After a month-long hiatus, I've decided to return to Fantendo with decreased activity. I left in August owing to frustrations with drama. Though I was involved in the drama, it wasn't the specific argument that bothered me. It was the fact that users of the site, myself included, had been resorting to toxic behavior so frequently.
Based on my lurking, drama persists on Fantendo. I'm returning in spite of that for the following reasons:
- Decreased activity will hopefully allow me to observe drama from a distance, and ask a moderator to defuse situations early on without engaging myself. In turn, this would help better the site and its social climate.
- My current main device is a computer with Internet restrictions. Of the sites I've been using m…
e: was hoping to get some civil discussion out of this but clearly not, that much became evident from the first three comments on the blog.
i bet those of you who hate me have been wondering this for a long time: why am i still on the wiki if i have so many problems with it? well, it's simple. i wanted to fulfill what i came here to do: share game ideas with the kinds of people who'd understand why you would want to share game ideas. everyone in my life thought my drawings of mario level ideas were a waste of time, but i started getting into game design and i found this wiki, and… you didn't care either.
from the beginning it was about fitting into the community. i didn't. i still don't. i probably never will. i won't understand anyone who c…Read more >
Runouw's criminally underappreciated Flash game Super Mario 63 is an old fangame that still holds up surprisingly well today. I partially say this because I literally 100% completed the story mode today. Yes, there are plenty of issues such as dated writing, strange level design choices, difficulty spikes, and the same few enemies camping you with threats of ridiculous knockback at every turn. But truly impressive Flash fangames can be hard to come by, and I want to give this one plenty of credit for its successes.
Super Mario 63 is a fusion of various 3D Mario elements on a 2D plane, and this is reflected in Mario's abilities. His moves draw influence from all prior 3D games, which is best exemplified in the four major actions with dedicated k…Read more >
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