Related to previous post: If you see anyone from Canada playing online as an Eario Mii over the next few days, it’s probably me.
Is it weird to have pangs of nostalgia for a game that’s only seven years old? Because I’ve been playing Mario Kart 8 (username’s Woods-of-Mal if you want to race) as Rosalina and I am feeling the nostalgia for Galaxy something fierce. Hell, I don’t even remember that much about Galaxy because I only played it once when the game came out (remember when rental places were a thing?) and haven’t so much as looked at a copy since, nor did I ever play Galaxy 2. Should I take this as a sign that I should start scouring stores for the Galaxy franchise to quell this or should I just pick a different racer?
Motherfuckers think I’m joking.
Man, I’ll risk the Guardians spoilers to make a post about Brawl in the Family. It’s too important not to. Approximately five years ago, on a forum I can’t even remember the name of, I peaked my head into a thread about something called Brawl in the Family and followed the link inside. What I saw on the other end blew me away.
Listening to that incredible song on repeat, I binged my way through all 199 comics in a single sitting, staying up well beyond my usual bedtime. I fell in love with the humour, the art, and the comic’s interpretations of some of my favourite characters. Heck, I didn’t even like Waluigi, but Brawl in the Family’s utterly manic take on the character made me fall in love with him.
That night is one I’m never going to forget because of how the strip’s style managed to worm its way into my heart and my humour style. After that night, I knew I needed to follow the comic. It was too brilliant not to. And that’s exactly what I did. Through ups and downs, I’d always make sure to check the site every Tuesday and Friday morninng before heading off to school and, in later years, whatever else was on tap for the day.
And let me tell you, Brawl in the Family with its squeaky-clean humour helped me get through some hardcore bad times. No matter how rough things got though, it was always there without fail waiting to give me a laugh. And, when things got rough for Matthew before comic 400, I returned the favour with a silly get well soon comic in the style of the classic “Kirby eats something” gags of early Brawl in the Family. In fact, I think I still have his response email pinned at the top of my inbox.
But listen to me, I’m rambling. I guess that’s what you do when something like this happens. There’s just too much to say and I’m not good enough with words to say it all. I guess I’ll just close it by saying thank you for everything. I wish it didn’t have to end, but I’m not going to begrudge anyone for the choice to cap off the gang’s adventures.
And you know, before this is all over, I’m sure I’ll make a thread about Brawl in the Family on a forum I won’t be able to remember the name of in five years time using the exact same words I once read. Telling someone just like me to “settle down to some Brawl in the Family.”
"Thanks for the memories
Keep your eye out for me
Maybe one day soon
We’ll meet again…”
ConBravo was fun. Got StreetPasses for days just walking around with my 3DS and grabbed a copy of Metroid Prime in the dealer’s room, officially marking my long overdue entrance into the franchise. Pat was really cool and funny in real life. We talked a lot about old school survival horror vs. current indie horror and that was a lot of fun.
So, with this post, I’d normally say that I’m back, but I’ve actually got to peace out again. Early screenings have started for Guardians of the Galaxy and I need to get off the internet so I don’t get spoiled like I did for Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I’ll be back next Saturday (hard to believe it’s almost been a year since the Comic-Con footage leaked and I expressed doubt that I’d be able to make the wait) with my thoughts on the movie. Until then, I’ve got some posts staggered for the next nine days. Some are Guardians, others are not. Until then, see you later!
Back in February, I figured “Hey, the Best Friends are doing a Nuzlocke. Maybe this is the push I’ve been needing to finally do one of my own.” So I decided to begin the challenge and, after much grinding, more losses than I’d care to admit, and an exorbitant amount of time spent trying to come up with nicknames that reference things, I’ve finally made it to the Elite Four. Should be interesting to see how the last leg of the journey goes.
In order, Pokémon are named for Radical Edward of Cowboy Bebop, Pat of Two Best Friends Play, Otachi of Pacific Rim, Mayday Parker of Spider-Girl, Rarity of My Little Pony, and that one girl from that one thing we’re all sick to death of.