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Penny Arcade - Comic - Well Actually

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edited April 2019 in The Penny Arcade Hub

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Videogaming-related online strip by Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Includes news and commentary.

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    ViRGEViRGE Registered User regular
    In all seriousness, the Crafted World demo did not impress me. Besides the simplicity, the music was quite grating.

    Reading some of the reviews out there, it sounds like the challenge ramps up in later levels. But the music remains annoying throughout. Nintendo went for a "simplistic" music style to match the crafted look of the game, which certainly makes sense, but unfortunately, Recorders are murder on the ears.

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Yoshi is a shelled mollusc.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    ViRGE wrote: »
    In all seriousness, the Crafted World demo did not impress me. Besides the simplicity, the music was quite grating.

    Reading some of the reviews out there, it sounds like the challenge ramps up in later levels. But the music remains annoying throughout. Nintendo went for a "simplistic" music style to match the crafted look of the game, which certainly makes sense, but unfortunately, Recorders are murder on the ears.

    There are audio settings in the game....

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    OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    Mayhaps Crafted World is actually a coma dream while Yoshi is recovering from being used as a double jump for Mario?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP120k0xUwM

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    I can't be the only one who has played Smash against a Yoshi who threw eggs at me and yelled "Have my babies!"

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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    Look, it's simple. Yoshi is an egg-laying dino transman (the opposite of Birdo, an egg-spitting dino transwoman), and those unfertilized eggs might as well be used for something, right?

    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
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    vanner11vanner11 Registered User regular
    No Yoshi game will ever replace the special corner of my heart reserved for Yoshi's Story on the N64.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    Look, it's simple. Yoshi is an egg-laying dino transman (the opposite of Birdo, an egg-spitting dino transwoman), and those unfertilized eggs might as well be used for something, right?

    Are you implying that Birdo and Yoshi are the same species and that depending on gender you get a mouth+tongue and butthole, or a giant gaping facehole?

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    H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited April 2019
    No, they're not the same species, but they are very similar concepts, like two sides of a coin.
    Think of Goombas (Super Mario Bros) and Galoombas (Super Mario World):
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    Now compare Birdo (Super Mario Bros 2) and Yoshi (Super Mario World):
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    If you're curious about my icon; it's an update of the early Lego Castle theme's "Black Falcons" faction.
    camo_sig2-400.png
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    OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    edited April 2019
    Also: aren't Yoshi an asexual species? I don't think gender is really a thing for Yoshis.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    Fun fact: most egg-laying species in real life do have just one hole, the cloaca, that everything comes out of.

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    PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I think they're unfertilized eggs like you can buy in the supermarket

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    RatherDashing89RatherDashing89 Registered User regular
    But things hatch from them! Specifically, things that Yoshi ate. So the only way that makes sense is that Yoshi can gather sperm or just straight DNA from people by eating them, and then xe immediately births a child identical to the consumed parent.

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    PLAPLA The process.Registered User regular
    Definitely shelled mollusc.

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    MarcinMNMarcinMN Registered User regular
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    No, they're not the same species, but they are very similar concepts, like two sides of a coin.
    Think of Goombas (Super Mario Bros) and Galoombas (Super Mario World):
    q5bzgm6t0to4.pngd7u8h7lvzjgi.png

    Now compare Birdo (Super Mario Bros 2) and Yoshi (Super Mario World):
    uxxz1fws65l1.png6cyri3l0i3qs.png

    Huh, I had never considered that the Super Mario World enemies weren't just standard Goombas. Sure, I remember that they flipped over rather than being flattened when you stomped them, but for whatever reason I still just assumed they were the Goombas I had seen in previous games.

    The more you know....

    "It's just as I've always said. We are being digested by an amoral universe."

    -Tycho Brahe
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    dennisdennis aka bingley Registered User regular
    MarcinMN wrote: »
    H3Knuckles wrote: »
    No, they're not the same species, but they are very similar concepts, like two sides of a coin.
    Think of Goombas (Super Mario Bros) and Galoombas (Super Mario World):
    q5bzgm6t0to4.pngd7u8h7lvzjgi.png

    Now compare Birdo (Super Mario Bros 2) and Yoshi (Super Mario World):
    uxxz1fws65l1.png6cyri3l0i3qs.png

    Huh, I had never considered that the Super Mario World enemies weren't just standard Goombas. Sure, I remember that they flipped over rather than being flattened when you stomped them, but for whatever reason I still just assumed they were the Goombas I had seen in previous games.

    The more you know....

    The Mario you know?

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    OctoberRavenOctoberRaven Plays fighting games for the story Skyeline Hotel Apartment 4ARegistered User regular
    not only that, but the Koopas in Super Mario Land 1 are their own different kind of Koopas, which is why their shells turn into bombs.

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    DjiemDjiem Registered User regular
    edited April 2019
    It's worth noting that SMB takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom while SMW takes place on Dinosaur Island, which might explain why there are Galoombas and not Goombas, since Goombas are essentially Mushroom people who betrayed the kingdom and turned to the dark side.

    And Yoshi comes from Dinosaur Island... But does Birdo? And Plessie? And what about the realistic T-Rex from Fossil Falls?

    The whole Mario universe is fucked up.

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    ShowsniShowsni Registered User regular
    If Birdo is originally from Subcon, perhaps it's just the dream/nightmare version of Yoshi. Someone saw a Yoshi, had a dream about it where they half remembered it and it became Birdo. Then it escaped from the dream world to play tennis and golf with people.

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