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"Princess Peach" by Masao
Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.
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"Princess Peach" by Masao

Let’s all go into the weekend in this spirit: stretched out on a cushion, just playing whatever makes us happy, whether it’s Fire Emblem or Mega Man 2 – oh yeah, Mega Man 2’s out on eShop this week! – or something from the backlog.

BUY New Super Mario Bros. 2, New Super Mario Bros. U
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"Dash Princess" shirt by Dan Dussault, now available on Meatbun, along with some new tees by Mare Odomo (crazy cute design), Cory Schmitz, and Patrick Gerrity.

Meatbun’s description for the art, which looks modeled after a film poster for a Mario Kart hot rod movie:

"In some darker alternate reality, Peach is the queen of the asphalt, leader of a gang of street tough Toads… and mortal enemy of Bowser’s bikers."

The listing also says this is “safe for family functions,” but some of the princess depictions here seem risque..

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See also: More Princess Peach posts
"To Help You On Your Way" by Grenade In Mouth.
See also: Princess Peach’s bare foot wallpaper
[Via Grenade In Mouth]

"To Help You On Your Way" by Grenade In Mouth.

See also: Princess Peach’s bare foot wallpaper

[Via Grenade In Mouth]

Crocheted Tanooki Mario (with a leaf power-up pin!), Luigi, and Princess Peach by Michelle Rheaume.

You can purchase one of these cute toys, as well as patterns to make your own, from Michelle’s Etsy site.

See also: More crocheted video game stuff

Princess Peach’s bare foot wallpaper by Skillustrate.
Peach’s face looks a bit jacked up in this piece, but I presume that the Nintendo fanboys/foot fetishists who slap this onto their desktops won’t mind.
Skillustrate created alternate versions for the Mario series’ other “swap palette princessess,” which Auntie Pixelante insightfully called out as demonstrating that “all Peach and Daisy are is hair colors”:

Oh man, remember this terrible “art” I linked seven months ago of Krang (Yes, that Krang. What other Krang would I be takling about?) licking and tickling Daisy’s feet? Yeah, it hasn’t gotten any less disturbing since then.
See also: On Princess Toadstool’s hair color
[Via Anna Anthropy’s Twitter]

Princess Peach’s bare foot wallpaper by Skillustrate.

Peach’s face looks a bit jacked up in this piece, but I presume that the Nintendo fanboys/foot fetishists who slap this onto their desktops won’t mind.

Skillustrate created alternate versions for the Mario series’ other “swap palette princessess,” which Auntie Pixelante insightfully called out as demonstrating that “all Peach and Daisy are is hair colors”:

Oh man, remember this terrible “art” I linked seven months ago of Krang (Yes, that Krang. What other Krang would I be takling about?) licking and tickling Daisy’s feet? Yeah, it hasn’t gotten any less disturbing since then.

See also: On Princess Toadstool’s hair color

[Via Anna Anthropy’s Twitter]

There was a time — those of us who are growing up with videogames as a given may not realize this — when the minute details of the appearance and identity of the characters who inhabit our videogames were not etched out and trademarked, and each of us had room to fill in the ambiguities between a character’s pixels …

This is part of the reason why the cast of the ‘8-bit era’ resonates so much with us: because we define them, much more so than the talking, hyper-detailed characters of so many contemporary games.

— Game designer Anna Anthropy (or Auntie Pixelante, of Mighty Jill Off fame) mulling over Princess Toadstool’s (or Princess Peach’s) hair color and the value of ambiguity with 8-bit character designs.

Scott McCloud sort of talks about the latter topic in his book Understanding Comics, arguing that the less specific a character/face is, the more the reader (or the player, in this case) can project themselves into that character.

The geekiest shirt you will see all day — and maybe even all year.
[new to me! via Crafty Crafty]

The geekiest shirt you will see all day — and maybe even all year.

[new to me! via Crafty Crafty]