tanooki suit

Yeah, you’re reading that headline correctly people. This past weekend Nintendo released Super Mario 3D Land, the latest edition of the Mario franchise for the Nintendo 3DS. In the game, Mario can suit-up in many different ways to defeat all kinds of little creatures. One suit however, has PETA pissed.

According to PETA the Tanooki suit, which grants him the plumber the ability to glide in the air after jumping, is sending the wrong message to gamers.

“Tanooki may be just a ‘suit’ in Mario games, but in real life, tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur,” according the the PETA Mario Kills Tanooki website. “By wearing Tanooki, Mario is sending the message that it’s OK to wear fur.”

Showing their disgust for Mario’s animal wearing ways, PETA created Super Tanooki Skin 2D, in which you play as the Tanuki. The goal of  which is to chase after the plumber and get your skin back. It’s actually a pretty fun side scroller.

Now we here at Nerd Bastards would never advocate wearing the fur of animals, but it’s a game people. The Tanooki suit isn’t made of fur, it’s made of pixels and it looks more like something made for a furry convention, a far cry from the creatures the group is defending.

PETA’s heart is in the right place, but how about going after actual causes where real people are involved. Not plumbers trying to nail a princess.

Via: Kotaku


Mario Is NOT A Furry, He’s A Plumber

A typical day in Mario’s life isn’t easy, saving the princess, battling the koopas, and so forth. Over the decades he has built himself a respectable wardrobe. Actually, come to think of it… they’re almost all animal costumes. *backs slowly away* Is…is he a furry? Craps, I used to be able to see Mario with racoon ears and not think anything unusual about it.

Maybe this is why Peach is always “in another castle”.

Mario is just a plumber in a raccoon costume, not a furry that’s down to D.T.Y. Luigi on the other hand, that dudes a freak!

Via: Dorkly

I’m known for having way more clothes than any human should possess; I’m a girl, after all, but my outfit gluttony is bad even for my gender. I had no idea Mario had such a fine walk-in closet, though. I mean, I knew he’s worn a number of plumber uniform variations and frog suits over the years, but when they’re all neatly organized on pegs like in the image below, it brings it all home. And, you know, kind of makes me jealous. Take a peek into Mario’s closet below:

Thanks once again to our dear friend NerdSalad for posting this!