I took about two weeks off from posting, which was not voluntary. At first I just didn't have time that day, then it snowballed into a couple, then the no-posting time grew so big I felt like I'd never be able to post so many stories to make up the backlog. Then that became a sort of freedom to simply restart it one day, without having to backtrack on the side quest of completion, to use a relevant metaphor from gaming.
If I HAD been psoting in late October, I'd absolutely have passed on this video to all y'alls. As it is, i'm passing it on a bit stale. But if you haven't seen it, then there's one more Mario fan video out there. In this case "fan" means a bit more than "guy who saved $20 by purchasing his Mario costume in November."
The fan service here is pretty robust. If that's your thing -- and when I started this Mario project lo thee many moons ago, it was -- then this is a critical hit. But I think I've overdosed on ironic "gritty" Mario spoofs. All I see is what might otherwise be an interesting story, and then they pretend their handsome brooding Maroon 5-y in-shape leading man is Mario, and no. Nope. Gimme the chub, gimme the no plot, gimme the total lack of real-world connection.