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Even if this doesn't work out completely, it at least might subconsciously convince Nintendo to keep a closer eye on Kensuke Tanabe and his posse.
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This is a journal version of a Status Update I've posted. The purpose of this journal is to draw in more deviants than Status Updates can. Therefore, if you've already read the SU version, you can just ignore this.

A friend of mine on Deviantart, WarioWules09, is conducting a poll on what factor people feel negatively affects the Super Mario franchise (Mario Kart, Mario Sports, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, etc.) the most these days.
www.strawpoll.me/13618305

He's also doing a poll on which character has the biggest problem with how they're used (not how often they're used).
www.strawpoll.me/13618377

Vote to help WarioWules09 with his research on these matters.
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  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? 

    9 year, approaching 10.

  2. What does your username mean?

    A portmanteau of the original names of my two main characters. That is, prior to changing the name of the project they were in and the characters themselves. I kept the account name the same, to honor the past.

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

    Devoted, planner, gamer.

  4. Are you left or right handed?

    Right-handed.

  5. What was your first deviation?

    Derek and Minya by DerekminyA, eventually remade as Kenta and Sayuri by DerekminyA

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

    Character art, whether original or fan.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    Black-and-white Sin City style art.

  8. What was your first favourite?

    Roger van der weide's Sonic Triple Trouble parody.

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    Fanart, or really well-drawn art.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    I honestly don't know. There are a lot of good ones, though. For those more associated with things outside of the site, there's Archie Comics' Matt Herms.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    I don't really have anyone in mind I haven't met yet who I would.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    Alongside TV and animated film animators, deviantart's Roger van der Weide indirectly inspired part of the impetus of my animation and humor style.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

    Paper, pencil, scanner, PhotoShop, my hands, and my mind.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    Outside the house. I like to be free, rather than feel I'm restricted.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

    Joining the IMP (International Moron Patrol) Club many years ago.

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  • Playing: nothing
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  • Drinking: Coca Cola
RESTORED FROM APRIL 11th, 2015

In light of what happened to the Super Mario 64 stage 1 fan remake, (as Nintendo DMCA'd it- odd behavior considering their usual warm reception towards fans), I've been preparing myself a...backup plan for KaS.

I'm still working on the Nintendo version first and foremost. It's the story I've always wanted to tell, the story I've been working towards for years, and the story that needs to be told.

Nevertheless, it's better to be safe than sorry, especially if Nintendo isn't willing to use the below again...

JULY 6th, 2015 EDIT: As a friendly reminder to the legally nervous, I believe Nintendo have not only been lenient otherwise regarding fanworks, but also used several workarounds to get around the thing most likely forcing them to shut down fanworks they learn about- trademark's "defend or die" clause. Judging from the present day, these workarounds seem legit.
The fact Nintendo negotiated with the Squid Girl author (Masahiro Anbe) after learning of previously unknown activity (Anbe making Squid Girl X Splatoon crossover art), yet still appear to have their Splatoon trademarks should be considered. If this (annoying) trademark clause were truly that strict, the deal shouldn't have been possible at all- or ever.

Then there's the matter of this Kotaku interview: kotaku.com/5585802/nintendo-do…

OCTOBER 14th, 2015 EDIT: The Pokemon Company on the other hand...they might be a problem. I'll just hope for the best.
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This journal will cover the Nintendo franchises I've currently revealed so far and what material has happened in the KaS (Kenta and Sayuri) Nintendo universe. Note this only covers things that happened prior to KaS.

CANON
SUPER MARIO BROS.
Yoshi’s Island SNES
Donkey Kong Arcade
Super Mario Bros. 1
Super Mario Bros. 2
& Super Mario Advance
Donkey Kong Jr.
Super Mario Bros. 3
& Donkey Kong 3
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land
Super Mario Land 2
Super Mario 64
Paper Mario 64
Luigi's Mansion
Super Mario Sunshine
Paper Mario: TTYD
New Super Mario Bros. DS
Super Mario Galaxy 2


ANIMAL CROSSING
Animal Forest
Animal Crossing GCN
Animal Crossing: Wild World


CLASSIC NES
Duck Hunt
Gyromite
Stack-Up
Game & Watch series
Balloon Fight


POKEMON
Pokemon anime seasons 1-12
Pokemon movies 1-12

KIRBY
Kirby's Dream Land & Revenge of the King
Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Revenge of Meta-Knight
Kirby's Dream Land 2
Kirby's Dream Land 3
Milky Way Wishes


METROID
Metroid & Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid Prime Trilogy & Metroid Prime: Hunters
Metroid II: Return of Samus
Super Metroid
Metroid: Other M
(...kind of)
Metroid Fusion


F-ZERO
F-Zero
F-Zero X
F-Zero GX
& F-Zero AX

NON-CANON (though some have references made)
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (Nintendo doesn't own anything originating from the game- Square Enix does. And given Square Enix's cold reception towards fan projects...)
Hotel Mario (as Nintendo doesn't treat the CD-i games as canon, I will respect their public statement on this regard)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (completely exiled from continuity)
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
(while I don't confirm or deny anything, there's a different way I would approach "literal Paper Mario" as a plot device)
Animal Crossing movie (due to the franchise being located on Nariyo Planet and the admitted non-existence of Ai)
Pokemon main series games (for obvious reasons)
Metroid Pinball (as it's just Metroid Prime in pinball form)
F-Zero GP Legend anime and game (as KaS is focusing on the games side of things, and some stuff in the anime contradicts the games)
Super Smash Bros. series (as KaS is more story-based. In fact, I'm partially doing this to make up for SSB4 not having even Adventure Mode.)
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  • Watching: Atop the Fourth Wall
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1. You may notice some of the descriptions and titles for certain deviations and journals will be changed, as well as some deleted and one replaced with a similar work. This is just a temporary measure, and everything will be restored when certain details are taken care of.
2. KaS is officially on hiatus for the time being. I'll update when the hiatus ends.
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  • Watching: the space in front of me
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
"Tellingly, Kersti [from Paper Mario Sticker Star] was so hated, in a Smash Bros. 3DS update, the developers went out of their way to remove her trophy, a fate no other trophy in Smash Bros has undergone post-release."

A dude can dream.
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  • Reading: this website
  • Watching: myself type text on the computer
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • Eating: Jolly Rancher suckers
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
For those who believe in "If I want a good story, I'll read a book..."

1. Video games are just as able to tell a good story as any other medium, given that video games are a medium in and in themselves.

2. Conversely, any medium, not just video games, is able to tell a bad story, so to dismiss one medium in its story-telling ability is...well, dismissive.

3. All mediums can and do get better at story-telling as the years pass, including video games.

That is all.
  • Listening to: Irate Eight (Lockjaw's Saga remix)
  • Reading: GameFAQs
  • Watching: myself type text on the computer
  • Playing: Wario Land 3 on Nintendo 3DS
  • Eating: the air
  • Drinking: chocolate milkshake

Two Shinies in 2 weeks! What are the chances of that happening?!

Anyway, we gather here today to commemorate a Shiny Pokemon found on Route 20, its glisten giving it away among its brethren.

Ladies and Gentlemen... there's a Shiny Foongus among us.

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  • Reading: the text on the computer
  • Watching: myself type text on the computer
  • Playing: on the computer
  • Eating: Pocky biscuit sticks
  • Drinking: nothing really

So I trade friend codes with someone and end up getting a Fire Safari. I become intrigued.

I then fly to the Friend Safari and choose Fire.

Guess what I encounter first? Just guess.

 

 

 

 

...a Braixen. A shiny Braixen. I caught it.

(Oh, and I also caught a Magmar, one of my other favorite Fire-type Pokémon).

That experience made my day.

I'll get pics of the Pokémon up to show that it happened, later.

I just finished playing through the main campaign of Pokémon Y version. Despite lacking in some areas (difficulty, story), it's great in other areas (the hugest regionalDex of any Pokémon game [450], replay value, the sheer size of Kalos). Had I not had one already, would I have bought a 3DS just for this game?

...Yes. Yes I would. It's that good.

But onto the main point of this journal- throughout the game, I kept check on my progress throughout, badge-for-badge. Mostly for bragging rights, admittingly, since I'm a humongous brag, but whatever.

BADGE #---HOURS:MINUTES---POKEMON SEEN(POKEMON CAUGHT)

-Extra notes about checkpoint length.

 

BADGE 1---3:24---32(18)

BADGE 2---12:45---104(63)

Super Training. That's all you need to know about regarding the huge gap. That and the number of areas between the first 2 badge.

BADGE 3---16:03---145(84)

BADGE 4---17:35---169(91)

BADGE 5---19:29---186(93)

BADGE 6---20:57---207(101)

BADGE 7---27:50---261(130)

More Super Training, I think.

EVIL TEAM---29:18---269(131)

BADGE 8---32:20---296(145)

BREEDFEST---35:36---316(173)

For this part of the game, after I found Ditto (late into the story) and traded it for another (so it would breed faster), I bred every Pokémon whose earlier evolutions aren't found in the wild- some former common Pokémon among them. Also, I didn't want to beat the game too quickly, and this was the first time since Gold & Silver where Ditto could be caught and breed with others prior to the Champion battle.

CATCHFEST---43:04---327(219)

I went across the region again, looking for Pokémon I missed. Also, there was more Super Training. Furthermore, I used Pokémon-Amie and played its minigames (which were surprisingly decent) to evolve Eevee into Sylveon (2 Amie Hearts/5 required, btw). On top of that, I used GTS and Wonder Trade for others.

COMPETITIVE TEAM PT 1.---53:16---362(232)

For this part, I Super Trained two of my competitive Pokémon, then hit the Battle Chateau for EXP. The money earned from defeating trainers there is enough to circumvent the high cost of Writs. Also, I went down the routes before Victory Road to pass the time.

ELITE FOUR & CHAMPION---55:18---377(234)

I decided to stop procrastinating and actually went to defeat the Elite Four and their Champion once and for all- and to make things more difficult for myself, I set the Champion battle to Set.

 

Oh, and here was my team when I beat the game.

 

Toadovsky the Frogadier (LV76)

Pidge the Pidgeot (LV75)

Kimba the Lilteo (LV76)

Orisaur the Venusaur (LV75)

Divabee the Vespiquen (LV75)

Littlefoot the Aurorus (LV76)

 

...yeah, I decided to do something different and not evolve some of my Pokemon, just to make things interesting.

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  • Reading: Serebii
  • Watching: Youtube
  • Playing: around with some ideas
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola

Comment and I'll...

1. Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page for 13 seconds.
2. Tell you what color you remind me of.
3. Tell you an Element I think you belong to. (Ex: water, earth, fire, air, etc.)
4. Tell you what random character you remind me of.
5. Ask you a question, you must answer.
6. Tell you something I like about you.
7. Tell you what the object to my left is.
8. Tell you what food/flavor/smell you remind me of.
9. Dare you to put this into your journal.

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  • Reading: this journal
  • Watching: hookey
  • Playing: around with some ideas
  • Eating: dinner...but no Dodongos
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
College is finally over and out! Now comes the greatest challenge- the rest of my life.

While I figure out just what the heck I'm going to do, I'll be submitting a new drawing to Deviantart once a week (for more quality control, as well as practice). Here's the plan for the next 5 weeks:

April 28th-May 4th: Taika model sheet
May 5th- May 11th: Eric model sheet
May 12th-May 18th: Drake model sheet
May 19th- May 25th: Zack model sheet
May 26th-June 1st: Grand Piccolo model sheet

If things go well, I'll continue with the weekly plan. If something comes up, or my plans compromise the quality of the drawings, I'll address it in another journal.
  • Listening to: music
  • Reading: my homework
  • Watching: Futurama
  • Playing: around with some ideas
  • Eating: nachos
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
I'm afraid I've exhausted almost all of my non-spoiler deviations related to Kenta & Sayuri (there's only 3-4 left! OMG!). In addition, I need to get refocused on college, since I severely underestimated the difficulty in doing college homework. There's a highly probable chance I will not be submitting any more deviations until semester 1 is over. I may return earlier, but Christmas vacation (not the Chevy Chase movie! The concept!) will see at least one deviation submitted.

Sorry.

I'm not LEAVING Deviantart, keep in mind. I just have other stuff to do in life.
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  • Reading: This journal
  • Watching: the space around me
  • Playing: around with some ideas
  • Drinking: Coca-Cola
Summer vacation is unfortunately over. School is on again.

Regarding my plans for the KaS drawings, they will be submitted far less often.

How less often? Oh, somewhere in the neighborhood of 7-14 days per one drawing.
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  • Reading: This journal
  • Watching: the space around me
  • Playing: around with some ideas
I regret to announce that the ROB picture will be my last picture for a bit. I will be taking the rest of this summer vacation to enjoy what I have left. When school starts again, I will type up another journal announcing how often from that new point I will be submitting pictures.

I thank those who have viewed, favorited and commented on my drawings for doing so. I hope everyone has a nice last 9-11 days of summer vacation! :D
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  • Reading: This journal
  • Watching: the space around me
  • Playing: everyone like a fiddle
  • Eating: Crackers
  • Drinking: Tim Hortons Pink Lemonade
I updated my icon, after several years of not doing so. And it looks like an updated version of the original icon. So yeah.

I also wonder if I should submit a new piece of art every 3 or 4 days, or a different number would be applicable, given my incredibly lazy nature.
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: My journal
  • Watching: Empty Space
  • Eating: All of Seltzerberg's movies
After taking a look at Bomberman Blast for Wiiware and learning that a longer version would be made for the Wii, something blasted into my brain, like a cannon fired by George Bush, and it is  as follows...

Since Wiiware is able to do current-gen 3D graphics, and since Bomberman Blast has two versions on the same system, shouldn't the Wii be able to do demos of disc Wii games from Wiiware?

I mean, think about it. A company could use up it's "one Wiiware game a month" agreement to release a level or two of an upcoming disc Wii game on Wiiware.

For example, let's pretend that Ubisoft made a demo for Raving Rabbids TV Party on Wiiware. It might have three minigames on it with 4-player support, take up 360 blocks of memory (damn you, half-gig!), and record basic after stats, along with a disclaimer saying "Buy the full game with 65 minigames, coming November 21st!" after every minigame. The memory amount is troubling, but come spring, we will see improved storage, assuming that you can play games direct off the SD card...
NINTENDO!

(MARCH 25th, 2009: Yes, we CAN play directly off the SD card! *squeals like a girl*)

Anyway, another example; this time, it will be a Nintendo game; maybe a Punch-Out demo, where you do the first two fights, and after defeating both opponents, a sales dislaimer appears at the end as well, and it could be 300 blocks! After all, if NINTENDO were to do a demo on Wiiware, it might encourage others to do the same. (And maybe some quality control on NINTENDO'S part would help, given the laziness of a few Wii developers...)

One final example...what about the Conduit? Maybe it could go like this: you play through the first level and beat its boss, and surprise! The sales disclaimer is back! And maybe at 400 blocks, due to the complex special effects!

Of course, they should all be free demos (ie 0000 Wii Points) so we can decide whether to by the full game or not! And if the demos are not on Wiiware, maybe a demo section of the Wii Shop Channel could be made!
  • Listening to: Music
  • Reading: My journal
  • Watching: Empty Space
  • Eating: All of Seltzerberg's movies
As everyone knows, the Wii doesn't have a lot of memory, and I, for one, am getting sick of the wait.

So NINTENDO! I say this to YOU! If you do not announce (NOT release, ANNOUNCE!) the true solution for the storage problem by December 5th, 2008, my Christmas list will heavily support one of your competitors!

In addition, the solution must be at least 20 gigabytes, although I might let an 10 gig harddrive pass as well.

And PLEASE Nintendo, PLEASE! Despite your claim of the solution to be "better than what we have now", we JUST. WANT. A HARDDRIVE! Nothing wacky!

PS: While you're at it, could you patch Pokemon Ranch so then any player can take any Pokemon from the ranch, including those that aren't theirs? It's a digital download after all, so it could easily be patched!! :)
  • Eating: Chef Boyarde Spaghetti and Spaceballlllllls!
Or Pokemon Battle revolution, as it's known. (I have it).

My character's name: Derekminy
My character type: Boy A
My team:
TORTERRA
STARRAPTOR
LUXRAY
GOLDUCK
LUCARIO
HEATRAN

If you think you have fought these six before, if you think you can't beat them, if you're actually reading this, and if you think that someone should go "Wazzuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!?" to George Bush (Jr. or Sr. [what's the fargin' difference?] then maybe you can call..the A-Team.