From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism

Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom

I was around 8 years old when I got my first Nintendo.  Original Nintendo, thank you very much.  (And I still have it.)  Like most people who played the original console, I spent a lot of hours playing Mario Bros.  Down the years, as new consoles that were super and 64 bit and cube-shaped and whateverall came out, I’ve kept a special place in my heart for Mario and Luigi’s neverending quest to kick Bowser’s shelled ass.

So it’s no surprise that I’m totally into this video: Rise of the Mushroom Kingdom

A cleverly put together Flash movie that uses elements from Mario Bros. games to show what happens when small dinosaurs and mushroom people stop being polite, and start go to kick Bowser’s ass en masse, instead of sending just one guy at a time.  Smart!  View this stunning epic in two parts:

To find more of this saga, visit YouTube.

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