on VG Resource. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:22, January 8, 2024 (EST)
I have this which is from my profile. Sorry for the hurry, but since Pictures Wiki was closed, I'm desperate. Because I no longer want to lose the material that I ripped and created, I managed to recover them. There are even sprites that I cannot make again. Tiki Tong, Tikis and Giga Goro Ball were made on the Wii emulator takes so long on my other PC. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 00:48, January 9, 2024 (EST)
Hotmail should work. Make sure you can send and receive emails on it, and once you are sure you can, try re-sending the confirmation on VG Resource. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:57, January 8, 2024 (EST)

As social networks now require a telephone, it will take some time before I receive the telephone chip. ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 23:42, January 9, 2024 (EST)

Well, I don't know about that. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:47, January 9, 2024 (EST)

What is the VG Resource administrator's email address? I have a profile in outlook! ChristopherPAraujo (talk) 15:31, January 11, 2024 (EST) 21:47, January 9, 2024 (EST)

I don't know, but he has an email button here. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 14:46, January 11, 2024 (EST)

Bowser's Fury galleryEdit

I'm wondering if you had this in mind with your proposal for a seperate page for Bowser's Fury? I'm skeptical because I once proposed splitting a gallery for Donkey Kong Adventure from the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle gallery which failed badly for reasons I now understand. I didn't want to revert it without seeing what you have to say about it first.   Swallow   21:32, January 1, 2024 (EST)

In that case, it's still the same game, just with different characters and location, so it's not 1:1. If splits involving paid DLC expansions get more traction down the line (especially with MK8DX's highly delayed content), then that might be worth revisiting. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:34, January 1, 2024 (EST)
What about the Bowser's Fury gallery then, which was my main question?   Swallow   21:36, January 1, 2024 (EST)
I don't really see an issue with it. All the content in it is exclusive to the B-Side mode, which as previously established act as its own separate game. And if you consider the sheer size of the M&L remake galleries (especially regarding sprites), splitting them makes sense purely from a workability standpoint. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 21:38, January 1, 2024 (EST)

Bulb BooEdit

Yes, this looks like it. What would be some other outstanding ambiguities that a guide might clarify? LinkTheLefty (talk) 04:05, January 8, 2024 (EST)

So the question now is...what to do with this information? I suppose it would be a good idea to ask Mister Wu if he happens to have that guide. If not, I guess I can use up a gift card... LinkTheLefty (talk) 18:17, January 25, 2024 (EST)

Feedback for cleaning up Category:ThievesEdit

Hello! Swallow and I are discussing a cleanup of Category:Thieves. Mind sharing your feedback? You were the one who suggested refining the definition back in 2017–2018, so I think you'd be perfect for this! SolemnStormcloud (talk) 17:09, January 8, 2024 (EST)

Wow, that was a long time ago. But yes, what I said there, it should refer primarily to career criminals or otherwise entities that are defined by stealing (like, say, Klepto the condor), not to everyone who pickpockets once or twice or opens a chest in someone else's house. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:20, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Thanks for your feedback! I also messaged Camwoodstock, and they responded with a looooong dissection of the category in its talk page. It's best you head over there so you can contest any entries. SolemnStormcloud (talk) 20:51, January 8, 2024 (EST)
Camwoodstock and I are currently discussing what a proposal on cleaning the category would even entail in the talk page. Would you mind sharing your take on this? SolemnStormcloud (talk) 13:58, January 12, 2024 (EST)

My outburstEdit

I know I had a bit of an angry outburst, as I said I felt the need to vent the turn of these debates from the fact I left my thoughts on the subject and you immediately started bringing more cases into it. I did not mean to insult you and I'm absolutely not the kind of person to insult others for different opinions, and I don't even care about being an administrator either. I probably could have left out the word "stupid", but I still really don't like when more cases get piled up on me like that. I'm sure you know I'm not too good at debating and I try not to go too deep into it for the sake of my mental health as I've said many times before.   Swallow   19:28, January 16, 2024 (EST)

Well, I mean, precedence is important for determining cases like that (especially for consistency's sake), that's all I'm trying to do when I bring up things like that. You may want to eschew talk page debates in general if you find yourself set off so easily. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:31, January 16, 2024 (EST)
I don't mind leaving my thoughts in discussions and proposals, but if possible I'd prefer to leave my involement there so that I'd have a much lower chance of getting set off.   Swallow   19:37, January 16, 2024 (EST)
Therein the problem lies. A debate is a two-way street, you can't expect to leave an objection without receiving a defense. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:41, January 16, 2024 (EST)
"if possible I'd prefer to leave my involvement there" Then do that. As you've been told before, nobody here is dragging you into a debate, and nobody here aims to test your rhetorical prowess. You should always expect disagreements, but you're also free to just place your opinions on a discussion and leave as you please, for at the end of the day you are merely volunteering to edit. I certainly never thought of you as "dumb" just because you're not particularly invested in a discussion on a video game franchise; it was more so the attitude you expressed your thoughts with that I found miffing. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 20:13, January 16, 2024 (EST)
As another sysop, but not part of a heated debate so I have benefit of a cool head, I feel I'm obliged to comment. Swallow: there's plenty of ways to disagree. I understand that you're frustrated; I very much disagree with the reasoning and analogy being made in Talk:Chargin' Chuck, but I've interpreted your comment as an insult, even if it's unintentional, it's too defensive. Please restrain yourself, act more respectful toward the argument being made, and focus more on key points. We've all had the outbursts and have shown visible frustration during wiki debates, I'm sure. I've yelled at Koopa con Carne and Doc von Schmeltwick before, they know. Anyway no hard feelings intended for any of you, I'm just giving advice here. We're all in this wiki together.   It's me, Mario! (Talk / Stalk) 20:57, January 16, 2024 (EST)

Super Mario PiaEdit

Was the book only ever released in Japanese or are there editions in other languages? 'Cuz if it's the former I don't think the Multilang Profile template is necessary here. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 18:44, January 19, 2024 (EST)

It's just Japanese, but I can't find any other template to work with and I like the formatting it gives (mostly). Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 18:48, January 19, 2024 (EST)
You're suggesting there might be things you don't like in this template. I designed it (with Porple correcting the code) so if you have any feedback to improve it, please do tell! I'm actually eager to hear people suggesting improvements to my work on this site. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 19:14, January 19, 2024 (EST)
It's fine. The only issue I have is that I seem to have to put the media type no matter what, but it's a small issue. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 19:21, January 19, 2024 (EST)
Fixed. -- KOOPA CON CARNE 19:33, January 19, 2024 (EST)


Okay, I'm working to get rid of tabber uses outside of those two cases. Thought you'd be glad to know. Super Mario RPG (talk) 15:30, January 20, 2024 (EST)

OK, thank you. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 15:38, January 20, 2024 (EST)

Re:NSMB file namesEdit

Not really, although I find it slightly interesting that himan.nsmbd has a mega_bros_2 texture and donketu.nsmbd has a new_donketsu[sic] texture. Crazy theory: maybe Sumo Bro was "mega_bros_1"? LinkTheLefty (talk) 18:17, January 25, 2024 (EST)


This isn't important, but where in the real-world is a trapeze considered to be a seated board? I am not a circus savant, but I am not familiar with any source anywhere that asserts that a trapeze is anything except a bar suspended by rope on both ends. A legitimate trapeze cannot be anything other than that. Unless some authority I don't know about asserts this elsewhere, based on its context within the game, I do not think it is appropriate or accurate to suggest "trapeze" is an acceptable translation for the board in Super Mario Sunshine. - Nintendo101 (talk) 16:51, February 22, 2024 (EST)

An acrobat swing is a thing that "trapeze" can refer to, while "swing" can also be used for the grab-bars. Either way, the names in Japanese there are literally shared, so not mentioning both on both pages feels mildly disingenuous in my opinion. I always saw the SMS and SMG objects as variations of the same thing, myself. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 17:46, February 22, 2024 (EST)
Ah, I see. I think a trapeze is a type of swing, but it is not accurate to say all swings are trapezes, or that the terms can be used interchangeably. A trapeze is a bar suspended by ropes at both ends. If the subject is anything but that, it is not a trapeze.
If anything, I think it would be more accurate to change Japanese name on the Trapeze page to just say "swing", especially since a trapeze is more narrowly referred to as 空中ブランコ (Kūchū Buranko, "air swing") in Japanese, and the Japanese text only calls them ブランコ (Buranko). But I still don't think it is accurate to say the name of the Sunshine board can be translated to "trapeze". It just isn't one, and I don't think it was intended for it to be seen as one. - Nintendo101 (talk) 18:08, February 22, 2024 (EST)

About Aliens (yes, really)Edit

We saw that there was a discussion to potentially delete Alien (Club Nintendo) and we had some time to kill, so we went ahead and reworked the entire article. Let us know how it looks--hopefully, a lot better, and some have mentioned it might not be worth deleting anymore (albeit, the older revision is probably fit for preservation on BJAODN... ;P)

P.S. sorry we haven't gotten around to the Thieves category. Rest assured, we did not forget! It's just that this year has been extremely hectic thus far, and we're waiting for a relative moment of pause before we re-commit to a larger project like that. ~Camwoodstock (talk) 02:32, February 23, 2024 (EST)