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Thursday, July 30th, 2009
12:25 pm
[spankyfrankiwiz]
I like to write...
The Bar, The Job, And The New Oppurtunity

"Like the moon over
The day, My genius and brawn
Are lost on these fools"

After several months of recovery, Mario was released from the hospital. The day he was released it was bitter cold. Luigi had been a model brother to Mario while he ws laid up. He made sure his brother was well taken care of. He even signed his own name on the fake check he gave to the doctor. The new apartment wasn't too far from the hospital so they decided to walk. On the way they passed the old construction site where Mario's accident happened. Because of the setback they were only now getting back to laying down the wood flooring. "Hold on Luigi, I want to go see the boss," said Mario. "Ok Mario." Walking onto the site made Mario feel good. Some of his old co-workers were there and saw him. "Hey Mario, how you doin'?" "Mario you lookin' good buddy." "Hey everybody it's Jumpman back from the hospital." Mario just waved and made straight for the boss' makeshift office. Walking into the office the first person he saw was Pauline. She looked at Mario with the first surprised look she had ever given him. "Hello Mario, How you feeling?" Mario ignored her and started looking around the office for the boss. After making a clean sweep he went to Pauline. "Where's the foreman?" "He's home with pnemonia. He's asked me to look over things while he's recovering." "I see," replied Mario. He looked over her and noticed her very nervous. "What's wrong?" asked Mario. "Mario, I heard Luigi told you about the affair. Oh Mario," she started crying. "I'm so so--" "I don't care about that anymore. You can live with your shame. I'm only here to ask for my job back." Pauline composed herself and put on the best face she could muster. "Well Mario, you've been gone a long time. The gorilla did a lot of damage to the building and we basically had to build everything from scratch. When news got around we had every construction work in the Tri-State looking for a job. Well to make a long story short, you've been replaced. I'm sorry Mario, you've been gone a long time." Mario felt like he had been kicked in the shin over and over. "What about my years of service to your father? Doesn't that mean anything?" "Well actually, he was very animate about making sure you didn't work here anymore. He said became too much of a distraction to the other workers. I'm sorry Mario but there really isn't any place for you here anymore." Mario looked down and noticed his fist was clenched. He was not a man who was easy to get angry. Pauline had managed to do it in less than ten minutes. Mario took a minute and thought his next sentence very carefully and finally looked coldly at Pauline and said," Well I guess there's nothing left to say but Fuck you animal fucker!"
Luigi was finishing off his cigarette as Mario came walking out of the office. "So how'd it go?" inquired Luigi. "Look for yourself" Luigi looked inside to see Pauline in hysterics. "I guess you don't have a job." "But I do almost have my dignity, my brother" Luigi didn't quite know what he meant but he brushed it off. After saying goodbye to his old friends the two brothers made there way to Dean Street. Upon entering the street Mario laid his eyes on his new home. To his surprise it wasn't that bad. It was a reddish three story building. "Shall we?" asked Luigi. With a nod they made their way to the apartment. When they got inside Mario was blown away. It was a beautful apartment (or at least much better than what they were usually used to). "Wow Pauline really set us up good." "Yeah too bad we owe three months back rent on it, " said a sheepish Luigi. "What do you spend our money on?" "Video Games." Luigi carried Mario's things into his room. When he came back he didn't see Mario. "Mario?" WHAM! Mario Punched his brother dead in the face. "Now I have my dignity."
After tending to Luigi's black eye and apologizing, the two broken brother's decided to head down stairs and check out the bar. Freddy's was dark and dank, but it had heat and alchohol. The bartender was an ld man who looked to be about three days away from death. He did however boast to make a killer drink, so that was enough for the brother's. After hanging their coats they sat down at the bar. The bartender made his way over to them very slowly. "Well gentlemen what'll it be?" he asked. "One Bourbon, one scotch, and one beer," replied Luigi. Mario looked at his brother and said, "God you're gay. I'll have a Maker's Mark." " Good stuff gentlemen, say what happened to your eye sonny?" "I was just paying off an old debt," was Luigi's reply. The bartender got their drinks and the night began. "Well it's good to see you out and about again, Mario." "It's good to be out. So I guess I'll have to find another job tomorrow." "You mind if I point something out to you?" "What's that?" "Do you realize that you have never been able to keep a job for more than 6 months?" "That's bull. That last job I was there for awhile." "6 months. You've gone through more jobs than I can count. Here I'll run the list: You've been a carpenter, part of a wrecking crew, a race car driver, a boxing referee, a med student, a amatuer golfer, tennis, soccer, and baseball player. You've also worked at a cement factory, at one of those kid's party places, and you've even been a teacher for awhile. All those jobs and you could keep one. I'll also say most of those jobs you quit or sabotaged yourself. " Mario tossed down his drink and asked for another.
"Luigi, have you ever had a feeling that you don't belong?" asked Mario. "What do you mean?" "I mean yea I've done all those things, but I've never felt like this is what I was meant to do. I mean they were good jobs and they paid bills but ultimately I was always unhappy at where I was and what I was doing. Just going nowhere." "Man, that's deep," said Luigi as he sipped his shot of bourbon. "I don't know. Even this whole world just doesn't seem good enough for me. Nothing but people who'll screw you over for a little money. There's hardly any chance to get ahead. We're supposed to be in a free society, but it's still a caste system. Maybe we should just leave Brooklyn." Luigi looked at his brother surprised. "What are you talkin' about? Brooklyn is great. New York is great. I'd hate to tell you this bro, but this is as good as it gets. I mean yea we are workin crummy jobs for crummy people. But we'll get along alright. Let me show you something that I've been workin' on." Luigi reached in his pocket and pulled out some poorly drawn plans. "Take a look at our future, Mario."
On the sheet was a picture of a wind-up toy bomb. It had two white eyes and a small fuse comming out the top. "What have you been smokin'?" asked Mario. "This is gonna make us rich beyond our imaginations. The government is always looking for new weapons right? Well I figure I'll get on the ball and come up with a new type of bomb. My theory, small in size, really big explosion." "You're an insane pyro and you always have been." "Oh I'm sorry was I the one who got an Arson conviction when he was 18?" Mario took a long sip of his whiskey. He had almost forgotten about that poor building he set ablaze one day. "Fine fine, explain your product." "Okay so here's how it works. You load the little thing with a ton of explosive stuff. Close it up and set it to go. The second it touches something, KABOOM! Say goodbye to target. I already have a prototype." Luigi pulled out of his pocket a small black toy bomb with two white eyes. "That is the dtumbest thing I have ever seen," remarked Mario. "Wanna try it out?" asked Luigi. "Sure why not, lets go outside."
When they got outside thet looked for a suitable target. Across the street they saw a trash can in between two cars. Mario honestly didn't think too much about it because of the drink, but somewhere in his sub-conscience there was a little ma screaming "You Dolt! He's a psychopathic pyro who'll blow you all to Kingdom come!" But this thought never eached Mario and instead he egged his brother on. "Alright let's see this brilliant invention, Professor." Luigi wound up the toy bomb and placed it on the ground. Slowly it walked to the trash can. When the bomb had reached halfway the fuse on top of the bomb lit in a fantastic sparkle. Fantastic anyway to the two drunken brothers. As the toy got closer and closer Mario's drunkenness turned into a very sobering feeling of alarm. Luigi on the other hand was actually leaning forward to get a better look at the explosion. In the last minute Mario instinctively grabd his brother and threw him to the ground and covered his head.
BOOM! Luigi had not been fooling. The explosion not only took out the trash can, but also took out the two parked cars. If anyone in a three block radius was trying to sleep, they were awoken very rudely by thid explosion. Homeless people immediately came out and warmed themselves. They figured they might as well make use of the free fire. All the neighbors came out to see what could have possibly made this ridiculous explosion. However the two culprits of this explosion were deep into a fresh bottle of whiskey at the bar. They would not be able to show their faces for the next couple of hours while the cops sorted out the mess. It wouldn't matter as they would be completely drunk by the time the cops msde their way into the bar to ask questions. In a very low voice Mario scolded his brother. "Seriously you have a problem. I know I have an arson conviction but goddamn you could have killed someone with that bob-omb..." "Wait what did you call it?" asked a very proud Luigi. "A bomb?" "No no. You said it weird. It sounded like you stuttered a bit." "I think I said Bob-omb," said Mario completely forgetting his anger. "I love it that's what we'll call it. But that's my experiment. A small but very effective bomb." Mario just muttered under his breath, "He's a freakin lunatic."
After several more rounds (and dodging a few questions by passing cops) they turned there conversation back to Mario's career. " Well brother, do you have any idea what you're gonna do with your life now?" asked Luigi. "I don't know. Everything is so messed up right now. I have no job, no girlfriend. I really have nothing to look forward to. Maybe I'll just got out to vegas and find some circus to join. It seems the only thing im good for is acrobatics." "You do realize they have circuses in New York as well." "Fuck New York. I'm done with it. It's too crowded, too expensive, and there's litte chance anymore to get ahead. Homeless people have it better than I do." "Mario, you're being way too dramatic. But I can see how you feel. Listen I have a proposition for you." Mario finished off his drink and gave his attention to his brother. "Okay, I'll bite. What's your proposition?" "Tomorrow, I don;t know if I told you this or not, I start a new job. I got a contract to fix the plumbing system in this city. My aprentice just left me and I need an extra hand. Come work with me on this job and we'll scrape together enough money and then we''ll jump town and head out west. We'll leave this city. Just the two of us." Mario thought about it for a minute looked at his brother and said, "Okay Luigi, I'll do it." When they looked out the window, they saw the cops were still interviewing people out front. They called over the old bartender and asked if there was a back way out of the bar. "Sure boys right behind the bar," the old man said. "Thank you. Hey I'm Mario and this is my brother Luigi. What's you name?" "Elvin...Elvin Gadd. I used to be a professor at NYU. Take it easy fellas." The brothers went out back to the alley and silently began to jump up the wall and made their way to their apartment window. Mario slowly crept into a silent sleep not necessarily knowing what the future held, but he felt something he hadn't in a long time...hopeful.

Current Mood: creative
12:17 pm
[spankyfrankiwiz]
I like to write...
Here's chapter 2!!

The Bar, The Job, And The New Oppurtunity

"Like the moon over
The day, My genius and brawn
Are lost on these fools"

After several months of recovery, Mario was released from the hospital. The day he was released it was bitter cold. Luigi had been a model brother to Mario while he ws laid up. He made sure his brother was well taken care of. He even signed his own name on the fake check he gave to the doctor. The new apartment wasn't too far from the hospital so they decided to walk. On the way they passed the old construction site where Mario's accident happened. Because of the setback they were only now getting back to laying down the wood flooring. "Hold on Luigi, I want to go see the boss," said Mario. "Ok Mario." Walking onto the site made Mario feel good. Some of his old co-workers were there and saw him. "Hey Mario, how you doin'?" "Mario you lookin' good buddy." "Hey everybody it's Jumpman back from the hospital." Mario just waved and made straight for the boss' makeshift office. Walking into the office the first person he saw was Pauline. She looked at Mario with the first surprised look she had ever given him. "Hello Mario, How you feeling?" Mario ignored her and started looking around the office for the boss. After making a clean sweep he went to Pauline. "Where's the foreman?" "He's home with pnemonia. He's asked me to look over things while he's recovering." "I see," replied Mario. He looked over her and noticed her very nervous. "What's wrong?" asked Mario. "Mario, I heard Luigi told you about the affair. Oh Mario," she started crying. "I'm so so--" "I don't care about that anymore. You can live with your shame. I'm only here to ask for my job back." Pauline composed herself and put on the best face she could muster. "Well Mario, you've been gone a long time. The gorilla did a lot of damage to the building and we basically had to build everything from scratch. When news got around we had every construction work in the Tri-State looking for a job. Well to make a long story short, you've been replaced. I'm sorry Mario, you've been gone a long time." Mario felt like he had been kicked in the shin over and over. "What about my years of service to your father? Doesn't that mean anything?" "Well actually, he was very animate about making sure you didn't work here anymore. He said became too much of a distraction to the other workers. I'm sorry Mario but there really isn't any place for you here anymore." Mario looked down and noticed his fist was clenched. He was not a man who was easy to get angry. Pauline had managed to do it in less than ten minutes. Mario took a minute and thought his next sentence very carefully and finally looked coldly at Pauline and said," Well I guess there's nothing left to say but Fuck you animal fucker!"
Luigi was finishing off his cigarette as Mario came walking out of the office. "So how'd it go?" inquired Luigi. "Look for yourself" Luigi looked inside to see Pauline in hysterics. "I guess you don't have a job." "But I do almost have my dignity, my brother" Luigi didn't quite know what he meant but he brushed it off. After saying goodbye to his old friends the two brothers made there way to Dean Street. Upon entering the street Mario laid his eyes on his new home. To his surprise it wasn't that bad. It was a reddish three story building. "Shall we?" asked Luigi. With a nod they made their way to the apartment. When they got inside Mario was blown away. It was a beautful apartment (or at least much better than what they were usually used to). "Wow Pauline really set us up good." "Yeah too bad we owe three months back rent on it, " said a sheepish Luigi. "What do you spend our money on?" "Video Games." Luigi carried Mario's things into his room. When he came back he didn't see Mario. "Mario?" WHAM! Mario Punched his brother dead in the face. "Now I have my dignity."
After tending to Luigi's black eye and apologizing, the two broken brother's decided to head down stairs and check out the bar. Freddy's was dark and dank, but it had heat and alchohol. The bartender was an ld man who looked to be about three days away from death. He did however boast to make a killer drink, so that was enough for the brother's. After hanging their coats they sat down at the bar. The bartender made his way over to them very slowly. "Well gentlemen what'll it be?" he asked. "One Bourbon, one scotch, and one beer," replied Luigi. Mario looked at his brother and said, "God you're gay. I'll have a Maker's Mark." " Good stuff gentlemen, say what happened to your eye sonny?" "I was just paying off an old debt," was Luigi's reply. The bartender got their drinks and the night began. "Well it's good to see you out and about again, Mario." "It's good to be out. So I guess I'll have to find another job tomorrow." "You mind if I point something out to you?" "What's that?" "Do you realize that you have never been able to keep a job for more than 6 months?" "That's bull. That last job I was there for awhile." "6 months. You've gone through more jobs than I can count. Here I'll run the list: You've been a carpenter, part of a wrecking crew, a race car driver, a boxing referee, a med student, a amatuer golfer, tennis, soccer, and baseball player. You've also worked at a cement factory, at one of those kid's party places, and you've even been a teacher for awhile. All those jobs and you could keep one. I'll also say most of those jobs you quit or sabotaged yourself. " Mario tossed down his drink and asked for another.
"Luigi, have you ever had a feeling that you don't belong?" asked Mario. "What do you mean?" "I mean yea I've done all those things, but I've never felt like this is what I was meant to do. I mean they were good jobs and they paid bills but ultimately I was always unhappy at where I was and what I was doing. Just going nowhere." "Man, that's deep," said Luigi as he sipped his shot of bourbon. "I don't know. Even this whole world just doesn't seem good enough for me. Nothing but people who'll screw you over for a little money. There's hardly any chance to get ahead. We're supposed to be in a free society, but it's still a caste system. Maybe we should just leave Brooklyn." Luigi looked at his brother surprised. "What are you talkin' about? Brooklyn is great. New York is great. I'd hate to tell you this bro, but this is as good as it gets. I mean yea we are workin crummy jobs for crummy people. But we'll get along alright. Let me show you something that I've been workin' on." Luigi reached in his pocket and pulled out some poorly drawn plans. "Take a look at our future, Mario."
On the sheet was a picture of a wind-up toy bomb. It had two white eyes and a small fuse comming out the top. "What have you been smokin'?" asked Mario. "This is gonna make us rich beyond our imaginations. The government is always looking for new weapons right? Well I figure I'll get on the ball and come up with a new type of bomb. My theory, small in size, really big explosion." "You're an insane pyro and you always have been." "Oh I'm sorry was I the one who got an Arson conviction when he was 18?" Mario took a long sip of his whiskey. He had almost forgotten about that poor building he set ablaze one day. "Fine fine, explain your product." "Okay so here's how it works. You load the little thing with a ton of explosive stuff. Close it up and set it to go. The second it touches something, KABOOM! Say goodbye to target. I already have a prototype." Luigi pulled out of his pocket a small black toy bomb with two white eyes. "That is the dtumbest thing I have ever seen," remarked Mario. "Wanna try it out?" asked Luigi. "Sure why not, lets go outside."
When they got outside thet looked for a suitable target. Across the street they saw a trash can in between two cars. Mario honestly didn't think too much about it because of the drink, but somewhere in his sub-conscience there was a little ma screaming "You Dolt! He's a psychopathic pyro who'll blow you all to Kingdom come!" But this thought never eached Mario and instead he egged his brother on. "Alright let's see this brilliant invention, Professor." Luigi wound up the toy bomb and placed it on the ground. Slowly it walked to the trash can. When the bomb had reached halfway the fuse on top of the bomb lit in a fantastic sparkle. Fantastic anyway to the two drunken brothers. As the toy got closer and closer Mario's drunkenness turned into a very sobering feeling of alarm. Luigi on the other hand was actually leaning forward to get a better look at the explosion. In the last minute Mario instinctively grabd his brother and threw him to the ground and covered his head.
BOOM! Luigi had not been fooling. The explosion not only took out the trash can, but also took out the two parked cars. If anyone in a three block radius was trying to sleep, they were awoken very rudely by thid explosion. Homeless people immediately came out and warmed themselves. They figured they might as well make use of the free fire. All the neighbors came out to see what could have possibly made this ridiculous explosion. However the two culprits of this explosion were deep into a fresh bottle of whiskey at the bar. They would not be able to show their faces for the next couple of hours while the cops sorted out the mess. It wouldn't matter as they would be completely drunk by the time the cops msde their way into the bar to ask questions. In a very low voice Mario scolded his brother. "Seriously you have a problem. I know I have an arson conviction but goddamn you could have killed someone with that bob-omb..." "Wait what did you call it?" asked a very proud Luigi. "A bomb?" "No no. You said it weird. It sounded like you stuttered a bit." "I think I said Bob-omb," said Mario completely forgetting his anger. "I love it that's what we'll call it. But that's my experiment. A small but very effective bomb." Mario just muttered under his breath, "He's a freakin lunatic."
After several more rounds (and dodging a few questions by passing cops) they turned there conversation back to Mario's career. " Well brother, do you have any idea what you're gonna do with your life now?" asked Luigi. "I don't know. Everything is so messed up right now. I have no job, no girlfriend. I really have nothing to look forward to. Maybe I'll just got out to vegas and find some circus to join. It seems the only thing im good for is acrobatics." "You do realize they have circuses in New York as well." "Fuck New York. I'm done with it. It's too crowded, too expensive, and there's litte chance anymore to get ahead. Homeless people have it better than I do." "Mario, you're being way too dramatic. But I can see how you feel. Listen I have a proposition for you." Mario finished off his drink and gave his attention to his brother. "Okay, I'll bite. What's your proposition?" "Tomorrow, I don;t know if I told you this or not, I start a new job. I got a contract to fix the plumbing system in this city. My aprentice just left me and I need an extra hand. Come work with me on this job and we'll scrape together enough money and then we''ll jump town and head out west. We'll leave this city. Just the two of us." Mario thought about it for a minute looked at his brother and said, "Okay Luigi, I'll do it." When they looked out the window, they saw the cops were still interviewing people out front. They called over the old bartender and asked if there was a back way out of the bar. "Sure boys right behind the bar," the old man said. "Thank you. Hey I'm Mario and this is my brother Luigi. What's you name?" "Elvin...Elvin Gadd. I used to be a professor at NYU. Take it easy fellas." The brothers went out back to the alley and silently began to jump up the wall and made their way to their apartment window. Mario slowly crept into a silent sleep not necessarily knowing what the future held, but he felt something he hadn't in a long time...hopeful.

Current Mood: creative
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
10:06 am
[spankyfrankiwiz]
What can Dialysis generate?
A fanfic of the Mario Universe!!! Here's the first installment:

The Rise & Fall Of Jumpman

"He's a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody"

The sun crept over the window pane and slowly the rays made their way over to Mario's face. It was that hazy sun that only can be seen from Brooklyn (Maybe New Jersey too.) . "Good Morning Brooklyn! Your listening to your #1 radio station, 88.1 WBRK. It's 6 O'clock and it is a blazing 80 degrees outside to-". Click! Mario hated that radio station but the DJ was annoying enough to wake him up in the morning. With a slight grumble he rolled out of bed and into the his work clothes. He had another day of monotonous work ahead of him. Mario hated his job. As a matter of fact Mario hated many things about his life. He couldn't stand his job, he couldn't stand his girlfriend, and he hated Brooklyn. He was however content for the moment to take what he could until some better oppurtunity would fall into his hands.
Presently Mario heard a voice screaming outside of his apartment for his twin brother Luigi who was at the moment barracading the front door to the apartment. "What the hell did you do now?" asked Mario. Luigi, while being for the most part a brilliant kind-hearted person, was a terrible coward. "Umm...W-W-ario's outs-s-side," whimpered Luigi. "You forgot to pay the rent again didn't you?" Luigi with the last wits about him looked up at Mario and said, "You know what to do." Mario without second thought grabbed his work bag and made a dash for the nearest window. Following close behind him was Luigi and then bursting through the front door with a brutal shove was their landlord, Wario. "Youse sons of a bitches! Youse a get out of here and never come back!" Mario and Luigi were already on the ground and down the block while Wario was dismembering what little furniture the two brothers had collected over the years.
"See ya later brother!" and Luigi passed out of sight. Mario made his way to the construction site. He was at this particular time a poor carpenter. He had spent a good portion of his life in or around construction sites. Eventually one of the foremen got tired of seeing him around and decided that if he was going to be hanging around he might as well work. While being on these sites he developed one of his best skills, his jumping ability. From beam to beam he would leap and not think twice about it. While the other workers would have to take lifts to get up high, Mario could simply scale a wall with ease. This was also a great skill to have when evading a psycopathic landlord.
Today would be a boring day because he would be working on the bottom floor and there would be no chance to try and please Pauline. She was the daughter of his foremen. She was also Mario's current girlfriend and a pain to deal with. However Mario did have some feelings for her and these feelings would more or less make him try and impress her everytime she came around. Pauline, though, never was impressed. She liked Luigi alot better. He was a plumber who owned his business and made much more money then Mario. Even though Luigi was more successful than Mario, he was always over-shadowed by him. This made Luigi slightly jealous of his brother, however he was more inclined to look up to him.
The sun was now up and running, and it was making the walk miserable. Sweat was pouring down Mario's back. One of the unfortunate side effects of being Italian is the beads of sweat at the slightest hint of heat. As Mario rounded the corner he saw the skyscraper. This particular project he had been working on was special for him. It was a brand new building that was supposed to rival the Empire State Building and give Brooklyn a new tourist spot. The people all have seen the bridge too much and were getting tired of it. Due to it's large size Mario was able to get a lot of practice with his jumping ability. So much so that he had acquired a nickname, Jumpman. "Hey Jumpman! How you doin' eh?" "You gonna reach that peak today Jumpman?" "Hey asshole get to work!" That last one was the foreman. Mario wanted nothing more than to just tell him off. "I need the money. I need the money," was Mario's mantra every day of the week. Today he added a new line to it. "I need to find a new place."
Mario walked in the basement where you could smell the freshly dried cement. He would be covering all this cement with new wood flooring for a little dance club which was to be the basement of this massive building. While it was slightly cooler being surrounded by cement there was no ceiling yet and the sun, which had now crept towards 90 degrees, was beating down on the area where he would be working. "Hey look at what brought today," said a co-worker. It was a transister radio. "Oh no please anything but.." "Hey oh you're listening to 88.1 WBRK Brooklyn's #1 radio station, hope you're enjoying this blazing hot day, here's a little something special for all the people out there...." The song that played made Mario want to vomit. It was "Summer in the City" by The Lovin' Spoonful. Mario's mantra now was, "Today is gonna suck."
At noon a small whistle went off to signal lunch. Mario had a humble meal of Fruit and water. Money was pretty tight these days. After quickly finishing his meal he noticed that Pauline was walking by. With a mad dash Mario made his way up to the ground level and started scaling the beams. And when he was high enough he made a enormus leap over the fence and onto the sidewalk, right in front a Pauline's path. With a dis-interested look she said,"Oh, Hi Mario." "What you doin' over here?" "I came to see Daddy, he's been having trouble with his records. So I'm comming to straighten them out." "Is it really that bad?" "His bosses are starting to get concerned. How's Luigi doing?" "He forgot to pay the rent again. But I'm sure he's doin fine in the whatever fetal position he has chosen for himself." "Oh be nice Mario, you know he has some issues." "Issues! That guy is afraid of his own shadow." "Well you would be too if you had the brains and brawn like him." Mario gave a look that would pierce a whale's stomach. "What's that supposed to mean?" "Oh nothing, nothing. You're always so supicious, come walk with me. Did you have lunch?" "Yes maam." "But I mean a real lunch. Not that old fruit and stagnant water. Come on I'll treat you today"
They walked around the corner to a small pizzeria. Pauline may not have been the bst girlfriend but she was always good for a free meal. Mario had a small bowl of linguini and Pauline had a ceasar salad. While eating Mario noticed the TV that was on. Milan was losing right now to Napoli 3-0. "Those soccer players stink," thought Mario. He looked around and saw the Owner loving every minute of the game. Apparently he was from Napoli. "Hey buddy could you put on the news," asked Mario. The owner with the satisfaction that his team had basically won, turned the channel. The channel was running the usual stories; War, Greed, Politics. Then they ran some breaking news. Apparently a 800 pound gorilla, who was being transported to the Bronx zoo from a Japanese zoo broke free from his handlers as soon as his boat arrived. He had a red tie around his neck and was last seen heading towards Brooklyn. "I can't believe people treat animals like that," whined Pauline. "Like what?" replied Mario. "Like they don't mean anything. Like they are worthless." "Well we do things like keep animals in zoos so we can observe and study them. We take care of them and feed them. What more could you ask?" "But wouldn't they have a better chance in their natural habitat?" "Of course. But then we wouldn't be able to study and enjoy them. You know these gorillas could give us clues as to where we come from." "Well I think all living creatures should be set free and treated with respect. We hurt way to many creatures. That's why I'm a vegeterian." "You're a vegetarian because you don't like hurting defenseless creatures?" "Absolutely." "You do realize that the salad you are eating is a living creature, right?" Pauline looked up in mid chew with a puzzled look on her face. "No it isn't." "Plants are living creatures just the same as animals are." "You're full of it" "Think about it, they grow up, they get old and withered and eventually die. Same thing as any animal." Pauline stopped for a second and with a look of confidence said," Yea, but plants aren't cute." At that moment the whistle blew. "Well I gotta get back to work," said Mario as he rushed out of the Pizzeria."Now I know why flowers never impress her," thought Mario. When he had left, the owner turned back to the game. Napoli was now losing 4-3.
With a bound he leaped the fence and was back to work in no time. He looked around and he saw something that gave him cause for alarm. The construction site was all but destroyed. All the flooring he had been working on all morning was ruined with giant footprints thatwent right through them. Some of the beams were all contorted and bent. The structure of the building had basically altered to a terrible mishapen mess. "Where the hell have you been?!" cried the foreman. "Lunch sir," replied a stunned Mario. "Well ain't thar fantastic. While you were off on your luncheon appointment, we've been doin damage control with a dumb gorilla." "Hey I heard about that on the news." "Well La-Di-Freakin-Da. Do me a favor and cut the talkin' and go and find the sonofabitch." "You lost a 800 pound gorilla?" "He's a fast animal, and apparently a master at hide and seek. Go find him."
Mario now had a job he mildly enjoyed. Anything was better than laying floor down, which he would have to re-do now because of this dumb gorilla. While he was searching some of the trash bins Pauline came back from the Pizzeria. "That owner guy got really mad after you left," said Pauline. Mario nodded but really wasn't paying too much attention to her. However she would not be deterred. "So daddy's books are really messed up. He's spent waaaay too much money on this project. I really don't see why you guys needed all this expensive equipment. It just sits there. Say does Luigi have any old shoes that he needs to get rid of because I'm collecting clothes for--" 15 minutes later she was still talking. Mario all but punched her in the face. She after finally tiring herself out bothering Mario stopped for a second and actually looked at where she was. "What are you doin' here Mario?"Mario sighed and said,"You remember that gorilla that loose, well it made it's way into Brooklun and trashed the place. It's still somewhere on the site, and if you haven't noticed we are all lo--" Mario didn't finish his sentence because a blood curdling scream came into his ears. He whirled around to see a giant ape standing behind him. He had a barrel in one hand and Pauline in the other.
"Marioooooo, help meeeeeeeeeeeeee!" screamed Pauline. "Go get him Jumpman!" cried the foremen. The ape turned and began to climb the beams. Up and up he climbed till he was at the top. Once there he began to jump on the beams, contorting them even more. Mario quickly rushed over to his tool box and pulled out his favorite hammer. Seeing that the ape wasn't paying attention to him, Mario slowly made his way up the beams level by level. When he had gone half way he was careless and let himself be seen by the ape. It is never a good idea to try and get between an ape and his prize. The gorilla looked around and began to toss whatever he had around him. These objects were big barrels filled with cement mix, which he lifted and threw with ease. However Mario was juggernaut to look at. Every barrel that came near Mario was either destroyed by Mario's hammer or he nimbly dodged it. Slowly Mario made his way to the top and he stood toe to toe with beast. He was awful to look at. He was dirty, brown, drooling, and had every instinct of a brainless animal. Yet someone thought it would be a good idea to put a red tie around his neck. The beast roared at Mario, almost as if to say, "Yeah go ahead see what happens." Pauline who had been put behind the ape on a raise platform was not helping what so ever. "Come on Mario help me! But don't hurt him, he's kinda cute." It would be safe to say that Mario was pretty well scared now, but he was also at his peak performance. With his hammer he began beating the a Ape on his giant arms. Blow after blow he gave, however the beast was just too powerful. Pauline turned on Mario."Oh just go, you can't do anything, You'll never amount to anything," she cried. When Mario heard this he lost his will. He went to give a final stroke but it never happened. The beast saw his chance and with a shove he pushed Mario off the ledge. Before Mario blacked out he saw the beast beating his chest and giving his version of a hearty laugh.

* * *

When Mario came to he was in a hospital bed. In the next second he realized two things. First he couldn't move, and secondly he was in pain. He looked around his room and saw his brother sitting next to him sleeping. When he heard his brother stir a little he woke up. "Oh thank goodness," cried Luigi. Mario tried to speak but he couldn't because he was in a body cast. "Don't move brother, You're gonna be there for awhile. Well you are probably wondering what happened. Well as it turned out your foreman called the cops right after Pauline got kidnapped. They had actually got there pretty quickly but they saw you already trying to take care of that stupid monkey. So they just hung around to see what was gonna happen. The second you got knocked off they hit the gorilla with a tranquilizer dart and he fell on top of you. Which is pretty much why you got hurt as much as you did. Sigh you've been in a coma for three weeks. Although it hasn't been all terrible. Pauline was nice enough to set us up in a nice litt place on Dean Street. She's been really nice" Luigi got really silent for a second. Mario could basically guess what the next words were going to be. "Mario, I'm gonna say something that's going to hurt but it needs to be said. Pauline had an affair while you were in a coma. Wait there's more, it was sorta, kinda, with me, Now don't get excited you are in a lot of pain, but I called it off after I found out she had a real weird animal fetish. Yea I know weird huh. Anyway I'm really sorry, and I hope you can forgive me. Man wait till you see the place we are living now. Right above an awesome bar called Freddy's. It'll be fantastic. Alright I'm gonna go now. I have some things to take care of. But if you need anything call me. I love you man, don't ever do that to me again." Mario wished that he was still in his coma after that terrible pep talk. Luckily a nurse came in and pumped some painkillers in him. One thing he knew was that it would be a long time before Jumpman would be back in action.

Current Mood: drained
Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
11:15 am
[vovat]
Mushroom Kingdom Geography
Since it's relevant to the community, I thought I would provide a link to my post on locations in the Mario series.
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
7:41 pm
[vovat]
Remember the Super Mario Bros. 3 cartoon?
I recently got the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 DVD set, and I have some episode reviews here. More will be coming soon.
Saturday, September 27th, 2008
9:12 am
[vovat]
Toys for Toads
I stopped by Hall of Heroes in the mall the other day, and they had quite a few cool Mario toys. I ended up getting a stuffed Goomba, and Yoshi and Bullet Bill action figures. There's apparently also a Bob-omb and a Para-Goomba in the figure series, but that particular store didn't have either of those. I always appreciate it when they have more minor characters (or character types) in addition to the big guys.
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
8:02 pm
[stellvya]
Shakespeare and Super Mario Bros.
Alright, some weird stuff about Mario and Luigi..
While browsing the internet I stumbled upon a homepage, well, I'll simply post it, I don't feel like explaining it: http://wheresdezzer.googlepages.com/luigism64=no
It mentions that Luigi was playing Tybalt in the 1996 version of Rome and Juliet. And me and a friend couldn't leave that statement uncommented..

A (07:56 PM) :
But Tybalt can’t be Luigi
A (07:56 PM) :
If he was he wouldn’t have died, he would have eaten a mushroom
A (07:56 PM) :
Or restarted the level
B (07:57 PM) :
That wasn’t possible because Mercutio is the candyman, so no mushrooms for Luigi/Tybalt
A (07:57 PM) :
Damn
A (07:57 PM) :
So Mercutio ate it all!
A (07:58 PM) :
Wait.. That means Mercutio must be Mario?!
A (07:58 PM) :
But he was in Mario 64 at that time..
A (07:58 PM) :
And why should Luigi/Tybalt kill his brother Mario/Mercutio?!
B (07:59 PM) :
Ehm ebcause of the mushrooms?
B (07:59 PM) :
Mario/Mercutio had the monopol
B (07:59 PM) :
!!!!
B (07:59 PM) :
And Luigi/Tybalt wanted to have a chance to become a great candyman as well!
A (08:00 PM) :
Makes sense..
B (08:00 PM) :
You see I’m explaining the world again :D


So.. Luigi = Tybalt and Mario = Mercutio.. Yeah, I know, I'm a weirdo xP

Current Mood: giggly
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
3:40 pm
[vovat]
Hey, paisanos!
Has anyone here seen the Super Mario Bros. Super Show DVD's yet? I got the first set for my birthday, and there's another one already out. I wrote an entry detailing my thoughts on the set and the show in general, which you can read here, if you're interested.

Current Mood: blah
Wednesday, July 19th, 2006
10:11 am
[pushpulltoad]
i know this has nothing to do with nintendo, but i just want to know if anyone has gaiaonline.com,because when i want to visit the towns it doesnt let me in, anyone know why?
Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
8:52 am
[pushpulltoad]
whats better, the new super mario bros, or mario kart ds?
Tuesday, March 7th, 2006
1:48 pm
[midgetmogget]
L33t-sp33king Hammer Bros!
Wahay!

Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time.

As is my usual status, I am stuck. The egg creature - sunnycide? Terrible. I'm guessing that the way to defeat is the smash eggs, but I don't know how to use them.

Help! Thankyou.
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
11:59 pm
[aikasumi]
Hello all! I am wondering, how many of you have played Mario and Luigi: Partners in Time? I thought it was a really fun game, although I am still wondering which I liked better this one or Superstar Saga. Well, I was just wondering what others thought of this game, and how they would compare it to Superstar Saga. Thanks!
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006
12:19 am
[viva_death]


Ok so sorry for the x-posting of this in a nonselling lj but I thought you guys might like this. This post is actually for my super DIY gamer boyfriend thexhangedxman who got really inspired to make a bunch of retro gaming clocks.
What time was it in 1988?Collapse )
Monday, September 26th, 2005
1:43 pm
[papercut_phobia]


If this is really coming out, I'm quite excited.

Current Mood: bored
12:44 am
[indianajones528]
Saturday, September 17th, 2005
4:38 pm
[burnbeneathyou]
Hey, I'm new to this community. Firstly, I obviously love Mario and Luigi. I've been playing Super Mario games ever since I could pick up a controller. I have something to ask all of you though.

I have to write a paper comparing a fictional character to epic heroes. I've decided to pick Mario, and even though I thought it would be kind of easy, it's become very hard.

So, I was wondering if some of you could give me your advice on what you think Mario has in common with the characteristics of an epic hero. It would be greatly appreciated!
Friday, September 9th, 2005
12:51 am
[mikeyfish]
Alright, well, now there IS a rule about posting ads for communities not related to Mario And Luigi, and rating communities, even IF they involve Mario & Luigi (weirdos), will also not be allowed.

So, to make this post friendlier, in case anyone doesn't know, Mario, Luigi, and Peach will all be playable characters in the Gamecube version of SSX On Tour, the fourth edition of the terrific snowboarding franchise. The Gamecube version also includes an exclusive Mario-centric level, Nintendo Village. A couple of screens stolen from IGN are right here:Collapse )
Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
10:32 pm
[tbird_lizzy]
What do you think?
Hello, everyone!

Sorry to cut in but I'm a huge Mario Bros. fan and am so excited to see multiple groups in LJ popping up about them! I'm cross-posting this in other Bros. communities, but I am seriously considering beginning a Mario themed journal RP and, before I embark, wanted to see just how many people would be interested in joining something like that!

If you have never seen a LJ-journal community, I'd be creating a sort of role-play where you could try out for a Mario character and, if accepted as that character's player, create a public LJ for them. Of course there are more details involved, but basically it's just a big role-play where we all work and play together to make a story work! ^_^

As I said, I'm still thinking on this but let me know if you're interested! If so, I'll get working on that! :D Thanks so much!

Current Mood: curious
Friday, August 5th, 2005
12:26 pm
[mutt182]
x-posted to one other place.
Hey there, I'm new to the community. The only games I like are the Mario and Sonic games, and I don't like any of the 3-D ones so nothing past the SNES or Megadrive I'm afraid(but I NEVER get bored of them lol)!

Anyway I wondered could anybody put me out of my misery and tell me, is there a secret level on the "Mario Zone" of Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins? and if so, where?! Thanks!
Friday, May 20th, 2005
7:33 pm
[pooshminky]
Question about a game.
When I was in 5th grade (that means it was 8 years ago about) I had a friend give me a game and I swear it was a Mario/Luigi game. Not sure the platform, but I assume SNES. I thought the name had Luigi in it, but I'm not sure. I think the premise was that Luigi was kidnapped, but it could have been another character. The game involved going back in time and going around to all these different places to find the missing person. I specifically remember going to Thomas Edison's house, and getting clues while learning about how he invented various things. Very Carmen Sandiago like, but this was more fun. Maybe I'm crazy and it wasn't a Mario game, but if anyone thinks I'm not crazy, please clue me in! This is driving me nuts.

Current Mood: curious
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